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Microsoft will now release major Windows 10 updates twice a year

Microsoft will now release major Windows 10 updates twice a year

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Microsoft has announced a “predictable twice-per-year feature" update schedule for Windows 10.After revealing last year that it had two big updates to Windows 10 planned to released in 2017, the first of which is the Creators Update that recently shipped,... >>

Best upcoming smartphones: The phones to look forward to in 2017

Best upcoming smartphones: The phones 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... >>

Xbox Project Scorpio: Release date, price, specs and everything you need to know

Xbox Project Scorpio: Release date, price, specs and everything you need to know

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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" and... >>

Microsoft is testing self-service refunds on Windows 10 and Xbox games

Microsoft is testing self-service refunds on Windows 10 and Xbox games

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Microsoft will soon introduce refunds on digital purchases made through the Xbox Games Store and Windows Store. The new feature was spotted by Reddit user gaymerRaver, who posted a screenshot on the Xbox One subreddit.The self-service refund feature is... >>

PS4 Pro vs Project Scorpio: What’s the difference?

PS4 Pro vs Project Scorpio: What’s the difference?

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Although Microsoft announced a 4K games console during E3 2016 last June it was Sony that beat it to the punch, releasing its mid-generation upgrade a full year before the Xbox equivalent.The PS4 Pro has been available since the end of last year and provides... >>

Official Xbox Project Scorpio specs revealed, most powerful console ever

Official Xbox Project Scorpio specs revealed, most powerful console ever

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We now know the most important specifications of Project Scorpio, Microsoft's next Xbox.Even since it was announced during the Xbox press event at E3 2016, Microsoft's mid-generation successor to the Xbox One was said to be more powerful than Sony's... >>

Early EA Access members get free 2TB HDD for Xbox One, have you got yours yet?

Early EA Access members get free 2TB HDD for Xbox One, have you got yours yet?

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Electronic Arts is handing Xbox One owners free 2TB external hard drives. They are being sent to gamers who signed up to EA Access on the platform when it first started.US EA Access subscribers have been receiving care packages, which include vouchers... >>

Emirates gets round laptop ban by handing out Microsoft Surface tablets to passengers

Emirates gets round laptop ban by handing out Microsoft Surface tablets to passengers

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Emirates airline has come up with a way to circumnavigate the US laptop and tablet ban enforced on some of its flights from the Middle East. It is handing passengers Microsoft Surface tablets to use in-flight.At present, this only applies to flights... >>

You can now get the Windows 10 Creators Update - here's how

You can now get the Windows 10 Creators Update - here's how

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Although Microsoft already announced a launch date for its next major update to Windows 10, it's decided to let users grab it sooner.Microsoft will officially start its multi-stage rollout of the Windows 10 Creators Update starting on 11 April, but if... >>

Microsoft's new camera app uses AI to offer up Snapchat-style effects

Microsoft's new camera app uses AI to offer up Snapchat-style effects

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Microsoft quietly released a new app on April Fools' Day, and no, it isn't a prank app. You can download and use it.It's actually just a "fun camera app" for iOS devices, the company says, and it's currently featured in the the “New apps we love”... >>

Microsoft is letting people grab the Creators Update a week early

Microsoft is letting people grab the Creators Update a week early

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Although Microsoft already announced a launch date for its next major update to Windows 10, it's decided to let users grab it one week earlier.Microsoft will start its multi-stage rollout of the Windows 10 Creators Update starting on 11 April, but if... >>

E3 2017: Rumours and what to expect from the world's biggest games show

E3 2017: Rumours and what to expect from the world's biggest games show

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It might be a couple of months away but plans for E3 2017 are already firming up.Microsoft has confirmed its press conference details, for example, and it's a shoo-in that the firm's new, 4K super console, Project Scorpio, to be unleashed.So here's what... >>

What’s new in Windows 10 Creators Update? The best new features from the 11 April upgrade

What’s new in Windows 10 Creators Update? The best new features from the 11 April upgrade

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Since mid 2015 we've had Windows 10 in our lives. And rather than giant update packages - like the service packs of old - W10 has taken a more step-by-step update stance.From the 11 April the rollout of the free-to-download Creators Update - the third... >>

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 Xbox Live users can soon add custom gamerpics, plus more

Microsoft Xbox Live users can soon add custom gamerpics, plus more

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Microsoft has announced a tonne of new Xbox One-related features, including that it will soon allow participants in the Xbox Insider program to choose a custom image for their gamerpic.Previously, you were limited to an avatar or game-related snapshot.... >>

Microsoft trials speech-to-text translation for Xbox One and PC games chat

Microsoft trials speech-to-text translation for Xbox One and PC games chat

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Voice chat is a mainstay in most online multiplayer games, and while it can be abused by trolls and other immature idiots, it can often also be vital to progression, especially in co-op sessions.But what if you're deaf? Or you don't want the whole house... >>

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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Nintendo has finally unleashed its all-new console.The Nintendo Switch is a different kind of machine to the Wii U, being able to play at home on a TV and out and about in handheld mode. It is also different to other currently available options - most... >>

Project Scorpio and Xbox One to get Mixed Reality headsets in 2018

Project Scorpio and Xbox One to get Mixed Reality headsets in 2018

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Microsoft has announced that it hopes to introduce Mixed Reality headsets to its Xbox console gaming platform by 2018. That means the Xbox One and forthcoming Project Scorpio could get their own augmented or virtual reality devices next year.Microsoft... >>

Xbox Games Pass gives you access to over 100 Xbox One games for £7.99 a month

Xbox Games Pass gives you access to over 100 Xbox One games for £7.99 a month

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Microsoft has launched a subscription service that gives you access to more than 100 games to play on your Xbox One for just £7.99 a month. And unlike PlayStation Now, it isn't a cloud service so you don't have to rely on your own broadband speeds to... >>

Nokia through the years: 34 best and worst phones, in pictures

Nokia through the years: 34 best and worst phones, in pictures

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Nokia is back. The brand is being used on phones again after Microsoft retired it on its own devices a couple of years ago.Finnish manufacturer HMD Global is releasing new Nokia handsets, this time loaded with Android, and we're extremely happy to see... >>

Microsoft reveals another Windows 10 major update will arrive late 2017

Microsoft reveals another Windows 10 major update will arrive late 2017

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Microsoft has quietly confirmed it is working on another Windows 10 update, and it will arrive later this year, following the Creators Update. The company hinted last summer that it would release two major Windows 10 updates in 2017. We know that the... >>

Microsoft reveals date and time of its Xbox E3 2017 event

Microsoft reveals date and time of its Xbox E3 2017 event

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Microsoft has announced when it will hold its E3 2017 event.The company's event, also known as its Xbox briefing, is scheduled for 11 June at 2 PM ET. Typically, in previous years, it is held on the Monday morning of E3 week. Although the date and time... >>

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... >>

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".... >>

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... >>