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Microsoft beefs up security protection in Windows 10

What Microsoft users in business care deeply about—-a system architecture that supports efforts to get their work done efficiently; a work-centric menu to quickly access projects rather than ...

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Kinect v2 PC devs receive official SDK, $50 USB 3.0 adapter

However, Microsoft has opted for a Windows 8 requirement.

7 hours ago from Arstechnica

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Microsoft drops Nokia name from smartphones

Microsoft said Friday it was dropping the Nokia name from its Lumia smartphones, rebranding following the acquisition earlier this year of the Finnish group's handset division.

Fri 24 Oct 14 from

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Civilization: Beyond Earth—Next time, reach for the stars

Review: A disappointingly familiar, frustrating grind—despite the fantastical setting.

Thu 23 Oct 14 from Arstechnica

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Nokia no more: Microsoft drops once-ubiquitous mobile name in favour of its Lumia brand

For many of us it's a name synonymous with mobile phones, but Microsoft is now officially axing the Nokia brand in favour of its own Lumia range of Windows smartphones.

Wed 22 Oct 14 from The Independent

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Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn released: Happy 10th birthday, Ubuntu!

Earlier today, the latest version of Ubuntu was released to the public. Version 14.10 -- dubbed "Utopic Unicorn" -- doesn't bring much to the table in terms of new features, but it does mark ...

Fri 24 Oct 14 from Extremetech

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How to install Windows 10 Technical Preview as a virtual machine

Microsoft's Windows 10 Technical Preview has been available for a few weeks now, and if you want to get a feel for what's coming but don't have an extra PC to install it on, installing it on ...

Wed 22 Oct 14 from Gizmag

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Blink, point, solve an equation: Introducing PhotoMath

"Ma, can I go now? My phone did my homework." PhotoMath, from the software development company MicroBlink, will make the student's phone do math homework. Just point the camera towards the mathematical ...

Wed 22 Oct 14 from

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Study shows more than half of peer-reviewed research articles published during 2007-2012 are now open access

( —A recent study paid for by the European Commission, and conducted and published by (the non-peer reviewed site) Science-Metrix, has found that more than half (approximately 55 percent) ...

Thu 23 Oct 14 from

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Xbox One Screenshot Feature Coming In 2015

Have you ever wished that your Xbox One console could capture screenshots so that you could share them with your friends and followers on social media? After all the PlayStation 4 can ...

Wed 22 Oct 14 from Ubergizmo

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