Microsoft’s just-released quantum development kit offers developers a simulated quantum computer for them to test their programs on. It also includes plenty of documentation and other tools that help them learn how to code for the platform.
'PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' is set to launch on the Xbox One on Dec. 12. Microsoft detailed the game's control scheme, and announced the specific release date and time for the massively popular multiplayer shooter.
Video Games December 11, 2017
The first Windows 10 ARM laptops are about to roll out. With a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 running things, the Asus NovaGo and HP Envy x2 boast more than 20 hours of battery life on a single charge.
Computers December 6, 2017
Heads up, Android and iOS users: you can now try out Microsoft Edge on your smartphones. One of its features is Continue on PC, similar to Handoff and Continuity that's found on macOS and iOS.
Apps/Software December 3, 2017
Microsoft is working on a Photos companion app for Android and iOS devices, and it will soon become available to Windows 10 testers. The app will let users wirelessly transfer photos and videos between mobile devices and PCs.
Microsoft November 30, 2017
Microsoft just announced huge expansion plans for its Redmond headquarters and it will pour billions of dollars into the upgrade. The project will start next fall and will take five to seven years to complete.
Microsoft November 29, 2017
Microsoft has announced a new feature on Windows 10 called Sets, which essentially turns typical workspaces into a web browser-like experience. With Sets, tasks can be done within an app via tabs, no opening separate apps necessary.
Microsoft November 29, 2017
The Microsoft Store is getting yet another Android phone. This time around, it's the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, and it's joining the likes of the Galaxy S8 and Razer Phone.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech November 28, 2017
Microsoft Office apps are now finally supported by Chrome OS, which powers Chromebooks such as Google's Pixelbook. Here's what Chromebook owners need to do to download and use Microsoft Office in their laptops.
Microsoft November 27, 2017
In the market for the Surface Pro? If so, then Microsoft and Best Buy have got your back, offering Black Friday deals on the 2-in-1.
November 22, 2017
The Surface Book 2 has a battery drain issue as it loses power during heavy gaming even while plugged in. Microsoft has confirmed the issue but said the device will never drain entirely.
Microsoft November 22, 2017
Skype has been hit by a new digital security law of China. Now, Apple has removed Skype from its app store, other prominent players are following suit.
Apps/Software November 22, 2017
If you're one of the many fans looking for Black Friday deals on Xbox One X bundles, then you're out of luck. Xbox Games Marketing chief Aaron Greenberg just said there isn't going to be any.
Video Games November 13, 2017
While on tour to promote his new book, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella took some time to make fun of Apple. After seeing a couple of people with iPads, he chuckled and told them to get a real computer.
Microsoft November 13, 2017
Microsoft’s acquisition of LinkedIn has finally yielded some consumer-end benefits. Both companies just introduced a new Microsoft Word feature called Remote Assistant, which works exactly how it sounds.
Apps/Software November 9, 2017
Gamers who already have the Xbox One X are quickly finding out its biggest flaw. On top of its $499.99 price tag, Xbox One X owners will likely have to spend about $100 for an external hard drive.
Video Games November 9, 2017
Microsoft is planning to increase its investments in making its own Xbox One games. More Xbox One exclusives is what the console needs to better challenge the PlayStation 4 and the Nintendo Switch.
Video Games November 8, 2017
Microsoft just released new standards that’ll determine whether or not a PC is ‘highly secure.’ Make sure your system packs a seventh-generation Intel processor or an AMD equivalent, runs 64-bit, has TPM 2.0, and more.
Apps/Software November 8, 2017
Microsoft ended free Windows 10 upgrades back in July 2016, with one clear exception: those who were using accessibility features were still eligible to get it for free. But the company is now removing that exception altogether.
Microsoft November 6, 2017
'Fable Legends' was unfortunately pronounced dead when Microsoft shut down Lionhead Studios last year. But 'Fable' might be coming back because Xbox’s head of publishing says the company loves the franchise.
Video Games October 30, 2017
Microsoft could reenter the mobile landscape with an entirely new type of device. The company is reportedly making a foldable tablet that’ll run Windows 10 and focus on digital pen and inking.
Microsoft October 27, 2017
Microsoft has ended manufacturing of the Kinect, which means that the units held by retailers will never be restocked once they run out. Both critics and fans of the Xbox accessory, however, might not miss the device.
Video Games October 26, 2017
With the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, Microsoft is beefing up Edge with a ton of features such as Pinned Sites and true full screen browsing.
Apps/Software October 23, 2017
Microsoft has released the World Premiere TV commercial for its upcoming 4K-ready console, the Xbox One X. The one minute video shows off a montage of clips from the likes of 'PUBG,' 'Assassin’s Creed Origins,' 'Minecraft,' 'Cuphead,' 'Forza Motorsport 7' and more.
Video Games October 23, 2017
Microsoft unveiled the long-rumored Surface Book 2, which is a considerable upgrade compared to the original Surface Book. Changes include faster processors and graphic cards, an improved design, and an additional size option.
Microsoft October 17, 2017
The Xbox One Fall Update is now available for download, offering gamers with more personalization options for their dashboard. The Xbox One X will launch with these changes, and Microsoft also detailed options on transferring data to the upcoming console.
Video Games October 17, 2017
Microsoft built treehouses for its employees to use as working spaces at its Redmond, Washington headquarters. Microsoft believes the research that working outdoors provides workers with a variety of benefits.
Microsoft October 16, 2017
Sony is still not budging. Microsoft has been talking with the company to allow cross-play between Xbox One and PS4, but it seems discussions are proving useless as Sony may never come around.
Video Games October 13, 2017
Microsoft's Joe Belfiore has confirmed that the company is no longer focusing on Windows 10 Mobile. In other words, Windows phones are really dead now, including the so-called Surface Phone.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 9, 2017
Microsoft has launched its Edge browser for iOS and Android, presumably as a way to keep its mobile efforts alive. It has also rebranded Arrow Launcher into Microsoft Launcher and has made it available on Android via preview.
Apps/Software October 8, 2017
Microsoft engraved a little Master Chief riding a scorpion in the Xbox One X circuit board. Fans of the 'Halo' series, however, are hoping that they will soon see more of the iconic character, but not as an easter egg.
Video Games October 7, 2017
Samsung’s new HMD Odyssey headset offers the best visuals on a virtual reality device at $499. It’s part of Microsoft’s Windows Mixed Reality lineup, which will soon offer support for SteamVR titles.
Wearable Tech October 4, 2017
Microsoft has announced plans to kill its Groove Music service. As a recourse, it’s helping subscribers transition to Spotify, and some of them might even be eligible for a free two-month premium subscription.
Apps/Software October 3, 2017
Even the former CEO of Microsoft can’t be bothered to use a Windows Phone. Bill Gates has now confirmed that he’s using an Android phone, one loaded with Microsoft apps.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech September 27, 2017
Apple has decided to rely on Google search results instead of Bing, further increasing Google’s presence on iOS and macOS platforms. Bing, on the other hand, will remain in some form, but perhaps not for long.
Apple September 26, 2017
It's official: The Duke is making its way to the Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs, giving original Xbox owners a good dose of nostalgia of the huge controller.
Video Games September 22, 2017
The recently reported CCleaner hack affected 2.3 million users, but those people were not the real targets. The hackers were found to be targeting major tech companies, including Microsoft and Google, with the second stage of the attack.
Security September 22, 2017
The Xbox One X is nearly arriving on shelves, but there’s still a bit of confusion about how certain games will run on the console. Thankfully, Microsoft has now explained exactly what the Xbox One X enhanced program is.
Video Games September 21, 2017
'Minecraft' Better Together update is rolling out to the Xbox One, Windows, VR, and mobile, and it's bringing them all together via cross-platform play. No PlayStation 4 in the list, though.
Video Games September 21, 2017
Microsoft is reportedly working on new Xbox One technology known internally as Intelligent Delivery. The system will open up hard drive space and make downloads faster by allowing users to download only the assets that they need for their games.
Video Games September 15, 2017
Nintendo just announced a version of 'Minecraft' for New 3DS systems during its Nintendo Direct presentation. Available now via eShop, the game includes survival and creative modes, in addition to traditional and touchscreen controls.
Video Games September 14, 2017
Microsoft has confirmed that it’s developing a fix to reported performance issues on Windows 10 devices running the Creators Update. It has also released a preview build for those in the Fast Ring that addresses part of the issues.
Apps/Software September 12, 2017
Walmart is offering an Xbox One S 'Battlefield 1' bundle for only $200. The bundle comes with the storm gray version of the 500 GB Xbox One S, a digital copy of 'Battlefield 1,' and other freebies.
Video Games September 12, 2017
Microsoft teamed up with The Chainsmokers to create a special Xbox One S that brings light and sound together. One lucky fan will take it home, as Microsoft said that more customized consoles will be released over the year.
Video Games September 11, 2017
Microsoft will unveil at least one new Surface product at its Future Decoded event in London, happening Oct. 31 to Nov. 1. However, it’s not going to be the Surface Phone.
Microsoft September 7, 2017