techkenyot.com
techkenyot.com June 18, 2019


Xbox One October 2018 update rolling out now

12 October 2018, 02:11 | Casey Mitchell

Xbox One October 2018 update rolling out now

Xbox One October 2018 update rolling out now

First of all, we get the brand new avatars that Microsoft has been testing for a while, with a renewed look and a lot of options.

One of the notable new features in the update is support for Amazon's Alexa voice assistant, which can be enabled via a skill.

The new Xbox Avatars are expressive, creative and, most importantly, bring to life the community of fans they represent. You can now choose to have your Xbox Avatar across your entire Xbox One profile and console, and even use it as your gamerpic. You can download the new Xbox Avatar Editor from the link below, let us know in the comments if you managed to create something that better reflects your gamer identity.

These new updates are immensely powerful, with more than 16 million color options for nearly all the Avatar items.

Dow plummets 800 points, biggest drop in 8 months
The 10-year Treasury yield remained at 3.20 percent, about where it was late Tuesday, after earlier touching 3.24 percent. The CAC 40 in France dropped 2.1 per cent, Germany's DAX lost 2.2 per cent and the FTSE 100 in London fell 1.3 per cent.

Through the new Xbox Skill for Alexa, you can now use voice commands to power on/off their console, adjust volume, launch games and apps, start and stop broadcasts on Mixer, capture screenshots, and more. The new Avatar Store will allow you to buy new Avatar items, including licensed designs from Halo, Gears of War, and more. Keep in mind the new Xbox Skill is only available for users in the United States, so if you are outside of the U.S., you are only getting the new Xbox Avatars, Dolby Vision streaming, and new langauges for Narrator. To learn more about this new feature, see our previous post.

Microsoft is really focusing on Alexa here for the Xbox Skill, so much so that Microsoft is even launching a new deal for the Xbox One X and the Xbox One S where customers can get a free Amazon Echo Dot while supplies last. Similar to technologies like HDR+, Dolby Vision offers dynamic HDR based on the scene, while standard HDR is the same throughout the movie or TV show that you're watching.

Dolby Vision is supported by select TVs made in 2017 and 2018 by LG, Sony, and Funai.

Xbox is committed to being more accessible and inclusive.

Manhattan District Attorney Drops Sexual Assault Charge in Harvey Weinstein Case
It says the accuser told prosecutors that the inconsistencies may have been caused by a flawed memory. Weinstein's lawyer, Ben Brafman, asked the judge to review all of the detective's work on the case.

Microsoft is adding five additional languages to Narrator on Xbox One, including Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Swedish, and Dutch. An Australian version of English language for Narrator is also being added. The feature update is version 1810, while its Windows 10 counterpart was version 1809.

These updates are available because of the Xbox Insiders who have helped shape these features, so big thanks to all of you for your valuable input.

Open the Settings app on Xbox One. Until then, enjoy the October Update and happy gaming!

Brexit deal next week 'within reach': Barnier
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May attends a roundtable meeting with business leaders in London, Britain, October 11, 2018. Cabinet ministers briefed on the Brexit talks said the issue of the Irish backstop was close to being settled, the FT said.



Other News

Trending Now

Trump calls stock sell-off a correction, says Fed ‘crazy’
Moreover, Roberto Perli of Cornerstone Macro calculates that a big part of the higher rates is an increase in the "term premium". The yield - what it pays its owner for buying it - climbed above 3 percent in April. "We know the Fed is independent".

"Samsung Launches Galaxy A9 (2018) with Four Rear Cameras & 6.3" sAMOLED Display
The publication suggests that only the premium version of the possible trio of phones will be equipped with a triple camera setup. For a limited time, Samsung is doubling its offers for trading in phones for a Galaxy S9 , S9 Plus, and the Note 9 .

Status Orange warning in place as Storm Callum approaches
The weather has already caused misery this week for Scots, with strong winds and rain causing disruption to the transport network. The winds will be at their strongest overnight gusting between 110 and 130 km/h on the coasts.

Tweaking the original Borderlands 2 to make a VR-friendly game
Borderlands 2 VR is coming to PS4 in December and, similar to Skyrim, will be the full game and not just an off shoot. Traversal has also been updated for this VR outing, as you can now use a point-to-point teleport to get around.

Will Smith reveals first post for Disney's 'Aladdin'
Mena Massoud will be playing Aladdin , while Power Rangers star Naomi Scott has secured the role of Princess Jasmine. Guy Ritchie is helming the new Aladdin movie, from a script he co-wrote with Vanessa Taylor and John August.

Channing Tatum has a new and surprising celebrity girlfriend
Per Us Weekly , citing a source, the 38-year-old star is dating British singer Jessie J . The two are in a "very new" relationship an anonymous source told People .

China's Xinjiang region legalizes Muslim internment camps
Communist Party leaders in Urumqi, the regional capital, on Monday led cadres in swearing an oath to fight the "pan-halal trend to the end".

Factors beyond producers’ control are impacting oil market - OPEC
Brent crude futures were down 2 cents at $84.98 a barrel by 0049 GMT, after a 1.3 percent gain on Tuesday. The global benchmark has retreated after hitting a four-year high of $86.74 on October 3. -China tensions.

USA student detained in Israel for alleged boycott support
The judge gave no indication which way he would lean or when he would make his decision. "I think we have a good case". Jerusalem's Hebrew University has thrown its support behind Alqasem, announcing Monday it would join her appeal.

The First Lego Overwatch Model is a Little Bastion
The exclusive model sees Bastion in the character's orange Omnic Crisis skin, with a display plate also built from Lego. Interestingly, the set is not available on the official Lego website - it's only for sale on the Blizzard Gear store .