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Microsoft strongly defends the Surface against Consumer Reports

Microsoft Surface Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports earlier this week came out with a survey that says Surface owners are more likely to discover failures and errors as their computer approaches its two-years anniversary. The consumer advocacy group pulled the Surface's “recommended” rating as a result. After disputing Consumer Reports’ findings in a short statement, Microsoft posted a blog post to defend the Surface line.

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  3. This $30 keyboard case basically turns your iPad or iPad Pro into a mini MacBook Pro

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Chris Smith

August 11th

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The next major Xbox One update might make the dashboard usable again

Xbox One system update

Microsoft has tooled with the Xbox One user interface pretty frequently since the console launched in 2013, but no matter how much work the developers put into it, the dashboard is still difficult to navigate and as slow as its ever been. Thankfully, on Monday, Microsoft unveiled another major overhaul that is set to arrive for Xbox Insiders in the Alpha Ring of testing starting this week.

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Jacob Siegal

August 8th

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Microsoft is making a keyboard cover for Apple’s iPad

Microsoft iPad Touch Cover

While the iPad will always play second fiddle to the iPhone, it's been a hot topic over the past 24 hours. First, we learned from Apple's earnings report that iPad sales grew significantly for the first time in ages. Then, hours later, WinFuture spotted a surprising listing on a download page on Microsoft's website that seems to indicate that the company is working on an iPad Touch Cover.

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  2. Microsoft has an ambitious new plan to get you a new Surface every 18 months
  3. iPhone 8 has real competition if this is what Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 looks like in person

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Jacob Siegal

August 3rd

Apple

If companies were countries, here’s what our currency would look like

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This week's Apple earnings call revealed that the company has an absolutely mind-boggling cash hoard of over $261 billion. If Apple were a country, its cash reserve would rank 11th in the world, ahead of Singapore and Germany. As we steadily march closer to a future where corporations and CEOs are universally more influential than elected officials, artist Jade Dalloul is answering an importation question: what would currency actually look like if Apple, Google, or Microsoft ruled the world?

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  1. This magnetic tape drive can store way more data than you’d imagine
  2. iPhone 8 has real competition if this is what Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 looks like in person
  3. Microsoft has an ambitious new plan to get you a new Surface every 18 months

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Mike Wehner

August 3rd

Apple

Microsoft has an ambitious new plan to get you a new Surface every 18 months

Microsoft Surface Laptop Upgrade

On Tuesday, Microsoft announced a new Surface Plus program for regular users and businesses, which will let you upgrade your Surface computer every 18 months. Furthermore, paying for a Surface PC, whether it’s a Surface Laptop, Surface Pro, Surface Book, or Surface Studio, will become a lot easier.

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Chris Smith

August 2nd

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New Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows 10 is actually reasonably sized

 Microsoft has redesigned the USB dongle used to connect your Xbox One controller to your Windows 10 laptop, and thank goodness for that. The formerly hulking black slab is now a much more modestly sized black slab, which is roughly the size of most flash drives, and won’t stick out like a sore, incredibly huge thumb on your notebook or PC. The new adapter is $24.99 and ships starting… Read More

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Darrell Etherington

August 1st

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Microsoft’s Windows 10 Fall Creators Update just got several new features

windows 10 fall creators update

Microsoft has been working extremely hard to make Windows 10 the most capable and appealing version of its desktop operating system ever, and it's already made some great progress. Once flooded with compatibility issues and bugs, Windows 10 has come a long way since its launch, and with the Fall Creators Update Microsoft promises it's going to be even better. A newly released insider build of the OS gives us an idea of what to expect, and as PCWorld reports, Microsoft has snuck in several new features.

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Mike Wehner

July 28th

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Microsoft’s Imagine Cup crowns its 15th winner, the X.GLU smart glucose meter for kids

 Microsoft’s annual Imagine Cup, a global competition of high-tech student projects, reached its culmination this week accompanied by the usual pomp at the company’s headquarters in Redmond. The winner of the $100,000 grand prize and 365 days of bragging rights is X.GLU, a Czech team that created a custom smart glucose meter for children with diabetes. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

July 27th

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Every Xbox One and Xbox 360 game you can download for free in August

Xbox Games with Gold

As we approach the end of summer and students everywhere prepare to go back to school, Microsoft is doing its best to ease the pain and suffering by releasing one of the best Games with Gold selections of the year in August. If you have an active Xbox Live Gold subscription, you're going to want to add all four of these great games to your collection while they're free on the Xbox Store.

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Jacob Siegal

July 25th

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Microsoft’s second-generation HoloLens will include a dedicated AI coprocessor

 Microsoft has revealed that it is preparing to equip the second version of its HoloLens VR headset with its own AI processing capabilities to enable more features and services. The firm said that it is customizing the current processor within the headset with an AI coprocessor that will allow HoloLens to analyze data without needing to use the cloud. That means faster processing times, and… Read More

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Jon Russell

July 24th

Apple

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