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Consumer Reports pulls "recommended" rating of Microsoft Surface products

Consumer Reports pulls "recommended" rating of Microsoft Surface products

Danny Zepeda

Consumer Reports today withdrew its “recommended” rating of four Microsoft Surface products due to “poor predicted reliability.” The Microsoft Surface line that includes the Pro, Book and Laptop, has been lauded for its premium design and appealing aesthetic, but in the long run, they might not be the best products to invest in. To come to a decision, Consumer Reports conducts a survey...

Microsoft still wants Sony to play nice with cross-platform Minecraft

Microsoft still wants Sony to play nice with cross-platform Minecraft

Eric Frederiksen

The new version of Minecraft is bringing the biggest change to the game in some time. The update, entitled “Better Together,” is bringing cross-platform play. Everyone who plays Minecraft can play together – except PlayStation 4 owners. Microsoft announced the update at E3 2017, which includes cross-platform play for Xbox One, Android iOS, Windows 10, virtual reality, and even Nintendo...

Windows 10's latest preview build introduces phone-to-PC linking for Android

Windows 10's latest preview build introduces phone-to-PC linking for Android

Eric Frederiksen

Listen, the Windows Phone is dead. Yes, all two of you, it’s really dead. But that doesn’t mean Microsoft is done with phones. While the Windows OS might not have anything to offer to smartphones, that doesn’t mean smartphones don’t have anything to offer Windows. The latest preview build of Windows, available to PCs in the Insider Fast Ring, is beginning to address this with the...

Boosting games for Xbox One X will be easy, but getting to 4K and 60FPS might not be

Boosting games for Xbox One X will be easy, but getting to 4K and 60FPS might not be

Eric Frederiksen

When a console manufacturer is getting ready to unleash a new system, making sure it has games is crucial. That’s no different when releasing an upgrade, but it’s a much tougher equation. Showing developers how easy it is to work with the new hardware is key to getting them to spend time and money on it. Microsoft has done just that, and we can glean some better ideas about the system’s...