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Microsoft, 343 Industries Dish Out Freebies To Repent For Buggy Halo Multiplayer

Microsoft has encountered more than a few issues with Halo: The Master Chief Collection. The compilation title launched in November and was fraught with issues, the chief of which was broken ...

24 hours ago from HotHardware

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Minecraft maker Mojang launches story-based spinoff game

Mojang, the maker of Minecraft, has teamed up with another developer to create a narrative-based version of the incredibly popular block-based game.

Fri 19 Dec 14 from The Independent

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Microsoft combats tech support scammers with lawsuit

The software giant is trying to crack down on scammers that allegedly took advantage of consumers by claiming their PCs were infected with malware.

Fri 19 Dec 14 from CNET

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Microsoft no longer has to promote rival browsers in Europe

Back in 2009, to comply with a court order, Microsoft began offering a choice of browsers to European customers who were booting up a copy of Windows for the first time. The screen offered ...

Thu 18 Dec 14 from Techspot

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Microsoft may unveil virtual reality headset at E3

Facebook acquired one, Sony created one itself, Google made one out of cardboard, and now Microsoft is rumored to be preparing to launch one. What am I talking about? Virtual reality headsets. ...

Fri 19 Dec 14 from

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How huge numbers of people can organise online for data analysis

Some achieve celebrity, and some have celebrity thrust upon them, to paraphrase Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. This may be how Alex Geutsitskiy and Katie Verkovod feel, a couple from Oregon who ...

Mon 15 Dec 14 from

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Upgrade Git Client To Avoid Vulnerability

If you use Git or GitHub then you need to upgrade you Git client to avoid a potential security breach.  Read more...

Fri 19 Dec 14 from iProgrammer

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Ugly Holiday Sweaters And Other Hilarious Swag Invade Grand Theft Auto V Via Latest Update

Even the miscreants of Los Santos get into the holiday spirit. Well, sort of. It's not like they'll put down their weapons and stop stealing cars, but at least now they'll wreak havoc while ...

Thu 18 Dec 14 from HotHardware

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Microsoft's new Lumia update adds 4K recording and more to a few Windows Phones

Some Lumia owners will be able to take photos more quickly these holidays -- and they might be better, too -- now that Microsoft has begun rolling out its latest software update called Denim. ...

Fri 19 Dec 14 from Engadget

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Skype's Real-Time Translator Previews English and Spanish

Skype's translation service for spoken conversations kicks off the first preview phase

Wed 17 Dec 14 from IEEE Spectrum

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