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Hands on with Microsoft Sway, the web-savvy, shareable content creator of the future

Even in preview form, Sway is intriguing. Rough around the edges, it still shows off Microsoft's new emphasis on simplicity in creating shareable, rich documents.

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Microsoft's bone-conducting headset uses audio to help guide the blind around town

Using standard off-the-shelf tools, Microsoft is working on a new system that could help the blind to better navigate urban surroundings.

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Office for Android tablets preview kicks off, no Office 365 subscription required

Larger Android devices are no longer left out of Microsoft's Office party, but Nexus devices need not apply.

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Miracast vs. Chromecast: Hands-on with Microsoft's screen-sharing gizmos

Microsoft now has two ways for you to project content wirelessly from your Windows (or Android) phone and tablet: the Screen Sharing for Lumia Phones HD-10, and the Wireless Display Adapter. But Chromecast got here first.

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Dell cautiously optimistic about Windows 10

Windows 10 resolves some issues of Windows 8, but it's premature to predict how the OS will do, Dell executives said.

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Microsoft's top legal gun decries privacy 'arms race'

Brad Smith is ready for arms-control talks as tech companies and law enforcement fight a running battle on privacy.

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Microsoft, Dropbox form seemingly unholy (yet practical) Office alliance

Why would Microsoft let mobile Office users save and load files easily straight through Dropbox, on both desktop and mobile devices? Because it strengthens both Microsoft's and Dropbox's offerings.

Xbox Music appears poised to release OneDrive-powered music locker service

Free ad-supported streaming may be leaving Xbox Music, but Microsoft may still give non-Music Pass subscribers a reason to use the service.

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Skype wants people to test its ambitious real-time universal translator tool

If you're excited about trying out Skype's new translation feature, sign up now and you might get access before the end of the year.

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Microsoft snubs its new Band, bundles Fitbit Flex with new Lumia phones

In the latest head-scratcher from Microsoft, Microsoft is pitching the Fitbit — not the Band — as the ideal fitness accessory for the new Lumia 830.