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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Microsoft LinkedIn Acquisition

This is why Microsoft is buying LinkedIn for $26.2 billion

By on June 13, 2016 at 8:53 AM.

This is why Microsoft is buying LinkedIn for $26.2 billion

You know all that annoying spam you get in your inbox about people you don’t really know moving to new positions at companies you’ve never heard of? Well, those emails come from Microsoft now. The company announced on Monday morning that it is acquiring LinkedIn for a whopping $26.2 billion, or $196 per share. That’s a healthy premium over Friday’s $131.08 close, and there will be plenty of analysis in the media over the coming days tossing around theories about this monster deal. But if you want to know why Microsoft just spent a fortune to acquire the world’s premiere professional networking site, you can find out straight from the horse’s mouth.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s letter to employees following the deal can be read below in its entirety. More →

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E3 2016 Press Conference Schedule

A guide to E3 2016 announcements: Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo and more

By on June 10, 2016 at 10:55 AM.

A guide to E3 2016 announcements: Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo and more

After all of the leaks, announcements and live streams that took place this week, it’s hard to imagine that the video game studios have anything left for E3 2016.

I kid, of course, because starting this Sunday, gamers around the world are going to sit down in front of their TVs and computers in order to watch press conferences from Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo, Ubisoft, EA, Bethesda and more.

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Microsoft Autonomous Driving

Even Microsoft wants to get into the autonomous driving game

By on June 3, 2016 at 11:00 PM.

Even Microsoft wants to get into the autonomous driving game

What’s the next big thing? This is a question that has persistently hovered over the tech industry for years. With smartphones arguably on the cusp of becoming commodities, it’s only natural for us to wonder what the next technological leap is going to be. And while it may be too soon to make a bold proclamation in any particular direction, there’s a lot of evidence suggesting that self-driving cars will represent the next tectonic shift in how we live our lives.

These days, some of the biggest and well regarded tech and car companies on the planet — a list that includes Tesla, Google, Uber and Apple — are working feverishly to develop fully autonomous driving technology. And now comes word that the list is about to get even bigger.

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