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How a hackathon helped build the Xbox Adaptive Controller

A small crew of designers pieced together the first prototype for the Xbox Adaptive Controller three years ago, at Microsoft's annual internal hackathon. The event invites employees to work on experimental or pet projects and present them to co… Source: Engadget | How a hackathon helped build the Xbox Adaptive Controller

This is The Best Work Keyboard, According to You

After much debate, our readers chose the Microsoft Natural Ergonomic 4000 as their favorite work keyboard. This was a really tight contest with each entry netting over 15% of the vote. In fact, each of the runner-ups are worth checking out.Read more… Source: Kotaku | This is The Best Work Keyboard, According to You

Idiot Kids Will Try Anything To Get Out Of An Xbox Live Ban

Back in the earlier days of Xbox Live, while the Xbox 360 was still in its prime, the platform’s support forums used to allow users to complain about bans they’d received, and Microsoft staff would actually reply. Even if the users were being racist little shits.Read more… Source: Kotaku | Idiot Kids Will Try Anything …

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'AmalGAN' melds AI imagination with human intuition to create art

Don't worry, they only look like the Pokemon of your nightmares. The images you are about to see are, in fact, at the very bleeding edge of machine-generated imagery, mixed with a collaborative human-AI production by artist Alex Reben and a little he… Source: Engadget | 'AmalGAN' melds AI imagination with human intuition to create …

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Microsoft Office Apps Now Support Dark Mode on macOS Mojave

Microsoft today updated its suite of Office for Mac apps, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, with support for Dark Mode on macOS Mojave and several other new features. The updates are available to both Office 365 subscribers and to users who purchased Office 2019 for Mac as a one-time purchase. The update also makes …

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Microsoft Edge Web Browser Coming to the Mac Over 15 Years After Internet Explorer for Mac

Microsoft today announced that it expects to bring its Edge web browser to the Mac, possibly as early as next year. “Microsoft Edge will now be delivered and updated for all supported versions of Windows and on a more frequent cadence. We also expect this work to enable us to bring Microsoft Edge to other …

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Microsoft’s Black Friday deals include discounts on Surface devices

Microsoft already announced its Xbox Black Friday deals — which include $100 off an Xbox One X — and now it's previewing the discounts you can expect on its Surface line. You'll be able to save $300 on the Surface Laptop 2 in black and up to $50 on… Source: Engadget | Microsoft’s Black Friday …

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Microsoft's 'record' quarter driven by big growth in Azure and gaming

Microsoft just released financial results for the past quarter, the first quarter of its fiscal year, and the company's many different business units all appear to be firing on all cylinders. Overall revenue increased 19 percent year-over-year to rea… Source: Engadget | Microsoft's 'record' quarter driven by big growth in Azure and gaming

Windows 10 and Android are now the perfect match

Microsoft's new approach to mobile is pure pragmatism: Play nice with everyone, and get their users hooked on Microsoft apps. With the demise of Windows Phone — a noble effort, especially after the 2011 Nokia partnership — the company really has no… Source: Engadget | Windows 10 and Android are now the perfect match

Sea of Thieves' New Volcanic Region Is Difficult And Hilarious

Rare’s online pirate adventure game Sea of Thieves launched into some rough waters, feeling more like a beta than full game. Since then, the developers have worked to make the seas more treacherous and exciting. Last week’s Forsaken Shores content adds an entirely new region packed with dangerous volcanoes and…Read more… Source: Kotaku | Sea …

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Microsoft's Surface event by the numbers

Microsoft had a slew of new Surfaces to show off during Tuesday's press event held in New York. The company debuted its quad-core Surface Pro 6 and a significantly speedier Surface Laptop 2, not to mention a pair of Cortana-connected Surface Headphon… Source: Engadget | Microsoft's Surface event by the numbers

Xbox One mouse and keyboard support is coming with Razer's help

Yes, the rumors were true. Microsoft has confirmed that it's weeks away from adding mouse and keyboard support to the Xbox One (initially for Insiders), and it's enlisting some help from none other than Razer. The gaming-oriented brand will provide… Source: Engadget | Xbox One mouse and keyboard support is coming with Razer's help