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Microsoft’s Bunk Event Just Broke My Damn Heart 

Why, Microsoft? Why are you doing this to me? You just stuck a fork in my eye and a knife through my heart. Read More >>

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Beautiful Two-Stroke Engine Lets You Watch Its Inner Workings

Combustion of fuel—a process that you, me and everyone else we know very much relies on—is usually hidden from sight inside that big hunk of metal called an engine. But Huib Vissier saw something beautiful in this process, so he built a simple engine that showcases combustion rather than concealing it. Read More >>

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The Best and Worst From Microsoft Build 2015

Microsoft’s Build Developer Conference wrapped up yesterday, and as we pack away our (metaphorical/emotional) lanyards and look forward, we’re mostly excited about how Microsoft’s latest consumer electronics fever dream is shaping up. Read More >>

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Microsoft Will Guess How Old You Are Based on a Photo

Head over to Microsoft’s how-old.net, upload a photo of yourself, and the site will spit out a prediction for how old you are—as well as your gender. Did it guess right? Probably not. But that doesn’t mean it’s not fun. Read More >>

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Two AA Batteries Included in Xbox One Box! PS4 Crushed!

This is it. It's over. Microsoft has won the next-generation home console battle. Official Microsoft man-mouthpiece Major Nelson has announced that there was "one more thing" he didn't mention in his unboxing video -- two AA batteries for the controller. Read More >>

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Xbox One is Designed to be Left Turned on for Ten Years

There's a reason Xbox One comes in that whopping great 1980s VCR style case, and it's not because some one in authority at Microsoft went mad. It's for cooling, to help keep it quiet and reliable, and so you can leave it switched on constantly for the next ten years. Read More >>

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Windows 8.1: Everything You Need to Know

Microsoft rolls out the next version of Windows, 8.1, at its annual Build developers conference today. It's a big deal. Windows 8 was a crazy ambitious step, what follows is just as important. This is what Microsoft's taken from your months of feedback (or just, yelling). Read More >>

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This Amazing Timelapse Shows You Just How an F1 Car Is Built

Have you ever wondered how an F1 car is actually put together? Slotting the whole structure, gubbins, guts, and gears together like a massive jigsaw puzzle? Watch Marussia build its F1 car for this season from start to finish. It's like the best Lego project you've ever seen, but real. Read More >>