Microsoft has said it's issuing new invites to the Xbox Alpha and Alpha Skip-Ahead rings to eligible participants. Places for the rings are limited, so be sure to accept quickly if you want to join.
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This week we are expecting four rocket launches from around the world. They are all satellite launches, with one satellite testing out an exo-braking system to help de-orbit the satellite.
The upcoming Skate reboot is still in deep development at EA studio Full Circle, but a new trailer showed off some "pre-pre-pre-alpha gameplay" today. Playtesting begins on PC first.
This week will see China launch several satellites into space. They will perform tasks such as monitoring greenhouse gas emissions, radio and TV transmissions, and secret military work.
Next week is set to be very quiet in terms of rocket launches but as long as everything goes to plan, we could see Firefly Aerospace perform the maiden flight of the Alpha rocket carrying 26 CubeSats.
Google has released the new Jetpack TIles library which allows Wear OS developers to create their own custom Tiles. Users will be able to install new Tiles later in the spring after a platform update.
Kodi has announced the availability of Kodi 19 "Matrix" Alpha 2. The new release is still an early version so it's not intended to be used as a daily driver. It includes many fixes boosting stability.
The team behind Kodi have released an alpha-quality version 19 that can be downloaded now. Several add-ons will not work with the new Kodi because some developers are yet to switch to Python 3.
Today's weekly update brings important news for Alpha participants, in terms of the latest build now being available. There is also further news regarding postponements for other deliverables.
Invitations for the latest Alpha release began rolling out a few days back. This process should be finished by January 27, after which build access emails will start to be sent out.
There's a bunch of stuff this week in regards to Microsoft Flight Simulator to get excited about. This includes an updated development roadmap, a new Feature Discovery Series episode, and plenty more.
Those who have gotten an invite to the Preview Alpha Skip Ahead ring of the Xbox Insider Program should be looking forward to a new build for version 1910, rolling out today at 2PM PT/5PM ET.
If you're looking for a smartwatch that isn't like others, the nubia Alpha might just be for you. The watch features a unique design with its wrap-around display and is now available for pre-order.
"Alpha", rumored to be the next phone from LG, has been shown off in 5K renders and a 360-degree video. LG is expected to unveil its next flagship smartphone at MWC 2019, taking place in Barcelona.
Chinese smartphone maker Nubia's most interesting reveal at IFA 2018 is this amalgam of a smartphone and a watch, featuring an oblong, bendable display that it thinks will be the 'future of mobility'.
Xbox Insiders can now watch Dolby Vision content via Netflix on Xbox One S and Xbox One X, provided they have a compatible TV. There are over 400 hours of content available now in Dolby Vision.
Snapchat was said to be working on a ground-up rewrite of its app, and will likely be available for users on the alpha channel soon, but you can enable the redesign right away if your phone is rooted.
Microsoft has conducted tests, such as the Weissman Score introduced by the TV show Silicon Valley, on Google's Brotli. It's endorsed the compression algorithm and announced an alpha preview for .NET.
If you are a fan of the bezel-less look on smartphones, you might want to take a look at Maze Mobile's upcoming handset, the Alpha. The firm has now teased the device with two new renders.
Skype for Linux has received another update with various bug fixes and a couple of new features related to auto-starting the app on boot and controls for the behavior of the app once started.
Microsoft has now taken the wraps off a Skype 'alpha' app for Android that eventually aims to offer the same features as the Windows 10 version by bringing SMS and call functionality to the platform.
Microsoft's Skype for Linux alpha app has gotten a few bug fixes with the latest release, marked version 1.7. The update includes a new layout for group calls and bug fixes for connectivity issues.
After an initial delay, the Fedora 25 alpha has been released for public consumption. Once all of the reported bugs have been fixed a beta will be released. A final build will then follow the beta.
If you've been hankering to play Cliff Bleszinksi's Lawbreakers, it looks like your time could be soon, as the company has announced that the public alpha will be made available this month.
Mojang has announced that it plans to launch Realms, a service to play Minecraft online with friends in a more interactive way, on Android, iOS, Windows 10 and Windows Phone devices soon.
OnePlus has released a public 'alpha' preview version of its new Android 5.0 Lollipop ROM, which is available to download and install now - and it looks very similar to the standard Lollipop release.
Samsung's recently launched Alpha handset is reportedly being killed off in favor of the newer, cheaper A5 device. The Alpha was the first Samsung smartphone with a metal body and a refined design.
Samsung is the king of the Android smartphone market. Samsung Galaxy Alpha is a step in a new design direction for the tech giant, and four limited edition backs will soon be available for it.
Turtle Rock Studios has released a link for registration to a public alpha to its upcoming game, Evolve. Evolve is a 4v1 title that allows you to play as the team or the enemy.
Mozilla has released Firefox 18.0a1, and while normally this wouldn't be too exciting, this time around the nightly version includes a Modern UI version of Firefox, which we went hands-on with briefly
Photos posted on a website seem to show names of previously unannounced Windows Phone devices from Nokia, including one, the PureLamda, that may be running Windows Phone 8.
Opera 11.50 released recently, as an Alpha build. The new browser installs separately from existing Opera installations, and is identified as 'Opera Next'. The browser takes the changes made with Opera 11.10, and then does...
Digg has just started sending out emails inviting users to join the all new digg experience, labeled "Digg Alpha", it's the biggest change to the platform since it was launched in 2004. We knew the...
Mozilla has released a "Developer Preview" of the rendering engine that will end up being used for Firefox 4.0. The alpha release is dubbed 3.7a1 (not sure why, since 3.7 was dropped from Mozilla's roadmap)...
Microsoft's Bing search engine is to team up with Wolfram Alpha, the search engine that attempts to answer questions directly rather than providing links. The move will see Wolfram Alpha provide answers on Bing, which...
Google's Chrome browser has quickly become very popular since its release on September 2, 2008, but one issue many have is that it's currently Windows only. Well, it appears that this will all change sometime...
Even though the recent word that the next version of Microsoft Office, dubbed Office 14, was delayed until next year, we have good news for those of you who are still using Windows XP. ...
Russian site Wzor has leaked some screenshots of the Office 14 alpha build that was handed out to select testers this week. The build is pictured below installed onto Windows 7 and it doesn't appear...
Microsoft has begun providing external companies with early access to alpha versions of its Office 14 server components. According to Mary Jo Foley some external testers say they've now got access to documentation outlining what's...
Opera 10 Alpha (Peregrine) is out. Here are the major changes so far, with more to come during the course of development: Presto 2.2 Engine Performance boost 100/100 and pixel-perfect on...