The Real Cost of Returning the Start Menu to Windows

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When Microsoft first removed the Start Menu in builds of Windows 8, I flinched. It’s presence had been drilled into my very existence. Every computer I ever touched had that Start Button and its accompanying area of shortcuts and deep links in the right hand corner. On the other hand: this was the birth of […]

Xbox One Controller: A Step Forward and Another Backward

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Microsoft officially launched the Xbox One late last month. We’ve already given it a good look-over in our full review, saying that it’s a good console that’s full of potential. But one thing that still bothers us is the Xbox One controller. At first glance, it’s an obvious upgrade from the Xbox 360 controller, with […]

Xbox One in Stock at Amazon With A New Twist

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In what’s definitely a sign that the console’s stock is normalizing following its launch, the Xbox One has returned to Amazon’s online retail store with one caveat – it’ll take a bit longer to arrive than Amazon’s first batch did. Now users can place their order for the $499.99 entertainment console on Amazon just as […]

Windows Phone Offers App Deals That Make Even iPhone Users Jealous

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Sure, Windows Phone wasn’t the first platform to reach 1 billion apps like Apple’s iOS, however that isn’t stopping Microsoft from celebrating the holiday season with a 50% mark down on apps even iOS users would love to get their hands on for cheap. Starting today, Windows Phone users can pick up 12 different apps […]

Finding an Xbox One in Stock Is Incredibly Easy

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If you are looking for an Xbox One in stock, you no longer need to wait in lines or bounce from store to store looking for the elusive console. Multiple reports across the U.S. show many stores with the Xbox One in stock, and we even found one store offering $20 off the Xbox One […]

Forza 5 Update Brings Cheaper Cars and New Game Modes

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After a lot of backlash from the Forza gaming community, developer Turn 10 will be issuing a Forza 5 update at some point this month that will hopefully win over the hearts of long-time Forza fans who found Forza 5 to be a bit underwhelming. The update will come with two new game modes as […]

Dead Rising 3 Demo Arrives, As Xbox One Demos Area Begins to Fill

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With the Dead Rising 3 demo arriving today, Xbox One demos are finally beginning to arrive, allowing buyers to experience more than a few next-generation games for absolutely free. Microsoft’s Larry Hyrb announced that the demo of Dead Rising 3 hard arrived in the Xbox Game Store this morning, telling users to head to the “New […]

Samsung: Can Microsoft Steal Android’s Most Valuable Partner

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Samsung may have been Google’s most valuable partner when it first built Android, and one whose Galaxy brand is synonymous with Google’s platform in marketing campaigns, but recent rumored rifts between the two partners could create an opening for Microsoft to swoop in and steal Samsung’s love. In addition to a rumor of a revamped […]

PS4 Takes Top Spot in War with the Xbox One

Should I buy an Xbox One or a PS4? The answer is complex, but price shouldn't be the only factor.

This generation of console gaming only kicked off a month ago, but industry insiders are already looking for early signs of which company will come out on top. Fortunately for Sony, early sales numbers seem to favor its PS4 as the early leader. This afternoon Sony took to its PlayStation Blog announce that numbers compiled […]

GameFly Gets PC Gamers Into the Holiday Spirit With Custom Bundles

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GameFly, the world’s leading service for users looking to rent disc-based video games, isn’t leaving gaming-related deals to Sony, Microsoft and Steam. Instead, the service is taking on those vendors with special Build Your Own Bundles that feature titles from Ubisoft, Rockstar, Square Enix, Valve and more. Here’s how it works, any PC user can […]

PS4 vs Xbox One: 7 Things Buyers Need to Know

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The PS4 and Xbox One are just getting started in a battle to be the game console of choice for the next five to ten years, and many shoppers are considering buying a PS4 or an Xbox One for the first time. While the Xbox 360 arguably won the last console competition, there are now […]

Rumors Say Windows Phone Users Could Get a New UI in Windows Phone 9

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New rumors indicate that users of Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system could be in for a new user interface in Windows Phone 9. Rumors surfaced about the new interface today, following a tweet in which Eldar Murtazin, a well-known leaker of mobile information, shared a bit of information he’s believes is correct. It’s Murtazin’s assertion that Microsoft […]

Xbox One In Stock at BestBuy.com For Delivery By Christmas Eve

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Best Buy has the Xbox One in stock online for delivery by Christmas Eve in five new bundles. As Christmas approaches shoppers are still having trouble finding an Xbox One in stock. Retailers like Best Buy and Walmart are in a heat to win holiday dollars with console sales and the many accessories that shoppers […]

Free Windows Phone & Windows RT Rumored, Could Heat Up Competition

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Microsoft could allow manufacturers to create devices running Windows Phone and Windows RT absolutely free of charge, according to recent reports. Reports of Microsoft dropping the licensing fees it charges Windows Phone and Windows RT partners surfaced this week in a report from The Verge. Citing sources with “familiar with Microsoft’s plans,” it’s the publications […]

Angry Birds Go Brings Mario Kart Gameplay to Mobile Gamers

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Mobile gamers looking to get their fix of Angry Birds have a new title to download and play.  Angry Birds Go, the arcade racer that promises to take on genre kingpins like Mario Kart, is available for free on iPhone, Android, Windows Phone and BlackBerry. Announced earlier this year, Angry Birds practically borrows from Nintendo’s […]

Microsoft’s War Against Google Has New Front: Gmail

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Microsoft isn’t holding any punches in its fight against Google’s Gmail, and it isn’t just using ads from its Scroogled campaign to get its point across. Starting today, users moving to Microsoft’s Outlook.com service can important the contents of their entire Gmail account with a few button presses. Microsoft announced the Gmail Import Tool in […]

Microsoft: Xbox One Sold 2 Million Units in 18 Days

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Microsoft says that it and its retail partners have sold 2 million Xbox Ones since the console debuted this past November. The company announced the milestone in a news post on Xbox Wire this morning, noting that the Xbox One managed to hit the mark just 18 days after Microsoft celebrated the console’s launch with […]

The Real Reason Microsoft Bought Nokia: To Thwart an Android Lumia Release

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Though publicly Nokia remained committed to Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform for its smartphone efforts, privately Nokia may have been working on an Android Lumia, and this threat may have been just enough for Microsoft that it had acquired Nokia’s devices and services division. Last month, a leaked device–without capacitive touch navigation keys to the bottom […]

9 Exciting Smartphones for 2014

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With 2013 coming to a close, it’s now time to look into our crystal ball and relay the devices we think have the best chance of being among the best smartphones in 2014. Thanks to rumors, we already have an idea about some of these devices including an iPhone 6, Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC M8, […]