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Gaming

Halo: Spartan Strike introduces a new ride and new enemies in December

Microsoft has announced Halo: Spartan Strike, a spiritual successor to Halo: Spartan Assault, which reframes the first person gunplay as a top-down, twin-stick shooter.
Gaming

Boast to friends about unlocked Achievements in the October 2014 Xbox One update

Major Nelson has heralded the October system update for the Xbox One, introducing a variety of improvements to take advantage of the console's multitasking capabilities with Snap.
Computing

Start menu showdown: How do the Windows 10 and Windows 7 versions compare?

Microsoft's beloved Start menu makes its triumphant return in Windows 10. How does it stack up with the Start menu in Windows 7?
Computing

Pairing Windows Media Center with the Win 10 Tech Preview? You’ll miss out on updates

You will be denied access to updates and builds in the Windows 10 Technical Preview should you choose to install Windows Media Center. Learn more here.
Gaming

Dig for diamonds on the go when Minecraft comes to PS Vita on October 14

Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition will be available to download on October 15 in Europe, the port's developer 4J Studios announced, though no word yet on North America.
Computing

Microsoft made $1 billion from Android licensing in 2013

New court documents reveal just how much money Microsoft is making from the sale of Samsung smartphones and tablets, even if its own Windows Phone software is overlooked as a result.
Computing

Windows 10 Poll: Is the new Start menu enough of a reason for you to upgrade?

The big new feature in Windows 10 is the return of the Start menu. Is that enough of a reason for you to upgrade, or does Windows 10 need to offer more in order to sway you?
Mobile

Microsoft’s Cortana can now speak Klingon

You can now ask your Windows Phone to "beam me up" after Microsoft engineers added Klingon capabilities to Cortana. The company is sponsoring the annual Star Trek conference in London this week.
Mobile

Lumia 530 with Windows Phone 8.1 arrives at T-Mobile and Cricket (updated)

Nokia, or should that be Microsoft, announced the Lumia 530 earlier this year, and now it has been confirmed for sale by the T-Mobile and Cricket networks, plus several high-street retailers.
Computing

How to download and install the Windows 10 Technical Preview

The Windows 10 Technical Preview is now available for download. Here's how to get it.
Computing

Years after burning loyal PC users, Microsoft asks forgiveness with Windows 10

Geeks despised almost everything about Windows 8. Microsoft, it seemed, had forsaken them in a misguided attempt to compete with tablets. Now, however, the company has reversed course, and Windows 10 may bring desktop enthusiasts back into…