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Microsoft’s Console Purchase Pilot looks like a new way to avoid Xbox Series scalping • 98bpm

Currently being tested in the US.  Ever since the new generation of consoles released at the end of last year, both the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series consoles have suffered from stock shortages - and as a result of that, increased levels of scalping. The problem grew so severe that even British politicans began to pay attention. And with console shortages set to continue for the foreseeable future, it seems […]

todaySeptember 4, 2021 7


How to Watch Microsoft’s Windows 11 Event Today

For the first time in over five years, a new Windows version known as Windows 11 is coming, and you’ll be able to watch the reveal live later today. That’s despite recent leaks that gave away the biggest secret of the show and revealed a near-final version of the operating system. Microsoft is holding a special “What’s Next for Windows” event today to officially unveil a new Windows version, and […]

todayJune 24, 2021 9


Microsoft’s first GPT-3 product hints at the commercial future of OpenAI

One of the biggest highlights of Build, Microsoft’s annual software development conference, was the presentation of a tool that uses deep learning to generate source code for office applications. The tool uses GPT-3, a massive language model developed by OpenAI last year and made available to select developers, researchers, and startups in a paid application programming interface.Many have touted GPT-3 as the next-generation artificial intelligence technology that will usher in […]

todayJune 5, 2021 2


Taking Microsoft’s Surface Laptop 4 for a spin – 98bmp

These days, the path of least resistance in laptop design is straight-up knocking off the MacBook. We’ve certainly seen our share of egregious cases over the years. Microsoft, however, has defiantly forged its own path with industrial design across the board. Its products are largely interesting and innovative — something not every hardware manufacturer can say these days. The company doesn’t always get it right. It swung for the fences […]

todayMay 24, 2021 9


Microsoft’s browser-based xCloud spotted in testing • 98bpm

Microsoft is getting closer to launching the browser-based version of its xCloud game streaming service - and now images of it in action have popped up online. Screenshots from a working build of the service have been posted by The Verge. These show a version currently in testing by Microsoft employees.A familiar library of cloud-based games available through Xbox Game Pass Ultimate can be seen, along with sections for genres, […]

todayMarch 14, 2021 8