Microsoft will host an event in New York on Tuesday, where the tech giant is widely expected to reveal a variety of devices including new Lumia smartphones and an upgraded Surface Pro tablet.
USA TODAY will provide live coverage of the Microsoft event starting at 10 a.m. ET. Microsoft will also stream the event live through its website.
10:30 a.m.: The Band will also work with certain sports like Golf, with features including an automatic scorecard. Microsoft is partnering with several companies including Men’s Fitness, Runkeeper, Facebook, Twitter and Starbucks. The band will be available for pre-order on October 30 for $249.
10:26 a.m.: Matese showcases integration with Cortana, so users can give voice commands through the Band. Users will be able to track exercise and sleep quality with the Band, too.
10:24 a.m.: Myerson moves on to the Microsoft Band, the fitness tracking wearable. Lindsey Matese is on stage to share more. It appears the Band will do more than track fitness, including allow users to view emails.
10:22 a.m.: Myerson says a development edition of the HoloLens will launch during the first quarter of 2016 for $3,000.
10:18 a.m.: The demo shows the player’s view from within HoloLens, as robots crawl through the walls. To dodge attacks, players must physically move around the space. The player is shown wearing a holographic weapon on their wrist.
10:16 a.m.: Myerson shifting to the HoloLens, the company’s augmented reality headset. We start off with a game in a makeshift living room on stage. It starts with Project X-Ray, where robots attack the player by bursting through the walls. Read more about it here.
10:13 a.m.: Myerson touches on Xbox One and its holiday lineup, noting the video game console will get an upgrade to Windows 10. Myerson also notes the backward compatibility unveiled during June’s Electronic Entertainment Expo. Myerson showcasing a sizzle reel of some of the upcoming Xbox One games, including Rise of the Tomb Raider and Halo 5.
10:09 a.m.: Myerson says more than 110 million devices currently run Windows 10, the operating system launched this summer. Myerson says 120 years of game play have been streamed from Xbox video game consoles to Windows 10 devices.
10:07 a.m.: Terry Myerson is now on stage to kick things off, boasting how Microsoft has changed lives around the world. The giant screens in the background show happy people in New York, Tokyo and Beijing using Microsoft products.
10:05 a.m. ET: And after a five-minute delay, the Microsoft event kicks off with a montage about the power of technology. Because that’s what every tech company does before the start of one of these events.
The company’s latest wave of Lumia smartphones will most likely run Windows 10, the operating system Microsoft launched earlier this year. While Microsoft has posted gains in smartphone share, moving to third place overall, the company remains far behinds rivals Apple and Google with their iOS and Android platforms, respectively.
Meanwhile, Microsoft may have more news on Windows 10 as well as its video game console Xbox One. Microsoft is also expected to announce a new version of wearable device Microsoft Band. The company could also reveal more on HoloLens, the augmented reality device unveiled in January.
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