Xbox One

A short word coming out of E3: despite rolling out a couple of days ago, Microsoft has formally announced Cortana, the Windows-based speech recognition helper (similar to Siri and Google Now) is coming to Xbox Live and the Xbox console platform. This announcement has been suspected for a while as Microsoft integrates more of its technologies together, trying to craft a consistent user experience across as many potential devices as possible. Aside from 'Xbox On', all commands can be processed via Kinect or a headset. According to XboxOneUK via Xbox One Preview Program’s Facebook Page, the following commands are supported: Xbox One Cortana Commands (June 2016) Power “Hey Cortana, Xbox on” (only with Kinect) “Hey Cortana, turn off” “Hey Cortana, restart” Media Controls “Hey Cortana, pause the movie” “Hey Cortana, rewind” “Hey Cortana, play...

Windows 10 Gaming Updates: DirectX 12 and Xbox One

With the Windows Anniversary Edition, Microsoft has detailed some upcoming improvements for gaming. They even brought Phil Spencer out to announce the upcoming plans for gaming on Windows. The...

21 by Brett Howse on 3/30/2016

Xbox One Gets Windows 10 Underpinnings With New Xbox One Experience

Today the New Xbox One Experience began rolling out, and with it comes a big change in not only the look and feel of the Xbox One’s Dashboard, but...

33 by Brett Howse on 11/12/2015

Razer Launches New Wildcat Xbox One Controller And New Version Of The Nabu Smartband

Today at PAX Razer announced a refresh of the Nabu smartband which they first announced at CES in 2014. They also announced that they will be selling the Razer...

11 by Brett Howse on 8/28/2015

Xbox One Will Be Upgraded To Windows 10 In November

Just a couple of days ago, Windows 10 was launched for the PC and the rollout is underway. But that is just a single aspect of Windows 10, and...

25 by Brett Howse on 8/5/2015

Xbox One To Get TV DVR Capabilities

Those that never got to experience Windows Media Center as the hub of a home entertainment system likely wonder why there is such a vocal group of people who...

19 by Brett Howse on 8/4/2015

Xbox At E3: New Controller, Game Emulation, And Plenty Of Exclusives

Today is the first official day of the Electronic Entertainment Expo, otherwise known as E3, and the Xbox team was on-stage to deliver plenty of news surrounding Xbox. It...

63 by Brett Howse on 6/15/2015

Microsoft Launches Updated Xbox One, Controller, and PC Adapter

News comes from Redmond today that Microsoft will be offering a new model of Xbox One. It will ship with a larger 1 TB hard drive, which is double...

33 by Brett Howse on 6/9/2015

Xbox Game Streaming Demonstrated At Build

Today I got a chance to try the new game streaming ability of Xbox One at a breakout session. For those that are unaware, Xbox Game Streaming will allow...

17 by Brett Howse on 4/30/2015

Microsoft Adds Over-the-Air Tuner Support To Xbox

Back in the day, if you wanted to watch broadcast television on your Xbox 360, all you had to do was build an entire other computer, complete with TV...

33 by Brett Howse on 4/8/2015

Xbox Games With Gold October Preview

October is here, which means an update to the Games with Gold program for the Xbox One and Xbox 360. Continuing the trend we have seen since the introduction...

0 by Brett Howse on 9/30/2014

Xbox Games With Gold September 2014 Preview

It is the end of August already, which means two things. School is back, and Xbox Games with Gold has released the upcoming games for September. On the Xbox...

13 by Brett Howse on 8/28/2014

Xbox Games With Gold August 2014 Preview

The latest round of upcoming games for the Games with Gold program have been announced today, and unlike last month, there are no carryover games on the list. As...

6 by Brett Howse on 7/28/2014

Xbox Games With Gold July 2014 Preview

Today Xbox released the list of upcoming games for Xbox Live members under their Games With Gold program. In an odd move, one of the Xbox One games carries...

4 by Brett Howse on 6/26/2014

Microsoft Unbundles Kinect, $399 Xbox One Model Available Starting June 9th

In an interesting reversal of what happened last generation, Microsoft's Xbox One launched at a $100 price premium to Sony's PlayStation 4. Despite Sony building the higher performing console...

46 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/13/2014

Microsoft Q3 2014 Financial Results

This afternoon Microsoft held an earnings call to announce the results of their third quarter for fiscal year 2014. Overall GAAP revenue was down less than 1% over Q3 2013...

25 by Brett Howse on 4/24/2014

Elop to Lead Devices and Studios at Microsoft: This Means Xbox

News spreading online from a leaked memo point former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop to become the new lead at Microsoft’s Devices and Studios division. This appointment puts Elop...

41 by Ian Cutress on 2/26/2014

Chipworks Confirms Xbox One SoC Has 14 CUs with 2 Disabled

In our mini-review of the Xbox One I speculated that the shipping version of Microsoft's console featured 14 AMD GCN CUs (Graphics Core Next Compute Units), with two disabled...

47 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/26/2013

The Xbox One - Mini Review & Comparison to Xbox 360/PS4

Earlier this morning Microsoft lifted the embargo on press reviews of the Xbox One. I’ve been playing with final hardware and near final software for a few days now...

286 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/20/2013

Xbox One: Unboxed

We’ve already discussed the hardware of the Xbox One (or Xbone as Brian likes to call it) and compared it with the PlayStation 4, so all that’s left is...

41 by Jarred Walton on 8/8/2013

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