Beam is now Mixer

Today Microsoft the rebranded Beam to Mixer.

Matt one of the founders of Beam explains the reasons for the name change.

“Why the name change? This was a tough decision, and not one that we made lightly. But, it was something that we decided on as a team. We believe so much in the power of the platform and want to grow it in every major market around the world. Unfortunately, that wasn’t something we could do with the Beam name. We chose Mixer as our new name because it represents what we love most about the service… how it brings people together.”

Also new features have been launched today…

Co-Streaming Launches Today. –  Starting today, we’re launching the first built-in cooperative streaming experience on a streaming platform where up to 4 streamers can combine their streams into a single viewer experience.

Mixer Create Beta Launches on Mobile Devices (iOS and Android). – Mixer Create is a new mobile app that enables self-broadcasting, and we’re kicking off the beta today.

Channel One. – Channel One is an always-on, moderated channel of content that lets you see what’s happening across Mixer.

Mixer Page on the Xbox One Dashboard. – Launching today to Xbox Insiders, the new Mixer page on the Xbox One dashboard will feature some of the most unique, popular and engaging streams that are broadcast on Mixer, curated by our dedicated team.

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Windows 10 ARM Support Done Right!

Microsoft has announced a partnership with Qualcomm to bring Windows 10 to ARM, this is the full client with full X86 compatibility.  This is huge news, this must have Intel worried.  We will have wait and see what performance is like, but looking at the video below PhotoShop seems to run quite well:-

WalkingCat found last month, I think it was something called “CHPE”, which Terry Myerson has confirmed stands for Complied Hybrid Portable Executable, I would love to hear/see more on how this technology works, also does this mean at some point in the future we will be able to run Windows 10 on a RaspberryPi?

This will do wonders for battery power, assuming running x86 doesn’t drain the power quicker when running on as opposed to native applications.

Amazing stuff!