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    Fetch! App Tells You What Dog Breed You Look Like

    Maybe you love looking at your friends’ puppy photos on Facebook but don’t know your schnauzers from your dobermans — no need to worry, because Microsoft has your back. Microsoft Garage, the more experimental arm of the tech giant, has created an app called Fetch! that can identify dog breeds in pictures that you upload. […]

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    Microsoft Knows Kids Love Minecraft, So They’re Creating An Education Edition

    Microsoft is investing a little more in their Minecraft acquisition today. Through Mojang, they are announcing that the company has acquired MinecraftEdu, a modded version of the original game tailored for use by teachers in the classroom, for an undisclosed sum. From the sounds of it, Microsoft will be investing even more money than the […]

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    Spending Time with the Microsoft Surface 3

    The new Surface, not to be confused with the Surface Pro, is one of Microsoft’s latest tablets, and despite its low price-point, it’s impressively capable. To that effect, Surface 3 replaces the previous generation of watered down RT models, making it Microsoft’s lightest, thinnest, and most affordable model. That said, Surface 3 is the best of both […]

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    Microsoft Opens Flagship Store on Fifth Avenue

    Microsoft is undergoing an image transformation, and there’s no better way to slough off the stodgy image of the ’00s than to start rubbing shoulders with trendy, upscale buyers and sellers. Today, Microsoft opens the doors of their new flagship store on Fifth Avenue and 53rd Street, and it’s going to be Windows Disneyland from […]

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    Microsoft Has Best Day Ever: Hands-on with the Surface Book and Surface Pro 4

    Holiday shopping just got a lot more interesting thanks to Microsoft’s press conference in New York this morning. With Windows 10 out for a few months now, Microsoft took the stage to reveal their first slate of native Windows 10 devices, including one huge surprise that we’d love to get our hands on. Microsoft also […]

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    7 Reasons Why Microsoft Office 2016 Is A Worthy Upgrade

    Almost three months after Windows 10 launched, Microsoft is now ready to bring Office 2016 out of preview and into homes and businesses everywhere. Office 2016 represents a remarkable departure for the desktop version of the software — once a standalone suite, Office is getting loads of new features that take advantage of our tendency […]

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    Leaks Indicate that Microsoft is Producing a Surface Mobile Phone Afterall

    Microsoft has made it clear with its launch of Windows 10 that it is interested in unifying its operating system across multiple screens: from your television through your Xbox One, your various computers, to mobile devices that include its line of Windows Phone smartphones and Surface tablets. Yet, despite having bought Nokia and rebranding its line […]

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    Microsoft’s New Sway App is PowerPoint on Steroids

    PowerPoint — as useful it is, just the mention of the name has the affect of an Ambien. While it’s possible to make visually appealing, flowing presentations using PowerPoint, it takes a lot of familiarity with the program to pull off. Sway, Microsoft’s new cloud-based presentation app, set out to make it easy for anyone […]

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    Microsoft Hyperlapse Makes Videos Smoother

    We all know the problem with vacation pictures—we take so many that no one really wants to look through them all afterwards. It’s the same deal for action cam videos—that five-hour hike up the mountain was pretty awesome when you were living it, but your hike was not as exciting as the extended version of […]

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    Microsoft Brings Office Lens to Android and iOS Devices for Free

    Microsoft launched Office Lens last year on Windows Phone to much acclaim. The app uses your phone’s camera to scan documents and convert them into document files, but was a little more feature rich than even many of the paid third-party options out there. Now, Android and iOS users get to see what Office Lens […]

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    Microsoft Band Review

    Microsoft has a fitness band? You better believe it because the Microsoft Band is one of the best wearables on the market right now. The Band is loaded up with just about every feature, and it’s a fraction of the price of the soon-to-be-released Apple iWatch. The Band rocks all of the popular fitness/health features […]

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    Microsoft Mobile Guide: Which Lumia is Right for you?

    Give a fixed-gear bicycle to your 9-to-5 dad, a signed copy of Yeezus to grandma, and a silk pastel scarf to your anti-establishment cousin, and let me know how it goes. As tempting as it might be to try that little social experiment, the gifts usually go down better when gifts match personalities. And, with smartphones—the consensus […]

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    Microsoft Band Just Got Healthier With New Features

    Few ever get it right the first time. The Microsoft Band, designed to be the fitness tracker/smartwatch complement to Lumia smartphones, launched late last year. At the time, it had its share of holes when it came to features, but Microsoft is looking to set that right with today’s update to Band and the Microsoft […]

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    Budget Phones Have Never Been This Good

    It wasn’t all that long ago when budget phones were synonymous with dumb phones. But, here we are in a post-Symbian world, where dumb phones are starting to get a little scarce. Makes sense—dumb phones can’t win on price when you can get a smartphone for free on-contract, or even under $100 off-contract! Today’s budget […]

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    6 Reasons Why It’s Time to Switch to a Lumia Phone

    Whether you’re getting a new one as a present or shopping for one with that influx of holiday cash from your relatives, there’s no better time to get yourself a new smartphone. But, don’t just go one model number higher than whatever you’ve got now—shake things up this year with a Lumia phone. In a […]

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    Microsoft HoloLens Just One-Upped Oculus Rift

    Of all the weird, wild, and wonderful and headsets we’ve seen in the past couple of years, this might be the most exciting. Just when you thought that virtual reality with the Oculus Rift was the future, Microsoft has dropped the HoloLens, showing off how exciting augmented reality can be while making everyone wonder how […]

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    Everything You Need to Know About Windows 10 Right Now

    Microsoft gave the world a very limited sneak peak at Windows 10, their upcoming operating system update, in September of last year. At that time, we found out about some cool new features like Continuum, which would detect whether users were using the OS on a laptop, tablet, or smartphone, automatically adjusting the UI to […]