The new Xbox Series X to be launched by Microsoft in November

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Microsoft is committing to launching its next-generation Xbox Series X in November. The company had previously only confirmed a vague “holiday 2020” release date for the Xbox Series X. Microsoft isn’t providing a specific date, but the first week of November looks like it’s lining up to be the launch time. That could, of course, slip further with the uncertainty around pandemic-related manufacturing and more. The November launch date for the Xbox Series X is being revealed as Microsoft and 343 industries make the difficult decision to delay Halo Infinite to 2021. Microsoft had been planning to launch the Xbox Series X and Halo Infinite simultaneously this fall. The lack of Halo Infinite does mean there’s no big launch title for the Xbox Series X later this year. Microsoft is choosing to highlight Xbox Game Pass, alongside more than 50 new games that are launching this year with optimisations for Xbox Series X. More than 40 existing games will also be optimised, which can include anything from hardware-accelerated DirectX ray tracing, 120fps frame rates, faster loading times, and Quick Resume support. We’re now waiting to hear exactly when the Xbox Series X will be available, so that people can start preordering.

Xiaomi’s see-through OLED TV is a transparent attempt at attention and it’s amazing!

The best TVs provide a picture so good, it’s like looking through a window into another world. But, what if your TV was like a window? That’s what Xiaomi’s new transparent OLED TV promises. The Mi TV LUX OLED Transparent Edition is a new product announced as part of Xiaomi’s 10th anniversary celebration. This TV is able to be transparent partly due to the fact that Xiaomi put all of the guts into its circular base instead of behind the display. But the more magical part of how it actually made a see-through OLED screen comes down to utilising transparent OLED technology (TOLED). As mentioned the specs, TOLED screens use transparent components all the way through the stack that makes up the screen, and with no need for backlighting, images can look like they’re floating. Most other OLED screens use a reflective cathode layer, which prevents you from seeing through it, even if its back was removed. The result is a 55-inch transparent TV that “looks like a mere glass display” when it’s off. Powered on, it has a 120Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time, 150,000:1 contrast ratio, and it has 93 per cent of the DCI-P3 colour profile. This TV is only set to release in China for RMB 49,999 (around $7,200), and it will be available soon to order.