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This is how Farming Simulator 17 PC mods will be released for the Xbox One version

Developer Giants Software has revealed just how mods made by third-party PC owners of its upcoming game Farming Simulator 17 will be released to owners of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions.

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EA Access for Xbox One adds six PopCap games, more titles coming by end of 2016

Electronic Arts has added the Throwback Pack to its EA Access service for the Xbox One console. Subscribers will be able to play six Xbox 360 games from its PopCap studio on the Xbox One, via its backwards compatibility feature, for free.

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Universal VLC app now available on the Xbox One

The VLC media player app made for the Windows 10 UWP (Universal Windows Platform) is now available to download and use on the Xbox One console as well.

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Microsoft plans to separate updates to Windows 10 Edge browser from its engine

Microsoft plans to update the Edge browser in Windows 10 via the Windows Store in the near future, but will continue to service the engine behind the browser in standard Windows Updates.

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Here's what's new in Windows 10 PC preview build 14942 for Insiders

Microsoft has released a list of all the new features in the Windows 10 PC preview build 14942 that's currently rolling out to Insiders on the Fast ring.

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Windows 10 PC preview build 14942 released for Fast ring Insiders

Microsoft has released a new Windows 10 PC preview build for members of the Windows Insider program in the Fast ring.

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Here's what will be included in the Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare multiplayer beta test

Activision has revealed what gamers can expect from the upcoming multiplayer beta test for the sci-fi shooter Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.

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HP Elite x3 will be available in Microsoft's retail stores on Oct. 10 [Update: some stores have them now]

The HP Elite x3 smartphone with Windows 10 Mobile will be available to purchase inside Microsoft's brick-and-mortar stores starting on Monday, October 10.

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Snag the Microsoft Lumia 550 for just $60 at B&H Photo today only

B&H Photo has cut the price of Microsoft's Lumia 550 smartphone, running Windows 10 Mobile, down to $59.99. However, that price will only last until the end of the day today.

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Lumia 650 is currently free for new Cricket Wireless customers, $50 for everyone else

Confirming previous rumors, the no-contract carrier Cricket Wireless is currently selling Microsoft's Lumia 650 phone with Windows 10 Mobile for free for new customers who switch their old phone number from any carrier other than AT&T. The phone is priced at $49.99 for all other buyers.

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New Windows 10 ad shows a Broadway set designer using it on the HP Spectre x360

Microsoft is running yet another Windows 10 TV commercial in the U.S. This time, the ad shows how a Broadway set designer uses the OS on a HP Spectre x360 2-in-1 notebook.

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Gears of War 4 and Mafia III optimized graphics drivers released by AMD and NVIDIA

NVIDIA and AMD have released their latest drivers for their GeForce and Radeon graphic cards, respectively. The new versions have been optimized for Microsoft's Windows 10 PC version of Gears of War 4.

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Office Mobile apps updated for Insiders with new chart features and more

Microsoft has updated its family of Office Mobile apps for Windows 10 on PC and Mobile for members of the Insider program. Among other things, the updates add some new chart features in all of the apps.

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Microsoft TechRewards program for developers to shut down on Jan. 6, 2017

Microsoft has revealed it plans to shut down its TechRewards program on January 6, 2017. The program, designed to offer rewards to software developers, began at Nokia under the name DVLUP.

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Some Outlook.com users cannot currently sign in, Microsoft working on fix [Update: It's back up]

Microsoft is currently working on issues with its Outlook.com web email service. Some users cannot currently log into their accounts.

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WhatsApp adds OneDrive chat backups and more to non-beta Windows Phone app

The WhatsApp messaging app has updated its non-beta Windows Phone client, adding the ablity to back up chats to a OneDrive account. This feature was added in the beta version of WhatsApp in September.

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HP Elite x3 now available at Carphone Warehouse, shipments begin by Oct. 31

Carphone Warehouse is the latest UK retailer to sell the HP Elite x3 with Windows 10 Mobile. Shipments of the 5.96-inch smartphone are supposed to begin by Oct. 31.

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A new Oculus Rift VR headset with no PC needed is in the works

Oculus showed a video demo of a prototype Oculus Rift VR headset that did not need to be hooked up to a PC during the company's Oculus Connect keynote today. Little else about the headset was revealed.

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Groove Music Windows 10 and Xbox One Insider update adds new voice controls and more

Microsoft is rolling out an new update for the Groove Music app for Windows 10 and Xbox One for members of the Insider program. It adds a number of new features and improvements, including voice controls on the Xbox One version.

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Mark Zuckerberg may have shown the future of online meetings with Oculus Rift

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg demoed a new way to hold online meetings with others in virtual reality by wearing the Oculus Rift headset during the Oculus Connect keynote address.

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