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Next Windows 10 for phones build will expand to a massive number of devices

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In a new blog post from Microsoft this evening, the company says the next build of the Windows 10 Technical Preview for phones will hit a lot more devices.

In addition to a massively expanded list of supported devices, the blog post notes that Microsoft is looking to increase the frequency at which Windows 10 builds will be released for phones.

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22 hours ago

Google relents and adopts a Microsoft API to improve scrolling in Chrome

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Google has relented in its efforts to improve its own scrolling APIs for Chrome and has instead stated that it will adopt Microsoft's Pointer Events API used in Internet Explorer.

While there's no timeline on when the API will be implemented, this does represent a small feather in the hat for Microsoft as the two companies have historically been at odds with one another over browser standards.

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1 day ago

VLC for Windows Phone scores a minor bug squashing update

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Dell XPS 13 (2015) picks up new BIOS and Trackpad Firmware

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Listen to Big Data on Xbox Music and watch Into the Woods on Xbox Video this weekend

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Every week, new stuff drops on Xbox Music and Xbox Video that it becomes hard to keep up. Well, that's where we come in handy. Every Friday we'll highlight some of the hottest albums and singles on Xbox Music. We'll also let you know what movies and television shows just dropped on Xbox Video for your viewing pleasure. It's the weekend, and we'll help entertain you.

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1 day ago

Five great laptops from ASUS

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Five great laptops from ASUS

Take a gander at these excellent laptops from ASUS.

We've gathered up the latest and greatest laptops from ASUS available right now. There's a full range here, from top-of-the-line gaming laptops, to slim and portable ultrabooks, to high value budget laptops. Be sure to check the comments for first-hand experiences with ASUS laptops and additional recommendations.

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1 day ago

MLB at Bat has been pulled from the Windows Phone Store [Update]

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Video teases Dead Trigger 2's upcoming Windows Phone launch

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1 day ago

Slack launches two-factor authentication following unauthorized database access

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Looks like the popular private chat room service Slack is tightening its belt. To ensure account security, Slack has enabled two-factor authorization for users, following unauthorized access to their database which stores user profile information. A very small number of accounts were found to be affected by suspicious activity, and Slack has already reached out to those users.

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1 day ago

First play and impressions: Forza Horizon 2 presents Fast and Furious

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WWE wrestlers Ryback and Dolph Ziggler show off their Microsoft Band stats

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Microsoft's universal app strategy for Windows 10 shown off in MWC 2015 video

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How to send voice messages on the Xbox One

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How to send voice messages on the Xbox One

If you're on the Xbox One preview program, you are now able to send voice messages in the messages app. This feature should be able to everyone else very soon. You can quickly and easily record audio to send to your friends or others through the snapped messages app. It's really easy. Watch our how-to video to see it in action.

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1 day ago

Microsoft's 3D Touch 'Flyout Tile' navigation for Windows Phone leaked in a new document

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Nearly one year ago, Microsoft began field testing their new 3D Touch navigation system, which at the time was destined for the flagship Nokia phone codenamed Goldfinger (and later 'McLaren'). The phone itself was scrapped at the last minute due to numerous factors and sullying Microsoft's flagship story for the fall of 2014.

In the past, Windows Central has given extensive details about the so-called 'Flyout Tiles' for a new Mixview feature. The system worked by hovering your finger over a Live Tile, which would then explode into smaller tiles. The design was reused from the Zune days where images related to an artist would do the same.

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1 day ago

Microsoft India releases a fun promo video for Xbox One

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Microsoft India has released a fun promotional video for Xbox One - #AIBMeetsXboxOne - showcasing the gaming culture in India. The video features India's leading standup comedians Gursimran Khamba, Tanmay Bhat, Rohan Joshi, and Ashish Shakiya from the popular comedy group All India Bakchod, usually abbreviated as AIB.

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