Xbox One Bundles Deals Discounts

Black Friday returns with a $50 price drop on all Xbox One bundles

By on December 9, 2015 at 3:25 PM.

Black Friday returns with a $50 price drop on all Xbox One bundles

The busiest sales event of the year has come and gone, but Microsoft has decided to bring its Xbox One Black Friday deals back for a limited time. On Wednesday, the company announced that all Xbox One console bundles will go back on sale for $50 off their original price from December 9th to December 26th. More →

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Internet Explorer End of Support 2016

Every version of Internet Explorer other than IE11 will be vulnerable next month

By on December 8, 2015 at 1:32 PM.

Every version of Internet Explorer other than IE11 will be vulnerable next month

On January 12th, 2016, Microsoft will end support for every version of Internet Explorer but the latest once and for all. Although you might not still use Internet Explorer on your personal computer, tens of millions of connected individuals still do, which is why this is vital information for a significant portion of the population. More →

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HoloLens Microsoft Demo

Watch someone use Netflix on a 100+ inch HDTV that appears out of thin air

By on December 2, 2015 at 8:49 AM.

Watch someone use Netflix on a 100+ inch HDTV that appears out of thin air

While Microsoft’s HoloLens won’t start shipping to developers until early next year — and it’ll be a costly $3,000 when it does — the augmented reality headset is easily one of the coolest things we saw introduced in 2015. The device is worn like a virtual reality headset but the panel that sits in front of the user’s eyes is clear. It uses sensors to observe the room and objects around the wearer, and then displays graphics that are situated within those physical objects. For example, it might display 3D schematics on a table that remain stationary as the user walks around the table, allowing 3D interactions that are not possible with a conventional PC or mobile device.

We’ve seen some pretty incredible HoloLens demos in the past, and we can’t wait for this great new tech to hit the market. Now, a new pair of demo videos that aren’t anywhere near as complex as earlier ones have emerged, but they give us yet another reason to be excited for Microsoft’s upcoming augmented reality headset. More →

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Apple Microsoft HoloLens Technology

Is Apple working on its own version of Microsoft’s incredible HoloLens project?

By on December 1, 2015 at 1:10 PM.

Is Apple working on its own version of Microsoft’s incredible HoloLens project?

We’re used to seeing plenty of Apple patents that describe all sorts of technologies and services that might be someday used in future iPhone, iPad, and Mac generations. But many of these patents describe tech that might never be used in commercial products, of course.

One such innovation concerns augmented reality (AR), with a new patent revealing how a particular projector device could map a person’s home and then use it to deliver augmented content to the user. It’s similar to the incredible HoloLens product Microsoft is working on, but with a few creative twists. More →

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Windows 10 Privacy Preferences

Latest update reenables Windows 10’s spying features – here’s how to stop it

By on December 1, 2015 at 8:20 AM.

Latest update reenables Windows 10’s spying features – here’s how to stop it

Microsoft released the first major Windows 10 update a few weeks ago, but the operating system’s spying capabilities are still intact – though you can disable them from the settings app if you follow the instructions in our earlier post. But it looks like Microsoft did make certain changes under the hood, and Windows 10’s spying features may have been reenabled even on those machines that were configured to prevent data from reaching Microsoft’s servers. More →

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Xbox One Games Black Friday Deals

Microsoft’s massive Black Friday sale is now live for dozens of Xbox One games

By on November 27, 2015 at 1:45 PM.

Microsoft’s massive Black Friday sale is now live for dozens of Xbox One games

If you’re looking to stock up on Xbox One games today, you might want to check out the Black Friday landing page on Microsoft’s website, where dozens of games are on sale for up to 50% off their regular price (and even more than that in some cases). More →

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Microsoft Black Friday Windows 10

Microsoft Black Friday deals that Windows 10 fans will love

By on November 24, 2015 at 7:15 PM.

Microsoft Black Friday deals that Windows 10 fans will love

Microsoft’s Black Friday offer includes discounts on several devices and also a special sale on digital products available from its content store. For a limited period – which, thankfully, extends well beyond Black Friday – Microsoft will heavily discount “the latest Hollywood movies, blockbuster music, must-have apps, and addictive games.” More →

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Windows 10 November Update Bugs

Windows 10 November update’s most annoying bug: Deleting apps without asking

By on November 24, 2015 at 7:50 AM.

Windows 10 November update’s most annoying bug: Deleting apps without asking

Microsoft released its most significant update yet for Windows 10 update in November, but the software release isn’t bug-free. In fact, it seems that Microsoft pulled the November build due to various bugs, with one of them being particularly annoying: Windows 10 can apparently delete apps without asking the user. More →

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Microsoft Black Friday 2015 Deals

Microsoft Black Friday 2015 ad posted: Save on Surface tablets, headphones and more

By on November 20, 2015 at 6:20 PM.

Microsoft Black Friday 2015 ad posted: Save on Surface tablets, headphones and more

One week before Black Friday 2015, Microsoft has officially started a “countdown to deals” on its website. It’s not an especially extensive selection, but if you’re looking for a new monitor, new headphones, a Surface tablet or an extra Xbox One controller, you’re going to want to keep reading. More →

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Windows 10 Start Menu Ads

How to remove ads from the Start menu on your Windows 10 computer

By on November 20, 2015 at 4:50 PM.

How to remove ads from the Start menu on your Windows 10 computer

There are plenty of issues with Windows 10, from privacy concerns to incompatible software, but nothing has been quite as galling to me as the addition of full-blown ads in the Start menu. There isn’t anyone on the planet that wants to see invasive ads on their desktop before they even opening an Internet browser.

Thankfully, they’re ridiculously easy to deactivate.

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Xbox One Black Friday Bundles

Microsoft is slashing the price of 12 Xbox One bundles for Black Friday

By on November 20, 2015 at 6:00 AM.

Microsoft is slashing the price of 12 Xbox One bundles for Black Friday

Over the summer, Microsoft struck first in the inevitable price drop war by lowering the price of the Xbox One to $349. Sony followed suit several months later, but over the holidays, Microsoft is planning to undercut its competition once again.

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Biggest Microsoft Flops Zune Windows Mobile

How Microsoft’s flops predict the future of tech

By on November 19, 2015 at 4:52 PM.

How Microsoft’s flops predict the future of tech

Want to know the future of technology? Try taking a look at the most recent commercial failure from Microsoft and you might get a clue. Business Insider has put together a piece about 11 Microsoft products that flopped commercially but were surprisingly innovative and ahead of their time. The issue here isn’t, as some pundits have claimed, that Microsoft isn’t innovative. The problem is that many of these products have often been marred by poor execution, poor marketing, or some combination thereof. That said, many of them were nonetheless innovative and should be appreciated on their own terms, even if they didn’t lead to blockbuster sales for Microsoft. More →

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Windows 10 Privacy Statement Update

Microsoft’s new Windows 10 privacy policy addresses some of our biggest concerns

By on November 18, 2015 at 3:42 PM.

Microsoft’s new Windows 10 privacy policy addresses some of our biggest concerns

Although the furor has subsided in the months since the launch of Windows 10, PC owners still have plenty of valid concerns about how Microsoft is using the data it collects from their computers. Unfortunately, Microsoft hasn’t done much to address those concerns, but an updated privacy policy proves the company is at least paying attention. More →

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