Computers

What is Microsoft’s mysterious new DirectReality? – The Verge

Posted: Sunday, June 11, 2017

Microsoft has trademarked “DirectReality” ahead of its E3 press event on Sunday, with some hints that this mysterious service might involve holographic apps. The software giant describes DirectReality as “online computer software for holographic applications” and software as a service. DirectReality is also related to gaming, and the trademark filing was spotted by Gamespot just days after Microsoft trademarked a mysterious S logo ahead of its Xbox Project Scorpio unveiling….

Microsoft is looking to revamp Cortana to be more conversational – Neowin

Posted: Sunday, June 11, 2017

Since Microsoft’s release of Cortana on the desktop, the company has said much about the virtual assistant and flaunted high usage numbers at its many conferences. The reality, however, may not be appealing as it might seem. As Brad Sams points out, simply searching from the Start Menu or using the URL bar in Edge – two parts of Windows 10 where Microsoft has embedded Cortana into the user experience…

Wavebox is the most powerful Mac email client I’ve ever used – The Verge

Posted: Sunday, June 11, 2017

The perfect email app is a bit of a unicorn. Countless companies and startups have tried, and many have failed, to perfect the inbox experience and make peace with email and its soul-crushing inevitability in our modern digital lives. The goal is to make email feel manageable or, at the very least, to give you a pretty piece of mobile or desktop software you enjoy using. We may never achieve…

Microsoft cuts Xbox One S price by $50 ahead of Project Scorpio unveiling – The Verge

Posted: Sunday, June 11, 2017

Microsoft is cutting its Xbox One S price by $50 tomorrow, just as the company unveils the final name and price for its next Project Scorpio console. The software giant announced the price drop on Twitter today, simply revealing that Xbox One S consoles and bundles will drop by $50 tomorrow. It’s not clear if this is a permanent price drop, as Microsoft has run a number of deals on…

Four Questions Microsoft Needs To Answer About Xbox Scorpio At E3 Press Conference – Forbes

Posted: Saturday, June 10, 2017

Credit: Microsoft Xbox Scorpio The Xbox Scorpio’s reveal is nigh. Microsoft has been slow-dripping information about this console ever since E3 last year but tomorrow, June 11, is the final coming out party, when Microsoft gets up on stage, shows us the thing and tells us that we should buy it. We already know that it’s a super powerful version of the Xbox One designed for 4K gaming. We know…

Wavebox is the most powerful Mac email client I’ve ever used – The Verge

Posted: Saturday, June 10, 2017

The perfect email app is a bit of a unicorn. Countless companies and startups have tried, and many have failed, to perfect the inbox experience and make peace with email and its soul-crushing inevitability in our modern digital lives. The goal is to make email feel manageable or, at the very least, to give you a pretty piece of mobile or desktop software you enjoy using. We may never achieve…