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REDMOND, WASHINGTON - JULY 17: A building on the Microsoft Headquarters campus is pictured July 17, 2014 in Redmond, Washington. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced, July 17, that Microsoft will cut 18,000 jobs, the largest layoff in the company's history. (Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

US judge orders Microsoft to produce emails held abroad

Microsoft had sought to prevent the Justice Department from obtaining emails in Ireland without first getting the country's consent.

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Windows XP still runs at more than half of businesses surveyed

Though Microsoft no longer supports the aged OS, a fair share of businesses haven't yet kicked the XP habit.

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 10:   An E3 attendee tries out the Virtuix Oculus Rift and Omni Treadmill at E3 Electronic Entertainment Expo June 10, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. The annual video game conference and show runs June 10-12.  (Photo by Dan R. Krauss/Getty Images)

Sky backs Oculus Rift in CNET UK podcast 399

Self-driving cars are coming to UK roads, and Sky is throwing money at virtual reality -- but would you watch telly in a helmet?

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Nokia actually acknowledges the working classes

So many phone ads try to outhipster one another. This Nokia ad honors the drivers of school buses and golf carts.

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Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 wins plaudits for display, says researcher

Microsoft's newest 12-inch tablet has one of the best displays of any tablet out there, according to DisplayMate Technologies. That's no mean feat.

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With EA Access, Microsoft brings Xbox One vision back from the dead

It's been more than a year since Microsoft began course-correcting its vision for the Xbox One. Now, with the EA Access subscription service, the company has a way to salvage it.

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With Windows Phone 8.1 update, Cortana learns to speak Chinese

Microsoft's smartphone personal assistant is also now equipped to work in United Kingdom, and early versions have been pushed out for Australia, Canada, and India.

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EA to bring gaming subscription service to Xbox One

Electronic Arts, the game publisher behind Madden and FIFA, introduces EA Access, a $4.99-per-month gaming subscription service exclusively for Microsoft's Xbox One console.

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Microsoft's Chinese offices raided over alleged antitrust allegations

Chinese media reports suggest the investigation could focus on Microsoft's "de facto monopoly" in China's OS market.

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Xbox One preorders launch in China

The Xbox One is set to debut in China this September after the country's decision to remove a 13 year ban on gaming consoles.

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REDMOND, WASHINGTON - JULY 17: A building on the Microsoft Headquarters campus is pictured July 17, 2014 in Redmond, Washington. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced, July 17, that Microsoft will cut 18,000 jobs, the largest layoff in the company's history. (Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

Microsoft under investigation in China

The company is among a number of tech giants facing rocky relations with the Chinese government.

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PS2: Gaming's greatest sequel

How do you build the most popular games console ever? CNET explains the magic behind Sony's PlayStation 2.

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