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Computing

Microsoft has found the source of recent Surface Pro 3 battery woes

Surface Pro 3 owners affected by recent battery life issues can breathe a sigh of relief, as Microsoft has seemingly found the source of the problem — and plans to fix it via software update.
Gaming

Microsoft releases Unreal Engine 4 fork with Universal Windows Platform support

Microsoft has released source code for a new fork of Epic Games' Unreal Engine 4 with support for the Universal Windows Platform, despite recent criticism from Epic's co-founder, Tim Sweeney.
Computing

Microsoft injects Office 365 with cool new features for Word, Outlook, PowerPoint

Microsoft said on Tuesday that Office 365 will receive a bunch of new features in July, including Researcher and Editor services for Word. PowerPoint and Outlook will get new goodies, too.
Gaming

Affordable Xbox One S bundles are arriving sooner than you think

If you're looking to buy an Xbox One S but don't need a lot of storage capacity, cheaper bundles are less than a month away, and they come with some of the biggest games on the system.
Gaming

Gears of War 4 will hit PC at 4K with unlocked framerates and super-scaling

Technical director Mike Rayner from The Coalition recently listed the exclusive features the PC version of Gears of War 4 will have this October. He also clarified that the single-player campaign will not be locked at 30 frames per second.
Gaming

Got an inactive Xbox gamertag? Microsoft says to use it or lose it

If it's been a few years since you last powered on an Xbox console, your gamertag may be at risk of deactivation, as Microsoft has updated its services agreement in a bid to prune inactive user accounts.
Computing

Windows 10's Anniversary Update cements its status as the best desktop OS

We go hands-on with Microsoft's Windows 10 Anniversary Update, which has a plethora of new features in its Action Center, lock screen, Ink menu, Store, and more. How does it stack up so far?
Computing

Could Microsoft have just released the final Windows 10 Anniversary Update build to Insiders?

As Microsoft prepares to end its free Windows 10 upgrades for users, it's concurrently readying the operating system's Anniversary Update --- and the final version before it goes public might be complete.
Gaming

The ‘Xboy’ was the Xbox handheld that never was

In an interview with IGN, former Xbox head Robbie Bach revealed that the "Xboy," or a handheld Xbox branded console, was in early conceptual stages, but was halted, and not just because of the Zune.
Mobile

Microsoft updates OneDrive with automatic 'Pokémon detection'

A new feature bound for Microsoft's OneDrive cloud storage service identifies the species Pokémon from augmented reality game Pokémon Go. It's available on the OneDrive app for Android and iOS.
Cool Tech

Microsoft's Dream Job partners will help you prepare for your next position

Microsoft reaches across its product line and to outside sources for a Dream Job program using Word, Sway, Skype, career expert Maxie McCoy, and Moo. The idea is to help people gain confidence and create a professional image while on a job…
Mobile

The canceled unicorn known as the Nokia McLaren gets its 15 minutes of fame

The McLaren, Microsoft's and Nokia's now-cancelled Windows Phone 8.1 handset, gets shown off in a new video. The phone utilized 3D Touch, which allows for a variety of gestures and other inputs.