Why Microsoft wants to make games more accessible for all of us

Inside Microsoft’s Inclusive Technologies Lab in Redmond, Washington, a sign says, “When you do not intentionally, deliberately include … you will unintentionally exclude.” This reflects the thinking behind the Xbox Adaptive Controller, a new accessory for Xbox One game consoles to help those with limited mobility get back in the…Read More

Microsoft controller makes gaming more accessible to people with disabilities

In an inspired moment, Microsoft is unveiling a game controller that enables players with disabilities to play games again. It is part of a growing movement to make tech more accessible to everyone on the planet. Mike Luckett is a veteran who suffered a spinal cord injury in a motorcycle accident in 2011. That injury […]

Microsoft is reportedly planning a new $400 tablet to compete with the iPad (AAPL, MSFT)

Melia Robinson/Business Insider Microsoft is reportedly working on a new, lower-cost Surface tablet, according to a report from Bloomberg.  The new tablet would start at $ 400 and have a 10-inch screen, about nine hours of battery life, and USB-C charging.  Microsoft has dabbled in more consumer-friendly tablets in the past, but has shifted focus […]

Microsoft blocks Windows 10 April 2018 update to some Intel SSDs

Enlarge / Intel SSD 600p. (credit: Intel) The April 2018 update for Windows 10 is now being blocked from installing on systems with certain Intel SSDs. With the update installed, systems with the Intel SSD 600p Series and Intel SSD Pro 6000p Series devices seem to crash repeatedly during startup. The problem appears to be […]

Xbox One news: PUBG update, Microsoft games gift, Black Panther Xbox One X sweepstakes

Xbox One games fans have been given another chance to test PUBG’s next major update. Bluehole Inc. and Microsoft are in the middle of expanding the content currently available in the popular console version. This includes a new Miramar test session, which is set to end later this week. Fans have until Monday, May 14 […]

Microsoft can’t fix “flickergate” Surface Pro 4s with software, so it’s replacing them

At first glance, it’s easy to mistake the Surface Pro 4 for the Surface Pro 3. Microsoft will replace Surface Pro 4s that are afflicted with a screen flickering issue that is caused by a hardware problem and is unfixable in firmware or software. For more than a year, there have been complaints from Surface […]

Microsoft will replace your Surface Pro 4 if the screen flickers

Since Microsoft released the Surface Pro 4 in 2015, many owners have wrangled with a maddening screen flicker. Two and a half years later, Microsoft still can’t fix the issue on “a small percentage” of Pro 4s through firmware and driver updates, so the company is offering customers refurbished replacements. Microsoft is only exchanging Pro […]

Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with Sets, clipboard, dark theme, Notepad, and search improvements

While Windows 10 barely got a mention at Build 2018, Microsoft today released a new preview for PCs with Sets, clipboard, dark theme, Notepad, search, Start, and Settings improvements. This build is from the RS5 branch, which represents the Windows 10 update the company plans to release later this year. Windows 10 is being developed […]