Many Thanks for One Year with Xbox One

Posted 1 day ago ago at Microsoft Major Nelson with 4 recent echos

Saturday, November 22, marks the official one year anniversary of Xbox One. Its been an unbelievable year, but we never would have gotten to this point without our incredible fans. We want to thank you for being a part of an amazing 12 months by celebrating with you all weekend long. First, if youre in one of our original 13 markets and have opted in to receive Xbox Marketing emails*, youll receive a personalized email detailing what youve accomplished since Xbox One launched last November....

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Surface Pro 3 Firmware Updates for November Are Now Available

Posted 1 day ago ago at Win Super Site with 2 recent echos

Microsoft today delivered a new set of firmware updates for Pro 3, fixing issues with UEFI, Surface Pen, the Home button, and the wireless adapters. The firm had previously revealed that it would deliver November firmware updates a bit later in the month than usual, and not on the normal Patch Tuesday schedule. I wrote about one of the fixes in this month set of updates yesterday in Will Microsoft Ever Fix the Surface Pro 3 Wi Fi Issues?, but here a complete rundown of what new: This update...

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This Week’s Deals with Gold

Posted 2 days ago ago at Microsoft Major Nelson with 2 recent echos

Here are this week’s games and add-on deals on the Xbox Games Store. Discounts are valid now through 8 September […] The post This Week’s Deals with Gold appeared first on Xbox Live's Major Nelson.

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Facebook, Google and Apple lobby for curb to NSA surveillance

Posted 3 days ago ago at Guardian with 1 recent echos

A coalition of technology and internet companies is lobbying to curb US National Security Agency surveillance powers and for more transparency on government data requests. The Reform Government Surveillance coalition, including Facebook, Google, Twitter, Microsoft and Apple, added its support for the race to pass a bill through the US Senate before the end of the year, which would inhibit mass data collection from emails and internet metadata. The Senate has an opportunity this week to vote on...

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Android apps on Windows? The conversation's not dead yet for Microsoft

Posted 3 days ago ago at Neowin with 1 recent echos

Microsoft is a different company from how it was five years ago. With open sourcing IP, a mobile phone platform that holds a small percentage of the market and a new business model for many of its products, nothing is surprising anymore. The conversation around Android apps on Windows is not new we have been hearing this for some time but after poking the Microsoft fire in a few different spots, we are hearing again that the topic is still very much alive. The current Windows Store development...

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What can you expect from a $199 PC? More than you might expect

Posted 2 days ago ago at Microsoft Report with 1 recent echos

When I heard that I was going to receive an HP Stream 11 to review, I was skeptical. You would be too, if you knew that the Stream 11 sells for $199 and comes in your choice of blue or pink plastic cases. But after spending a couple days with this budget PC I came away impressed at what you get for two C notes. No, it will not replace my Surface Pro 3, nor are you likely to exchange your MacBook Air for a Stream 11. But I would certainly recommend it over a Chromebook for anyone who does most...

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Editing Google's search results would damage free speech, judge rules

Posted 2 days ago ago at Guardian with 1 recent echos

A San Francisco court declared that Google can arrange its search results however it likes, in stark contrast to the decision of European regulators. Judge Ernest Goldsmith of the superior court of California in San Francisco declared that Googles search results are protected under free speech laws in the US, dismissing a lawsuit that claimed Google biased its results to exclude the CoastNews website run by Louis Martin. The defendant has met its burden of showing the claims asserted against it...

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The Dark Side of Tech Enthusiasm

Posted 2 days ago ago at Windows IT Pro with 1 recent echos

It interesting watching Microsoft trying to develop Windows 10 openly, and under the ever vigilant eyes of its biggest fans. After six plus years of secretive silence under the previous regime, this new more transparent approach is both laudable and welcome. But as Microsoft is discovering, the open approach also has a downside: its most vocal fans are also its most vocal critics when things don't go their way. For a humorous and not always suitable for work—you've been warned look...

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