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Farewell, Cortana

Come the end of January, it appears the Cortana app’s getting booted to the Microsoft assistant graveyard. At least poor Clippy will have some company now.Read more...

4 hours ago from Gizmodo

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Microsoft hires ex-AG Holder to audit face-scanning firm

Microsoft is hiring former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to review its investment in a facial recognition startup that scans faces at Israeli military checkpoints.

7 hours ago from TechXplore

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Microsoft’s xCloud Streaming Service Adds 50 New Games

Microsoft sent out invites to test their Project xCloud streaming service last month. In just over a month, it has made a huge announcement.The xCloud streaming service, which is still in ...

Fri 15 Nov 19 from Ubergizmo

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Those crappy pre-installed Android apps can be full of security holes

If you’ve ever bought an Android phone, there’s a good chance you booted it up to find it pre-loaded with junk you definitely didn’t ask for. These pre-installed apps can be ...

Fri 15 Nov 19 from TechCrunch

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Star Wars crossover adds imperial stormtrooper to Fortnite

Epic Games is the king of crossovers and Fortnite is its promotional platform of choice. Case in point – the developer has launched a Star Wars-themed event to coincide with the launch of EA’s ...

Fri 15 Nov 19 from Techspot

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10 relaxing games on Apple Arcade that will help you chill out - CNET

These easygoing games are perfect to take your mind off day-to-day stresses for a little while.

17 hours ago from CNET

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New From GitHub Universe

GitHub Universe, its annual user event, took place this week. Here is a round up of its notable announcements inclding the launch of GitHub SecurityLab which  aims to bring together security ...

Fri 15 Nov 19 from iProgrammer

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First major video game to feature a transgender lead character announced by Microsoft Xbox

DONTNOD say they have worked closely alongside Microsoft and the LGBTQ organization GLAAD in shaping Tyler as an authentic representation of the trans experience and a genuine character.

Fri 15 Nov 19 from Daily Mail

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Microsoft’s X019 argument: As Xbox One gets out, it’s easier than ever to get in

In Xbox One's last year, the console is making one last attempt to get people within its ecosystem.

Thu 14 Nov 19 from The Washington Post

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Rare's next Xbox game is pure 'Princess Mononoke'

If Sea of Thieves isn't your bag, how about a sumptuous cel-shaded game from Rare that looks like a lost Miyazaki film? The Microsoft studio announced Everwild today during the ...

Thu 14 Nov 19 from Engadget

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