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Boring Company Xbox

The Boring Company is hard at work digging a trench at SpaceX's Hawthorne, CA headquarters, and a company representative showed off one new way to operate its massive boring machines: an Xbox controller. Work has also begun underneath Highway 405 in Los Angeles, while approval has been given to start digging in Washington DC and Chicago. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Sayama City Minecraft

This isn't a real city in Japan, but rather one created in Minecraft, called Sayama City. You'll find plenty of skyscrapers, LED billboards, temples / shrines, arching bridges, and even Ferris wheels. One caveat: the buildings do not have interiors, so you'll have to leave the exploring to the streets. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Blue Screen Something Happened

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Most Microsoft Windows users have experienced the Blue Screen of Death (also known as BSOD) at least once, since it's an error screen displayed when the operating system reaches a condition where it can no longer operate safely, but did you know that BSoDs have been present in Windows NT 3.1? They can be caused by poorly written device drivers or malfunctioning hardware, such as faulty memory, power supply issues, overheating of components, or hardware running beyond its specification limits. Continue reading for more strange things that Windows users could possibly relate to.

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Halo Fireteam Raven Arcade Game

Most gamers have either played a Halo game, or at the very least, heard of the franchise, but Halo: Fireteam Raven takes the characters to the next level. This cooperative arcade sci-fi shooting game from arcade legends Raw Thrills and Play Mechanix is set in the timeframe of Halo: Combat Evolved, and hot-drops players feet first into the boots of Fireteam Raven - a group of elite Orbital Drop Shock Troopers (ODST) on the surface of Alpha Halo fighting alongside the Master Chief and the rest of the UNSC as they try desperately to prevent the alien Covenant alliance from taking control of the ancient superweapon - Halo. Continue reading for a full playthrough video and more information.

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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

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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

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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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