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Microsoft teases Lumia smartphone announcements for September 4

It looks like Microsoft is getting ready to release more Lumia phones, including the long-rumored "selfie" phone.

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Microsoft Hyperlapse software speeds up GoPro videos without making you hurl

Extreme sports videos can be tough to watch without feeling nauseous. Now, Microsoft has an algorithm for that.

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Windows Phone Store hits 300,000 apps, but still faces some old challenges

Microsoft still faces some old challenges as its phone platform hits a new milestone.

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Some Windows Phone 8.1 Update downloads halted by errors, missing drivers

This doesn't seem to be affecting a ton of people, but some Windows Phone users aren't going to be able to take advantage of Microsoft's recent developer preview.

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NFL brings Surface tablets to the sidelines--for watching replays, not checking Facebook

The tablets will allow coaches and players to analyze plays during the game and make adjustments along the way.

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Office for iPad updated with PDF exporting, flick gestures

Microsoft issues updates to Word, PowerPoint, and Excel for the Apple iPad, with some handy new features.

on pcworld.com

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Microsoft reveals Windows Phone 8.1's first update, with welcome new features

Windows Phone 8.1 Update, formerly known as Windows Phone 8.1 GDR1, adds folders to the Start screen, the ability to sandbox apps, and other features for consumers and businesses alike.

on pcworld.com

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PlayStation 4 beats Xbox One to 3D Blu-ray movie playback

Not long before Microsoft is expected to release an update to the Xbox One loaded with 3D movie playback, Sony started its 3D playback push on Tuesday.

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Microsoft readies Windows Phone 8.1 update with smart covers and big-screen support

The next version of Windows Phone takes a few more cues from Android.

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Xbox Entertainment Studios is doomed, original online programming efforts are not

Don't expect the likes of Yahoo and Amazon to follow the lead of Microsoft as it abandons efforts to produce original online shows.