Xbox Live may soon have voice filters that limit ‘toxicity’

Microsoft has unveiled a new text-based filter to root out toxic messages on Xbox Live and revealed that it is working on a similar system for blocking actual voices. The first system, revealed in a blog post from Xbox Monday, will scan text-based messages on Xbox Live and block specific content based on a users […]

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What are the best MacBook Pro alternatives?

Want a premium and powerful yet small and light laptop that isnt an Apple product? Here are the best 13in alternatives It used to be that if you wanted a premium, powerful but relatively small and light laptop, there werent many good options apart from Apples MacBook Pro. These days that certainly isnt the case […]

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‘Fontgate’: Microsoft, Wikipedia and the scandal threatening the Pakistani PM

Court finds Nawaz Sharifs daughter in 2006 disclosed link to firm named in Panama Papers, but disclosure was typed in font not available until 2007 The date of the public release of Microsofts Calibri font has become an unlikely factor in an alleged corruption scandal in Pakistan. #helvetica July 13, 2017 Pakistani media and opposition […]

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Xbox One X: Microsoft reveals most powerful and expensive console in the world

New console, previously known as Project Scorpio, will challenge Sonys PlayStation 4 Pro Microsofts new Xbox model is named Xbox One X, and itll ship on 7 November with a $499/449 price tag, the company has revealed. The final name of the machine, previously known as Project Scorpio, reflects the title of the tweaked Xbox […]

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Rise of the machines: who is the internet of things good for?

The long read: Interconnected technology is now an inescapable reality ordering our shopping, monitoring our cities and sucking up vast amounts of data along the way. The promise is that it will benefit us all but how can it? In San Francisco, a young engineer hopes to optimise his life through sensors that track his […]

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Microsoft unveils Surface Studio in bid for creative professionals

The $3,000 computer is marketed to professionals as Microsoft shifts focus to technology that enables profound creation Microsoft is getting artsy. The tech giant unveiled tools for artists and designers on Tuesday in Manhattan, including a smartphone app that allows users to scan 3D images of everyday objects and move them around in virtual or […]

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Microsoft Surface irks NFL coaches and stars: ‘I’m done with tablets’

Teams use the tablet under a $400m deal but the publicity hasnt all been positive as Bill Belichick and others vent their frustrations Microsoft might pay the NFL $400m to use its tablets, but that doesnt stop players, coaches and announcers from complaining about the devices. Last week, the New England Patriots head coach, Bill […]

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How would Salesforce, Google and Disney benefit from buying Twitter?

Each rumored sale would have advantages except ABC News-owner Disney, which poses the risk of causing competitors to refrain from using the platform Twitter is being sold to Microsoft. No, Alphabet. The troubled, often controversial microblogging service is suddenly the prettiest tech company at the dance, with suitors clandestinely announced through media outlets including Bloomberg […]

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Windows 10 updates are now ruining pro-gaming streams

Forcing a gaming PC to update mid-game during a livestream to up to 130,000 followers isnt best advert for the software Perhaps theres nothing more annoying than going in for the kill to suddenly be automatically install midway through a forecast, Windows 10 is starting to wreak havoc with gamers. Ex-professional Counter Strike player turned […]

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