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Tom Warren is a Senior Editor for The Verge. Tom previously founded WinRumors, a site dedicated to Microsoft news, before joining The Verge. Tom also used to work as an enterprise project manager in a variety of investment banks, and has a background in IT and Windows engineering. Tom has appeared on CNN, CNN International, BBC News, Channel 4, MSNBC, TWiT, and many others over the years.

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A first look at Microsoft’s upgraded Surface Laptop Studio 2

The biggest changes to Microsoft’s high-end laptop are on the inside — but the device itself still looks good.

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We’re minutes away from Microsoft’s Surface and AI event.

The room is full. The elevator music is booming. But there’s no pumped Panos Panay this time. It’s Microsoft’s Surface and AI event, and The Verge is covering all the key announcements live. Microsoft isn’t live streaming this one, so make sure you tune into our live blog. It all kicks off at 10AM ET.

Microsoft’s Surface and AI event: all the news and announcements

Microsoft’s big Windows and Surface event will focus on its AI vision of the future.

UK regulators likely to decide on Microsoft’s Activision Blizzard deal next week.

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is expected to issue a preliminary decision on Microsoft’s Activision Blizzard deal next week, a source familiar with the situation tells The Verge. It follows Microsoft restructuring its deal — after the CMA blocked it over cloud gaming concerns — to transfer cloud gaming rights for current and new Activision Blizzard games to Ubisoft.

This preliminary decision will then be followed by a final one, due by October 18th. The UK is the final regulatory hurdle for Microsoft’s giant deal.

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Xbox leak: new Xbox Series X design, next-gen in 2028, and more

A huge amount of unredacted Microsoft emails and documents have leaked online.

It’s too late to delete Microsoft’s secret Xbox docs.

That hasn’t stopped the US District Court for the Northern District of California, though. After a massive leak of Microsoft’s Xbox roadmap earlier today, the District Court has now deleted all of the evidence in the FTC v. Microsoft case from its website. The FTC has also made it clear this leak was Microsoft’s mistake. Oops.