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...although you can win one in the company's Xbox One S 'Madden NFL 17' Custom Console Sweepstakes. There are 32 of the uniquely designed consoles up for grabs - one for each team in the NFL. Read more...

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Next week, Microsoft will close its Lumia Twitter accounts for individual markets and regions, as well as its @LumiaHelp support account, merging those activities into 'unified, global' accounts. Read more...

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Behold, the new addition to Microsoft's gaming portfolio: the Xbox Onesie. Designed to enhance the couch potato experience, it says it's "the perfect loungewear attire for true entertainment fans". Read more...

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North Korean media agency KCTV has unveiled a set-top box that will provide on-demand streaming and access to five TV channels in the country, however, the access to the box itself remains doubtful. Read more...

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Microsoft has taken the wraps off of its mysterious "holographic processing unit", which powers the company's HoloLens. The impressive custom-built processor is very powerful, but also very expensive. Read more...

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As part of a new deal, Microsoft apps like Office, OneDrive, and Outlook will be preloaded on upcoming Lenovo Android smartphones. The deal also includes a patent cross-licensing agreement. Read more...

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SolidEnergy has developed a new battery which will ship in drones, phones, cars and other devices over the next two years, initially. It offers double the battery life than current batteries. Read more...

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Samsung is allegedly planning to launch a refurbished device marketplace in early 2017 to rival competitors such as Apple. The move could help the company fend off rivals in developing nations. Read more...

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Sony announced that it would be raising prices of its PlayStation Plus membership. While this will go into effect next month, there could possibly be a way to extend the current pricing temporarily. Read more...

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Sony's PlayStation Plus program has long offered excellent value for its members. But starting next month, members will have to pay a little more, as the membership pricing will increase. Read more...

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Samsung has run its own music streaming service for Galaxy owners for two and a half years but that service, known as "Milk Music", will cease to exist one month from now. Read more...

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Microsoft has designed and released a refined version of its Xbox One console. Numerous leaks and reports now show that Sony is following suit by releasing a slimmer version of its own PS4. Read more...

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Google has announced that it is "moving Nougat into a new regular maintenance schedule over the coming quarters", and a developer preview of its first update to Android 7.0 will arrive this fall. Read more...

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Apple today released the latest iteration of the macOS 10.12 Sierra beta for both developers and those on the Public Beta Program. There were no other betas released today. Read more...

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If you are looking for a luxe NES console, the Analogue Nt mini could be the perfect purchase. The console offers NES and Famicon support, with HDMI, RGB, component, S-Video and composite output. Read more...

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Microsoft today released Visual Studio "15" Preview 4, an early build of what is to be the next version of the company's IDE. Today's Preview brings improvements to the installer and more. Read more...

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Microsoft today released the first 64-bit version of Office for Mac to the Production channel. Version 15.25 is available to all Office users, as Microsoft will no longer be offering a 32-bit variant. Read more...

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After stating a release date of August 18, and then pushing it back to August 22, the Microsoft Store now says the Elite x3 won't arrive until September 6, while HP's store listing remains more vague. Read more...

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When you buy a Type Cover, Microsoft will give you a free 32GB PNY microSD card, but the claim that it's "worth £19.99" is a bit optimistic - the same card is available with 64GB for £14.95 on Amazon. Read more...

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Google today began rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat to supported Nexus devices. For the first time in years, there was no hardware announced alongside the newest release of the operating system. Read more...

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Save over $100 off a Dashlane Premium & Hotspot Shield Elite VPN: 3-Year Subscription Bundle with Neowin Deals. This duo of apps will ensure your browsing activity has never been safer. Read more...

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Genee launched in 2014, using AI, natural language processing and chat bots to make it easier to schedule meetings. It's now been acquired by Microsoft, and will shut down its service next month. Read more...

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Microsoft updated its Garage project Arrow Launcher over the weekend, providing a number of new features. Version 2.2 comes with a fully customizable homepage, live wallpaper support, and more. Read more...

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HP has priced the Elite x3 alone at £683, and the Desk Dock at £131. It's also revealed the cost of many other accessories for the Windows 10 Mobile flagship - but its release date is still a mystery. Read more...

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Samsung has been making strides, becoming one of the more refined Android handset makers. The Note7 is could be its best offering yet, with exquisite build and material, and an improved S-Pen stylus. Read more...

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