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Big on blue? Microsoft expands palette with new Xbox 360 bundle

The $249 bundle includes two games, Call of Duty: Ghosts and Call of Duty: Black Ops II, and a free month of Xbox Live Gold.

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Tech Retrospect: All the other news fit to print

Apple certainly dominated the headlines over the past week, but it wasn't the only company with something to say. Let's take a look at the rest of the tech world.

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The Windows 9 Start Menu apparently in action.

Windows 9's Start menu stars in leaked video

A video allegedly of the upcoming preview of Windows 9 shows how the new Start menu combines elements of the classic menu with the Start screen.

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Video game sales continue to slide on lack of new releases

Without a more robust catalog of new games for the current generation of consoles, sales remained sluggish in August and were saved only by the steady adoption of new hardware.

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Facebook tests self-destructing posts

The social network is testing disappearing status updates, HTC is working on a smartwatch, and Windows 9 screenshots leak online.

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Here is a screenshot of what appears to be a leaked build of Windows Threshold.

Alleged screenshots leak of the next Windows

An apparent leak of what Microsoft may distribute as its Windows Threshold Enterprise Tech Preview offers a snapshot of the next version of Windows.

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Microsoft OneDrive boosts file size limit to 10GB

Company is removing the 2GB file-size limitation from both the consumer and business versions of OneDrive.

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Microsoft to get rid of Nokia and Windows Phone brands?

It looks like the tech giant's plan to move away from the Nokia and Windows Phone names is getting underway.

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Microsoft celebrates iPhone 6 by denigrating Siri (again)

In a new ad to coincide with the Apple hype, Microsoft presents Siri as a sad little woman with amnesia.

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Xbox One too noisy? Microsoft will replace it

A Microsoft forum is overrun with complaints of loud Xbox One consoles. Now, the company says it will replace offending units.

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Microsoft's head of devices, Stephen Elop, talks up the new Lumia 830.

Microsoft's Elop: AT&T will sell Lumia 830 for the holidays

Lumia's "affordable" premium smartphone will go on sale with longtime supporter AT&T. No word on pricing or specific availability.

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Microsoft said to be nearing $2B-plus deal for Minecraft maker

The deal would boost Microsoft's Xbox game division and be the first billion-dollar-plus deal under new CEO Satya Nadella, according to The Wall Street Journal.

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