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Google reveals Windows flaw mere days before Patch Tuesday fix, irking Microsoft

Google published a bug it found in Windows 8.1 before Microsoft could patch it. But Microsoft is crying foul, saying a fix is in the works and Google knew it.

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Google chases Microsoft with beefed-up Translate speech tools

After Microsoft's real-time Skype Translator captured the world's attention, Google's working to improve its own Translate tools.

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Windows 10's new Spartan browser will pack Cortana's smarts, report claims

You know what Windows 10 needs? More Cortana. It's already reportedly coming to your taskbar, and now it sounds like you'll get Microsoft's digital personal assistant in your address bar too.

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Microsoft's $29 Nokia 215 is a smarter feature phone for the masses

Microsoft's new Nokia 215 phone can last nearly a month on a single charge. And while it's certainly not a smartphone, it's not dumb either.

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The feature phone isn't dead yet: Microsoft launches $29 Nokia 215

The 2G phone can remain on standby for 29 days between charges, and has Twitter and Facebook integration

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Google outs unpatched Windows 8.1 vulnerability, and debate rages on both sides

Google says Microsoft missed a 90-day deadline to fix it. Microsoft says it's a minor bug but a fix is in the works. Should Google have told?

Microsoft to wind down sales of original Kinect for Windows in 2015

Now that the Kinect for Windows v2 is out, Microsoft will be selling out its stock of the first-generation motion-based controller.

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The greatest tech wins and epic comebacks of 2014

From gigantic smartphones to virtual reality, here are the products, companies and ideas that emerged victorious in the tech world this year.

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Microsoft's reported 'Spartan' browser will be lighter, more flexible than Internet Explorer

'Spartan could spell the future of Microsoft's browser technology: fewer compatibility issues, more multi-platform friendliness. It will reportedly launch alongside Internet Explorer as part of Windows 10.

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Amazon's three top-selling computers for the holidays were... Chromebooks

What shoppers seem to want is a cheap, sub-$300 laptop. Chromebooks fit the bill, but supercheap Windows PCs like HP's Stream are also selling very well.