Xbox on the go Smash hits of PlayStation Microsoft Project xCloud builds on the Xbox empire, expanding its influence beyond the living room. It's looking promising for all Xbox gamers and is set to debut in 2019. Learn more at Microsoft The Good Headed to PCs, consoles, and mobile. Existing Xbox games are supported. Established background in cloud and gaming. The Bad No examples of working code. Release still far away. PlayStation Now is among the pioneers of game streaming, with a strong library of PlayStation titles. It's far from perfect but among the few available in 2018. $20 at Amazon The Good Over 600 games. Nearly 5 years on the market. Available on PC and console. The Bad Mixed performance. Expensive monthly charge. PlayStation Now is well-established in streaming, but Project xCloud stows strong promises. Although Microsoft is poised for success, PlayStation Now is your way to play today. Present meets the future Online services have reshaped the games … [Read more...] about Microsoft Project xCloud vs. PlayStation Now: Battle of the streaming services
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Xbox on the go Lightweight PC gaming Microsoft Project xCloud builds on the Xbox empire, expanding its influence beyond the living room. It's looking promising for all Xbox gamers and is set to debut in 2019. Microsoft's Netflix-like Xbox Game Pass service is currently the closest available alternative. $10 at Microsoft Pros Headed to PCs, consoles, and mobile. Existing Xbox games are supported. Established background in cloud and gaming. Cons No examples of working code. Release still far away. Project Stream is Google's first foray into AAA PC gaming. And it works really well. It's a pure PC experience, but for those on low-end devices, gaming on the cheap has never been easier. Free at Google Pros Free trial now available. Great early experience. Full-fledged PC gaming. Cons No mobile presence (yet). Unproven in AAA gaming. With the next generation of game streaming on the horizon, Microsoft and Google are leading the pack. While Google's Project Stream is … [Read more...] about Microsoft Project xCloud vs. Google Project Stream: Which game-stream service is for you?
You may transfer your data from social media to other platforms soon.Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Twitter said Friday that they're participating in the Data Transfer Project to build an easier way for people to transfer data into and out of online services. The companies are launching this collaboration to give people more control of their online data and make it easier for them to download it and move it between services. This comes after several data-related scandals looming over the tech giants.DTP aims to create an open-source, service-to-service data portability platform for internet users to move data between online service providers, according to the project's website. It uses different platforms' existing technology APIs and authorization methods to access data, then transfers data into a format that fits the new platform.DTP is still in development, but tech-savvy folks can try it out via Docker and Code. Instructions on the DTP site note that you'll need API keys from the … [Read more...] about Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Twitter want to make your data portable
Here’s something of a curve ball for your brain to digest: Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Twitter have teamed up for a new open source project that strives to make it easier to transfer your data between online services. The Data Transfer Project (DTP) was officially founded last year, and there have been whisperings about it on the likes of GitHub, but the initiative was officially unveiled today with its first four members. The DTP is actively seeking other members too. The ultimate aim of the Data Transfer Project is to improve data portability, allowing users to not only download their data but transfer it directly to any other service. Facebook, for example, announced a new data export tool earlier this year enabling its users to receive a copy of all the data that Facebook holds on them — this was unveiled soon after the Cambridge Analytica data privacy scandal unfolded. But the average user wouldn’t be able to do all that much with their data … [Read more...] about Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Twitter launch the Data Transfer Project
Intel and Microsoft on Monday disclosed a new variant of the Spectre and Meltdown security flaws, revealing a newly found vulnerability in chips used in hundreds of millions of computers and mobile devices. Intel is calling the new strain "Variant 4." While this latest variant taps into many of the same security vulnerabilities that were first revealed in January, it uses a different method to extract sensitive information, according to the company.Spectre and Meltdown have continued to haunt companies like Intel, Arm and AMD, which have produced chips with the flaws for everything computers and laptops to mobile devices. The vulnerabilities, which could allow attackers to read sensitive information on your CPU, affected hundreds of millions of chips from the last two decades. While companies like Intel, Apple and Microsoft have issued updates to close the flaws, the patches haven't always worked as intended, sometimes causing computer issues. Hackers often scour online to … [Read more...] about Google, Microsoft find another Spectre, Meltdown flaw