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Microsoft's HoloLens Sidekick experiment lost in CRS-7 explosion

By - June 29, 2015

When the unmanned CRS-7 flight blew up in midair yesterday en route to the International Space Station (ISS), it destroyed a lot more than a shipment of freeze dried shrimp cocktail. It also meant the loss of dozens of experiments. One of more exotic of these was Sidekick; a project by NASA and Microsoft that uses the latter's HoloLens technology to provide astronauts with their own holographic augmented reality.

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— Mobile Technology

Windows 10 on the Surface Pro 3: Now the 2-in-1 makes perfect sense

By - June 25, 2015 7 Pictures

The Surface Pro 3 is already one of our favorite mobile PCs, but if there's anything to criticize, it's its dual-natured Windows 8.1 software. But what happens when you replace that with the upcoming Windows 10? Based on our time with the latest previews, we think it could transform the Surface into the futuristic mobile productivity device that Microsoft has been trying to build for years.

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— Games

New games, hardware and adding value: Which console "won" E3 2015?

By - June 19, 2015 11 Pictures

With big press events from Sony, Microsoft and a raft of third party publishers, and with Nintendo's unique Direct broadcast approach, it's all too easy to get lost in the tidal wave of announcements that hit in the first few days of the E3. All three big console makers presented a vision of what consumers can expect from their systems in the coming year, but whose showing was the strongest, and whose left a bitter taste in the mouth? Read on as Gizmag assesses this year's E3 offerings, and provides musings on what the announcements might mean for the current and future landscape of console gaming.

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— Games

Microsoft doubles the Xbox One's storage, outs tweaked controller and Wireless Adapter for Windows

By - June 9, 2015 4 Pictures

Microsoft has a number of hardware announcements ahead of E3 2015, which takes place in Los Angeles next week. The company outed a new version of its current generation console with a higher capacity hard drive, as well an improved controller and a new dongle that will allow PC gamers to make more convenient use of the console controller.

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