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2 years ago

Microsoft Band: Unboxing and hands-on tour of Microsoft's new 'smart' wearable

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Late last night, Microsoft in a surprise move announced the Band, a new health and fitness wearable that includes a heart rate monitor, UV sensor, Cortana integration and a gorgeous color touch display.

Perhaps even more impressive, the $199 is available today from Microsoft Stores and online. Stock is limited and, unfortunately, the Band is U.S. only for now as Microsoft tests out the waters.

I managed to pick one up this morning. Here is a full unboxing, tour, and how the Band interacts with Windows Phone.

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2 years ago

It's now much easier to find animated GIFs on Bing

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2 years ago

Volgarr the Viking will debut on Xbox One for free as part of November's Games with Gold

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2 years ago

Microsoft XIM app for Windows Phone updated and now available worldwide

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2 years ago

Verizon agrees to pay $64.2 million to settle Family SharePlan overcharging claims

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2 years ago

Back to Bed, guide Bob to his bed with your Windows or Windows Phone device

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Know anyone that sleepwalks? It sounds dangerous. In Back to Bed, you guide a sleepwalker named Bob to the safety of his bed. You don't want him to fall off a ledge. To achieve this, you control a subconscious guardian named Subob. He looks like a dog with a human head. Since Bob automatically turns right after hitting a wall and other objects, it's up to you to place things in front of Bob at the right place and time.

We've installed Back to Bed on the Lumia 1520 and Surface Pro 3. Check out our gameplay video.

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2 years ago

Joe Belfiore: Windows Phone team worked to add Cortana to Microsoft Band

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2 years ago

Vodafone Halloween weekend sale includes the Lumia 530 for £49

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2 years ago

Microsoft: 'Work is underway' on Verizon's Lumia Cyan updates

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Owners of the Lumia Icon, the Lumia 928 and the Lumia 822 in the US have been waiting patiently for Verizon Wireless to push out the long awaited update to the Lumia Cyan firmware. Today, Microsoft's Windows VP Joe Belfiore posted word on his Twitter account that work on those updates is "underway" but it sounds like it may take a while for those phone owners to get the Cyan download.

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2 years ago

WhatsApp quickly releases patch to address recent update issues

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2 years ago

New map updates now available for Windows Phone Nokia HERE app

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2 years ago

Now only $4.95, we're practically giving this Lumia 1520 dual-layer case away!

2 years ago

Reminder: Get your free Lumia 830, Lumia 930 UK wireless charging bundle!

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Back in September we reported that Microsoft brought back the free UK bundle for Lumia 930 and Lumia 830 owners who purchase their handset between 1st August 2014 to 31st December. This offer is still valid until the end of 2014, and we'd just like to remind everyone that if you get one of the two Windows Phones you'll be able to grab some free goodies.

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2 years ago

Review – Xbox One Sunset Overdrive Special Edition white console

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Last year when the Xbox One launched, you could get it in any color you wanted – as long as it was black. But select Microsoft staff members received a white console with the words " I made this" emblazoned on both the system and the controller. The gamers among us who aren't fixated on black electronics (boring!) looked on with much envy.

This week, white Xbox One consoles finally became available to the masses (sans Kinect) as part of the limited edition Sunset Overdrive bundle. Ringing up at $400 ($350 next week), the bundle includes a white console and controller, black headset, and a download code for the Day One Edition of Sunset Overdrive. I anxiously waited outside of my local BestBuy so that I could snag a white console the minute the store opened. Read on for our impossibly detailed review and unboxing video of the highly sought after Xbox One bundle!

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2 years ago

Monster Buster: World Invasion Review, battle monsters that are hiding in your neighborhood

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Monster Buster: World Invasion is a Windows Phone game where you wage one on one battles with fantasy monsters. The game calls on you to search your neighborhood using your Windows Phone location services for a wide variety of monsters, battle them and once defeated they become available for your personal collection of monsters. In many respects Monster Buster: World Invasion reminds me of the Pokémon, just without the Pokeballs.

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