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Microsoft Australia Has Some Pretty Sweet Xbox One And Surface Deals For Black Friday

Black Friday isn’t a thing here in Australia. Which is unfortunate considering that there’s a bunch of sweet cash to be saved on gadgets this time of year. Microsoft Australia decided to throw the land Down Under a bone and discount products from the Surface through to the Xbox One, and everything in between.

Microsoft's Surface Book: Not Made For Gaming, But Not Terrible At It

Microsoft’s $2299 Surface Book, which launched in Australia at the same time as its flagship Sydney store, is a thin and light tablet with a keyboard dock that contains extra battery power. Uniquely, though, the Surface Book’s lower half also contains a Nvidia GeForce graphics card, fueling some small hope that it might be adequate for a bit of weekend gaming.

After some mucking around with different Nvidia drivers and a bunch of testing over the weekend, I can say that adequate is the word — the Surface Book certainly isn’t a gaming powerhouse, but with a bit of software hacking, it’s not terrible, and enough to enjoy a modern video game or two.

Top 5: Best Windows 2 In 1 Laptops / Tablets Under $750 In Australia

Chart: Looking for a new 2 in 1 laptop / tablet running Windows? Get work done by day, and kick back with a touchscreen tablet by night. Here are the best entry-level options in Australia as of November 2015.

Windows Turns 30: A History, Told Through Microsoft's Terrible Ads

Microsoft has just turned 30, and what a joyous occasion it is. Windows is once again a force to be reckoned with, and all it took was Windows 10 not being a complete dumpster fire of a UI. As the operating system has changed, so has Microsoft’s approach to sales — from one strain of crazy to another.

Now You Can Learn To Code With Minecraft recently launched a Star Wars-themed “Hour of Code” tutorial, and today they’re geeking it up a notch: a brand-new program is based in the world of Minecraft.

All The News You Missed Overnight: Stan On LG TVs, Anonymous Declares War On ISIS, And More

Technology is filled with all kinds of rumours and speculation — real and fabricated. All The News You Missed Overnight collects all those whispers into one place to deliver your morning buzz.

What's New In Windows 10 Update Threshold 2?

The first major Windows 10 update, ‘Threshold 2’, has landed, bringing with it a bunch of tweaks, performance improvements and new features. It’s free to download right now, and here’s what you’ll get with it.

Cortana For Windows 10 Is Out Today In Australia

We all shout at our computers sometimes. Have you been impatiently waiting for the ability to shout at your PC and have it actually do something, though? After a couple of months of waiting, Microsoft’s November major update for Windows 10 brings the Cortana digital assistant to Australian users.

Microsoft Surface Vs. iPad Pro: A Head-To-Head Comparison

Microsoft is making a big splash with its latest gear, the Surface Pro 4 and the Surface Book. These pricey products are designed to compete directly with Apple’s traditional hegemony on premium gadgets. But just how well do these latest offerings measure up against Apple?

Microsoft Will Guess Your Emotion In A Photo

Earlier this year, Microsoft unveiled a tool that could guess your age from a single photograph. Now, it wants to guess how you’re feeling too. It might not get the answer right — but it is kinda fun.

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