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    Microsoft Announces New Lighter Surface Pro With Longer Battery Life, and Improved Pen

    Forget about numbers. Microsoft chose not to call their latest device the Surface Pro 5, simply calling their new detachable 2-in-1 the Surface Pro. Announced today in Shanghai, the new device isn’t much different from its predecessor. It’s mostly a hardware upgrade, although there are some little changes that might make artists happier — or more […]

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    Minecraft Now Has a Marketplace Where Players Can Mine for Real Dollars

    Starting today, there are more ways to make money off Minecraft then just nailing down the preteen demo with your gameplay stream. Microsoft has opened the doors of the Minecraft Marketplace, a new in-game feature that allows players to sell their creations. Minecraft has long had an active modding community, with players creating custom maps, textures, minigames, and […]

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    Windows Vista Has Finally Been Laid to Rest

    They say Microsoft always follows a good operating system with a bad one. Well, Windows XP was one of the best operating systems ever for its time, so it’s only fitting that its successor was an epic dud. Windows Vista was one of Microsoft’s many infamous operating system disasters, and while it lasted only a […]

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    It’s Official; Folks Like Microsoft Tablets Better Than iPads

    Apple just lost a talking point for their next press conference. Customer satisfaction gurus J.D. Power just released the results of its look at the tablet market for 2017, and found that Microsoft is now leading the way with its Surface hybrids. Microsoft shouldn’t get too comfortable — out of a possible 1,000 points, Microsoft scored […]

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    Microsoft 5th Ave Store Now Has a Massive Digital Art Display

    Tech companies do love their artist collaborations, and the latest one might be the biggest yet. Like, just in terms of size — the flagship Fifth Avenue Microsoft retail store in New York just got a fresh new facade thanks to Brooklyn-based artist Tabor Robak. How big are we talking? Robak’s new digital piece, “Sundial,” covers […]

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    Here’s What to Expect From the Windows 10 Creators Update on April 11

    Last October, Microsoft revealed their planned yearly update to Windows 10 for 2017. Dubbed the Creators Update, it’s a continuation of Microsoft’s new commitment to Windows 10 as an ongoing platform instead of simply the latest in a line of operating systems. Today, Microsoft is announcing that the Creators Update will become available on April […]

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    Microsoft Gets Real With Young Girls to Get Them to Stay in STEM

    Kids dream. That’s what they do, until they start getting told not to dream anymore — I think that’s what’s called adulthood. But, nothing gets done without dreams, so us adults aren’t doing ourselves any favors by not encouraging kids to achieve. There’s no better example than girls and STEM. Microsoft, like a lot of us, […]

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    Windows 10 Creators Update Will Bring a Picture-in-Picture Feature

    When we first heard about the upcoming Windows 10 Creators Update last year, we saw a lot about features meant for the artistically-inclined. Well, now that Microsoft’s newest preview build is out, we’re seeing a feature everyone can appreciate — picture-in-picture. Picture-in-picture will be an extension of what’s largely — but not universally — possible in Windows 10. […]

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    Lenovo’s Making a VR Headset Designed for Non-gamers

    When Microsoft announced the upcoming Windows 10 Creators update last October, they had quite a bit to say about virtual reality. They announced they were partnering with the usual suspects — HP, Dell, Lenovo, ASUS, and Acer — to create affordable home virtual reality headsets implementing technology from their HoloLens headset. Out of those hardware […]

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    Nokia Phones Are Making a Comeback

    Do you miss the sturdy-as-a-brick heyday of the Nokia feature phone? Well, those days are back. Kinda. Nokia-branded feature phones are back on sale, starting with the new Nokia 216, but they’re not being made by Nokia. Well, they kinda are. It’s a long story. Try to stay with us on this. Microsoft purchased Nokia’s […]

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    Microsoft Uses Minecraft To Teach Kids To Code

    Code.org runs a program called Hour of Code, which aims to make computer programming more accessible and fun for students across the nation. The core of the program are coding tutorials disguised as bite-sized games. Unlike most games, students must input a string of commands beforehand, then watch as their character does what they told them to […]

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    Microsoft Announces Updated Surface Book With a Performance Base

    The biggest Microsoft announcements at yesterday’s press event were the upcoming Windows 10 Creators Update and the Surface Studio AIO, but the company also had news about their high-end 2-in-1 notebook, the Surface Book. Announced last October, the 13.5″ Surface Book was positioned as a MacBook Pro competitor, with a large high-resolution display that could […]

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    Windows 10 Creators Update Turns Everyone Into a 3D Artist

    Microsoft had a lot to say about hardware at their press event today, but tying everything together was the next big update to Windows 10. Coming sometime early next year, the Creators Update takes advantage of the Surface products, including the new Studio all-in-one PC, the Xbox One, and HoloLens, to give users a whole […]