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Sony: No Backwards Compatibility For The PlayStation 4

06/17/2015, A couple of days ago, Microsoft surprised us all when they announced that they would offer limited Xbox 360 backwards compatibility on the Xbox One. This essentially meant that gamers with Xbox 360 games could play some of their games on the newer...

AT&T Launches Lumia 640 XL

06/17/2015, We reported a few days back that AT&T would soon be launching the larger of the two Lumia 640 models in the United States and that day has finally come today. AT&T has officially launched the Lumia 640 XL, this smartphone was first unveiled at...

Lumia 640 Now Available From T-Mobile

06/17/2015, Microsoft unveiled the Lumia 640 and the Lumia 640 XL at Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona, T-Mobile was going to carry this device but it has made its customers wait for quite a long time for this handset to arrive. The wait ends today though as...

Microsoft Clarifies Kinect Requirement For Cortana On Xbox One

06/16/2015, We’re sure gamers must have been pleased when Microsoft recently announced that Cortana would be arriving on the Xbox One. We suppose this was only natural given that Cortana will be integrated into Windows 10 as well. However according to an earlier...

New Windows 10 Mobile Build Announced

06/16/2015, It looks like Microsoft is moving – perhaps inching, forward yet again with an announcement concerning a new Windows 10 Mobile build today. It has been said that Windows Insider fast ring users are able to go ahead and perform a download of it now,...

Cortana For Android Beta Release Slated For July

06/16/2015, It has only been a couple of years since Microsoft announced Cortana, its personal digital assistant, and the company has made no secret of its ambitions to offer it across multiple platforms and form factors. It features heavily in Windows 10 which is...

Best Buy Running Great Trade-In Deal For Xbox One

06/16/2015, In a move that’s going to bring about a surge in Xbox One sales in the country, Best Buy today kicked off a new trade-in deal for the console that will provide customers with up to $175 when they bring in an old console and pick up the Xbox...

Cortana Will Be Coming To The Xbox One, Kinect Might Be Required

06/16/2015, Cortana is Microsoft’s voice assistant feature that originally debuted on Windows Phone. However given Microsoft’s strategy which is to unify their platforms, or at least make them as compatible as possible, they have announced that Cortana will be...

Skype For Web Beta Now Open To All Countries

06/16/2015, Last week we reported that Microsoft had opened up the beta for Skype for Web to those living in the US and the UK, which was unfortunately bad news for those living in other countries. Well the good news is that if you were wondering how long you would...

Bing To Start Encrypting Search Traffic By Default

06/15/2015, While most of the time our searches tend to be rather innocuous in nature, sometimes you just don’t want people to know what you’re searching for, and if features like incognito mode weren’t enough, Microsoft might have the solution for you. The...

Skype For Web Now Supports Chromebooks & Linux (Sort Of)

06/15/2015, A couple of weeks ago we reported that the Skype for Web beta was now open to all. However at that time, the web app basically supported your usual array of browsers and platforms like Windows and Mac, but there was no mention of Chrome OS. Well the good...

Xbox One Game Preview Lets You Play In-Development Games

06/15/2015, Microsoft announced a new program today for the Xbox One at its E3 2015 press conference in Los Angeles, the program is going to allow you to play titles for the console that are still being developed. This will allow gamers to essentially be beta testers...

Microsoft Developing Special Version Of Minecraft For HoloLens

06/15/2015, A few months back Microsoft wowed everybody with its HoloLens technology, back then the company said that it would build experiences for this product and it showed one such experience today. During its E3 2015 press conference Microsoft demonstrated a...

Gears Of War 4 For Xbox One Will Be Released Next Year

06/15/2015, Many of you might be aware of the fact that nearly two years ago Microsoft acquired the Gears of War franchise from Epic Games and then brought in developer Black Tusk Studios to get to work on a new title. That new title was unveiled for the first time...