Microsoft Project xCloud iOS
Microsoft first launched the Project xCloud preview last year, and many have wanted to try the game streaming service on their iOS devices. As of today, the iOS client is now available through the TestFlight program in the US, UK, and Canada. The preview will begin with just one game, “Halo: The Master Chief Collection.” Unfortunately, only 10,000 testers will be invited into the preview due to TestFlight limitations.

Xbox Series X
Photo credit: Doug DragoX
For those who don’t already know, Microsoft’s Xbox Series X is an upcoming home video game console scheduled for release in late 2020, and successor to the Xbox One. Doug_DragoX on Twitter reportedly leaked a photo showing the rear of this next-gen console and all of its ports, which include two USB-A on the back, one up front, a single HDMI-out, an optical audio port, Ethernet, a power-in, along with several vents.

Microsoft Surface Earbuds
At $249, Microsoft’s Surface Earbuds are the company’s first truly wireless earphones, and they offer boast touch / voice controls for music, calls and lots more. Simply triple tap on either earbud to experience omnisonic sound, and instantly play Spotify from your Android smartphone. That’s not all, screen-free integration with Office 365 when synced with a Windows 10 laptop means that you can access your Outlook calendar and email using just your voice as well as get live, on-screen captions and translations in PowerPoint.

NVIDIA RTX Ray-Tracing Minecraft
NVIDIA and Microsoft announced today at Gamescom that Minecraft is set to get a free update that will make the best-selling video game more realistic than ever with support for real-time ray tracing on the PC platform. This means that players with NVIDIA GeForce RTX graphics cards will be able to experience even more vibrant visualizations of their self-created worlds, complete with realistic shadows, lighting and colors.