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Don't panic! Microsoft isn't killing its Video and Music stores

A Microsoft boss rushed to reaffirm the company's commitment to Xbox Music and Video after comments from CEO Satya Nadella had people wondering if the services were destined for the dead pool.

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Microsoft shuts down Xbox Entertainment Studios video team as part of layoffs

One of the first to fall as part of Microsoft's layoffs is its Xbox Entertainment Studios, although some of the company's flagship media offerings will remain unscathed.

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The Week in iOS Accessories: Sights and sounds

This week's roundup of new iOS gear includes headphones that include a high-def camera for sending live video to your iPhone or iPad for immediate editing and distribution.

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'Reading Rainbow' reboot coming to Android, Apple TV, Xbox

A successful Kickstarter campaign raised more than $5 million

How to add fireworks (and other special effects) to your videos

Cyberlink PowerDirector 9’s particle effects work magic

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Qplay turns to Chromecast, social features to expand its video playlist appeal

In addition to adding support for Google's streaming stick, the Qplay video streaming service is adding a Party Q feature for easier video sharing among friends and hashtags to help better find videos.

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Your Friday funny: The Daily Show eviscerates Google Glass wearers

Because nothing is funnier than interviewing persecuted wearable tech enthusiasts.

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Gamers to Microsoft: We don't need no stinking ecosystem in our living room

While customers have bought into the increasingly blurred lines between the desktop, tablet, and mobile, Microsoft and its Xbox One console have quickly learned that the living room can be much more unforgiving.

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Survey: iOS apps now top browsers as the way to watch TV online

Online TV consumption is at an all-time high, Adobe says in a study of online video trends, with more people turning to iOS apps to get their TV fix.

How to create special effects in your home movies

CyberLink PowerDirector 9’s particle effects spice up that silly cat video