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  • Resist the $299 Xbox One

    Resist the $299 Xbox One

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    As you may have heard, Microsoft has discounted its Xbox One consoles by $50, with the cheapest bundle now selling for just $299. That's a great price. But you shouldn't buy an Xbox One now, given the high probability that Microsoft will announce one or more new consoles next week.

    Thurrott Daily: June 6

    Thurrott Daily: June 6

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    Tech tidbits from around the web: Microsoft Planner is now available to Office 365 commercial customers, first ever Office Insider Fast update for Mac Insiders is now available, whether we are stuck with two smart phone platforms, six more Xbox 360 games hit Xbox One Backwards compatibility, more.

    Thurrott Daily: May 31

    Thurrott Daily: May 31

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    Tech tidbits from around the web: A real life Half-Life 2 City Scanner drone, Xbox One price drops by $50 ahead of E3, Windows 10 Mobile build 14342.1004 heads to Insiders in the Slow ring, a "leaked" image purportedly shows Surface phone, BBC's Micro Bit computer is now available to the public, more.

    Thurrott Daily: March 26

    Thurrott Daily: May 26

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    Tech tidbits from around the web: Sony has now sold over 40 million PlayStation 4 consoles, Microsoft shouldn't be making smart phones, Google kills the Nexus 9 and Nexus Player, and Microsoft isn't alone in wanting to kill passwords.

    How Microsoft Can Fix the Xbox One in 2016

    How Microsoft Can Fix the Xbox One in 2016

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    The Xbox One is a paradox of sorts. It has sold at a far faster clip than previous Xbox consoles, which should be celebrated. But it's also been outsold by as much as 2-to-1 by the PlayStation 4. So "fixing" the Xbox One in 2016 is tricky: Microsoft will need to continue with what's working while making the platform more appealing to a wider audience.

    DOOM Comes Roaring to the Xbox One

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    Judgment Day is upon us: The remade version of DOOM is available today on Xbox One---and PC, if you don't mind purchasing via Steam or a local retailer---offering a graphic and violent walk down memory lane. Whether the new game stands up at all to the original, let alone the DOOM 3 reboot from 12 years ago, remains to be seen.

    Thurrott Daily: May 3

    Thurrott Daily: May 3

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    Tech tidbits from around the web: More takes on Microsoft's phone strategy and Intel's mobile fail, Xbox at E3, Microsoft following in the footsteps of AWS, Microsoft quietly sold its stake in Caradigm health venture with GE, more.

    Thurrott Daily: May 2

    Thurrott Daily: May 2

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    Tech tidbits from around the web: Miguel de Icaza says Microsoft is a different company now, get Office 365 Home Premium for just $76, buy an Xbox One, get a $50 gift card, the PBS Video app is now available on Windows 10, and SQL Server 2016 coming on June 1st.

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