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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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Tech Retrospect: Fire Phone reviewed and Apple opens Yosemite

There's a new superphone in town. Is it worth your money? Also, Apple's got a new beta for you. That and more in this week's rundown of all the tech news.

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Microsoft explains quantum computing so even you can understand

Quantum computing may someday blow away today's smartest machines. It's weird and heavy on the physics, but Microsoft thinks you can handle it.

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Xbox One to land at China Telecom in September

The country's third biggest mobile carrier has scored exclusive rights to sell Microsoft's game console.

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A person prepares to search the internet using the Google search engine, on May 14, 2014, in Lille.  In a surprise ruling on May 13, the EU's top court said individuals have the right to ask US Internet giant Google to delete personal data produced by its ubiquitous search engine.  AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE HUGUEN        (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Google granting majority of 'right to be forgotten' requests

The Internet search-engine giant unveils updated statistics on "right to be forgotten" requests in Europe, showing it has approved more than half the requests.

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