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As if Pokemon Go wasn't already addictive enough for many folks, some crafty engineers are taking it to a whole new level. Developers from Koder and Capitola VR came up with VR/AR prototypes of the game to be used with Microsoft Hololens. Just watch the video above to see it in action.

Source: BGR

Microsoft is tempting students to buy a Surface Pro 4 this week with a new promotion running at its retail stores in the US. The software maker is taking $300 off when students buy a Surface Pro 4 and Xbox One. "So basically a free Xbox One with the purchase of a Surface Pro 4," says Terry Myerson, head of Windows and devices at Microsoft, in an interview with The Verge. The deal goes live today and will run until August 14th.

The timing of Microsoft's deal comes just a week after the company revealed...

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Microsoft announced that they will be pushing out a Windows 10 Anniversary update to all owners of Windows 10. This update will be downloadable for free starting August 2nd, 2016. The update includes a fairly significant number of new features. Here's a breakdown:
  • Improved security included in Windows Hello and Windows Defender updates (detailed below).
  • Windows Hello will let you log in to apps without a password. You can also access websites with biometric authentication using Microsoft Edge
  • Windows Defender will now let you schedule quick scans on your PC to run automatically as well as provide summaries once it is finished.
  • Microsoft Edge gets power-saving improvements. It will now consume less memory, use fewer CPU cycles, and minimize background activity
  • Extensions for Edge will be available in the Windows Store and it will now support modern web standards, like...
Microsoft is changing the wording of its 'Get Windows 10' update prompt to make cancelling the free update easier and clearer.

By Mary Jo Foley for All About Microsoft | June 28, 2016 -- 11:59 GMT (04:59 PDT)

Microsoft plans to change the Windows 10 update prompt to make it clearer and easier for Windows 7 and 8.x customers to schedule or decline the offer.

The new 'Get Windows 10' update prompt, coming later this week

Microsoft officials said late on June 27...

Microsoft just invested in a startup company called "Kind." What makes this newsworthy is that this company's purpose is to track marijuana plants from "seed to sale," and help legal dealers comply with laws. Yep... it's a legal pot company. Microsoft can do this because the sale of marijuana is legal in Washington state.

The fact that Microsoft has taken this step is a potentially big risk, but could open a doorway to legitimacy. Most banks and conglomerates in corporate America still see the legal weed industry as sketchy at best. Now that one of the largest tech titans in the world has taken that first plunge, we might see the reluctance begin to fade as more corporations see the potential for profit in that industry.

It isn't likely we will see Xbox branded pot available anytime soon, but it's still a bold move for the company, and could lead to a...

Here's a play from out of left field that comes as a surprise. Microsoft is acquiring LinkedIn for $26.2 Billion USD. Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella believes that LinkedIn is a prefect for Microsoft, and we can see his point. Microsoft has been focusing on the enterprise market more and more lately, and LinkedIn is the dominate social media website for remaining professionally connected.

Microsoft has promised to give LinkedIn the room to keep running independently. They will even keep the company CEO, Jeff Weiner, in place. Furthermore, Microsoft intends to integrate the LinkedIn network into its other services and apps. This includes Office, Skype and Cortana.

This is a brilliant way for Microsoft to push into the social networking industry in a more impactful way than they have been able to previously. The company plans to finish the acquisition before the close of 2016. What do you...
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