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Computing

Bought a Surface Pro, 2, or 3 before March? Microsoft will replace the power cord for free

According to reports from consumers and a Microsoft investigation, there are some issues with Surface Pro, Pro 2, and Pro 3 power cables overheating if regularly wound tightly and twisted. To fix that Microsoft is going to replace all of…
Web

Microsoft is going to give $1 billion in free services to help nonprofits

Microsoft has announced a plan to donate cloud services worth $1 billion to nonprofits and university researchers working "for the public good." CEO Satya Nadella said he hopes the initiative will enable recipients to "solve our greatest…
Gaming

The Witness is not coming to Xbox One, despite ESRB rating

The Entertainment Software Ratings Board has rated the Xbox One version of The Witness, even though there is no such of version of the game in development, according to creator Jonathan Blow.
Gaming

If Microsoft gets its way, your kids may learn how to play Minecraft at school 2:46

Microsoft, which acquired Minecraft in late 2014, has just announced Minecraft: Education Edition, which will be available for schools to try out in a global free trial this coming summer, in time for the new school year.
Mobile

Microsoft may launch its mobile keyboard on multiple platforms, starting with the iPhone

Microsoft is apparently bringing its popular Word Flow keyboard to other third-party platforms in the next few months, starting with the iPhone. The keyboard will compete with other third-party options, including SwiftKey, Fleksy, and iOS…
Virtual Reality

Microsoft’s Hololens headset may need charging every couple of hours

Microsoft's augmented reality headset, Hololens, may only last for around 2.5 hours on a single battery charge, if you use it for power-intensive tasks. The news, along with several other new features, has been revealed by a Microsoft…
Mobile

Outlook for iOS and Android update lets you schedule Skype calls

Microsoft launched a major new update to its Outlook email app for iOS and Android that includes the ability to schedule Skype calls. Other new features include 3D Touch support for the iPhone 6S and new calendar views.
Computing

Survey shows Windows 10 is popular and well regarded

A survey carried out by market research group IDC suggests that a majority of Windows 10 users hold a favorable opinion of the OS, which is holding its own in terms of market share against its two predecessors.
Gaming

16 upcoming PC games that will destroy your productivity in 2016 1:47

Get a quick glimpse at 16 of 2016's best PC games, including XCOM 2, For Honor, Rise of The Tomb Raider, Street Fighter V,and Tom Clancy's The Division.
Computing

Here’s what’s coming in Windows 10 build 11099

If you don't mind dealing with a couple of bugs and ongoing issues, but want to see just what Microsoft has been working on with its Windows 10 operating system, hop on the Fast Ring and you can download the new 11099 build.
Computing

Windows Authenticator beta spotted on the Windows Store

A Windows Store listing has produced some new information on the upcoming Windows Authenticator app, including details on its attempt to retire your password in favor of your smartphone.
Gaming

16 Xbox One games we’re dying to get our hands on in 2016 1:53

Xbox One fans have a lot to look forward to this year. Take a look at 16 of 2016's best Xbox One games. Find out what to expect and when to expect them all in this quick video.