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FBI finally warns private businesses about snooping KeySweeper devices

The FBI has issued a warning to private businesses about KeySweeper, a gadget revealed in January 2015 that looks like a mobile device charger but sniffs out and captures keystrokes transmitted by wireless keyboards from…
Gaming

‘Goat Simulator’ and ‘The Crew’ free for Xbox Live Gold subscribers in June

June marks the third anniversary of Microsoft's Games With Gold program, and Xbox Live Gold service subscribers can expect to receive free copies of titles like Goat Simulator and The Crew throughout the next month.
Computing

Windows 10 Anniversary Update launches new hardware requirements, but don’t panic

Microsoft has provided new hardware requirements for Windows 10 Mobile, Windows 10 desktop, Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview, and the IoT Core. Screen sizes have changed, memory requirements have been altered, and more.
Computing

Tell Microsoft what you really think about Windows 10 with Feedback Hub

We've all got that one thing we wish worked better on our computer, and Windows 10 users can now report it with the Feedback Hub, now open to all. It was previously only offered to Windows Insider members.
Web

Microsoft takes a stance against terrorism on its consumer services

In a blog post published Friday, Microsoft unveiled a series of new policies designed to combat "terrorist content" across its consumer services. From Xbox Live to its Outlook email service, the company plans on purging extremist content.
Computing

Microsoft dishing out $500 bonuses to some developers who port Buildbox games to Windows 10

Microsoft and Vungle have teamed up with Buildbox to dish out $500 to developers who port their Buildbox-based games to Windows 10. However, there are a few rules, such as choosing Vungle as the sole in-app advertiser, generating…
Computing

Cortana for Android syncs notifications, lets you leave your phone in your pocket

The Cortana app for Android adds new notification settings that, when enabled, mirror messages about incoming phone calls, texts, and more on your PC. The features are live for Windows Insiders right now, with a broader launch expected in…
Computing

Windows 95, Duke Nukem 3D are strange bedfellows on the Xbox One console

A developer has ported DOSBox over to Microsoft's universal app platform for Windows and shows that Windows 95, Duke Nukem 3D, and a Super Nintendo emulator can run on the Xbox One. The framerates are rather slow right now but…
Computing

Microsoft's new Windows 7 patch bundles five years of updates in one easy download

Microsoft has released a 'convenience rollup' intended to make it as easy as possible to bring a PC running Windows 7 completely up to date with patches and security fixes.
Mobile

Microsoft is getting out of the low-end phone business once and for all

Microsoft is selling the last vestiges of Nokia and its low-end feature phone business to a subsidiary of Foxconn. It expects the deal to close later this year, pending approval by regulators.
Mobile

Phoenix from the flames: Nokia’s coming back to mobile

Nokia, fresh from a messy divorce with Microsoft, is on its way back to the mobile world. In the near future, we're going to see a whole new range of phones and tablets with the Nokia name on them.
Computing

Clues suggest July 29 is Microsoft’s launch date for Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Two slides used in Microsoft's Windows Hardware Engineering Conference event earlier this year point to a July 29 release date for the free Anniversary Update upgrade for Windows 10. That's also the same day Microsoft pulls the plug on its…