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Surface Go with LTE release gives Windows tablet onboard cellular

Surface Go with LTE release gives Windows tablet onboard cellular

Microsoft has a Surface Go with LTE for those unwilling to compromise on connectivity, with the cellular version of the 10-inch tablet up for preorder today. It's the latest iteration of the software company's Surface range, and along with LTE Advanced it also offers some of the highest specs for the tablet.

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Xbox Black Friday deals have already begun

Xbox Black Friday deals have already begun

Thanksgiving is still two weeks away and the holidays are even farther but that has never been a reason not to pile up on gifts, for others or even for yourself. Fortunately, some companies are more than happy to help by getting the ball rolling early for their Black Friday and holiday discounts. If you’re a gamer, specifically a console gamer, and even more specifically an Xbox console gamer, then you might want to take a peek at what ol’ Microsoft has to offer.

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Xbox One mouse & keyboard support finally arrives next week, including Fortnite

Xbox One mouse & keyboard support finally arrives next week, including Fortnite

Xbox One gamers waiting for the long-promised feature of mouse and keyboard support for the console are finally getting good news: after a limited beta test for mouse functionality just two weeks ago, Microsoft has announced that both mouse and keyboard features will be rolling out to everyone next week, with support for this year's biggest game — Fortnite.

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Microsoft xCloud game streaming coming to Samsung phones

Microsoft xCloud game streaming coming to Samsung phones

Game streaming is not exactly new but when the big boys start publicly investing in it, it may finally start to get real. While Google’s Project Stream is aiming for the path of least resistance by only requiring a desktop Chrome browser, Microsoft’s Project xCloud is casting a wide net to include as many devices as possible. And, based on its statements at SDC 2018, that would include Samsung’s line of Android-based Galaxy smartphones.

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Windows 10 Pro activation error downgrades users to Home

Windows 10 Pro activation error downgrades users to Home

Some Windows 10 users are reporting license issues resulting in warnings that their system is not activated. The issue surfaced in a Reddit post published yesterday, where other Windows 10 Pro users chimed in to confirm similar problems. Microsoft has since reporetdly acknowledged the problem, explaining that the issue is with its activation server.

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Microsoft Word gets AI-powered to-do lists and collaboration feature

Microsoft Word gets AI-powered to-do lists and collaboration feature

Microsoft has revealed new Word features powered by artificial intelligence. The new tools make it simple to create to-do lists for catching back up on things that still need done, as well as a simplified ability to collaborate with other users. The features are arriving first for Mac beta users, but they'll eventually be launched on both Mac and Windows, as well as online.

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PUBG and PES 2019 are free on Xbox One today

PUBG and PES 2019 are free on Xbox One today

If you're an Xbox One owner on the hunt for something new to play, a new promotion from Microsoft just might have you covered. For seemingly no reason in particular, Microsoft has decided to hand out free copies of two Xbox One games. At least one of those games - PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds - will probably see a ton of downloads during the period that it's free.

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Phonak and Microsoft team to offer remote hearing aid adjustments

Phonak and Microsoft team to offer remote hearing aid adjustments

Hearing solutions company Phonak has teamed with Microsoft to bring a new feature to Audéo Marvel hearing aids. Under the new partnership, Phonak Audéo Marvel hearing aid users can now enjoy remote hearing adjustments from "virtually" anywhere. A mobile phone app connects users with professionals who can refine the hearing aids based on need.

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Surface Go Costco exclusive model now available for all

Surface Go Costco exclusive model now available for all

All the news about Apple’s somewhat controversial new iPad Pros and Google’s premium 2-in-1 Chrome OS Pixel Slate may have made consumers forget that there was also a Microsoft tablet that could be all that to some extent. No, it’s not the mildly disappointing Surface Pro 6 but the somewhat divisive Surface Go. Microsoft has just made an almost unnoticed change that could bring the 10-inch tablet back into people’s radars. Previously available only from Costco, Microsoft is now selling a version of the Surface Go that sits cozily between its two existing configurations in both specs and price.

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Battlefield 1 is the star of Xbox Games with Gold in November

Battlefield 1 is the star of Xbox Games with Gold in November

With the end of October upon us, it's time to look forward to all the free games coming up in November through Xbox Live Games With Gold and PlayStation Plus. You Xbox One owners are actually in for a treat in November, as Battlefield 1 will be headlining the free games on offer. Its appearance on Games With Gold likely isn't a coincidence, as Battlefield 5 is set to release on November 20.

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Microsoft Research made an e-paper second screen phone cover

Microsoft Research made an e-paper second screen phone cover

Our smartphone screens are becoming larger and larger but they can only go so far without turning those phones into actual tablets. Some manufacturers are trying to solve that with still to come foldable phones though others take another approach by adding a second screen, usually on the back. Researchers at Microsoft apparently had a different approach to the problem. It did have a second screen, an e-paper one even, but instead of permanently fixing it behind the phone, they put it in a flip cover instead.

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Xbox One Alpha, Beta testers can now try out mouse support

Xbox One Alpha, Beta testers can now try out mouse support

Microsoft has been promising mouse and keyboard support for the Xbox One for several years now, and it looks like they're finally about ready to make good on the feature. Following the announcement of a partnership with Razer for new accessories back in September, a select few Xbox One owners can now start experimenting with using a mouse. Announced yesterday, the feature is part of a new system update rolling out for members of the Alpha Skip Ahead and Beta Ring programs.

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