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Xbox One gets Beam streaming, a new guide and more starting today

TechCrunch - 2 hours 57 min ago
 Xbox One is getting an update starting today, echoing some of the major changes coming to Windows in its forthcoming Creators Update. The big new additions include streaming via Microsoft’s own Twitch competitor Beam, as well as a brand new Xbox user experience made up of a new design for Guide, improvements to Home and more. The new features are designed around encouraging gamers to… Read More

Intel: Our next chips will be a 'generation ahead' of Samsung

Engadget - 3 hours 6 min ago
Intel says that when its long-delayed 10-nanometer Cannon Lake chips finally arrive, they'll be a "full generation ahead" of rivals Samsung and TMSC, thanks to "hyper scaling" that squeezes in twice as many transistors. That will yield CPUs with 25 p...

Starship Robots Will Deliver Pizza for Domino's

PCMag News - 3 hours 25 min ago
Starship Technologies will be delivering pizza by robot within a one mile radius of selected German and Dutch Domino's stores.

The Coolest Features in Windows 10 Creators Update

PCMag News - 3 hours 25 min ago
Windows 10 now gets major free updates every several months. The latest, Creators Update, adds features and tools not only for creative types but for gamers and readers as well.

ICYMI: SpaceX's rocket re-launch and a universal wireless charger

Engadget - 3 hours 26 min ago
Today on In Case You Missed It: We take a look at SpaceX's plan to see if its rockets are really reusable. Tomorrow the company plans to send the first Falcon 9 rocket that successfully landed on its floating barge back into orbit where it will d...

SF Giants trying 'Halo' headphones to get back to World Series - CNET

CNET News - 3 hours 49 min ago
With three world championships in six years, the baseball team is using the Halo Sport high-end headphones to make another title run.

Microsoft expands Surface availability to new regions - CNET

CNET News - 3 hours 56 min ago
Attention UK and Australian shoppers! Microsoft's latest computers will be surfacing near you soon.

Oracle Hires Global Specialists To Explore Feasibility of Buying Accenture

SlashDot - 3 hours 56 min ago
Paul Kunert writes in an exclusive report via The Register: Oracle has hired global specialists to explore the feasibility of buying multi-billion dollar consultancy Accenture, sources have told us. The database giant has engaged a team of consultants to conduct due diligence to "explore the synergies that could be created if they [Oracle] bought Accenture lock stock and barrel," one source claimed. On top of the financial considerations, the consultants are evaluating the pros and cons including the potential impact on Oracle's wider channel. "While these things have a habit of fizzling out there are some fairly serious players around the table," a contact added. Another claimed the process was at an early stage. "If buying Accenture was a 100 meter race, Oracle is at the 10 to 15 meter stage now." [T]his buy would be an immensely bold, complicated and pricey move: NYSE-listed Accenture has a market cap of $77.5 billion, and shareholders will expect a premium offer. A deal would dwarf Oracle's $10 billion buy of PeopleSoft, its $7.4 billion deal for Sun Microsystems, and more recently, the $9.3 billion splashed on Netsuite. In buying Accenture, Oracle would be taking a leaf out of the mid-noughties handbook - when HP fatefully bought EDS and IBM acquired PWC to carve out a brighter future.

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Microsoft's best Surface Book finally comes to the UK

Engadget - 3 hours 56 min ago
Five months after its grand reveal, Microsoft's Surface Book with Performance Base is finally coming to the UK. Why it's taken so long to cross the pond isn't clear, but never mind -- it'll do until the Surface Book 2 comes along. If you need a remin...

Microsoft's Windows 10 Creators Update lives up to its name

Engadget - 3 hours 56 min ago
The Windows 10 Creators Update, which starts rolling out on April 11th, is more than just a mere operating system upgrade. Microsoft wants to make it clear that Windows isn't just a platform for productivity apps, it's also an OS where you can produc...

Windows 10 Creators Update starts rolling out on April 11th

Engadget - 3 hours 56 min ago
Windows 10 users won't have to wait much longer to get their hands on Paint 3D. Microsoft announced today that the upcoming Creators Update for the OS will be available starting on April 11th. As usual, though, Microsoft is staggering the rollout so...

One smart assistant to control them all? - CNET

CNET News - 4 hours 5 min ago
CNET Magazine: CNET's consumer advice columnist Marguerite Reardon looks at digital assistants for the home.

Soulless 'Ghost in the Shell' haunted by ghost of the original - CNET

CNET News - 4 hours 10 min ago
Scarlett Johansson's cyberthriller is a visually stunning shell of the classic anime.

Samsung Created a 408-Inch 4K Display for Movie Theaters

PCMag News - 4 hours 25 min ago
A 34-foot display supporting HDR and backed by a Harman audio system. Is that enough to entice us back to movie theaters?

Apple Starts Rejecting Apps if Name Includes Price

PCMag News - 4 hours 25 min ago
All those apps stating "free" in the title are set to slowly disappear from Apple's app stores.

Fast Forward Q&A: How to Build Emotional Machines

PCMag News - 4 hours 25 min ago
Huge's Executive Director of Product an Innovation, Sophie Kleber, talks conversational interfaces, making smarter machines, the bot revolution, and more.

The Galaxy S8 can stream music to two headphones at the same time

Engadget - 4 hours 27 min ago
Samsung hasn't been able to catch a break recently. After suffering a brand-battering blow with the Note 7, it now looks like almost every feature of the S8 has been leaked ahead of today's launch event. Earlier today, a Galaxy S8 user guide prematur...

Slacker Radio's new feature goes old-school - CNET

CNET News - 4 hours 56 min ago
Sound Bytes are audio clips (not music) that consist of news bits, artist song introductions and short interviews.

Ultimate Ears' cheapest Boom speaker looks like a colorful barrel

Engadget - 4 hours 57 min ago
When the design teams at Ultimate Ears got together to create the Boom and Roll, the end result was a set of vibrant bluetooth speakers that took cues from a can of Pringles and a flying saucer. It should come as no surprise, then, to learn that UE's...

O2 becomes the last major carrier to enable WiFi and 4G calling

Engadget - 5 hours 11 min ago
It took a while, but O2 has become the last of the four major UK carriers to launch WiFi and 4G calling on its network. The company confirmed today that iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus owners can now make calls in "notspots" when a wireless connection is...