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Microsoft has said that the 'Free Play Day with Gold' promo that appeared for some Xbox One owners yesterday - offering 24 hours of gameplay on certain titles without purchase - was posted "in error". Read more...

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Microsoft is about to release another Lumia smartphone, called the 830, and we have a gallery of what the new device will look like when it is released later this year on multiple carriers. Read more...

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A British man has been sentenced to 33 months in prison after recording 'Fast & Furious 6' in a cinema on the day of its release, and uploading it to the web, resulting in 779,000 downloads. Read more...

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Microsoft is expected to release a technical preview of Windows Threshold late in September and for those of you who download the release, updating it could be very easy. Read more...

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giffgaff is changing its 'goodybag' price plans, removing unlimited data from all but the top-tier plan and limiting speeds to 300kbps for those using "more than their fair share" during peak hours. Read more...

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A Copenhagen-based developer has discovered a vulnerability that allows telephone numbers placed in Safari on the iPhone to automatically place calls, to any number including the expensive ones. Read more...

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The leaks surrounding the iPhone 6 just keep on coming! This time around we can possibly expect a 128gb version of the upcoming device, and helpfully, also a parked car locator! Read more...

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Microsoft's Research division is all about solving some of the toughest challenges and one area they are targeting is low-latency cloud based gaming and they have a solution kicking out good results. Read more...

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Microsoft is working on a Chromecast like device and it has just passed through the FCC; Windows Phone and Windows 8 both support Miracast and this could be the final piece of the puzzle. Read more...

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Let's run with the assumption that Chromebooks are doing well. Advocates claim non-tech savvy consumers choose Chromebooks for generally three reasons: simplicity, low maintenance, and easy usage... Read more...

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A clever trick using the transparent live tiles on your Windows Phone makes it easy to dramatically change the appearance of your device by changing the background of your start screen. Read more...

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China has approved sales of 5 million Xbox One consoles there, according to Microsoft's Chinese partner BesTV, with domestic sales of foreign games consoles predicted to grow to 50 million by 2019. Read more...

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Virgin Media is raising its broadband prices for the second time this year, with bills going up by £1.50 a month for certain customers - but those affected can cancel their contract without penalty. Read more...

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If you have taken a look inside the Windows Store on any Windows 8 device, you will likely find a bunch of apps that do nothing but take your money and then give you a download link. Read more...

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Motorola is reportedly working on eight new handsets - all of which could be launched before the end of the year - including the Moto X+1, a replacement for the G, and the long-awaited Nexus 6. Read more...

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Microsoft is reportedly planning to officially unveil its next major Windows version - codenamed 'Threshold' - at an event on September 30, although some anticipated features may be missing. Read more...

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For the first time ever, Google is now removing an average of 1 million links to pirated content per day because of DMCA takedown notices, which is a large increase from a few years ago. Read more...

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Google Glass wearers can rejoice! Google has rolled out an update that promises to induce eye watering results now that you will be able to view all of your contacts through it instead of just ten. Read more...

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A team inside of Microsoft Studios has rebranded itself as the "Leap Experience Pioneers". The LXP team is believed to be an in-house game development studio working on future Kinect projects. Read more...

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Microsoft has signed an agreement to make Opera Mini the default browser on all of its Nokia Series 30+, Series 40 and Asha handsets, replacing Nokia's Xpress Browser, which is being killed off. Read more...

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Microsoft has enabled a new feature called "Free Play Day with Gold" which lets you download and play select titles on the Xbox One for 24 hours, although it has yet to be officially announced. Read more...

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With 10 million PS4 consoles sold, Sony is performing well above than what most people expected. A recent Nielsen study about brand loyalty may explain why Sony is doing great after all. Read more...

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Microsoft is touting that Bing has surpassed 100 cities that have Streestside and 3D imagery support; a notable achievement in the highly competitive mapping services market. Read more...

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It has been two years since the release of Windows 8 and HP is still pushing Windows 7 machines to the consumer as Microsoft faces the harsh reality that Windows 8 will never replace Windows 7. Read more...

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Popular messaging application, Snapchat, is seeking deals with advertisers in order to generate revenue, which would result in the app becoming ad-supported some time in the future. Read more...

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