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Xbox One availability may be better than Microsoft is letting on

Xbox One availability may be better than Microsoft is letting on

If you didn’t pre-order an Xbox One game console and have your heart set on owning one, there is still a chance for you. While Microsoft has bragged that the console is sold out at most retailers, indication are that the console is still easy to access in New York City. If the console is available readily in one of the largest cities in the world there is hope for gamers elsewhere.

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Microsoft wants your Xbox One wireless controller designs

Microsoft wants your Xbox One wireless controller designs

Microsoft has been going a bit contest-crazy lately with the run-up to and launch of its next-gen gaming console Xbox One. Aside from all the promotional contests for the system itself, last weekend it announced the "Made By You" Gamerpic design contest, which is still going on (deadline is Dec. 9.) Later in the week--two days ago--it announced a contest for designing the best Xbox One wireless controller.

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Microsoft tipped for Winamp and Shoutcast acquisitions from AOL

Microsoft tipped for Winamp and Shoutcast acquisitions from AOL

Just when you think you have the rug pulled from under you, Microsoft seems to want to put it back again just as suddenly. That’s what’s appearing to happen this week when not one day after the music player app Winamp was announced as shuttering its doors, Microsoft has been tipped to buy it. While we must assume one has something to do with the other, it would appear that Microsoft may (possibly) be in the business of wanting to keep Winamp alive in this case.

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Google snipes back at Microsoft Scroogled store with wearables snark

Google snipes back at Microsoft Scroogled store with wearables snark

Google has snarked back at Microsoft's controversial "Scroogled" products, the range of anti-Google mugs, t-shirts, and other items that quietly went on sale earlier this week. The latest move in Microsoft's Gmail and Chrome sniping, the physical "Scroogled" products mark an escalation of what was previously an online campaign, but Google has issued a tongue-in-cheek statement in reply.

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Google and Microsoft clamp down on child exploitation search

Google and Microsoft clamp down on child exploitation search

Google and Microsoft have reworked their search algorithms to make child abuse content harder to find, though some experts still argue that it will make little difference to those who actually hunt out the illegal imagery. Announced at a UK internet safety summit, the new search code has apparently already removed around 100,000 Google results related to the sexual abuse of children, with Bing expected to do similar. However, there are lingering concerns that those interested in such content will continue to find it on so-called darknets.

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Microsoft 3D Builder app for Windows 8.1 bakes in native 3D printing

Microsoft 3D Builder app for Windows 8.1 bakes in native 3D printing

Microsoft has released a 3D printing app for Windows 8.1, bringing native support for producing physical objects from a variety of 3D printers to its OS. Building on the 3D printer driver MakerBot released earlier today, the Microsoft 3D Builder app comes with a wide range of preconfigured objects it can produce - including LEGO-style bricks, clips, and pendants, though also ranging to more complex designs like toy trains - but can also be used to create things from scratch.

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