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Computing

The HP Stream 14’s specs leak, and it takes direct aim at Chromebooks

HP and Microsoft are looking to fight Chromebooks on their own turf; the super-cheap laptop space. You can learn more about the HP Stream 14, whose specs just leaked, here.
Gaming

Xbox One August update enhances sharing features

The August update for Xbox One, which starts rolling out today, will overhaul your activity feed and provide new features that make creating and sharing videos easier than ever.
Mobile

Microsoft launches WindUp, its own time-limited picture sharing app (Updated)

Microsoft has launched WindUp, an app that lets you send messages to your friends which are deleted after a set amount of time or views. Despite similarities to Snapchat, Microsoft says the app is part of an ongoing research project into…
Computing

How to password protect a Microsoft Excel document

Excel documents are used by people and businesses all over the world. Thankfully, it's easy to secure them with a password. Here's how.
Gaming

Pixels, Roguelikes, and Platformers, oh my! Indies are storming Xbox One though ID@Xbox

Check out our list of independently developed games that will be coming to Xbox One through the ID@Xbox program, as announced by Microsoft at Gamescom 2014.
Computing

Windows 9 Threshold public preview could be released as soon as next month

A new report says that a public preview of Windows 9 will be available sometime in late September 2014. Learn more here.
Computing

$200 Surface Pro 3 docking station adds mini DisplayPort, five USB ports, Gigabit Ethernet, and more

The Surface Pro 3's Docking Station is available now, and it adds a handful of ports to Microsoft's latest slate. Learn more about it here.
Gaming

Xbox Entertainment Studios may continue to operate with a new owner

Microsoft is reportedly looking for a buyer to revive its recently shuttered original entertainment production division, Xbox Entertainment Studios.
Computing

Microsoft improves Bing’s ability to understand natural conversation in search

Microsoft says that it has improved Bing's ability to understand natural conversation and context when it comes to search.
Home Theater

Xbox One will soon support MKV video playback

Microsoft opened up another potential video avenue for Xbox One users today when it published an extensive list of all of the codecs supported by the Xbox One TV Tuner set for a European release in October. The list includes a staple video…
Gaming

Early downloads and pre-orders coming to ‘select’ Xbox One titles

Microsoft's Phil Spencer announced at Gamescom that select pre-ordered titles for Xbox One will be available for pre-download, letting fans jump right into the action at launch.
Computing

More signs point to Cortana appearing in Windows 9 Threshold

It's becoming increasingly likely that Cortana will be released alongside Windows 9. You can learn more here.