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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

Microsoft Sees Strong Earnings This Quarter Thanks To The Cloud

This quarter has turned out to be a good one for Microsoft. The company's cloud and productivity divisions saw strong growth even though its personal computing departments were pulled down by lagging phone sales.

Microsoft July 21, 2017

Microsoft Confirms That Older PCs May Lose Windows 10 Support

Microsoft has confirmed that certain PCs may lose Windows 10 support as time goes on. The reason has to do with its Windows as a service policy.

Microsoft July 20, 2017

Microsoft Unveils Cortana-Powered GLAS Smart Thermostat: Here's What We Know So Far About The Nest Challenger

Microsoft has unveiled the GLAS smart thermostat, a Cortana-powered device created with Johnson Controls. From what we know so far about it, the GLAS smart thermostat will give the Nest Learning Thermostat a run for its money.

Microsoft July 20, 2017

Microsoft To Offer Windows 10 Subscriptions With Virtualization Use Rights

Microsoft has now unveiled subscription plans for Windows 10 Enterprise, which includes virtualization use rights. This will enable Windows virtual machines to be hosted in qualified hosting partners.

Microsoft July 17, 2017

Select PCs That Got The Free Upgrade To Windows 10 Are No Longer Supported By The OS

Several users have found out that their Intel Atom Clover Trail-based PCs cannot download the Windows 10 Creators Update. Microsoft has apparently prevented such systems from receiving software updates.

Apps/Software July 17, 2017

Microsoft's Windows 10 Preview Build 16241 Now Available, And It's An Early Look At The Fall Creators Update

Microsoft has now released a slew of new updates and improvements to Windows 10 via Build 16241 for Insiders in the Fast Ring. Improvements to Windows Shell, Task Manager touch-ups, and mixed reality upgrades are among the included features.

Apps/Software July 14, 2017

Worldwide PC Market Continues To Decline, Drops By 4.3 Percent In Q2 2017

PC shipments all over the world fell 4.3 percent in the second quarter of 2017, the lowest figure it has recorded since 2007. But some PC manufacturers saw growth amid the market slump.

Computers July 13, 2017

Microsoft Ends Support For Windows Phone 8.1: What Is The Future Of the Mobile OS?

Microsoft is ending support for the mobile edition of Windows 8.1, but is this the end for a mobile Windows OS? We don't think so and here's why.

Microsoft July 11, 2017

Microsoft Wants To Bring High-Speed Internet To Millions Of Americans In Rural Areas

Millions of people in America don't have access to high-speed broadband internet, but Microsoft wants to change that. The company wants to tap unused television channels to connect millions of Americans in rural areas.

Internet July 11, 2017

Microsoft 365 Is The Office And Windows Bundle Targeted At Business Users

Microsoft has just announced new Office 365 plans at its Inspire conference, including Microsoft 365 Enterprise and Microsoft 365 Business. These plans, targeted mainly for business or enterprise owners, are part of the company’s growing cloud services.

Apps/Software July 11, 2017

Xbox One X vs Original Xbox One, Xbox One S: Reasons To Upgrade, And Reasons Not To

The Xbox One X is the most powerful console that’ll ever be released, but is it worth $499 just to upgrade? Here are some reasons why you should make the jump, and why you shouldn’t.

Video Games July 10, 2017

You Can Soon Send Xbox One Games As Gifts To Your Friends

Microsoft has vaguely confirmed that players will soon be able to gift games to friends on the Xbox One. The feature, which Steam allows, isn’t currently offered on the Xbox One or the PlayStation 4.

Video Games July 9, 2017

New Windows Insider Build Includes Edge Improvements, Notifications, A Fix To DPI Issues, And More

Microsoft is preparing a new build of Windows Insider that will have several new features. Chief among them is the fix for high DPI displays and improvements to the Edge browser.

Microsoft July 8, 2017

New Surface Pro Random Shutdown And Hibernation Issues: Microsoft Looking Into It

The 2017 Microsoft Surface Pro is randomly turning off or hibernating, according to user reports. Microsoft says it only affects a small number of users and it's looking into the matter.

Microsoft July 8, 2017

Microsoft Confirms Rumors Of Layoffs As It Prepares To Cut As Many As 3,000 Jobs

Microsoft has confirmed that it will begin layoffs as it shifts focus toward its cloud division. It is estimated that as many as 3,000 jobs could be lost due to this shift.

Microsoft July 6, 2017

Xbox One X Early Benchmarks Give A Glimpse Of The World's Most Powerful Console's Performance

Digital Foundry has now dove deep into the graphical capabilities of the forthcoming Xbox One X. The results confirm something unsurprising: running games at 4K is pretty difficult.

Video Games July 6, 2017

Amazon, Apple, Google And Other Tech Stocks Did Not Crash: Just A Glitch

The share prices of some of the world's largest technology companies appeared alarmingly wrong, seemingly trading at the same $123.47 per share. It was all due to a data glitch and no trades were made at incorrect prices.

Business Tech July 4, 2017

Sony Takes Down Official 'Anthem' Trailer For PlayStation 4 After Massive Criticism Over Edited Xbox One X Buttons

Sony was forced to take down the official PlayStation 4 gameplay trailer for BioWare's 'Anthem.' The video was an edited version of the gameplay trailer for the Xbox One X, with PlayStation buttons placed on top of Xbox buttons.

Video Games July 4, 2017

Windows Timeline Will Not Be Arriving With Fall Creators Update

One of Windows 10's biggest upcoming features has been delayed. Microsoft has confirmed that Timeline will not make it until the Fall Creators Update.

Microsoft July 4, 2017

Microsoft Job Cuts Imminent: Thousands Of Layoffs Reportedly Planned For This Week

Microsoft has been trying to reorganize its salesforce and reportedly plans more layoffs worldwide. The company is expected to announce thousands of job cuts this week.

Business Tech July 3, 2017

Microsoft's Annoying Windows 10 Update Reminders To Start Again, But Don't Ignore Them Unless You Want Malware

Microsoft will start bugging you to update Windows 10 to the Creators Update if you're behind, but with all the malware that's been going around, it's probably best you listen.

Microsoft July 3, 2017

Here's How To Upgrade To Windows 10 Pro From Windows 10 S And Vice Versa

The Surface Laptop, for all its bells and whistles, unfortunately runs Windows 10 S out of the box, a less capable version of the operating system. Fortunately, there’s an easy way to change that.

Apps/Software July 3, 2017

Leak: Photos Of Microsoft's Canceled Surface Mini Show What Could Have Been

Exclusive images of the canceled Surface Mini have now leaked for the first time, showing the 8-inch tablet that looks like a Moleskine notebook. Could Microsoft release another version, one with upgraded internals?

Microsoft July 2, 2017

Microsoft Unveils Xbox Games With Gold July 2017, Adds 'Resident Evil 6' And 'Dead Island' To Xbox Game Pass

Microsoft unveiled the Xbox Live Games with Gold for July 2017, which include 'Grow Up' and 'Runbow' for the Xbox One. The new titles coming to Xbox Game Pass, meanwhile, include zombie-infested 'Resident Evil 6' and 'Dead Island: Definitive Edition.'

Video Games June 29, 2017

Steve Jobs Created The iPhone Because He Hated A Microsoft Employee: Here's The Story

The iPhone, Apple's flagship device, has long been attributed as a product of the genius of Steve Jobs. Apparently, though, it is also a product of his hate against a Microsoft employee.

Apple June 22, 2017

Here's Why Microsoft Is Confident Xbox One X Sales Won't Tank Even With A $500 Price Tag

The Xbox One X, retailing for $500, might be a tad bit too expensive for some. Yet Xbox Head Phil Spencer is confident it will sell, and he knows exactly who will buy it.

Video Games June 18, 2017

Microsoft's Modern Keyboard Has Something More Than Meets The Eye: A Hidden Fingerprint Sensor

Microsoft has quietly announced the Modern Keyboard, a Surface Keyboard successor that pretty much looks the same but with an integrated fingerprint scanner. It retails for $129.99, listed as 'coming soon.'

Computers June 17, 2017

Xbox One X Comes With $500 Price Tag And It's Not The Only Reason Why We're Not Buying It

The Xbox One X will launch on Nov. 7 with a $500 price tag. Here are the top reasons why we're not buying 'the world's most powerful console,' and it's more than just its price.

Video Games June 17, 2017

Getting A Surface Laptop? Make Sure It Doesn't Break As It's Almost Impossible To Repair

Microsoft's Surface Laptop might be a great device, but don't break it. iFixit gave the device a one out of 10 repairability score.

Computers June 16, 2017

Did The iPad Copy The Surface Pro? Microsoft Thinks It Did

The war between Apple and Microsoft appears to be heating up. Microsoft's Ryan Gavin said that Apple copied Microsoft when it released the iPad Pro.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 16, 2017

Microsoft Promises To Release Windows Server Updates Semiannually

Microsoft has announced that Windows Server updates will be more frequent than ever before. Much like its release cycle for Office and Windows 10 updates, Windows Server will also get two major updates per year moving forward.

Microsoft June 16, 2017

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