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Microsoft pursues uphill climb against Google by adding transit coverage to Bing

Microsoft's Bing has always played second fiddle to Google, but it's seeing some growth lately and Microsoft is looking to expand its maps data with the introduction of wider coverage for its transit options.

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Microsoft’s new free Visual Studio Code app makes coding easier

At BUILD 2015, Microsoft announced a brand new app for developing code called Visual Studio Code. The software offers free intelligent code analysis along with deep integration with Visual Studio

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Julie Larson-Green will receive the 2015 Women of Vision ABIE Award for Leadership

Julie Larson-Green has been announced as the 2015 recipient of the Anita Borg Institute's Women of Vision ABIE Award for Leadership.

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Zero Day Initiative lives up to name, reports new D-Link zero-day

Last week, a new advisory was posted on the Zero Day Initiative which claims that a wide variety of routers made by D-Link and TrendNet could potentially be vulnerable to an exploit which has been live since 2012.

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From Windows 10 to the next Surface, here’s what we expect from Microsoft BUILD

Microsoft’s annual BUILD conference is always a big event for the company, but with Windows 10 on the horizon, this year will be even bigger than normal. That’s not all we’re likely to see, though, as a redesigned Surface Pro 4 and a flagship Windows…

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83-year-old gets hit with $24,289 bill from AT&T by using AOL’s dial-up service

A California resident was surprised when he discovered he racked up over $24,000 in AT&T charges. The octogenarian uses AOL's dial-up Internet service through AT&T's landlines, which, for some reason, caused a sharp increase in his monthly bill.

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Google is looking to squash patent trolls with new patent purchase program

Google has announced a patent purchase program, and will be taking open submissions come May. Google hopes to provide a streamlined process for those seeking to sell their patents.

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Microsoft offering 2,000 Bing Rewards points on Surface 3 preorders

Microsoft is attempting to boost Surface 3 preorders by offering 2,000 Bing rewards points.

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Microsoft may be preparing to support Android apps in Windows 10

Paul Thurrott, a journalist who has covered Windows for two decades, thinks that Microsoft is about to announce support for Android applications in Windows 10. And he doesn't like the potential consequences.

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Aero Glass looks to make its return in Windows 10

Based on newly leaked screenshots, it looks like the Start menu will have Aero-Glass like window transparencies, paying tribute to Windows Vista. This effect isn't present in the Start screen, however.

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Google Earth is fun on its own, but here’s how to make it even better

Love the idea of flying around Google Earth, but aren't sure where to start? Our handy how-to will help you learn all the ins and outs of the virtual globe, and even teach you a few tricks you haven't heard of before.

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Will the Lenovo U31 come to America after all?

Lenovo's U31 might end up being released in the United States after all, as the product seems to have been submitted to the FCC, suggesting plans for a retail launch.

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Valve pulls the plug on paid mod program, says it ‘missed the mark pretty badly’

In response to user feedback, Valve has turned off paid mods for Skyrim after just a few days, and is issuing refunds to anyone who purchased a mod.

Gaming

Madman cuts open Surface 3 Pro to install new 1TB solid state drive

Jose Malagon is a man who knows what he wants, and knows how to get it. When the Surface Pro 3 didn't have enough space, he broke out the drill and gave an upgrade most people thought impossible.

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Calm down! Like dogs, the first Intel RealSense games can sense your fear

Intel's RealSense system not only senses gestures like Kinect, it can detect your pulse to read your emotions, opening the door for games that know when you're scared -- and respond accordingly.

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