$299 Xbox One S and $499 Xbox One X coming in November (pre-order Sept 22)

It’s been nearly six month since Microsoft revealed detailed specs for the Xbox Series X game console. Now the company has also revealed the price, release date, and… a cheaper model called the Xbox Series S. The new game consoles go up for pre-order September 22, 2020 for $499 and $299, respectively. And they should […]

Report: 12.5 inch Microsoft Surface laptop coming soon for under $699 (updated)

Microsoft’s Surface line of products has expanded in recent years. Originally Microsoft only sold tablets, but now there’s a Surface Laptop, Surface Book 2-in-1, Surface Duo smartphone, and even Surface Headphones and Surface Earbuds. One thing they generally have in common is that they aren’t cheap. But the company has made exceptions. The Surface Go […]

The latest website to end support for IE11 is… Microsoft 365

Microsoft’s original web browser is on its last legs. Internet Explorer first launched in 1995 as the default web browser for Windows 95. But Microsoft replaced Internet Explorer with the Edge browser in recent years… and more recently the company has moved to replace the original version of Edge with a new version based on Google’s […]

The Surface Duo’s unlockable bootloader could make it a hacker-friendly phone

The Microsoft Surface Duo is now available for pre-order for $1400 and up, and while that’s a steep price to pay for a phone with mediocre specs, there are number of things that make the Surface Duo an interesting phone. It’s Microsoft’s first phone since the company gave up on Windows Mobile. The Android-powered phone […]

Pre-order the Microsoft Surface Duo for $1400 and up (or don’t)

The Microsoft Surface Duo is one of the most unusual smartphones of the year. It’s an Android-powered phone made by Microsoft and loaded with Microsoft software, making it the blueprint for Microsoft’s future in the mobile space now that Windows Mobile is dead. It’s also a dual-screen phone that you can fold it in half […]

Cloud game streaming isn’t coming to iPhone or iPad anytime soon

Microsoft Game Pass Ultimate subscribers will be able to stream games from the cloud to an Android phone starting September 15th. But iPhones? Not so much. Like other game streaming services from Google and NVIDIA, Apple is blocking Microsoft’s xCloud game streaming service from running on its devices. In a statement provided to Business Insider, […]

Microsoft’s Project xCloud game streaming service launches September 15

Microsoft’s Project xCloud game streaming service is set to come out of beta September 15th, when it will be available as a new feature for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members. That means current Xbox Game Pass subscribers won’t have to pay anything extra for game streaming, but it also means that new Project xCloud customers […]

Lilbits: Dark Sky goes dark, Pixel 5a, PowerToys v0.20 and game & video streaming updates

The end is here for the Dark Sky app for Android. There’s a new version of Microsoft’s PowerToys app for Windows. Google is already working on the Pixel 5a, even though the Pixel 4a hasn’t officially been announced yet. Microsoft may be in talks to buy TikTok. And Netflix is finally building functionality into its […]

Microsoft is pulling the plug on Cortana for Android, iOS, and the Harman Kardon Invoke smart speaker

Microsoft’s Cortana virtual assistant software isn’t exactly dead, but it’s not exactly living its best life either. Earlier this year Microsoft announced that it was killing off some key features including support for third-party Cortana skills and support for using Cortana to control music playback and smart home devices. Now Microsoft has confirmed that all […]

Lilbits: More Samsung leaks, BootHole GRUB2 bootloader vulnerability, and more

A new security vulnerability could leave many Linux and Windows computers using the GRUB2 bootloader open to attack. After acquiring the maker of the Focals smart glasses recently, Google is bricking users’s hardware and offering refunds with just a few days notice. And with Samsung’s August 5th event just a week away, details about the […]