12-Month Xbox Game Pass

Microsoft’s 12-Month Xbox Game Pass gives you unlimited access to over 100 Xbox One and Xbox 360 games on Xbox One for just $69.99 [digital code], this month only, normally $119.99. That’s right, you’ll be able to play highly-anticipated new games the same day they’re released, along with a wide variety of other games, whether it’s recent blockbusters, to critically-acclaimed indie titles. In other words, it allows you to download the full game to the console, and this was done to give players “continuous, full-fidelity gameplay without having to worry about streaming, bandwidth or connectivity issues,” according to Head of Xbox Phil Spencer. Product page. Read more to see what it’s in the December 2018 update and for additional information.

Xbox One S 1TB Minecraft Creators Bundle

The Xbox One S 1TB Minecraft Creators Bundle includes a wireless controller, the full game download of Minecraft, Minecraft Starter, and Creators Pack, 1,000 Minecoins, 14-day Xbox Live Gold and 1-month Xbox Game Pass trial, all for $199 shipped, Cyber Monday weekend only, originally $299.99. Players can enjoy great content from Minecraft community creators including Relics of the Privateers, Adventurer’s Dream, Wildlife Savanna, Winter Mini-Games Festival, and more, as well as 1,000 Minecoins to snag even more in-game content. Product page. Read more for a hands-on unboxing video and additional information.

WinPhone 95 Windows 95 Phone

Here’s another look at industrial designer Henrique Perticarati’s WinPhone 95, a not so smartphone that features a 90s Sony Mavica camera lens, a dedicated parallel port, VGA connector, high-speed ethernet, and support for all the programs you need, including Notepad, Briefcase, as well as Phone Dialer. Just in case things get a little too hectic on-screen, there’s also a built-in trackball to make your life easier. Read more for additional pictures and information.

Microsoft HoloLens NASA

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NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory has just released a new virtual Mars visit videothat shows an unreleased Microsoft HoloLens headset, possibly the HoloLens 2, featuring a redesigned visor, single adjustable band, and a slightly concealed Kinect sensor that isn’t as visible at the front. The company is currently working on a second-generation HoloLens headset, codenamed Sydney. Continue reading for another video and more information.

Project xCloud

Microsoft’s Xbox gaming division has big plans for life beyond consoles, and it’s called Project xCloud. Simply put, Xbox One components will be installed in server datacenters worldwide, enabling Xbox games to be played “on any device,” with current internal testing being carried out on mobile phones and tablets using an Xbox Wireless Controller. That’s not all, a touch input overlay is currently in development. Continue reading for another video and more information.

Microsoft Surface Pro 6

Microsoft officially unveiled today the new Surface Pro 6, which now comes in a matte black finish with Intel’s 8th-generation quad-core processors and improved cooling, making it 67% faster than its predecessor. This 1.3-pound hybrid device is good for 13.5 hours of use when the battery is fully charged, and features a 12.3-inch display as well as up to 16GB of RAM. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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.

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.

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.