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Microsoft continues the browser battery life battle in yet another video

Microsoft has taken the fight to Google's Chrome browser yet again, with another video that shows its Edge browser beating Chrome in a battery life test.
Computing

Old Windows 10 preview builds won’t boot if particpants fail to upgrade

Windows Insider program lead Dona Sarkar warns that old preview builds of Windows 10 distributed in the Fast Ring will stop booting next month. It's part of an effort to crack down on users who may think they grabbed a free copy of Windows…
Computing

Finally, traditional desktop software is available in the Windows Store on Windows 10

Desktop programs sent through Microsoft's Desktop App Converter for Windows 10 are now rolling out on the Windows Store, such as a full-featured Evernote. Microsoft's tool will also convert .NET programs designed for Windows-based desktops.
Computing

Windows 10's latest Insider build makes your life easier with minor tweaks

Microsoft’s latest build of Windows 10 hit the Fast Ring of the Insider program today. There’s much in the way of groundbreaking features, but there are a couple small improvements that should make life easier for Windows users.
Computing

Outdated installs of Adobe Flash Player soon won’t load in Internet Explorer 11

The Microsoft Edge team said on Tuesday that Internet Explorer 11 will soon begin blocking outdated installs of Flash Player from automatically loading. However, this block will only affect machines running Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server…
Gaming

Microsoft is scrambling to fix egregious loading times experienced with ‘ReCore’

ReCore is out now for Xbox One and PC, but the game's inconsistent loading times can hamper the experience. Publisher Microsoft is working to fix them, though the game's first patch seems to have no effect.
Virtual Reality

‘Yu-Gi-Oh!’ monsters raid the real world thanks to Microsoft’s HoloLens

Gold Team Productions is working on a version of Yu-Gi-Oh! for Microsoft's HoloLens AR headset. It's currently in an alpha state supporting real cards, rendering virtual monsters when cards are placed on a flat surface.
Mobile

Microsoft to reportedly end sales of Lumia by end of year

According to a source within Microsoft to WinBeta, Microsoft will be ending the Lumia brand later this year. This could mean that Microsoft would be re-entering the mobile space with a different phone.
Home

Microsoft and Liebherr are collaborating on an upcoming line of smart fridges

Tech company Microsoft announced this week that it's teaming up with the appliance company Liebherr to help design an innovative imaging capability for an upcoming line of refrigerators that will recognize what's inside.
Gaming

Create your own levels: 'Halo 5: Forge' available as a free download for Windows 10

Microsoft has released a free Halo mapmaking tool for Windows 10, giving series devotees the chance to create their own levels and compete with friends in online 16-player matches.
Gaming

The best of the last-gen: Our 15 favorite Xbox 360 games

There's nearly 1,000 Xbox 360 games currently on the market, but unfortunately, they're not all winners. Check out our favorite titles, from surreal puzzles games like 'Braid' to the latest installment in the ever-so-popular Grand Theft…
Computing

Microsoft ready to debut a Surface Hub for consumers in late October, reports say

Microsoft is likely to debut the consumer version of the Surface Hub next month. It's code-named "Cardinal," reports say. New versions of the Surface Book and Pro likely remain months away.