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In its latest quarterly results, Microsoft revealed that Xbox Live active users grew by 33%, although it also said that Xbox hardware revenue fell by 33% - but that's not quite as bad as it sounds. Read more...

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With the Xbox exclusivity expiring, looks like folks on the PlayStation 4 will finally get a chance to own and play Rise of the Tomb Raider. The title will be available with new content on Oct. 11th. Read more...

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Microsoft's latest earnings report reveals that its phone revenues fell by 71% year-over-year - but unlike in previous quarters, the company has chosen not to reveal exactly how many handsets it sold. Read more...

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If you were itching to get your hands on the Gears of War 4 Xbox Elite Wireless Controller, it is now being made available for pre-order from Amazon and the Microsoft Store for $199.99. Read more...

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Microsoft has revealed that it will be present at the 2016 Comic-Con in San Diego to promote upcoming games for the Xbox One S, marking the company's sixth consecutive appearance at the event. Read more...

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Microsoft reported a strong fourth quarter fuelled by solid growth in its cloud business, an increase in Office 365 subscribers, and a rise in Surface revenue - but its phone revenue fell by 71%. Read more...

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Microsoft today is pushing out a Camera app update to Windows 10 users that are currently using an Insider Preview build of the Anniversary Update to bring panorama functionality. Read more...

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Thousands of documents belonging to Asiana passengers - and some who flew with its Star Alliance partners - have been compromised in a breach attributed to "extremely poor" security on its website. Read more...

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Twitter announced today that it would finally be opening up its verification process - a feature that was previously very exclusive. Soon, anyone will be able to apply for a verified account. Read more...

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Microsoft today added three more titles to the list of Xbox 360 games that are backward compatible with the Xbox One. Today's additions include HALF-MINUTE HERO -Super Mega Neo Climax- and more. Read more...

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If you're on the lookout for a new monitor, Microsoft is currently offering some big discounts on 27- and 34-inch curved displays from HP, as well as a 32-inch display with 4K resolution. Read more...

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With a new gameplay trailer, Telltale Games has announced that its upcoming Batman game will debut on digital platforms on smartphones, consoles and PCs starting August 2. Read more...

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Sony has announced that Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow is now available for its Xperia M4 Aqua and M4 Aqua Dual - but owners must "use Xperia Companion via PC or Mac to check availability and update". Read more...

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A group of Chinese companies has decided to acquire Opera Software for $600 million, after failed talks to acquire it for $1.2 billion. It will take over the core business of the company. Read more...

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Salesforce says that with the next major update to its Salesforce1 app, it is dropping support for every single Android device, except for a handful of Nexus and Samsung Galaxy phones and tablets. Read more...

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With today's highlighted deal, save $11 off the Virtual Reality Box Headset. Experience a whole new virtual reality world with this quality, smartphone-compatible headset. Read more...

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In what appears to be a final email to customers, Amazon has informed Windows phone users that it'll be retiring its app on August 15 - a bit later than the previously reported date of July 25. Read more...

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Google's Nexus 5X is again available in the UK for just £169 SIM-free - but you can actually pick up an unlocked 5X for even less; just £149.99 when purchased with a new £10 EE pay-as-you-go SIM card. Read more...

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Pokémon GO can be a fun game if you really like to walk. But what if you don't? Here's how to spoof your location, catch all the Pokémon, and probably get banned, from the comfort of your own home. Read more...

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Verizon began upgrading the Galaxy Tab S2 to Marshmallow a few weeks ago, followed more recently by AT&T - and now, T-Mobile has also started its Android 6.0.1 rollout for the Samsung tablet. Read more...

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Samsung is working on a standalone VR headset, to take on the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive. Thanks to trademark filings, we now know Samsung's upcoming device might be called the Odyssey. Read more...

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The Zmax Pro will be available from MetroPCS for $99 with no contract, offering a remarkable set of specs, including a fingerprint scanner, 13MP camera with phase detection auto-focus, and lots more. Read more...

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After an 18 month trial of the technology, FIS and Payment Alliance have joined forces to drive down ATM credit card skimming in the US by using QR codes and Touch ID to authenticate transactions. Read more...

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A new piece of malware has been discovered, which secretly operates a victim's web camera, and steals information from them. It then blackmails victims into leaking company secrets. Read more...

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In its latest round of layoffs, Microsoft has decided to discharge its entire editorial team at Microsoft Press. The company has cited "adaptations to business needs" as a reason for the decision. Read more...

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