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Windows Phones need Windows 10 to save them


Windows Phones have been struggling these past few months. Whether or not you own a Windows Phone, Android, or iPhone, you will have noticed the lack of Lumia’s you see out in the wild. The lack of consumers adopting the third option is evident in the latest statistics, which suggest that Microsoft has lost over one million users and is ...

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Microsoft Has Purchased The Company Behind The Wunderlist App

Microsoft has purchased Wunderlist

6Wunderkinder, the developers of Wunderlist, have announced today that they will be joining Microsoft in the tech giants most recent acquisition. If you’re unfamiliar with Wunderlist it is a productivity app that allows you to make and share lists across devices and with multiple people. The app was rated as the best to-do-list app last year by The Verge; needless to ...

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Windows 10 Release Date Revealed

Windows 10

We’ve been in the era of Window 8 for some time now, and love it or hate it, most people would agree that it’s been an awkward time. An operating system that wasn’t necessarily ideal for business or leisure, it’s served as Windows’ stepping stone. Now, Microsoft has revealed exactly when we’ll see the fruits of their labor, and get ...

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Microsoft working on automated image identifying technology

Microsoft Minecraft Image Recognition

For a long time, an ability that humans had that machines didn’t was the ability to look at a picture and accurately describe what was going on in the picture. Relatively recently, technology advanced to the point that computers can identify what was a face and what wasnt a face with a high degree of accuracy, even to the point ...

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Rise of the Tomb Raider is a timed Xbox One exclusive


There has been some confusion over the exclusivity deal Microsoft have over Rise of the Tomb Raider, after Xbox Australia updated a tweet from January 2015, where they stated, categorically, that the new Lara Croft game is an Xbox One exclusive, not a timed exclusive. “Not timed exclusive but exclusive,” read the Tweet. However Xbox head, Phil Spencer has since come out to deny ...

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Windows 10, bridging the gap between gamers


As one of the big 3 in the home console market, Microsoft is in a constant battle against Sony and Nintendo to offer better services, and lately, to offer better cross platform connectivity. As expected, Windows 10 will offer quite a degree of connectivity between the Xbox One and your PC, letting you stream, play against other across both platforms ...

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Greenpeace crowns Apple the most eco-friendly tech company


In Greenpeace’s recent report on developments towards an eco-friendly internet, ‘Clicking Clean,’ Apple were found to be the greenest company among its tech peers. Each company, which included Microsoft and Facebook, were graded according to their use of renewable energies, as opposed to nuclear and fossil-fuels, as well as a number of other factors. Apple was the only company to ...

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Microsoft’s Mark of Shame for Windows 10 Pirates


Last month Microsoft offered to provide users of Windows 7 and 8.1 with the upcoming Windows 10 for free. Terry Myerson, Executive Vice President of Operating Systems at Microsoft, clarified to Reuters shortly thereafter that the upgrade would include “all qualified PCs, genuine and non-genuine,” meaning that anyone with Windows 7 or 8.1—regardless of whether it was purchased or pirated—could ...

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Should Sony’s PS4 fear the Xbox One?

Xbox One vs PS 4

It feels as if Xbox One has been playing catch-up with the PS4 ever since Microsoft shot themselves in the foot in 2013 with their announcement of DRM security and anti-piracy policies for the console. They declared that they would prevent lending or trading-in games and would disable offline play-before backpedalling due to a humungous gamer uproar.  The consumer response ...

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Microsoft Acquires Surface Digital Pen From N-Trig


Microsoft has shelled out $30 million in acquiring the technology for the Surface Digital Pen from their Israeli partner, N-Trig. The company has been responsible for this type of digital writing, especially playing a key part in the development of pen-input technologies used by Microsoft and other tech companies. The move comes as a surprise, especially among claims that N-Trig was ...

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