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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



Photo credit: Graeme Boyd

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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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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WD My Passport X

WD's 2TB My Passport X USB 3.0 Gaming Portable HDD is compatible with Xbox systems, the PS4, and many other devices, all for $62.99 shipped, today only, originally $89.99. My Passport X takes just minutes to set up. Plug it in, follow the easy on-screen instructions and you're locked and loaded to take on armed marauders, aliens and opponents of all types. Product page. Continue reading for a hands-on video review and more information.

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Xbox Watch

Photo credit: Hikari Calyx

Back in 2013, Microsoft teamed up with HTC to build an Xbox Watch, but unfortunately, things never panned out. Many engineers on Microsoft's side previously worked on Xbox accessories and the Kinect sensor. This prototype included a 1.5-inch display, removable, a GPS unit, and workout apps. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Xbox One X Portable

Photo credit: Eddie Zarick

Microsoft's Xbox One X is touted as the world's most powerful game console, and rightfully so, but for those who have always wanted a portable version, Eddie Zarick of Eds Junk has just the fix for you. Called the Xbook One X, this portable Xbox One X features a 21.5" 1080p ViewSonic display, the original cooling units, external ports, two USB ports (just one if you opt for the optional keyboard), and a power outlet to ensure your extra long gaming sessions never get interrupted. Continue reading for more pictures, information and a bonus video.

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Xbox One S Horizons Bundle

The Xbox One S Forza Horizon 3 Hot Wheels Bundle is unlike any racing game you've ever played, and it's being offered for just $199 shipped, today only, originally $279.99. Drive, explore, jump, and race all over Australia in more than 350 of the world's greatest cars. Make your Hot Wheels fantasies come to life with loops, corkscrews, boost pads, high bank turns, half-pipes, insane jumps - and even mechanical dinosaurs. It includes an Xbox One S 500GB console, Xbox wireless controller, Forza Horizon 3 game download, Hot Wheels expansion download, HDMI cable (4K capable), 14-days Xbox Live Gold Trial and 1-month Xbox Game Pass. Product page. Continue reading for gameplay footage and more information.

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Xbox One X Project Scorpio

The Xbox One X "Project Scorpio" Edition has just been unveiled, and it's a doozy. Pre-order one here now. It features a custom design with the words 'Project Scorpio' printed on the console / controller, and they've also incorporated a sophisticated and dynamic graphic pattern across the exterior. Fans will also notice the packaging is inspired by the original Xbox. The Project Scorpio Edition also comes with an exclusive vertical stand so you can choose how to display it in your home. Continue reading for a hands-on video and more information.

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500GB Xbox One S

Microsoft's 500GB Xbox One S is a mighty console, but now you can get a bundle with four games - Ghost Recon Wildlands - Gold edition, Forza Motorsport 6, Halo 5, and Recore - for just $248.90 shipped, originally $499.99. With a higher contrast ratio between lights and darks, High Dynamic Range technology brings out the true visual depth of your games. Product page. Continue reading for a viral video on Ghost Recon Wildlands and more information.

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Microsoft Surface Phone

Microsoft may have not released an iPhone or Galaxy S competitor for quite some time, but that doesn't mean they don't have the resources to do so. Introducing the Microsoft Surface Phone. Featuring a 5.7" OLED display with an embedded fingerprint sensor, 16MP rear camera, 8MP front-facing camera, and the ability to use the handset as an Xbox One controller. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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