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Microsoft offers closer glimpse of upcoming Spartan browser for Windows Phone

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Mobile Nations Community Update, January 2015

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Office for Windows 10 free on phones and small tablets, Office 2016 on the way

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Besides Windows 10 the platform, we're learning a lot more about the new apps that we're going to be getting with it, like touch-friendly Office. Today, Microsoft has elaborated a little more on the new version for Windows 10 and confirmed that it will be installed for free on all Windows 10 phones and "small tablets." This is particularly good news considering it's been the small tablets that have been getting free Office 365 subscriptions, but have screens too small to really put the software to work.

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Disqus app update for Windows Phone includes new Dark theme and more

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Our Windows 10 forums are ready and waiting for you!

It's easy to gauge the excitement in the community after yesterday's Windows 10 event. By just going into the Windows Central dedicated Windows 10 forums it doesn't take long to see the explosion of post-event discussion and general all round excitement. It's great to see and if you're not already actively participating, there's never been a better time!

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T-Mobile will offer its best deals to customers who pay their bills on time

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Poll: What was the best thing shown at the Microsoft Windows 10 event?

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We were hoping to be wowed by Microsoft's Windows 10 event yesterday, and it didn't disappoint. Desktop, tablet, phone, Xbox, your head, all got a look in and a demonstration of how things will be with the launch of Windows 10.

Now that the dust has settled a little and we've had time to step back and take stock, we want to know what you thought was the best thing shown off.

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