Xbox One and VR: Microsoft

Forget the Xbox One, this is how Microsoft plans to reinvent gaming hardware next year

By on December 18, 2014 at 7:45 PM.

Forget the Xbox One, this is how Microsoft plans to reinvent gaming hardware next year

The Xbox One is definitely one of the most important products in Microsoft’s lineup, but the company might also be interested in offering gamers a different kind of gameplay experience in the near future. More →

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Microsoft 12 Days of Deals HP Pavilion x2

Today’s Microsoft deal offers huge savings on a top 2-in-1 tablet

By on December 18, 2014 at 4:45 PM.

Today’s Microsoft deal offers huge savings on a top 2-in-1 tablet

Microsoft’s 12 Days of Deals Christmas campaign is slowly coming to an end, but the company still has a couple of special offers for customers who are looking for new gadgets. The company on Thursday is selling a new Windows 8.1 two-in-one tablet/laptop combo at a deep discount, with the promotion set to start at 8:00 a.m. More →

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Office 365 vs. Google Apps

You absolutely must read this hilarious Microsoft rant against Google

By on December 18, 2014 at 11:10 AM.

You absolutely must read this hilarious Microsoft rant against Google

Whether by accident or intentionally, Microsoft published a pro-Office 365 (and anti-Google Apps) post on its blog in the form of a dad’s personal rant against some of his teenaged “knucklehead” son’s life decisions, and it’s actually hilarious.

The company quickly took the post down, however, telling TechCrunch the “blog post was not properly vetted” before going online. Of course, once something is published it’s online forever, and the entire post is still available to read. More →

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Microsoft 12 Days of Deals Xbox 360

Microsoft has some great deals for Xbox 360 owners

By on December 17, 2014 at 7:15 PM.

Microsoft has some great deals for Xbox 360 owners

After including a special Xbox One bundle package in its 12 Days of Deals sales a few days ago, Microsoft now offers gamers looking for the previous-generation console a hot deal, selling the Xbox 360 for just $149.99, $30 less than its regular $179.99 price, and letting buyers also choose a free game to go with it. More →

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Windows 10 December Update

1.5 million Windows 10 testers can’t wait to get rid of Windows 8

By on December 17, 2014 at 6:30 PM.

1.5 million Windows 10 testers can’t wait to get rid of Windows 8

It’s no secret that Windows 8 hasn’t exactly been Microsoft’s most successful operating system, but the company is looking to turn things around next year with the release of Windows 10. According to the latest update on the Windows blog, over 1.5 million users are now registered for Windows Insider. Even more impressive: 450,000 of them are “highly active” on Windows 10. More →

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Xbox One Xbox 360 Game Deals

‘Countdown to 2015′ with these great deals on Xbox One and Xbox 360 games

By on December 16, 2014 at 8:30 PM.

‘Countdown to 2015′ with these great deals on Xbox One and Xbox 360 games

What better way to celebrate the end of 2014 than with a bunch of discounted games? Starting this Tuesday, Microsoft will be offering daily and weekly deals on Xbox One and Xbox 360 games until the clock strikes midnight on December 31st. If you’ve been waiting for an opportunity to fill up your hard drive, now’s your chance. More →

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Microsoft 12 Days of Deals Fitbit

Microsoft heads in an interesting new direction with today’s ’12 Days of Deals’ sale

By on December 16, 2014 at 9:47 AM.

Microsoft heads in an interesting new direction with today’s ’12 Days of Deals’ sale

Microsoft’s 12 Days of Deals Christmas sales promotion continues on Tuesday with a special Fitbit bundle that fitness buffs will certainly appreciate. After discounting a variety of devices in the past days, most of them related to Microsoft’s core products, including Windows, Windows Phone and Xbox One, the company has chosen for a popular fitness tracker to include in its holiday promotion on December 16th. More →

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Microsoft Skype Translator Preview

Microsoft starts previewing one of its coolest products ever

By on December 15, 2014 at 10:15 PM.

Microsoft starts previewing one of its coolest products ever

Microsoft is working on a real-time Skype translation tool that could go a long way toward eliminating language barriers once and for all, and you can preview it right now. Skype announced on Monday that people who signed up for its Skype Translator preview program can start using it right now on any devices they own that run on Windows 8.1. More →

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Windows 10 Features: Cortana and Xbox

New Windows 10 build leaks, revealing new consumer features

By on December 15, 2014 at 5:30 PM.

New Windows 10 build leaks, revealing new consumer features

Ahead of Microsoft’s January press event, where the company will unveil Windows 10 consumer features, The Verge has gotten its hands on a new Windows 10 build that includes some of the new operating system’s unannounced new features. Among them, Windows 10 build 9901 includes the Cortana voice-based virtual assistant that’s also available in Windows Phone 8.1 and which was demoed on Windows 10 in a video recently but also a new Xbox application and other visual changes. More →

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Microsoft 12 Days of Deals Asus Transformer Book Flip

Microsoft’s ’12 Days of Deals’ continues with a big 40% discount on a great laptop

By on December 15, 2014 at 8:35 AM.

Microsoft’s ’12 Days of Deals’ continues with a big 40% discount on a great laptop

Microsoft on Monday continued its 12 Days of Deals promotion, offering interested buyers a $200 discount on a 15.6-inch Asus Transformer Book Flip laptop. The laptop, usually priced at $499, will cost just $299 on December 15th. Additionally, users can also buy an Office 365 Home and Wedge Touch Mouse bundle for just $99.99, or $50 off its regular price. More →

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Microsoft 12 Days of Deals Destiny and Call of Duty

Now is your chance to save big on hot 2014 Xbox One and Xbox 360 games

By on December 13, 2014 at 10:00 AM.

Now is your chance to save big on hot 2014 Xbox One and Xbox 360 games

Microsoft on Saturday is offering you the chance of buying a couple of hot games released this year for significantly discounted prices as part of its 12 Days of Deals sales promotion. More →

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Microsoft PC Gaming Plans

It sounds like PC gamers will love what Microsoft has in store for Windows 10

By on December 12, 2014 at 7:30 PM.

It sounds like PC gamers will love what Microsoft has in store for Windows 10

Microsoft has had a checkered past when it comes to supporting one of its most valuable communities. PC gamers are part of the reason that Microsoft is still doing as well as it is in the desktop market, but the most the company has had to offer in recent years came in the form of the abysmal Games for Windows Live platform, which did far more harm than good.

Most gamers have lost faith that Microsoft will ever do anything worthwhile for PC gaming, but with the release of Windows 10 around the corner, the company has a chance to change that perception.

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Microsoft 12 Days of Deals Jawbone Mini Jambox

Microsoft’s ’12 Days of Deals’ sale for Friday is all about better entertainment on-the-go

By on December 12, 2014 at 4:45 PM.

Microsoft’s ’12 Days of Deals’ sale for Friday is all about better entertainment on-the-go

In addition to offering no less than 100 music albums as free downloads, Microsoft has a second music-related deal for you, this time part of its annual 12 Days of Deals promotion. The company on Friday kicked off sales of the Jawbone Mini Jambox, which is priced at $69 today only (while supplies lasts), down from its regular $129.99 price. More →

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