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Microsoft loses $400m on Xbox One

In news that will no doubt please Sony, Microsoft - which spent $2.1 billion producing and marketing the Xbox One - has reported a loss of $400 million (£238m) since launching the console in November last year. The Independent reports that the news comes from Microsoft’s annual earnings report for 2014, and shows the loss…

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Stuart O'ConnorMicrosoft loses $400m on Xbox One
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Xbox One digital TV tuner coming in October

Xbox One owners in Europe will soon be able to ditch their separate digital set-top box, if they have one. Microsoft has announced that from October, the Xbox One Digital TV Tuner will be available in the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain. The company says that the tuner will provide users with an over-the-air…

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Stuart O'ConnorXbox One digital TV tuner coming in October
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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 gets a UK release date and price

Microsoft has confirmed that the Surface Pro 3, its new flagship tablet, will be available in the UK from the 28th August - that's just three weeks from today. The tablet is Microsoft's attempt at a fightback - the first two tablets having not performed very well, despite the huge marketing campaign. As we learned…

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James O'MalleyMicrosoft Surface Pro 3 gets a UK release date and price
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Like Google, Microsoft tips off police on child porn

Google isn’t alone in its scanning for child porn - Microsoft is also keeping its cyber-eyes peeled. The BBC reports that a tip-off from Microsoft has led to the arrest of a man in Pennsylvania who has been charged with receiving and sharing child abuse images. Microsoft informed the National Center for Missing and Exploited…

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Stuart O'ConnorLike Google, Microsoft tips off police on child porn
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Microsoft to launch Xbox One in China

Game consoles have been banned in China since 2000, but now Microsoft is about to release  its Xbox One in the country. Solar News reports that Yusuf Mehdi, head of marketing and strategy for Microsoft's Xbox group, announced the launch date of September 23 at an event in Shanghai. It said that the console would…

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Stuart O'ConnorMicrosoft to launch Xbox One in China
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Nokia X gets an update… but hang on, didn’t that get cut?

Confusing news out of Microsoft today as the company has announced that its Nokia X line of Android handsets will be receiving a software update. It seems like only last week that Microsoft announced massive job cuts and the axing of Nokia X, the small line of Android phones that the company launched at the…

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James O'MalleyNokia X gets an update… but hang on, didn’t that get cut?
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Microsoft working on a split controller for tablet gaming?

Getting rid of physical buttons on our gadgets has been a massive advantage for phones and tablets - but for gaming... it makes things more difficult. Luckily though, it appears that Microsoft could be working on an interesting solution. Patently Apple has dug up some diagrams filed by Microsoft with the US patent office that…

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James O'MalleyMicrosoft working on a split controller for tablet gaming?
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WATCH: Cortana outsmart Siri

There is no love lost between Apple and Microsoft, and in a new TV ad for its Halo-inspired Cortana virtual assistant, Microsoft pokes a bit of fun at Apple's Siri. Bringing back memories of Apple's Mac vs PC campaigns, the advert presents a series of commands which Cortana is able to intelligently process, while Siri…

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Stuart O'ConnorWATCH: Cortana outsmart Siri
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Greenpeace and Amazon in war of words over clean power

Greenpeace does not appear to be a big fan of Amazon, or its Amazon Web Services In a recent Green Internet report, Greenpeace praised companies such as Microsoft, Google  and Apple for their green credentials, while claiming that AWS had the "dirtiest" cloud. "AWS has dropped further and further behind its competitors in building an…

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Stuart O'ConnorGreenpeace and Amazon in war of words over clean power
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“One OS on all platforms” strategy to remain despite massive changes at Microsoft

Don't expect your Microsoft desktops, tablets or phones to start looking any different any time soon. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has confirmed that having all platforms run the same operating system is still Microsoft's overall goal. As spotted by WPCentral, Nadella is quoted in a rather dull financial press release as saying the plan is…

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James O'Malley“One OS on all platforms” strategy to remain despite massive changes at Microsoft