Microsoft has beaten Apple and Google to the acquisition of R2 Studios, a small home entertainment technology startup from the founder of Sling Media. R2 is famous for an Android app that allows users to control things like lighting and appliances throughout their homes, and its thought the company’s technology will help Microsoft push its Xbox console even further into home entertainment.
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We’ve seen a lot of companies talk about mobile gaming at this year’s E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo). It’s a real testament to how much mobile gaming has evolved and how ignoring it is simply foolish. One company at the forefront of mobile gaming is NVIDIA, who just happened to have a slew of new games up their sleeves. To demo the power of their Tegra 3 chipset and the evolution of console quality gaming on mobile devices, NVIDIA gave us a sneak peek at what they have lined up for the near future.
A new music service by Microsoft is expected to rear its face at E3 and should give us a better look into the “Spotify-like” Zune replacement code named “Woodstock.” While we generally wouldn’t be too interested in Microsoft news, the new service is reportedly going to be cross-platform and will indeed be available for Android and iOS.