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All Xbox One controllers will soon be remappable

Microsoft’s upcoming Xbox One Elite controller has a lot of cool benefits, like higher quality build materials, extra trigger switches on the back and replacement thumbsticks and buttons, but perhaps the most exciting feature is that users can remap the gamepad’s functions. The only real downside is that it’s much …

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Intel alters design of ‘Skylake’ processors to enhance security

Intel Corp. has announced that starting from late October it will ship new processors based on the “Skylake” micro-architecture with enabled Intel Software Guard Extensions (SGX) technology. The new central processing units will feature new S-Spec and MM numbers, but will continue to use  the same physical dies as existing CPUs. …

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Google and Microsoft call a truce on in-progress lawsuits

Google and Microsoft have called a truce on their legal battles in the US and Germany, spanning across many lawsuits all in regards to certain patents and royalties- perhaps Apple and Samsung could find some inspiration here. Some of the lawsuits concerned Xbox technology, while others were related to mobile …

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Microsoft lists flagship Lumia 950 and Lumia 950XL online

Microsoft jumped the gun a bit and went live with a listing for the Lumia 950 flagship Windows smartphone today, ahead of its official announcement. There were two devices, the Lumia 950 and the Lumia 950XL, which we have hears about thanks to previous leaks and rumours. The prices weren’t …

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Intel Pentium ‘Skylake’ processors make it to retail

The most affordable microprocessors based on the “Skylake” micro-architecture have finally managed to reach the market. The new Intel Pentium G4500T is now sold in select stores in Tokyo, Japan, and is expected to become available in other parts of the world, making low-cost PCs featuring the latest micro-architecture from Intel …

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HP unveils entry-level workstation with Xeon Skylake, DDR4, fast SSDs

Hewlett-Packard has introduced its new-generation entry-level Z-series workstations that use a variety of new technologies, including Intel Corp.’s latest microprocessors. The new machines can run serious tasks, yet they feature compact sizes and relatively affordable price-points. The HP Z240 Tower and Z240 SFF [small form-factor] workstations are based on Intel’s …

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Minecraft is coming to the Oculus Rift after all

Back when Facebook originally acquired Oculus, quite a few people took issue with it, one person being Markus Persson, the man behind Minecraft. At the time, Persson cancelled his version of Minecraft for the Oculus Rift but things have changed since then, Mojang has since been sold to Microsoft, Persson …

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Valve: DirectX 12 does not make a lot of sense, Vulkan does

Microsoft Corp.’s DirectX 12 application programming interface promises to significantly improve performance of video games in Windows 10 operating system thanks to efficient usage of modern hardware. However, Valve Software believes that it makes no sense to use DX12, but to utilize cross-platform Vulkan API instead. Modern application programming interfaces – …

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Microsoft’s Elite controller finally has a release date

Microsoft’s upcoming Xbox Elite controller finally has a release date. The new peripheral, which was announced back at E3 and is touted as one of the most customizable controllers currently available, was announced back at E3 and was previously scheduled to launch in September, though that has now been pushed …

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Dell is launching a Windows tablet of its own

On the back of news that Dell and Microsoft have teamed up to push the Surface Pro 3 for enterprise use, leaked internal slides show that Dell has a Windows tablet of its own up its sleeve. The XPS 12 is going to be a Surface-like Windows tablet, with an …

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Microsoft to send out invites for new Xbox dashboard

The Xbox One is set to get some huge updates in November. Not only is backwards compatibility for Xbox 360 games coming to the console, but the entire user interface is getting an overhaul, with a brand new dashboard, powered by Windows 10. Microsoft has been showing it off for …

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Apple’s iPad Pro and productivity tablets could be threat for Intel – Analyst

If Apple manages to popularize its iPad Pro tablet among professionals, then over time such devices could expand their market presence and compete against various notebooks and 2-in-1s based on microprocessors from Intel Corp. Even though Apple’s iPad Pro introduced this week leverages Apple iOS ecosystem, the new product does …

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