Minecraft launches free educational content for children

Minecraft has released a series of free educational sessions that parents can download to help children learn at home. Minecraft Marketplace, which features items and add-ons that people can use in the popular block-building game, has a new Education section. The educational content lets players explore the International Space Station, through a partnership with NASA, […]

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NHS staff can use Microsoft Teams for free amid Coronavirus outbreak

All NHS staff will be able to use Microsoft Teams for free so they can quickly communicate with colleagues during the Coranavirus outbreak. Key workers will be able to use instant messaging and audio and video calls to share advice and updates on their patients, wherever they are. Ian Phoenix, Director of Technology at NHS […]

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Women working to speed up discovery of Alzheimer’s drug shortlisted for major award

Three women in the UK using artificial intelligence to speed up the development of drugs to treat Alzheimer’s have been shortlisted for a major prize for female entrepreneurs. Microsoft has today named 20 companies across the world as finalists in its Female Founders competition, including five from the UK. Four winners will receive a share […]

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Xbox Series X: A closer look at the technology powering the next generation

By Will Tuttle, Xbox Wire Editor in Chief A few months ago, we revealed Xbox Series X, our fastest, most powerful console ever, designed for a console generation that has you, the player, at its center. When it is released this holiday season, Xbox Series X will set a new bar for performance, speed and […]

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New Microsoft app built in just two days lets your staff communicate during a crisis

Microsoft has released an app that allows companies to collaborate more effectively during a crisis. Built by a team of developers in just 48 hours, the Power Apps template has been launched as businesses step up plans to mitigate the impact of COVID-19. The platform, which combines Power Apps, Power Automate, Teams and SharePoint, can […]

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Microsoft Surface helps authors write and release short story for kids on World Book Day

Microsoft has teamed up with children’s authors Greg James and Chris Smith to release a digital short story on YouTube to celebrate World Book Day. The free story – entitled Stop: That’s Not My Grandma – was co-created in four hours by James, a radio DJ, Smith, children and their families on a Microsoft Surface […]

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Holograms in Hull: How a new mixed-reality centre is teaching the future of tech

A new mixed-reality centre that aims to boost the number of people with cutting-edge digital skills in the North has been unveiled in Hull. The Digital Realities Centre will train people to use Microsoft HoloLens, a headset that allows users to place 3D digital models in the room alongside them, so they can use the […]

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New characters, new monsters, new quests: A look at Ori and the Will of the Wisps

The sequel to the hugely popular Ori and the Blind Forest will be released within days, and gamers can look forward to new characters, features and music from a 72-piece orchestra. Available from March 11, Ori and the Will of the Wisps tells the story of a spirit guardian on a quest to reunite with […]

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