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Microsoft loses $400m on Xbox One

Stuart O'Connor Gadgets, Gaming, Microsoft, PlayStation 4, Sony, Video games, Xbox One 2 Comments

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

Stuart O'Connor Digital set-top boxes, DTR, Gadgets, Gaming, Microsoft, TV, Xbox One Leave a Comment

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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Like Google, Microsoft tips off police on child porn

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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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Microsoft working on a split controller for tablet gaming?

James O'Malley Gaming, Microsoft, Mobile phones, Tablet Leave a Comment

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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WATCH: Cortana outsmart Siri

Stuart O'Connor Apple, Microsoft, Mobile phones, Smartphones Leave a Comment

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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Greenpeace and Amazon in war of words over clean power

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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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