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Andromeda: The secret Microsoft folding tablet leaks

Andromeda: The secret Microsoft folding tablet leaks

The Microsoft Courier folding notebook-tablet may finally be getting its launch as a new Andromeda tablet, almost a decade after the ill-fated project first leaked. Way back in 2009, word broke of a skunkworks project within Microsoft developing a twin-touchscreen device that would fold, like a traditional paper journal. Dubbed Courier, it went on to become one of the most popular Microsoft concepts among would-be users.

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Kinect is dead

Kinect is dead

Microsoft's Kinect is officially out of production - neither Kinect for Xbox nor Kinect for PC shall be made henceforth. For those consumers that've been waiting to pick up a Kinect - now's the time. Once stock is gone, it's gone forever. The creators and those influenced by the original release of the Kinect, however, roll forward with projects far out-performing their predecessors.

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These Xbox 360 games coming for One X launch

These Xbox 360 games coming for One X launch

Microsoft has already made one nostalgia-fueled reveal today, and now it's time for the next. First we heard that 13 games from the original Xbox will be compatible with the Xbox One beginning tomorrow, with Microsoft now revealing that a select number of Xbox 360 games will be getting enhancements for the Xbox One X. As exciting as that announcement is, the list is unfortunately limited to just four titles for launch.

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13 Xbox games get Xbox One compatibility tomorrow

13 Xbox games get Xbox One compatibility tomorrow

Though much of Microsoft's E3 2017 press conference was about the Xbox One X, there was one surprise announcement that got a lot of people excited. Microsoft revealed that we'd soon be able to play games from the original Xbox on our Xbox Ones through the console's backward compatibility program. The time has finally come for original Xbox support, as Microsoft has revealed that the first batch of games will be going live tomorrow, October 24.

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Over-the-cable Updater app keeps Windows phones up to date

Over-the-cable Updater app keeps Windows phones up to date

You have to give Microsoft some props. While it practically announced that Windows 10 Mobile and its previous incarnations are dead, it isn’t yet totally abandoning its existing users completely. In fact, it has just made available a new tool that makes it easier to keep Windows phone devices up to date. At least for the extremely few Windows phone devices left that can run the extremely few Windows 10 Mobile releases left.

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Original Xbox backwards compatibility coming to Xbox One, games list leaks

Original Xbox backwards compatibility coming to Xbox One, games list leaks

Back at this year's E3, Microsoft revealed that the Xbox One would be getting backwards compatibility with certain games from the original Xbox. We're still waiting on an official date for the feature to go live, but a couple of leaks have indicated it could be coming in the next few weeks, not to mention the recent release of the Xbox One's Fall Update.

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Harman Kardon Invoke Review: Cortana finds her voice

Harman Kardon Invoke Review: Cortana finds her voice

Move aside, Alexa; back off, Google Assistant. Microsoft's Cortana is here, and she wants to be the de-facto virtual assistant for busy people in their busy homes. Breaking free of the smartphone and desktop for the first time, Cortana's newest form is the Harman Kardon Invoke, a new entrant to the burgeoning smart speaker market that promises audio quality to rival true music systems along with everything from both your home and your work lives.

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Photoshop finally gets support for Microsoft’s Surface Dial

Photoshop finally gets support for Microsoft’s Surface Dial

Adobe's venerable photo-editing application, Photoshop, now supports Microsoft's Surface Dial, a literal, physical dial designed for artists. The support has arrived as part of Adobe's major Creative Cloud 2018 overhaul, though users should expect to encounter some bugs here and there as the feature isn't yet production ready.

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Halo: Master Chief Collection goes 4K for Xbox One X

Halo: Master Chief Collection goes 4K for Xbox One X

Here's some good news for those of you planning to jump to the Xbox One X next month: Microsoft and 343 Industries confirmed today that Halo: The Master Chief Collection will be updated to take full advantage of the new console. That Microsoft would return to the biggest Halo compilation ever to grant it support for its latest console isn't really that surprising, but it's good to have that confirmation nevertheless.

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Age of Empires: Definitive Edition delayed with possible early 2018 launch

Age of Empires: Definitive Edition delayed with possible early 2018 launch

Microsoft was set to release Age of Empires: Definitive Edition this month, but that has changed. In a post yesterday, the game's team revealed that the title has been delayed until next year, though the exact date isn't yet know. The Windows Store has been updated to reflect this change, only it currently lists a placeholder launch date of December 31, which the team says is incorrect.

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Windows 10 Fall Creators Update download now live – Here’s how to get it

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update download now live – Here’s how to get it

Today is a big day for Microsoft. The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, which has been in preview in some form since April, is entering wide release. The update adds a number of new features to Windows 10, and in total, there are three different ways to download the update (including one way for the impatient types among us).

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Critical Microsoft database breach was kept secret from the public

Critical Microsoft database breach was kept secret from the public

Back in 2013, Microsoft suffered a rather critical security breach. The company's internal bug reporting database was compromised, giving those who hacked into it access to a list of unresolved bugs and vulnerabilities within Windows. That's worrying enough on its own, but then comes the realization that Microsoft actually kept details of the breach from the public.

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