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Microsoft buys Minecraft maker Mojang for $2.5 billion

The rumors turned out to be true. Minecraft is about to become a Microsoft property.

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Microsoft announces two Lumia phones, always-on Cortana, and clever new mobile accessories

Microsoft's massive list of IFA announcements shows it refuses to be counted out of the smartphone race. Meet the Lumias 830 and 735.

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Microsoft begins dropping OneDrive's 2GB file size limit

Microsoft's following in the footsteps of Dropbox and Google Drive by removing OneDrive's 2GB file size limit, albeit with little fanfare.

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Microsoft finally cracks down on deceptive Windows Store 'crap apps'

Prompted by numerous customer complaints, Microsoft says it is cracking down on Windows Store apps that attempt to deceive you into downloading them.

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Microsoft's standalone Xbox One Kinect due in October with bonus game

As promised, Microsoft will deliver its standalone Kinect sensor for the Xbox One, tossing in a free game to sweeten the deal.

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Microsoft: Fix for Surface Pro 3 overheating issue coming soon

Core i7 users should expect some extra heat, but shouldn't be getting temperature warnings.

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Huawei abandons Windows Phone, says Tizen has 'no chance to be successful'

After two years of losing money, Huawei is giving up on Microsoft's mobile operating system.

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Surface Pro 3 bugs keep coming as overheating complaints arise

The temperature icon of death is just the latest headache for Surface owners.

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DeLorean tries to predict your next move, could reduce lag in online gaming

Microsoft researchers develop a technology that can mask up to 250 milliseconds of network latency when playing cloud-based games.

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Report: Xbox Entertainment Studios not quite dead yet

The Hollywood Reporter says that Microsoft is in talks with Warner Bros. to revive its shuttered business for developing original video content.