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Here's your daily technology digested through the DGiT Daily newsletter, Monday, June 10, 2019!

1. E3 highlights: The next Xbox, Microsoft streaming, more

About the E3 press conferences we are, with a host of new games and developments already announced. There is too much, really, but here are the big things you can't miss.

Microsoft's "Project Scarlett": its next-gen Xbox console

Microsoft unveiled some scarce details on Project Scarlett, which is the next-generation Xbox console. A 3m 58s trailer on YouTube has shown some glowing of the hardware, promising: "This generation is going faster than any generation we've done before" – 4 times the display of the current Xbox gene.

What we know:

  • It is powered by AMD's "custom processor" with the latest Zen 2 and Radeon RDNA architecture.
  • More Specifications: High bandwidth GDDR6 RAM, and a fixed drive driver. Microsoft says the SSD is able to boost a 40x performance, which means much faster charging speeds.
  • 8K capability, beam detection, variable refresh rate up to 120fps, and ultra-low latency inputs.
  • Sounds familiar? Microsoft offers a lot What we heard from Sony and the upcoming PlayStation 5, which will also include SSD storage, 8K support and 3D audio.
  • And that's also what game streaming services promise in the next few cycles.
  • Arrival "Holiday 2020".
  • Oh, and there's a new Halo, because of course there is.
  • Halo Infinite, will start with the device as his major launch title, & # 39; a new master chapter almost six minutes trailer which does not contain a single second of the game.
  • By the way, Microsoft hid a ton of keys in that trailer, everything within minutes was redeemed for three months from the new Xbox Game Ultimate pass.
  • Microsoft also reveals the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2, with longer battery life, USB-C, Bluetooth, and a range of other enhancements. It's also compatible with Xbox Scarlett, starting November 4 for $ 179.99 USD.

Xbox Game Pass on computer

Xbox Game Pass is now available on the computer

  • Xbox Game Pass is launched on Windows 10 from now on, the service starts at $ 4.99 a month.
  • It's an "introductory" price, with regular prizes at $ 9.99.
  • Xbox Game Pass for PC offers 100 games from over 75 developers and publishers, including Football Manager 2019, Imperator: Rome, and Metro Exodus.

Now it's pretty good value, buzz ….

  • I don't have a clear view here, but I've never liked that on Xbox you can only play online with a paid subscription. (The PlayStation originally had free multiplayer, before Sony borrowed Microsoft's model, while the Nintendo Switch also has a paid model.)
  • Pay $ 60 + for a game, pay $ 49 a year (or $ 9.99 a month) for a Live Gold sub. to play online.
  • It's been like this for years.
  • If that approach is visible in the world of PC games, even slightly, it's not "for the gamers", but Microsoft turns its world from Xbox.
  • To be clear, it doesn't happen yet. But directions are being erected.
  • One more thing – Microsoft launched Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, with PC and Xbox games, for $ 14.99 a month. Included is an Xbox Live Gold subscription, which makes it a nice all-in-one if it's your ecosystem.

Microsoft's project xCloud

Microsoft does not allow Google Stages muscle to play on its popular gambling chart, with more details on Project xCloud. His own streaming service takes Xbox games and more to the computer.

  • Essentially, it looks like it will stream from your Xbox One library, including Xbox Game Pass games – to any device.
  • However, we didn't have much more detail than that. Microsoft did not provide any dates or pricing for its service, although a public preview began in October.
  • On the E3 display floor the service is shown, with gamers trying Halo 5: Guardians and Hellblade: Senua's Offer streaming on smartphones and tablets.

What else at E3? Games!

  • Elden Ring is the new fantasy game From George R.R. Martin and FromSoftware – the people behind Dark Souls (The Verge).
  • There is a new Microsoft Flight Simulator (trailer) and a few Gears 5 action (trailer).
  • Keanu Reeves is also next year in "Cyberpunk 2077" and all sorts of mania take place (reveal trailer + Keanu).
  • Electronic Arts has 14 minutes of play for his upcoming action adventure game, "Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order" (trailer). Given the meticulous focus on lightaber and the use of the Force via new mechanics, people are hype.
  • Also from EA, season 2 of "Apex Legends" beginning July 2, a new legend "Wattson" was introduced (trailer).
  • From Bethesda: "Ghostwire: Tokyo" has many people talking (Kotaku), and it can be because someone on stage was great fun. (Too scary for me, I want to say).
  • "Doom Eternal" comes out on November 22 (trailer) and it looks like demons.
  • "Fallout 76" gets a big (free) DLC in the fall of 2019, plus the roaring generals, and it's free to try from today for a week (trailer).
  • also, Bethesda has new technology to make streaming games faster with lower requirements.
  • The Id Software classic "Commander Keen" comes back as an iOS / Android game, but … no one wants it? (I'm about this, my colleagues think I'm not. Kotaku is at least with me.)
  • And possibly the biggest news: "Final Fantasy VII Remake"Will be released on March 3, 2020 (Engadget).

More to come: There is a PC conference for conferences today, Ubisoft also announced today with Square Enix, with Nintendo taking over tomorrow. (There's no Sony PlayStation event at E3 2019, just if you've forgotten!)


2. We asked, you told us: Most don't buy 5G phones until networks are ready (Android Authority).


3. OnePlus 7 vs. OnePlus 7 Pro battery comparison (AA).


4. Google Stages: The finer print of Google's game streaming service (AA).


5. Xbox's biggest competitor is not PlayStation: This is Google (Engadget).


6. Quibi comes! Pronounced Quib-eye, this is a new streaming service that comes on April 6, 2020 just for mobile devices, and something I don't understand at all. But it raised $ 1 billion to get off the ground? (Variety).


7. Apple listens (Marco.org).


8. EU wants Forcing electric motors to emit noise If you drive below 20 km / h from July 1 (the next web).


9. Tesla will soon downgrade software on the entry-level model 3, even if you already own it and currently unlocked software, via an update. Some say people got a bonus they didn't pay, which has now expired; Others question the legality behind a seemingly bait and link tactic (Engadget).


10. This is how hackers earn money from your stolen medical data (ZDNet).


11. Top voice machine maker reverses position on election security, promises paper ballots – significant and important over-face, because hackers (TechCrunch).


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