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A new survey of websites found that 6,000 of them are hosted on servers running Windows XP, but 500,000 of them are still using Windows 2000, which Microsoft stopped supporting in 2010. Read more...

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Microsoft already has the Xbox One at the high end, but it's surprising the company hasn't yet launched a low-end device for television to tie all its services into one coherent package. Read more...

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Microsoft has released version 2.7 of its Skype app for Windows 8.1, which allows users to stay invisible to their contacts but still receive any messages directed at them, among other additions. Read more...

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Epic Games' co-founder Tim Sweeney has indicated that Windows Phone support for the company's Unreal Engine 4 development tools is "a very long way from having a ship-quality implementation. " Read more...

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Microsoft decided not to release new firmware updates for any of its Surface tablets for April in favor of letting the devices download the new Windows 8.1 Update. Read more...

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Microsoft's Office for iPad team has taken to Reddit to conduct an AMA and is providing new details about it's future plans for Office including Android plans and a new version of Office for OS X. Read more...

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Google is taking a page out of Microsoft's "Scroogled" book with a new blog post stating that the end of support for Windows XP is a good excuse for businesses to buy Chromebooks instead. Read more...

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Microsoft has shown off the Windows 8.1 Start menu and we cut down the keynote to the announcemnt and have been able to find a few features not discussed during BUILD for the upcoming feature. Read more...

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AMD has announced its new super high end graphic card, the Radeon R9 295X2, with two Radeon GPUs and a built in liquid cooling system. It goes on sale for $1,499 later this month Read more...

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Microsoft has released Windows 8.1 update 1 on Windows update which brings new features for mouse and keyboard users to the Windows 8 platform including app pinning and new context menus. Read more...

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The season four premiere of HBO's "Game of Thrones" will be free to stream on Xbox Video from today until Monday. Some cable and satellite providers will offer the episode on-demand for free as well. Read more...

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A new report has detailed a serious zero-day security vulnerability called "Heartbleed" affecting the OpenSSL cryptographic protocol caused due to a programming error and a fix is being worked on. Read more...

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Nokia has just announced that it has received clearance from Chinese authorities to sell its devices business unit to Microsoft and is moving closer to completion of the deal. Read more...

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Microsoft has announced it is offering a new preview of upcoming Xbox One updates to select testers, including a feature which should make getting future public updates easier. Read more...

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Today, as Microsoft's official support for Windows XP ends, some of Neowin's many forum members offer their memories on the 12 year old operating system and what it means to them personally. Read more...

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A newly leaked set of presentation slides from the ongoing Apple-Samsung patent lawsuit has revealed that Apple might be struggling to meet with consumers' demands in the smartphone market. Read more...

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Microsoft's Windows XP has been officially supported for over 12 years but its development history actually goes back even further than that under the code name "Neptune." Read more...

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With Microsoft terminating support for Windows XP today, we take a look at some of the options available for those still running PCs with the ageing OS - from upgrades to entirely new devices. Read more...

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Over twelve years after its launch, Microsoft has finally consigned Windows XP to the great Recycle Bin in the sky, terminating its support for the ageing operating system for users across the globe. Read more...

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PC users who have Windows 8.1 already installed will have to download and install Windows 8.1 Update on Tuesday, or they won't receive any more updates for the OS. Read more...

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A Microsoft Xbox One team member stated during a Q&A at BUILD 2014 that there are plans for an Xbox 360 emulator for the Xbox One but warned that the team is "not done thinking them through yet." Read more...

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Nanotechnology pioneer StoreDot unveiled a remarkable technology at today's Microsoft Think Next symposium: A battery capable of completely charging any smartphone or device in just 30 seconds. Read more...

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A new report claims that Microsoft has plans to release at least two GDR updates for Windows Phone 8.1 in 2014, with GDR 3 possibly due in 2015 before the next major vesion of the OS is released. Read more...

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NVIDIA has released new beta drivers for its GeForce graphics chip with claims they will boost performance in some PC games by as much as 71 percent under DirectX 11 and even beat AMD's Mantle. Read more...

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Target currently offers what may be the best deal yet for a new Xbox One console, with the console, the free game Titanfall and a free 12 month Xbox Live subscription for $449.99. Read more...

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