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Bill and Melinda Gates take a $1 million stand for gun control

The couple donates $1 million to support a Washington state initiative that would require criminal background checks on firearm sales at gun shows and online.

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Microsoft: Fix for Surface Pro 3 overheating issues coming soon

The company says it's working on a remedy for the problem that appears to be limited to the Intel Core i7 devices.

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Five ways to improve battery life on Windows

Having battery life problems on your Windows 8.1 laptop? These tips will help you squeeze the most juice out of your battery.

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Yes, Steve Ballmer did go all Microsoft on Clippers fans

Presenting himself to Los Angeles Clippers faithful, the former Microsoft CEO shows he has lost none of his motivational crazy.

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How Microsoft will ride Android hardware to save Windows Phone

The HTC One M8 for Windows marks a new tack Microsoft hopes will lead to greater popularity for Windows Phone. The basic idea: Let handset makers reuse high-end Android hardware.

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Low Latency 106: Forever alone phone

The new HTC One M8 with Windows Phone, the perfect phone for Michael.

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Windows 8 might soon be replaced by Threshold.

Windows 9 may be revealed next month

Microsoft is said to show off the next version of Windows in late September, wireless carriers battle for customers with cheaper plans, and Disney takes on Clash of Clans with a "Star Wars" game.

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Bing Maps takes you to the Golden Gate Bridge.

Bing Maps now reveals Streetside views in more than 100 cities

The latest update to Microsoft's maps site also adds aerial images, and you can check out 3D views of some cities through a new Windows 8.1 app.

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Microsoft's IE team pines for faster updates -- and respect

Internet Explorer is still saddled with a reputation for being slow and behind the technology curve. Its developers clearly want to change that.

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Skype notifications will no longer bug you on multiple devices

Notifications will only ring in on your active device thanks to a new feature.

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Microsoft calls free Xbox One game promotion an error

A promotion for a test program that would unlock certain Xbox One titles for 24 hours was based on an error, according to Microsoft.

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Opera Mini to be default browser for Microsoft's feature phones

The Series 30+, Series 40 and Asha phones will now run Opera Mini fresh from the factory, while existing users will be encouraged to upgrade.

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