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Get An Xbox One S Starting at $189, Plus a Bonus Game

If you’re looking to grab an Xbox One S this holiday season, Microsoft has a ton of selection, and great incentives. Pretty much every console bundle is discounted by $50, with prices starting at a paltry $189, plus you get to pick an extra game of your choice, albeit from a fairly uninspiring selection.Read more… […]

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Swap Your Pixel 2’s Google Assistant for Cortana

Your Google Pixel 2 has a pretty capable built-in butler in the form of Google Assistant. Not everyone with an Android phone, however, is all-in on Google’s ecosystem. In fact, some users might be—wait for it—Microsoft users. And that means Cortana is their go-to virtual assistant. Thanks to Microsoft, you can ditch…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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How to Set Up Your Surface Pro’s Pen

The Microsoft Surface line of laptops, desktops, and convertible notebooks all feature an optional Surface Pen—Microsoft’s stylus that lets you write, draw, and annotate documents and images. It works fine right out of the box, but if you find yourself at all frustrated with its functionality, you can customize it to…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Microsoft’s Giant Surface Book 2 Is Very Powerful, Very Fast, Very Pretentious

Typing at work on Microsoft’s new 15-inch Surface Book 2, I can’t shake the feeling that this thing’s not for me. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a powerful laptop, it’s beautiful, and the workspace its giant screen affords made me completely forget I wasn’t seated at my desk with my usual 34-inch extra-wide display. So…Read […]

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This Is the Best Gaming Controller You Can Buy

I resisted the urge to fling the controller across the room as I tried, once again, to beat the first damn level of Cuphead. I’d been making my attempts using what is currently one of the best PC game controllers to date, the Microsoft Xbox One Elite. But it wasn’t happening. Then I switched over […]

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The Best Use For Microsoft’s HoloLens Is Playing a Star Trek: TNG Game That Nearly Killed the Crew

When you think about the early days of virtual reality, you either think of the movie The Lawnmower Man, or that episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation where the crew gets addicted to an augmented reality game that almost kills everyone. Which, by the way, you can now play on Microsoft’s HoloLens AR headset.Read […]

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I’ve Got Windows 10, But What’s Windows Hello?

Hopefully you took advantage of Microsoft’s free upgrade offer that allowed consumers to update computers running Windows 7 or 8 to Windows 10 (and if you didn’t, it’s not too late!). If you did, you should take advantage of one of the most convenient and downright pleasant features in Windows 10: the ability to login…Read […]

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Cuphead Developers Talk Cut Bosses And What’s In The Cups

Designing a game that manages to be both tough and fun is a difficult task, but Cuphead designers Chad and Jared Moldenhauer, along with the rest of StudioMDHR, managed to pull it off. I spoke with the two brothers over the phone to learn about boss design, cut concepts, and life after a successful indie […]

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The Xbox One X Is Great So Far, But Waiting For Game Updates Is The Worst

After spending a week with the Xbox One X, Microsoft’s “world’s most powerful console,” I know three things for certain. It’s definitely an Xbox One, it makes enhanced games look lovely, and waiting for Xbox One X enhancement updates sucks.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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How Microsoft’s New Invoke Smart Speaker Stacks Up to the Competition

Better late than never, right? Microsoft is finally ready to compete in the smart speaker market after unveiling its Cortana-powered version of the Amazon Echo earlier this year. The Harman Kardon Invoke launched on Sunday with high-quality audio and a stylish design for $199.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Microsoft Hasn’t Been Supportive For Japanese Games, Says NIS America

According to Nippon Ichi Software America president Takuro Yamashita, Microsoft “hasn’t been very supportive of Japanese games.” Since this is NIS America, Yamashita is talking about bringing Japanese games to the Xbox One and not selling loads of Xbox Ones in Japan.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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How to Download The Fall Creator’s Update on Windows 10

Windows 10: You can now download the next major update to Windows 10, dubbed the Fall Creator’s Update. You’ll be able to enjoy major features like Mixed Reality support, bringing augmented reality to compatible PC’s, as well as minor upgrades to features like handwriting recognition, voice control via Cortana, and a…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Windows Phone Is Dead—How to Make Android the Next Best Thing

Windows Phone is dead, but Microsoft isn’t getting out of mobile—in fact it’s redoubling its efforts. With plenty of apps for iOS and Android out now and improving fast, you can recreate much of the feel of a Windows Phone on your existing handset, as long as you can live without those rotating tiles. Here’s […]

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