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Best smartphones to look forward to in 2017

Best smartphones to look forward to in 2017

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With the pace of smartphone evolution moving so fast, there's always something waiting in the wings. No sooner have you spied the latest handset, then there's anticipation of something else, the next big thing.We've rounded up the best smartphones for... >>

Microsoft Build ticket registration will open up on Valentine's Day

Microsoft Build ticket registration will open up on Valentine's Day

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Microsoft has alerted the media that ticket registration for its upcoming Microsoft Build conference will kick off soon.In an email, the company said Microsoft Build general registration will open at 9 am PST on 14 February 2017 (otherwise known as... >>

What is Project Scorpio? The future of Xbox explained

What is Project Scorpio? The future of Xbox explained

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Microsoft pulled a bit of a pleasant surprise during E3 2016 last June. As well as announce the Xbox One S, which has since sold in bucket loads, it revealed that an all-new Xbox is in the works; a console it called the "most powerful console yet".Since... >>

Windows 10 Creator Update adds picture-in-picture, is feature-complete for April roll out

Windows 10 Creator Update adds picture-in-picture, is feature-complete for April roll out

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Two months before the release of the Creators Update, Microsoft has announced a new feature included in the upcoming upgrade.PC owners who run the Creators Update will get picture-in-picture support. Microsoft is calling the feature “Compact Overlay".... >>

Best 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray players 2017

Best 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray players 2017

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Many will proclaim that optical media is dead and that streaming is the way ahead, but one look at the quality of the latest blockbuster movies on Ultra HD Blu-ray and you'll change your mind.Ultra HD Blu-ray hit the headlines in 2016. With a standardised... >>

Microsoft hasn't sold many HoloLens headsets, but that's okay

Microsoft hasn't sold many HoloLens headsets, but that's okay

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Microsoft doesn't care about HoloLens headset sales.It's been over six months since Microsoft opened up the mixed-reality headset to everyone. The company began selling developer kits last year for $3,000 a pop, and then in August, it made them available... >>

Nintendo Switch vs PS4 vs Xbox One: Which should you choose?

Nintendo Switch vs PS4 vs Xbox One: Which should you choose?

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It's not long to go until the new Nintendo console is released and the Japanese gaming giant starts to prove once again that it has what it takes in the field.The Nintendo Switch is a different kind of machine to the Wii U, being able to play at home... >>

LinkedIn has an all-new look for the first time in years

LinkedIn has an all-new look for the first time in years

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People use LinkedIn, right?The Microsoft-owned company must be exploring ways to spice things up, because it refreshed its entire professional networking site on Thursday. It has an all-new look that simplifies everything and appears to make it much easier... >>

New Windows 10 privacy dashboard gives you more control over data

New Windows 10 privacy dashboard gives you more control over data

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Most people are concerned about their privacy, especially when it comes to their computers and mobile devices.So, in response to the Electronic Frontier Foundation's accusation about Windows 10 sending an "unprecedented amount of usage data" back to... >>

Microsoft just canceled production of its anticipated Scalebound game

Microsoft just canceled production of its anticipated Scalebound game

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If you're big into adventure and role-playing games, then you'll be gutted to know Scalebound for Xbox is no more.Dragons? Check. Giant enemy crabs? Check. Swords? Check. Magic? Double check. Scalebound had all the Japanese RPG elements sorted. Set to... >>

This is Project Neon, the new look Windows 10

This is Project Neon, the new look Windows 10

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MSPowerUser has obtained leaked images of the new look Windows 10 operating system, currently codenamed Project Neon. It's said to be a minor update to Windows, and will roll out to computers later this year, after the Creators Update in April.One of... >>

Whoa! Is Nissan about to add Microsoft Cortana to its cars?

Whoa! Is Nissan about to add Microsoft Cortana to its cars?

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You may be sick of CES news already, even though the week has only started, but we promise you Nissan's latest tease is worth your time.Okay, so Microsoft has said it is opening up Cortana so that third-party companies can release devices with the assistant.... >>

Best UK Boxing Day and January sales 2016/17 tech deals

Best UK Boxing Day and January sales 2016/17 tech deals

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Some people love shopping in sales, others hate it, but most people love a bargain.Luckily for those of you who don't like looking, we are here to help and there is no better time for us to lend a hand than Boxing Day. For those outside the British Isles,... >>

Norad Tracks Santa vs Google Santa Tracker: Which tracks Father Christmas best?

Norad Tracks Santa vs Google Santa Tracker: Which tracks Father Christmas best?

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Christmas Eve is tomorrow, and that means the big man is almost here to deliver presents. There are two really good options for the young and old to keep abreast of the movements of Father Christmas online.One is from NORAD and Microsoft combined, while... >>

You now have another way to play Minecraft - on the Apple TV

You now have another way to play Minecraft - on the Apple TV

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Minecraft is available everywhere - every platform, every device - including the latest Apple TV set-top box.The Apple TV edition of Minecraft has just launched. It doesn't come with multiplayer Minecraft Realms or Xbox Live support, but those features... >>

How to get an amazing free game for your Xbox One

How to get an amazing free game for your Xbox One

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To celebrate the one-year anniversary of its backwards compatibility programme Microsoft is giving every Xbox One owner a completely free game. What's more, you don't need to be an Xbox Live Gold member to download it, you just need to make sure you... >>

This Harman Kardon speaker packs Microsoft's Cortana

This Harman Kardon speaker packs Microsoft's Cortana

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The first speaker with Cortana built-in is almost here.Last week, Microsoft hinted it wanted to compete with devices like Google Home and Amazon Echo, both of which are always-listening, connected speakers packing their own voice assistants. Although... >>

Xbox One gets Dolby Atmos support at last, also adds streaming for Oculus Rift

Xbox One gets Dolby Atmos support at last, also adds streaming for Oculus Rift

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When we tested the Onkyo TX-NR838 AV receiver a couple of years ago - one of the first to bring Dolby Atmos to the table - we hooked it up to an Xbox One and PS4. Sadly, only the latter could give it a proper workout as it was the only console with Dolby... >>

Microsoft Cortana finally comes to Android in the UK, iPhone within weeks

Microsoft Cortana finally comes to Android in the UK, iPhone within weeks

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Microsoft's virtual assistant Cortana is finally ready to make her bow in the UK.As well as a major update to the existing Android app in the US, Microsoft has made it available to UK Android device owners for the first time. It is available to download... >>

Windows 10 desktop apps are coming to mobile thanks to collaboration with Qualcomm

Windows 10 desktop apps are coming to mobile thanks to collaboration with Qualcomm

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Microsoft and Qualcomm have announced a new partnership that will mean device manufacturers can build Windows Mobile devices capable of running full Windows 10 desktop apps. 10 features you'll love in Windows 10 Microsoft Windows 10 Creators Update: What's... >>

Microsoft sets a date for Build 2017 developer conference

Microsoft sets a date for Build 2017 developer conference

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Microsoft has announced when you can expect its next-annual Build.Build 2017 will take place in downtown Seattle, Washington. It's scheduled to start 10 May 2017 and will end 12 May 2017. In past years, Microsoft held Build in San Francisco, California.... >>

Best Cyber Monday and Black Friday UK games deals: Amazing PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo and Steam deals

Best Cyber Monday and Black Friday UK games deals: Amazing PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo and Steam deals

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We've had the Black Friday weekend and now Cyber Monday is upon us, so you still have a few hours to snag a games bargain. And not only can you get the best games, you can also get yourself a shiny new console for a song.That's why we've put together... >>

Best Cyber Monday and Black Friday UK tablet deals: iPad, Android, Surface, Amazon and more

Best Cyber Monday and Black Friday UK tablet deals: iPad, Android, Surface, Amazon and more

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With Christmas coming up fast, sales season is picking up the pace, especially with Black Friday and now Cyber Monday upon us.There's no better time to snaffle a quality Christmas present for a loved one or even yourself, and why not a shiny new tablet?Plenty... >>

Microsoft's classic Solitaire Windows game now out for Android and iOS

Microsoft's classic Solitaire Windows game now out for Android and iOS

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Microsoft has taken a classic Windows game and made it available for Android and iPhone users.The new app, called Microsoft Solitaire Collection, includes five different Solitaire game modes: Klondike, Spider, FreeCell, Pyramid, and Tripeaks. It also... >>

Oculus Rift owners will get Xbox One game streaming in December

Oculus Rift owners will get Xbox One game streaming in December

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Eighteen months after announcing Xbox One games would stream to Oculus Rift, Microsoft has confirmed the capability is mere weeks away from launching.The software giant said it will allow Oculus Rift owners to play Xbox One games on 12 December. On... >>