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When the first batch of Copilot+ PCs release to retail next week (they're already up for preorder), they'll be missing a key AI feature that Microsoft remains bullish on—Recall, which aims to make it easier for users to retrace their steps by taking snapshots every five seconds. While the intent of this functionality... Read more...
Microsoft is breaking the news to its Copilot Pro users that the tech giant will end support for Copilot’s Custom GPT Builder next month. The company added that if anyone has used the GPT Builder, they will need to remove their data by July 14. The news comes on the heels of Microsoft coming under fire after... Read more...
In a wide-ranging interview with IGN, Xbox CEO Phil Spencer discussed several aspects of the business, including teasing the possibility of a PC gaming handheld without fully coming out and confirming a release. This isn’t the first time Spencer has mentioned these devices, and it’s clear that he’s a fan of the form... Read more...
This November will mark four years since Microsoft introduced its latest-generation Xbox Series X|S game consoles. Now as we head into this year's holiday season, Microsoft is expanding its console family with a trio of new SKUs that add more storage and color options to the fray, including an Xbox Series X Galaxy... Read more...
Microsoft is somewhat pulling in the reins on its Recall feature, which is a key part of the company's Copilot+ initiative for next-gen PCs (starting with Snapdragon X Elite/Plus systems). In theory, Recall is supposed to make life easier for users by helping to find things by continually taking snapshots of content... Read more...
Microsoft is bringing its own AI based super resolution technique, dubbed Automatic super resolution (Auto SR), to the masses by baking it right into Windows. Like other solutions from AMD, Intel and NVIDIA, Microsoft's solution takes a game rendered at a lower resolution and upscales it using AI-powered algorithms to... Read more...
With Computex 2024 well under way, the barrage of AI-themed technology products continues to come at a rapid pace. ASUS is no stranger to both gaming and productivity laptops, which are key markets for the new push into AI. Microsoft recently announced a series of new Copilot+ PCs, such as the Surface Pro, to reign in... Read more...
Xbox finally confirmed that the newest entry from the Call of Duty franchise, Call of Duty: Black Ops 6, will in fact be coming to Game Pass on day one. Prior to this announcement there had been several rumors discussing the possibility of Xbox withholding the game from Game Pass, and instead opting for a traditional... Read more...
While Scarlett Johansson’s voice is off limits, creating an AI voice assistant that sounds like the user is not. Truecaller has partnered with Microsoft to bring a new Personal Voice technology from Microsoft Azure AI Speech to an individual’s voicemail. Truecaller’s AI Assistant was first introduced in late 2022... Read more...
Microsoft is looking to properly kick off the AI in PC era with its Copilot+ PC initiative the company is debuting at this year’s Microsoft Build conference, and Qualcomm will play a big role in the rollout. Qualcomm will be working with several hardware OEM manufacturers including Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP, Lenovo... Read more...
Now that Google I/O is in the rear view mirror for 2024, it's time for the next big event by another tech juggernaut—Microsoft Build, which is both an in-person (Seattle, Washington) and online affair. Assuming you can't or otherwise don't plan on attending the multi-day event in Seattle, you can catch the keynote and... Read more...
Xbox, in collaboration with partner Byowave, has radically upgraded the accessibility of its consoles with the Proteus controller for disabled gamers. The controller is a modular adaptive kit that provides disabled gamers the ability to build a controller in a way that works for them. Whatever you can say about... Read more...
Windows insiders should already have received Preview Build 22635.3570, which includes a number of changes and new features. Among these are the ability to duplicate a tab in File Explorer, a pause for Copilot releases pending further refinements, and a fix for an issue where "Global.WindowsMigration" shows up in the... Read more...
In a surprising move, Microsoft's Xbox division is closing several Bethesda studios, with Xbox Game Studios head Matt Booty stating that these moves are based on a “reprioritization of titles and resources.” The affected studios include Arkane Austin, Tango Gameworks, and Alpha Dog Games. Meanwhile, Roundhouse studios... Read more...
Earlier this month, Microsoft discovered a vulnerability pattern in Android applications that could enable overwriting files and allow remote code execution. This issue that could be leveraged by attackers has also been seen in the wild with several applications, but organizations have seemingly been quick to rectify... Read more...
With AI becoming more powerful, seemingly by the day, many worry that it could be used by a government agency to keep track of them. Well, at least one AI facial recognition tool has been banned for use by police departments in the United States, as well as law enforcement agencies globally, to detect and identify... Read more...
The Fallout universe has seen a lot of growth in popularity as of late, with the Fallout TV show driving fans to the game series. However, you would be hard-pressed to watch the show or play the games at work, at least if you want to remain employed. Thankfully, there is a way around that, allowing you to perhaps get... Read more...
Microsoft has begun updating all user’s PCs to start receiving the annoying ads in the Start menu people have been dreading. Fortunately, there is a way to get rid of them. Ads in the Start menu became a conversation earlier this month when they began popping up for Windows Insiders. Surprisingly, the update... Read more...
The rumor mill is churning about possible talks going on between Sony and Microsoft about potentially bringing Helldivers 2 to the Xbox platform. While some fans are hesitant about the rumor being true, others are excited about the possibility. One thing that holds true in the gaming industry is that rumors will... Read more...
Microsoft is showing off its AI chops with a new demo of its VASA-1, making Mona Lisa spit out rhymes like a rap star. The new framework is used for generating lifelike talking faces of virtual characters with visual affective skills (VAS). The fear of AI being used to make deep fakes of people may have just gotten... Read more...
Working subtle advertisements into products seems to be the way of the future, with platforms like Discord testing the ad waters now as well. However, Microsoft has been well ahead of the curve and has been toying with the idea for quite some time for some of its software products. Now, the Redmond-based company is... Read more...
Blizzard Entertainment titles are making their way back into the Chinese market this summer thanks to a new partnership between Microsoft Gaming and NetEase. It took a little over a year for this deal to come together but, World of Warcraft, Hearthstone, Overwatch, Diablo, and several others will once again be... Read more...
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