The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Sony will announce two new PlayStation 4 consoles in September. One will be a reduced-cost version of the current console, the other a higher-end model.
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Microsoft designer Andrew Kim revealed this weekend that he was part of the team that designed the Xbox One S. The console was his first big project since joining Microsoft, and Kim confirms that a big part of the goal was cost reduction.
If you're not sure whether the Xbox One S is right for you, you may want to consider it as part of a wider range of upgrades. Because unlike its predecessor, Xbox One S is 4K Ultra HD compatible. And 4K changes everything.
Today, Microsoft is rolling out the first major Xbox One system update since the release of the August Update, which brought more Windows 10 features to the console. This update includes a number of improvements to Store, Xbox Guide and more.
Microsoft has steadily improved its once-lackluster Groove apps across multiple platforms this year. And now it's done so on Xbox One, too, bringing a new user experience and background audio playback to its flagship console.
With Microsoft evolving its Xbox gaming platform to include Windows 10, our game play options are about to explode. So Xbox fans will want to configure an Xbox One controller on their Windows PCs as well.
Tech tidbits from around the web: Groove gets another nice update for Windows Insiders, Gears of War gets a gorgeous 4K trailer, the Lumia 650 is on sale too, and the HDHomeRun DVR app is now available on Xbox One.
For over two weeks now, I've secretly made a major change to my daily workflow and have been using as many Microsoft mobile apps on PC, tablet, and smartphone as possible. And my relative levels of success speak volumes, I think, to the state of Microsoft's mobile efforts here in mid-2016.
Turn off the lights and enjoy the terrifying mastery of "Inside," the new puzzle platformer from the maker of "Limbo." But Inside is an even better game than its predecessor, and it combines heart-pounding scares with easy to master play mechanics.
The Xbox One S is a winner, a svelter and more attractive take on Microsoft's flagship video game console. If you held off on the first generation Xbox One for some reason, now is the time to buy.
While Microsoft's initial run of Xbox One S consoles includes 500 GB, 1 TB and even 2 TB options, users will eventually face the same issue we see on smartphones and tablets: That storage will simply fill up as we install apps and games. Fortunately, there's a solution.
Xbox One owners can now link their Xbox Live account to Facebook and Twitter. Both work a bit differently: With Facebook, you can find more friends to play with. And with Twitter, you can share game clips and screenshots.
Tech tidbits from around the web: My road trip, 2 TB Xbox One S is selling out, Windows 10 Anniversary Update is available for the Raspberry Pi 3 too, Microsoft exec calls out Apple on its aging Mac hardware, more.
While the Kinect sensor is considered somewhat controversial by some Xbox fans, it still provides the best way to interact with your console: By voice. But getting Kinect up and running with a new Xbox One S requires a few extra steps. Here's how it works.
The ability to interact with other game players on the Xbox Live network is a key benefit of owning any Xbox console. And on the Xbox One S, it's now much easier to share screenshots, video clips, and achievements with your friends or with the world.
Xbox One S owners can now enjoy background music playback and control on their consoles. This feature still requires app support, so the ways in which you can keep music playing in the background are currently limited.
OK, you've unpacked and set up your new Xbox One S console and have arrived at your decidedly empty new Dashboard. Here's what you should do next.
As you might expect, I pre-ordered a 2 TB launch edition Xbox One S, eager to see Microsoft's evolved vision for its flagship console. Well, it arrived yesterday right on schedule, so here's a peek at what it's like to set up the new Xbox.
The Xbox One S is here and I was able to spend a weekend with the new device that uncovered a few difference with the controller and the console that make this a better revision from all vantage points.
Tech tidbits from around the web: the Microsoft Band 2 fire sale continues, "Any developer" will be able to upload apps for Xbox One to the store "soon", Microsoft is updating Windows 10 again, and whether Microsoft's Bing bet is starting to pay off.
It's that most wonderful time of the month: Time for Games with Gold! And that means another set of four free games for Xbox Live Gold subscribers, two each for Xbox One and Xbox 360.
The Xbox One August Update---previously referred to as the Summer Update---is now rolling out, delivering some new Windows 10 and Anniversary Update features to Microsoft's flagship console.
Tech tidbits from around the web: The first NexDock shipments will now happen in mid-August, Cortana for iOS updated with support for photo reminders, Microsoft provides another peek at Halo Wars 2, Google Maps gets a great update, more.
Today, Microsoft announced the Madden NFL 17 Bundle and the Halo Collection Bundle, which will arrive August 23. They join the standalone Xbox One S consoles and one previously announced bundle, the Gears of War 4 Limited Edition 2TB Bundle, which ships October 7.