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Microsoft Surface Go

Priced from $399, the Microsoft Surface Go is the cheapest, smallest and lightest model yet in the company's lineup. The base model features an Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y processor, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of eMMC storage, and up to 9-hours of battery life on a full charge. Microsoft also updated the display to a high-resolution PixelSense panel that supports the Surface Pen with 4096 levels of pressure sensitivity, low pen parallax, low latency, and precision. Continue reading for three hands-on videos and more information.

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Microsoft Andromedia Dual-Screen

Photo credit: David Breyer

Apparently, Microsoft has been working on a portable, dual-screen computing device for years, and the prototype looks almost exactly like the concept David Breyer created (above). Well, the designer has just released a new set of images, and one of them shows what the Andromedia Concept would look like as a portable Xbox console - the bottom half would be the joypad, while the top is used as the display. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Original Xbox Prototype



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There's one more reason to visit Microsoft's new Visitor Center in Redmond, Washington, and that's to see the original X-shaped Xbox prototype that Bill Gates showcased on stage at GDC 2000. According to Dean Takahashi's Opening the Xbox, it cost around $18,000 to make because the case itself was milled from a solid block of aluminum. Click here for the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one where a person interviews Pepper, the humanoid robot.

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Pocket Microsoft Surface

Photo credit: David Breyer

Microsoft has been secretly working on a project these past two years, codenamed "Andromeda," and according to patents, it's a pocket-sized device with a dual-display design. Think of it as a cross between a smartphone, tablet and laptop computer, running a special version of Windows OS. When the device is fully opened, both displays will combine to form a single larger display, complete with a pen. Click here for the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one that covers if you should buy the newest Blackberry phone.

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Microsoft Windows Games

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Before the internet, there were several game that came installed with every single copy of Microsoft Windows, including 3D Pinball Space Cadet. It was originally packaged with Microsoft Plus! 95 and later included in Windows NT 4.0, Windows ME, Windows 2000, and the 32-bit editions of Windows XP. The look and feel of Full Tilt! Pinball and 3D Pinball are similar, with a few exceptions: The latter contains only the Space Cadet table and only supports 640x480 pixel resolution, while the former supports three different resolutions up to 1024x768 pixels. The image on the side is a two-dimensional image as opposed to pre-rendered 3D. Continue reading for more nostalgic things you might remember from the 90s. Click here for a few bonus images.

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Microsoft Surface Phone

Some rumors claim that Microsoft will soon release a foldable Windows 10 device, complete with an ARM processor. If that's the case, it may look something like the Microsoft Surface Phone, but can be folded in to tablet or laptop modes as well. Continue reading for another picture, more information, and a bonus video. Click here for a few bonus images.

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Xbox Adaptive Controller

Microsoft is releasing an all-new Xbox Adaptive Controller to meet the needs of players with disabilities, who have previously required custom solutions. This input device sports two large buttons on its face, which can be operated with hands but are also large enough for players to control them with their elbows or feet as well. The rear boasts a row of 3.5mm ports for adding inputs and buttons to represent features on the traditional controller as well as giving players a personalized experience tailored to them - adding a foot pedal or other touch-sensitive switch to give the device more functionality, etc. Continue reading for a hands-on video and more information.

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HoloLens Mario Bros

Nintendo's Super Mario Bros. World 1-1 can be found in all types of games, including Minecraft, but Abhishek Singh decided to combine the stage with Microsoft's HoloLens in Central Park, and this augmented reality experience is the result. Yes, the obstacles require one to walk around them rather than jump, but since none of them exist as physical barriers, things can get a bit scary. Click here for the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of an original 2007 iPhone unboxing.

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Microsoft Project Zanzibar

Microsoft's all-new "Project Zanzibar" is touted as a portable and flexible tangible interaction platform, but it's essentially a smart mat. This rollable device blends the digital and physical worlds into one by using touch sensors, gestures, and objects, making it great for augmented reality applications. It utilizes several technologies to make this possible, including: sensing, near field communication (NFC), and multi-touch. The mat is able to uniquely identify objects if tagged with low-cost NFC stickers, while custom NFC tag allow these interactions to be extended. Click here for the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one showing why you shouldn't pour molten aluminum on ice.

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Laptop Bluetooth Keyboard

At first glance, this appears to be just another Bluetooth keyboard tablet cover of sorts, but it's actually a Surface Book-like laptop. Simply remove the hidden OLED display from the slot, dock it on the keypad above, and the device is ready for use, whether it be gaming, work, or simply browsing the web. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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