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2016 Hyundai Tucson Review - First Drive

A good crossover nowadays needs more than just the basics. It should ride better, perform better, and provide more utility than its competition to stand out in a market flooded with CUVs.<p>On paper, the 2016 Hyundai Tucson appears to do just that. The third-generation crossover arrives in America …

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Deemed Best Tablet Display On The Market By Researchers

Microsoft’s Surface hybrid tablet line-up may have been met initially with a lukewarm reception on the company’s first effort out of the gate, costing them a cool $900 million once upon a time, but there is little question that Redmond has been making significant improvements to the product and …

White House: Israeli reports of Obama-Netanyahu tensions are 'totally false'

Offices of Israeli and American leaders denounce purported call transcript as criticism of US in Israeli media mounts<p>• Gaza crisis: ‘Huge surge’ in displaced people after bombing<p>The White House denounced reports in the Israeli media on Tuesday that purported to reveal details of a tense private …

Libya: military plane brought down and fuel depot set on fire as violence escalates – video

A fuel depot in Tripoli burns and Benghazi residents inspect a plane crash after a night of violence in Libya on Tuesday. At least 30 people were killed in fighting between Libyan forces and Islamist militants. A conflict is also growing between rival factions of former rebel groups who brought …

Gaza: at least 15 killed and 90 injured as another UN school is hit

UN official condemns ‘in the strongest possible terms this serious violation of international law by Israeli forces’<p>At least 15 Palestinians were killed and about 90 injured early on Wednesday when a UN school sheltering displaced people was hit by shells during a second night of relentless …

Iran urged to release detained Washington Post journalist

Jason Rezaian, who has Iranian and US citizenship, was held last week along with his Iranian wife and an American couple<p>Iran is facing mounting pressure to release the Washington Post's correspondent in Tehran, who was arrested more than a week ago in what was seen as the latest move against press …

Gaza UN school shelling: 'They came here for protection, not to be killed'

Thousands moved into the school after Israel warned people to leave their homes or risk death. Then the bombs came<p>The first shell came just after the early morning call to prayer, when most of those taking shelter in a United Nations school in Jabaliya refugee camp were asleep, crammed into …

Gaza crisis: US condemns fatal attack on UN school, says culprit unknown – as it happened

Strike on UN school kills at least 16; more than 100 wounded, leading UN’s Ban Ki-moon to say that ‘all available evidence points to Israeli artillery’ Israeli military says it was responding to fire Separate strike on busy market kills 17, wounds scores, officials say Dozens killed elsewhere in …

New Windows Phone 8.1 Ad Highlights Cortana, Disses Siri

Cortana, the personal assistant for Windows Phone that Microsoft developed to rival Apple’s Siri and Google Now, gets the limelight in a new ad that’s far from being subtle (spotted first by The Verge).<p>The commercial for Windows Phone 8.1 pits Cortana on a Lumia 635 against Siri on an iPhone 5s, …

Microsoft's Offices in China Visited by Authorities

Microsoft’s offices in China have been visited by officials from the State Administration for Industry & Commerce in the country, according to multiple reports today.<p>The visits were at Microsoft’s offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chengdu, according to Reuters, citing local Chinese news …

Windows Phone's Cortana Integrates Foursquare Data

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OneNote for Mac, iOS Now Let You Insert Office Documents

Microsoft wants everyone to use its productivity software, regardless of the hardware or operating system they use most frequently. Today it’s catering to Apple enthusiasts with a hefty OneNote update for Mac, iPhone and iPad, introducing deeper OneDrive support, better notebook organisation and …

Microsoft's Cortana Digital Assistant Is Coming to China, UK, Canada, India and Australia

Microsoft has announced its first update to its Windows Phone 8.1 platform, which will most notably see its Cortana digital assistant expand outside of the US for the first time.<p>The company says that the service is being launched as a beta in China (where it is named ‘Xiao Na’) and the UK, while …

Sky's NOW TV Lands On Xbox One

BSkyB has announced that its NOW TV streaming service, which lets subscribers access movies, entertainment and sports content on-demand, is now available on Microsoft’s Xbox One. This comes just a few days after NOW TV landed on Sony’s PlayStation 4.<p>If you have an active rolling monthly …

Microsoft Debuts a Windows Rival to Raspberry Pi

Two years after $35 microcomputer Raspberry Pi hit the market, Microsoft is getting in on the DIY-PC action with its own version.<p>The Redmond, …

Microsoft OneNote Update Lures Students and Pros Alike

Microsoft's OneNote productivity apps just got more competitive with challengers like Evernote.<p>The company updated OneNote for Mac and iOS with new …

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Cortana Lands in China With Windows Phone 8.1 Update

Cortana, how far to Beijing?<p>Pretty soon, that distance will be reduced to zero now that Microsoft has just announced it's bringing Cortana to new …

Microsoft's Chinese offices raided over alleged antitrust allegations

Chinese media reports suggest the investigation could focus on Microsoft's "de facto monopoly" in China's OS market.<p>An antitrust investigation is apparently the cause for a recent raid that shook up Microsoft's offices in China.<p>On Monday, China's State Administration for Industry & Commerce visited …

With Windows Phone 8.1 update, Cortana learns to speak Chinese

Microsoft's smartphone personal assistant is also now equipped to work in United Kingdom, and early versions have been pushed out for Australia, Canada, and India.<p>Microsoft announced updates to Windows Phone 8.1 today, including features that will let people in China use localized versions of …

With EA Access, Microsoft brings Xbox One vision back from the dead

It's been more than a year since Microsoft began course-correcting its vision for the Xbox One. Now, with the EA Access subscription service, the company has a way to salvage it.<p>EA announced a bold initiative on Tuesday called EA Access, a Netflix-for-games subscription service that will cost $5 or …

Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 wins plaudits for display, says researcher

Microsoft's newest 12-inch tablet has one of the best displays of any tablet out there, according to DisplayMate Technologies. That's no mean feat.<p>Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 has one of the biggest and best tablet displays going -- so says DisplayMate Technologies, one of the most prominent display …