A new Xbox achievement system with PS5-like “medals” was designed at a Microsoft hackathon

November hosted Microsoft’s annual hackathon event, bringing together groups of developers, designers, and innovators from across Microsoft to compete and invent new potential products and services within and outside of the Microsoft ecosystem. The winner of this year’s hackathon was an app that lets you provide tech support to a loved one remotely, given the all-too-familiar frustration of trying to help a less-technical friend over the phone.

Microsoft’s Hackathon 2022 event (opens in new tab) More than 10,000 inventions competed for the grand prize, and more than 68,000 employees around the world participated in what Microsoft calls the “world’s largest private hackathon.”

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