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Pending Sony approval, 'Rocket League' cross-play between PS4 and Xbox One is ready

Cross-play between PS4 and Xbox One is ready pending Sony's approval. Psyonix has announced that all systems are in place, and within a few hours cross-play can be enabled worldwide.
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French data authority gives Microsoft three months to clean up Windows 10

France's National Data Protection Commission, CNIL, has issued a notice to Microsoft, ordering the company to change the way that Windows 10 collects user data and tracks browsing habits.
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Microsoft literally counting the seconds until free Windows 10 upgrade expires

Grab it while you can: Microsoft's free upgrade to Windows 10 is coming to a close on July 29. In case you forgot, though, a new update nags Windows 7 and 8.1 users with notifications and a full-screen advert.
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Heads up Surface Pro 3 owners: you might have a failing battery

If you have a Simplo battery in your Surface Pro 3, there's a good chance your battery may eventually be unable to hold a charge for more than an hour or two, reports indicate. Microsoft isn't saying much, though.
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Skype drops support for older Windows Phone, Android devices

Skype's moving to the cloud, and Microsoft says that older Windows Phone and Android devices aren't compatible with their plans. But will the announcement give Windows Phone users a push to upgrade?
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Latest Windows 10 Insider build tackles last-minute bugs

In just two weeks, Microsoft will release the Windows 10 Anniversary Update -- but work is still being done via preview builds for Insider program members. Build 14393 focuses on stability improvements and slight tweaks.
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Want to trick out your mouse cursor? Here's how to do it in Windows

The standard mouse cursor is boring, so change it! With this guide, you can choose to use one of Microsoft's pre-installed cursors, or download something a bit more extravagant from the web.
Gaming

Xbox One S releases August 2 at $400, but only the 2TB version will be available at launch

The Xbox One S, a sleeker, slimmer revision of the original Xbox One, will hit stores on August 2. However, cheaper bundles with a smaller hard drive will not be releasing at the same time.
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Microsoft launches edX curriculum for IT professionals

Hosted on edX.og, the Harvard- and MIT-founded nonprofit learning site, the program aims to offer an “employer-endorsed, university-caliber curriculum for professionals at any stage of their career,” A release said.
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Windows 10 Build 14390 has landed with a new extension and one fix for PC

Microsoft has unleashed Build 14390 to the Windows Insider program Fast Ring, offering very little in regards to fixes and improvements for PC and mobile. However, the build was used to introduce a new Microsoft Edge extension from Amazon.
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Microsoft unleashes more new firmware, drivers for the Surface Book and Surface Pro 4

Microsoft unleashed on Thursday new firmware and drivers for its Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 devices. The updates bring more stability across the board in preparation for Anniversary Update.
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Microsoft’s win against the US government is a win for corporate and consumer privacy 3:09

A U.S. court of appeals struck down a warrant that would have required Microsoft to turn over emails stored on a private server overseas in Ireland, setting a precedent that could bolster corporate and consumer privacy.