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Don’t have that dessert! You won’t believe how inaccurate Fitbit and Microsoft Band’s calorie counts are!

The ‘Quantified Self’ revolution has led to millions of us wearing fitness bands of some kind, but there has been little evidence that this has led to enduring weight loss or cause any change in the growing obesity epidemic. Now a new study by the Stanford University School of Medicine may explain in part why – […]

Windows 10’s latest cumulative update brings all kinds of fixes

There’s a new update for Windows 10 Version 1703, aka the Creators Update with a bunch of bug fixes. The update, KB4020102. fixes issues on a range of different parts of Windows 10 — ranging from the Split View to things like rendering issues for Unicode. It’s obviously just a cumulative update, which effectively means there […]

Mojang releases Minecraft stickers for Apple iMessage

Mojang team today released Minecraft sticker pack for iMessage on Apple devices. This new Minecraft sticker pack will allow you to chat with your friends on iPhone using Minecraft themed animated stickers From weepy Ghasts to disgruntled Creepers and pigs in minecarts, this packs contains Minecraft creations for every occasion. Exactly what occasion requires a […]

Acer’s latest laptop is built for gamers with a small budget

There’s a new gaming laptop from Acer: the Nitro 5. It’s got all the things you need on a decently specced gaming laptop, and it’s mainly built for gamers with a small budget. For $799, you get Intel’s latest and greatest Core i7 processors, and the NVIDIA GeForce GTXX 1050 Ti. And if you are […]

With Microsoft’s new Surface Pro, there’s a Surface for everyone

In 2012, Microsoft announced and released the first Surfaces. These machines were not groundbreaking, they weren’t class leading. They had beautiful designs to be sure, but painfully slow hardware, awful keyboards, and non-existent app support meant that anyone who was buying them was in for a rough time. The Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 […]

Microsoft is organizing world’s first livestreamed interactive fireworks show today

Microsoft today announced that they are renaming the Beam interactive game streaming service to ‘Mixer’. Along with the name change, Microsoft also announced several new features coming to this service. To celebrate the launch of Mixer, Microsoft has organized a full day of livestreaming fun at They will host a gaming marathon featuring a […]

Acer announces curved 35-inch 21:9 UltraWide monitor targeting gamers

Acer has now announced Acer Predator Z35P, a gaming monitor featuring a massive 35-inch 21:9 UltraWide WQHD (3440×1440) 1800r curved display. A 4ms response time, 2,500:1 native contrast ratio, 300 cd/m2 brightness, 16.7 million colors and a 100 percent sRGB support makes this monitor more suitable for gamers, designers and photographers. Show More Summary

Microsoft rolling out several new features for its interactive livestreaming service Mixer

Along with the name change to Mixer, Microsoft today announced several new features which consumers have been asking for. It includes Co-streaming, Mixer Create Beta apps for on mobile devices, a  new moderated channel of content that lets consumers see what’s happening across Mixer and new Mixer Page on the Xbox One Dashboard. Read about […]

Microsoft’s interactive game streaming service Beam renamed to Mixer

Microsoft today announced that they are renaming the Beam interactive game streaming service to ‘Mixer’. Along with the name change, Microsoft is also announcing several new features coming to this service. So why exactly did Microsoft decide to change the name of Beam? “This was a tough decision, and not one that we made lightly. […]

Microsoft Flow now supports error handling steps, two new services and more

Microsoft yesterday announced number of new improvements for its Flow service. First of all, Flow now supports error handling which will allow you to define any number of steps to run after the failure of an action. You can define steps that run after: An action has any type of failure (except timeout). An action was […]

Deal: Buy a 1-year Groove Music Pass, get $25 to buy apps, games and more from Windows Store

Microsoft today announced a limited time offer for Groove Music subscription in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia and Canada. When you buy a 1-year Groove Music Pass, you can get $25 Windows Store credits to buy apps, games, music, movies, TV and more. With Groove Music Pass, you can Stream millions of songs, ad-free Discover […]

Microsoft Inspire Vision Keynote speakers include Satya Nadella, Judson Althoff and others

Last year, Microsoft announced that they are renaming their annual partner conference “Worldwide Partner Conference” as “Microsoft Inspire”. This new name reflects how Microsoft and its partner community inspire each other to innovate and deliver powerful new solutions to customers.  If you have not registered for this event, here’s a deal. If you register between […]

Latest Insiders update for Office on Windows gets closed captions for video and more

Microsoft last night released a new update for Office 2016 on Windows. This update is available for Office Insiders on the Slow Ring and the update version is 1705 (Build 8201.2025). This update is the preview of the May feature update for Office 365 subscribers. It includes the following features: Closed captions for video: Add closed captions […]

Explore your virtual home with VeriCon’s new HoloLens app

Dutch company VeriCon, a structural engineering firm, has just created a new HoloLens app that would allow its customers to view the inside and outside of their homes in Virtual Reality. Above, you can check out a VeriCorn customer visualizing her new home after seeing 2D drawings of her new home. With this, you would […]

Vaio made a special Mercedes-Benz edition laptop for car lovers

Have you ever wanted a laptop that sounds like a car when it boots up? Yes? Well, the latest laptop from Vaio does just that. The laptop maker is teaming up with Mercedes-Benz for a special edition of its Vaio Z Flip device and the main difference between these two variants is the boot-up sound […]

Microsoft partners with Cisco to connect Azure IoT Suite with Cisco Fog deployments

At the IoT World Forum in London, Microsoft and Cisco announced that they are working together to develop the hybrid IoT solutions that businesses need to ensure the scalable, economical and secure execution of their IoT services. As part of this partnership, Azure IoT Suite can now connect to and interoperate with Cisco Fog deployments. This […]

Microsoft Authenticator now safer on Android with new security feature

Two-factor authentication is pretty awesome, even though it might be a bit annoying to get used to. It adds a layer of security to your personal accounts online, be it a Google account or a Microsoft account. Today, Microsoft is making two-factor authentication slightly easier to use for those using Android. Redmond today rolled out […]

Project CARS 2’s Andy Tudor says they won’t hold Project Scorpio version back due to PlayStation 4 Pro

Recently Bungie said that Destiny 2 would be 30 FPS on consoles because the PlayStation 4 Pro version couldn’t run the game at 60 FPS due to its weak CPU. This prompted many Xbox One owners to question whether or not Project Scorpio could handle the game at 60 FPS due to its highly-customized CPU. […]

Watch Microsoft’s Panos Panay reveal the new Surface Pro here

Microsoft yesterday unveiled the successor to the Surface Pro 4 — the Surface Pro in China. While the firm initially offered a live blog, due to technical difficulties, it quickly fell into disuse and Microsoft watchers had to rely on media and second-hand descriptions to catch a glimpse of the launch. For interested viewers, Microsoft […]

Microsoft empties a CLIP into Windows 10 Creators Update bugs

In the above video, Microsoft is not telling the story of Clippy, one of their earliest attempts at AI, but rather their structured approach to killing operating system bugs on Windows. CLIP, short for Customer Listening and Improvement Program, is how Microsoft collate feedback from a number of sources, including the Feedback Hub, support requests in […]

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