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Underestimated Demand Caused Xbox One Elite Controller Shortage

12/29/2015, Earlier this year Microsoft unveiled the Xbox One Elite Wireless Controller, it thought that since this controller cost $150 there may not be much demand for it. Microsoft found out that it was wrong to assume this as the controller was most certainly in...

Microsoft Xiaoice AI Becomes Live TV Weather Host

12/29/2015, Microsoft’s Xiaoice software program with artificial intelligence is already being used to provide effective interactions on several of China’s most used platforms such as Weibo, JD.com, WeChat and many others. Xiaoice now has the distinction...

Your Windows 10 Encryption Key Could Be Stored In The Cloud

12/29/2015, One of the ways that tech companies like Apple and Google have changed the privacy game is by giving you, the end-user, the keys to your own encryption, much to the dismay of law enforcement officials who believe that they should be given a key as well in...

Skype For Windows Has A Message Bug

12/29/2015, Skype for the most part has been a pretty reliable piece of software. However it seems that in a recent update to Skype, a bug has been discovered that apparently will cause your messages to display out of order. This means that messages that were sent...

HP Falcon Windows 10 Mobile Rumored For MWC 2016

12/28/2015, HP might not necessarily be a brand you think of when it comes to smartphones. The company has attempted to create its own smartphones in the past, but safe to say that fast forward to today, HP might be more of a brand you would associate with the likes...

Microsoft Exec Hints At Existence Of The Surface Phone

12/28/2015, Ever since Microsoft made their own Surface tablets, there has been talks that Microsoft might also be interested in creating their own Surface phones. These speculations have been making their rounds for the past couple of years, but recently an article...

Lumia 650’s Existence Confirmed By Microsoft Executive

12/27/2015, The Microsoft Lumia 650 handset is a device that has been talked about before for a while now. In fact there have even been renderings of the handsets that were leaked, but given that it has not been made official, we suppose it could just as easily be a...

Microsoft Delays Surface Hub Again

12/23/2015, It was back in July this year when Microsoft announced the availability details for its massive Surface Hub but only a few weeks after that the company said it was delaying shipments indefinitely. By August the company had promised that it would ship the...

Xbox Games With Gold For January 2016 Confirmed

12/22/2015, Towards the end of each month the set of free games to be made available for Xbox Live Gold members is confirmed, Microsoft has stuck to that tradition by confirming the Xbox Games with Gold titles for January 2016. Microsoft is ringing in the new year...

Xbox Store’s Countdown Sale Starts Today

12/22/2015, The Christmas holidays are just around the corner and there’s no doubt that many will be utilizing their time off to play games for as long as they want. Microsoft wants to facilitate that which is why it’s running the Xbox Store’s...

Microsoft Clamping Down On Adware In 2016

12/22/2015, Microsoft is going to take a big step in the coming year that will ensure that users remain safe online, it’s going to clamp down on adware that uses man-in-the-middle techniques. Microsoft is going to block adware which takes “choice and...

Microsoft Disables “Hey Cortana” Feature For Android

12/21/2015, When Cortana was announced for Android, one of its features was the ability to detect the “Hey Cortana” hotword and basically replace Google Now. However it seems that in the latest update to the app, Microsoft has decided to disable the feature for...

Microsoft Acquires Talko By Ray Ozzie, Will Fold Into Skype

12/21/2015, Microsoft has confirmed that it has acquired Talko, a company that makes a mobile messaging app of the same name, led by Ray Ozzie. He was the chief software architect at Microsoft until 2010 and previously founded Groove, another company of his that...