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Games with Gold and Spotlight Sale bring big price drops on Xbox-exclusive games

It's that time of the month again! Microsoft has posted their new Deals with Gold discounts. We've assembled a short and sweet version, highlighting only the best deals you can get right now for the Xbox One.
Computing

Microsoft could debut transparent Surface Dial sequel at October event

Microsoft's upcoming October Surface event could show off more than just laptops. A new FCC filing suggests Microsoft may also debut a new Surface Dial device, potentially with a transparent center.
Computing

Microsoft may go back to black with 2018 Surface Pro and Surface Laptop

Microsoft may be adding black as a color option to its refreshed Surface Laptop and Surface Pro models on October 2nd. Rumors of the new color along with an image of the black Surface Laptop popped up over the weekend.
Computing

Microsoft Surface Pro 6: Everything we know

If you've been eyeing a Surface Pro, you may want to wait until 2019. Microsoft is expected to give its professional tablet a major design overhaul and introduce updated features, like a new processor, USB-C, and more.
Gaming

'NBA 2K19' and more join our lineup for this month’s best Xbox One games

More than four years into its lifespan, Microsoft's latest console is finally coming into its own. From 'Cuphead' to 'Halo 5,' the best Xbox One games offer something for everyone.
Gaming

Never say never! Does new ‘Halo 5’ box art hint at PC release?

New box art for Halo 5: Guardians has been added to the Amazon website, and it appears to suggest that the game will soon be coming to the PC after nearly three years of Xbox One exclusivity.
Gaming

These Xbox One exclusives are the definition of quality over quantity

Xbox One has a prestigious collection of handpicked titles that you can't play on other consoles. Here are the latest and greatest Xbox One exclusives, including some that are also available on PC
Smart Home

Xbox-specific Alexa skills let you start console with your voice

Fans of the Xbox Kinect can rejoice. A set of new Alexa and Cortana skills allow players to control the Xbox One with their voice. Users can launch games, control the volume, and much more.
Computing

Refreshed Surface Pro 6 could arrive at Microsoft’s October 2 event

Microsoft is ready to bring new Intel processors to its refreshed Surface Pro and Surface laptop models. The company may be showing off the updated Surface hardware at a media event in New York City on October 2.
Computing

The best all-in-one PCs look good and have great performance in a compact package

An all-in-one PC are the perfect way to reduce desktop clutter and simplify your computing experience. Balancing performance, display quality, and value, these are the best all-in-one PCs.
Computing

Outlook for Windows gets simplified single-row ribbon in UI makeover

Microsoft is giving Outlook for Windows a design overhaul, replacing the standard three-row Ribbon for a single-row Simplified Ribbon. You can personalize the ribbon by pinning frequently used buttons to it.
Computing

Microsoft ends the Surface Plus lease program

All good things must come to an end and the same is sadly true of the Surface Plus program. Microsoft has announced that the Surface leasing program has come to an end, but existing customers will be largely unaffected.
Computing

Say goodbye to Highlights: Microsoft goes back to basics with Skype redesign

Microsoft is making some changes to Skype's UI. With a renewed focus on usability and simplicity, the company is working to make sure that Skype remains focused on communication and productivity.
Computing

Microsoft confirms Redstone 5 as Windows 10 October 2018 Update

Microsoft confirmed during the IFA 2018 show that the next major update to Windows 10 will officially be called Windows 10 October 2018 Update. Internally dubbed as Redstone 5, the upcoming update will bring a new set of features.
Computing

OneDrive leans on A.I. to simplify searches for multimedia files

OneDrive will lean on artificial intelligence to help users easily find their files in the cloud. Microsoft will leverage A.I. for automatic transcription of audio and video files and index photos to make them more searchable.
Gaming

For $22 a month, an Xbox One system could soon be yours

Microsoft is offering players a new way to get an Xbox One S or X and it's called the Xbox All Access service. For a monthly fee, you get the console and subscriptions to Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold.
Computing

Microsoft patent filing hints at wireless charging for future Surface PCs

Microsoft may be working on bringing fast wireless charging to a future Surface Go, Surface Laptop, Surface Pro, or Surface Book. Microsoft's smart battery patent could bring fast wireless charging to PCs in the future.
Computing

There’s now an app to relive your Windows 95 nostalgia on a modern PC

Miss Minesweeper on your modern Windows or Mac computer? You can get back Minesweeper -- and Windows 95 -- through an app! The Windows 95 app allows you to relive all the glory of the OS and play popular games from the day.