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Gears of War 4’s first free maps arrive on November 1

Gears of War 4’s first free maps arrive on November 1

Xbox One exclusive Gears of War 4 has been out for a few weeks now, and players, especially those that partake in the multiplayer modes, might be wondering when new maps will be released. Fortunately, Microsoft has just addressed that, revealing that the first two maps will be available for players starting in early November.

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Skype for Business comes to Mac, Skype iOS gets Siri messaging support

Skype for Business comes to Mac, Skype iOS gets Siri messaging support

Microsoft's messaging and video calling platform Skype has released two updates heading into the weekend, one each for the Mac and iOS. The first isn't technically an update, but a brand-new app for the desktop: Skype for Business, the platform's service that focuses more on inter-office communication and productivity, along with heavy Office integration. The second is an update the regular Skype app on iOS, which introduces the ability to send messages by dictating them to Siri.

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Microsoft Paint 3D preview available for Windows Insiders

Microsoft Paint 3D preview available for Windows Insiders

While Microsoft announced a slew of new hardware yesterday, primarily focusing on the Surface Studio all-in-one, another pleasant surprise was the debut of the Paint 3D app, a modern version of the classic MS Paint program from previous generations of Windows. Coming to Windows 10, Paint 3D has been overhauled from the basic, rudimentary drawing tool to an application supporting stylus and touch input, and capable of quick, easy 3D object creation.

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Microsoft Surface Ergonomic Keyboard is for serious typists

Microsoft Surface Ergonomic Keyboard is for serious typists

Those who spend a significant number of hours typing everyday know the importance of a good keyboard. If you're a serious typist of one sort or another, the regular Surface keyboard isn't going to cut it. Thusly enters Microsoft's Surface Ergonomic Keyboard, an offering to go alongside the new products Microsoft announced today. The keyboard is compatible with the Surface Book, Surface Pro 4, and Surface Studio.

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How Surface Studio takes on iMac in 5 steps

How Surface Studio takes on iMac in 5 steps

The Microsoft Surface Studio was revealed this morning in a presentation that may be making Apple apprehensive. You see, Apple has an event taking place tomorrow, and they'll be revealing their own machines. It's likely Apple will have a set of new MacBook Pro units ready for the public then. But for now, Microsoft is attempting to get in while the getting is good.

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Surface Dial pricing and release date info revealed

Surface Dial pricing and release date info revealed

In revealing its Surface Studio all-in-one today, Microsoft also showed off a new accessory called the Surface Dial. The Dial seems interesting not only because of what it can do, but also because it's compatible with the range of Surface products - not just the Studio. Just like that, Microsoft has dropped pricing and release date info on the Surface Dial in our laps, and its launch is actually just a couple of weeks away.

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Microsoft Surface Studio AIO goes toe-to-toe with iMac

Microsoft Surface Studio AIO goes toe-to-toe with iMac

Microsoft today announced a new device in the Surface lineup, introducing the world to the Surface Studio. Surface Studio is an all-in-one PC that's looking to get into the thick of it with the iMac and other computers in its class, and Microsoft is coming to the fight with a lot of hardware backing it up. First and foremost is the 28-inch PixelSense display, which offers support for over a billion different colors.

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Surface Book i7 release date and pricing join power and battery life

Surface Book i7 release date and pricing join power and battery life

Microsoft Devices leader Panos Panay stepped onstage today to present the newest version of the Surface Book. This new edition of the device is the one shown in several videos released today - and seen below. It looks very, very similar to the original Surface Book, but here has longer battery life and a bit more power for the ever-evolving needs of the everyday user.

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Microsoft VR comes with $300 headsets from Lenovo, ASUS, Acer

Microsoft VR comes with $300 headsets from Lenovo, ASUS, Acer

Microsoft has just officially unveiled its Windows 10 Creators Update, and with it comes a new approach to its mixed reality platform HoloLens. During Microsoft's event, the company announced that HoloLens will be getting support for the 3D community features that will be included in the update, but perhaps the more surprising announcement was that of Microsoft's new focus on virtual reality.

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Windows 10 Creators Update release comes with Paint 3D [UPDATE]

Windows 10 Creators Update release comes with Paint 3D [UPDATE]

This morning Microsoft presented their Windows 10 Creators Update, an update that'll enable 3D sculpting for all users. What users will be able to do is utilize creative tools unlike any available to the generations that've preceded them. If not in output, then in ease of use. Microsoft showed a video with a set of young adults trying out the tools for the first time to demonstrate.

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Surface Studio AIO, Dial remote queued for Microsoft event

Surface Studio AIO, Dial remote queued for Microsoft event

In less than 48 hours, Microsoft will be holding a press event where it is expected to unveil a new generation of Surface devices. While it’s pretty much expected that there will be no new smartphone to grace the stage, that doesn’t necessarily mean things won’t be interesting, especially given recent trademarks just filed by Microsoft. While a Surface Laptop and a Paint 3D might not be so groundbreaking, the Surface Studio and Surface Dial names are definitely something worth taking note of.

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Top 4 Best X-Box One Controllers Review

Top 4 Best X-Box One Controllers Review

The Xbox One has its fair share of controllers now, both official and 3rd-party. What we're doing today is running down the best of the best - with a real oddity thrown in for good measure. This means both Microsoft-made and 3rd-party-made, since the dawn of the Xbox One. Here you'll find the controller you're looking for - or bust.

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