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Microsoft, five other groups race toward automated image captioning

Microsoft and several other teams, including Google, are all apparently planning to publish papers on systems that can "see" images and describe them.

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U.K. lad is youngest ever Microsoft Certified Professional at five years

Like father, like son. A five-ear-old boy peered over his father's shoulder to learn the ins and outs of Microsoft's OS.

This secret power menu unlocks Windows' visual effects options

Want to add a little shadow to your mouse pointer or get rid of window animations? Here's how.

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Sony PlayStation 4 bundles hit $400 on Black Friday

Sony is offering two bundles this holiday season, and only on Black Friday unlike Microsoft's Xbox One holiday-long discount.

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Microsoft announce Skype for Web beta, brings voice and video calls to your browser

Pretty soon you'll be able to use Skype in three different places on Windows: the desktop, the modern UI, and your favorite browser.

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Relax, Windows Phone 8 Lumia users: You'll all get Windows 10

Microsoft assures Lumia Windows Phone 8 users that they won't be left behind when Windows 10 launches next year, but details are hazy.

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Office 2013 tips: How to open common files quickly and save to any cloud storage service

Office 2013 has a bunch of handy tricks that make you more productive. Here's a reminder about two of them.

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Microsoft finally fusing Yammer-Office 365 sign-on systems

Microsoft bought Yammer in mid-2012, but Office 365 users have had to log into it with separate credentials.

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Hands on with Office for Android Preview: The productivity magic's still there

Office for Android Preview looks a lot like the earlier Office for iPad, and that's a very good thing. After testing it for a few hours, we recommend you download it as soon as it's publicly available.

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New Windows 10 build adds gestures, tweaks the toolbar, and simplifies OneDrive

Microsoft says Build 9879 of Windows 10 will be the last of the year. New features seem aimed to build in flexibility where it's needed, and simplicity where it's not.