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Back in May, Microsoft’s Surface chief Panos Panay told The Verge that Microsoft would at some point be releasing a USB-C dongle for its new Surface Laptop and Surface Pro, neither of which come with USB-C connections. “I love the technology in Type-C,” Panay said at the time. “I believe in Type-C. When Type-C is ready for our customers, to make it easy for them, we’ll be there. If you love Type-C, it means you love dongles. We’re giving a dongle to people who love dongles,” he joked.

Now, a couple of months on from that news, the Verge reports on a new patent filing by Microsoft, originally discovered by MSPoweruser, that indicates that the company is working on a USB-C Surface connector for forthcoming Surface Laptops and Surface Pros, which will work with existing USB-C devices.
describes how the connector will use Microsoft’s magnetic connector...

It seems that some new Surface Pro owners have been troubled by a bug that is causing their Surface Pros to randomly enter sleep mode without warning, resulting in lost data for the owners.

ZDNet writes that reports first started to emerge about the sleep issue a short time after the new Surface Pro was released, with users posting on Reddit and on Microsoft’s support page that their new Surface Pro tablets were prone to powering down suddenly when being used. The first person to actually report the issue on Microsoft’s support forums said that they lost schoolwork because of the sudden shutdown.

Someone from the Microsoft support team has now posted on the official forum about the issue, reassuring those affected that a fix is on the way soon:

“We believe we have identified the issue, and are currently testing a fix that will be delivered via Windows Update,” said the Microsoft official.

This comment was then followed up by another...

Windows Central reports that Xbox VP Mike Ybarra has been talking on Twitter about the possibility of digital gifting of Windows Store and Xbox purchases, responding “Not far!” to the question, “how far off are we from getting the ability to GIFT a new purchase for a friend?”

Windows Central adds that it has heard from Xbox staff at E3 2017 that digital gifting is something that both Xbox and Windows Store teams have been working very hard on, with the hope being that it will arrive before the holiday season this Fall-Winter.

Digital gifting options are something that Steam has offered for quite some time, and Nintendo also offered it on the Wii, but not on any subsequent machine, and Sony does not as yet offer it on PlayStation. Currently, if you want to give someone a particular game as a present, you have to instead just give them store credit, which is nowhere near as much fun as giving someone an actual game or app.


Just as reported earlier this week, Doomfist is the next hero to join Overwatch. His newly released origin story video has already caused quite a stir on social media, with “Doomfist” trending worldwide on Twitter. Many memes have already been spawned in his honour, including several from Tracer fans upset that he attacks their favourite in the video.

The 25th Overwatch hero, who's real name is Akande Ogundimu, hails from Nigeria and is one of the leaders of Talon. His weapon is the Doomfist cybernetic glove, of course! An Assault-class hero, Doomfist’s primary attack is Hand Cannon, where he fires a short-range burst from shotguns that are loaded into each knuckle of his left fist, enabling you to fire off four shots in quick succession.

His other abilities include a ground-pound attack, Seismic Slam, where he leaps forward and smashes into the ground, knocking enemies toward him; Rising Uppercut, where he can uppercut opponents into...

PC Gamer writes that it looks like Doomfist is finally coming to Overwatch as a playable hero, with an in-universe blog post from the "Times of Numbani" reporting that the Talon organization attacked Helix Security International maximum security installation “with the express purpose of freeing one man: Akande Ogundimu, better known as Doomfist.”

The Times writes that according to the video surveillance footage, Ogundimu was sprung by “a black shadowy figure,” (a.k.a. The Reaper) who “easily overcame the Helix security agents, leaving over a dozen dead.”

After resurfacing in Numbani, Ogundimu faced down the new OR15 defence robots at the Adawe International Terminal, destroying them and reclaiming the Doomfist.

And it sounds like Doomfist might not be the only new playable hero, or item, to be sprung from Helix by Talon, as the report adds that “sources have indicated that it is likely that there were further security breaches in...

Blizzard Entertainment has announced that it is to launch StarCraft: Remastered worldwide on August 14. The modernized version of the award-winning sci-fi RTS classic can now be pre-purchased via the online Blizzard Shop for $47.99/£12.99. Anyone pre-purchasing prior to August 14 will get three unique building skins to use in the game: the Char Hive, the Korhal Command Center, and the Aiur Nexus. Anyone buying the game will also get digital bonuses for StarCraft II, including the Alexei Stukov co-op commander and three unique portraits celebrating StarCraft: Remastered.

The new game brings a modern feel to the original StarCraft, while keeping the gameplay the same as it has always been for nearly twenty years. It’s also fully compatible with the current version of StarCraft. Here are some of the game’s features:
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