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Microsoft is digging itself a hole by giving away free Surface Docks

Microsoft is giving away a free Surface Dock with the purchase of a Surface Book 2 or a Surface Laptop. If you have a Surface Book 2 15-inch, however, that free gift might turn you off.
Gaming

Xbox One S vs. Xbox One X: Is the costly upgrade worth the money?

The Xbox One X is officially here and pretty much everything rumored about it was true. Is the higher price point worth it, or does it put it out of reach for most consumers? Here's how it matches up to the Xbox One S.
Computing

Cloud-based call recording is coming to Skype, but will you use it?

Recording calls in Skype is about to get a whole lot easier. Before the end of the month, Microsoft will introduce native call recording in Skype, storing all the conversations you want in the cloud.
Gaming

Do it in ‘Dubly’: Dolby Vision HDR comes to Xbox One S and Xbox One X

The latest Preview system update for Xbox Insiders is rolling out now, and it adds support for Dolby Vision HDR. The feature is limited to streaming at the moment, and HDR10 will still be needed for games.
Computing

Microsoft’s foldable ‘Andromeda’ pocket device may never surface

Sources claim Microsoft’s two-screen “Andromeda” project may be put on hold indefinitely. Executives made the decision over the last several weeks to not include Andromeda components and services in the next Windows 10 update.
Computing

Microsoft calls for Congress to regulate use of facial-recognition tech

Although highly beneficial, facial-recognition technology could also be exploited for use in malicious ways. Now, Microsoft wants Congress to intervene to create laws to help govern the use of the technology in society.
Computing

Microsoft’s pressure-sensitive software keyboard is ripe for dual-screen laptops

Microsoft is working on a new keyboard that will make it easier to type on glass. The software keyboard will be able to recognize pressure and gestures to help speed up your typing, especially when you're entering symbols.
Computing

Microsoft patent paves way for a touch- and smudge-free tablet future

While touchscreens are great for navigating on smartphones and tablets, your greasy fingers leave annoying prints on the surface, blurring the view. Microsoft aims to change that using a design that relies on touch-free input.
Computing

Is there a new ‘next-generation’ Windows OS just around the corner?

Microsoft's rumored Core OS platform could be much closer to debuting than we originally thought, with Synaptics and AMD suggesting their new biometric technology could be used by a "next-generation" Windows.
Gaming

The 20 best Xbox One games you can play right now

More than four years into its lifespan, Microsoft's latest console is finally coming into its own. From 'Cuphead' to 'Middle-Earth: Shadow of War,' the best Xbox One games offer something for everyone.
Computing

Microsoft’s Surface Mobile Mouse is the ideal companion for your Surface Go

Along with introducing the $399 Surface Go, Microsoft revealed a new Surface Mobile Mouse you can pre-purchase now for $35. The peripheral will ship on August 2 in platinum, burgundy, and cobalt blue colors.
Computing

Can Microsoft's new Surface Go steal the iPad's populist top spot?

When you pit the new Surface Go. vs iPad, which comes out ahead? Both are low-cost, high-quality, portable tablets that are designed to appeal to students and those looking for quick touchscreen computing. But which is best?