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You can now pre-order an Xbox One X in the UK

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The Xbox One X can be pre-ordered from today, Microsoft has announced. Gamers can now reserve the most powerful console ever made from select retailers and the Microsoft Store ahead of its release on November 7. On Tuesday, videogame retailer Game tweeted: “Get ready. The most powerful console in the … Read more »

The number of schoolchildren who could learn digital skills just exploded

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Hundreds of thousands more schoolchildren in Scotland could be taught vital digital skills after a scheme backed by major companies including Microsoft was expanded. The Digital Schools Awards Scotland encourages schools to partner with colleges, universities and employers to embed technology skills in a range of lessons. It is hoped … Read more »

The Windows 10 Creators Update has a release date

Microsoft’s keynote at IFA in Berlin – one of the world’s largest trade shows for consumer electronics – saw plenty of news for tech fans to sink their teeth into. This week has already been a busy one for the company. On Monday, more details were shared surrounding Windows Mixed … Read more »

The rush to pre-order the Xbox One X has broken records

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The Xbox One X has become the fastest-selling Xbox pre-order ever, Microsoft has confirmed. Gaming fans could reserve a special edition version of the console on Sunday, August 20 ahead of its release on November 7. Just five days later, the Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition has sold out … Read more »

Skype now lets you send money to friends and family

Skype users can now send money to friends and family via the video call and messaging service by linking their account with PayPal. The new service, called Send Money, lets people in the UK transfer funds via the Skype mobile app while they are in the middle of a conversation. … Read more »

Microsoft unveils superfast and secure blockchain service for companies

Microsoft has announced a first-of-its-kind blockchain service for companies that can handle more than 1,600 transactions per second – much faster than current networks. The Coco Framework is easier to use than other blockchain products, making the technology widely available to firms in a range of sectors, including financial services, … Read more »

A top UK hospital has proved that technology and treatment go hand-in-hand

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One of the UK’s leading hospitals for treating rare and complex conditions will start using Microsoft technology to ensure staff continue to give patients the best possible care. Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH), which runs Addenbrooke’s and the Rosie hospitals, is to become the largest healthcare organisation in England to run … Read more »

Scotland’s best teacher works at a Microsoft Showcase School

A teacher at a Microsoft Showcase School in Scotland has been named the best educator in the country at a major awards event. The prize for Jacqueline Campbell, who works at St Mungo’s High School in Falkirk, came as Kirkton of Largo Primary School in Fife, another Microsoft Showcase School, … Read more »

A two-minute guide to how mixed reality will change your world

Mixed reality. Virtual reality. Augmented reality. What’s the difference, and how will blending the physical and digital worlds empower you to do things that were previously impossible? Most importantly, how will all this affect our trousers? Learn all this and more on episode three of the Story Labs animated series … Read more »

BBC and Microsoft experiment lets viewers talk to their TV

The BBC has worked with Microsoft to create an experimental version of iPlayer that lets viewers talk to their television and find their favourite programmes. The experimental version of the popular service, which allows people to watch BBC television shows and listen to the radio via the internet, uses artificial … Read more »

Microsoft unleashes massive computing power in UK data centres

New Microsoft Azure services that make it easier to work with huge amounts of information have been launched in the UK. G-Series, H-Series and N-Series virtual machines (VM), which allow developers to create multiple copies of their own computer to increase computing power, are now available in the company’s UK … Read more »