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#TechTuesday: Microsoft @ E3 2016

Every June, the gaming industry converges on the Los Angeles Convention Centre for the Electronic Entertainment Expo, affectionately known to gamers worldwide as E3. The expo has, in parallel to the industry itself, grown from rather humble...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

Microsoft Windows 10 Devices Event Roundup

Microsoft beat their Californian tech giant rivals at their own game yesterday by holding a decidedly Applesque live event in which they unveiled a veritable cornucopia of new devices, each of which they seem to be using to push Windows 10 as the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Events

‘The Art of Doing More’ - a project with Microsoft

Microsoft celebrates the launch of the Surface 3 with pop-up exhibition ‘The Art of Doing More’ Exhibition inspired by the Surface 3’s ability to empower people to do and achieve more 101 pieces of new and exclusive contemporary art to be...

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Technology

The first screenshots of the new Microsoft Browser

Very few of us will mourn the death of Internet Explorer, Microsoft's default internet browser for their Windows operating system since (seemingly) the dawn of time. Edge, however, the browser set to usurp the ancient browser when Windows 10 ships...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

Microsoft launches Media Wall in Manchester

Microsoft has been announced as the launch partner for the new Manchester Media Wall by the boutique media company Ocean Outdoor, an agency that specialises in large-format digital billboards in iconic locations. The company's latest board is one its...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Video Games

Microsoft dig deep and spend $2.5 billion on Minecraft!

In a deal that has been rumoured for a while now, Microsoft has bought Mojang, the Swedish creators of the phenomenally successful Minecraft, for a reported $2.5 billion. Officially announced on Monday afternoon, both Microsoft and Mojang spokesman...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Video Games

Microsoft and Sony go head to head at Gamescom 2014

Yesterday at Gamescom, the annual gaming convention which is currently taking place at the the Koelnmesse in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, Microsoft and Sony laid out their cards for the coming fiscal year for their respective gaming...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Video Games

The blue shells and the bob-ombs of Gamescom 2017

Gamescom is, to all intents and purposes, very much the sexier, more refined European cousin to E3’s bold, brash American convention. If E3 is a Michael Bay movie (all big bucks, explosions and exposition), then Gamescom, which wrapped up this week...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Economy

Lack of accountability and investment blamed for NHS cyber attack

A “lack of accountability and investment” in cyber security measures has been blamed for the recent so-called 'Wannacry' virus that hit NHS IT systems in the UK last month in a report released today by the Chartered Institute for IT (BCS). The...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Video Games

#TechTuesday: Who Won E3 2017?

Last week, the gaming industry descended on the Los Angeles Convention Centre to show off their wares, swap war stories and make the wallets of gamers everywhere quiver in fear. E3 2017 was not exactly a banner year for the expo, with precious few of...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

Tech Meets Creativity: Best of 2016 & Trends for 2017

Towards the tail end of 2015, everyone was declaring 2016 as the dawning “Year of VR,” and whilst there have been a number of major developments in the field this year, including the commercial launches of all three major platforms, it's...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

Rise of the Machines: AI is taking over Hollywood, Creativity, and Beauty

As part of my ongoing series of articles focusing on how technology is gradually overtaking humanity in terms of creative prowess, I've decided to this month focus on Artificial Intelligence, with a few recent news pieces that sent my tech-paranoia...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

JWT Amsterdam unveil the first ‘new’ Rembrandt in over 300 years

Technology and data have come together to bring back to life one of the greatest painters of all time in “The Next Rembrandt,” a new 3D printed painting created solely from data of Rembrandt’s body of work. The painting in question...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Technology

The Latest Highlights & Trends in Tech

Microsoft use the Super Bowl to show off their Hololens Imagining the future for NFL fans Whilst it seems we can't go a week without hearing about similar projects from Sony and Valve, there’s still very little solid information available to the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

The Latest Highlights & Trends in Tech

Virtual Reality Microsoft shared new details on its ambitious HoloLens device this week, confirming that the battery of its upcoming augmented reality headset will last up to 5.5 hours. During an event in Tel Aviv, Microsoft Technical Evangelist,...

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Technology

The Latest Highlights & Trends in Tech

Apple News of the Week Apple’s design team is reportedly planning to ditch pens and sketchbooks in favour of the iPad and the recently released Apple Pencil according to the company’s chief design officer Sir Jony Ive. The Apple Pencil...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

Focal Point: MVM talks iconic portraits and minimalism

Norwegian designer Magnus Voll Mathiassen (aka. MVM) has been working in design for over ten years. In that time he's amassed an impressive bulk of work. Whether it's sketchy minimalist portraits of pop culture icons like Kanye, or sketching for...

Posted by: Jade French
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Technology

The Week in Tech

We MUST bring Hitchbot’s killers to justice! People are bastards. They really are. HitchBOT, the cheerful hitchhiking robot that had made cross-country trips across Canada, the Netherlands and Germany, had intended to travel across the United...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Technology

The Week in Tech

Windows 10 hits home The internet was awash with praise this weekend after Windows 10 began quietly slipping into the inboxes of eager Windows 7 and 8.1 users across the world. Some of the highly mooted features include the ability to stream Xbox...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Promoting Windows 10 is so easy even a baby could do it

A personal pet peeve of mine is the popular advertising trope of making children act like adults or adults act like children in order to make a point or flog a product. It's been done to death and kids are just so much more appealing when they're...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Video Games

Have you ever considered remastering an old tattoo?

I don't have any tattoos. Nor have I even seriously considered it. I have nothing against them, in fact I actually harbour a smidgen of jealously towards those who are bold enough to brand their bodies, but there's something so unbearably permanent...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

The Week in Tech

A fresh face on the iPod Apple has officially revealed a brand new iPod Touch, and has also announced a gaggle of new colour options for the entire iPod line. We reported a few weeks back that the latest iTunes update leaked this information ahead...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Technology

The Week in Tech

Facebook is finally GIF friendly A point of contention for many Facebook users is that the site has never really got on well with GIFs. This week, however, the social media giants confirmed the site will now support animated GIFs in its News Feed,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

The great Sky/Skype debacle

An EU court recently ruled that the Skype and Sky TV logos were so similar that there is a strong likelihood they could be confused with one another, which effectively means that Skype is now unable to register its current logo as a trademark. The...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

X marks the spot for Dynamo and Fiat

Magic isn't real. But illusion is a powerful tool. The past few years have seen magicians suddenly become cool again, with entertainers such as Derren Brown (despite his protestations, he is a magician in the traditional sense) and Bradford's very...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

The Week in Tech

Amazon Sources familiar with both companies have been suggesting this week that Amazon has shelled out between $50 and $70 million for a deal to secure Crytek's CryEngine game engine. The engine has been used to power the Far Cry and Crysis...

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Features

The five briefs I don't want on my desk

Mussel meat A leading discount frozen food company is selling bags of 'mussel meat'. I may be wrong, but I suspect these are the unfortunate shellfish deemed too manky to be sold whole, and are therefore mushed up and flogged in a heaving mass. Good...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Technology

Everything you need to know about Windows 10

As a Mac user (I went Mac and never went back around the tail end of 2006), I honestly had very little interest in Microsoft's Windows 10 event, which took place yesterday (January 21), and I wasn't the only one. The announcement alone left people...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

The Week in Tech

Amazon and the million dollar robot How to ride Kuratas Amazon Japan is now in the robotics business, with the gigantic robotic mech suit known as the “Kuratas,” recently uploaded to the company's technology section. Costing a svelte $1...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Video Games

The gamers nightmare before (and after) Christmas

If you unwrapped and unboxed a brand spanking new Playstation 4 or Xbox One console on Christmas morning, only to be met with a barrage of error messages and broken dreams, you were certainly not the only one. Indeed, both Sony's Playstation Network...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Social Media

Top 50 global brands with social influence

The inaugural “Klout 50” was announced yesterday, ranking the top 50 global brands by their social influence and engagement. The list, ranked by Lithium Technologies, the software company that “Helps companies reinvent how they...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

Credible rumours suggest that Windows 9 will launch in 2015

Windows 8 was far from the success story that Microsoft likely envisioned. By almost completely forgetting their roots and attempting to stitch together their desktop and mobile into some kind of bizarre Frankenstein's monster of an operating system...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns

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