Microsoft announces the first Always Connected PCs

Microsoft and Qualcomm have announced the first set of Always Connected PCs. These PCs are light, fast and powerful and are running Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chipset.

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Original Xbox backward compatibility coming to Xbox One on October 24th

Microsoft has announced that original Xbox backwards compatiblity will be making its way to Xbox One starting tomorrow. The company first announced it at E3 2017.

According to IGN, 13 original Xbox titles will be available at launch including: 

  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
  • Ninja Gaiden Black
  • Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge
  • Fuzion Frenzy
  • Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
  • Psychonauts
  • Dead to Rights
  • Black
  • Grabbed by the Ghoulies
  • Sid Meier’s Pirates!
  • Red Faction II
  • BloodRayne 2
  • The King of Fighters Neowave

Each of games will be playable via the original game disc or digitally via the Microsoft Store. The digital pricing for original Xbox games will be between $9.99 USD and $14.99 USD.

Source: IGN via Windows Central

Surface Pro (2017) Review: Microsoft’s best Surface yet

I’ve used my fair share of Windows 10-powered 2-in-1s and out of all of them, the new Surface Pro (2017) is by far my favourite. It’s on another level in terms of quality and experience that other computer manufacturers don’t come close to.

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Microsoft rebrands Beam streaming as Mixer

It’s almost been a year since Microsoft first acquired Beam, a company all about livestreaming and competitors to Twitch, back in August 2016. Then Beam streaming was integrated into the Windows 10 Creators Update to easily stream games to the platform.

Now Microsoft has rebranded Beam as Mixer (its rumored that Beam was having legal issues with bringing their service worldwide).

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New Microsoft Surface Pro leaks out [Update: New Type Covers teased]

Microsoft will be holding an event in Shanghai on May 23rd and they’re expected to reveal a refresh to the Surface Pro 4, according to leaked images obtained by famed leaker, Evan Blass (@evleaks) in his post on Venture Beat.

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