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Microsoft says it’s not the Surface’s fault your team lost

Tom Brady's Patriots lost to Peyton Manning's Broncos in the AFC championship game last weekend, but it had nothing to do with Microsoft's Surface tablets. That's the word from the software giant in the form of a blog post entitled "Surfacing the Facts." Microsoft's detailed response blames stadium …

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Microsoft's 'News Pro' app for iOS leverages Bing news and social media to create your feed

Microsoft has a new app for iOS, but it’s not that rumored keyboard. Instead, it’s leveraging Bing news to create a feed that will keep you engaged on topics you’re most interested in.<p>Called News Pro, the app takes your LinkedIn and Facebook account info and turns around results based on your …

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Windows 10 Mobile concept shows that small tweaks could make it great rather than acceptable

Windows 10 Mobile hasn't officially started rolling out yet, and according to the latest from Microsoft, existing Windows Phone 8.1 devices should …

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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella selling Seattle-area home at asking price of $3.5M

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s home in Clyde Hill, Wash., was listed for sale this week at an asking price of $3.488 million, according to real estate …

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Windows 10 build 11097 is being tested internally, no UX changes yet, all structural

Although it will be "a few more days" until we start to see new Windows 10 builds for the PC (also known as Redstone) roll out to Insiders, with the …

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Hands On With Acer's Liquid Jade Primo Windows Phone

Hands On With Acer's Liquid Jade Primo Windows Phone<p>Acer announced a high-end Windows phone and a low-end Android tablet at CES.<p>LAS VEGAS—Acer's …

Microsoft is pushing for a quantum leap to shape the future of computing

Microsoft and Rambus have announced a partnership whereby they will be jointly looking into the memory requirements which will be necessary for …

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A Bet That Microsoft Will Top Apple Again

Two questions have been dogging Apple for a few years now.<p>Can iPhone sales keep going up?<br>• What comes after the iPhone?<p>Tim Cook & Co. did a pretty …

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Microsoft shows how the Internet of Things can actually be interesting

For how excited everyone at CES is about the Internet of Things, most examples of it have tended to be pretty boring. They're dry suggestions of how you might start up music, play with your refrigerator, or hook up some weather sensor — all key parts of the smart home, but not something you'd …

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How Visual Studio Code frees you from a single ecosystem

Microsoft has been working to become more of a universal open source platform that everybody can use. Shaking off the feeling that once you’re using Microsoft, you’re stuck with all things Microsoft, they’ve really looked for ways to help change the overall opinion and attitude toward its …

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Microsoft Windows boss says Microsoft has won the PC battle but not the war

When Microsoft first introduced the Surface Pro 4 tablet and Surface Book laptop back in October 2015, the tech giant said it was just trying to show its PC manufacturer partners what the future looks like.<p>Judging by a CES 2016 event hosted by Microsoft I attended this week, you'd be forgiven for …

CES 2016: AMD hints at Xbox One and PS4 price drops on the horizon

The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 could be heading for a significant price drop, with next generation chips bringing the cost of production down.AMD are …

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New battery tech promises one-minute charging time for eight hours of play

It sounds unbelievable<p>A new battery technology described by PDP at CES 2016 seems a bit hard to believe, but the company told Polygon it has a working prototype ... although we weren't able to see it. The pitch is intriguing though: The technology is supposed to be able to provide eight hours of …

Intel's RealSense camera made me the star of 'Fallout 4'

Over the holidays, I've really been putting the hours into <i>Fallout 4.</i> So when Intel and Uraniom said that it'd be demonstrating its RealSense 3D camera to embed people into that vault suit, I knew what I had to do. Uraniom's tech includes machine learning, geometry processing and 3D game engineering …

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Cyanogen OS 12.1.1 rolling out to OnePlus One with Microsoft’s Cortana

Mossberg: What Apple, Google, Microsoft and more should focus on in 2016

The big companies can make the simple things better<p>Welcome to Mossberg<i>, a weekly commentary and reviews column on The Verge and Re/code by veteran tech journalist Walt Mossberg, now an Executive Editor at The Verge and Editor at Large of Re/code.</i><p>This is CES week, when the consumer electronics …

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Microsoft's Cortana assistant will help future cars anticipate and avoid accidents

After missing out on the smartphone revolution a decade ago, Microsoft intends to <i>not</i> miss the next big thing.<p>Besides investing in things like …

Alcatel OneTouch Just Announced a $139 Windows 10 Phone

Alcatel OneTouch is a company that’s happy to make a name for itself by selling budget-friendly smartphones.<p>It's a strategy that’s more apparent than …

Samsung Brings Back Windows Tablets

After ignoring Windows for years on its tablets, Samsung is finally embracing Microsoft’s operating system again.<p>Samsung on Tuesday unveiled the …

HP unveils its thinnest, lightest notebook ever, "built in collaboration with Microsoft"

Last year, we reviewed HP's EliteBook Folio 1020, and we came away impressed with what it had to offer. Today, HP unveiled a new version of the …

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CES 2016: Samsung joins Microsoft's Surface game with new Galaxy TabPro S

Samsung is taking on Microsoft's Surface Pro and the iPad Pro with the announcement of the Galaxy TabPro S.Powered by Windows 10, the 12-inch, 2-in-1 …

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Samsung tries to fight Microsoft's Surface with new Galaxy TabPro S

Samsung is making its first foray into Windows 10 tablets with the announcement of the new Galaxy TabPro S on Tuesday. It looks a lot like one of the company’s Android tablets, and features a thin, fan-less tablet powered by an Intel Core M processor. The TabPro S has both a front- and rear-facing …

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Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10 die on Tuesday

Internet Explorer has long been the bane of many Web developers’ existence, but here’s some news to brighten your day: Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10 are reaching ‘end of life’ on Tuesday, meaning they’re no longer supported by Microsoft.<p>A patch, which goes live on January 12, will nag Internet …

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Reading books on your Windows 10 devices | On MSFT

Reading is one of the most common forms of content consumption on any mobile device, and an ecosystem can only be complete when it also offers a …