Leak ‘Confirms’ Next-Gen Xbox Will Be Revealed At E3 2019

According to rumors dating back to last year, it was suggested that Microsoft could already be working on its next-gen Xbox console. Given that next-gen consoles are typically revealed during the mid or three-quarter waypoint of the current-gen console’s lifecycle, this did not really come as a surprise.


Microsoft Surface Headphones Get A $100 Discount

Have you had your eye on Microsoft’s Surface Headphones for a while? This might be as good a time as any to go ahead and purchase a pair. That’s because the company is now offering a $100 discount on the headphones. This will likely be offered for a limited time so you’d want to go ahead with the purchase to save some money in the process.


Microsoft Wants To Take Pokemon GO On With Minecraft Earth

A little over a week ago, Microsoft released a teaser video which seemed to hint at the company’s plans at taking on augmented reality (AR) based games such as Pokemon GO. The trailer teased that the company would be launching an AR version of Minecraft, and sure enough they have.


Microsoft Invests Heavily Into AI For Accessibility

Out of the many tech companies out there today, Microsoft is one of the few that seems to be publicly looking at ways to improve the accessibility of its products to make it more usable for people with disabilities. For example, the company launched the Xbox Adaptive Controller last year designed for people with disabilities.


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Xbox One May Update Adds A Couple Of New Features

The May 2019 Update is being rolled out today for the Xbox gaming console and it brings a couple of new features. One new feature will let you see if your friends are playing on a PC or the Xbox console. Some improvements to finding games and apps on the console have also been made. They will be better sorted in the categories so that it’s easier to find them.


Microsoft Warns Of Security Exploit For Older Versions Of Windows

There is a good reason to upgrade to the newest versions of software whenever possible. This is because due to the management of resources, most developers would much rather focus on its newer software than older ones. An example would be Microsoft’s Windows, where in some cases, the company has stopped keeping older versions of Windows updated.


Microsoft’s ElectionGuard Promises More Secure And Transparent Voting

These days with reports of how fake news and hacks have the potential to impact and influence the election in countries around the world, steps to counter and fight that needs to be taken, and this is something that Microsoft is working towards by announcing its open-source ElectionGuard software.


Original Minecraft Now Playable In Your Browser For Free

Are you looking for a fun way to spend your weekends? If you are, then you might be interested to learn that to celebrate Minecraft turning 10 years old, Microsoft has decided that you will now be able to play the original version of Minecraft directly in your browser for free. This will only be playable in creative mode, meaning that there will be no monsters for you to fight.


Microsoft Patents An Xbox Controller With Braille Readout

We know that as far as making its consoles more accessible to gamers with disabilities, Microsoft has been making some pretty decent progress on that front. Just last year the company unveiled a new controller for the Xbox One that can be customized to make it more accessible for certain gamers.


Early Build Of Microsoft Edge For macOS Has Been Leaked

Yesterday, we reported that Microsoft had confirmed that they will be eventually releasing their Edge browser for macOS. Given that the browser is available on mobile devices, we suppose coming to macOS seemed like the next logical step. Unfortunately, Microsoft did not mention when it would be available.


Microsoft Teasing Augmented Reality Version Of Minecraft

Using augmented reality (AR) for gaming makes a lot of sense, although admittedly it took the success of Pokemon GO for developers to really sit up and pay attention to it. For those who are looking forward to experiencing more AR based games in the future, Microsoft could have something for you.


Microsoft Edge Will Be Coming To macOS Soon

When it comes to browsers, Microsoft has made a lot of headway in that area with the launch of their Edge browser that was bundled with Windows 10. It represented huge changes from Internet Explorer and overall feels like quite a worthy successor, but perhaps the stigma of Internet Explorer is still too strong where Edge isn’t quite as adopted as Microsoft would like.


Microsoft Solitaire Gets Inducted In The World Video Game Hall Of Fame

Many of us have spent countless hours mindlessly playing Solitaire on a Windows-powered computer. The company has bundled this game with its operating system since 1990 so many of us have played the game at least once or twice at some point in our lives. So it’s fitting to see that the game has now been honored by being inducted into the World Video Game Hall of Fame.


Microsoft Wants To Ensure You’re Really Incognito In Incognito Mode

With Chrome’s Incognito Mode, the idea behind it is that you will be able to browse the web with relative privacy where the sites you visit will not show up in the main Chrome. We’ve seen how sometimes it’s not quite as discreet as you might think, but it seems that Microsoft is hoping to fix that.