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Cortana takes the fight to Alexa with the Microsoft Home Hub
— 9:16 AM on December 5, 2016

Until now, Microsoft has been relegated to bit player status in the emerging digital home assistant sector, with the lion's share of attention going to...

Type: News story Tags: Windows Personal tech

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Netflix 4K coming to a select few PCs
— 12:00 PM on November 22, 2016

Microsoft has announced that Netflix 4K support is coming to a small number of Windows PCs over on its Windows Blog. Owners of 4K...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Windows

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Microsoft's Windows 10 VR headsets won't require a high-end rig
— 9:02 AM on November 22, 2016

Microsoft announced a partnership earlier this fall with companies like Asus, Lenovo, and HP to bring cheaper virtual reality headsets to the market, along...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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Youtube now lets users watch cat videos in glorious HDR
— 2:51 PM on November 7, 2016

Youtube announced support for streaming HDR video in its blog today, along with a short playlist of sample videos. The streaming site supports...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Internet

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Dell teases a Surface Studio competitor
— 2:01 PM on November 2, 2016

Microsoft made a splash last week with its creator-focused Surface Studio all-in-one desktop PC. Windows Central reports that Dell is throwing its hat...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Windows

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Microsoft ends OEM sales of Windows 7 Professional and Windows 8.1
— 2:57 PM on November 1, 2016

Microsoft is really serious about the adoption of Windows 10. The company has used free upgrade promotions and obtrusive advertisements built into Windows...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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Windows Store games are now playable offline with a bit of work
— 9:00 AM on November 1, 2016

While game services like Origin, Steam, and GOG allow for playing their games offline, Microsoft's Windows Store has lagged behind its competitors in this respect...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Windows

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Apple puts its AirPods in the oven a little longer
— 9:00 AM on October 27, 2016

There's less than a week left before Apple is set to ship its AirPods, the company's upcoming wireless earbuds. Our friends over at

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Microsoft helps hardware companies make VR more affordable
— 4:30 PM on October 26, 2016

Everybody wants to rule the VR world, and Microsoft is no exception. Sony, Oculus, and HTC all have headsets on the market promising the full...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Miscellaneous Personal tech

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Microsoft Surface Book i7 packs a bigger punch and more batteries
— 11:24 AM on October 26, 2016

Microsoft has refreshed part of its Surface Book lineup. The company announced the Surface Book i7, an updated model packing new graphics hardware and Intel...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Windows

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Samsung goes to the AI assistant party with Viv
— 12:00 PM on October 6, 2016

Samsung has decided to join the AI assistant party with its purchase of California-based Viv Labs, whose staff includes members of the team that...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Internet Personal tech

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SteelSeries Arctis headsets make gamers' voices heard
— 9:00 AM on October 5, 2016

Peripheral designer SteelSeries is known for the sleek, stylish designs of its gaming gear. Today the company announced its new Arctis line of headsets, continuing...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Gaming Personal tech

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Google gets serious about hardware with its Pixel phone
— 1:09 PM on October 4, 2016

If you've been following along Google's history of hardware, you could probably describe it as "checkered." The colorful company has made excellent devices like some...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Razer revamps Kraken headsets with big drivers and metal bodies
— 9:30 AM on September 30, 2016

Razer is revamping its line of Kraken headsets in time for this fall's big rush of games. The company's engineers are bringing bigger audio...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Personal tech

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Amazon powers up Fire TV Stick with quad-core SoC
— 12:59 PM on September 29, 2016

E-retailer and cloud hosting juggernaut Amazon has refreshed its Fire TV Stick streaming media player with a new quad-core SoC and support for...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet

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BIO-key fingerprint readers let users get in touch with Microsoft Hello
— 10:30 AM on September 29, 2016

Three new fingerprint readers compatible with the Windows Hello biometric login management technology baked into Windows 10's Anniversary Update are now available from...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Mobile computing Windows

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Google Translate gets a boost from deep neural networks
— 9:30 AM on September 29, 2016

Many of the technological nightmares we bring to life on film revolve around artificial intelligence gone wrong, usually somewhere around the year 2000. 2016 is...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Microsoft catapults datacenter performance with FPGAs
— 11:30 AM on September 28, 2016

Gamers and content creators are not alone in their frustration with the last decade's slowing increases in CPU performance. Massive datacenter operators like Microsoft...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems Internet Servers

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