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Microsoft Outlook for iOS & Android

Microsoft Outlook for iOS & Android

The new Outlook app (formerly Acompli) for iOS and Android (beta) supports multiple email providers. It lets you schedule emails for later reading and is integrated to your calendar, OneDrive, Dropbox and Google Drive accounts.

Xbox One on Windows 10

Xbox One on Windows 10

Microsoft offers incentives for Xbox One owners to get a Windows 10 device and vice versa. You’ll be able to stream Xbox One games to a Windows 10 PC or tablet, chat with your Xbox friends and easily record and share gameplay videos.

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Microsoft HoloLens

Microsoft HoloLens

Microsoft wants to take augmented reality to a whole new level, with see-through goggles which can project full color interactive 3D objects into your field of vision. It’s still a prototype, but early hands-on users are impressed.

Microsoft Band

Microsoft Band

A slim smartwatch that tracks heart rate, steps, calories burned, UV exposure, sleep and has a guided workout. It also receives text messages and other notifications, and has a built in GPS. Works w/ Windows Phone, iOS and Android.

Adobe x Microsoft: The Future

Adobe x Microsoft: The Future

Adobe’s concept video shows what it thinks will be the future of its applications in a world filled with touchscreens and mobile devices. The apps shown have convenient multitouch shortcuts and wireless interaction between devices.

Microsoft RoomAlive

Microsoft RoomAlive

Following up on their IllumiRoom concept, Microsoft’s RoomAlive tech surrounds users with video, and allows them to interact with content. Sadly, it requires multiple projectors and Kinects, so we doubt it’ll ever be produced.

Windows 10

Windows 10

Coming in 2015, Windows 10 aims to combine the touch-friendly and versatile Windows 8 with the desktop-friendly and familiar Windows 7. For instance, you’ll be able to shift between a tablet and a desktop mode at will.

Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter

Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter

The Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter sends content from any Miracast-enabled device to any HDMI-equipped display. Unlike Chromecast, it doesn’t need a local Wi-Fi connection and it’s not limited to specific apps. More here.

White Xbox One

White Xbox One

Not to be outdone by its rival, Microsoft is now taking pre-orders for a white version of the Xbox One. It’s not bundled with a Kinect, but the console will come with a copy of Sunset Overdrive and a matching white controller.

Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Microsoft Surface Pro 3

The Surface Pro 3 has a 12″ 3:2 2160×1440 touchscreen, 4th generation Intel Core i3, i5 or i7 CPU, 4GB or 8GB RAM, 64GB to 512GB storage and a digitizer pen. For some reason its keyboard cover is still sold separately though.

Xbox One without Kinect

Xbox One without Kinect

For better or for worse, Microsoft has decided to offer an Xbox One edition that doesn’t come with the Kinect. The edition is $100 cheaper than the full package, and has the same price as the PS4. RIP sign out prank.

Microsoft Office for iPad

Microsoft Office for iPad

Microsoft finally released full featured versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint made for the iPad. The free download lets you read Office docs; subscribe to Office365 to get the full apps plus the desktop versions of Office. More here.

Internet Explorer: Child of the 90s

Internet Explorer: Child of the 90s

After catching the attention of anime fans, Microsoft is going after Generation Y. Relive the decade of dial-up Internet, cassette tapes and Walkmans, and gaudy fashion. We grew up. So did Chrome and Firefox.

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Xbox One Sizzle Reel 2

Xbox One Sizzle Reel 2

An updated look at upcoming Xbox One games, including heavy hitters Halo, Battlefield and Call of Duty, new franchises The Division, Watch_Dogs and Sunset Overdrive and crossovers FFXV, MGS V and Kingdom Hearts III.

Xbox One & Kinect Demo 2

Xbox One & Kinect Demo 2

Microsoft finally reveals why the Kinect has to be bundled with the Xbox One. This demo shows off the next-gen duo’s impressive multitasking and accurate voice command feature, capable of mapping your voice to your own Xbox profile.

Internet Explorer Anime

Internet Explorer Anime

You read that right. Microsoft Singapore made this short animated film to celebrate the 2013 Anime Festival Asia that’s taking place in Singapore this week. In true anime fashion, Microsoft has fleshed out the browser’s moe.

Was iOS 7 Created in MS Word?

Was iOS 7 Created in MS Word?

Now that we’ve been using iOS 7 for a while, we’re used to it. But its new icons have been criticized for being too primitive. Now we know why. Though if you can create Pac-Man in Excel, we guess anything’s possible. (Thanks Flex!)

Xbox One & Kinect Demo

Xbox One & Kinect Demo

We’ve already seen the PlayStation 4 user interface in action. Here’s a copy of a Microsoft video demonstrating the voice-activated multitasking capabilities of the Xbox One, aided by the new Kinect.

Xbox One: Invitation

Xbox One: Invitation

Microsoft flexes its marketing muscle with this spot for the soon to be released Xbox One console, featuring Zachary Quinto and footballer Steven Gerrard. And so the console war begins anew. Let’s hope gamers keep winning it.

Microsoft Surface Pro 2

Microsoft Surface Pro 2

Microsoft improves its already impressive tablet-laptop hybrid. Surface Pro 2 has a 1.6GHz Intel Haswell Core i5 CPU, 8-hour battery life and up to 8GB RAM and 512GB storage. It will come with a stylus and Windows 8.1. Drops 10/22/13.

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The Xbox One Controller

The Xbox One Controller

An in-depth look at how the new controller keeps the best of the Xbox 360’s along with numerous refinements, such as improved grip, rumble triggers, internal batteries, Kinect integration, and the ability to go wired for precision FPSing.

Xbox One Sizzle Reel

Xbox One Sizzle Reel

While we’re a long way from knowing exactly how the next-gen console wars will play out, the Xbox One guys are here to remind us of the exclusives and early-access content coming to their big black box. And Watch Dogs.

Xbox One in Summary

Xbox One in Summary

TV, TV, TV, Sports, Call of Duty, TV, TV, TV. YouTuber Darkbeatdk pokes fun at the Microsoft event where the new Xbox One console was revealed with this hyperabdridged version. Xbox fans, calm down and watch this video instead.

Xbox One

Xbox One

Microsoft’s Xbox One wants to be your all-in-one home media hub, integrating television, entertainment and gaming. It’s got a powerful 8-core CPU, 8GB RAM, 500GB HD, and an all new Kinect and precision controller.

Microsoft Surface Pro

Microsoft Surface Pro

Microsoft’s bet for a portable computer that doesn’t compromise performance. The Surface Pro runs Windows 8, has a Core i5 CPU, 4GB RAM, a USB 3.0 port, microSDXC card slot and a Mini DisplayPort.

Microsoft IllumiRoom

Microsoft IllumiRoom

By combining projection mapping with a regular Xbox 360, Kinect and flat screen TV, Microsoft Research immerses players in games that literally fill the room – without silly 3D.

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