It’s now officially official that Microsoft will be unveiling the next generation Xbox at a press event on May 21st. Unlike Sony’s PS4 “reveal”, hopefully we’ll actually get to see the fucking console.
Just because Google is getting a head start on everyone else in the consumer smart glasses market doesn’t mean it’s going to be a hit. But just to make sure Google doesn’t dominate this lucrative field too much, Microsoft patented a design for its own possible glasses of the future.
Right now, you can use your voice and arm gestures to interact with your Xbox if you have a Kinect. In the near future, Kinect technology will let you control your Xbox or PC with hand gestures, such as pinching and zooming in thin air, Vulcan salutes and I suppose virtual donkey punches and shockers.
Sony will be announcing their next generation Playstation later this month, and Microsoft won’t be far behind. New deets have come forward about the next Xbox— it will require an always-on internet connection, it won’t play second-hand games, it will have Blu Ray discs up to 50gb and a brand new Kinect system.
Today, Microsoft announced its pricing for the upcoming Windows Surface Pro tablet, which will have the hardware to run the full, unaltered version of Windows 8, just like it were a touchscreen laptop. People had been expecting pricing starting somewhere between $1200 and $1500, but it looks like you’ll be able to get a 64gb Pro starting at $899. Okay Apple, you can come out with an OS X tablet… any day now…
When Apple TV was first launched, it was met with a hearty “meh” from pretty much everywhere. But Apple stuck with it, and after years of sluggish sales, Apple TV is actually now a bigger thing in the world of smart TV boxes than anyone might have thought. And now rumor has it that Microsoft will be jumping in next year, with a small Xbox branded entertainment device.
In order to go out with a bang, the final issue of Xbox World magazine gave up a trove of details about the next generation Xbox console, including some concept art and tech specs.
In the middle of the internet being taken over by Instagram photos of Hurricane Sandy, Microsoft held a big unveiling event, showing off Windows Phone 8 and a new line of Windows 8 phones from Nokia and Samsung. In the US, these new phones will be coming to AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile. Sorry, Sprint.
Today is the day that Windows 8 makes its big launch, and the day Microsoft’s Surface tablet launches. YOU PSYCHED?
This morning, Microsoft finally announced the pricing for its home-grown Surface tablet. Starting at $499 for 32gb without the keyboard cover or $599 with the keyboard cover, $699 for 64gb with the cover.