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Madden NFL 15 Super Bowl Edition now available on Xbox One with Gold Subscriber discount

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4 days ago

Three UK reportedly confirmed to be purchasing O2 for £10 billion [updated]

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Update: Three UK owner Hutchison Whampoa has officially confirmed that the company has entered into exclusive negotiations with Telefonica over a potential purchase of O2.

Three UK, announced that it has entered into exclusive negotiations with Telefónica, S.A. over a period of several weeks for the potential acquisition of Telefónica, S.A.'s UK subsidiary, O2 UK, for an indicative price in cash of £9.25 billion which would be paid at closing, and deferred upside interest sharing payments of up to a further £1 billion in the aggregate payable after the cumulative cash flow of the combined businesses of Hutchison 3G UK Limited and O2 UK has reached an agreed threshold

Original story: We reported a few days ago that Three UK was looking to purchase O2 from Telefonica, and now the deal has reportedly been confirmed at a price of 10 billion pounds (roughly 15 billion US dollars) and is expected to be finalized Friday morning.

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4 days ago

343 Industries to beta test next Halo: The Master Chief Collection update

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4 days ago

Tracking Borderlands Shift Codes with the Windows Phone app BdlPre Shift Codes

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Now and then an app will hit the Windows Phone Store while we here at Windows Central are looking the other way. BdlPre Shift is one such Windows Phone app that was released last fall and is an app that allows you to track any Borderlands Shift Codes as they are released.

For who are not familiar with Borderlands, it is a vastly popular video game series that is available on a variety of platforms such Windows, Xbox and PlayStation 3 consoles. Loosely described, the game is a post-apocalyptic sci-fi styled first person shooter. The games are full of colorful, charismatic character and highly addictive.

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4 days ago

The Windows Central HoloLens forums are open for business!

It would be underselling it a great deal if we didn't say that Microsoft HoloLens was one of the most surprising, stand out points of the Windows 10 event. After all, this isn't just Windows 10, it's Windows 10 on your head! It's an exciting new frontier for Microsoft and personal computing in general and we want you to come and join the discussion in the Windows Central HoloLens forums!

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4 days ago

Microsoft offers closer glimpse of upcoming Spartan browser for Windows Phone

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4 days ago

I tried Microsoft's HoloLens: It is mind blowing, but many questions remain

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Microsoft announced yesterday many new features for Windows 10 including details on the new phone OS. However, perhaps the oddest part was in the last quarter where the word 'holograms' unexpectedly came up over and again. Of course, this was the prelude to Microsoft HoloLens, the new Windows 10 hologram powered hardware, due sometime in the near future.

The press was invited to an exclusive look at the lab and working prototypes of HoloLens, including four operating scenarios demonstrating real-world application of the helmet. Unfortunately, photos and videos were forbidden as we even had to check our smartphones in a locker. Regardless, here are my thoughts and experience with HoloLens.

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4 days ago

Review - BoxWave ClearTouch Ultra Anti-Glare screen protector for Surface Pro 3

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The Surface Pro 3 is a magnificent device, but it is also a pretty hefty investment, regardless of which model you get. For that reason, you want to protect it as much as you can. A good case or sleeve will get you far. However, you may want to go that extra mile and get yourself a screen protector as well.

The BoxWave ClearTouch Ultra, anti-glare screen protector, has some admirable qualities, but it may not be for everyone.

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4 days ago

Riptide GP2 never looked better than on Xbox One

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Riptide GP2 never looked better than on Xbox One

Riptide GP2 launches on Xbox One on January 23 and to wet our appetites there's a new trailer showing off all the 1080p, 60fps jet ski racing goodness we'll soon be enjoying. Vector Unit's water racer has always looked fantastic on mobile, whichever platform it's been on, but with the step up to the Xbox One it's never looked better.

We're looking forward to playing this. Not long left to wait.

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4 days ago

Dropbox for Windows Phone gets first update, Rudy Huyn revealed as its developer

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Windows Insider Program to include Windows 10 developer tools in the future

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Second episode of Telltale's 'Game of Thrones' series due Feb. 3 for PC, Feb. 4 for Xbox

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The second episode of Telltale Games' six-part adventure game based on the Game of Thrones TV series from HBO makes its PC debut February 3 and for the Xbox 360 and Xbox One on February 4. The second episode is titled "The Lost Lords" and Telltale is getting fans of the fantasy series pumped for its release with a new trailer.

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4 days ago

Project Spartan won't be included in the next Windows 10 public preview build

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Microsoft has confirmed that Project Spartan, its code name for the new web browser that will be included as part of Windows 10, won't be made available in the next public preview build of the OS, which is expected to be released sometime in the next week. However, the preview build will "have lots of updates to the new web rendering engine that Spartan will use."

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4 days ago

Microsoft opens registration for its Build 2015 developer conference [Update: It's sold out]

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Update: Well that was extremely quick. Tickets for Build 2015 have now sold out. Microsoft is still taking signups to be included on the waitlist, however.

Original story: As it promised last week, Microsoft has begun accepting registrations for its Build 2015 developers conference. The event will be held at San Francisco's Moscone Center from April 29 to May 1.

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4 days ago

Mobile Nations Community Update, January 2015

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