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Here's The First Trailer For That Halo TV Series

Remember when Microsoft said it was doing a Halo TV series? Nuts, right? Well now, even though Xbox Entertainment has been shuttered, live-action Halo lives on, and this is the first look.


Can Someone Please Stop Microsoft From Doing Whatever The Hell It Calls This, Please?

Video: Oh God. Please stop, Microsoft. Please.


The Untold History Of How Autocorrect Came To Be

Despite the well-documented foibles of autocorrect, it actually is pretty good at turning my gibberish touch typing into comprehensible if profanity-free prose. For that, we have a man by the name of Bill Vaginal to thank. Erh, I mean Vignola.


Microsoft Killed The Surface Mini. For Real This Time.

In an earnings report released today, Microsoft confirmed what many of us had already accepted into our hearts: The Surface Mini is dead. Vale, Surface Mini.


Microsoft Culls 18,000 Staff: Does This Spell The End Of Its Devices?

The pain, it seems, is not over for former Nokia workers as their new employer, Microsoft, prepares to cut its workforce by a massive 18,000. Although Microsoft has not announced where all of these cuts will come from, but 12,500 are expected to be from the newly acquired Nokia mobile business which added an extra 25,000 staff this year to swell Microsoft’s staff numbers to 127,000.


Microsoft Is Already Quitting The Movie And TV Business

As Microsoft sheds employees, it’s also shedding aspirations to produce original content: Xbox Entertainment Studios is shutting down. Xbox chief Phil Spencer released the news today on the heels of Microsoft’s announcement that it will lay off 18,000 employees.


Welp, There Go Your Dreams Of Android On A Nokia Phone

Just after the news that Microsoft was about to buy it, Nokia let a curious little gadget drop: a Nokia phone running Android. And the Nokia X wasn’t just a one-off curiosity; it even has a successor. But that’s the end of the line. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says no more Android for Nokia.


The Case For Using Shitty Passwords

We all know it’s important to take our online security seriously, but hold on just a second before you stuff that next password full of just the right combination of symbols, numbers, upper and lowercase letters. Shitty passwords have their place.


Report: Microsoft Is Banning Google As A Default Search On New Lumias

Microsoft has apparently decided to remove the ability to set Google as a default search engine on new Lumia Windows Phone handsets. The Verge reports that the Lumia 630 and Lumia 930, the first handsets to be released officially under Microsoft control, ship without an option to use Google as the default search engine in its browser.


Microsoft's AI Is On Its Way To Identifying The Whole World

This morning at the annual Research Faculty Summit, Microsoft showed off a pretty impressive advancement in its AI tech. An app, entitled Project Adam, is poised to identify all of its surroundings just like a Fire Phone without the merch hooks. The app is still in development but shows promising results.