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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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Microsoft mixed reality gets a big boost with Steam support and Halo

Microsoft mixed reality gets a big boost with Steam support and Halo

Microsoft is gearing up for a big week of mixed reality announcements and showcases at IFA 2017, but it's also made a few big reveals ahead of time. Today Microsoft published what could be something of a refresher course to its mixed reality efforts, detailing things like expected pricing (both of mixed reality headset bundles and the PCs that will run them), along with expected content partners and games. Make no mistake, there are certainly some impressive names on that list.

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Original Xbox One discontinued: buyers now choose between X and S

Original Xbox One discontinued: buyers now choose between X and S

Microsoft has discontinued the original Xbox One model, leaving new buyers to choose between either the more powerful Xbox One X or the slimmer Xbox One S. The move isn't surprising, and if you were keen on getting ahold of the original model, you still have an option: refurbished. A 500GB refurbished model is still listed as available online via the Microsoft Store for $199 USD.

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Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition is officially sold out (because of course it is)

Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition is officially sold out (because of course it is)

If you had your heart set on an Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition but haven't managed to pre-order one yet, we've got some bad news for you: you are officially out of luck. Microsoft announced today that the limited-edition console is already sold out, and it doesn't sound like it's planning to make any more. Hopefully you managed to get one, otherwise you might be at the mercy of scalpers if you still want to buy one.

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Xbox Games with Gold September 2017: Forza Motorsport 5 and more

Xbox Games with Gold September 2017: Forza Motorsport 5 and more

Microsoft has released its game lineup for next month's 'Games with Gold.' The September 2017 list features Forza Motorsport 5 chief among the rest, bringing the popular racing game to Xbox owners with an Xbox Live Gold subscription. Though the Forza racing game is only available for Xbox One owners, the list also includes titles for Xbox 360 owners. The total value of this bundle is $94+, according to Microsoft.

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PS4 and Xbox One crossplay just got some great news

PS4 and Xbox One crossplay just got some great news

For quite some time now, there has been a lot of back and forth between Microsoft and Sony, with crossplay at the center of it. Some high-profile developers have brought up the possibility of allowing PS4 and Xbox One owners to play multiplayer games with and against each other. Microsoft is even on board with the plan, but thus far, Sony hasn't been.

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Razer Wolverine Ultimate detailed: Xbox One/PC Elite Controller competitor

Razer Wolverine Ultimate detailed: Xbox One/PC Elite Controller competitor

This morning Razer revealed the Razer Wolverine Ultimate, a customizable gaming controller for Xbox One and PC. This device is one of a collection of Xbox peripherals made by Razer on the market today, this set also including the Razer Thresher Ultimate wireless gaming headset and the Razer Atrox fight stick - another wacky controller made to push the boundaries of what input's possible on the console. The Razer Wolverine Ultimate works with interchangeable D-pads, interchangeable thumbsticks, and 6 remappable triggers and buttons.

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Hulu Live TV for Xbox 360 arrives: PS4 and Roku owners still waiting

Hulu Live TV for Xbox 360 arrives: PS4 and Roku owners still waiting

The Xbox 360 may be a thoroughly dated device at this point, but it is long from being forgotten. The previous-generation Microsoft console just got support for Hulu's livestreaming television service, making it one of a slowly growing number of supported devices. The app's arrival comes alongside news that Hulu will soon unify its two iOS apps into a single offering that includes the Live TV platform.

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