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Instant Opinion: Brexit Britain built on ‘Microsoft model’
Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures after giving a speech outside 10 Downing Street in London.
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Instant Opinion: Brexit Britain built on ‘Microsoft model’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 20 October
20 Oct 2020
PS5: UK price, release date and launch games confirmed
PlayStation 5 consoles and accessories
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PS5: UK price, release date and launch games confirmed

Next-generation console will be available in two models
17 Sep 2020
Microsoft Flight Simulator reviews: wings of ‘pure wonder’
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Microsoft Flight Simulator reviews: wings of ‘pure wonder’

Gaming critics are wowed by the 11th instalment of the popular sim series
18 Aug 2020
Tech firms sued over use of child labour in cobalt mines
Cobalt mining, DRC, Congo
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Tech firms sued over use of child labour in cobalt mines

Apple and Google are being sued over alleged child labour in mines in Congo
20 Dec 2019
Xbox X019: Project xCloud updates, new games and more
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Xbox X019: Project xCloud updates, new games and more

The big announcements so far from Microsoft’s annual gaming expo
15 Nov 2019
Microsoft ‘Project Silica’: is glass the future of storage?
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Microsoft ‘Project Silica’: is glass the future of storage?

Tech giant teams up with Warner Bros to store Superman movie on ultra-tough silica glass panel
5 Nov 2019
Xbox Scarlett: PS5 release date clash, new features and more
Xbox Scarlett
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Xbox Scarlett: PS5 release date clash, new features and more

All the confirmed - and unconfirmed - reports about Microsoft’s next games console
9 Oct 2019

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What is Windows 10X and which devices can use it?
Windows 10X
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What is Windows 10X and which devices can use it?

Microsoft bets on foldable tablets despite some rivals developing bendable devices
7 Oct 2019
What caused the Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp outage?
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What caused the Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp outage?

Tens of thousands of users complain after images stop appearing on the social platforms
4 Jul 2019
Microsoft E3: Project Scarlett, new game reveals and more
Microsoft E3
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Microsoft E3: Project Scarlett, new game reveals and more

Biggest announcements from the tech giant’s eagerly anticipated keynote at gaming expo
10 Jun 2019
E3 2019: conference times, games and next-gen consoles
E3
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E3 2019: conference times, games and next-gen consoles

Blockbuster titles and an all-new console look set to take centre in the coming days
6 Jun 2019
Microsoft xCloud: will it become the Netflix for games?
Microsoft xCloud
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Microsoft xCloud: will it become the Netflix for games?

A bold new video game streaming service is set to be rolled out at E3 next month
29 May 2019
Halo Infinite: what we know about Chief’s next outing
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Halo Infinite: what we know about Chief’s next outing

It’s one of the most exciting games set to appear at this year’s E3 event in Los Angeles – and rumours are spreading thick and fast
21 May 2019
Microsoft and Sony: why their deal proves Stadia is a threat
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Microsoft and Sony: why their deal proves Stadia is a threat

Gaming rivals strike a deal to develop cloud gaming services and AI systems
17 May 2019
Xbox One S All-Digital Edition: everything you need to know
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Xbox One S All-Digital Edition: everything you need to know

Disc-less console arrives in less than a month’s time – here are all the details
17 Apr 2019
Daily Mail hits out over ‘fake news’ rating by Microsoft app
NewsGuard, Daily Mail, Mail Online
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Daily Mail hits out over ‘fake news’ rating by Microsoft app

NewsGuard plug-in says the newspaper’s site ‘fails to maintain basic standards of accuracy and accountability’
24 Jan 2019
Microsoft’s Bing serving up child porn, says report
Microsoft
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Microsoft’s Bing serving up child porn, says report

Researchers claim even seemingly innocuous search terms brought up illegal porn
11 Jan 2019
The best video games coming out in 2019
Anthem
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The best video games coming out in 2019

Players can look forward to a host of top new titles
27 Dec 2018
Apple faces US supreme court over 30% app commission
Apple
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Apple faces US supreme court over 30% app commission

The multinational company made $12bn in revenue from app sales alone last year
27 Nov 2018
How Bill Gates made his money
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How Bill Gates made his money

Microsoft founder celebrates turning 63 as second-richest man in the world
23 Oct 2018
Fortnite: Sony confirms cross-play support on PS4
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Fortnite: Sony confirms cross-play support on PS4

Gamers on different consoles can now play against each other online
26 Sep 2018
Forza Horizon 4: a must-own for racing fans on the Xbox One
Horizon 4
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Forza Horizon 4: a must-own for racing fans on the Xbox One

Open world racer features dynamic seasons and cars fit for an international spy
25 Sep 2018
Microsoft Surface Go reviews: too slow or an iPad beater?
Microsoft Go
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Microsoft Surface Go reviews: too slow or an iPad beater?

Critics are torn over the tech giant’s new entry-level tablet
3 Aug 2018
Microsoft Surface Go: a rival to Apple’s iPad?
Microsoft Surface Go
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Microsoft Surface Go: a rival to Apple’s iPad?

New all-in-one device is the smallest - and cheapest - product in the company’s range
10 Jul 2018
E3: PlayStation gamers locked out of Fortnite for Switch
E3 2018
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E3: PlayStation gamers locked out of Fortnite for Switch

From The Elder Scrolls VI to Forza Horizon 4, the latest games are unveiled in LA
13 Jun 2018
Apple nears $1trn mark - but will the bubble burst?
Apple iPhone and iconic logo
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Apple nears $1trn mark - but will the bubble burst?

Tech stocks soar but experts predict regulatory crackdown could cause a crash
7 Jun 2018
Google, Apple and Microsoft create new Braille standard
Braille reader
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Google, Apple and Microsoft create new Braille standard

The USB HID standard make it much easier to use Braille displays across different devices
1 Jun 2018
Xbox Adaptive Controller launches for disabled gamers
Xbox Adaptive Controller
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Xbox Adaptive Controller launches for disabled gamers

Customisable game pad has 19 inputs for accessories and can be operated with a player’s arms, elbows or feet
17 May 2018
Microsoft unveils new Surface Hub 2 screen
Microsoft Surface Hub 2
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Microsoft unveils new Surface Hub 2 screen

Tech giant wants to change the way we all work with its second-gen touchscreen panel
17 May 2018
Gears of War 5, Rage 2 and Just Cause 4 leaked ahead of E3
E3
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Gears of War 5, Rage 2 and Just Cause 4 leaked ahead of E3

Fans have been warned that some of the listings may be fake rumours
10 May 2018
Sea of Thieves reviews: critics praise ‘excellent’ adventure
Sea of Thieves
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Sea of Thieves reviews: critics praise ‘excellent’ adventure

Online multiplayer game has players hunting for treasure and slaying mythical creatures
21 Mar 2018
The best upcoming games of 2018
Ni No Kuni 2
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The best upcoming games of 2018

Earliest releases include open-world adventures and a series reboot
7 Mar 2018
Bill Gates: cryptocurrencies ‘cause deaths in a direct way’
Bill Gates
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Bill Gates: cryptocurrencies ‘cause deaths in a direct way’

Microsoft founder argues that the technology’s anonymity mainly benefits criminals
1 Mar 2018
Ghanaian teacher goes viral with ‘blackboard PC’
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Ghanaian teacher goes viral with ‘blackboard PC’

Richard Appiah Akoto teaches computing - without a computer
1 Mar 2018