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Microsoft Surface Book 2 Unveiled: What Changed From The Original Surface Book?

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

Major Xbox One Update Revamps The Dashboard: Here Are The Most Important Changes

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

The Microsoft Treehouse Is Real: Built For Employees Who Like Working Outdoors

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

Xbox Boss: Xbox One And PlayStation 4 Cross-Play May Never Happen Because Discussions With Sony Aren’t Going Anywhere

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

Waiting For The Surface Phone? Don't Hold Your Breath, As Microsoft Stops Focus On Windows 10 Mobile

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 Rolls Out Edge Browser Beta On iOS, Android To Regain Mobile Relevance

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 Hides A Little Master Chief Riding A Scorpion Inside The Xbox One X, Because It Can

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 Enters Windows Mixed Reality Lineup With Its HMD Odyssey VR Headset

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 Kills Groove Music Service, Migrates Users To Spotify With A 2-Month Premium Trial

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 Bill Gates Is Now Using An Android Phone, But Will He Ever Switch To iPhone?

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 Doesn’t Want Bing Anymore: Siri, Spotlight Search Results On Mac And iOS Will Now Come From Google

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

The Original Xbox's Biggest Duke Controller Is Heading To The Xbox One And Windows 10 Soon

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 CCleaner Hack Goes Deeper: Malware Targeted Microsoft, Google, And Other Major Tech Companies

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

Will Microsoft’s Xbox One X Enhanced Program Actually Make Games Look And Play Better?

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 Brings Cross-Platform Play To Xbox One, Windows, And More, Except PlayStation 4

'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

New Xbox One Tech Will Give You More Hard Drive Space And Make Downloads Faster

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 Surprises Fans With ‘Minecraft’ For 3DS: It’s Available Now But Will Only Work On ‘New’ 3DS Models

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

Experiencing Stuttering And FPS Drop Issues On Windows 10? Don’t Worry, Microsoft Is Working On A Fix

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

Xbox One S 'Battlefield 1' Bundle Now On Sale For Only $200 On Walmart

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, The Chainsmokers Create A Special Xbox One S That Lights Up

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 To Unveil New Surface Hardware On Oct. 31, Surface Phone Unlikely

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

Xbox One Games That Support Keyboard And Mouse Controls Are Coming Soon, Says Microsoft

Xbox Director Mike Ybarra has confirmed that keyboard and mouse support for Xbox One titles are arriving soon. Implementation, however, will largely depend on game developers, but the company already has an idea how to prevent player imbalance issues.

Video Games September 4, 2017

Microsoft And Amazon Join Forces So You Can Use Cortana On Echo, Alexa On Windows 10 Devices

Microsoft and Amazon have decided to partner up in the voice assistant race. Pretty soon Windows 10 users can summon Alexa, and Echo users can call for Cortana on their smart speakers.

Apps/Software August 31, 2017

Even Cops Don’t Want Windows Phones: NYPD Officers Switching To iPhones By The End Of 2017

The NYPD has had enough of Windows Phones. Because Microsoft stopped updating its mobile operating system, thousands of New York cops will switch to Apple’s iPhone by the end of the year.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech August 29, 2017

Windows Mixed Reality Will Plunge You Into VR For As Low As $399, With Steam Support And New 'Halo' Game

Microsoft revealed that its upcoming Windows Mixed Reality headsets will bring virtual reality technology to homes for as low as $399. The platform will host the next 'Halo' game, and will also support Steam VR content.

Microsoft August 29, 2017

The Xbox One X Killed The Original Xbox One: Project Scorpio Edition Preorders Outpace All Other Xbox Models

Microsoft is no longer selling the original Xbox One on its online stores. The company has shifted its focus to the Xbox One X, which set a record pace for preorders of the Project Scorpio Edition.

Video Games August 26, 2017

Microsoft Says It’s Still Talking To Sony About Cross-Play, But Here’s Why It Won’t Happen

Sony is still offish about allowing cross-play support between Xbox One and PlayStation 4. But the company, which enjoys near-dominance in the home console market, might have a logical reason for it.

Video Games August 24, 2017

Microsoft Shocks Gamescom With ‘Age Of Empires IV’ Announcement, Confirms ‘Age Of Empires: Definitive Edition’ Launches Oct. 19 [Trailer]

Microsoft just dropped a huge bombshell during its Gamescom press conference. 'Age of Empires IV' is officially in the works, directly following 'Age of Empires III,' released in 2005.

Video Games August 22, 2017

Xbox One X Preorders Now Available: Hurry Up If You Want To Grab The Project Scorpio Edition

Microsoft has launched preorders for the Xbox One X, starting with the Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition. Gamers who would like to purchase the limited day-one version should hurry up, as stocks are rapidly depleting.

Video Games August 21, 2017

Attention, ‘Minecraft’ Fans: This Limited Edition Xbox One S Will Make You Drool

'Minecraft' fans, prepare to be mesmerized: Microsoft has just announced a new limited edition Xbox One S complete with a 'Minecraft'-inspired design and a matching Creeper Xbox One controller. Supplies will be limited.

Video Games August 21, 2017

Microsoft Reveals List Of Games Enhanced For Xbox One X, But Don’t Get Excited Yet

As the Xbox One X nears launch, Microsoft is increasingly drumming up hype for its 6-teraflop console. As such, Major Nelson has now revealed the full list of games that will take advantage of the machine’s more powerful specs.

Video Games August 21, 2017

Xbox One X Limited Edition For Launch Leaks: Project Scorpio No Longer Just A Codename For The Console

Project Scorpio is apparently no longer just a codename for the Xbox One X. Leaks reveal that Microsoft is planning to release a special version of the console named the Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition.

Video Games August 19, 2017

'Crackdown 3' Delayed To 2018: Microsoft Will Rely On 'Forza Motorsport 7' To Help Push Xbox One X Sales This Holiday Season

The release of the long-delayed 'Crackdown 3' has once again been pushed back. With the over-the-top action game to launch in spring 2018, Microsoft will rely only on 'Forza Motorsport 7' to help sell the Xbox One X.

Video Games August 17, 2017

Microsoft Surface Device Return Rates Revealed In Leaked Memo: How Will Microsoft Bounce Back From Consumer Reports Recommendation Withdrawal?

A leaked internal memo revealed the return rates for five Microsoft Surface devices, with the Surface Book as the worst offender. How will Microsoft bounce back from the withdrawal of Consumer Reports' recommendation?

Microsoft August 15, 2017

Microsoft Blamed Intel For Surface Reliability Issues, But The Real Problem Lies Within

Microsoft blamed Intel for the reliability issues on its Surface devices that caused the withdrawal of Consumer Reports' recommendation. However, the real problem could very well be within the company itself.

Computers August 13, 2017

Microsoft Unveils Windows 10 Pro For Workstations: Faster File Sharing, Persistent Memory, And More

Rumored since June, Microsoft has now announced Windows 10 Pro for Workstations, which can power devices with high-performance configurations. It can support machines with up to 6 TB of RAM, for example.

Apps/Software August 11, 2017

Xbox One X ‘Won’t Sell So Well' Because It's Too Pricey, Says Analyst

Despite not being released yet, there’s already gloom and doom for Microsoft’s next gaming machine. Analyst Michael Pachter has now expressed his thoughts on the Xbox One X, saying it won’t sell well because it’s too expensive for most people.

Video Games August 9, 2017

You Can Soon Customize Your Xbox One Home Screen: Here's What Else Is Happening In The Next Major Update

The next major update will allow gamers to customize their Xbox One home screen, among many other things. The changes are now live for Alpha Ring members of the Xbox One Insiders program.

Video Games August 8, 2017

This Is What Spotify On Xbox One Looks Like, Plus More Details On The Music Streaming App For The Console

The arrival of Spotify for Xbox One escalated from a rumor to a confirmed fact over the weekend. Screenshots of the music streaming service on the console have now been revealed, along with more details for the app.

Apps/Software August 6, 2017

Xbox One Players Can Soon Rock Out To Spotify: Music Streaming App For The Console Already In Testing Phase

Spotify is finally coming to the Xbox One, two years after the music streaming service arrived in the PlayStation 4. The app is currently undergoing internal testing and should launch soon on the console.

Apps/Software August 5, 2017

First Microsoft Hackathon Brings Eye Control To Windows 10: Here’s How It Works

Microsoft has committed to implementing eye tracking support on Windows 10 soon. Called Eye Control, the feature will help people with certain neuro-muscular disorders navigate the operating system using their eyes.

Apps/Software August 2, 2017

Microsoft Rolls Out Surface Plus Program: Customers Will Get To Upgrade Their Surface Device Every 18 Months

Microsoft rolled out the Surface Plus program, which will make it easier for users to own and upgrade Surface devices. The program covers the Surface Laptop, Surface Pro, Surface Book, and Surface Studio for individual customers.

Microsoft August 2, 2017

MS Paint Is Going Away ... To The Windows Store As A Free Downloadable App

Microsoft just instantly made everyone calm. The company has now confirmed that MS Paint isn’t going anywhere – users will be able to download it for free from the Windows Store.

Microsoft July 25, 2017

Xbox One X Preorders To Start Very Soon: Do You Have $499 Ready?

There is no date yet for the launch of preorders for the Xbox One X, but that should come very soon. According to Xbox head Phil Spencer, the console has already received all the necessary approvals.

Video Games July 25, 2017

Microsoft Will Build A Second-Generation HoloLens With An Artificial Intelligence Chip Focused On Machine Learning

Microsoft plans to make the next HoloLens a heck of a lot smarter. The second-gen mixed reality device will feature a standalone AI-powered chip onboard, which will focus on machine learning and neural networks.

Wearable Tech July 25, 2017

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