Mobile game streaming service Hatch has arrived in the UK

Mobile game addicts soon won’t have to worry quite as much about their phone’s internal memory as Rovio, the company behind Angry Birds, has announced it’s mobile game streaming arm, Hatch, is bringing its service to the UK. First revealed to the world in late 2016, Hatch is a service that works kind of like Spotify or Netflix. Rather than downloading individual apps for every game you want to play, downloading Hatch will allow you to stream more than 100 games straight to your phone. Simply open the app, click the game you want to play and it’ll start up. Since early 2017, Hatch has been in an invite-only beta… Read More

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Minecraft gets free chemistry update, schools get HoloLens discounts as Microsoft ups edtech game

Microsoft is upping its STEM game by introducing new chemistry and computer science options for Minecraft: Education Edition. Plus, the tech giant is adding more “mixed reality” products and offers for educators, including an academic HoloLens discount, to its edtech mix. All of this news (and more) is being rolled out by Microsoft in advance of the largest education technology trade show in the world, Bett, which begins Wednesday in London. Minecraft may be the biggest news for its legions of K-12 teacher and student fans. Starting in early February, a free Chemistry Update will be available to licensed users. The update uses game-based learning to introduce chemistry concepts. Jay… Read More

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Dragon Ball FighterZ Review: Super Saiyan Ascension

Bandai Namco Entertainment Game: Dragon Ball FighterZ Platforms: PS4 (reviewed), Xbox One, PC Publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment Developer: Arc System Works Review copy supplied by the publisher. Lately, there’s a whole lot of love being sent in the direction of the Z Warriors. After the blockbuster success of the Battle of the Gods film, Akira Toriyama saw fit to revive his brand of super powered battles with Dragon Ball Super. The upsurge in popularity for the entire Dragon Ball franchise will continue rolling on now that the the most requested video game concept has become a reality. Dragon Ball FighterZ has arrived with the most hype 2D, 3v3 fighter that… Read More

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Microsoft challenges Chromebooks with $189 Windows 10 laptops for schools

Microsoft is making a bigger push to keep students and teachers using Windows this week. At the annual Bett education show in London, Microsoft is revealing new Windows 10 and Windows 10 S devices that are priced from just $189. The software giant is also partnering with the BBC, LEGO, NASA, PBS, and Pearson to bring a variety of Mixed Reality and video curricula to schools. Lenovo has created a $189 100e laptop. It’s based on Intel’s Celeron Apollo Lake chips, so it’s a low-cost netbook essentially, designed for schools. Lenovo is also introducing its 300e, a 2-in-1 laptop with pen support, priced at $279. The new Lenovo devices are… Read More

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Google has conquered American classrooms — now Microsoft is striking back with cheap PCs and a Minecraft upgrade (MSFT, GOOGL, GOOG)

While Microsoft dominates the global market for classroom PCs, Google Chrome OS rules the roost in the United States. Microsoft is teaming up with partners including Lenovo to bring a new line of cheap, sub-$300 PCs to market, to take on Google’s low-cost Chromebooks. Microsoft says that a Windows PC is more capable than a Chromebook — Windows 10 lets you run software like Minecraft or the full version of Microsoft Office. Minecraft is getting a new chemistry module for students. Google has all but captured the market for American classrooms — analyst firm Futuresource estimates that in the third quarter of 2017, Google’s low-cost Chromebooks accounted for 59.8% of… Read More

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