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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
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Steve Ballmer quits Microsoft board

Former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer has resigned as a member of the company’s board, ending more than three decades of involvement in the world’s biggest software maker. Ballmer, 58, is still Microsoft’s top individual shareholder. He had initially remained as a director after handing the top job over to one of his deputies, Satya…

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Microsoft clones Snapchat with WindUp

It seems that even Microsoft is now cloning Snapchat with its own Windows Phone app. Microsoft Research has published a messaging app in the Windows Phone store that behaves exactly like Snapchat, as spotted by Neowin. The app is called WindUp, works on Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 8.1, and is available to download…

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Microsoft could be about to make GoPro videos AMAZING

Check out this video from Microsoft Research, which has come up with a technology that it calls "Hyperlapse" - which could make videos shot on devices like GoPro cameras look even better. The problem is pretty straightforward: If you shoot your bike ride or whatever on a GoPro, if you speed it up to show…

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James O'MalleyMicrosoft could be about to make GoPro videos AMAZING
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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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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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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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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?