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Microsoft's Xbox One launch: Everything you need to know

The next generation of gaming is here, and beyond the games, the Xbox One is intertwined with the greater Windows universe. Here's everything you need to know.

Bing now pulls in TripAdvisor results for travel searches

Microsoft's search engine is integrating TripAdvisor data into its search results, stepping up the search competition with Google.

Acer's funky R7 laptop gets the Haswell treatment and active stylus support

The hybrid with the Star Trek-inspired screen is powering up with Intel's battery-boosting processor and more.

Bitcasa's jacks unlimited storage plan pricing tenfold

Say goodbye to the days of Bitcasa's cheap, unlimited cloud storage—prices just jumped from $99 per year to $999 per year.

'Selfie' strikes a pose as Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year

Bitcoin, twerk, and schmeat put in a good showing, but even the Oxford Dictionary can't resist the allure of duck face.

In the wake of NSA spying, Yahoo promises encryption everywhere

By March, Yahoo users will have the option to encrypt all data flow to and from the Web company's services.

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NFL, MLB threaten to kill free broadcasts if Aereo keeps streaming live TV

The NFL and MLB are threatening to take their balls and go home if Aereo continues streaming broadcast TV without paying fees.

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AT&T gives Windows Phone buyers a break on purchase of Windows RT tablet

Buyers can get a deal on Nokia’s Lumia 2520 tablet if they buy a Nokia Windows Phone at the same time through AT&T

Hands-on: Flipboard (finally) lands on Windows 8.1

After being announced at this summer's BUILD conference, Flipboard has finally landed in the Windows Store. Was it worth the wait?

Oft-delayed Isis mobile wallet service launches nationwide

The lovechild of Verizon Wireless, AT&T, and T-Mobile is finally available from coast to coast, hoping to spark the 'tap to pay' craze in ways that Google Wallet never could.

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PlayStation 4 review roundup: 5 things you need to know

The first wave of PlayStation reviews are out, and the evaluations are a work in progress.

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Microsoft Surface 2 gets its own battery-boosting update

The promised Surface 2 update lists a half-dozen changes for the Windows RT-based tablet, including improved battery life.