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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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Surface 2 Review

Surface 2 Review

Microsoft really, really needs the Surface 2 to succeed. Praise around the first-generation Surface RT's hardware and design was tempered with more than a little criticism of Windows RT, and confused consumers left tablet manufacturers focusing on Windows 8 until only Microsoft's slate was left running the pared-back version. The Surface 2, then, aims to give Windows RT a second chance, but is Microsoft finally onto a winner or simply flogging a dead horse? Read on for the SlashGear review.

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Xbox One first full demo shown in 12 minute video

Xbox One first full demo shown in 12 minute video

Microsoft isn't letting the first full demonstration of the Xbox One fall into the wrong hands. Similar to what we've seen with the first PlayStation 4 teardown - as done by Sony itself - Microsoft is keeping such a close hand on the Xbox One that they're doing the first full demo themselves. Here you'll find a demo filmed on the 1st of November with what's essentially the final software for launch of this system.

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Halo: Spartan Assault coming to Xbox One, 360 in December

Halo: Spartan Assault coming to Xbox One, 360 in December

Halo: Spartan Assault is coming to Xbox One and Xbox 360 sometime in December, Microsoft has announced. The exact date wasn't announced, but you can bet it'll show up in time for the holidays. Currently the game is available only on Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 machines, as it has been since its Jul. 18, 2013 release. The Xbox versions, which will be available as a digital download, come with some exclusive features.

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Microsoft Windows Phone “WebApps” latest subtle invitation to developers

Microsoft Windows Phone “WebApps” latest subtle invitation to developers

Microsoft has created a bevy of "WebApps" for Windows Phone based on almost 50 popular and commercial websites like Southwest Airlines, Cars.com, TV.com, Listverse and Billboard. The WebApps live on the homescreen with the rest of the apps, but they are essentially the same as the websites they correspond to. The apps do not simply scrape content from the websites, but they do render the same website data in-app.

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Microsoft Windows RT 8.1 bricks Surfaces, is temporarily pulled from Windows Store

Microsoft Windows RT 8.1 bricks Surfaces, is temporarily pulled from Windows Store

Windows RT users looking to upgrade their copies of Windows RT 8 to Windows RT 8.1 will have to wait. Some users are reporting that the update is bricking their Surface machines, so Microsoft has pulled the upgrade from the Windows Store for the time being. No official announcement has been made about the cause of the problem or when the fixed upgrade will be available again.

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Windows Remote Desktop mobile app to come to Windows Phone

Windows Remote Desktop mobile app to come to Windows Phone

The new Windows Remote Desktop application for mobile devices, which was launched last week for iOS and Android devices, will soon be available for Windows Phone, reports The Next Web. The report comes in response to a question as to why Microsoft would release the app for the competition but not for its own platform. No release date for the Windows Phone version was mentioned except that Microsoft is "working on" it.

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