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Reasons Why Windows Mobile Has a Great Future

Microsoft has failed once in making their place in the world of smart phones.<p>But now it is ready and has set all its parameters to become the market …

Facebook for Windows Phone gains secondary Live Tiles

Microsoft’s version of Facebook for Windows Phone significantly improved on Monday, with the addition of “secondary” Live Tile support for monitoring Facebook Chat or specific posts.<p>Oh, and there’s stickers now, too.<p>Microsoft’s own dev team released version 5.2.1 of Windows Phone on Monday morning, …

Microsoft’s Windows 8 Is The Perfect OS That Nobody Wants

Windows 8 looks perfect. But new updates may revert its design to appease consumers. What is going on?<p>With Windows 8, Microsoft did the unthinkable: The company designed a groundbreaking interface of boxes called Metro that could scale from laptops, to tablets, to phones, to Xboxes–meaning any …

Bill Gates is Santa for one lucky Reddit user

Bill Gates is no stranger to Reddit, but he’s swapping 80-inch Windows 8 displays and meme pictures this time for a role as secret Santa. 24-year-old Reddit user "NY1227," identified only as Rachel, participated in this year's Reddit annual online gift exchange and was left shocked by her unlikely …

Fascinating Hypothesis: The Whole Idea Of Species Doesn't Apply To Certain Organisms

One group of scientists is arguing that certain organisms, about a millimeter in size or slightly smaller, don't form species at all.<p>Meiofauna are pretty weird. That's the term for all organisms that are an in-between size, about one-half to one millimeter, so they're much bigger than bacteria, but …

Biology

Little Big Universe: Tilt-Shifted Astro Images Make Space Look Tiny

Aww, how cute! What an adorable little… nebula?<p>Although here it may look like it could fit in your hand, the Horsehead Nebula is obviously quite a …

Amazing close-up photos of snowflakes taken without a microscope

These are the best kinds of snowflakes: the kind that are under the lens of a camera and not piled up outside my door. A Russian photographer uses a …

Photography

Microsoft reportedly wants to combat NSA with stronger encryption

Executives discuss new initiatives following reports that government agency breached networks at Google and Yahoo<p>Microsoft is reportedly looking for new ways to more securely encrypt its internet traffic amid concerns that the National Security Agency (NSA) may have breached its network. Citing …

Rare tiny neutrinos may have huge implications for astronomy

Together, they contain a tiny fraction of the mass of a single electron. But the 28 neutrinos from deep space detected by an icy observatory beneath the South Pole promise a revolution in the study of the universe, scientists said Thursday.<p>The elusive subatomic particles discovered by an …

Physics

Windows phones stand to gain in enterprise segment post iOS 7 hard landing

SCOTTSDALE, USA: The consumerization of IT has reached a maturation state in key markets forcing smartphone OEMs to incorporate security and advanced …

Why 'One Microsoft' also means one Windows - for everyone

Just what does the future of Windows look like? And can we predict it from the tea leaves of Microsoft's developer tools?<p>There's a lot of buzz around …

Windows Phone 8: Microsoft's breakthrough moment?

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1030000/1030035_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524658551_dbbf0f617409785fa661f1df30627ebc<p><b>Windows Phone 8 users have often had that sinking feeling of being the stragglers in the smartphone app race.</b><p>But on Wednesday they were handed a …

Windows Phone

Note takers, take note: Papyrus for Windows Phone is now available

Other features on board include:<p>Take notes with your finger or passive stylus<br>• Vector graphics engine<br>• Undo and redo actions<br>• Use the selection tool to …

Windows Phone

Microsoft Updates OneNote App For Windows 8.1 Devices With New Share Charm Support And More - MSPoweruser

Microsoft today updated OneNote app for Windows 8.1 devices. You can now take your device camera to insert photos into your notes. These photos are …

Microsoft Giving Away Free Game Downloads To Consumers Who Received Faulty Xbox One Units - MSPoweruser

Few days back, we reported about the hardware issue affecting a very small number of Xbox One customers. Microsoft responded that they are working …

Nokia Chat For Windows Phone Devices Updated With Improved Performance And Offline Support - MSPoweruser

Nokia has updated their Nokia Chat app for Windows Phone devices. This new v1.3 update now features improved performance, offline support and more. …

Microsoft Bringing Message Encryption To Office 365 In Early 2014

Microsoft is bringing message encryption to Office 365. The system will allow email to be automatically encrypted, even when sent to non-Office 365 users. So, you can use the protection with anyone, on any other email service.<p>In the age of pervasive data abduction by government agency, keeping your …

Xbox One: gamers flock to London's West End for midnight launch

Microsoft's new games console, the Xbox One, has gone on sale in the UK today at £429.99.<p>Hordes of Xbox fans braved the cold and queued up outside a pop-up GAME store in London’s Trocadero, to be one of the first to get their hands on the new console. Thousands more waited excitedly for midnight at …

FIFA (Video Game)

Source: Microsoft In Talks To Buy Shoutcast And Winamp From AOL

Looks like the llama may not get off so easily after all. AOL yesterday announced that it was shutting down Winamp, media playing software for Windows and Android devices that it picked up through its $80 million acquisition of Nullsoft in 1999. But today Techcrunch has learned that AOL is talks …

Early demand for Xbox One rivals that of PlayStation 4

Arrival of Xbox One pits Microsoft and Sony head-to-head for heart -- and pocketbook -- of video game lovers.<p>Now, it's officially a console war.<p>Microsoft's $499 Xbox One, which hits stores at midnight, is expected to sell as briskly as the Sony PlayStation 4, which sold more than 1 million in the …

Xbox One teardown reveals it’s even more like a PC than the PlayStation 4

Both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 are basically powerful PCs in game-console clothing.<p>But in the Xbox One’s case, this is even more so, according to a teardown by the venerable repair geeks at iFixit.<p>The Xbox One’s enormous and boxy case actually makes it seem like you’re shoving a computer …

Nokia’s Finland HQ To Become A Microsoft Site Next Year, After Devices & Services Sale

The wheel of fortune symbolism is clear: as Apple prepares to break ground on a new UFO-esque HQ, the former kingpin of mobile, Nokia, is quietly preparing to move out of its own headquarters — to make way for Microsoft.<p>Finland’s Taloussanmat reports that Nokia will be moving out of its current …

It’s Really Easy to Get Your Genetic Results. But Good Luck Making Sense of Them.

A ge­net­ic test a few years ago told Cath­er­ine Afar­i­an and her hus­band that their fu­ture child would have a 50 per­cent chance of …

Molecular Biology

Orgasm for dummies: Neuroscience explains why sex feels good

New brain studies explain how pleasure really works — and the amazing science behind amazing pleasure<p>Before I realized what was happening, the patient reached down between my legs and grabbed my genitals. It was 1985, in the middle of the night during my medicine internship. I was working about 110 …

Signs of autism might be detectable in the first months of life

By the time most kids are diagnosed with autism, they're somewhere between the ages of three and five years old. Now, new research points towards a potential means of diagnosing children much, much sooner — and it all comes down to eye contact.<p>In a study funded by the National Institutes of Mental …

Scared of the dentist? This is why, say neuroscientists

The whir of a dentist's drill might bring on the shakes and a racing heart, but what happens in the brain has long been a mystery.<p>Now researchers in Japan believe they are closer to an answer after scanning people's brains while playing them sounds of dental drills and suction instruments.<p>People …

Children of rich parents suffering increased mental health problems

The unrealistic expectations being placed on children by wealthy parents is leading to mental health problems, according to the latest research<p>The children of rich parents are put under so much pressure to succeed they are at an increased risk of suffering of mental illness, a study has …

Mental Health

Depression Linked With Shorter Telomeres, A Sign Of Cell Aging

By Bahar Gholipour, Staff Writer<p>Published: 11/12/2013 08:18 AM EST on LiveScience<p>People suffering from depression may be aging faster than other people, according to a new study from the Netherlands.<p>In the study of about 1,900 people who had major depressive disorders at some point during their …