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Microsoft says it won’t look into your emails, chats, videos, or voicemails for ad targeting

A new Microsoft policy claims that the company won't scan user emails, chats, videos, or voice mail to tailor adds to them. However, they'll still be listening for other purposes, and the agreement doesn't go into effect just yet.
Gaming

20 kickass Xbox One games at E3 2014

Microsoft delivered its E3 briefing. We've got a roundup of the announced games, and everything else for Xbox One at this year's big show.
Gaming

Scalebound, an Xbox One exclusive with dragon riding, revealed at E3

Microsoft teased a new Xbox One-exlcusive title from Platinum Games called Scalebound. The trailer features dragons, a fantasy landscape, and possibly some Beats headphones.
Gaming

Limbo dev’s next game and 18 other indie games coming to Xbox One

Phil Spencer took to the stage wearing a Limbo t-shirt to announce Inside, the next game from PlayDead Studios. The new game will launch as an Xbox One exclusive in early 2015.
Gaming

Halo 5 Guardians beta kicks off in December 2014

Microsoft and 343 Industries confirm that a beta test for the multiplayer in Halo 5 Guardians will kick off in December 2014. Codes for the beta will be included with all purchases of Halo: The Master Chief Collection.
Gaming

Halo: Master Chief Collection sets up Xbox One players for Halo 5 Guardians

Set for release this fall, 343 Industries' Halo: The Master Chief Collection gathers together Halo 1-4 onto a single Xbox One disc along with the Halo: Nightfall live-action series and access to the Halo 5 Guardians beta.
Gaming

Xbox gets Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare DLC first

Activision reveals that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare downloadable content will come to Xbox platforms first.
Mobile

Microsoft may add Kinect gestures to upcoming Nokia McLaren Windows Phone

Microsoft looks to add Kinect-like gesture controls to the upcoming Nokia McLaren smartphone and other Windows Phone devices. The 3D Touch interface will use gestures to control phone call settings, dismiss notifications, and other app…
Computing

5 real-life problems OS X Yosemite solves, and Windows 8.1 screws up

Unlike Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, Mac OS X Yosemite solves real world problems. And this is coming from a life-long Windows user.
Computing

Microsoft rolls out first Surface Pro 3 TV ad, not a dancer in sight

Microsoft's very first Surface ad was a dance-filled affair that appeared to have no positive impact on sales. Possibly as a consequence, its first Surface Pro 3 ad sees the company concentrating on the new tablet's features, with not a…
Gaming

Tweet while you watch TV, all on your Xbox One

As part of the lead-up to their Xbox presentation at E3, Microsoft has announced more than 45 new entertainment apps, including TV-integrated Twitter, coming to Xbox One and 360 globally.
Mobile

Microsoft teases renewed HTC partnership – HTC One W8 coming soon?

Microsoft hinted that a new HTC Windows Phone might be on the way soon. For the past few months, HTC has focused on releasing premium Android smartphones, but recently images of a Windows Phone called the HTC W8 leaked online.