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Microsoft used fudged tests to pretend the Edge browser is actually good

Browser Battery Life
The inbuilt Windows browser, whether you're talking about Internet Explorer or Edge, mostly exists to be the butt of bad jokes. But Microsoft has greater aspirations for Edge, and it's working hard to make it a real browser. It's made grown-up browser things like extensions and an engine that isn't lamentably slow, and it's all kinda coming together. But not fast enough, which is why Microsoft had to "intelligently" use test results to make it seem like Edge is a competitive browser. For shame, Microsoft.

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Chris Mills

September 17th

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Microsoft’s new Surface Pro 4 ad comes complete with MacBook shaming and silly music

Surface Pro 4 vs MacBook
Microsoft is back with a new TV commercial that promotes its Surface Pro 4 laptop. And, just as expected, the ad once again focuses on taking shots at Apple’s MacBook. The message Microsoft is sending has not changed: The Surface Pro is better than MacBooks.

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Chris Smith

September 13th

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Microsoft is putting Cortana machine learning in a fridge

liebherr-stage-refrigerators-and-freezers-1 Microsoft is working with Liebherr’s appliance division to rebuild the refrigerator and make it smarter, faster, strong; well, maybe just smarter. The new collaboration between the two will see Microsoft provide computer vision technology, via its Microsoft Cognitive Services Computer Vision API, to let the fridge identify objects contained within. Why would you want a fridge that knows… Read More

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Darrell Etherington

September 2nd

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Microsoft teases what looks like a black Surface Book 2

Screen Shot 2016-08-29 at 7.36.01 AM Generally, you don’t see the first spy shots of a new device coming from the company itself, but Microsoft isn’t really following all that many of the rules with its Surface lineup of house-built Windows hardware. That’s why it makes a certain kind of sense that the first look at what could be a Surface Book 2 comes from none other than Microsoft’s own official… Read More

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Darrell Etherington

August 29th

Gadgets

Microsoft keeps mocking the MacBooks it uses as quality benchmarks

Surface Pro 4 vs. MacBook Air
Both Microsoft and Apple are preparing to launch new laptops this year, but it’s only the Redmond-based company that’s making a big fuss about its existing lineup. In a hilarious attack on the Mac, Microsoft says – well, sings – that the Macs are less useful, just like as a hat for your cat. The 30-second ad is funny, but also rather ironic, as Microsoft is making fun of the devices that it also happens to praise.

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Chris Smith

August 29th

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Microsoft’s Surface brutally bullies the iPad Pro in a new commerical

Surface vs iPad Pro
There's little love lost between the Microsoft Surface and the iPad. Apple's device is more popular, but the Surface is more powerful and versatile, which Microsoft argues makes it an all-around better device. The debate will never be settled, but Microsoft has taken out an ad to show the iPad Pro who is boss. The format is not new: both devices, side-by-side, with Siri talking to Cortana. The idea is that Siri is putting on a party to celebrate her new keyboard, but Cortana is the rude kid that shows up and craps all over everything.

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Chris Mills

August 17th

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All Windows 10 PCs will get Windows Holographic access next year

Screen Shot 2016-08-16 at 12.38.09 PM Windows 10 users will be able to dive into mixed reality starting next year, with an update planned that can let any “mainstream” Windows 10 PC run the Windows Holographic shell the company first revealed in January 2015. The update will allow users to multi-task in mixed reality environments, which combine traditional 2D Windows 10 apps with immersive, 3D graphical environments.… Read More

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Darrell Etherington

August 16th

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Microsoft signals broader gaming push with Xbox Wireless for partners

b6c6bb45-987e-443a-bb07-037f65be003f Microsoft wants everyone to know the joy that is low latency wireless gaming peripheral connections. The company is making the Xbox Wireless connection tech it uses between Xbox One and official controllers available to PC OEMs and accessory makers, starting with Lenovo’s new Cylon-like gaming rigs. Xbox One controllers can be used with PCs now, but you need a dongle to make them talk… Read More

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Darrell Etherington

August 16th

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Xbox Game Preview will soon let Windows 10 users try games early

83828e7c-c643-4934-a03e-14d50cd962a8 Microsoft’s answer to Steam’s Early Access is coming to Windows 10. Xbox Game Preview will be available on Microsoft’s desktop OS beginning soon, staring with Rockfish’s Everspace later this year. Game Preview gives players a chance to try games while they’re still cooking, as work-in-progress titles complete with warts. It’s not something everyone enjoys,… Read More

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Darrell Etherington

August 16th

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How to fix the Windows 10 Anniversary Update’s worst problem

Windows 10 Anniversary Update Freezing Fix
In case you’re one of the unhappy Windows 10 users who has discovered that the system freezes after performing the Anniversary Update, we’ve got a partially good news for you: Microsoft issued a fix, but it’s only temporary.

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Chris Smith

August 15th

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