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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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Microsoft may drop Windows Phone and Windows RT license fees

Microsoft may drop Windows Phone and Windows RT license fees

Microsoft appears to be considering a shift in strategy. The shift, assuming they move forward, would be one that would have them acting a bit more like Google. That is to say, giving Windows Phone and Windows RT to device makers for free and looking to supplement with advertisements and subscription revenue. Details here come by way of The Verge who are reporting the free versions are under "serious consideration" by Terry Myerson.

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Microsoft Photosynth adds super-high res graphics and new Spin scenes

Microsoft Photosynth adds super-high res graphics and new Spin scenes

Microsoft's Photosynth 3D photo tool may not be the company's best-known product, but it probably deserves to be, with new features today that add high-resolution graphics for immersive 60-megapixel scenes. The update, which Microsoft promises are as smooth as the footage you'd get from a Steadicam rig, uses intelligent processing of multiple frames of the same scene, so that for instance "spin" videos - where the photographer walks around shooting all angles of an object - are clean of extraneous detail like birds or people when you watch the video, but have all of that detail visible when you pause.

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Google, Microsoft, Apple & more demand government surveillance reform

Google, Microsoft, Apple & more demand government surveillance reform

Google, Apple, Microsoft, Facebook, and other big names in tech have joined forces to protest government surveillance worldwide, calling for "Global Government Surveillance Reform" to better balance keeping citizens safe while also preserving their privacy. The group, which also includes AOL, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Yahoo, sets out five principles for transparency, oversight, accountability, and respect, penning a collective letter to President Obama and the US Congress in which they allege the balance of power has tipped too far away from the people and too much toward the state.

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