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Walking Around Minecraft Earth Feels Amazing

I’ve been a casual player of both Minecraft and of the augmented reality game Pokémon Go, so when Minecraft Earth was announced as an augmented reality version of Minecraft, I was curious. There’s a lot to Minecraft, so I was skeptical that the entire game could be scaled to a touchscreen experience on your phone.…Read […]

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It Took Over 400,000 Lego Bricks To Build This Car

For both Lego and Forza fans, one of the coolest things on stage during yesterday’s Microsoft E3 2019 press conference was a full-scale Lego brick McLaren Senna, punctuating the announcement of Forza Horizon 4's Lego Speed Champions expansion. It’s made of more than 400,000 Lego bricks, along with some real car bits. Read more… Continue […]

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The Best New Features in Windows 10’s May 2019 Update

Microsoft officially launched the Windows 10 May 2019 update today for all to consume—all who haven’t already been beta-testing it for months, that is. Acquiring said update is easy. Click the Start button, type in “Updates,” click on the “Check for Updates” option that pops up, and click on the can’t-miss-it “Check…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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The Best New Features in Windows 10’s May 2019 Update

Microsoft officially launched the Windows 10 May 2019 update today for all to consume—all who haven’t already been beta-testing it for months, that is. Acquiring said update is easy. Click the Start button, type in “Updates,” click on the “Check for Updates” option that pops up, and click on the can’t-miss-it “Check…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Microsoft And Sony Announce Vague Cloud Gaming Partnership

Microsoft said today that it will partner with Sony, its chief rival in the gameing console space, on “new cloud-based solutions for gaming experiences.” It’s unclear what exactly the new collaboration will ultimately lead to, but the move is still a surprising one given that the companies’ Xbox and PlayStation…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Bookmark This Site to Try Microsoft’s New Windows PowerToys This Summer

Remember PowerToys? They were those Windows 95- and Windows XP-era utilities that granted you features beyond what “regular” Windows users could do within their operating systems, like: opening a command prompt directly to a folder (instead of having to “CD” your way on over), changing your screen’s resolution via a…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Minecraft’s New 10th Anniversary Map Is Awesome And Hides A Few Secrets

Minecraft is celebrating its 10th anniversary since it was first released, back in 2009. To pay tribute to this milestone, Mojang teamed up with Blockworks to create a massive map covering the entire history of the popular game. And for those who dig deep, you might find a few secrets and Easter Eggs. Read more… […]

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Sea of Thieves New Arena Mode Is All The Good (And Bad) Of Sea of Thieves

There are two halves to Sea of Thieves’ anniversary update. The first is a collection of story missions that offer some much-needed structure. The second is the Arena, a player versus player combat mode where crews compete to gather chests and sink each others’ ships. It’s a blast of high sea action, but maybe not […]

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Find Ethical Open-Source Alternatives To Almost Every App or Service With This List

We love the convenience and feature-rich nature of the apps and products big corporations can offer you, but we’re also proponents of personal autonomy and control over your online experience. However, it’s one thing to just turn your back on the big corporations; it’s another to do so mindfully and ethically.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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How to Help Microsoft Playtest New Halo Games

Microsoft made PC gamers’ dreams come true last week when it announced the Halo: Master Chief Collection would be available on PC through Steam and the Windows Store later this year, and now you can sign up for a chance to play the game early via the company’s new Halo Insider program.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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New Microsoft App Lets You Play PC Games On Xbox, Sometimes

After years of testing via the Xbox Insider program, Microsoft has finally officially released its free Wireless Display app, enabling PC streaming to Xbox One, complete with controller support. It’s neat when it works. In my experience thus far, it doesn’t work often.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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