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EU Safe Harbor ruling could have bearing on Microsoft email dispute

Microsoft has cited a ruling by an European Court on transatlantic transfers of personal data as having a bearing on its litigation over turning over email held in Ireland to U.S. law enforcement.


Clothing retailer Uniqlo uses brain waves to match customers with t-shirts

Japanese retailer Uniqlo is using a novel method to match t-shirts with potential buyers by analyzing their brain patterns.

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HomePlug AV2 MIMO stretches the definition of ‘standard’ to the breaking point

The latest version of the powerline networking standard is fast only if all the adapters you deploy are based on the same chipset.

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IPsoft's 'Amelia' virtual assistant just got a whole lot more human

Amelia on Wednesday graduated to version 2.0, bringing the technology another step closer to passing the Turing test, maker IPsoft said.

Microsoft Lumia 950XL hands-on: Here's the flagship we've been waiting for

Windows Phone fans are finally getting a standard-setting device, and none too soon. With a big, crisp screen, a great camera, and PC-like capabilities, this is a phone good enough to bring more users into the ecosystem--but only time will tell whether it does.

Surface Book hands-on: Microsoft's first laptop is simply amazing

No one expected the Surface Book, and what they got was a true flagship for the Windows ecosystem. We got a firsthand look at this standard-setting laptop,

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With Safe Harbor gone, the hard work on data transfers starts now

Tuesday's ruling that struck down the most common way to legally transfer data between Europe and the U.S. didn't turn multinational companies into outlaws immediately, but they'd better start working on alternatives now.

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Hands on: Microsoft's new Band has a cleaner design, but its fate remains murky

The new Microsoft Band is a noticeable upgrade. A curved display, better animations, and a few advanced tracking features add to its appeal. It's still not clear where this product is going, though.

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Hands on: Yes, Windows Phone fans, the Lumia 950XL is your long-awaited flagship

Aside from a small bug or two (and, um, who's going to sell them?) Microsoft's new Lumia 950XL, Lumia 950, and Lumia 550 seem like solid contenders.

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Microsoft's new Surface Dock is a smaller, yet still-potent docking solution

Say goodbye to the massive Surface Pro 3 Docking Station and hello to the more svelte Surface Dock for the Surface Book and Surface Pro 4.

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Meet Project Orca, SAP's new, Hana-based analytics tool

New analytics tools are popping up just about every day in the enterprise software arena, and on Tuesday, new details emerged on an offering from SAP.

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Can Microsoft's new Lumia phones save Windows 10's mobile ambitions?

Microsoft wants its new phones to drive interest in Windows 10 Mobile. Will that work?

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Hands on: Microsoft's Surface Pro 4 outdoes itself with more power and refined features

Microsoft pumps up its workhouse productivity tablet with Intel's Skylake chip, a revamped Surface Pen and Type Cover, and gobs of memory and storage.

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How Microsoft's Surface Book compares to Apple's MacBook: Let's play CPU detective

On the Surface, Microsoft's Surface Book may look like hype, but here's why it's an engineering stunner.

Robohon robot doubles as smartphone

Sharp's cute robot is on show at the Ceatec electronics show outside Tokyo.

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Hands on: Microsoft's Surface Book is a stunner as both a tablet and a laptop

We go hands on with Microsoft's "ultimate notebook," the Surface Book. The incredible specs make up for a bit of awkwardness in how it all fits together.

StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void

StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void's three-mission prologue free for anyone, starting today

Starting today, anyone can get a taste of Legacy of the Void with the three-mission Whispers of Oblivion mini-campaign.

Lumia 950: What you need to know

The Lumia 950 and Lumia 950XL can connect to a full size monitor and keyboard to run like a desktop.

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Microsoft Surface Book, Surface Pro 4 configurations and pricing revealed

Basking in the cutting edge won't come cheap with the Surface Book and Surface Pro 4.