Manufacturers fear Intel's Windows 10 plans pushing up costs
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Pushing up costs

Intel's plan to have its next-generation processors support only Windows 10 is causing the industrial PC players a few sleepless nights.

Microsoft might flog Lumia to Foxconn
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Feature phone surrender

There is an interesting rumour circulating which suggests that Microsoft looking to shut down Lumia smartphone business and sell Nokia brand to Foxconn.

Microsoft and Amazon execs busted for promoting sex slavery
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Top Health bloke and Fire man

Amazon and Microsoft top executives have been arrested in a prostitution sting and charged with promoting sex slavery.

Microsoft's second-gen Surface Book reportedly delayed
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Surface Book 2 will include 4K display, Thunderbolt 3 port

On Thursday, sources within Microsoft’s upstream supply chain have reported that the second-generation refresh to the company’s Surface Book is expected to be delayed. The sources cited “design issues” for the launch setback, indicating that the company could be preparing to redesign some critical areas to the final consumer product before launch.

Edge finally gets extensions
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Might actually be useful

A new preview of build (14342) of Windows 10 has zipped out to Insiders on the Fast Ring, and this finally sees extensions become fully functional and easy to install in Microsoft Edge.

FTC to clamp down on slow security updates
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Asked eight leading players what they are doing

The Federal Trade Commission has written to eight leading players in the mobile communications arena requiring them to tell the agency how they issue security updates to address vulnerabilities in smartphones, tablets, and other mobile gear.

Windows phones and Tablets could get Invisible touch
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Pre-sensing touch takes control and slowly tears you apart

Microsoft Research has developed a pre-sensing touch system where the technology allows a touchscreen to anticipate touch input before you lay a finger on the display.

Intel might have just killed Microsoft’s mobile dreams
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Pulling out has left Redmond high and dry

Intel pulling out of the mobile business has left Microsoft’s mobile dreams in trouble.

Chrome topples Microsoft as Browser King
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All roads lead to Chrome

Microsoft has been dethroned as the leader of the competitive web browser market by Google's Chrome.

Microsoft blocks alternative search engines from Cortana
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Claims it is protecting users, mostly from malicious engines

On Thursday, in a move that may upset some Windows 10 users, Microsoft began systematically blocking all search engines other than Microsoft Bing for use with its Cortana search box and Edge web browser, citing reasons including reliability and "search experience unpredictability."