Xbox Design Lab Review

Building controllers in the Xbox Design Lab is my new guilty pleasure

By on July 1, 2016 at 5:17 PM.

Building controllers in the Xbox Design Lab is my new guilty pleasure

I’m not typically one for customization.

When an RPG gives me the option to retool my character—his face, his size, his shape, the color of his nose hairs—I just hit the “randomize” button and take whatever the game spits out. It’s not that I don’t see the value in customization, it just doesn’t really do anything for me… which is why I was so surprised to find myself obsessed with the newly introduced Xbox Design Lab.

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Windows 10 Anniversary Update Release Date

Microsoft announces free Windows 10 Anniversary Update will roll out on August 2nd

By on June 29, 2016 at 8:49 AM.

Microsoft announces free Windows 10 Anniversary Update will roll out on August 2nd

The first major content update for Windows 10 finally has a release date.

On Wednesday, Microsoft announced that Windows 10 Anniversary Edition — a free update for all Windows 10 users — is launching on August 2nd. The update was originally unveiled at Microsoft’s Build Developer Conference in March, but the company wasn’t ready to show off all of the new features and upgrades.

Now, with just a few weeks until launch, the curtain has been pulled back.

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Windows 10 Upgrade Notifications Fixed

Microsoft finally fixed its Windows 10 upgrade notifications following customer complaints

By on June 28, 2016 at 9:31 AM.

Microsoft finally fixed its Windows 10 upgrade notifications following customer complaints

Earlier this year, Microsoft began pushing upgrade notifications to Windows users, suggesting they upgrade to Windows 10 free of charge.

As the year marched on, the notifications became increasingly aggressive, to the point where there was no longer any way to opt out of the upgrade from the notification windows. Users were understandably livid that Microsoft wasn’t giving them a choice in the matter, but all of that changes this week.

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Windows 10 Upgrade: Lawsuit

Microsoft pays woman $10,000 for auto-upgrading her PC to Windows 10

By on June 27, 2016 at 12:35 PM.

Microsoft pays woman $10,000 for auto-upgrading her PC to Windows 10

Windows 10 auto-upgrades are like a sick, cruel joke being played on us by this point. Most stories that start with “my Windows 10 PC auto-upgraded” tend to end with “and then all my data was lost,” but this particular version has a happy ending, because it involves Microsoft paying out a lot of money.

A California woman has won $10,000 from Microsoft, after the tech giant gave up challenging a court case. Teri Goldstein alleges that after her computer was upgraded to Windows 10, it became slow and unreliable.

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Microsoft Edge Battery Life Comparison

One simple change can increase your laptop’s battery life by 50%

By on June 20, 2016 at 4:25 PM.

One simple change can increase your laptop’s battery life by 50%

It wasn’t long ago that we were celebrating the release of Opera’s power saving mode, but on Monday, Microsoft decided to prove to everyone that its own proprietary browser might be the best in the market for your battery.

In a new blog post, Microsoft Edge web platform team director Jason Weber explains how Edge can help save your computer or tablet battery.

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Windows 10 Clean Install

Here’s the Windows 10 clean install you’ve always needed

By on June 18, 2016 at 12:00 PM.

Here’s the Windows 10 clean install you’ve always needed

Windows 10 has been the center of countless controversies over the past year. But while many users have been (often justifiable) complaining about some of the software’s privacy settings and intolerable update notifications, Microsoft has been quietly working behind the scenes to improve Windows 10.

On Thursday, the company released a preview build for Windows 10 which included a new tool that makes it even easier to perform a clean installation.

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Microsoft Marijuana Software

Microsoft’s Next Big Thing is going to be…tracking weed?

By on June 16, 2016 at 5:06 PM.

Microsoft’s Next Big Thing is going to be…tracking weed?

Microsoft is trying really very hard to not be the next Yahoo. It’s ticked most of the boxes of a corporate mid-life crisis: buying a social network, failing to make smartphones, and shouting about the cloud a lot.

But after much introspection, Microsoft’s execs have settled on its new moneymaker: making software for the legal weed industry.

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Xbox One S vs Xbox One

Xbox One S vs. Xbox One: How does the new console stack up?

By on June 16, 2016 at 3:02 PM.

Xbox One S vs. Xbox One: How does the new console stack up?

The rumors were true — Microsoft has been working on a slim Xbox One. In fact, the reveal of the Xbox One S kicked off Microsoft’s press conference at E3 this year, cementing it as one of the company’s biggest announcements.

So we know it’s slimmer and we know it’s more powerful, but how exactly does the new Xbox One S differ from the original Xbox One?

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PlayStation vs. Xbox E3 2016

PlayStation vs. Xbox: Who won E3 2016?

By on June 15, 2016 at 12:59 PM.

PlayStation vs. Xbox: Who won E3 2016?

Every year, Sony and Microsoft attempt to top one another at E3. Every year, the gaming public inevitably begins arguing about who “won” the show, despite the fact that this is an inherently ridiculous exercise. E3 is the biggest marketing push in the industry — if you tuned in for both press conferences, they both won.

But as ridiculous as it may be, it’s still incredibly fun to pick a winner so that’s exactly what we’re going to do. Feel free to disagree wholeheartedly.

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Xbox One S Price Deals

The Xbox One is cheaper than ever, but you still shouldn’t buy it

By on June 15, 2016 at 7:45 AM.

The Xbox One is cheaper than ever, but you still shouldn’t buy it

If you haven’t bought a Xbox One yet, there’s really no point in doing so right now. Sure, it’s cheaper than it ever was – and practically a steal at $279, or $20 in savings compared to the previous discount. But you’d be better off waiting until August and pay $399 for the Xbox One S instead. More →

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Xbox E3 2016 Best Reveals

The biggest news and the best trailers from the Xbox E3 2016 press conference

By on June 13, 2016 at 8:21 PM.

The biggest news and the best trailers from the Xbox E3 2016 press conference

As expected, the Xbox E3 2016 press briefing was filled to the brim with exciting announcements, from updated hardware to new franchises to returning favorites. In fact, there was so much at the event that it was a little hard to keep up with everything, so as we did with the EA and Bethesda conferences yesterday, we’ve provided a handy guide to the biggest and best reveals.

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Xbox One S E3 2016 Reveal

Microsoft unveils the Xbox One S, coming this August for $299

By on June 13, 2016 at 12:31 PM.

Microsoft unveils the Xbox One S, coming this August for $299

After an unfortunate leak on Sunday spoiled the surprise, Microsoft officially unveiled the Xbox One Slim on Monday at its E3 2016 press briefing in Los Angeles, California. The first of two reported hardware revisions for the home console, the Xbox One S will be available this August for the price of $299.

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Xbox E3 2016 Press Conference Live Stream

Watch the Xbox E3 2016 press conference live stream right here

By on June 13, 2016 at 11:40 AM.

Watch the Xbox E3 2016 press conference live stream right here

With both EA Play and Bethesda’s showcase in the books, E3 2016 has officially begun. Well, technically the show floor doesn’t open until Tuesday, but the press conferences are the main event for the millions of gamers watching from home.

And although yesterday’s press conferences were exciting, the main event begins today as Microsoft prepares to take the stage in Los Angeles.

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