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Microsoft’s DreamWalker imagines a world where you don’t have to leave virtual reality

You know how it is: You want to get from point A to point B but you've seen everything on that route before. Or perhaps you're just bored with reality. Microsoft's DreamWalker hopes to help there. DreamWalker is a wearable VR system concept designed to be used in the real world, offering another view of the world while also not letting you step into traffic. Hopefully. 

How a Minecraft world has built a safe online playground for autistic kids

For autistic children, online social interactions can be just as fraught as those in the offline world. The community at Autcraft, which is built around a customised version of the popular game Minecraft, has set out to create a safe virtual playground.

Light Start – Microsoft’s games are going, Huawei Harmony, The Great Hack, and Resi 3 Remastered (kinda)

In this week's Light Start, Huawei's OS has a new name, The Great Hack hits Netflix, Microsoft is closing some games, and Resident Evil 3 gets an upgrade.

Microsoft’s Windows 1.0 tease was a Stranger Things tie-in… that you can’t experience

Man, these product tie-ins are getting complicated. Last week Microsoft teased a throwback to its initial Windows operation system, Windows 1.0. At the time, we had no idea why all the time travel. Now, we know. It was indeed a tie-in with Stranger Things Season 3, which released last week on that one holiday Americans are always surprised the rest of the world doesn't celebrate. 

A new holographic headset, image sensor are evolving computers in this cloud computing era

The HoloLens is a powerful example of this, as multiple demonstrations of its capabilities showed. The original model was launched four years ago and was used by NASA for its Mars Rover mission. Because of the eight-minute delay in communications from earth to the red planet, controllers needed to map, plan and execute the path the rover would take, former NASA Administrator Charles Bolden told me...[Read More]

Those chickens are up to something: Microsoft’s teasing a retro OS called Windows 1.0

What a time to be alive. Not only are we living in the future, it seems we're also travelling back in time. You know, like tachyons. Why all the Doc Brown talk? Well, Microsoft's teasing a little something called Windows 1.0. It seems to be be an obvious reference to Windows 10, based on the retro blue logo for the operating system. Weird how we never noticed that before.

Light Start – Windows Terminal, Thor vs. drones, new Xbox going solo, and Genshin Impact

In this week's Light Start we have technical Windows things, military Thor, the new Xbox console (one of em), and Genshin Impact.

The best games of E3 2019 – Stuff’s massive roundup

It’s that time of the year again -- the Electronic Entertainment Expo is on and we’ve seen some stellar game trailers so far.

Xbox Project Scarlett revealed: 8K graphics, 120 fps and coming in 2020

Xbox’s Project Scarlett has been in the pipeline for what feels like forever -- thanks to E3 2019, we now have some concrete specs. And they look oddly familiar.

Cyberpunk 2077 gets an April 2020 release date and… Keanu Reeves

At Microsoft’s E3 Xbox briefing, we were totally shook when a likeness of Keanu Reeves appeared at the end of the new trailer for Cyberpunk 2077. Oh, and we know the launch date now.

Xbox-branded deodorant, shower gel and body spray are incoming

So you want to smell like a gamer, do you? Contrary to popular stereotype, gamers smell just like everyone else. But, just like everyone else, your mileage may vary (particularly on the final day of the rAge LAN). There's a specific gamer smell on the way, however, courtesy of Microsoft Xbox and Lynx -- the Unilever brand that we know in South Africa as Axe. 

Microsoft’s got a purple Fortnite Edition Xbox One S incoming, according to leaks

Can you really claim to play Fortnite if you're not going it on a Fortnite console? Is that a thing? Apparently, yes. Microsoft's supposedly got a purple Fortnite Edition Xbox One S on the way, according to leaks spotted online recently. 

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