As most already know, the Microsoft Surface Duo is an upcoming dual-screen Android smartphone with a folio design. It features two 5.6-inch displays that can be used in various configurations (“postures”), including a laptop-like form where a Bluetooth keyboard is attached to the bottom screen. A newly leaked video shows off one new feature called “Peek” that is exactly as it sounds, the ability to view notifications without fully opening up the device. Read more for the teaser video and additional information.
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StarCraft fans rejoice! This unreleased military science fiction stealth-action video game previously under development by Blizzard Entertainment, but several delays in development caused the developers to move back the release date and the game has not yet materialized, that is until…today. Apparently, this leaked footage is from an Xbox dev kit and grabbed from a modded Xbox 360. Read more for the clip and additional information.
Microsoft has been known to create their own special Xbox One designs, but this time, they’ve teamed up with Nike for a console boasting a custom red finish, complete with the iconic Jordan elephant print and matching red Jumpman controller. The design was inspired by the new Air Jordan III Retro Unite sneaker, which is set for release during the NBA All-Star weekend in Chicago. Read more for an unboxing video and additional information.
Microsoft previously said that its dual-screen Android phone ‘Surface Duo’ is coming Holiday 2020, but the device may launch sooner than later, as more employees in the US and Canada have received prototype units. Twitter user Israel Rodriguez just so happened to catch a Microsoft employee using the Surface Duo in the wild during a trip on Vancouver’s public transit system. Read more for the video and additional information.
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has just commissioned a SINOT Aqua, the world’s first hydrogen-powered superyacht, which is reported to be worth $644 million. Measuring 112-meters long, it will be fully powered by liquid hydrogen, with its only product being water, complete with five luxurious decks. It has a reported top speed of 20 mph and it can travel nearly 3,750 nautical miles before needing to be refueled. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Microsoft’s Windows 95 is the successor to Windows 3.1x and was released to manufacturing on August 15, 1995, and hit stores on August 24, 1995. It boasted an updated graphical user interface (GUI), complete with simplified “plug-and-play” features. Three years later, it was succeeded by Windows 98, but for anyone who has wondered just what this operating system would look like on a smartphone, this should answer that question. Read more for a video and additional information.
Singer, songwriter, producer, and Icelandic artist Björk teamed up with New York’s Sister City hotel as well as Microsoft to create Kórsafn, an AI-powered composition that builds on the generative soundscape concept. In other words, this is a living and evolving soundscape, thanks to Microsoft AI, while the images in the installation are powered by a camera perched on the roof of Sister City. Read more for a video and additional information.
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We’re still many months away from the launch of Microsof’t Xbox Series X, but leaked images of a prototype console have already surfaced on Twitter. From what’s visible, we can see an optical audio port, two USB-A ports, Ethernet, power, a single HDMI port, a rectangular slot for diagnostic reporting and lots of vents. Read more for a video render based on this leak and additional information.
Microsoft’s 3500 Wireless Mobile Mouse is great for anyone on-the-go, and it’s being offered for just $9.99, this weekend only, originally $29.95. When it’s time to get going, you’ll hardly notice the tiny Nano Transceiver, so you can keep it plugged into your computer’s USB port, or tuck it into the underside of the mouse for travel. It sticks out less than a centimeter from the USB port, so you won’t have to worry about it getting caught on something. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
Microsoft officially unveiled the Xbox Series X at The Game Awards 2019, and it will be the company’s fastest, most powerful console ever and set a new bar for performance, speed and compatibility. This means you’ll be able to enjoy thousands of games from three generations and more with four times the processing power and support for both vertical as well as horizontal orientation. Read more for two videos and additional information.