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Forza Motorsport 7 on Xbox One will be 95GB excluding 4K content

Forza Motorsport 7 on Xbox One will be 95GB excluding 4K content

If you're an Xbox One owner with your heart set on Forza Motorsport 7, start preparing your hard drive now. The Forza team has revealed some details ahead of the game's release, and one of those details revolves around just how massive this game is. The Xbox One version of the game will be about 95GB when it launches, and that doesn't include all of the 4K content that will arrive in an update in early November.

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The Oregon Trail returns to schools in Minecraft: Education Edition

The Oregon Trail returns to schools in Minecraft: Education Edition

Many kids who attended school in the 1980s and 1990s will probably have fond memories of The Oregon Trail. An educational game meant to show children what life was like for the 19th century Pioneer family traveling the trail to the US west coast, The Oregon Trail is something of a legendary game these days. Though it's received number remakes throughout the years, The Oregon Trail will soon get a new lease on life with schoolchildren, and it's all thanks to Minecraft.

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PS4 and Xbox One cross play silently enabled in Fornite

PS4 and Xbox One cross play silently enabled in Fornite

It would seem that Sony's aversion to cross play between the Xbox One and the PS4 has come to an end. This whole saga first began when Rocket League developer Psyonix suggested that enabling cross play between the two consoles would be a simple endeavor, with Sony turning around and denying such a move. Ever since then, Sony has declined to open up cross play between the two consoles at every turn.

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Xbox has a really smart system to avoid game download hell

Xbox has a really smart system to avoid game download hell

As games get bigger, Microsoft has cooked up a sly way to keep Xbox One and Xbox One X download times down, not to mention save on hard drive space. Dubbed Intelligent Delivery, the system reportedly prioritizes only what each gamer actively needs, rather than forcing them to download the entire title. It'll mean potentially huge savings for Xbox One owners as Xbox One X games proliferate.

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Outlook on Android gets some much-needed add-ins

Outlook on Android gets some much-needed add-ins

Once upon a time, Outlook was the king of the desktop productivity hill. But in a predominantly mobile world, it was just one of the boys, and not a very big one at that. Making up for lost time, Microsoft has been aggressively pushing Outlook to once again become the be all and end all of e-mail clients, including on mobile. It started with what it calls “Add-ins” on iOS earlier this year, which is reaching Android shores at long last.

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Microsoft’s My Workspace is a productivity menu bar app for Mac

Microsoft’s My Workspace is a productivity menu bar app for Mac

If you're a Mac owner who frequently uses Microsoft's software products, the company has a new productivity tool to help your workday flow more smoothly. Called My Workspace, the app is a menu bar item that, when clicked, presents a slew of Microsoft software products in a single window. Users get direct access to their OneDrive files, Skype contacts, calendar plans, and more.

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Microsoft Surface event coming to the spookiest date

Microsoft Surface event coming to the spookiest date

A new Microsoft Surface event is headed for London as the company holds their annual "Microsoft Future Decoded" session series. This event series takes place on the 31st of October and the 1st of November 2017 at ExCeL London. Microsoft's own Panos Panay is set to speak - he's Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Devices, and his job is almost always to reveal the next generation in Surface tablets.

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Moleskine’s Smart Planner is a new magic journal for Pen+

Moleskine’s Smart Planner is a new magic journal for Pen+

The folks at Moleskine have created a planner to write in - but it's not like any other planner in the world today. This is the Moleskine Smart Planner, and each page inside contains a near-invisible grid. Each grid allows the Moleskine Pen+ to pick up and digitize every pen-stroke that comes with the pen's flowing ink.

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Samsung teams with Microsoft again : Xbox One X, QLED 4K TV, the future

Samsung teams with Microsoft again : Xbox One X, QLED 4K TV, the future

Two of the biggest brands in electronics announced their intention to cross-promote products, making one monster of an advertising force before the holiday season 2017. On the surface the deal seems to be a connection between Samsung's QLED 4K TV and the Xbox One X. Looking beyond this one connection, the potential for expansion is basically unlimited.

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Windows 10 Fall Creators Update release date set, Mixed Reality too!

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update release date set, Mixed Reality too!

The ship date for the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update has been set, and it'll be bringing Mixed Reality Headsets along with it. This update will also include items like enhancements in gaming, security, and accessibility, as well as a new photos experience that accesses photos, videos, and 3D effects right out the box. This is the fourth major update to Windows 10, bringing creativity-centered features aplenty.

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Alexa and Cortana become best friends later this year

Alexa and Cortana become best friends later this year

Amazon and Microsoft have come together to make a rather surprising announcement: later this year, Cortana and Alexa will be able to talk to one another. Cortana, of course, is Microsoft's own AI assistant, and even though she may have lost a platform with the decline of Windows Phone, there's still a major push underway to make her an integral part of Windows 10 devices. With Alexa compatibility on the way, Cortana could become even more prevalent.

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NYPD’s Windows Phone mistake is Apple’s gain

NYPD’s Windows Phone mistake is Apple’s gain

The New York Police Department will need to replace a whopping 36,000 Windows Phone devices by the end of the year, and they'll replace them all with iPhones. Much of the blame for the ill-informed decision to work with Windows Phone devices has been laid on Jessica Tisch, the Department’s Deputy Commissioner of Information Technology. With Apple's iPhone replacing the Windows Phone devices, the NYPD can rest assured that their software won't go out-of-date any time soon.

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