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LinkedIn undergoes big redesign in bid to become your new favorite social network

LinkedIn is overhauling its flagship social network, with the addition of new features such as messaging bots, and trending news, in an effort to boost engagement. The company also debuted a new online learning platform.

Several updated apps ride in on the latest Windows Insider preview build wave

Microsoft released Preview Build 14931 to Windows Insider participants in the Fast ring that serves as a launch platform for several updated apps to test. These include Sticky Notes, Maps, Feedback Hub, and a new service for Skype Preview.

PS4 Pro specs are ‘not enough to do true 4K,’ says Xbox executive

Xbox senior director of product management and planning Albert Penello claims that the computing speed driving Sony's upcoming PlayStation 4 Pro console is "not enough to do true 4K."

Microsoft now cleaning up its Windows 10 promotional mess on Windows 7 and 8.1

Microsoft released an optional update that removes all programs and links related to its former Windows 10 free upgrade program for Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 SP1. This update can be obtained through Windows Update, which cleans up seven…

Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 battery woes resurface after August’s firmware update

In August, Microsoft released new Surface Pro 3 firmware to fix an annoying battery issue, but the update may have caused new battery woes for other owners. The new problem stems around units sporting LGC batteries, not Simplo versions.

Surprise! Microsoft reveals a Nokia feature phone aimed at next billion users

Nokia has just taken the wraps off of yet another feature phone -- the Nokia 216. The phone will be available in India for $37.

How to change your wallpaper and login screen in Windows 10

Windows 10 has a new Settings menu, and as a result some common tasks have changed. Replacing the wallpaper for your desktop or login screen is among them. Here's how to do it with 10.

Microsoft hits another milestone in speech-recognition software accuracy

If you’re fed up with chatbots mishearing you, Microsoft may be here to help. Its researchers have achieved an impressively low error rate for speech recognition software -- just 6.3 percent, according to a paper published last week.

Xbox Project Scorpio: Everything you need to know about Microsoft’s newest console

This year's E3 saw Microsoft announce two new consoles, including a new Xbox codenamed "Project Scorpio." Check out our roundup of all the news and rumors regarding the forthcoming console

How ‘Gears of War 4’ chainsaws its way back to the essence of Gears

The fourth episode after a trilogy can be awkward, but 'Gears of War 4' avoids that fate by going back to what made the first three games so successful, and rebuilding the engine from the ground up.

The bulky old Microsoft Band may have found its calling in the fight against epilepsy

Microsoft has found a great use for its bulky, but sensor-packed Band fitness wearable. It's part of a program called MyCareCentric that's working to combat epilepsy, through better understanding of the condition using the Band…