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BlackBerry's BBM comes to Windows Phone in beta form ahead of widespread launch

Blackberry's messaging app heads to Microsoft's platform after 'an incredible number of requests.'

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Microsoft carves out room for Xbox amid productivity push

But how committed is Microsoft in the long-term, now that its focus has shifted?

Flight Simulator is dead, but Microsoft's revered game will be revived under a new name

The makers of Train Simulator plan a new flight sim using Microsoft tech for 2015.

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Google flips on Android mirroring for Chromecast

Select phones and tablets can now beam their screens to the television.

on greenbot.com

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First Android Wear smartwatches shipping now as war for your wrist winds up

Google's bid for wearable tech dominance has begun as the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live start shipping.

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Oculus plans a developer conference to push VR apps

The VR firm promises news on upcoming technology as it starts shipping its latest developer kits.

“3D Touch” Windows Phone and Surface Mini rumors reemerge

"McLaren" handset may let users see more information by floating a finger over the screen.

Microsoft tests auto-updates to Windows RT 8.1

Some Windows RT 8.0 users will migrate to the latest version without going through the Windows Store.

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Microsoft seeks Office testers, possibly for Android tablet and Metro versions

As Office branches out beyond desktop software, Microsoft seeks beta volunteers.

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Newegg will take your Bitcoin now

The online electronics retailer has started accepting cryptocurrency as payment for more than 10.5 million products.

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Gigabyte-gobbling Amazon Fire TV bug burns through data caps

A "mosaic" screensaver feature is to blame, not Amazon's ASAP video caching.

on techhive.com

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Microsoft accidentally reveals plans to bring folder support to Windows Phone 8.1

Support could arrive in July or early August as Microsoft tries to reach parity with iOS and Android.

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Some Surface Pro 3 users complain of Wi-Fi woes after first-day firmware update

An earlier patch for critical bugs may have included a negative side effect.

How Google declared open war against passwords at I/O

Google took tangible steps towards a password-free future at its I/O keynote, obliterating the need for secret codes in Android, Chromebooks, and Chromecast.

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How Google plans to lock you away from iOS and Windows

Come for the awesome new Android features, stay because...well, it's just getting way too hard to switch.