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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.

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Windows 8 just took a big bite out of Windows XP usage

After years on top, Windows XP appears to be slipping away as Windows 8 and 8.1 surge.

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Resurrecting E.T.: Atari landfill excavation documentary landing on Xbox November 20

If you want to watch people dig trash out of a landfill you can, but only if you use an Xbox.

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Microsoft promotes its Band smartwatch platform with plans to license its technology

A company spokesman said the technology, especially the sensor hardware and algorithms, will be made available to other hardware makers.

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Apologetic Microsoft unleashes Xim globally for Android, Win Phone

Worldwide availability of the photo-sharing app is coming soon for iOS devices

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Meet Microsoft Band, Microsoft's $200, fitness-focused wrist wearable

The Microsoft Band smartwatch is designed both for life at and outside of work, with run tracking, sleep monitoring, plus a customized Intelligence Engine that can modify and suggest workouts—as well as email, texts, and even Cortana.

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Microsoft 'almost' wraps up largest layoff sweep in its history

Software giant Microsoft had previously warned of the job cuts.

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Microsoft's new Office 365 search tool is like Minesweeper for Excel spreadsheets

Do you know which Excel spreadsheets could blow up if a local file is changed or deleted? A new Microsoft tool in Office 365 could help.

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Office 365 is getting management features for iOS, Android and Windows Phone

The upgrade will be available during the first quarter next year