The Second Wave of Xbox One X Pre-Orders is Now Available

Missed out on pre-ordering an Xbox One X last time? Or wanting one that doesn't have 'PROJECT SCORPIO' emblazoned on it in gaudy green letters? Your time has come: Microsoft has just sent the next wave of pre-orders out into the wild, so grab one while it's hot. Read More >>

Microsoft’s Mixer Game-Streaming Service Comes to iOS And Android

After acquiring the "Beam" streaming service a year ago, Microsoft rebranded it as "Mixer", and has now brought it to iOS and Android. The streaming tech already features in Windows 10 and Xbox One, but now you can download an app and send your handheld gaming moments out to the world. Read More >>

The Next Big Windows Update Is Coming to Your Computer October 17th

Optimise your storage and back up your files because the next Windows Update is just around the corner. At the IFA Keynote in Berlin Terry Meyerson, VP of the Windows and Devices group, announced that the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update would begin rolling out to compatible PCs October 17. Read More >>

Alexa and Cortana are Going to Start Working Together

Virtual assistants are everywhere these days, and every company seems to have one of their own - each with a different set of skills and features. But they remain closed off, so if something is exclusive to one VA you can't use it with another. But not for long! Because Amazon and Microsoft have announced a partnership that will see Alexa and Cortana working together. Read More >>

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Microsoft’s Mixed Reality Headsets Will be Compatible With Steam VR

If you were worried about the recent news HTC might sell off its VR business, and don't want to hand your money over to Oculus, you're in luck. Microsoft has just revealed that its own 'mixed reality' headsets will be coming to Steam VR. Read More >>

Microsoft Just Killed Off The Original Xbox One

If you're a fan of the brick-shaped beast above, but never got around to buying the launch version of Microsoft's video game console, bad news: production of the original Xbox One has finally ceased. Read More >>

Microsoft Claims to be ‘Talking to Sony’ About Playing Nice 

With the launch of the Xbox One X only a few months away Microsoft needs an interim win to keep people interested in the console that is currently in a very distant second place to Sony. Which is why it is no surprise that Xbox Marketing Manager Aaron Greenberg told GameReactor it was “talking to Sony” about the potential for crossplay between the two consoles. Read More >>

The Windows App Store is Packed Full of Piracy Apps

People like to throw around comments that nobody cares about Windows apps, no matter how much Microsoft might try to convince them otherwise. Whether you think that's true or not, it's clear that Hollywood definitely does not - because the Windows app store is filled with apps that promote piracy. Read More >>

Looks Like Microsoft is About to Announce a Minecraft-Themed Xbox One S

Uuuugh. My eyes! My beautiful eyes! If the alleged Xbox One S above is indeed real, Microsoft may just have a contender for history's ugliest video game console on its hands. Read More >>

Bing Had a Penis on Its Homepage For Hours Before Noticing Anything Wrong

This morning, people began pointing out that there was a penis hiding on Bing’s homepage. Read More >>

Borrowing a Clever Trick From Birds, This Smart Glider Could One Day Fly Forever Without a Motor

While scouring large swaths of land for prey, predators like hawks and eagles will often take advantage of rising thermals to stay airborne and glide for extended periods with minimal effort. Humans have copied this approach which allows sailplanes to fly without a motor, but Microsoft is now teaching an AI how to pilot an autonomous plane powered by this natural phenomenon. Read More >>

Microsoft Exec Insists Surface Products Don’t Suck in Leaked Memo

Microsoft is in full-on damage control mode after Consumer Reports removed its recommendation of Surface laptop and tablet products last week. According to a purportedly leaked internal memo, the company acknowledges the issues that its Surface products have had, but executives say the main criticisms have been resolved. Read More >>

Competitive Spreadsheet Design is a Thing, and a British Guy is Second Best in the World at it

Did you know there's something called the Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship? And that over half a million people entered? And that we, as a nation, nearly won in the Excel category? Read More >>

Google vs Apple vs Microsoft: Which Online Office Suite Should You Be Using?

You don’t necessarily need to install a desktop application to get your hands on a decent office suite any more, and the biggest names in tech all have free, online productivity tools you can access from any browser—so which one should you be using? We take a look at the features, strengths, and weaknesses of each. Read More >>

A Microsoft Font Really Did Take Pakistan’s Prime Minister Down

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will resign his position immediately following a landmark decision by his country’s Supreme Court. Sharif has been under fire since last year, when leaked documents appeared to show his family had hidden wealth in shell companies overseas. Earlier this month, investigators revealed that crucial financial documents provided by the Sharifs used Microsoft’s Calibri font but were dated from before that font was publicly released. Read More >>