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Foxtel Play Lands On Xbox One

In a bid to round out its suite of apps on TVs, smartphones and gaming consoles, Foxtel has thrown Xbox One users a bone and released a version of its Foxtel Play app compatible with Microsoft’s next-gen gaming monolith.


Microsoft Is Opening A Flagship New York Store On Fifth Ave

Microsoft has announced that it’s opening its first Manhattan flagship store, and it will be on Fifth Avenue — just a few blocks from Apple’s iconic glass cube.


Google And Microsoft Are Mapping Favelas So They Can Sell Things There

The twisting sidewalks and dizzying density of Brazil’s favelas might deter most outsiders from navigating these crowded inner-city neighbourhoods, which informally house about 1.5 million of the country’s residents. Yet in the last few months, both Google and Microsoft have both been seen mapping their narrow streets and dirt paths.


The Surface Mini Was Real, But It Ran Windows RT

How do you get so close to releasing an interesting technology product, cancel it, and pretend it never existed? Microsoft’s Surface Mini was real, and one person thinks it was actually better than the Surface 2.


Gizmodo Laptop Buying Guide 2014: Our Favourite Windows 8 Touch Apps To Get You Started

If you’ve bought a new laptop or convertible tablet running Windows 8, you already have access to Windows’ existing programs and applications. But, in addition to running everything from Windows XP and Windows 7, Windows 8 also brings along a brilliant range of touchscreen-friendly apps and games. These are a few of our favourites.


Microsoft's Wireless Display Adapter Makes Your TV A Second Screen

Everyone knows of Google’s successful Chromecast dongle, and the amount of imitators and competitors for USB-powered streaming supremacy are steadily climbing. Roku revealed its own Streaming Stick earlier this year, and now Microsoft will be releasing a Wireless Display Adapter in late October.


Microsoft's New Universal Mobile Keyboard Has Android And iOS In Mind

Microsoft has a new mobile keyboard, but you won’t find a Windows key anywhere on it. You will find a “Command” key though, and a little switch that toggles between Windows mode, Android mode,and iOS mode. It’s a keyboard that aims to turn any tablet into a Surface.


How Conan Thinks Minecraft Celebrated The Microsoft Deal

Minecraft is a sprawling game with a huge, enthusiastic fanbase. But to outsiders like Conan O’Brien, the cubist adventure can look a little juvenile… which is probably why he imagined the Minecraft team celebrating its $US2.5 billion deal with Microsoft like this.


Microsoft Bought In Minecraft What It Could Never Make Itself

More than any other title in very recent history, Minecraft has permanently changed gaming. Motion control? 1080p at 60 frames per second? They have got nothing on an infinite world full of vaguely 8-bit-looking blocks. With its purchase of Minecraft and the studio behind it, Microsoft isn’t just buying a game; it’s buying the heart of a generation.


The Microsoft Deal Could Finally Put Minecraft On Oculus Rift

Microsoft’s $US2.5 billion deal to buy Mojang, the company that makes Minecraft, is still just a few minutes old. Lots of debris to sort through! But there’s one glimmer of hope for anxious Minecraft fans. The deal could finally pave the way to putting Minecraft where it truly belongs: On the Oculus Rift.


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