Latest Xbox One System Update Detailed By Microsoft

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Latest Xbox One System Update Detailed By Microsoft

Latest Xbox One System Update Detailed By Microsoft

Microsoft has today published more details on what gamers can expect to receive in the upcoming Xbox One system update, which is currently available to members previewing the new system updates.

New features within the latest Xbox One system update include updates to the Blu-ray player that will be rolling out in the coming days together with support for 50 Hz video output for content recorded at 50 Hz.

Other features as you probably already know our controller and headsets adapter firmware updates which have been expected that will reduce audio static and improve the wireless connectivity of the devices to the main Xbox One console.

Microsoft is also adding silent at reboot after system updates and system updates on demand, allowing the updates to happen automatically and then return to standby upon completion if you Xbox One console is in Instant On mode.


New Kinect for Windows Arrives this Summer

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New Kinect for Windows arrives this summer

New Kinect for Windows arrives this summer

Amid the volley of announcements from Microsoft’s Build conference, is word that the new Kinect for Windows has a near-future release time-frame for both the hardware and its SDK. The desktop version of Microsoft’s do-all sensor will be available to the public this summer, as will its development framework. Perhaps more importantly, once they’re done, developers can publish their creations to the Windows Store; meaning, there’ll probably be more Kinect applications for Windows in one place than ever before. As Redmond tells it, this self-publishing will happen “later this summer.” Next summer (notice a theme here?), Microsoft is adding support for one of gaming’s most pervasive dev toolkits to Kinect for Windows: the Unity engine — tools developers already know the strengths and weaknesses of, which should bolster the app selection even further. Given that the Xbox One will see Unity support this year, this could mean that cross-platform apps and games are a distinct possibility. Or, maybe we’ll get a cool new bank account manager instead.

From Engadget


Unlimited access to articles from The New York Times on your Windows PC or tablet and Windows Phone

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NYTimes, Windows 8

NYTimes, Windows 8

Starting today and running through January 31st, you can enjoy FREE unlimited access to articles from The New York Times courtesy of Microsoft and The New York Times. You can download The New York Times for your Windows PC or tablet from the Windows Store here or for your Windows Phone here from the Windows Phone Store (it’s called “NYTimes” on Windows Phone). With The New York Times app, you can explore more than 25 sections, watch videos, and view picture slide shows. You can also pin your favorite sections and blogs from The New York Times directly to your Start screen as well. Grab the app today if you haven’t already and enjoy a week of free access!


SlingPlayer now available in the Windows Store

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SlingPlayer

SlingPlayer

Download SlingPlayer ($14.99) from the Windows Store today and watch live or recorded TV shows remotely right from your Windows tablet or PC. With the SlingPlayer app for Windows, you can find interesting TV shows to watch using the SlingPlayer Gallery, change channels, and control your DVR right on your device! Don’t have a Slingbox? Click here to save $30 (and get free shipping) on a new Slingbox 350 or 500.