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Microsoft Paint for Windows 10 revealed in leaked video

Microsoft Paint for Windows 10 revealed in leaked video

Microsoft Paint, the classic drawing app that almost every Windows user has played with at least once over the years, appears to finally be getting a major overhaul and redesign for modern Windows 10 platforms. A couple of official videos have been discovered online, presented as introductions and demonstrations to the Paint app, and the Windows 10 UI and touchscreen functionality are presented clearly.

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Microsoft Surface keyboard and mouse turn up at FCC

Microsoft Surface keyboard and mouse turn up at FCC

Rumors have been swirling for over a month now that Microsoft will have something new in the Surface realm to show off at some point this month. The rumors suggest that we could see a new Surface AIO computer and perhaps a new Surface Book notebook computer. While we don’t have much in the way of details on those devices just yet, we do have some new Surface peripherals to check out.

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Xbox One S Gears of War 4 mini-Review in blood red

Xbox One S Gears of War 4 mini-Review in blood red

This special limited edition version of the Xbox One S is no average re-coloring. The folks responsible for tricking this console out have taken extra steps to make certain the device was no simple skin-job. This device looks like it's been customized personally - cut into by miniature beasts of war with claws of death. This comes from The Swarm - we'll see them again once the game is ready to roll later this month.

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Microsoft Band 2 seemingly discontinued, ‘no plans’ for new Band this year

Microsoft Band 2 seemingly discontinued, ‘no plans’ for new Band this year

If you were thinking of picking up Microsoft's Band 2 activity tracker, you may have missed the boat. It would appear that Microsoft's Online Store has been wiped clean of any reference to the Band 2, suggesting that the device has been discontinued. That Microsoft has also removed the Band software development kit also fuels speculation that the line of fitness trackers is no more.

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Windows Hello authentication could come to Android, iOS

Windows Hello authentication could come to Android, iOS

When it comes to authentication systems, particularly those involving biometric sensors, Microsoft might be considered a latecomer to the party. That said, its Windows Hello platform might actually end up being the most pervasive in the end. That’s because, based on slides and statements made by the company during it recent Ignite 2016 conference, Windows Hello might actually work on more than just Microsoft’s devices, including Android phones and iPhones. When that will happen and to what extent, however, remains shrouded in uncertainty.

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Microsoft announces two more Xbox One S Gears of War 4 bundles

Microsoft announces two more Xbox One S Gears of War 4 bundles

Gears of War 4 is the Xbox One's big exclusive title this holiday season, and Microsoft is doing all it can to make sure as many gamers pick up a copy as possible. To make things easy, the company has announced two new bundle options that pair GoW4 with the new Xbox One S, in addition to the previous limited edition bundle that features a 2TB console in crimson red.

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Microsoft News Pro app lands on Android

Microsoft News Pro app lands on Android

Android users can now download Microsoft’s News Pro app, joining the iOS users who got access to it awhile ago. With the app, users can sign in using one of four methods (email, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook) to view personalized news from all sorts of categories, as well as sign up for an email digest. In addition to delivering a variety of news based on personalized interests, the app also enables users to search for specific news items or categories.

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Xbox Project Scorpio release price tipped by Phil Spencer

Xbox Project Scorpio release price tipped by Phil Spencer

Microsoft's Project Scorpio promises to be quite the step up from the current Xbox One, but how much is that boost in graphics capability going to cost? Obviously an exact price won't come out until closer to the console's release, which is currently scheduled for next year, but in a recent interview with NZGamer, Xbox boss Phil Spencer gives us an idea of what to expect.

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Microsoft forms AI group with 5,000 engineers and computer scientists

Microsoft forms AI group with 5,000 engineers and computer scientists

Microsoft has announced the formation of a new group that will further its artificial intelligence goals. This group will involve more than 5,000 engineers and computer scientists, and it’ll include the company’s Microsoft Research, Information Platform Group, Cortana product group, Bing product group, and both the Ambient Computing and Robotics teams. By having professionals from all of these groups and teams come together, Microsoft anticipates its rate of AI innovation will jump substantially.

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Lost Odyssey now backwards compatible on Xbox One

Lost Odyssey now backwards compatible on Xbox One

When you see people talking about the Xbox One's backwards compatibility, one game that frequently comes up is Lost Odyssey. Backwards compatibility for Lost Odyssey, widely considered to be one of the best RPGs on Xbox 360, has been endlessly requested since day one, and now its time has arrived: Microsoft announced today that Lost Odyssey is finally playable on Xbox One.

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Gears of War 4 Prologue previewed in 20-minute gameplay video

Gears of War 4 Prologue previewed in 20-minute gameplay video

We're less than two weeks out from the launch of Gears of War 4, and if you remain on the fence about whether or not you'll pick the game up, Microsoft is hoping that new gameplay video might sway you. This isn't a typical trailer, though, as Microsoft and developer The Coalition actually take us through the game's prologue missions.

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Skype for iOS updated with Siri support

Skype for iOS updated with Siri support

Now that Apple's iOS 10 has been out for over a week and is making its way to most users' iPhones, lots of popular apps are updating to take advantage of the software's new features. One such release is today's update for Skype, which allows the app make use of the new Siri API for third-party developers. Now users can ask Siri to place a Skype call to someone without even opening the app.

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