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Researchers built an AI that plays chess like a person, not a super computer

By AI, artificial intelligence, chess, chess ai, cornell university, engadget, gear, Microsoft, microsoft research, tomorrow, university of toronto

We mere mortals haven’t truly been competitive against artificial intelligence in chess in a long time. It’s been 15 years since a human has conquered a computer in a chess tournament. However, a team of researchers have developed an AI chess engine…

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Microsoft reverses Xbox Live price hike, will add free multiplayer for some games

By Apex Legends, engadget, fortnite, free-to-play, friday night news dump, gaming, Microsoft, News, price, Xbox Live, Xbox Live Gold

In one of the first positive Friday night news dumps I can remember, Microsoft has not only reversed course on its poorly-received plan to raise the price for Xbox Live, it’s adding a treat. Soon, for free-to-play games (like Fortnite or Apex …

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Microsoft teams up with Cruise and GM on self-driving cars

By autonomous, Autonomous Vehicles, azure, cars, cloud, cruise, engadget, gear, gm, Microsoft, partnership, self-driving, self-driving car, Transportation

Cruise and GM have enlisted an important ally in their quest to make self-driving cars a practical reality. The two have entered a “long-term strategic relationship” with Microsoft to speed up the commercialization of autonomous vehicles. Crui…

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Microsoft teams up with Cruise and GM on self-driving cars

By autonomous, Autonomous Vehicles, azure, cars, cloud, cruise, engadget, gear, gm, Microsoft, partnership, self-driving, self-driving car, Transportation

Cruise and GM have enlisted an important ally in their quest to make self-driving cars a practical reality. The two have entered a “long-term strategic relationship” with Microsoft to speed up the commercialization of autonomous vehicles. Crui…

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ICYMI: More gadget highlights from CES 2021

By @ccttech, @centralcommerce, @shoppable, anker, ces2021, cowin soundbar, dragonfly, engadget, gear, hatch, hp, icymi, kasa, Microsoft, News, otterbox, philips sonicare, philips sonicare electric toothbrush, razer blade 15, razer blade pro 17, shopping, soundcore, surface pro 7 plus, tcl, thebuyersguide, tp-link

While CES was a bit different this year, we still managed to check out a number of inspiring new devices, apps and services. While we acknowledged the most promising tech in Engadget’s Best of CES awards, there remain a bunch of gadgets that d…

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The best deals we found this week: $30 off Apple’s iPad and more

By apple, blackwidow, commerce, crucial, engadget, engadgetdeals, gear, iPad, Microsoft, News, nintendo, nintendo switch, razer, ring fit adventure, thebuyersguide, weeklydeals, Xbox Series X

While new tech from CES (and Samsung) took over this week, we were still able to find some currently available gadgets on sale at low prices. Of note are the 8th-generation iPad and the iPad Air discounted to their lowest prices ever and the l…

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Microsoft and Oracle are working on digital COVID-19 vaccine cards

By app, coronavirus, covid-19, engadget, gear, health, health passport, mayo clinic, medicine, Microsoft, Oracle, sales force, Salesforce, smartphone, Travel, vaccination, vaccination credential initiative, vaccine

Starting later this month, the US will require international air passengers to show evidence of a recent negative COVID-19 test or proof that they have recently recovered from the disease. Alternatively, now that COVID-19 vaccines are being ad…

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The Xbox Series X wireless controller is in stock and $10 off

By commerce, console gaming, engadget, engadgetdeals, gaming, gear, Microsoft, News, thebuyersguide, xbox controller, xbox core controller, Xbox Series X, xbox wireless controller

Saying it’s been difficult to get anything Xbox Series X- or PlayStation 5-related since late last year would be an understatement. Both the consoles themselves and many of their accessories have months-long wait times, which is why a deal goi…

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CD Projekt Red has been sued over Cyberpunk 2077’s buggy release

By cd projekt red, cyberpunk 2077, engadget, gaming, Lawsuits, Microsoft, personal computing, playstation 4, ps4, Sony, video games, xbox one

CD Projekt Red could have a legal battle on its hands. In a filing spotted by Bloomberg, a firm called Rosen Law announced that it has opened a class-action lawsuit against the company. It alleges the studio’s management misled investors about…

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Microsoft brings ‘Flight Simulator’ to the VR headsets people care about

By asobo studio, engadget, flight simulator, games, gaming, Microsoft, microsoft flight simulator, video games, videogames, Virtual Reality, virtualreality, VR, weather

Microsoft Flight Simulator now supports most virtual reality headsets. If you have a headset that’s SteamVR compatible or OpenXR compliant, such as an HTC Vive, Oculus or Windows Mixed Reality one, you’ll be able to explore the world in VR following…

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Microsoft Authenticator can now store and autofill mobile device passwords

By autofill, engadget, gear, Microsoft, microsoft authenticator, Mobile, News, password manager, Passwords, Security, smartphones

Microsoft’s Authenticator on mobile will soon be updated with password management and autofill capabilities, the company announced (as seen by Thurott). The passwords will be synced using your Microsoft account using Outlook, Hotmail and other…

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EA Play’s arrival on Xbox Game Pass for PC is delayed to 2021

By ea, ea play, engadget, Game Pass, game pass for pc, game pass ultimate, game subscription, games, gaming, Microsoft, subscription, video games, xbox game pass, xbox game pass ultimate

You’ll need to wait a little longer to play the likes of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order through an Xbox Game Pass subscription on PC. Microsoft says EA Play won’t be available on the platform as part of Game Pass Ultimate or the PC version of Game Pass…

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Tech’s biggest losers in 2020

By Amazon, amazon halo, engadget, entertainment, feature, foldables, gaming, gear, google, Google Photos, google stadia, lenovo, Microsoft, preorder, Qualcomm, quibi, snapdragon, snapdragon 8xc 2, snapdragon wear 4100, surface, surface duo, thinkpad x1 fold, tiktok, yir2020

It’d be easy to just say all of 2020 was terrible and call it a day. But while most of the year was awful for everyone, some things in tech suffered more than others. TikTok, for example, got jerked around by the Trump administration for month…

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Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony will collaborate to make gaming safer

By engadget, games, gaming, harassment, hate, Microsoft, nintendo, parental controls, playstation, safety, Sony, switch, video games, xbox

Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony are setting aside their usual rivalries to improve online gaming. The companies have outlined a set of common principles for safer gaming, particularly for younger players. The concepts aren’t radical, but make it …

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Windows on ARM can finally emulate x64 apps in latest preview

By 64-bit, arm, computer, emulation, engadget, gear, Microsoft, operating system, personal computing, Software, windows, Windows 10, windows insider, x64

ARM-based Windows 10 PCs like the Surface Pro X have been limited to running non-native apps with 32-bit code — frustrating when many apps are either 64-bit only or are more capable using the newer technology. You won’t be quite so limited if …

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‘Microsoft Flight Simulator’ comes to Xbox Series X/S next summer

By console exclusive, engadget, flight simulator, flight simulator 2020, gaming, Microsoft, microsoft flight simulator, News, the game awards, the game awards 2020, xbox, xbox series s, Xbox Series X

Tonight Microsoft Flight Simulator took home a trophy for Best Simulator/Strategy at The Game Awards, and also confirmed a launch window for the game on consoles. In the summer of 2021, players on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S will be able t…

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Microsoft and 12 others join Amazon’s climate change initiative

By Amazon, carbon, carbon emissions, Climate Change, climate pledge, Emissions, engadget, gear, global optimism, green, itv, Microsoft, News, tomorrow, unilever, verizon

Microsoft and 12 other companies have joined Amazon’s Climate Pledge, which is a commitment to hit net zero carbon emissions by 2040. The project aims to meet the climate goals of the United Nations Paris Agreement a decade early. Signatories also ag…

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The best laptop deals we could find for Black Friday

By Asus, bfcm20, commerce, dell, engadget, engadgetdeals, gear, holiday20, holidaydeal20, hp, laptops, lenovo, Microsoft, News, Samsung, thebuyersguide, vmholiday2020

As many continue to work from home for the foreseeable future, our laptops have become increasingly more important to our professional and personal lives. Black Friday is one of the best times to shop for a new laptop if you need something a b…

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‘AC Valhalla’ patch brings a performance mode toggle to PS5 and Xbox Series X/S

By assassin's creed valhalla, engadget, gaming, Microsoft, playstation 5, ps5, Sony, ubisoft, video games, xbox series s, Xbox Series X

Just in time for Thanksgiving in the US, Ubisoft is releasing the next major patch for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. Tomorrow you’ll be able to download the game’s 1.04 update. It comes with a host of improvements, but the most notable addition i…

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