Microsoft news recap: dual-screen phone Surface Duo announced, new keyboards, and more

Jack Wilkinson

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Microsoft news recap is a weekly feature highlighting the top Microsoft news stories of the past week. Sit back, grab some coffee, and enjoy the read!

Microsoft pulls a “one more thing,” introduces Surface Duo, a dual screen “phone” that runs Android apps

In a surprise move, Microsoft took to the stage to announce a new phone – that’s right – a new phone, a Surface phone in fact. This week saw the company announce its Surface Duo, a dual-screen phone that runs Android apps.

Microsoft announces 2 new keyboards with dedicated emoji, search, and Office 365 keys

If you’re in the market for a new keyboard, Microsoft has announced 2 new keyboards that bring some dedicated keys to help you find your way around faster, including emoji, search, and even Office 365 keys.

Microsoft Bluetooth Keyboard

Mojang lead says Minecraft 10 years from now should “feel similar, or close” to today’s game

Minecraft has been a much-loved game for many years, amongst both adults and children alike. If you were worried about the direction that Minecraft might head in, Mojang lead Jens Bergensten has sought to ease fears, by saying that the game should “feel similar, or close” to how Minecraft feels today, 10 years from now.

Minecraft is getting a new rendering engine and Ray Traycing support on Windows 10

New Microsoft Arc, Bluetooth, and Ergonomic mice announced, Pre-orders open

It’s not just keyboards and phones that Microsoft has been working on. It also has some new mice, including a new Microsoft Arc, Bluetooth mouse, and an Ergonomic mouse. You can read all the details here.

That’s it for this week. We’ll be back next week with more Microsoft news.