Microsoft thinks remote workers need a 'virtual commute'
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Microsoft thinks remote workers need a ‘virtual commute’

If there’s one thing you don’t miss from your pre-pandemic life, it’s probably your commute to work. But Microsoft is convinced that daily commutes have unique benefits, and it wants to revive those benefits by replacing your daily commute with morni… Continue Reading…

Many Android phones will offer Bing alongside Google search in Europe
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Many Android phones will offer Bing alongside Google search in Europe

As part of an antitrust settlement in Europe, Google has to offer new Android users a choice of downloading a rival search product. These choice slots are auctioned off, and Google has just published the options that will be presented to users betwee… Continue Reading…

Lenovo's Thinkpad X1 Fold is available for pre-order starting at $2,499
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Lenovo’s Thinkpad X1 Fold is available for pre-order starting at $2,499

After five years of development, Lenovo is almost ready to start shipping the Thinkpad X1 Fold, which it claims is the first PC with a foldable display. It has opened up pre-orders for the device, which starts at $2,499.The Thinkpad X1 Fold has a 13…. Continue Reading…

‘FarmVille’ is shutting down for good on December 31st
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‘FarmVille’ is shutting down for good on December 31st

After 11 years, FarmVille is closing its gates for good. The game will shut down on December 31st, developer Zynga announced. While most people probably don’t think of FarmVille too often anymore, the game did attract millions of users, so this chang… Continue Reading…

Xbox Series X first look: Fast, powerful and quiet
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Xbox Series X first look: Fast, powerful and quiet

The Xbox Series X is zippy. That’s the word that stands out in my mind as I bounce among several active games via quick resume, die and respawn in under 10 seconds or load up an HDR version of an old favorite. Zip, zip, zip.The Xbox Series X is Micro… …

Windows XP source code leak sheds light on Microsoft's OS history
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Windows XP source code leak sheds light on Microsoft’s OS history

Microsoft is no stranger to Windows source code leaks, but a new incident might just provide insights into its history. Bleeping Computer and ZDNet report that a 4chan user has posted what’s believed to be source code for Windows XP Service Pack 1, W… Continue Reading…

Microsoft outlines recent Edge browser improvements
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Microsoft outlines recent Edge browser improvements

In a new post on the Microsoft Edge blog, the browser’s Principal PM Lead Kim Denny has outlined how the company made it faster and more efficient over the past few months. To help users perform their tasks as quickly as possible, the team rolled out… Continue Reading…

How 'Microsoft Flight Simulator' became a 'living game' with Azure AI
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How ‘Microsoft Flight Simulator’ became a ‘living game’ with Azure AI

Microsoft Flight Simulator is a triumph, one that fully captures the meditative experience of soaring through the clouds. But to bring the game to life, Microsoft and developer Asobo Studio needed more than an upgraded graphics engine to make its pla… Continue Reading…

Microsoft is bringing Xbox remote play to iOS
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Microsoft is bringing Xbox remote play to iOS

Just a few days after opening up Xbox remote play to Android users, Microsoft has confirmed it’s testing the feature on iOS devices as well. The Verge’s Tom Warren got a look at the new Xbox app in beta, and it works just like you’d expect: It connec… Continue Reading…

Podcast: Our Apple Watch SE review and Microsoft buys Bethesda
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Podcast: Our Apple Watch SE review and Microsoft buys Bethesda

This week, Devindra and Cherlynn dive into Microsoft’s massive (and surprising!) acquisition of Bethesda, and all of the other ZeniMax Media studios. Also, Cherlynn talks about her experience with the Apple Watch SE — is it enough to tempt her away f… Continue Reading…