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Skype for Outlook.com rolls out worldwide with new HD video call support

Now you can chat about how much email stinks while achieving inbox zero.

It's official: Microsoft sheds Bates, Reller from senior leadership team

Reller's departure means the last of the big brain trust behind Windows 8 have now left the building.

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Leak reveals Cortana, Windows Phone 8.1's mashup of Siri and Google Now

New screenshots show the settings and 'face' of Cortana, Microsoft's Siri challenger.

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Windows for free? Microsoft toys with service-stuffed 'Windows 8.1 with Bing'

The mysterious Windows 8.1 with Bing build that popped up last week is Microsoft's experiment in subsidizing Windows with services, sources say.

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The biggest PC and productivity news from Mobile World Congress

For a show that's supposed to be all about mobile, MWC packed a ton of killer stuff that should appeal to PC buffs, Microsoft watchers, and people who just like to get things done.

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Microsoft rallies Windows for price war with Android

Microsoft reduces Windows 8 licensing costs and hardware requirements to go head-to-head with Google's laptops and tablets.

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Meet DopaMine, the 6-GPU case designed for Bitcoin miners and PC enthusiasts

Red Harbinger's latest case is made to pile-in graphics cards and keep them as cool as possible.

Alliance for Wireless Power targets wireless laptop charging, signs up Dell

Charging without a charger just took a baby step closer to being reality.

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Microsoft announces $25 Xbox One Media Remote

Starting in March, you won't need to yell at your TV like a schmuck.

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FCC won't challenge net neutrality's death, plans resurrection instead

In striking down net neutrality, an appeals court may have given the FCC the ammo it needs to finally make it stick.

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Windows Phone 8.1's long-awaited notification center caught on video

Windows Phone's finally getting a notification center in Windows Phone 8.1, and it looks pretty snazzy.

Windows UI designer explains why forcing Metro on all is great for power users

Sure, Metro isn't great for getting things done, but a Microsoft designer says that's the entire point.

Microsoft stays the execution of Windows 7 PCs for business, but not for pleasure

Windows 8 haters can continue to buy PCs pre-loaded with WIndows 7 beyond 2014, but they'll have to splurge on a business machine.

New Intel NUC BIOS update fixes Linux installation woes

Because bringing your own operating system to the party is a bummer when your PC can't find it.

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HP's first Chromebox is coming this spring, focused on getting things done

The pint-sized HP Chromebox is packed with business-friendly features and a hulking Core i7 processor.