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Microsoft HoloLens NASA

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NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory has just released a new virtual Mars visit videothat shows an unreleased Microsoft HoloLens headset, possibly the HoloLens 2, featuring a redesigned visor, single adjustable band, and a slightly concealed Kinect sensor that isn’t as visible at the front. The company is currently working on a second-generation HoloLens headset, codenamed Sydney. Continue reading for another video and more information.

Project xCloud

Microsoft’s Xbox gaming division has big plans for life beyond consoles, and it’s called Project xCloud. Simply put, Xbox One components will be installed in server datacenters worldwide, enabling Xbox games to be played “on any device,” with current internal testing being carried out on mobile phones and tablets using an Xbox Wireless Controller. That’s not all, a touch input overlay is currently in development. Continue reading for another video and more information.

Microsoft Surface Pro 6

Microsoft officially unveiled today the new Surface Pro 6, which now comes in a matte black finish with Intel’s 8th-generation quad-core processors and improved cooling, making it 67% faster than its predecessor. This 1.3-pound hybrid device is good for 13.5 hours of use when the battery is fully charged, and features a 12.3-inch display as well as up to 16GB of RAM. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

Boring Company Xbox

The Boring Company is hard at work digging a trench at SpaceX’s Hawthorne, CA headquarters, and a company representative showed off one new way to operate its massive boring machines: an Xbox controller. Work has also begun underneath Highway 405 in Los Angeles, while approval has been given to start digging in Washington DC and Chicago. Continue reading for another video and more information.

Blue Screen Something Happened

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Most Microsoft Windows users have experienced the Blue Screen of Death (also known as BSOD) at least once, since it’s an error screen displayed when the operating system reaches a condition where it can no longer operate safely, but did you know that BSoDs have been present in Windows NT 3.1? They can be caused by poorly written device drivers or malfunctioning hardware, such as faulty memory, power supply issues, overheating of components, or hardware running beyond its specification limits. Continue reading for more strange things that Windows users could possibly relate to.

Halo Fireteam Raven Arcade Game

Most gamers have either played a Halo game, or at the very least, heard of the franchise, but Halo: Fireteam Raven takes the characters to the next level. This cooperative arcade sci-fi shooting game from arcade legends Raw Thrills and Play Mechanix is set in the timeframe of Halo: Combat Evolved, and hot-drops players feet first into the boots of Fireteam Raven – a group of elite Orbital Drop Shock Troopers (ODST) on the surface of Alpha Halo fighting alongside the Master Chief and the rest of the UNSC as they try desperately to prevent the alien Covenant alliance from taking control of the ancient superweapon – Halo. Continue reading for a full playthrough video and more information.

Microsoft Surface Go

Priced from $399, the Microsoft Surface Go is the cheapest, smallest and lightest model yet in the company’s lineup. The base model features an Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y processor, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of eMMC storage, and up to 9-hours of battery life on a full charge. Microsoft also updated the display to a high-resolution PixelSense panel that supports the Surface Pen with 4096 levels of pressure sensitivity, low pen parallax, low latency, and precision. Continue reading for three hands-on videos and more information.

Microsoft Andromedia Dual-Screen

Photo credit: David Breyer

Apparently, Microsoft has been working on a portable, dual-screen computing device for years, and the prototype looks almost exactly like the concept David Breyer created (above). Well, the designer has just released a new set of images, and one of them shows what the Andromedia Concept would look like as a portable Xbox console – the bottom half would be the joypad, while the top is used as the display. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

Original Xbox Prototype

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There’s one more reason to visit Microsoft’s new Visitor Center in Redmond, Washington, and that’s to see the original X-shaped Xbox prototype that Bill Gates showcased on stage at GDC 2000. According to Dean Takahashi’s Opening the Xbox, it cost around $18,000 to make because the case itself was milled from a solid block of aluminum. Click here for the first image in today’s viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one where a person interviews Pepper, the humanoid robot.