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Playing Bing Pong Is The Best Thing You Can Do With Bing

In its continuing efforts to show how cool and down with the kids it is, Microsoft has added a video game from 1972 to Bing. Yes, this will consume all your remaining spare time this evening.


OK, So Maybe You Won't Get Windows 10 On July 29

Are you entitled to a free copy of Windows 10? There’s a flowchart for that. However, there’s no flowchart to tell you when you might actually get Microsoft’s new operating system. Officially, Windows 10 is coming on July 29, but not everyone will get it that day — now, says Microsoft, it will roll out in waves.


Microsoft's Latest Quest Into Digital Worlds May One Day Help Robots See

Microsoft really wants to blur the line between the digital and real worlds. While HoloLens can stick humans in a bizarro universe filled with holograms and Minecraft blocks, a new program could eventually help robots and self-driving cars better “see” their surroundings.


NASA Is Launching The HoloLens Into Space This Weekend 

If you’d told my 10-year-old self that a private space company would blast some holographic virtual reality googles to the International Space Station one day, my young head would have exploded. Well, that day has come. The hologram-powered, VR-enabled future of space exploration has arrived.


Man, The New Windows 10 Background Is Annoying

We’re just a month away from the release of Windows 10, and to celebrate this momentous occasion for desktop software, Microsoft has released a video showing the ‘hero image’ that will grace your desktop backgrounds for years to come. I kind of hate it already.


You Can Finally Put Microsoft Office For Android On Your Smartphone 

Microsoft Office for Android came out for tablets in January, but the app suite is available for Android smartphones starting today.


Microsoft Finally Decides: No Free Windows 10 For Beta Testers

In a masterpiece of confusion and deception worthy of a Russian dictator making holiday plans, Microsoft spent the weekend thoroughly confusing users of the Windows 10 beta over whether they’d get a free copy of the final version. But in the latest (and hopefully final) post on the matter, Microsoft has settled matters: no freebies.


Microsoft's HoloLens Has A Huge Flaw That Won't Be Solved By Launch

Microsoft’s Kudo Tsunoda is one of the men in charge of HoloLens, a headset that lets you see virtual objects as if they existed in the real world. At E3 2015, he told me a bit about what we can expect from Microsoft’s holographic computer at launch — and admitted that one key issue will still need some ironing out.


Microsoft Can't Decide If It's Giving Away Windows 10 For Free

In an announcement on Friday, Microsoft dropped the unusually generous news that it is giving away free copies of Windows 10 to anyone who participates in the beta Insider Program for Redmond’s latest OS. Sound a little too good to be true? You bet.


Microsoft HoloLens Hands-On: Augmented Reality Done Right

Last week, we were given our first personal glimpse of Microsoft’s augmented-reality device for Xbox One; the HoloLens. This wireless transparent visor creates the illusion of tangible objects in the real world by adding graphical elements to the player’s surroundings — imagine being inside Who Framed Roger Rabbit? and you’ve got a pretty good idea of how it all works. Over the course of an hour, we built Minecraft worlds on a table, shot at rampaging robots crawling through the walls and even stepped inside the Halo universe. So is this stuff truly game-changing? It just might be.


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