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Windows Phone 8 Switching To 3D Nokia Maps and Integrating Skype Into The Phonebook

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The mapping wars is apparently heating up as Apple has started to rely on its own internal map system and Microsoft is now transitioning away from Bing Maps to using the new Nokia Maps.

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Sony Windows Phone Prototype Video ‘Leaked”

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Are you a Sony fan dreaming of Windows Phone? If so, the leaked video below will surely have you drooling.

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Google Chrome Becomes Most Popular Browser in the World

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I've been using Google Chrome for quite some time, never really looking back to Firefox or Internet Explorer as a viable alternative. Now, it seems that I am in the majority, statistics show that Google Chrome has indeed become the most popular web browser in the world.

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Microsoft Invests $300 Million In The Nook

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It seems Microsoft has now turned its sights on Barnes & Nobles' successful Nook line, investing $300 million into the Nook and, as a result, Microsoft will now own a 17.6% in a new entity made up from the investment.

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The Power Of Bing On The Fly Translation Comes To Windows Phone

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While a marketplace translator app has existed for a while, it now has Bing additions that include the ability to live-translate anything on the fly.

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Xbox 720 Durango Going To Be A Powerhouse, Will Be Strictly Against Piracy

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The next generation Xbox (Xbox 720 maybe) codenamed Durango is expected to be an impressive gaming console. The latest rumors suggest that the machine is going to be a powerhouse, but will also be a big blow to the used games market.

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Some of the Best and Worst of April Fools 2012

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Yesterday was April Fools' Day, i'm sure most of you didn't realize it. So what else do large companies with over the top budgets on attempting to create viral videos do? They attempt to make us laugh by revealing fake products with fake announcements. Some of these are quite stupid, actually, most of them are, but you can decide for yourself, have a gander after the jump.

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October 2012 Pegged for Windows 8 Official Release

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Consumer Preview of Windows 8 went live late last month, but when is Microsoft going to officially launch its successor to Windows 7? Insider reports are pointing toward October of this year and they've got some evidence to back that up.

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Source Claims Mobile Ads Account for 70% of Battery Usage

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When you decide to get yourself one of those free apps for your smartphone, you usually recognize that you're paying the price by having to deal with in-app advertising, but did you know that you're also paying in the form of increased power consumption?

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Windows 8 App Can Remotely Control A Police Car

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So you have your new iPad, and you love it. The apps are great and it can do so much – but can it control functions in a police car? Well, apparently Windows 8 can, thanks to a new partnership between Microsoft and public safety solutions firm, Modularis. Microsoft first showed the police car running on the Modularis technology as part of Modularis' Worldwide Public Safety Symposium, where officials gather to discuss public safety and ways to improve the overall state of safety.

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Microsoft Talks About What Is Needed To Dramatically Reduce Touch-Screen Delay

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Microsoft is researching ways to vastly improve this response time on touch-screens to provide an experience that actually makes us feel like we are interacting with real objects.

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Microsoft Windows Mobile Marketplace To Be Shutdown On May 9

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It appears like Microsoft is slowly losing their love for their Windows Mobile OS as the company is fully concentrating on the Windows Phone platform. What you see above is the full email that is being circulated to WinMo users which details about the company’s decision to officially shut down Windows Marketplace for Mobile 6.x.

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Windows Phone 8 Dual-Core Smartphone For Sprint Being Tested?

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While HTC has plans to release their newly unveiled S4 powered One S (T-Mobile) and One X (AT&T version) within the next two months, Microsoft is reportedly busy testing a Windows Phone 8 smartphone, which is intended for Sprint’s network, with the dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm MSM8960 chipset. The new info comes to us courtesy of the folks over at The Verge who were apparently tipped off by “sources familiar with the company's plans”.

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Skype Beta For Windows Phone Has Problems Multi-Tasking

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Microsoft has yet to deliver a great Skype experience on its own mobile OS, and in fact it seems to pale in comparison to the iOS and Android versions.

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Microsoft’s Transparent 3D Desktop (Video)

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It appears like the boundaries between the physical and digital worlds are getting thinner and thinner. Microsoft's Applied Sciences team has shown off their prototype 3D desktop which allows you to interact with the objects on a transparent screen with something called “view-dependent, depth-corrected gaze”.

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