You can now add Microsoft to that growing list of companies reportedly developing a “smartwatch” for release in the coming months. According to The Wall Street Journal, the company is currently said to be “working on designs for a touch-enabled watch device.”
Microsoft Surface isn’t even a year old – and yet already we’re hearing that the Redmond, WA company may be considering a smaller version of the Windows-based tablet, likely to serve as direct competition for Apple’s iPad mini and other small, ‘handheld’ tablet offerings already available on the market.
Receiving a notable update in the last week, Microsoft’s official client for its ‘SkyDrive’ cloud storage service has been bumped to version 3.0. Described by the company as the place to store your files, so you can access them from “virtually any device,” the Dropbox-style service client in its latest iteration now carries full visual support for both Apple’s iPhone 5 and iPad mini, while also bringing with it the ability to download full-resolution photos to either your iPhone or iPad.
In other news, game publisher and distributor DotEmu has announced this weekend that it has landed itself an exclusive in partnership with SEGA. Available only at DotEmu.com, the ‘SEGA Genesis Community Bundle’ is a pack of SEGA games, which, the firm notes, was created “thanks to the votes of the community.”
In case you missed it, Microsoft is – (according to reports) – developing a new version of its ‘Xbox’ gaming console, which will notably have an “always-on” persistent connection to the internet.