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This is Microsoft’s Xbox One S All Digital Edition console

We've been expecting something to turn up for a while and now it looks as though the cat may be out of the bag. Images of what appears to be Microsoft's disc-less console have turned up online, giving us some idea of what the console -- known as the Xbox One S All Digital -- could look like. 

Free-to-play Forza Street lands on Windows 10, out for Android, iOS soon

So you want to get your hands on a Forza game but don't want to pay for it? Funny thing, Microsoft's just made that happen with the launch of Forza Street, a new free-to-play racing title for Windows 10, Android and iOS. The desktop version of the game? Yeah, that's available now. 

Light Start – Beating Samsung’s sensor, military Hololens, Starhopper, and Kollector

In this week's Light Start, we've got Samsung losing to a 3D printer, Microsoft's army Hololens, SpaceX's Starthopper, and MK 11's Kollector.

Halo is finally (finally!) coming to PC with The Master Chief Collection

Prior to last night's announcement, there have only ever been two Halo games released on the PC. That'd be Halo: Combat Evolved and Halo 2. Everything else after that was launched on Microsoft's Xbox consoles exclusively. Until now. Microsoft has announced that PC gamers will be getting their twitchy trigger fingers on Halo: The Master Chief Collection shortly. What's more, it'll be available via ...[Read More]

Microsoft launches new Azure datacentres in Johannesburg, Cape Town

Microsoft has brought new Azure datacentres to South Africa, based in Cape Town and Johannesburg. The datacentres are the company's "...first enterprise-grade datacenters in Africa", and will be instrumental in connecting the country (and the continent) with Microsoft's services. 

Microsoft will likely release their disc-less Xbox One S soon

Better get ready for an all-digital future, boitjies -- because Microsoft is reportedly launching their disc-less Xbox console in April 2019.

Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 wants to revolutionise the workspace and… Fortnite?

Prefacing Mobile World Congress this week, Microsoft has unveiled the HoloLens 2, a next-gen 'mixed reality' headset that, according to its makers, is more immersive and comfortable than the original.

Microsoft teases HoloLens 2 ahead of Mobile World Congress 2019

VR, much like winter, is coming. One of the best things about it is that we're not really sure what form it's going to take. Microsoft's HoloLens is an implementation that we've been impressed with from the start, combining the best bits of a full-fat VR system with what Google Glass was supposed to be. And it looks like we're going to get a look at the sequel in short order. HoloLens 2 should be ...[Read More]

Still using Windows 7? You’ve got a year of free support left

If you’re one of the many who have resisted moving from Windows 7 to (the mess that was) Windows 8, (the slightly better) Windows 8.1, or (the oddly numerated) Windows 10, your time is growing short. There’s just a year left of free support for Windows 7, meaning that official support for the Microsoft operating system is coming to an end. Unless you’re willing to pay for a littl...[Read More]

Microsoft might be launching a disc-less version of the Xbox One next year

Microsoft might be working on something a little unusual, even for them. A report from Brad Sams of, who has been accurate with Xbox info in the past, claims that the company is launching yet another Xbox One console in 2019. The prime difference is that this new console will be lacking a disc drive. Yup. No drive for physical media, just a hard drive — which would allow Microso...[Read More]

Microsoft announces Project xCloud, their own game streaming service

The world is quickly moving towards not owning any physical content — we’ve gone from downloading and copying movies and series from various sources, to streaming everything on Netflix and Showmax. So what’s the obvious next step? Streaming games, obviously — well, that’s what PlayStation, Google and now Microsoft believe. Recently, Google launched a game streaming service test c...[Read More]

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