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NFL-themed Xbox One controllers have arrived

NFL-themed Xbox One controllers have arrived

As we find ourselves pretty much smack in the middle of the NFL season, Microsoft has announced a new way for fans to show some team spirit. Beginning today, you can order a special Xbox One controller with your favorite team's logo emblazoned on it. The controller is available through Xbox Design Lab, but if you want one, you should be prepared to shell out.

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Xbox One X doesn’t forget about 1440p gamers

Xbox One X doesn’t forget about 1440p gamers

With the Xbox One X on the horizon, a lot of the focus has understandably been on 4K. After all, Microsoft promises that this is the most powerful console ever made, capable of realizing the dream of 4K on consoles. What about those who don't typically play at 4K but still prefer resolutions higher than 1080p? It turns out the Xbox One X won't leave them out in the cold.

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HoloLens sets its sights on Europe with huge expansion

HoloLens sets its sights on Europe with huge expansion

It's been a long time coming, but Microsoft is finally ready to launch HoloLens across Europe. Ever since the headset was first released back in 2016, it's been available in only a few European regions, namely the UK, Ireland, Germany, and France. Those regions were four of only 10 to get the device, meaning that HoloLens was hard to find for many Europeans.

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Microsoft might become the headphone jack’s savior

Microsoft might become the headphone jack’s savior

Being a savior of anything is probably the last thing you will think of when talking about Microsoft. In fact, history would prove it has destroyed more things, dreams included, than saved anything. But if this latest patent filed by Redmond becomes reality, it might just end up turning the losing battle in the headphone jack’s favor. That is, if it can indeed implement a 3.5 mm port that can change its shape as needed and require very little electrical contacts to work.

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Microsoft Andromeda device might have a holographic display

Microsoft Andromeda device might have a holographic display

Windows mobile users are really starving for good news, and who can blame them. Microsoft has practically called it quits on Windows Mobile. The Surface Phone is nowhere to be seen. And the company’s strategy seems to be focusing on other mobile platforms instead. So when news of a certain “Andromeda” foldable tablet, ala the stillborn Courier, it has become the new torchbearer of hope, not to mention some rather out of this world features. Like a holographic display on one of Andromeda’s two screens.

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Amazon Prime 4K all cued up for Xbox One X release

Amazon Prime 4K all cued up for Xbox One X release

We're now just one week out from the release of the Xbox One X, and today Amazon and Microsoft have announced that the Xbox One Prime Video app will be ready to go once the console launches on November 7. That Prime Video app has been available for the Xbox One line since last December, and though it's already available in more than 200 countries, today it's rolling out in six more just in time for the Xbox One X release next week.

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Free Windows 10 upgrades end this year

Free Windows 10 upgrades end this year

At one point in time, Microsoft was criticized for being too aggressive and too desperate to get users on Windows 10 immediately. It seems that the desperation has died down and Microsoft is confident enough in the numbers to close the doors on those who still refuse to go from 7 or 8 to 10. Microsoft has just made it clear that its abused extension of free upgrades to Windows 10 is going to end December 31 this year, giving users about 2 months to make up their minds.

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Surface Pro with LTE Advanced is here, for business customers

Surface Pro with LTE Advanced is here, for business customers

The Surface line of 2-in-1 tablets have changed over the years, but two things have remained constant: it’s hinge design and its lack of cellular connectivity. One of those changes today as Microsoft finally announces the launch of is long-awaited LTE-enabled Surface Pro model. In fact, it actually comes with LTE Advanced, a.k.a. LTE-A. But before you go scrambling for your credit card, you should probably know two things. One, it won’t be available until December. Two, Microsoft is aiming it at its business customers only for now.

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Outlook.com standalone premium features nixed in favor of Office 365

Outlook.com standalone premium features nixed in favor of Office 365

Microsoft has eliminated the standalone premium features it previously launched for Outlook.com, its online email service. These premium features included things like getting rid of the advertisements that some find annoying, plus more storage space and better security. You had to pay for these premium features, but that soon won't be an option, as it looks like Microsoft is getting rid of that option entirely.

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Skype for Desktop redesigned with new social features and cloud support

Skype for Desktop redesigned with new social features and cloud support

Beginning today, Skype is going to look a lot different, at least on desktop. For some time now, the team behind Skype has had a new desktop app available in preview, but now it's ready to roll that redesign into full release. The update offers a number of new features that should allow Skype to better compete with other messaging services like Slack and Discord.

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Xbox One X Teardown and Unboxing

Xbox One X Teardown and Unboxing

Now that we've got our very own Xbox One X, we're unboxing it, piece by piece. But we're not stopping there. We're going deeper, under the outer encasement into the guts of this machine. This unboxing and teardown of the Xbox One X precedes our full review which will quite possibly have appeared by the time this article is read by you in the future - look up SlashGear Xbox One X Review to be sure!

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Stranger Things Season 2 Minecraft crossover LIVE

Stranger Things Season 2 Minecraft crossover LIVE

This morning you can watch the entirety of the Stranger Things Season 2 trailer in Minecraft form. In addition, the whole Stranger Things crew is available as a skin pack in Minecraft. And it's entirely terrifying and fun and super spooky. Sadly there is not yet a Minecraft-based Stranger Things World - but we can cross our fingers and hope! Imagine the Nether turned into the Upside-Down - what a wasted opportunity!

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