Microsoft borrows from Xbox and PCs to improve enterprise services

Microsoft borrows from Xbox and PCs to improve enterprise services
Microsoft is taking inspiration from its Xbox and desktop beta tests, and bringing faster updates to its (admittedly tamer) Windows Server arm. Starting later this year, the company plans to deliver two rounds of updates each year, one in spring and…
Source: Engadget

How Bandai Namco is (and isn't) changing 'Duelyst'

How Bandai Namco is (and isn't) changing 'Duelyst'
There's something about Duelyst. Its magic might stem from the fact that it's gorgeous, with floaty, bright pixel art in a rich fantasy world — or it might be the blend of card-based strategy and turn-based tactics. It might run even deeper than tha…
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Here are some of the groundbreaking robots you’ll see at TC Sessions: Robotics next week

Here are some of the groundbreaking robots you’ll see at TC Sessions: Robotics next week
 TC Sessions: Robotics takes place on Monday, July 17 at MIT, and the agenda is stacked with the best minds, engineers and founders in the robotic industry. And many are bringing some mechanical friends. Throughout the event, a bunch of robotic demos will take place. Some will happen during fireside chats, others in workshops, and there’s even a pitch-off event where three robotic… Read More


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Disney’s ‘Star Wars’ theme park is taking shape

Disney’s ‘Star Wars’ theme park is taking shape
Universal Studios Japan recently released the first trailer for its in-construction Super Nintendo World attraction, and now Disney has gone one better by building an actual physical model showing off its upcoming Star Wars Land (unofficial title). D…
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Equity Podcast: Snap reaches new low, and Uber cries uncle in Russia

Equity Podcast: Snap reaches new low, and Uber cries uncle in Russia
 Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s weekly look at the increasingly troubled venture capital industry. This week Katie Roof and myself — Alex Wilhelm — were joined by Menlo Ventures’ Matt Murphy, a venture denizen who previously worked for Kleiner Perkins. Matthew Lynley is still on vacation, though he was recently spotted atop a clouded mountain reciting… Read More


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Facebook really can’t decide how much VR should cost

Facebook really can’t decide how much VR should cost
 Down, down, down the price of the Oculus Rift goes. On the heels of a temporary $200 price cut, today Facebook’s Oculus has announced that the Rift and Touch will be receiving a permanent $100 price cut, bringing the bundled price of the virtual reality system down to $499 once the summer sale it over. The company has also announced that it will now be bundling the two products together in… Read More


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ZTE's Blade Spark raises the bar for $100 smartphones

ZTE's Blade Spark raises the bar for 0 smartphones
If you're wondering what $100 will get you in a smartphone nowadays in the US, ZTE has a solid reply with the Blade Spark. Available for AT&T Prepaid customers, it offers some nice things like a 5.5-inch HD display and 13-megapixel rear and 5-meg…
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Oculus permanently discounts Rift and Touch bundle to $499

Oculus permanently discounts Rift and Touch bundle to 9
If you can't spare $399 for the Oculus Rift and Touch bundle while it's still on sale, don't worry. The Facebook-owned company is permanently dropping the all-in-one package's price to $499 once the sale ends in around six weeks. A bundle would've co…
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