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Microsoft’s Surface Pro tablet to land in Japan on June 7

May 29th, 2013
Equipped with Windows 8 Pro and Office 2013, the tablet will be come in two varieties -- 128GB and 256GB. [Read more]
    




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Will Microsoft sell Bing or Xbox?

May 28th, 2013
A new Nomura Research report calls for Microsoft to get rid of Bing and/or Xbox in the name of maximizing shareholder value. Here's why I'm doubtful either move will happen. [Read more]
    




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Microsoft promises to support indies on Xbox One

May 28th, 2013
Xbox boss Don Mattrick says "There's no way we're going to build a box that doesn't support" an independent developer program.


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Microsoft attempts to calm Xbox One privacy worries

May 28th, 2013
Microsoft confirms that the machine can be switched completely off, and adds that the company takes privacy of its users seriously.


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Xbox One deal with AMD costs over $3 billion

May 27th, 2013
Multi-year deal between Microsoft and AMD revealed to be valued at over $3 billion.


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Xbox One vs. Shield: Evolution vs. Revolution

May 27th, 2013
There is an interesting battle forming between the most powerful game console with the most potential, Microsoft's Xbox One, and Nvidia's Shield -- a rebel platform that I think is worth a look. Microsoft is pushing the envelope on the breadth of things a console can support and variety in the user interface, while Nvidia is creating a device focused on gaming in a wide variety of modes -- moving from mobile gaming to console-like gaming, to remote control for personal drones and remote-control vehicles new to this segment.


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Microsoft files to recover Xbox One domain

May 26th, 2013
Microsoft seeks to reclaim XboxOne.com and XboxOne.net domains from a UK resident.


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New Xbox Elegant, But Much Is Still a Mystery

May 25th, 2013
Will gamers want One? After four years of development, Microsoft unveiled the Xbox One entertainment console and touted it as an all-in-one solution for playing games, watching TV and doing everything in between. Microsoft wants the Xbox One to be central to your living room and packed the new Xbox with such features as the ability to change TV channels through voice commands.

Although the device won't go on sale until later this year, at a price that hasn't been disclosed yet, Microsoft invited attendees of Tuesday's announcement event to take a closer look at the system.

Based on limited time with the device, the Xbox One feels like an improvement over its predecessor. But it fails to include features some fans have demanded, including the ability to play games bought for the existing Xbox 360 system.

Of course, many particulars about the Xbox One could change between now and when it's released. The specific date hasn't been revealed. More details are expected at the E3 video game conference in Los Angeles next month.

For now, the system looks to be a thoughtful piece of technology, but there's still a lot that isn't known.

DESIGN: With contrasting matte and gloss finishes, the Xbox One is the slickest video game console so far, although we don't yet know what Sony's upcoming PlayStation 4 will look like. (Nintendo's Wii U came out in November and is the only one of the three new consoles already available for purchase, though sales have fallen short of the company's forecasts.) The Xbox's outer shell, which Microsoft calls "liquid black," features vented flourishes and all the inputs and outputs one might need, including multiple USB ports and HDMI pass-through.

KINECT: The new version of the Xbox's camera-based Kinect system comes with better motion and voice detection, including the ability to recognize faces,...



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Google to build YouTube app for Windows Phone 8

May 24th, 2013
After a public tussle, Microsoft and Google have agreed to jointly build a native YouTube app for Windows Phone 8, which will be released within a few weeks. [Read more]
    




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Microsoft refutes reports about Xbox One used game sales

May 24th, 2013
But the software giant won't disclose its policy regarding the resale of used titles for the new video game console. [Read more]
    




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