Is Microsoft working on an entirely new web browser, codename “Spartan”?

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Microsoft is working on an entirely new web browser, which will be more light-weight, support extensions and feel similar to Chrome or Firefox, apparently. According to ZDNet, the development of the browser - codenamed "Spartan" - is completely separate to the teams currently working on future versions of Internet Explorer. Windows 10 on desktop is…

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Minecraft launches on Windows Phone 8.1

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Microsoft's recent acquisition of Minecraft developer Mojang is paying off - the company has now launched the Pocket Edition of the intensely popular game on Windows Phone 8.1. Microsoft says: "Minecraft: Pocket Edition for Windows Phone 8.1 includes all of Minecraft’s mobile features, including the tense action of Survival mode, the limitless exploration of Creative…

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Microsoft rumoured to be stopping Surface production – though it is probably DigiTimes talking rubbish again

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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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