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Windows 10 hack reveals desktop Notification Center

Unannounced feature will give users a single view for all app notifications.

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Nokia to stop India handset production after Microsoft cuts off orders

The handset plant in Chennai was not transferred to Microsoft because it was frozen in a tax dispute.

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Project Spark, Microsoft's free game creation game, hits Windows 8 and Xbox One

The free-to-play “digital sandbox” lets users build their own games and share them with the world.

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Microsoft, 13 other firms take student privacy pledge

Fourteen companies have promised not to sell student data or use it for advertising

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Microsoft's 'smart cellophane' looks surprisingly useful (at least for academics)

Why in the world would you want to place a sheet of smart plastic over a tablet? To add an extra layer of computing, Microsoft researchers say of its FlexSense project.

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Will Windows 10 TP's spooky data collection carry over to final version?

Microsoft isn't saying, but the terms of the Windows 10 Technical Preview allow the company to collect all kinds of data.

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Samsung paid Microsoft $1 billion last year to build Android phones

Microsoft says Samsung is trying to avoid its future payments.

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Cortana learns to speak Klingon at your command

Microsoft's virtual assistant shows its lighter side with Star Trek integration

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How hackers built, then sold, a pre-release XBox One to the FBI

Group member Dylan Wheeler said the FBI ended up buying a mockup of the XBox One for $5,000, after gathering enough confidential information to build it themselves.

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Why Windows 10 isn't named 9: Windows 95 legacy code?

An interesting rumor has popped up suggesting why Microsoft decided to use the name Windows 10, skipping right over Windows 9.