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Minecraft: Education Edition is given a release date

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A new version of Minecraft aimed at helping schoolchildren learn will be released in November after feedback from thousands of teachers and students. Minecraft: Education Edition allows classrooms to collaborate easily inside the popular block-building game, while teachers can take photos of pupils’ work and create plans, guides and chalkboards to … Read more »

Students vote Microsoft top employer for undergraduates

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Students have named Microsoft as the best employer for undergraduates in the UK. The technology company scored highly on a staff member’s day-to-day role and responsibilities, the firm itself and social opportunities, in Ratemyplacement’s annual guide. The guide analyses all the student-written reviews on Ratemyplacement.co.uk relating to large companies that offer … Read more »

Two-thirds of university students worry about finding a job, study reveals

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Nearly two-thirds of university students are worried about finding a job after they graduate, according to a study released today. The high levels of uncertainty come as record numbers of youngsters start higher education courses across the country, following the publication of A-Level results last month. The research, from Microsoft Surface, found … Read more »

Microsoft is helping epilepsy patients predict when they will have a seizure

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People with epilepsy could soon be able to predict when they will have a seizure under a “pioneering” project that uses Microsoft products to monitor health. MyCareCentric Epilepsy, a program run by a private/public consortium, will see patients wear a Microsoft Band to record data such as sleep patterns, exercise, heart rate and temperature. … Read more »

Xbox unveils special green console to mark Battlefield 1 release

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Xbox has unveiled a special edition green console to mark the release of first-person war game Battlefield 1. The title, which goes on sale next month, allows players to fight in some of history’s greatest conflicts, such as the First World War and in the deserts of Arabia, in a range of vehicles. … Read more »

Rockstar releasing limited edition Gears of War 4 can

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Rockstar Energy Drink is selling a limited edition can in the UK to mark the upcoming release of Gears of War 4 on Xbox. From October 1, fans will be able to collect under-the-tab codes on special cans of Rockstar Energy Original and use them online to unlock exclusive in-game content. Gamers will also … Read more »

The Met Office needs your help to predict when it’s going to rain

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The Met Office is calling on more people to record the weather from their gardens in a bid to make forecasting more accurate. The UK’s weather service is encouraging homeowners to use weather monitors to record data such as rainfall, hours of sunlight, wind and humidity, and upload the results to its Weather … Read more »

Technology is unearthing hidden art in the Tate’s collection

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People will get the chance to see rarely-viewed art from the Tate’s collection in a new exhibition that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to match historic paintings with modern photos. The display at Tate Britain will use cutting-edge technology to study the latest pictures from global news agency Reuters and compare them with one … Read more »

Minecraft to WeChat: the best new apps and indie games to download now

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From building worlds in Minecraft to staying in touch with your friends using WeChat, here’s a round-up of the best apps and independent games recently released and available to download now. WeChat (update) WeChat offers free texting, voice messages and video calls from your phone. Instant messaging includes group chats and animated smileys, while … Read more »

Microsoft is helping a company that tries to predict the future

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A program that tries to predict the future, a home health monitor for people with cancer and an online bot that can chat to customers are just some of the proposals that have won places on a Microsoft course for start-ups. Microsoft Accelerator, a global initiative that helps entrepreneurs to grow their companies, has chosen eight … Read more »

The best new apps and indie games to download now

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From catching slime to building towns, here’s a round-up of the best apps and independent games recently released and available to download now. Facebook (update) The new Windows 10 app is significantly faster than running Facebook on the internet, while the Facebook Live tile helps you find out what your friends and family are … Read more »