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SkyDrive brand change set amid potential legal battle

SkyDrive brand change set amid potential legal battle

Microsoft has decided to skip a battle they'd have had to fight if they'd continued down the road with their cloud storage service SkyDrive amid a call to action by British Sky Broadcasting. That company, also known as BSkyB, planned legal means of ending Microsoft's use of the "SkyDrive" brand name due to conflicts with their own similar naming structure. Initial judgement on the matter saw BSkyB winning out in the England and Whales High Court.

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Acura NSX teaser shows supercar getting frisky in the wet

Acura NSX teaser shows supercar getting frisky in the wet

If ever there was a good reason for Instagram and Vine, Acura teasing the latest NSX prototype doing wicked things around the track ahead of its showroom debut might be the very finest. The car company has already shown us the 2015 NSX sitting pretty at NAIAS 2013 back in January, but a pair of brief videos - which you can see after the cut - give a more aurally-pleasing glimpse of the supercar.

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Microsoft forms retirement deal with former Windows president Steven Sinofsky

Microsoft forms retirement deal with former Windows president Steven Sinofsky

The former president of Microsoft's Windows division, Steven Sinofsky, has struck a retirement deal with the company. We reported back in November that he was on the way out, with sources surfacing soon after claiming that his sudden departure was over refusal to name him CEO Ballmer's successor. Reportedly, the retirement agreement has been in deliberation since late last year.

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2014 Mazda3 eyes-on: SKYACTIV gets a third outing

2014 Mazda3 eyes-on: SKYACTIV gets a third outing

Mazda is on a roll with its KODO design, and latest to get the "Soul of Motion" treatment is the new Mazda3. Historically the best seller in the Japanese company's line-up, and now in its third generation, the 2014 Mazda3 picks up where the sharply swoopy Mazda6 sedan left off, with a more aggressive grille, sleeker headlamps with LED detailing, and a longer wheelbase that pushes the 16- or 18-inch wheels to the corners of the car.

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Skype supernode switch for stable scaling not Project Chess NSA spying

Skype supernode switch for stable scaling not Project Chess NSA spying

Skype's own hunt for stability, not clandestine aims for call tapping, forced the significant infrastructure changes that led to speculation Microsoft and the NSA were spying on VoIP, the company's principle architect has insisted. Matthew Kaufman, now a Microsoft employee following the VoIP company's acquisition, took to the IP mailing list to address concerns of NSA monitoring collaboration and the so-called "Project Chess" that was revealed earlier this month.

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Nik Wallenda Grand Canyon high-wire walk sets risky record

Nik Wallenda Grand Canyon high-wire walk sets risky record

A daredevil high-wire walk across the Grand Canyon, with no safety net or harness, has set a new world record, with so-called "King of the High Wire" Nick Wallenda taking almost 23 minutes to cross the 1,400 foot wide chasm. Broadcast live on Sunday, the stunt saw Wallenda risk a 1,500 foot plummet as he gingerly walked along the 2-inch thick cable above the Little Colorado River Gorge.

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Skype Project Chess allegedly explored NSA access ahead of Microsoft buy

Skype Project Chess allegedly explored NSA access ahead of Microsoft buy

Skype allegedly developed a clandestine program dubbed Project Chass that investigated potential ways to increase government and law enforcement access to its VoIP calling service, years in advance of Microsoft's acquisition in 2011. Project Chess was formed while Skype had "sometimes contentious talks with the government over legal issues," insiders tell the NYTimes, with knowledge of the program limited to under a dozen within the firm.

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