DoD: Sorry, Amazon, Microsoft's Still Getting That $10 Billion JEDI Contract. Sucks to Suck.

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After a monthslong investigation by the Pentagon, the Department of Defense said Friday that it’s sticking with Microsoft for its $10 billion cloud computing contract. And Amazon is not happy. microsoft amazon not the fun jedi saga department of defense pentagon jedi

Vuzix Blade AR Smart Glasses Now Support Amazon Alexa, DJI Drones

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The Alexa built-in certified smart glasses are now available directly through Amazon. Today, the company announced a new addition to the Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses which introduces Alexa Built-in official certification, allowing users hands-free access to Amazon’s proprietary voice assistant technology. The software team at Vuzix worked closely with the Alexa team at Amazon to offer a complete Alexa integration to Vuzix Blade customers.

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Amazon's Error Dogs, Ranked

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The XR Week Peek (2020.09.28): The debate on Facebook continues, Microsoft acquires Zenimax, and more!

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Microsoft has acquired Zenimax for $7.5B. In-between the console wars, Microsoft has bought Bethesda’s parent company, Zenimax, for $7.5B. Microsoft has not announced a VR headset for the Xbox, but could it be interested in creating more VR games for PC? Happy Autumn everyone!

Amazon Luna Isn't Solving Cloud Gaming's Biggest Problems

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Luna—no, not the surprisingly delicious protein bars— is Amazon’s upcoming foray into the world of cloud gaming. Some of us probably rolled our eyes at the announcement and thought, “Ugh, why does Amazon need to have its greedy little paws in everything?”

Amazon Luna Is Stadia and Microsoft's Newest Cloud Gaming Competitor

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Amazon has a game streaming service. amazon luna game streaming cloud gamingIt’s been rumored for years now and it’s finally here. Starting at $6 a month with early access, the new service—dubbed Luna+—will have Twitch integration, a special channel just for Ubisoft games, and an optional controller that connects directly to the cloud. Read more.

Next Year You'll Be Able to Use Microsoft Office Without a Subscription, Thank Goodness

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Power and Responsibility: Highlights from Microsoft Build

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We need to ask ourselves not only what computers can do, but what they should do,” said Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella in his opening keynote at Build. Microsoft sees the “intelligent cloud” as the backbone of this revolution. Within that vision, Azure is being built as “the world’s computer,” a ubiquitous computing fabric that would allow Microsoft to meet the digital sovereignty and regulatory needs of their customers while delivering the benefits of innovation.

Amazon’s ‘Sumerian’ Tool Simplifies Web-Based VR Development

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And thanks to Amazon’s new web-based VR app development tool, everyone will. Announced at Amazon’s annual AWS re:invent , Sumerian editor utilizes simplified drag-and-drop mechanics, which allows you to easily create 3D worlds. Sumerian also includes a built-in library of pre-existing objects and scenes hosted via Amazon’s AWS cloud. Ok, how about this: Amazon’s Sumerian editor is 100% web-based, which mean there’s no download required.

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Amazon Warns Xbox Series X Preorder Customers That Their Consoles May Arrive Late Too

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Amazon sent out an email blast Friday to customers who preordered an Xbox Series X warning them that they may not receive their console on launch day. xbox xbox series x xbox series s microsoft sony playstation 5 playstation amazon preorder preorders

How to snag Oculus Rift at retail with Amazon, Microsoft and Best Buy

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Starting tomorrow, May 6th 9 AM PST you'll be able to purchase a new Oculus Rift headset from Amazon and Microsoft. On Saturday, you'll be able to buy from Best Buy.

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HTC VIVE VR Headset Now Available on Amazon

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The HTC VIVE (yes, they now capitalize all the letters in VIVE) is getting itself in front of millions of new online shoppers perusing the virtual aisles of Amazon. The Taiwanese manufacturer made the sales expansion announcement Thursday, adding to the list of retailers like Microsoft and GameStop retailers, as well as online outlets like Micro Center and Newegg. The post HTC VIVE VR Headset Now Available on Amazon appeared first on VRScout. News Amazon HTC Vive

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3 Microsoft Surface deals you can’t afford to miss this Tuesday

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Upgrade your work from home or e-learning setup on the cheap with these awesome Microsoft Surface deals. Computing Deals Mobile Amazon 2020 best buy 2020 microsoft surface go microsoft surface laptop 3 Microsoft Surface Pro 7

Xbox One X’s Amazon sales rank climbs over Xbox Series X pre-order confusion

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Gaming News breaking twitter Microsoft Xbox One X Xbox Series X"X," in this case, did not mark the spot.

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Windows VR Headsets Down to Just $215 On Amazon

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Microsoft’s new line of Windows-based ‘Mixed Reality’ VR headsets may not be quite as good as the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive (unless we’re talking about the Samsung Odyssey), but they still offer a great VR experience and their low prices are hard to argue with. If you head over to Amazon right now, you’ll find them at their cheapest prices yet. Lenovo Microsoft VR Industry News

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Purchase Oculus Rift May 7 from Best Buy, Amazon and Microsoft Stores

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Orders will be available online from Amazon , and Microsoft stores starting May 6th at 9 AM PST. Today, Oculus announced a limited supply of the Oculus Rift would be available from Best Buy starting May 7. Best Buy will also offer in-store demos of the Oculus Rift on May 7th as part of the Intel Experience. Initially, this will be in 48 stores and expand later. In an interesting twist.

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Most Windows VR Headsets Have Vanished from the Microsoft Store, Limited Stock Elsewhere

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Following months of steep discounts, most of the Windows VR headsets have vanished from Microsoft’s online store and are showing limited or no stock at other retailers. Microsoft has yet to offer an explanation, but signs are pointing toward discontinuation of some headsets. Previously, many of these headsets could be found at Microsoft’s online store and elsewhere.

Save $100 on the brand new Microsoft Surface Laptop 3

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The Microsoft Surface 3 is only $800 right now at Amazon. Computing Deals Amazon 2020 deal microsoft surface laptop 3You save $200 on the usual price.

Microsoft Surface Go on sale for only $440 for 4th of July

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For work, mobility, and affordability, the Microsoft Surface Go, is an amazing option. Computing Deals 4th of July 2020 Amazon 2020 Amazon deals microsoft surface go Microsoft tablet deals

Microsoft Discounts HoloLens For Schools, Partners With Pearson

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Microsoft’s new Windows-based ‘Mixed Reality’ VR headsets and its futuristic HoloLens device are coming to more classrooms to pave the way for immersive education. Microsoft’s VR headsets, made in partnership with companies like Dell and Lenovo, are currently the cheapest option for getting into PC-based VR (especially considering the latest offers on Amazon). To this end, Microsoft also launched the HoloLens Academic Promotion this week.

Apple MacBook Air, Microsoft Surface Pro 7 prices slashed — save up to $310

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Save over $300 on the Microsoft Surface Pro 7 and $50 on the Apple MacBook Air right now. Apple Computing Deals Mobile Amazon 2020 Apple MacBook Air Best Buy 2020 BTS 2020 Microsoft Surface Pro 7

Save $150 on the Microsoft Surface Pro X, because back-to-school

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It's down to $850 from the original price of $1,000, which is a huge discount on the Microsoft Surface Pro X. Computing Deals Amazon 2020 BTS 2020 laptop deals Microsoft Surface Pro X Surface Pro Deals

Save up to $260 on the Microsoft Surface Laptop 3, Surface Pro 7

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The Microsoft Surface Pro 7 and Laptop 3 are on sale at Amazon and Best Buy today at up to $260 off. Computing Deals laptop deals microsoft surface deals microsoft surface laptop 3 Microsoft Surface Pro 7

Early Microsoft Surface Labor Day Deals: Surface Laptop 3 and Surface Pro 7

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Amazon and Best Buy are offering the Microsoft Surface Pro 7, Surface Pro X, and Surface Laptop 3 today for as much as $360 off. Computing Deals Mobile laptop deals Laptops microsoft surface laptop 3 Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Microsoft Surface Pro X Surface Pro Deals

4 Microsoft Surface deals you can’t afford to miss this Labor Day

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We've scoured Amazon and Best Buy and found the Microsoft Surface Go 2, Surface Pro 7, Surface Pro X, and Surface Laptop 3 on sale for as much as $300 off. Computing Deals Mobile Labor Day 2020 Laptop laptop deals Microsoft Surface Go 2 microsoft surface laptop 3 Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Microsoft Surface Pro X Surface Pro Deals

5 Microsoft Surface deals you can’t afford to miss this 4th of July

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Check out these five Microsoft Surface deals. Computing Deals Mobile 4th of July 2020 Amazon 2020 best buy 2020Need a laptop for e-learning, productivity, or entertainment?

Amazon Deal Sees Return of Rift’s $350 Black Friday Price Cut

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Amazon’s US store is either the first, or the only retailer currently to offer the Oculus Rift for its Black Friday-reduced price of $350, a $50 discount off the now normal MSRP of $400. The discount doesn’t appear to be an Amazon daily deal, possibly meaning it will last a little while longer than a day, although knowing Amazon, the deal could disappear in a heartbeat either way.

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Amazon Prime Day Slashes Prices on VR Headsets

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Amazon’s annual deal day for its ‘Prime’ members is on, and there’s a handful of deals on VR headsets. Here’s the breakdown: Amazon Prime day offers exclusive deals to Prime members ( you can get a free trial here ). Amazon Prime Day VR Headset Deals. It’s not a Prime Day deal, but the Samsung Odyssey+ Windows VR headset is on sale currently for $300 (40% discount) from both Microsoft and Samsung.

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Who’s Waging the Wearables Wars? Part II: Microsoft

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After examining Amazon last week, it’s time to zero in on Microsoft. In addition to standard audio fare like music and phone calls, they’ll integrate natively with Microsoft products like Office. ’ It turns out that its motivations are similar to Amazon’s. After failing to market the Fire Phone years ago, Amazon now sees wearables as a way to gain a direct touchpoint with consumers in a growing category, while the smartphone market matures.

HTC Vive Now Available on Amazon with FREE Shipping

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Finally, you can now purchase the Vive through Amazon and if you are an Amazon Prime member, receive free two-day shipping. Oculus Rift was available from Amazon in June , albeit in very limited quantities. Both devices are available at either Best Buy, Microsoft stores and Gamestop and several others. HTC Vive or Oculus Rift on Amazon? So which device rates higher on Amazon?

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Microsoft Surface Laptop 3, Surface Pro 7 discounted for 4th of July

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Save up to $260 when you get the Microsoft Surface Pro 7 and Laptop 3 at Amazon and Best Buy today ahead of 4th of July. Computing Deals 4th of July 2020 laptop deals microsoft surface deals microsoft surface laptop 3 Microsoft Surface Pro 7

Best Prime Day tablet deals: iPad, Amazon Fire, and Samsung Galaxy

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The best Prime Day tablet deals: BEST TABLET DEAL: Microsoft Surface Pro 7 — save $360. BEST TABLET FOR KIDS: Fire HD 8 Kids Edition — save $60. BEST IPAD DEAL: Apple iPad (10.2-inch, WiFi, 128GB) — save $30. BEST BUDGET TABLET: Fire HD 10 tablet — save $70.

The 6 best laptop deals to shop before Amazon Prime Day 2020

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If you absolutely just cannot wait until Prime Day (or you just don't have an Amazon Prime subscription), you can still grab some great laptop deals right now. Apple Computing Deals Chromebook Dell Laptops Lenovo MacBook Air Microsoft Surface Prime Day 2020

Microsoft Surface Go and Surface Pro 7 prices slashed — save up to $360

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Two of our favorite 2-in-1s, the Microsoft Surface Go and Surface Pro 7, are on sale at Amazon and Best Buy by as much as $360 off. Computing Deals 2-in-1 laptops laptop deals microsoft surface go Microsoft Surface Pro 7

Apple iPad 10.2, Microsoft Surface Go prices slashed in time for 4th of July

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and Microsoft Surface Go, are on sale at Amazon before the 4th of July. iPad deals microsoft surface deals microsoft surface go tablet dealsTwo of the best tablets right now, the Apple iPad 10.2 Get them for as low as $279. Apple Deals Mobile 4th of July 2020 Apple iPad 10.2

Xbox Series X Pre-Orders Have Been A Debacle So Far

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Despite advance notice, a set time, and links set up for all of the retailers who would be selling the Xbox Series X and Series S today, trying to pre-order Microsoft’s next-gen console has been a massive headache.

Gear Up and Get Your Game On in Today’s Best Microsoft Xbox Deals

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Featured Deal: Halo: The Master Chief Collection | $20 | Amazon Read more. kinja deals deals xbox deals