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Microsoft Surfaces scarce for the holidays as Music Kit remains in limbo

Microsoft Surfaces scarce for the holidays as Music Kit remains in limbo

Looking to buy a Surface 2 or Surface Pro 2 tablet computer in time for Christmas? Don't go to the source. It seems the Surface situation over at the online Microsoft Store is bleak. The online retailer has been out of its two hero tablet models for "the past several days," reports Neowin. But they're out there if you know where to keep digging. "X" marks the spot after the jump.

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Xbox 360 users rejoice: Microsoft hasn’t abandoned you

Xbox 360 users rejoice: Microsoft hasn’t abandoned you

While users of the recently past generation of gaming consoles could very well be (rightfully) worried about the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 taking away support from their precious Xbox 360 and PS3 units this season, Microsoft appears to be keeping scares at bay. What the company is doing instead is reassuring the public that they'll be continuing to push not only support for the thousands and thousands of Xbox 360 users in the world today, they'll be unveiling new projects in the near future. This begins with the 2014 Xbox 360 game countdown.

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Google grabs Microsoft Photosynth genius for smart machines

Google grabs Microsoft Photosynth genius for smart machines

Microsoft has lost a high-profile engineer involved in Bing maps, wearables research, and augmented reality, Blaise Agüera y Arcas, jumping ship to Google where he will reportedly work on machine learning. Having been named "Distinguished Engineer" at Microsoft in 2011, Agüera y Arcas joined the company in 2006 after his startup Seadragon Software was acquired; it went on to develop the Silverlight, Pivot, Photosynth and other technologies used in the Microsoft Live Labs, after the engineer wowed the audience in a 2007 TED talk about how 2D images could create 3D virtual environments as an early form of Photosynth.

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Windows 7 OEM sales end date redacted by Microsoft

Windows 7 OEM sales end date redacted by Microsoft

Earlier this month, Microsoft's operating system lifecycle chart was given an update with little (read: no) fanfare. With the update came two dates, one showing the end of retail sales for Windows 7, and one showing the end of OEM sales for the same aged OS. The revelation sparked grumbles and whatnot, but as it turns out, only half of the lifecycle chart was correct.

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Microsoft Build 2014 detailed: headed to Moscone Center in April

Microsoft Build 2014 detailed: headed to Moscone Center in April

The official Microsoft developer event series by the name of Build 2014 has been announced, moving to the Moscone Center in San Francisco. This location is the same as used by Apple, Samsung, and Google for their yearly developer events, making this one of the most developer-frenzied event centers in the world without a doubt. This event will be held on April 2nd on through the 4th of 2014.

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Surprise – Sony and Microsoft both claim next-gen console victory

Surprise – Sony and Microsoft both claim next-gen console victory

It's early days in the next-gen console war, with retailers struggling to keep either the Xbox One or the PlayStation 4 in stock for longer than minutes at a time, but that hasn't stopped both Sony and Microsoft from claiming sales victory from the same set of industry data. NPD's much-anticipated November sales stats have been released, and both gaming heavyweights are cherry-picking whichever paints them in the best possible light.

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Microsoft joins FIDO Alliance in effort to kill passwords

Microsoft joins FIDO Alliance in effort to kill passwords

The FIDO Alliance is a group of technology firms that are looking to make some new industry standards that aim at reducing the need for passwords. We are all familiar with passwords, most of us use them to secure our email, computers, and smartphones from prying eyes. The problem is security that relies on passwords is only as good as the password you make and they are often easy to guess or intercept.

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Microsoft looks towards eye-tracking study in Google EU antitrust case

Microsoft looks towards eye-tracking study in Google EU antitrust case

The Google EU antitrust case has been ongoing for quite sometime now. And while it seems to be never-ending, that isn't necessarily due to Google slowing the process. They have offered concessions several times now, and several times they have been told to resubmit. And well, it looks like Microsoft and other complainants are still not content and as a result, have commissioned an eye-tracking study.

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