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YouTube livestreams get support for playing pre-recorded videos

Fresh out of VidCon, YouTube has announced new features specifically for its content creators, not the least of which is the ability to play pre-recorded videos during livestreams. YouTube calls these “Premieres,” presenting them as a way to offer existing content as live content for ushering in a planned livestreaming event. Until now, YouTube creators could schedule a livestream and … Continue reading

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Mojang Scrolls is so dead, long live fan-run Caller’s Bane!

Mojang is best known for Minecraft. The problem with that is that anything after Minecraft has paled in comparison in terms of popularity and profitability. That’s the tragedy that befell the generic-named Scrolls collectible card game that ultimately shut down in 2016.

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Microsoft employees criticize ICE contract amid recent reports

Add Microsoft to the list of companies whose government deals are provoking outrage both inside and outside their offices. The Redmond firm sparked a wave of criticism on social networks after users discovered a January blog post noting that the comp...

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HoloLens 2 tipped to use Qualcomm XR1 VR chip

Inside the Microsoft HoloLens 2 augmented/mixed-reality headset is tipped the most major appearance of Qualcomm’s own XR1 VR chip. This processor isn’t technically as powerful as the Qualcomm Snadpragon 845, but according to all the information we have on the XR1 so far, it’s made for and capable of running a device just such as this.

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Cortana will helpfully let you break into locked Windows PCs

The ubiquity of voice-controlled smart assistants like Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple Siri, and even Microsoft Cortana should probably motivate an audit of our platforms’ security features. Because more often than not, the almost overarching powers given to these virtual assistants come at the price of, well, giving them too much power

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Microsoft’s Xbox accessibility controller is available for pre-order

Microsoft's Adaptive Controller for the Xbox was designed with accessibility in mind. It brings the needs of people with disabilities to the forefront, ensuring that they can use their existing accessibility tools with a gamepad that was designed wit...

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‘Life is Strange’ returns with ‘The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit’

The next Life is Strange is all about childhood. Following the original series and Before the Storm -- both of which dealt with the challenges of adolescence -- developer Dontnod is tackling a younger character with a big imagination. The game is cal...

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Alpha Skip Ahead ring gets Xbox Insiders onto the bleeding-edge

Microsoft has announced that certain Xbox Insiders will soon be able to test out even earlier builds than they can now. The company has announced a new “Alpha – Skip Ahead” ring for Xbox Insiders, which essentially splits its current alpha testing ring into two

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AirPods Live Listen support tipped for iOS 12

Apple will add Live Listen support for AirPods in iOS 12, according to a new report. The company didn’t include the detail during its WWDC 2018 keynote, but a leak claims iPhone users will soon be able to enable the feature on their handsets

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ASUS Project Precog concept takes trends to ridiculous heights

ASUS has just driven two of the tech and mobile market’s largest hype trains and made them collide with each other. From a different angle, you could say the ASUS Project Precog computer did what Lenovo was perhaps hesitant to do.

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