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Should you get a Surface Pro 6 over a Pixel Slate?  Windows Central · 9 minutes
We know the Microsoft Surface Pro 6 inside out, but is it a better purchase than the Google Pixel Slate? We've looked at both devices to... more
Apple hires designer Andrew Kim away from Tesla  THE VERGE · 26 minutes
Andrew Kim, the designer who first rose to prominence with a fan-made reimagining of Microsoft’s design language, has left his... more
These are the best ergonomic keyboards for wrist wellness  Windows Central · 1 hour
Repetitive strain injury (RSI) can occur from prolonged PC use when the wrist is not adequately supported. It can affect some users who don't take advantage of wrist rests and... more
Steam Xbox One cross-play tools hinted in beta source code  Windows Central · 2 hours
Newly-added Steam Beta code suggests official Xbox One cross-play tools may be on the horizon. Talk of cross-platform multiplayer continues to grow, following a surge in support throughout... more
Should you buy a webcam with Windows Hello facial recognition?  Windows Central · 2 hours
Best answer: If you want to increase login speeds and convenience on your Windows 10 desktop or PC that doesn't have Windows Hello built in, then you should... more
Xbox One X Enhancements for Firewatch, Bulletstorm, and Rime Cancelled: Report  Gadgets 360 · 8 hours
It appears that promised Xbox One X enhancements to games such as Firewatch, Rime, and Bulletstorm have been cancelled. more
Google to Not Offer Controversial Face Recognition Technology  Gadgets 360 · 9 hours
Toeing Microsoft's line which has asked governments across the world to regulate this technology, Google said facial recognition merits careful consideration. more
Xbox rumor-mill points to another dual next-gen console release  Windows Central · 12 hours
Microsoft is reportedly working on a family of next-gen Xbox devices based on the "Scarlett" codename, but what will that strategy look like? Microsoft is building up to take next-gen... more
Xbox rumor-mill points to a dual next-gen console release  Windows Central · 13 hours
Microsoft is reportedly working on a family of next-gen Xbox devices based on the "Scarlett" codename, but what will that strategy look like? Microsoft is building up to take next-gen... more
Kingdom Hearts III director vows to investigate leaked game  Windows Central · 17 hours
Kingdom Hearts III has leaked out it seems. Kingdom Hearts III is coming to Xbox One on January 29, 2019 with Xbox One X enhancements in tow. However, it seems... more
Yes, you can use AirPods with your Windows 10 PC  Windows Central · 1 day
Best answer: Even if you're away from an iPhone or iPad, the AirPods will behave like regular Bluetooth headphones, which means you can use them with your Windows... more
These 5 cheap external drives pair perfectly with Xbox One  Windows Central · 2 days
The Xbox One's biggest titles continue to grow in size, making it easier than ever to fill your console's internal storage. External hard drives are the way to... more
This Duracell Xbox One controller is crazy – but we secretly want it  Windows Central · 2 days
Who knew batteries made for such a strangely sleek Xbox One controller? We love our limited-edition Xbox One controllers at Windows Central... more
Microsoft Surface Go Pre-Orders Open in India, Price Starts at Rs. 37,999  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
Microsoft Surface Go price in India starts at Rs. 37,999 for the variant with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. Release date looks to be... more
Dishonored 2 and Death of the Outsider get black-and-white modes  Windows Central · 2 days
Well, this is a surprise. Dishonored 2 and Dishonored: Death of the Outsider are two fantastic first-person stealth experiences. They can be played without killing anyone and look... more
Google agrees not to sell facial recognition tech, citing abuse potential  TechCrunch · 3 days
In recent months, pressure has been mounting for major tech firms to develop strong policies regarding facial recognition. Microsoft has helped lead the way on that... more
These are the very best Xbox-exclusive games  Windows Central · 3 days
Sony's PlayStation 4 tends to have the lion's share of critically-acclaimed console-exclusive titles today, but Microsoft is stepping up efforts to close the gap. Many of these titles are also available on Windows PC,... more
How Microsoft is trying to reduce the environmental impact of its cloud  Windows Central · 3 days
Microsoft's Azure cloud platform is growing rapidly, but the environmental impact of the data centers that support it is keeping the company's cloud ambitions... more
Microsoft acknowledges Surface Pro 4 firmware issue, offers replacements  Windows Central · 3 days
Do you have a broken Surface Pro 4 display thanks to faulty firmware updates? Microsoft has acknowledged the problem. As spotted by Windows United, Microsoft has acknowledged a firmware issue... more
Roguelike ‘Below’ finally launches on Xbox One and PC  Windows Central · 3 days
Below is finally here. Below was initially teased close to the original Xbox One's reveal, and since then was delayed numerous times. Recently, there was evidence that the team was... more
Where should you buy Xbox Game Pass?  Windows Central · 3 days
Best answer: Right now, the best place to buy Xbox Game Pass is Amazon thanks to the money-saving potential. However, after the holidays, it won't matter whether you buy it from Amazon or Microsoft.... more
Metro Exodus Release Date Announced  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
Post-apocalyptic shooter Metro Exodus for PS4, Xbox One, and Windows PC has a new release date. more
Best Xbox One Console Exclusives in 2018  Windows Central · 3 days
Sony's PlayStation 4 tends to have the lion's share of critically-acclaimed console-exclusive titles today, but Microsoft is stepping up efforts to close the gap. That being said, there is still a wealth of great... more
Xbox One-Exclusive Below Not Available in India  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
Below for the Xbox One is not available on the Microsoft Store for India. more
Microsoft Surface Go Tablet Teaser Page Appears on Flipkart, India Launch Looks Imminent  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
A teaser page on Flipkart seemingly confirms that the relatively affordable Microsoft Surface Go tablet is about to be launched in India. more
Free-to-play ‘Spacelords’ gets cross-play features  Windows Central · 4 days
Spacelords just got even better. A few months ago, a game called Raiders of the Broken Planet launched on Xbox One and other platforms. The title didn't garner much critical or commercial success and, as a result of this,... more
Microsoft 365 might soon come in a consumer edition  Windows Central · 4 days
Microsoft might be about to offer a consumer version of the Microsoft 365 subscription package. ZDNet's resident Microsoft watcher, Mary Jo Foley, is reporting that the Microsoft 365 bundle might... more
Everything we know about Microsoft's next Xbox console  Windows Central · 4 days
Xbox Scarlett looks to be Microsoft's ambitious gaming console – here's what we know. While the Xbox One X takes the crown as the most powerful video game console on the market,... more
You can play Oculus Rift games on Windows Mixed Reality thanks to Revive  Windows Central · 4 days
SteamVR integration with Windows Mixed Reality (WMR) is a big step in the right direction for the emerging VR platform, but it... more
Microsoft Teams growth is strong and it's not slowing down  Windows Central · 4 days
Microsoft's workplace chat app could be the second biggest by 2020, behind another Microsoft app. Microsoft Teams is getting some serious traction in the workplace chat space, with... more
How the internet reacted to Microsoft's plan to adopt Chromium  Windows Central · 4 days
Microsoft announced last week that it is planning to build Edge again using Chromium. The internet had a pretty split reaction to this news. Last week, Microsoft announced... more
Microsoft Teams growth is pretty strong and it's not slowing down  Windows Central · 4 days
Microsoft's workplace chat app could be the second biggest by 2020, behind another Microsoft app. Microsoft Teams is getting some serious traction in the workplace chat... more
How the internet reacted to Microsoft wanting to adopt Chromium  Windows Central · 4 days
Microsoft announced last week that it is planning to build Edge again using Chromium. The internet had a pretty split reaction to this news. Last week, Microsoft announced... more
Upgrade your laptop with the 128GB Microsoft Surface Pro for $599  Windows Central · 4 days
An older generation but still powerful. The Microsoft Surface Pro with keyboard cover is down to $599 at Best Buy today. This same configuration has gone... more
LG pulls the wraps off its CES 2019 gram laptops  Windows Central · 4 days
LG isn't waiting for CES to begin before it pulls the curtain back on its latest Windows 10 laptops. Tech fans will soon be gushing over the first... more
Forza Horizon 4: Fortune Island launches on Xbox One and PC  Windows Central · 4 days
Forza Horizon 4 is on a roll. Forza Horizon 4 launched a few months ago, and gamers are loving the open-world racing experience. The game features... more
Metro Exodus goes gold, release date pushed forward  Windows Central · 4 days
Metro Exodus features a lot of different biomes this time around. Metro Exodus is a post-apocalyptic first-person shooter which has garnered a lot of interest in recent months. The game is a... more
Here are the best Xbox One stealth games available in 2018  Windows Central · 4 days
Whether your stealth style is a dagger in the back or a silenced sniper rifle, the Xbox One has you covered. Stealth games typically hinge on... more
New Halo Infinite trailer explores the making of E3 reveal  Windows Central · 4 days
Halo Infinite has received a behind-the-scenes glimpse into its E3 2018 reveal trailer. Following a surprise E3 2018 reveal in June, details are scarce on Microsoft's next major... more
Should you buy a Surface Pen for the Surface Pro 6?  Windows Central · 4 days
Best answer: Yes! But only if you think you'll be doing a lot of note-taking, digital art, or sketching. If you're planning to do occasional annotations... more
Turn off updates for Office apps  Windows Central · 4 days
Are Office updates causing problems, or you're not ready for the new version? Use this guide to disable automatic updates for Office 365 and Office 2016 or 2019. If you're using an Office 365 subscription to... more
Microsoft's Kaizala App Will Be Available to All Office 365 Commercial Users Worldwide  Gadgets 360 · 4 days
Launched in India last year, Kaizala is now available in 18 languages across 28 markets in Asia, Middle East, Africa, and South... more
Microsoft 365 Subscription Bundle for Consumers in the Works: Report  Gadgets 360 · 4 days
A job listing spotted by Microsoft watcher Mary Jo Foley confirmed the existence of a Microsoft 365 Consumer Subscription. more
On this week's podcast... Microsoft Edge, Surface Centaurus, ARM, and more  Windows Central · 5 days
This week on the Windows Central Podcast: Microsoft Edge goes Chrome, another new Surface device, Windows on ARM, and more! We're back with another exciting episode... more
Updated Windows 10 Settings app surfaces with sleek header  Windows Central · 5 days
Microsoft is testing a revised Windows 10 Settings app, featuring an all-new header. Microsoft is testing a fresh take on Windows 10's integrated Settings app, with a new header propagating... more
How Microsoft's Xbox One Play & Charge Kit stacks up against PowerA  Windows Central · 5 days
After hours of charging and play, we've tried the best controller accessories out there for Xbox One owners. Xbox One Play and Charge Kit... more
Fosmon's Dual Charging Station for Xbox One controllers is a must-have  Windows Central · 5 days
You can almost always say the same thing about dual controller chargers: The ability to keep two controllers charged is useful, but you each charge usually... more
Mortal Kombat 11 goes up for preorder on Xbox One  Windows Central · 5 days
Mortal Kombat is back and better than ever. At The Game Awards 2018, Warner Bros. announced Mortal Kombat 11. The reveal featured a gory fight between Raiden and... more
Office for Mac picks up dark mode, Continuity Camera support, and more  Windows Central · 5 days
Microsoft Office has secured a new dark mode on macOS Mojave, publicly available with its latest update. Back in October, Microsoft debuted an early... more
Download this free Microsoft Office alternative, help charity - CNET  CNET · 5 days
For a limited time, SoftMaker will donate 10 cents to charity for every FreeOffice download. It's available for Windows, Linux and Mac. Plus: The last good Nintendo Switch... more
All the changes included with Windows 10 build 18298  Windows Central · 5 days
Here's a closer look at the new features and improvements available with Windows 10 build 18298 and build 18290. Windows 10 build 18298 is now available for download on PCs... more
Monster Hunter: World gets free trial on Xbox One  Windows Central · 5 days
You have to try it. Over the past few months, Monster Hunter: World has received many crossover events. Recently, Capcom announced that Geralt of Rivia from The Witcher series would... more
Is the Surface Laptop 2 good for gaming?  Windows Central · 5 days
Best answer: Yes, but only for older, less-intensive games from Windows' extensive back catalog. As long as you're willing to compromise there, the Laptop 2 makes for a great portable gaming device.... more
Obsidian's 'The Outer Worlds' won't feature microtransactions  Windows Central · 5 days
It just keeps on getting better and better. Recently, Microsoft announced that it had acquired inXile Entertainment and Obsidian Entertainment. Both companies are working on new projects, and it'll be interesting to see what... more
Overwatch Winter Wonderland 2018: All Skins, Emotes, and Intros Listed  Gadgets 360 · 5 days
The Overwatch Winter Wonderland 2018 is now live on PS4, Xbox One, and Windows PC and here are the skins, emotes, and intros you can expect. more
External drive won't show up on Windows 10? Here's the fix.  Windows Central · 5 days
If your PC isn't detecting an external hard drive, use this guide to resolve the issue. On Windows 10, you usually only need to connect an... more
Fortnite Deep Freeze PC Bundle Launched in India  Gadgets 360 · 5 days
The Fortnite Deep Freeze bundle is now available on PC in India. This follows the Fortnite Deep Freeze bundle hitting PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch last month. more
Facebook CEO Reaches Out to Microsoft President for Help: Report  Gadgets 360 · 5 days
According to a report in The Information on Monday, Zuckerberg spoke directly to Smith on how to build trust at Facebook. more
Microsoft Account Takeover Vulnerability Spotted by Kerala-Based Engineer  Gadgets 360 · 5 days
Sahad NK won bug bounty from Microsoft for discovering a series of vulnerabilities that left over 400 million Microsoft users' accounts open to hacking. more
Here are Fallout 76's patch notes for December 11, December 13 on consoles  Windows Central · 6 days
Let's hope this fixes a lot. Fallout 76 is a shared-world multiplayer survival game for Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4. The... more
Do you really need an external hard drive for your Xbox One?  Windows Central · 6 days
Best answer: No, but they are significantly useful. If you plan on having more than a handful of games installed at one time, you'll... more
Microsoft releases this month's Patch Tueday updates for Windows 10  Windows Central · 6 days
New Patch Tuesday updates are now available for those on Windows 10 version 1809 and below! It's December Patch Tuesday, and this month Microsoft is rolling out a... more
Microsoft is bringing multi-user voice recognition to Cortana  Windows Central · 6 days
Cortana is getting multi-user support on Xbox and Harman Kardon Invoke devices very soon. While many like to say Cortana is dead, the reality of the situation is that Cortana is far... more
Warframe Fortuna Update Now Live on PS4 and Xbox One  Gadgets 360 · 6 days
Free-to-play shooter Warframe has received the Fortuna update for PS4 and Xbox One. more
Is Samsung's HMD Odyssey+ better than Oculus Rift?  Windows Central · 6 days
We're constantly testing awesome new tech products, including hardware from the VR realm. If you're wondering which headset you should buy, we can help by comparing Samsung's Odyssey+ and the Oculus Rift.... more
Mortal Kombat 11 Premium Edition and Season Pass Leaked  Gadgets 360 · 6 days
The Mortal Kombat 11 release date for PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch is April 23. With a community event slated for January 17, it appears that information regarding... more
Vivaldi is a unique Chromium-based browser you should try  Windows Central · 6 days
If you want to use a Chromium-based browser, there are already plenty of options other than Chrome, and Vivaldi is one of the best. With Microsoft Edge switching over to... more
The Microsoft Surface Laptop comes in four different colors for $880  Windows Central · 6 days
Still one of the better looking laptops around. Microsoft's 1st-gen Surface Laptop is down to $879.99 at Woot. You'll get your choice of four colors: Platinum,... more
How to turn off Xbox One video autoplay in Microsoft Store  Windows Central · 6 days
Disabling video autoplay in the Microsoft Store can mean faster, distraction-free browsing. The Xbox One's integrated Microsoft Store has undergone substantial changes since launch, recently bringing... more
A bug in Microsoft’s login system made it easy to hijack anyone’s Office account  TechCrunch · 6 days
A string of bugs when chained together created the perfect attack to gain access to someone’s Microsoft account — simply... more
Can a gaming chair really improve your Xbox experience?  Windows Central · 6 days
Best answer: Absolutely. A good gaming chair — especially a rocker — can serve as a comfortable seat for Xbox users, which in turn helps you feel more relaxed and... more
Turtle Beach Elite Atlas vs. HyperX CloudX: Which headset should you buy?  Windows Central · 6 days
Whether we're covering tech or software, we're here to help you choose. We've used both the HyperX CloudX and Turtle Beach Elite Atlas for... more
This week's Xbox Deals with Gold feature FIFA 19 and Monster Hunter: World  Windows Central · 6 days
Microsoft has debuted a new week of sales across Xbox One and Xbox 360 games. Every week Microsoft and certain publishers discount... more
New Beyond Good & Evil 2 footage showcases flying vehicles and space combat  Windows Central · 7 days
Beyond Good and Evil 2 is a hybrid of skillful combat and boundless exploration. Many months ago, Ubisoft held its annual E3... more
Fast ring Windows 10 Insiders can now access build 18298  Windows Central · 7 days
Windows Insiders on the fast ring can enjoy a shiny new Windows 10 build. Microsoft announced a new build for Windows Insiders to test out is now available... more
Subnautica on Xbox One is a joyful underwater wonder  Windows Central · 7 days
Subnautica is here, and a deep dive of exploration, terror, and mystery awaits those who sink into its depths. Throughout the last year, survival exploration game Subnautica has taken the... more
How Microsoft's Rewards Program could make Bing a better Google competitor  Windows Central · 7 days
Image Credit Youth Village Microsoft has a Rewards Program through which it pays you to use its Bing search engine. If you haven't heard of it,... more
US tech giants decry Australia’s ‘deeply flawed’ new anti-encryption law  TechCrunch · 7 days
A group of U.S. tech giants, including Apple, Google and Microsoft, have collectively denounced the new so-called “anti-encryption” law passed by the Australian parliament last week. The bill... more
LSAT is going digital and Surface Go is the chosen tablet for admissions  Windows Central · 7 days
LSAT is going digital and Microsoft Surface Go is leading the way. When applying for law school, you'll need to sit the... more
This is what you should do first on your Synology NAS  Windows Central · 7 days
Here's what to do when setting up your new Synology NAS. When buying prebuilt Synology Network Attached Storage, you're also acquiring a license to the manufacturer's... more
How Microsoft's Reward Program could make Bing a better Google competitor  Windows Central · 7 days
Image Credit Youth Village Microsoft has a Rewards Program through which it pays ou to use its Bing search engine. If you haven't heard of it,... more
Microsoft may use AI for its Xbox gaming xCloud dream  Windows Central · 7 days
Xbox and Windows gaming is going to become the Netflix of interactive entertainment. Microsoft is looking at streaming as the future of Xbox and Windows gaming with xCloud.... more
Master Microsoft Office with eLearnOffice for just $19  Windows Central · 7 days
When it comes to office tools, Microsoft Office is the leading suite thanks to a wide variety of tools and apps contained within. Word or PowerPoint are pretty easy to get started... more
Forza Horizon 4: Fortune Island full Xbox One Achievements list revealed  Windows Central · 7 days
Forza Horizon 4 is on a roll. Forza Horizon 4 launched a few months ago, and gamers are loving the open-world racing experience. The game features... more
Microsoft's next HoloLens will be truly wireless with a Qualcomm ARM CPU  Windows Central · 7 days
Microsoft's next Augmented Reality device is set to be an Always Connected PC with 4G LTE connectivity and instant-on capabilities using Qualcomm processors. Microsoft... more
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Apple hires designer Andrew Kim away from Tesla
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Microsoft doesn’t think the iPad is a real computer
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Skype offering live transcriptions from today, PowerPoint from January 2019
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Microsoft PowerPoint is getting real-time captions and subtitles for presentations
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Microsoft’s new Office icons are part of a bigger design overhaul
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Shadow of the Tomb Raider – the 12th game in the series – coming to Mac next year
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