Apple event set for March 27, Microsoft creates new divisionIn this week's wrap-up, a Chicago high school will play host to Apple. Maybe it's an education event? Meanwhile, Microsoft's built a new team that's all about cloud gaming.
This is cnet and here are the stories that matter right now. Apple announced it will hold an event on March 27th. Unusually this will not take place at Apple's headquarters in Cupertino. Instead Lantech College Prep High School in Chicago, will play host to Apple. The invite features a drawn Apple logo along with the words let's take a field trip [MUSIC] The venue seems to hint that this will be an education-focused event. Theoretical physicist and all-around genius, Stephen Hawking. He has died at the age of 76. He was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis when he was 21 years old, and was not expected to live for more than a few years after that diagnosis. But, Hawking survived for over 50 more. In his lifetime, Hawking published Almost a number of books, such as a brief history of time, the universe in a nutshell and a briefer history of time. Microsoft announced the creation of a new gaming cloud division. It's headed by Microsoft's VP of Xbox software engineering, Kareem Choudhry. One of the goals of the new division is to get publishers to use Microsoft's cloud services for their games. Choudhury said that Microsoft is looking at ways to make gaming content available to anyone, no matter what device they are on. That definitely suggests that Microsoft is working on some kind of game streaming service that could go beyond it's Xbox. [MUSIC] Fitbit introduced two new devices, first up is the Fitbit Versa, a $200 smart watch coming in April The Versa is thinner than the Apple Watch, and also less bulky than Fitbit's other smartwatch, the Ionic. The company also introduced the $99 Fitbit Ace. It is a fitness tracker designed for kids. The Ace looks a lot like the Fitbit Ulta, but does not have a heart rate monitor, and is not water-resistant for swimming. The FitBit Ace is expected in the second quarter of this year. [MUSIC] Stay up to date with the latest by downloading the cnet tech today app available for iOS and Android.