Tech is booming. Although Techtober is not yet over, there are many announcements. We saw Intel reveal the specifications of its Arc desktop GPUs, Microsoft announce a new color for their Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2, as well as a glimpse at the revamped Xbox user interface. These are the top stories of the week.
Intel shares Arc GPU specs
Intel has been teasing its Arc desktop graphics cards for some time. Since the announcement of the graphics cards, we’ve seen raytracing benchmarks and a drip-feed of details. But Intel has not shared all specifications before this week. The tech giant shared the specifications for its Arc A series lineup of GPUs.
The Intel Arc A770, closely followed in the A-series by the Arc A750, is the top end of the A series. Although we will have to test the cards in real life, it looks like the cards can compete with NVIDIA and AMD graphics cards.
Apple unveils iPhone 14
Apple’s annual iPhone event, while not directly Microsoft-related, is the most important news in tech. Apple’s announcements can have ripple effects in the entire industry. So you can expect the new iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro to shape the smartphone market.
Apple also announced the Apple Watch Series 8, Apple Watch Ultra SE, Apple Watch SE and AirPods Pro 2. Our friends over on iMore covered every announcement at the Apple event, live and afterwards.
If you’re looking to It is really Apple announcements allow you to listen to the music of the event. What’s the best part? It’s not an unforced U2 album.
Microsoft announces the white Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2
The Xbox Elite Wireless Controller, while one of the most powerful controllers available for Xbox, is quite costly. Xbox gamers will soon have an easier way to purchase an elite controller. Microsoft has announced the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series in white.
The Xbox Elite Wireless Controller is a powerful device with many features, but it has had issues with its shoulder buttons and other problems. Microsoft stated that it has heard complaints loud and clear and will work to improve the quality of controllers.
Xbox Design Lab will soon have the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 available. It allows players to design their controllers.
Xbox dashboard being revamped
Microsoft is creating a new dashboard for its Xbox consoles, in what seems like an annual thing. The UI’s home screen has been redesigned to make it easier to find the settings menu. It also requires less movement. These are the major changes.
- The top of the page features a revamped “Jump Back In” row that lists your most recent apps and games.
- The top of the page has a visual search bar and settings button. This should make it easier for users new to the Guide menu.
- The new permanent Microsoft Store button, along with three dynamic content tiles, will be located on the home screen.
- Microsoft is making other changes to the dashboard in order to make it more compatible with these new styles. We’ve seen this recently with a revamp to the Xbox Games & Apps screen.
- As you scroll down, there will be new categories of curated content.
Microsoft wants your feedback via the Insider program.
Windows 11 Surface Duo allows you to play 3D games
Microsoft’s Surface Duo is supposed run Android. But that hasn’t stopped people forcing Windows 11 onto it. Independent developer runs the Windows 11 on Surface Duo project. He’s determined get Windows to work with Microsoft’s foldable phone. We saw a significant step forward in the Frankenstein foldable this week.
Surface Duo now supports native 3-D gaming, such as Skyrim and Minecraft, with Windows 11. Gustave Monce, a developer, made the remarkable feat possible by removing graphical issues with the setup. You shouldn’t expect too much performance even after the fix. Titles can often drop to single digit FPS rates. What do you expect of an Android phone that is forced to run Steam on Windows 11
Who needs Xbox Cloud Gaming?!
This is the most bizarre thing I’ve ever seen. Full 3D game running on Surface Duo in Windows 11. pic.twitter.com/60N4SHsqTESeptember 3, 2022
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