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Xbox Live Threat Issued by Hackers for Christmas

A hacking group called R.I.U. Star Patrol says it will target Xbox Live and the Sony’s PlayStation Network this Christmas. The group has already conducted an attack on Tumblr this week and says it is doing it just for fun.

You Can Now Install ‘Windows 10 Lean’, Microsoft’s Bloatware-Free, Barebones Alternative

Windows 10 Lean cuts the OS' file size by 2GB by removing apps like Candy Crush, Photos, Regedit, and more. The result is reduced system resource usage perfect for low-end tablets and VMs.
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Microsoft Simplifies Multi-GPU Support for DirectX 12 Developers

A new abstraction for DirectX 12 allows developers to mount multiple video cards without needing deep coding, with Microsoft to debut the feature soon.
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Surface Phone with Windows C-Shell Could be Coming Soon

A new report points to two sources who say the Surface Phone is in deep development and will launch with Microsoft’s C-Shell for Windows.
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Microsoft Strikes Office 365 Partnership with SBI in India

The State Bank of India will now use Microsoft’s Office 365 for its productivity needs across 222,033 employees. The deal follows similar collaborations with Flipkart and Tata Motors.

YouTube Announces New Logo and App Ecosystem

In its first major design overhaul, YouTube has a new logo that focuses on the company’s famous play button. The overhaul also includes wider new features and plans for the future.
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Microsoft Releases New Power BI JavaScript API

The JavaScript API allows applications and reports to communicate with each other, allowing for more advanced filtering and more control over page navigation.

IBM Research’s Fingernail Sensor Can Detect Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease

IBM's fingernail sensor can determine grip strength, as well as pinpoint the activities users are performing with a high degree of accuracy. The device could help to monitor symptoms for a variety of ailments.
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The Leak Boat Publishes Passwords of up to 9,000 Hacked Spotify Accounts Online

A list reveals the username and password of over 6,400 Spotify accounts, all seemingly free users. Hacking group The Leak Boat promises this is part of a wider set of leaks that it calls the 'Lulzpocolypse', with details of several Wizard 101 accounts also published.
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Microsoft Executive Hints Surface Phone as Patent Development Continues

Microsoft’s Indian president has not ruled out a Surface Phone being released. In the meantime, it seems Microsoft continues to work on the rumored flagship and has solved one design problem.
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New Rumors Emerge about Surface Phone Prototype, with Specs, Display Size and OS

The Surface Phone prototype is rumored to have a 5.5" QHD display, up to 6GB of RAM, the Snapdragon 835 and Quick Charge 4.0.
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[UPDATE] Alledged Surface Phone Leak Appears Fake, Wears Outdated Carl Zeiss Branding

The photos come from a well-known source for smartphone leaks in China. A Microsoft tag on its back calling it Surface Phone give them a real look, but the outdated Carl Zeiss branding reveals that they are just mock ups.

Microsoft Brings AVIF Support to Windows 10 Through File Explorer and Paint

Windows 10 will support AVIF image files from the release of the 19H1 branch, with support coming to File Explorer and Paint.
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Microsoft Layoffs 2017: “Thousands” from Global Salesforce Expected to Lose Their Jobs

A new report suggests Microsoft will this week announce significant job cuts from its global salesforce as part of a reorganizational push towards the cloud.

Microsoft Has Just Killed Skype Classic in Response to Unfixable Security Bug [UPDATE]

A recently discovered flaw in the classic Skype updater has resulted in Microsoft seemingly killing off the classic Skype experience. Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users could be left without a downloadable Skype solution.

Microsoft Kaizala Web Preview Lands with Major Update

Microsoft has updated its Kaizala mobile communication tool for businesses and is demoing a web version of the service.
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Eve V: The Story of the Crowd-Developed Surface Pro 4 Killer from Finland

We have interviewed Eve Tech co-founder Konstantinos Karatsevidis to learn about crowd-development and how they managed to create a two-in-one device with better specs than Microsoft´s Surface Pro 4.

Microsoft Discontinuing Windows 10 Steps Recorder and Replacing with Xbox Game Recorder

The Windows 10 Steps Recorder allows users to record steps to troubleshoot a problem and get a more accurate diagnosis. It seems that Microsoft is stopping support for the feature in favor of using the Xbox Game Recorder.

HoloLens Gets First Porn App, the 3D Holo Girlfriend

Feeling lonely and in need of some love? Microsoft HoloLens has an app for that thanks to the 3D Hologroup’s 3D Holo Girlfriend.
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Google Working on Windows-like Unified System Codenamed Fuchsia OS

Google Source documents point to a new operating system currently in development. Codenamed Fuchsia OS, it will be a unified platform in the same vein as Microsoft’s Windows. Google has long been rumored to have a desire to merge Chrome OS and Android, Fuchsia could be the fruition of that goal.