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Microsoft unleashes ‘Bing in the Classroom’ ad-free search

The tech giant looks to get an A+ with the roll out of a student-friendly version of its search engine, which has zero ads, privacy controls, and filters that block adult content and ad targeting.

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Don't have an Apple iOS device? The company says those users can track their progress through a PC app.

Why Nike is pulling the plug on FuelBand

Fitness-tracking wristbands are a hot gadget category, but Nike doesn’t see a future in FuelBand hardware. Also: Microsoft tests a new Office program and Nintendo’s Game Boy celebrates a noteworthy birthday.

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Why Nike is pulling the plug on FuelBand

Fitness-tracking wristbands are a hot gadget category, but Nike doesn’t see a future in FuelBand hardware. Also: Microsoft tests a new Office program and Nintendo’s Game Boy celebrates a noteworthy birthday.

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Apple's slippery slope toward search

(analysis) Yahoo may yearn to win the prize that is the mobile Safari's search box, but Apple could decide to develop its own for the sake of keeping search in the family.

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Nokia expects to close Microsoft deal on April 25

In a $7.2 billion deal, Nokia's devices and services business is now scheduled to be an official subsidiary of Microsoft at the end of the week.

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Microsoft reportedly plans to rename Nokia Oyj

The new Microsoft Mobile Oy subsidiary will serve as the company's mobile devices division, according to a letter obtained by Nokiapoweruser.

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Long-term take: Surface Pro 2 vs. iPad Air

Microsoft and Apple have very different takes on tablets. What are the pros and cons of their respective approaches? And which speaks more to the future?

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Microsoft is inviting people to test the new Xbox One update.

Xbox One totals 5M units sold to retailers worldwide

Following NPD Group's March video game sales report and a strong month for Xbox One exclusive Titanfall, Microsoft revealed that it has shipped 5 million units of its next-gen console.

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PS4 outsold Xbox One in March while Titanfall led software sales

Despite a strong showing from Xbox One exclusive Titanfall -- which captured the top spot in March software sales -- Microsoft's system can't keep up with the PlayStation 4.

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The 404 1,468: Where we never asked for that sequel (podcast)

Scott Stein helps Jeff talk about the most unwanted sequels of all time (we're looking at you Mrs. Doubtfire 2), plus Google's attempt to kill the vertical video, and deciding which is the best portable console for you.

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For the first time in years, we have two new game consoles: the Microsoft Xbox One and Sony PlayStation 4. The two consoles are very evenly matched, and there's no reason to run out and buy either of them. But if you must choose one this season, we think the PS4 edges out the Xbox for now -- and not just because it's $100 cheaper. <a href="http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-9020_7-57613055-222/ps4-vs-xbox-one-round-1-to-sony/">Here's why</a>.

Sony PlayStation 4 passes 7 million in worldwide sales

The PlayStation 4 continues its steady sales climb, hitting another milestone nearly one month to the day after Sony announced its console had surpassed 6 million units sold.

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Move over, Siri: Microsoft's Cortana is cheeky too

Cortana isn't all dry facts and figures. Ask this voice assistant the right questions, and wait for the sass-back to begin.

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