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  • Microsoft Talking to Sony About Cross-Play

    Wed, 17 Jan 2018 01:30:36 GMT

    Microsoft Talking to Sony About Cross-Play
    Following the announcement of several games featuring cross-play between PCs and consoles, excluding the PlayStation 4, at E3 2017, a Microsoft executive has explained that they and Sony are in ongoing discussions about making cross-network play a reality
  • World of Tanks Rolls Out Console-Exclusive Solo Campaigns

    Wed, 17 Jan 2018 01:30:36 GMT

    World of Tanks Rolls Out Console-Exclusive Solo Campaigns
    Back in the winter of 2014, Word of Tanks rolled onto the Xbox 360, inviting console gamers to partake in the series' previously PC-exclusive brand of massively multiplayer competitive armored warfare. The jump to Microsoft's platform proved so popular, X
  • Jurassic World Evolution Announced

    Wed, 17 Jan 2018 01:30:36 GMT

    Jurassic World Evolution Announced
    Microsoft revealed Jurassic World Evolution today during its Gamescom 2017 briefing. Coming in summer 2018 to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC, this park-building sim is being created by Frontier Developments, who has worked on the RollerCoaster Tycoon ser
  • We Happy Few Release Date Announced

    Wed, 17 Jan 2018 01:30:36 GMT

    We Happy Few Release Date Announced
    Compulsion Games has partnered with Gearbox Publishing to launch We Happy Few on April 13, 2018. In addition to the previously announced Xbox One and PC releases, a PS4 version will also launch on the same day. The game will be available both digitally an
  • Spotify Reportedly Coming to Xbox One

    Wed, 17 Jan 2018 01:30:36 GMT

    Spotify Reportedly Coming to Xbox One
    It looks like you might be listening to your Spotify library on your Xbox One before long. A screenshot of Microsoft's Larry Hryb (aka Major Nelson) reportedly testing a Spotify app for Xbox One surfaced earlier on Reddit this week. According to The
  • Things You Take For Granted That Were Actually Invented in Singapore

    Wed, 17 Jan 2018 01:30:36 GMT

    Things You Take For Granted That Were Actually Invented in Singapore
    Famous Singaporeans are a dime a dozen. Names like talented singer-songwriter Nathan Hartono or Joseph Schooling, namely the young man who beat Michae
  • Destiny, Halo Writer Joins Crackdown 3

    Wed, 17 Jan 2018 01:30:36 GMT


    Former Destiny and Halo writer, Jon Goff, is helping pen Microsoft's long-awaited Crackdown 3. In an interview with Paste, Goff reflected on his perspective writing for Crackdown 3 and how it's different from his past experiences: “With Crackdown, I
  • These Photos From the BET Awards Are All You Need to Feel Like You Were There

    Wed, 17 Jan 2018 01:30:36 GMT


    The BET Awards took over LA's Microsoft Theater on Sunday night, bringing out some of music's brightest names. Between an energetic performance by Bruno Mars and a powerful speech from humanitarian award recipient Chance the Rapper, it was definitely wort
  • PlayStation 4 Grabs the NPD's Top Spot for May 2017

    Wed, 17 Jan 2018 01:30:36 GMT


    Sony took its spot at the top of the NPD sales list back again, with the PlayStation 4 coming in as May 2017's best selling hardware platform. Nintendo Switch, which was the top-selling console for April 2017, was credited with being the "primary catalyst
  • The 10 Most Important Stories of E3 2017

    Wed, 17 Jan 2018 01:30:36 GMT

    The 10 Most Important Stories of E3 2017
    E3 2017 was filled with literally hundreds of games being revealed, receiving release dates, showing off stellar trailers, and displaying extended gameplay sequences. But as you can imagine, it's easy to miss something amidst the tornado of announcements.
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  • No Conspiracy: US Military Seeks Control of Your Facebook Account

    Wed, 17 Jan 2018 01:30:37 GMT

    No Conspiracy: US Military Seeks Control of Your Facebook Account
    Analysis — For years the conspiracy theorists have claimed that Facebook is a CIA front operation and that it serves as a way to track everyone in the USA.  In the most recent years, especially from the time of the 2016 Presidential electi
  • Who and What Will AI Serve? US and China Give Very Different Answers

    Wed, 17 Jan 2018 01:30:37 GMT

    Who and What Will AI Serve? US and China Give Very Different Answers
    BEIJING (Analysis) — Speaking to a group of students in September, Russian President Vladimir Putin made a bold proclamation. “Artificial intelligence is the future,” he said, stating that this is a fact “not only for Russia but fo
  • The pole-dancing robots of CES 2018: An eyewitness report

    Wed, 17 Jan 2018 01:30:37 GMT

    The pole-dancing robots of CES 2018: An eyewitness report
    On Monday, the world's largest strip club — Sapphire Gentleman's Club— became something else: The most subversive art show in Las Vegas. All week, in Vegas, the Consumer Electronics Show takes over the city. CES is the biggest tech trade show
  • Get help studying for professional certification exams with this bundle of online courses that are less than $40

    Wed, 17 Jan 2018 01:30:37 GMT

    Get help studying for professional certification exams with this bundle of online courses that are less than $40
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  • Igloo, a Jive-style enterprise collaboration platform, raises $47M

    Wed, 17 Jan 2018 01:30:37 GMT

    Igloo, a Jive-style enterprise collaboration platform, raises $47M
     The market for social media and collaboration services for enterprises — made popular by the recent, rapid growth and emergence of platforms like Slack, Facebook’s Workplace and Microsoft Teams — continues its hot streak. Today, Ig
  • How Tier 2 cloud vendors banded together to cope with Spectre and Meltdown

    Wed, 17 Jan 2018 01:30:37 GMT

    How Tier 2 cloud vendors banded together to cope with Spectre and Meltdown
     Earlier this week news broke of a pair of massive chip vulnerabilities dubbed Spectre and Meltdown (for an explainer see this post). We learned that the larger cloud vendors like Amazon, Google and Microsoft have been in touch with chip vendors
  • Be the Excel master you've always wanted to be with this bundle

    Wed, 17 Jan 2018 01:30:37 GMT

    Be the Excel master you've always wanted to be with this bundle
    Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission. Not all computer wizards build code. There are some who crunch
  • The Internet of Things now includes everything and the kitchen sink

    Wed, 17 Jan 2018 01:30:37 GMT

    The Internet of Things now includes everything and the kitchen sink
    Everything's voice-activated these days — even the kitchen sink. The Delta Faucet Company announced Friday it's developing faucets that respond to voice commands. Along with turning off and on, they'll be able to measure amounts of water for cooking
  • Those huge CPU vulnerabilities, Meltdown and Spectre, explained

    Wed, 17 Jan 2018 01:30:37 GMT

    Those huge CPU vulnerabilities, Meltdown and Spectre, explained
    By now you've probably heard. A large portion of the world's computer processors are vulnerable to at least one of two exploits that render them susceptible to hackers. But what, exactly, is going on — and what can you do to protect yourself? While
  • Here's what every Chrome user should do in the wake of #Spectre

    Wed, 17 Jan 2018 01:30:37 GMT

    Here's what every Chrome user should do in the wake of #Spectre
    The new year kicked off with a bang on Jan. 3 when security researchers revealed two major software vulnerabilities that affect, to some extent, most types of computer processors on the planet. Laptops, desktops, Chromebooks, smartphones, and enterprise m
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  • Hundreds of teens in Denmark suspected of sending child porn

    Wed, 17 Jan 2018 01:30:37 GMT

    Hundreds of teens in Denmark suspected of sending child porn
    Danish police say more than 1,000 people, mostly teenagers, face preliminary charges of distributing child pornography after sharing videos and photos on social media.
  • No Conspiracy: US Military Seeks Control of Your Facebook Account

    Wed, 17 Jan 2018 01:30:37 GMT

    No Conspiracy: US Military Seeks Control of Your Facebook Account
    Analysis — For years the conspiracy theorists have claimed that Facebook is a CIA front operation and that it serves as a way to track everyone in the USA.  In the most recent years, especially from the time of the 2016 Presidential electi
  • Who and What Will AI Serve? US and China Give Very Different Answers

    Wed, 17 Jan 2018 01:30:37 GMT

    Who and What Will AI Serve? US and China Give Very Different Answers
    BEIJING (Analysis) — Speaking to a group of students in September, Russian President Vladimir Putin made a bold proclamation. “Artificial intelligence is the future,” he said, stating that this is a fact “not only for Russia but fo
  • The pole-dancing robots of CES 2018: An eyewitness report

    Wed, 17 Jan 2018 01:30:37 GMT

    The pole-dancing robots of CES 2018: An eyewitness report
    On Monday, the world's largest strip club — Sapphire Gentleman's Club— became something else: The most subversive art show in Las Vegas. All week, in Vegas, the Consumer Electronics Show takes over the city. CES is the biggest tech trade show
  • Igloo, a Jive-style enterprise collaboration platform, raises $47M

    Wed, 17 Jan 2018 01:30:37 GMT

    Igloo, a Jive-style enterprise collaboration platform, raises $47M
     The market for social media and collaboration services for enterprises — made popular by the recent, rapid growth and emergence of platforms like Slack, Facebook’s Workplace and Microsoft Teams — continues its hot streak. Today, Ig
  • How Tier 2 cloud vendors banded together to cope with Spectre and Meltdown

    Wed, 17 Jan 2018 01:30:37 GMT

    How Tier 2 cloud vendors banded together to cope with Spectre and Meltdown
     Earlier this week news broke of a pair of massive chip vulnerabilities dubbed Spectre and Meltdown (for an explainer see this post). We learned that the larger cloud vendors like Amazon, Google and Microsoft have been in touch with chip vendors
  • Be the Excel master you've always wanted to be with this bundle

    Wed, 17 Jan 2018 01:30:37 GMT

    Be the Excel master you've always wanted to be with this bundle
    Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission. Not all computer wizards build code. There are some who crunch
  • The Internet of Things now includes everything and the kitchen sink

    Wed, 17 Jan 2018 01:30:37 GMT

    The Internet of Things now includes everything and the kitchen sink
    Everything's voice-activated these days — even the kitchen sink. The Delta Faucet Company announced Friday it's developing faucets that respond to voice commands. Along with turning off and on, they'll be able to measure amounts of water for cooking
  • Those huge CPU vulnerabilities, Meltdown and Spectre, explained

    Wed, 17 Jan 2018 01:30:37 GMT

    Those huge CPU vulnerabilities, Meltdown and Spectre, explained
    By now you've probably heard. A large portion of the world's computer processors are vulnerable to at least one of two exploits that render them susceptible to hackers. But what, exactly, is going on — and what can you do to protect yourself? While
  • This $319 thermostat has Cortana built-in

    Wed, 17 Jan 2018 01:30:37 GMT

    This $319 thermostat has Cortana built-in
     Microsoft’s in a weird spot with Cortana. The company’s smart assistant is deployed on countless PCs, by way of Windows 10, but it’s constantly playing second fiddle to the likes of Alexa, Siri and Google Assistant. That’s in
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