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Report: Xbox Entertainment Studios not quite dead yet

The Hollywood Reporter says that Microsoft is in talks with Warner Bros. to revive its shuttered business for developing original video content.

on techhive.com

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Microsoft makes a Snapchat competitor—for Windows Phone only

WindUp makes friends race to see a message before it's gone.

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Report: Windows 'Threshold' public preview will debut this fall

A report from ZDnet says Microsoft is almost ready to make the shift away from Windows 8.

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Microsoft internally debated rebranding Internet Explorer

A few weeks ago, Microsoft employees debated the pros and cons of renaming Internet Explorer, employees said on Reddit. They also offered their thoughts on upcoming extensions and versions of the browser on other platforms.

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Intel, Microsoft promise DirectX 12 could halve PC graphics power draw

Intel demonstrated that a graphics-intensive app consumed 50 percent less power when running on DirectX 12 versus DirectX 11.

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Microsoft opens new site for Lumia beta tests

The Lumia Beta Apps site will take over in September, Microsoft said.

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Hands-on: OneNote Online's collaboration tools improve, but there's still no messaging

Now you can see when others are working on the same notebook, and co-author edits show up faster. But you can't message fellow collaborators, which is a noticeable drawback.

Microsoft makes Bing search more chatty

A new feature lets people simplify how they phrase their questions

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Justice Department asks court to vacate stay in Microsoft email privacy case

If the stay is lifted, Microsoft may have to refuse to comply with an order to turn over certain emails to the government.

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Microsoft goes big on Kinect-less Xbox One bundles for the fall

Microsoft has three new bundles coming for Xbox fans around the world and the biggest common feature between them is they all lack a Kinect motion camera.