What you need to know
- Microsoft UK shared a digital short-story for World Book Day.
- The story was animated on a Surface device.
- Microsoft UK will release more chapters of the short story this week.
For World Book Day, Microsoft UK shared the first chapter of an animated short-story. The story was created using Surface devices and follows the story of some girls who dream of being flying lion superheroes. Microsoft UK will release more chapters of the story throughout this week.
The animated story appears to be drawn on Microsoft's Whiteboard application. As a narrator and voice actors go through the story, animations sync up with the audio.
Together, with @gregjames and @itschrissmith we've released a new digital short-story, created using @Surface_UK devices, just in time for @WorldBookDayUK!— Microsoft UK (@MicrosoftUK) March 5, 2020
Watch Chapter 1 of 'Stop! That's Not My Grandma!' Stay tuned for more chapters this week!#WorldBookDay #Surface #Books pic.twitter.com/WICQYh64PL
World Book Day is widely celebrated in the UK, and several companies jump on board to celebrate. One bus company in England gave people free rides for showing a book.
Minecraft Dungeons lead talks its next DLC and the future endgame
We talk Minecraft Dungeons’ recent Jungle Awakens DLC, the Creeping Winter expansion, and future endgame plans with game director, Måns Olson.
Fix up your Xbox Elite Controller with these parts
Need some replacement parts for your Xbox One Elite Controller? From new paddles, grips, bumpers, thumbsticks, and more, we have you covered.
Hands-on with Windows 10 build 20161 showcasing the new Start menu
Yesterday, Microsoft released a new build of Windows 10 that includes an updated Start menu design with translucent Live Tiles, improvements to Notifications, and behavior changes to things like Tablet Mode and the Taskbar. It's been a while since Microsoft released a build with any surface-level changes, but now it's finally happened, we're back showcasing all the changes on video.
Set up a Surface Pro workstation with one of these external monitors
The Surface Pro is great on its own, but that doesn't mean you can't add one or two external monitors to it and create a sweet battlestation. Here are the best overall picks available now.