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  • Thurrott Daily: May 31

    Thurrott Daily: May 31

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    Tech tidbits from around the web: A real life Half-Life 2 City Scanner drone, Xbox One price drops by $50 ahead of E3, Windows 10 Mobile build 14342.1004 heads to Insiders in the Slow ring, a "leaked" image purportedly shows Surface phone, BBC's Micro Bit computer is now available to the public, more.

    Thurrott Daily: March 26

    Thurrott Daily: May 26

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    Tech tidbits from around the web: Sony has now sold over 40 million PlayStation 4 consoles, Microsoft shouldn't be making smart phones, Google kills the Nexus 9 and Nexus Player, and Microsoft isn't alone in wanting to kill passwords.

    How Microsoft Can Fix the Xbox One in 2016

    How Microsoft Can Fix the Xbox One in 2016

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    The Xbox One is a paradox of sorts. It has sold at a far faster clip than previous Xbox consoles, which should be celebrated. But it's also been outsold by as much as 2-to-1 by the PlayStation 4. So "fixing" the Xbox One in 2016 is tricky: Microsoft will need to continue with what's working while making the platform more appealing to a wider audience.

    DOOM Comes Roaring to the Xbox One

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    Judgment Day is upon us: The remade version of DOOM is available today on Xbox One---and PC, if you don't mind purchasing via Steam or a local retailer---offering a graphic and violent walk down memory lane. Whether the new game stands up at all to the original, let alone the DOOM 3 reboot from 12 years ago, remains to be seen.

    Thurrott Daily: May 3

    Thurrott Daily: May 3

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    Tech tidbits from around the web: More takes on Microsoft's phone strategy and Intel's mobile fail, Xbox at E3, Microsoft following in the footsteps of AWS, Microsoft quietly sold its stake in Caradigm health venture with GE, more.

    Thurrott Daily: May 2

    Thurrott Daily: May 2

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    Tech tidbits from around the web: Miguel de Icaza says Microsoft is a different company now, get Office 365 Home Premium for just $76, buy an Xbox One, get a $50 gift card, the PBS Video app is now available on Windows 10, and SQL Server 2016 coming on June 1st.

    Thurrott Daily: May 1

    Thurrott Daily: May 1

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    Here are some tech tidbits from around the web: an update on the great photo-scanning event of 2016, Windows 95 on the Apple Watch features the world’s most twee Start button, Bing for iOS now lets you search images by taking a photo, and more.

    Thurrott Daily: April 28

    Thurrott Daily: April 28

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    Tech tidbits from around the web: Weather forecast is interrupted by Windows 10 upgrade prompt, Microsoft releases Windows 10 for PCs 10586.240 and Mobile 10586.242 to Release Preview ring, a remastered "Modern Warfare" will be bundled with next Call of Duty game, and much more.

    Thurrott Daily: April 13

    Thurrott Daily: April 13

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    Tech tidbits from around the web: evidence of updated Xbox One emerges, sort of, Skype for Business Updated on Android and iOS, Spotify declares war on Sweden, HTC's New Android phone supports Apple's AirPlay, and you'll be able to get your USB-C cables tested.

    Thurrott Daily: April 12

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    Tech tidbits from around the web: Titanfall 2 trailer arrives, Microsoft is adding a QR code to the BSOD, developers are already running Linux GUI apps in Windows 10 using Bash, another take on streaming music and revenues, Kindle Oasis leaks.

    Thurrott Daily: April 11

    Thurrott Daily: April 11

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    Tech tidbits from around the web: Microsoft Band 2 is on sale again, the first Gears of War 4 trailer drops, Quantum Break is "biggest selling, new Microsoft Studios IP this generation", the HTC 10 leaks, the economics of cloud computing, and Daily Mail is apparently interested in Yahoo too.

    PS4 Remote Play Comes to the PC

    PS4 Remote Play Comes to the PC

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    Sony today released a new system update for its PlayStation 4 video game console, enabling---among other things---Remote Play capabilities with your Windows PC. This feature works like Xbox One game streaming, where you connect a controller directly to your PC and stream games from your console over the home network.

    The Future of Cortana

    The Future of Cortana

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    Microsoft has moved much more quickly than Apple to integrate its personal digital assistant technology across a wide range of product types. And at Build 2016 last week, we got a fascinating peek at where Cortana is going next: Which is to say, everywhere.

    Thurrott Daily: April 3

    Thurrott Daily: April 3

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    I'm still groggy from a busy week in San Francisco, but here are a few tidbits from around the web: Watch Build 2016 session videos from the comfort of your own home, Phil Spencer doesn't actually deny a mid-stream Xbox One upgrade, Windows 10 is now the number one OS on Steam, headline riffs.

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