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Microsoft's free Windows 10 upgrade offer expires today

Microsoft's free Windows 10 upgrade offer expires in just a few more hours, giving you until the end of the day to install the new operating system without paying $100. The company has shared some new statistics on usage of Windows 10.

Microsoft might fix dead Surface batteries but it's not sure how

After the woes of some Surface Pro 3 owners hit the headlines last week, Microsoft has said it should be able to fix defective batteries with only minutes of capacity through a software update. The issue has left devices unusable.

Microsoft Word to become your writing assistant with new update

Microsoft has announced two major new features coming to Word in an upcoming update. Researcher enables you to research information with automatic citation from within Word. Editor is a personal "writing assistant" to improve your writing style.

Cancelled Nokia smartphones revealed in colourful group photo

A collection of previously unknown Nokia Lumia devices has been revealed in a leaked group photo. The shot shows several under-development products cancelled when the company was bought by Microsoft, including an 8.3-inch Windows RT tablet.

Demand for Microsoft's $22k Surface Hub reportedly 'very strong'

Microsoft's gigantic Surface Hub, retailing at $9,000 or $22,000 depending on the model, is reportedly selling very well and exceeding internal expectations. The touchscreen computer is designed for enterprise use, enabling collaboration and presentation.

Nokia McLaren's innovative gesture display revealed in full

Two years since it was cancelled, Nokia's innovative 'McLaren' smartphone has been fully revealed and reviewed. The device would have implemented a form of "3D Touch" technology — a year before Apple — using a revolutionary gesture-based display.

Surface owners blast Microsoft as batteries last for minutes

Microsoft is facing a rapidly growing number of complaints from owners of its Surface Pro 3 convertible tablet who claim they are facing dramatically reduced battery life since the one-year warranty expired. Some are left with just minutes of charge.

Microsoft announces slimmer Xbox One S is coming August 2

Microsoft has announced that the latest addition to its Xbox console line-up, the Xbox One S, will be available on August 2. The console is a slimmed down version of the Xbox One that includes new game and video features and a redesigned controller.

Windows 10 won't be on 1bn devices by 2018 due to Lumia phones

Over a year ago, Microsoft publicly announced that it expected Windows 10 to reach 1 billion devices by mid-2018. Now halfway to that deadline, Microsoft has admitted it won't be possible to reach the target, blaming Lumia phones for the shortfall.

Microsoft patches 20-year-old critical Windows printing bug

Microsoft has patched a major flaw in all supported versions of Windows that allows hackers to install malware on your computer through the system print spooler. The vulnerability could give attackers an easy way to infect devices connected to a network.

Microsoft launches all-new Skype app for Linux desktops

Microsoft has unveiled a completely rebuilt version of Skype for Linux, bringing the previously abandoned app up to the standard of its Windows and Mac counterparts. The new release is faster, more responsive and supportive of new features.

How Satya Nadella thinks chatbots will revolutionize computers

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says that chatbots, like the basic messaging bots we're starting to see emerge on Facebook Messenger, will "fundamentally revolutionize how computing is experienced by everybody."

Op-Ed: Court forces Google and Microsoft to ban pre-birth gender tests

The highest court in India has taken drastic action to stop big tech companies from allowing adverts for pre-birth gender tests to be shown to Indian Internet users.

You'll soon be able to have a wheelchair in your Xbox avatar

Microsoft has revealed it is working on an option for Xbox Avatars that will allow wheelchair users to include a wheelchair in their avatar. Xbox Avatars are animated 3D characters that represent players. Microsoft is working on a larger Avatar expansion.

No, Microsoft isn't introducing a Windows 10 subscription fee

A file buried deep inside the latest Windows 10 Insider Preview build has raised some concern among Windows users. It appears to hint at a future in which the software may no longer be free, opening the door to an Office 365-style Windows subscription.

Microsoft building new Surface devices, possibly including a PC

Microsoft appears to be preparing a new range of Surface devices for launch in 2017. Evidence found inside a building on the company's Redmond campus indicates that a new Surface will arrive this year, followed by more products in the next 12 months.

Windows 10's 'innovative' Anniversary Update is coming August 2

Microsoft has announced it will release the Windows 10 Anniversary Update to consumers on August 2, marking one year since Windows 10's launch with a substantial delivery of new features. It includes productivity, entertainment and security improvements.

Microsoft finally lets you opt-out of Windows 10 after being sued

Microsoft has announced it will update its Get Windows 10 app for Windows 7 and 8.1 PCs to make it much easier for customers to opt-out of the upgrade entirely. The announcement comes after months of criticism and a $10,000 lawsuit settlement with a user.

Browser battery wars: Opera hits back at Microsoft Edge

A few days ago, Microsoft posted a video and a detailed blog post in which it claimed Edge is by far the most power-efficient web browser around. Not everyone is satisfied with the results though. Opera has hit back at Microsoft, saying it can do better.

Microsoft: Edge gives you 50% more battery than Chrome, Firefox

Microsoft has slammed the battery life of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Opera, claiming its own Edge browser allows laptops and tablets to last for up to 50 percent longer on a charge. It is also updating Edge with even more power saving features.

Microsoft lets you eradicate Windows 10 bloatware with new tool

Microsoft has unveiled a new Windows 10 utility that makes it simpler to reinstall the operating system should something go wrong. The program is built into Windows and can be started from the desktop, letting you refresh your PC with a single click.

Op-Ed: Microsoft splurges again — this time on LinkedIn

Microsoft is buying social media business LinkedIn for $26B. Will this move add value for Microsoft shareholders or destroy it? The omens are not good.

Op-Ed: Microsoft working with legal marijuana — Seed software

Seattle - In the bizarre morals of corporate America, where it’s OK to trash the economy but not to smoke grass, Microsoft has been the first to actually work with legal marijuana in the marketplace.

Microsoft introduces the 40 percent slimmer Xbox One S, $299

Microsoft has announced the Xbox One S, a slimmed-down version of the current Xbox One console that also features improved internals, a redesigned controller and support for HDR gaming. It will retail at $299 and launch in August.

Microsoft buys LinkedIn for $26 bn

Washington - Microsoft said Monday it was buying the professional social network LinkedIn for $26.2 billion in cash, a move that helps refocus the US tech giant around cloud computing and services.

Microsoft suspends development of Xbox One TV DVR feature

Ten months ago, Microsoft announced it would turn the Xbox One into a complete TV streaming box by adding support for TV DVR. After going quiet on the feature recently, the company today confirmed development is "on hold" as it prioritizes gaming.

Microsoft's new VR system runs well on even low-end phones

Microsoft has demonstrated a prototype virtual reality system that runs well on low-end devices without suffering performance penalties. It uses an advanced rendering technique to better cache frames, increasing performance and with it user immersion.

Microsoft announces Cortana is coming to the Xbox One this summer

Microsoft has lifted the lid on this summer's Xbox One update, to launch in tandem with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. Console gamers will gain access to digital assistant Cortana, a refreshed interface, and greater integration with Windows PCs.

Pin your inbox to your wall with augmented reality Outlook

Microsoft has announced the world's first holographic email and calendar apps, Outlook Mail and Calendar. It has brought its existing Windows 10 apps to its HoloLens holographic headset, enabling you to write emails and add appointments in AR.

Mojang announces 100 million Minecraft sales, second biggest game

Mojang has sold over 100 million copies of Minecraft, the hit game that started life as a barebones indie project. It makes Minecraft the second-biggest game in history, trailing only venerable classic Tetris in terms of sales.
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