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The Microsoft Surface Pro has undeniably carved out a new segment in the PC space. But what was once a powerful, but heavy, thick, and unwieldly tablet when it was first launched, has become a thin, light, and even more powerful tablet in the following years. It was really the launch of the Surface Pro 3 that finally changed Microsoft’s fortunes in the hardware game. This was the first Surface Pro that was able to bring the weight and thickness into check, and the 3:2 aspect ratio screen was a revelation in this product category where 16:9 or 16:10 displays were really all that was offered in the Windows world. In October 2015, Microsoft launched the refreshed Surface Pro 4 which was a bigger improvement...

HMD Closes Nokia Brand and Patents Deal with Microsoft, Smartphones Due in 2017

HMD Global and FIH Mobile on Thursday announced that they had completed their buyout of Nokia assets from Microsoft which opens a way for return of Nokia branded smartphones...

28 by Anton Shilov on 12/2/2016

Seagate Introduces Game Drive SSD for Xbox (360 and One): 512 GB SSD for $199

Seagate has announced its new Game Drive for Xbox SSD. While the name suggests it is primarily for the original Xbox, this drive is focused for the Xbox One...

33 by Anton Shilov on 11/1/2016

Microsoft Announces the Surface Studio: 28-inch AIO with Touch, Pen, 4500x3000, Skylake, GTX 980M

As part of the now annual Microsoft Surface event, Panos Panay announced the next member of the Surface family, the Surface Studio. The Studio is ultimately a prosumer all-in-one...

82 by Ian Cutress on 10/26/2016

Microsoft Windows 10 Event Live Blog (starts 10am ET)

We're readying up for a Live Blog of the Microsoft event in NYC. Panos Panay is expected to take to the stage, with Major Nelson from the Xbox team...

87 by Ian Cutress on 10/26/2016

Examining Windows 10 Anniversary Update's Driver Signing Enforcement Policy

Windows 10 Anniversary Update came out at the beginning of August, with plenty of new user-facing features. There were also plenty of changes under the hood as well, including...

85 by Brett Howse on 10/14/2016

Microsoft Adds HP Elite x3 Smartphone to Windows Store, $799

Microsoft has begun to sell HP’s Elite x3 smartphone at its Windows Store. The handset is one of the most powerful Windows 10 Mobile-based devices and the one of...

35 by Anton Shilov on 10/10/2016

Microsoft Releases The First Xbox Play Anywhere Title: Recore

At E3, Microsoft announced a new feature to bring together their Xbox ecosystem with the much larger, and more diverse, Windows 10 user base. The initiative was called Xbox...

48 by Brett Howse on 9/12/2016

Windows 10 Anniversary Update: The Road To Redstone

It’s already been a year since Microsoft launched Windows 10, and we have had a couple of updates since release. The biggest update yet though is the Windows 10...

196 by Brett Howse on 8/2/2016

HP’s Elite x3 Windows 10 Smartphone to Cost $699, Set to Be Available Worldwide

When HP introduced its flagship Elite x3 phablet earlier this year at MWC, the smartphone made a very positive impression mostly because HP decided to make a bold move...

67 by Anton Shilov on 7/21/2016

Microsoft Announces FY 2016 Q4 Results

Microsoft announced their fourth quarter results for their fiscal year 2016. For the quarter, Microsoft had revenues of $20.6 billion, which is a 7% decline compared to Q4 2015...

20 by Brett Howse on 7/19/2016

Windows 10 Anniversary Update Launching August 2nd

While certainly not as big of an update as the original launch of Windows 10, the next major update now has a release date. August 2nd will be the...

35 by Brett Howse on 6/30/2016

Microsoft Confirms Surface 3 Production To End In December

File this under “I’m not shocked” but Microsoft has confirmed today that the Surface 3 tablet will cease production by the end of December. The Surface 3 first launched...

63 by Brett Howse on 6/24/2016

Microsoft Teases Project Scorpio for 2017: 8 cores, 6 TeraFLOPs, Backwards Compatible with Xbox. Zen or Jaguar?!

This news piece contains speculation, and suggests silicon implementation based on released products and roadmaps.The only elements confirmed for Project Scorpio are the eight cores, >6 TFLOPs, 320 GB/s...

101 by Ian Cutress on 6/13/2016

Cortana Coming to Xbox Live

A short word coming out of E3: despite rolling out a couple of days ago, Microsoft has formally announced Cortana, the Windows-based speech recognition helper (similar to Siri and...

5 by Ian Cutress on 6/13/2016

Microsoft Announces Xbox One S Console: A Slimmer Design

Today at the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Microsoft has lifted the lid on their new Xbox One console design. The Xbox One is part of the eighth generation...

58 by Ian Cutress on 6/13/2016

Microsoft Streamlines Its Smartphone Business Again, Lays Off 1850 People

Microsoft on Wednesday announced another reorganization of its smartphone business with plans to streamline operations and eliminate redundant personnel. The company will lay off 1850 of its employees in...

78 by Anton Shilov on 5/25/2016

Nokia Is Set to Return to Smartphones and Tablets: What to Expect?

For several months now, the management of Nokia has been talking about the possible return of the brand to the smartphone market, but emphasized multiple times that the corporation...

37 by Anton Shilov on 5/25/2016

Microsoft Adds V-Sync Control And Adaptive Framerate Support To The Universal Windows Platform

Microsoft has certainly gone all-in on their Universal Windows Platform (UWP) and have been updating it, including the name, for several years now. What originally started as WinRT apps...

49 by Brett Howse on 5/10/2016

Microsoft Announces Q3 FY 2016 Results: Lower Revenue But Strong Cloud Growth

Today Microsoft also announced their earnings for the third quarter of their 2016 fiscal year. Revenue, income and earnings were all down compared to Q3 2015, with revenue for...

16 by Brett Howse on 4/22/2016

Microsoft Announces Xamarin Will Be Included Free With Visual Studio, And Open Source

Back in February, Microsoft announced it was acquiring Xamarin, the cross-platform toolkit which allows developers to write native apps for iOS, Android, Windows, and Mac, using Visual Studio and...

12 by Brett Howse on 3/31/2016

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