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Computing

Microsoft thinks gesture controls could be the best input medium for VR

Microsoft wants to put more than just hand-tracked controllers in games, it wants to put your whole hand in, by pioneering new short and long-range distance tracking of fingers and thumbs.
Computing

One woman was so annoyed by the Windows 10 update, she sued — and won

Upgrading to a new version of Windows usually costs money, but one woman who felt forced into her Windows 10 upgrade has secured $10,000 from Microsoft after her computer was left practically unusable following the update.
Computing

Microsoft may be clearing the way for a new Surface tablet

Microsoft recently confirmed that it will stop manufacturing the Surface 3 tablet by the end of the year. The device is also currently in limited supply, with only one model in stock on Microsoft's store and two models offered by Best Buy.
Computing

Cortana has answered 6 billion voice queries since Windows 10 launch

Despite the slow adoption of Microsoft's Windows 10 by consumers, those that have upgraded use Cortana a lot. And soon, through "conversation as a platform," they might be using it even when they're not aware that they are.
Gaming

Everything you need to know about Xbox Play Anywhere 1:42

At E3, Microsoft revealed Xbox Play Anywhere, a feature which aims to bring gamers together across platforms. Whether you're an Xbox gamer or a member of the PC master race, find out exactly how the program works here.
Computing

Gloves off: Opera Software disputes Microsoft's Edge-browser claim

Dem's fightin' words! Opera Software fires back at Microsoft over the latter company's claims that the Edge browser is better on laptop battery power savings than Opera's new power-saving mode. Unlike Microsoft, Opera Software…
Computing

The latest Windows 10 Insider build will guide you through activation woes

The latest build of Windows 10 Insider Preview reveals Activation Troubleshooter, a tool to help consumers activate a genuine copy of Windows 10. This build also allows testers to link their Microsoft Account to the Insider Preview…
Computing

Sticking with Windows 7? Make sure you do these 5 things first

Not everyone wants Windows 10, which is why Windows 7 remains the most popular operating system on the planet. If you're one of those users, make sure you're secure with these five tips for locking down and improving Windows 7.
Mobile

More than a year behind Apple, Microsoft finally joins the mobile payments club

Only a year and a half behind Apple, Microsoft has finally announced a mobile payment platform through an update to its Wallet app. The service is currently only available to Windows Insiders.
Computing

Microsoft Flow wants to steal the workflow app crown

Microsoft's Flow service now has its own companion application. It doesn't yet allow you to build new workflows, but you can manage them from there and have it send you a push notification if something goes wrong.
Music

Microsoft’s Groove Music takes a hint from Spotify for its newest feature

Taking a hint from Spotify and other services, Microsoft's underdog Groove Music has added smart playlist features in the latest preview build now available to Windows Insiders.
Mobile

Huawei's Matebook is coming to the US on July 11, but you can pre-order it now

Huawei made its first ever 2-in-1 tablet PC that runs full Windows 10. It's called the MateBook, and it's ready to go toe-to-toe with Samsung's Galaxy Tab Pro S. You can pre-order it now from Microsoft.