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Xbox's Halo series may strike covenant with Showtime

That's according to Variety, which says a more traditional TV program will air on the pay TV channel, as opposed to the interactive version Xbox Entertainment Studios is developing for Xbox consoles.

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Microsoft's Reading List, Movie Moments apps hit Windows Phone 8.1, fit right in

Reading List and Movie Moments are both great fits for Windows Phone and add to Microsoft's 'One Windows' vision.

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With ban lifted, Microsoft plans Xbox One launch in China

But games will be subject to approval from local authorities, which means violent ones may not pass.

Gesture-sensing keyboard bridges gap between touch, traditional inputs

Microsoft Research has developed a prototype keyboard that understands basic gestures.

Inkjet printer builds custom circuit boards

Printing a circuit board on your home inkjet printer and creating basic electronics is what Microsoft Research hopes will be the future for hobbyists and makers.

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Microsoft targets June 13 to launch original Xbox programming

Web-connected Xboxes will be able to receive a live stream of the Bonnaroo Music and Arts festival, followed by an unscripted reality TV series about street soccer. And that Steven Spielberg-produced Halo series is coming soon, too.

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Microsoft fixes bugs with OneDrive app on Windows Phone 8.1

Remember, the new Windows Phone 8.1 is still a developer edition. Users report issues with OneDrive on the latest OS, which Microsoft solves with an update.

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Smartphone lull a golden opportunity for Microsoft

But the company has a lot of work to do if it wants to catch up to iOS and Android.

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The phone is the key to everything: Microsoft now owns Nokia's device business

Nokia's phones are now Microsoft's phones as the push towards Windows Everywhere continues

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With this phone, I thee wed: How the Nokia-Microsoft union changes everything

Nokia's devices are Microsoft's now. But Nokia brings a lot more to the union, including design and app smarts that Microsoft dearly needs.

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In Heartbleed's wake, tech titans launch fund for crucial open-source projects

The Heartbleed bug was a wake-up call for the tech world: major companies benefiting from open source projects like OpenSSL are better off paying a pittance to support their development.

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It's official: Nokia's phone business will become Microsoft's on April 25

After a long wait and regulatory delays, Microsoft's $7 billion acquisition of Nokia's phone business will close on Friday, April 25.

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