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Windows Central Podcast 95: The update cadence
Windows Central This week on the Windows Central Podcast: Surfaces with LTE, new Xbox Avatars, our thoughts on the Windows 10 update cadence, and more! We're back with another exciting episode of the Window Central Podcast.... 2 hours
Microsoft uses blockchain to quickly send royalty data to game publishers
Windows Central Blockchain is even helping game publishers. Gaming is one of the most profitable industries on the planet right now, and companies are always looking to find... 13 hours
Ashen E3 2018 footage highlights haunting atmosphere and brutal combat
Windows Central Ashen looks as mesmerizing as ever. Ashen is a dark role-playing game which was announced as a Microsoft exclusive many years ago. It stood out from the crowd... 23 hours
Conan Exiles gets gorgeous East Asian content in new paid DLC
Windows Central Conan Exiles just got new items from the East. Conan Exiles is an addictive game which still suffers from some serious performance issues on Xbox One... 1 day
Microsoft and Razer might be working on an Xbox keyboard and mouse partnership
Windows Central Earlier in the year, Microsoft gave a presentation to developers detailing keyboard and mouse support on Xbox One. Keyboard and mouse support... 1 day
Most anticipated Xbox One games launching next week: Crash Bandicoot, Nier: Automata, and more
Windows Central Every week, numerous games launch on Xbox One, but which ones truly stand out? Here are some of the biggest... 1 day
Alexa for hospitality, Fortnite makes $100M on mobile video - CNET
CNET This week's major tech headlines include Amazon's Alexa for hospitality debut, Fortnite's whopping revenue off three months on mobile and Microsoft ends speculation that the Xbox... 1 day
Hyperkin's Duke controller for Xbox and PC does nostalgia right (video)
Windows Central Have some Xbox gaming history in your hands for not a bad price. Recently our game's editor Jez Corden did a full review of the Hyperkin... 2 days
No Man's Sky confirms July release date on Xbox One, preorders snag Xbox suit
Windows Central You can wear an Xbox logo on your head. A few months ago, Xbox One owners were shocked when Hello... 2 days
Life Is Strange 2 launches on Xbox One and PC in September
Windows Central Life Is Strange 2 should be here very soon. Life Is Strange is regarded by many as a modern cult classic, and when Square... 2 days
Microsoft's ambitious end-to-end computing strategy may be more than it can handle
Windows Central Microsoft's a big company with big dreams, but is it biting off more than it can chew? From making Azure the "world's computer" to... 2 days
Gears 5 targeting 60 FPS for campaign and multiplayer on Xbox One X
Windows Central Gears 5 should look incredibly smooth on Xbox One X. At E3 2018, Microsoft announced Gears 5 for Xbox One and PC.... 2 days
Microsoft's Bing lets you find that stranger's jeans with your phone camera - CNET
CNET We've all coveted things from afar. This Goole Lens competitor uses AI to help you track down info using a... 2 days
Everyone at Remedy wants to make Alan Wake 2
Windows Central Alan Wake should come back one day. At E3 2018, Remedy Entertainment revealed Control for Xbox One and PC. Control is a supernatural third-person action-adventure that takes place in a... 2 days
Gears 5 targeting 60 FPS for campaign and multiplayer
Windows Central Gears 5 should look incredibly smooth on Xbox One X. At E3 2018, Microsoft announced Gears 5 for Xbox One and PC. The trailer looks spectacular and focuses on Kate's... 2 days
Chime in: What is the best Android keyboard for Windows phone fans?
Windows Central With Windows 10 Mobile in its death throes, many of us have switched over to Android as the next-best thing. But the keyboards just... 2 days
quicklook for windows 10 brings a useful mac feature to pcs QuickLook for Windows 10 brings a useful Mac feature to PCs
THE VERGE If you’re a Mac user you’re probably used to just hitting the space bar... 2 days
microsoft s new visual search tool in bing is designed to compete with google lens Microsoft’s new Visual Search tool in Bing is designed to compete with Google Lens
9to5Google Google has been the biggest name in search... 2 days
Microsoft and Nintendo collaboration hints at an exciting future — but not for PlayStation
Windows Central Microsoft just launched the bedrock edition of Minecraft on the Nintendo Switch, drawing Nintendo into a wider, pioneering cross-play ecosystem.... 2 days
microsoft updates bing ios app with ai powered visual search Microsoft Updates Bing iOS App With AI-Powered Visual Search
MacRumors Microsoft has announced a new visual search feature for its Bing app that lets users snap a picture... 2 days
Brian Krzanich out as Intel CEO, Microsoft says Xbox not getting VR video - CNET
CNET In today's biggest stories in tech, Intel appoints its CFO as interim boss after Krzanich resigns. Meanwhile, if... 2 days
microsoft matches google lens with ai powered visual search for bing Microsoft matches Google Lens with AI-powered visual search for Bing
THE VERGE VIDEO Microsoft has launched a new “visual search” function for Bing which lets users snap a picture... 2 days
amazon employees protest sale of facial recognition software to police Amazon employees protest sale of facial recognition software to police
THE VERGE Workers at Amazon have demanded that their employer stop the sale of facial recognition software and... 2 days
'Tell Microsoft to drop ICE as a client or lose us as GitHub users,' say coders - CNET
CNET Nearly 100 GitHub coders are asking Microsoft to choose -- them, or... 3 days
Microsoft drops $250 million on Redmond campus expansion (Update: confirmed)
Windows Central The reported deal comes as Microsoft is planning a massive overhaul of its main campus. Microsoft has reportedly paid close to $250 million office complex near its Redmond... 3 days
New $999 Surface Laptop configuration now available from Microsoft
Windows Central Packing more power at a lower price. The Microsoft Store is now selling a new $999 configuration of the Surface Laptop, offering a little more bang for your buck. ... 3 days
Microsoft Teams for Surface Hub enters preview for Insiders
Windows Central Microsoft is working on bringing Teams to the big screen. Microsoft is preparing to bring Teams to a much bigger screen: Surface Hub. ... 3 days
Microsoft backpedals on VR promise
TechCrunch If you were still waiting patiently for the virtual reality features that Microsoft promised in 2016, then I have some bad news for you. During E3 last week, Microsoft’s chief marketing officer for gaming, Mike Nichols, told that the company... 3 days
Microsoft Launcher beta picks up new family feature, Edge improvements
Windows Central Microsoft Launcher continues its focus on family features with the latest beta update. Microsoft Launcher is shipping out another new set of features for beta testers to check... 3 days
Microsoft issues fresh round of Windows 10 cumulative updates
Windows Central Prepare for a new round of fixes for older versions of Windows 10. June's Patch Tuesday has come and gone, but Microsoft is pushing out another round of cumulative updates... 3 days
While Sony did nothing, Nintendo and Microsoft just embraced cross-play - CNET
CNET The new version of Minecraft on Nintendo Switch supports cross-play with almost everything. Just not the PlayStation 4. 3 days
Facebook, Apple, Microsoft and more tech companies are condemning Trump - CNET
CNET Silicon Valley CEOs move past cybersecurity and taxes to comment on social issues like gay rights and immigration. 3 days
Save nearly $100 on HP's Envy x2 with ARM
Windows Central HP's first Always-Connected PC powered by an ARM processor is now nearly $100 cheaper. If you're looking to hop on the Windows 10 on ARM train, HP and Amazon are... 3 days
the employee letter denouncing microsoft s ice contract now has over 300 signatures The employee letter denouncing Microsoft’s ICE contract now has over 300 signatures
THE VERGE Microsoft’s attempts to downplay its work with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) hasn’t stopped internal dissent, with some employees still confused and concerned about... 3 days
Microsoft and Nintendo release Minecraft trailer focused on cross-play
TechCrunch In the world of gaming, cross-compatibility between platforms has always bene a bit of a white whale. While most players hope for it, console makers and game publishers haven’t always... 3 days
Are two Windows 10 updates a year doing more to hurt users than help them?
Windows Central Microsoft's latest feature update for Windows 10 doesn't paint a very good picture for Windows as a Service,... 3 days
What didn't Microsoft deliver at Xbox E3 2018?
Windows Central Microsoft had one of its best E3 showcases in years, but was it a perfect show? Microsoft's E3 2018 showcase was an incredibly impressive show, debuting over a dozen new games, showcasing... 3 days
How to get Microsoft News for iOS, Android and Windows 10 - CNET
CNET Microsoft's new news engine aims to take on Google News and Apple news. 3 days
nintendo and microsoft team up to promote cross play while sony remains silent Nintendo and Microsoft team up to promote cross-play, while Sony remains silent
THE VERGE VIDEO The Nintendo Switch version of Minecraft is getting a big update today, bringing the Bedrock Engine to Nintendo’s portable console. The update enables cross-play... 3 days
Divinity: Original Sin II runs at native 4K resolution on Xbox One X
Windows Central Xbox One X just keeps on delivering. Divinity: Original Sin II - Definitive Edition launched on Xbox Game Preview a few weeks... 3 days
The Xbox One won't support VR, because Microsoft broke its promise - CNET
CNET VIDEO A bummer for virtual reality enthusiasts. 3 days
Microsoft launches new Bing visual search features on Android and iOS
Windows Central Search what you see. Searching the internet if largely a text-heavy experience, but Bing is looking to make things a little more visual. ... 3 days
Minecraft on Nintendo Switch gets Xbox Live Achievements and Gamerscore
Windows Central Minecraft on Nintendo Switch just got a lot better. Microsoft has aggressively supported Minecraft ever since the company purchased the game a few years ago. One of the... 3 days
Microsoft reportedly drops $250 million on Redmond campus expansion
Windows Central The reported deal comes as Microsoft is planning a massive overhaul of its main campus. Microsoft has reportedly paid close to $250 million office complex near its Redmond headquarters. ... 3 days
Best iOS and Android apps for streaming OneDrive music
Windows Central With Groove Music retiring on Android and iOS, you'll have to look elsewhere to stream your music from OneDrive. Microsoft didn't just discontinue Groove Music Pass; they're also retiring Groove... 3 days
A beginner's guide to Mixer
Windows Central Want to know more about Microsoft's streaming platform? Here are some handy pointers. So, Mixer. You've heard about it more and more recently, but you're not exactly sure what it is and how you can best enjoy it.... 3 days
Xbox steps back on VR plans
BBC There are "no plans" for virtual reality on Xbox One X after all, Microsoft confirms. 3 days
Forza Horizon 4: Everything we know so far
Windows Central Playground Games is heading home for the fourth installment of Forza Horizon. Here's what we know about it so far. That Microsoft announced Forza Horizon 4 at E3 wasn't necessarily a surprise,... 3 days
Online melee adventure 'Absolver' is still coming to Xbox One
Windows Central Absolver is still coming to Xbox One! A few years ago, Devolver Digital announced Absolver for Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4. While the game launched on PC... 4 days
Battle royale 'Darwin Project' goes free-to-play on Xbox One in July
Windows Central Get ready to fight in the Canadian wilderness for free. Battle royale games are becoming increasingly popular, and with the success of titles like Fortnite and... 4 days
microsoft introduces its google news competitor microsoft news Microsoft introduces its Google News competitor ‘Microsoft News’
9to5Google Microsoft today has officially rolled out its brand new ‘Microsoft News’ apps on iOS and Android. The company boasts that... 4 days
microsoft says it s no longer planning vr support on xbox Microsoft says it’s no longer planning VR support on Xbox
THE VERGE Microsoft has completely pulled back on plans to support virtual reality headsets on the Xbox. In... 4 days
microsoft introduces its apple news competitor microsoft news Microsoft introduces its Apple News competitor ‘Microsoft News’
9to5Mac Microsoft today has officially rolled out its brand new ‘Microsoft News’ apps on iOS and Android. The company boasts that... 4 days
Microsoft withdraws promise of VR support from Xbox One consoles - CNET
CNET VIDEO A bummer for virtual reality enthusiasts. 4 days
Microsoft is buying AI startup, Bonsai
TechCrunch If all of the big tech co’s agree on one thing at the moment, it’s that artificial intelligence and machine learning point the way forward for their businesses. As a matter of fact, Microsoft is about... 4 days
Lichtspeer Xbox One review: An addictive and challenging grind
Windows Central If you don't mind dealing with a high level of difficulty, Lichtspeer may be the perfect game for you. Most indie games are based on simple concepts, and Lichtspeer is... 4 days
Visual Studio Team Services picking up Fluent Design-inspired overhaul
Windows Central Visual Studio Team Services is the latest Microsoft product to get elements of Fluent Design. Microsoft is gradually feeding elements of its Fluent Design language throughout its services, and the... 4 days
it s not just microsoft lots of tech companies are quietly helping ice It’s not just Microsoft: lots of tech companies are quietly helping ICE
THE VERGE With child separations emerging as a growing crisis at the US border, government contracting has become more controversial than ever. All week, Microsoft has... 4 days
Microsoft agrees to acquire AI startup Bonsai to boost Azure smarts - CNET
CNET Machines that think better is a huge deal in computing these days. 4 days
Microsoft acquires AI firm Bonsai to bring more 'brains' to machine learning
Windows Central The Bonsai team. Microsoft is looking to bolster machine learning autonomy with its latest acquisition, Bonsai. Microsoft today announced plans to acquire Bonsai, a... 4 days
Naval MMO 'World of Warships' announced for Xbox One
Windows Central World of Warships is finally coming to Xbox One! World of Warships is a free-to-play naval massively multiplayer online game (MMO) from Wargaming. You may recognize the developer from titles like World of Tanks and World... 4 days
Microsoft CEO calls U.S. border policy affecting migrant children 'cruel and abusive'
Windows Central The Microsoft CEO voices opposition to new policy of separating children from families at the border. Microsoft this week found itself in the middle... 4 days
Microsoft News aims to take on Apple News and Google News - CNET
CNET Microsoft's new news engine will power and the Microsoft News app. 4 days
microsoft launches rebranded microsoft news app for ios with dark mode and more Microsoft Launches Rebranded 'Microsoft News' App for iOS With Dark Mode and More
MacRumors Microsoft today announced a rebranding of its news engine that's... 4 days
Beamery closes $28M Series B to stoke support for its ‘talent CRM’
TechCrunch Beamery, a London-based startup that offers self-styled “talent CRM”– aka ‘candidate relationship management’ — and recruitment marketing software targeted at fast-growing companies, has closed a... 4 days
Latest PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) patch fixes flying vehicles and improves stability
Windows Central The stability updates just keep on coming. PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) is a last-man-standing shooter being developed with the help of community feedback. Starting with absolutely nothing,... 4 days
Microsoft may soon let all PC users easily switch to Windows 10 S mode
Windows Central In Windows 10 Redstone 5, PC users will soon be able to enable Windows 10 in S mode just as... 4 days
Warhammer: Vermintide 2 gets July release date on Xbox One, preorder here
Windows Central Warhammer: Vermintide 2 should launch on Xbox One soon. A few months ago, a sequel to the popular Warhammer: Vermintide was announced for Xbox... 4 days
Microsoft News now official, rolling out to everyone on iOS and Android
Windows Central Meet the refreshed platform powering all of Microsoft's news services across devices. Microsoft today unveiled its latest news venture, appropriately under the banner of... 4 days
Telltale Games for Xbox One from Batman to Walking Dead are up to 75% off today
Windows Central Many of these games let you alter the story with your decisions. Telltale Games is holding... 4 days
Chime in: Should Microsoft buy Spotify?
Windows Central Should Spotify become the new Groove? There's no doubt about it — a lot of people were left out in the cold when Microsoft shut down Groove Music last year. To make the cancellation a bit... 4 days
How to build an excellent Xbox One racing rig without breaking the bank
Windows Central Want to take your Xbox One racing experience up a notch (or two) without spending your life savings? Here's how to build... 4 days
microsoft news launches on android and ios as rebranded msn app Microsoft News launches on Android and iOS as rebranded MSN app
THE VERGE Microsoft is launching rebranded Microsoft News apps for both iOS and Android today, alongside... 4 days
Xbox 'FastStart' hands-on shows an extremely useful new feature
Windows Central At E3 2018, Microsoft unveiled FastStart, a new system that allows you to get into new games faster, thanks to machine learning. How well does it work? At E3 2018,... 4 days
How to change your account name on the Windows 10 sign-in screen
Windows Central If you don't want to reveal your full name on the sign-in screen of Windows 10, there are three different ways to change your... 4 days
Windows Central Podcast 94: The hardware roadmap
Windows Central This week on the Windows Central Podcast: New Surface codenames, Xbox at E3, updates coming to Office and more! We're back with another exciting episode of the Window Central Podcast. This week, editors Daniel... 4 days
microsoft ceo plays down ice contract in internal memo to employees Microsoft CEO plays down ICE contract in internal memo to employees
THE VERGE Microsoft has faced widespread criticism after its boasts of working with Immigration and Customs... 4 days
Microsoft employees protest company's work with ICE - CNET
CNET The open letter asks CEO Satya Nadella to cancel the company's contract with the agency separating members of families that cross US borders illegally. 5 days
Vivo Nex phone goes all screen without a notch video - CNET
CNET That crazy Vivo phone with the pop-up selfie camera is a reality and it's coming to market. Meanwhile, some developers have noticed Pixelbook firmware... 5 days
Kingdom Hearts III runs at native 4K resolution on Xbox One X
Windows Central Kingdom Hearts III should look amazing on Xbox One X. Kingdom Hearts III is coming to Xbox One on January 29, 2019 with Xbox... 5 days
amid outrage over child separations critics question microsoft s ties with ice Amid outrage over child separations, critics question Microsoft's ties with ICE
CBC Following similar concerns over Google and Amazon's government work, Microsoft said that its work... 5 days
Tech condemns Trump: Apple, Microsoft, Airbnb oppose separating families at the border - CNET
CNET The tech industry is increasingly finding itself challenging President Trump on social issues. 5 days
Microsoft Teams now works in concert with Evernote
Windows Central Now you can easily share your notes with coworkers and team members. Microsoft and Evernote are teaming up for the latest third-party integration to hit Microsoft Teams (via Thurrott). ... 5 days
Microsoft launches Windows Server 2019 Insider build 17692
Windows Central A fresh Windows Server 2019 Insider preview build is now up for grabs. Microsoft has released another new Windows Server 2019 Insider preview build for testers to check out today. ... 5 days
GitHub Education is now free for schools
TechCrunch GitHub, the code sharing and collaboration platform that Microsoft is acquiring, today announced that its GitHub Education suite of services is now available for free to any school that wants to use it to... 5 days
Everything we know about upcoming Microsoft Surface and Xbox hardware
Windows Central Microsoft is working on a whole bunch of Surface hardware right now. Here's a list of everything you can expect to see from Microsoft within the next couple... 5 days
apple ceo tim cook says family separations at us border are inhumane and need to stop Apple CEO Tim Cook says family separations at US border are ‘inhumane’ and ‘need to stop’
THE VERGE Apple CEO Tim Cook... 5 days
Left 4 Dead-like 'Earthfall' up for preorder on Xbox One
Windows Central Earthfall seems like Left 4 Dead meets aliens. Recently, developer Holospark announced that Earthfall, an upcoming Left 4 Dead-like multiplayer co-op shooter, would launch on July 13, 2018... 5 days
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 hits Xbox One backward compatibility
Windows Central Head back to war with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 via Xbox backward compatibility. If you own a copy of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare... 5 days
Vehicle combat MMO 'War Thunder' launches on Xbox One
Windows Central War Thunder looks amazing on Xbox One X. A few weeks ago, a listing for War Thunder appeared on the Xbox Store. The page stated that the game would launch... 5 days
Adobe brings PDF services integration to Office 365
Windows Central Microsoft and Adobe are expanding their partnership further with new PDF features for Office 365. Microsoft and Adobe have worked together for some time, with their most recent partnership focusing on Adobe... 5 days
Microsoft To-Do for Windows 10 gets handful of new settings and fixes
Windows Central Your "My Day" page can now be customized with a range of backgrounds. Microsoft's To-Do app for Windows 10 has picked up some new... 5 days
Chime in: Which companies should Microsoft acquire?
Windows Central Which companies are on your wishlist of who Microsoft should acquire? Microsoft has a huge portfolio of services spread across various industries and sits among the top firms for cloud services, consumer computing, and... 5 days
Microsoft Edge beta for Android picks up Adblock Plus support
Windows Central Now you can stop ads before they start. Microsoft continues to iterate on its Edge browser for Android, with beta testers being first in line for improvements. ... 5 days
EarTrumpet on PC review: The best audio control app on Windows 10
Windows Central If you want fine-tuned control of your app and system volume, EarTrumpet is a must. EarTrumpet has a solid reputation as an audio mixer... 5 days
Biggest games at E3 2018
Windows Central As E3 2018 comes to a close, we're looking back at the most exciting-looking games revealed at the show! E3 2018 is coming to a close, and we got a glimpse at how the gaming industry is going... 5 days
Xbox Avatars hands-on video offers a glimpse of good things to come
Windows Central Join us for a quick tour of the new Xbox Avatars app, available to select Xbox Insiders. Microsoft unveiled the new Xbox Avatars at... 5 days
How to change the priority order of network adapters on Windows 10
Windows Central If you use multiple network adapters on your Windows 10 PC, in this guide, we'll show you the steps to prioritize each one in... 5 days
New Avatars to launch for select Xbox Insiders
Windows Central After months and months they're almost here! Microsoft has been teasing new Xbox Avatars for months now, and many owners had almost lost all hope. At E3 2017, the company even said... 5 days
adobe is integrating pdf services directly into microsoft office 365 Adobe is integrating PDF services directly into Microsoft Office 365
THE VERGE Microsoft and Adobe are extending their close partnership this week with the integration of Adobe PDF... 5 days
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Microsoft matches Google Lens with AI-powered visual search for Bing
Nintendo and Microsoft team up to promote cross-play, while Sony remains silent
The Xbox One won't support VR, because Microsoft broke its promise - CNET
Microsoft withdraws promise of VR support from Xbox One consoles - CNET
Microsoft is ’reworking’ its Xbox app for Windows 10 to focus on PC gamers
Microsoft Office’s new Fluent Design overhaul makes it easier to use
Microsoft’s new Xbox Adaptive Controller launches in August
Control is a time-bending new game from the developers of Quantum Break
All the biggest news from Ubisoft at E3 2018
Microsoft teases Halo Infinite for Xbox One and Windows 10
Microsoft announces Forza Horizon 4 for Xbox One and PC
Jump Force is an all-star mashup of Dragonball, Naruto, One Piece and Death Note
All the biggest announcements from Microsoft’s E3 2018 keynote
How to watch Microsoft’s Xbox E3 2018 press conference
Gears 5 launches next year on Xbox One and PC
Watch the first gameplay trailer for Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, From Software’s next game
Cyberpunk 2077 looks incredible in new trailer
Square Enix reveals Just Cause 4 with a new, tornado-filled trailer
New Life is Strange game, The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit, coming June 26th
Watch the new trailer for Ori and the Will of the Wisps, coming in 2019
The Division 2 is coming March 15th, 2019
Watch the latest, Frozen-filled trailer for Kingdom Hearts 3
Finally, the presidential mech battles of Metal Wolf Chaos are coming to America
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