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Cricket Wireless offers Lumia 630 for 'free' after discount and rebate starting Friday

Cricket Wireless offers Lumia 630 for 'free' after discount and rebate starting Friday

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Cricket Wireless has announced it will begin selling the Lumia 630 on Friday, July 11, and the Windows Phone 8.1 device will be "free" after taking into account an activation fee discount combined with a mail in rebate. Cricket says it will be the first US pre-paid wireless carrier to offer the Lumia 630 for sale. Normally the price of the phone would be $99.99 but the carrier has...

Microsoft still has plans for retail Xbox One consoles to be turned into dev kits [Update]

Microsoft still has plans for retail Xbox One consoles to be turned into dev kits [Update]

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Update: Looks like Fuller might have been mistaken. According to a statement sent to Polygon by a Microsoft spokesperson, "The comments today were inaccurate. We remain committed to ensuring the best possible solutions for developers and hobbyists to create games for Xbox One. We will share more details at a later date." Original story: Microsoft's previously announced plans to allow...

UK officials follow US counterparts by banning electronics that have no charge from boarding flights

UK officials follow US counterparts by banning electronics that have no charge from boarding flights

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The UK government's Department of Transport has now joined with the U.S. in requiring that passengers on some international flights coming in and out of the country must show that their electronic devices can be powered up, in an effort to improve security. The new notice from the department stated: In line with the US advice, passengers on some routes into and out of the UK may...