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  • Microsoft delves deeper into IoT with Express Logic acquisition

    Microsoft has never been shy about being acquisitive, and today it announced it’s buying Express Logic, a San Diego company that has developed a real-time operating system (RTOS) aimed at controlling the growing number of IoT devices in the world. The companies did not share the purchase price. Express Logic is not some wide-eyed, pie-in-the-sky […]

  • Acting as the data integrator between hospitals and digital health apps brings Redox $33 million

    Investors have forked over $33 million in a new round of funding for Redox, hoping that the company can execute on its bid to serve as the link between healthcare providers and the technology companies bringing new digital services to market. The financing comes just two months after Redox sealed a deal with Microsoft to […]

  • Microsoft’s more portable Surface Hub 2S ships in June for $9,000

    We’ve known Microsoft had something new and Surfacey up its sleeve for this week. Turns out the company’s finally ready to unveil the long-promised Surface Hub 2S. The successor to 2015’s Windows 10-based interactive whiteboard is all about making things more portable. It’s a bit of a counterintuitive product category that brings nothing more to […]

  • Xbox One does away with discs in new $249 All-Digital Edition

    Discs! What are they good for? Well, if they're nice if you don't want to be tied to an online-only ecosystem. But if you don't mind that, Microsoft's latest Xbox One S "All-Digital Edition" might be for you. With no slots to speak of, the console is limited to downloading games to its drive — which is how we've been doing it on PC for quite some time.

  • Disc-free Xbox One S could land on May 7th

    Microsoft is about to launch an even cheaper Xbox One S. In order to cut costs, the company is removing the Blu-ray disc drive altogether. According to leaked marketing images spotted by WinFuture (via Thurrott), the console could launch on May 7th for €229 in Germany. Given that the launch is just a few weeks […]

  • Microsoft: Hackers compromised support agent’s credentials to access customer email accounts

    On the heels of a trove of 773 million emails, and tens of millions of passwords, from a variety of domains getting leaked in January, Microsoft has faced another breach affecting its web-based email services. Microsoft has confirmed to TechCrunch that a certain “limited” number of people who use web email services managed by Microsoft […]

  • Slack integration with Office 365 one more step toward total enterprise integration

    Slack’s goal of integrating enterprise tools in the chat interface has been a major differentiator from the giant companies it’s competing with like Microsoft and Facebook. Last year, it bought Astro, specifically with the goal of integrating enterprise productivity tools inside Slack, and today it announced new integrations with Microsoft OneDrive and Outlook. Specifically, Slack […]

  • Meow Wolf, the George R.R. Martin-backed immersive experience designer, pushes into XR

    It’s been a long time since the original 10 members of Meow Wolf’s art collective had to scrounge in dumpsters for the raw materials to bring their galaxy-spanning visions to life. Now, with well over $18 million in financing behind them, the story of a troupe of misunderstood, hardscrabble artists trying to create something unique […]

  • Microsoft says its data shows FCC reports massively overstate broadband adoption

    The broadband divide in the U.S. is real, but if you want to know how real, don't ask the FCC. Its yearly broadband deployment report, already under fire for serious data problems, has now been further questioned by Microsoft, which says its own data contradicts coverage data provided by internet providers. Despite $22 billion in government spending, it says, "adoption has barely budged."

  • Here’s the first official preview of Microsoft’s Chromium-based Edge browser

    Microsoft today launched the first official version of its Edge browser with the Chromium engine for Windows 10. You can now download the first developer and canary builds here. The canary builds will get daily updates and the developer builds will see weekly updates. Over time, you’ll also be able to opt in to the […]