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Project Spark game creation tool goes completely free as Microsoft unlocks DLC

Microsoft ceases active development on its Project Spark game creation tool.

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Apple, Microsoft wield privacy as marketing tool

Apple and Microsoft have both wheeled out fresh explanations of their privacy policies, explaining how different they are from the likes of Google and Facebook.

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Newly found TrueCrypt flaw allows full system compromise

James Forshaw, a member of Google's Project Zero team, has recently discovered two serious vulnerabilities in the driver that the TrueCrypt full disk encryption program installs on Windows systems.


Logitech's G410 Atlas Spectrum is a compact, tenkeyless RGB keyboard

Logitech's newest gaming keyboard is for those who want Romer-G switches and RGB lighting without losing half their desk in the process.

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Tesla's autopilot mode expected in October

An autonomous driving mode that will take some of the strain away from the driver during long trips should arrive in Tesla cars in the next few weeks.

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Amazon wants to pay you to deliver Prime Now packages is using independent contractors for its Flex delivery program to ferry packages to customers, adopting a staffing method that has already attracted controversy and lawsuits.

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Sonos redesigns its Play:5 speaker, announces Trueplay room-tuning software

Trueplay software can customize Sonos speakers to play the best they possibly can in the rooms they’re in.


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Unlicensed LTE backers take fight to the streets

Top US carriers and network vendors have formed a coalition to defend unlicensed LTE, a technology that some opponents say could slow down Wi-Fi.

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Google, NASA sign 7-year deal to test D-Wave quantum computers as artificial brains

The deal with D-Wave Systems will see a steady stream of D-Wave quantum chips used as the foundation of an artificial intelligence lab.

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Microsoft will let business users opt out of Windows 10 tracking

Privacy concerns have swirled around Windows 10 since its launch at the end of July. Microsoft responded Monday.

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Anaconda's Python-based analytics hit the enterprise with new subscription plans

Continuum Analytics' free Anaconda software has long been known for its Python-powered analytics capabilities, but on Monday the company unveiled a new offering designed specifically for enterprises.

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Microsoft's Office 2016 intro guides are here, a week late and short on useful details

Microsoft's series of guides to the core Office 2016 apps are surprisingly brief on some key topics, which is surprising given how much the company needs new users to take up this software.

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Microsoft's Dynamics CRM will get extended to the Web after new acquisition

Microsoft announced Monday that it has agreed to acquire the product assets from Adxstudio, a longtime partner of its Dynamics business.

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Will Russian hackers be first to play with a Google Cardboard lookalike from Microsoft?

At its Techdays event in Moscow next month, Microsoft is inviting developers to join a hackathon to create games and business apps for its VR Kit -- but it's not clear whether it's software or cardwear.

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Report: Google Play Music to launch family plan providing six users for $15 per month

The new fee structure is set to go live Sept. 29, which will then let you share the service across devices for six family members.