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Microsoft Wants To Teach Developers How To Code For Quantum Computers

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.

Microsoft

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Xbox One Controls, Specific Release Date And Time Revealed: Are You Ready?

'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

Asus, HP Windows 10 ARM Laptops Powered By Snapdragon 835 Promise Over 20 Hours Of Battery Life

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

Microsoft Rolls Out Edge Browser For iOS And Android With ‘Continue On PC’ Feature

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 Photos App For Android And iOS In The Works, Soon To Hit Windows 10 Testers

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 To Invest Billions Of Dollars To Upgrade Redmond HQ: Huge Expansion Detailed

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 Wants To Reinvent Windows 10 With Tabs-Based UI Called 'Sets': Here’s How It Works

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

Windows Phones Are Dead: That's Why Microsoft Sells Android Phones Now, Such As The Galaxy Note 8

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 Finally Available For Chromebooks: Here's How To Use Them

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

Best Black Friday Deals On The Surface Pro: Microsoft, Best Buy, And More

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

Microsoft Confirms Surface Book 2 Battery Issue: Why Does It Drain Power While Gaming Even If It's Plugged In?

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 Hits The Great Firewall Of China, Disappears From App Stores

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

Black Friday Deals On Xbox One X Bundles Not Happening This Year, Microsoft Says

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

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella To iPad Users: ‘Get A Real Computer’

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 And LinkedIn Just Made Resume Writing A Lot Less Tedious With ‘Resume Assistant’ For Word

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

The Xbox One X Storage Is Nowhere Near Enough: Gamers Will Need An External Hard Drive

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 Looks To Make More Of Its Own Xbox One Games: It's About Time

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

Here’s How To Make Sure Your Windows 10 PC Is ‘Highly Secure,’ According To Microsoft

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

No More Free Windows 10 Upgrades After December, Microsoft Confirms

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

Another ‘Fable’ Game In The Works? Here’s What Xbox’s Head Of Publishing Has To Say

'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 Is Developing A Foldable ‘Andromeda’ Tablet That Could Launch Next Year: Why You Should Care

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 Finally Kills The Xbox Kinect, And We Won't Really Miss It

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

Edge Gets New Features Via Windows 10 Fall Creators Update To Win Back Online Users

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

Watch: Xbox One X 'Feel True Power' TV Commercial (Of Course, Microsoft Wants You To Preorder Now)

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 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

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