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Microsoft’s upgraded Beam game-streaming service goes live, taking on Twitch and YouTube

Microsoft’s Twitch competitor, Beam, has now pushed its “Pro” upgrade live to all users, featuring streams with up to 1440p resolution at 60Hz and integration with Xbox Live. Microsoft’s purchase of Beam last summer came as something of a surprise, given that the company seemed satisfied with its relationship with Amazon’s game-streaming service, Twitch.tv. Even with the upgrade to Beam.pro, ... Read More »

Microsoft’s ‘Holoportation’ will virtually beam you into another room

Using a combination of mixed reality displays and 3D cameras, users of Microsoft’s “Holoportation” technology can interact with remote participants as if they were in the same physical space. MORE LIKE THIS Microsoft wants to ‘holoport’ you into a conversation elsewhere Hands-on: Paint 3D Preview remixes Paint for the HoloLens generation Human ears and eagle beaks: 10 amazing items created ... Read More »

Researchers ‘reprogram’ network of brain cells in mice with thin beam of light

In this photo of living mouse neurons, calcium imaging techniques record the firing of individual neurons and their pulses of electricity. Credit: Yuste Laboratory/Columbia University Neurons that fire together really do wire together, says a new study in Science, suggesting that the three-pound computer in our heads may be more malleable than we think. In the latest issue of Science, ... Read More »