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Is Microsoft getting into wearables?

There have been rumours for a while that Microsoft is working on a smartwatch - but this could merely be the start of a broader push into wearable tech. According to Wareable in addition to a smartwatch, the company is also working on a clip-on camera in the mould of Autographer, which would conceivably record…

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James O'MalleyIs Microsoft getting into wearables?
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Microsoft rumoured to be stopping Surface production – though it is probably DigiTimes talking rubbish again

Another day, another completely spurious rumour from Taiwan's DigiTimes. The website is reporting that Microsoft is about to kill off its Surface line of tablets. There are mountains of salt not large enough for our scepticism on this claim. Such a move could conceivably make sense: The first two Surface generations bled money for the…

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James O'MalleyMicrosoft rumoured to be stopping Surface production – though it is probably DigiTimes talking rubbish again
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Looking back at 10 versions of Windows following Microsoft’s Windows 10 announcement

Microsoft has just announced the most recent version of Windows - Windows 10. That's a big number, so how did we get here? Let's take a stroll down memory lane and check out what all of the previous versions of the operating system were like. Windows 1 Picture the scene:…

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James O'MalleyLooking back at 10 versions of Windows following Microsoft’s Windows 10 announcement
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Is Microsoft killing Bing?

It looks like Microsoft is killing off the Bing brand name... and bringing back MSN right: MSN. In a brand strategy that seems to be increasingly randomly chosen, apparently the latest version of Windows Phone - 8.1 - sees the various Bing apps, such as Bing Finance being rebadged to remove the "Bing" name. The…

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5 questions now Microsoft is (possibly) buying Minecraft

Sensational news over night as it has been reported that Microsoft is about to close a deal to buy Mojang, the company that developers the wildly popular game Minecraft. According to the WSJ, the deal would value the company at $2bn. Here's four questions we're asking as a result. 1) What's in it for Microsoft?…

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James O'Malley5 questions now Microsoft is (possibly) buying Minecraft
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Microsoft get around Destiny advertising ban

Microsoft has created an advert for its new perfume, known as "Destiny". Hang on... doesn't that sound familiar? If you head over to the Destiny Fragrance website, you'll discover that it is in fact all a ruse and the company is actually pushing Destiny the game - which it technically isn't allowed to advertise. The…

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James O'MalleyMicrosoft get around Destiny advertising ban
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Microsoft rolls out Xbox One updates for SmartGlass, Media Player and more

Microsoft has got a head start on its roll-out of the September Xbox One system update that brings many new features and updates to the console. The latest firmware update, available now, adds a new media player app with improved media management, a new Party app, improvements to SmartGlass, and more. The Media Player will…

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Stuart O'ConnorMicrosoft rolls out Xbox One updates for SmartGlass, Media Player and more
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Microsoft planning its own Chromecast-style streaming dongle?

Microsoft is thought to be working on its own Chromecast-style streaming dongle for TVs - at least if a filing with America's Federal Communications Commission is to believed. The filing suggests the company is working on something that can plug into a HDMI port, is powered by USB and can stream content over wifi -…

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James O'MalleyMicrosoft planning its own Chromecast-style streaming dongle?
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Separate Xbox One Kinect rumoured to be launching in October

If you're one of those Xbox One owners who picked the system up without a Kinect, you've probably been wondering if you'd ever be able to buy a standalone Kinect. Now Microsoft is reportedly going to be selling the Xbox One Kinect sensor from October 6. According to Windows Phone Central, which quotes unnamed sources,…

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Stuart O'ConnorSeparate Xbox One Kinect rumoured to be launching in October