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Please, Microsoft, bring ‘Halo 5’ to PC

Halo 5 Forge Mode PC
Exciting news, PC gamers: 343 Industries is bringing the Forge editing tool from Halo 5: Guardians to Windows 10. This is big news not just because Forge is a great tool -- it's what it hints at for Halo 5 and PCs. If you're unfamiliar with the Forge, it's a tool that allows players to create new maps and unique game types for Halo, originally introduced in Halo 3. It came to Halo 5 in the form of an update late last year, and now the developer is porting it to PC as a standalone experience, completely free to download.

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Jacob Siegal

May 20th

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Microsoft offloads Nokia feature phone business to Foxconn for $350M

Nokia mobiles Microsoft is selling the feature phone business it acquired from Nokia back in 2013 to a subsidiary of Chinese manufacturer Foxconn for $350 million, it announced today. At the same time former owner Nokia said it has inked a deal to license its brand to HMD Global, a new Finnish company run by ex-Nokia and Microsoft devices staff, to “create a new generation of Nokia-branded mobile… Read More

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Natasha Lomas

May 18th

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Don’t blink, or your PC might upgrade itself to Windows 10

Windows 10 Upgrade Problem
Microsoft is keen for you to upgrade to Windows 10. So keen, in fact, that it will give it away for free. And hey, Microsoft reckons you shouldn't even have to go to the trouble of scheduling an update yourself -- it can do that for you. What's that? You like Windows 7 better? Well, don't leave your PC unattended for too long.

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Chris Mills

May 17th

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Windows 10 will finally stop sharing Wi-Fi passwords after public backlash

Windows 10 Wifi Sense
When Windows 10 first launched, one of its most controversial features was Wi-Fi Sense. If ticked, a couple harmless-looking boxes shared internet access to your Facebook, Skype and Outlook friends by default. The setting (and its enabled-by-default nature) caused some people to get a little angry, although Microsoft defended Wi-Fi Sense as a useful feature. A year later, and it looks like Microsoft is changing its tune.

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Chris Mills

May 12th

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Windows 10 will finally stop sharing Wi-Fi passwords after public backlash

Windows 10 Wifi Sense
When Windows 10 first launched, one of its most controversial features was Wi-Fi Sense. If ticked, a couple harmless-looking boxes shared internet access to your Facebook, Skype and Outlook friends by default. The setting (and its enabled-by-default nature) caused some people to get a little angry, although Microsoft defended Wi-Fi Sense as a useful feature. A year later, and it looks like Microsoft is changing its tune.

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Chris Mills

May 12th

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Act surprised: There’s a new zero-day Flash exploit you need to fix right now

Adobe Flash Windows Zero-Day Fix
Flash zero-day vulnerabilities are a dime a dozen these days, so you won't be surprised to learn there's another one  in the wild. Microsoft and Adobe have independently found two distinct zero-day vulnerabilities for Internet Explorer and Flash, respectively, which means it’s time to update Windows and Flash. Apparently, exploits exist for both that allow for remote code execution.

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Chris Smith

May 11th

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Microsoft now has more than 100 Apple Store clones, but no customers

Re/code reports that Microsoft now has more than 100 of its Apple Store clones across the U.S. and Canada, in sizes ranging from tiny stores of 15o square feet to the 22,000 square feet store strategically positioned close to the iconic glass cube Apple Store on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue.

What Microsoft’s stores don’t have is customers.

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Ben Lovejoy

May 11th

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How do computers know what they’re looking at?

Google Photos Search Keywords
Computers have become so advanced that they can recognize the contents of the photos you take with your iPhone or Android smartphone, meaning you’ll be able to easily find a certain picture by simply describing it to a computer in the future. It’s all possible thanks to advanced deep learning techniques that train computers to recognize all sorts of shapes and objects in regular images.

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Chris Smith

April 18th

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Microsoft just took a big stand against the government over user privacy

Microsoft Vs DOJ Secrecy Orders
Apple isn't the only company that's fighting with the government over user privacy these days. Via GeekWire, Microsoft has sued the United States Department of Justice and has asked a court to declare the government's secrecy orders as unconstitutional. Microsoft says it objects to orders issued by the DOJ that say the company cannot inform customers when law enforcement officials are seeking access to customer information and data.

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Brad Reed

April 14th

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Link Shorteners Can Spy on You

Anyone who’s used a link shortener has probably considered their vulnerability. It’s no big deal when you’re just bookmarking a blog post, but a little more troubling when you’re shortening directions to your house. If you’ve ever punched in the wrong bit.ly link, you may have inadvertently spied on someone already.

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Alissa Walker

April 14th

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