Minecraft to get Simpsons skins
Published in Games

The Simpsons content pack to set you back $1.99

Did you happen to see that Simpsons episode where the family was turned into Minecraft avatars?

More Rare classic IP will return in the future
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Renewal of trademark just protects the IP

More Rare classics like Banjo-Kazooie, Perfect Dark, Viva Pinata, Blast Corps, and Battletoads will revived someday according to Microsoft Studios boss Ken Lobb.

Microsoft Lumia 535 put to the test, with Lumia Denim software
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Review: Microsoft branded Lumia

On paper, the Lumia 535 looks like a very good deal, and it would be – had we not run into a number of serious input issues that were not successfully addressed by the latest software update.

Microsoft opens Decisive Games
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Is a new Age of Empires coming?

Microsoft has opened a brand new gaming studio that will be focused on strategy games. The studio is said to be working on the next chapter in a beloved strategy games franchise. This information comes from a number of job postings on the company’s web site.

Microsoft phone lasts a month without a recharge
Published in Mobiles

See it can be done

Microsoft have done the unthinkable and released a cheap phone which can remain charged for a month.

VR headset well into development
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Microsoft is targeting production for 2015

While we can’t get a real handle on when Microsoft might reveal the VR headset that they have had in development, we have learned from our sources that it is well into development and some selected developers already have developmental prototypes.

Xbox One developers have access to 7th core
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May require cuts to Kinect voice commands

A leak from the Xbox One Software Development Kit that was revealed by H4LT, indicates that developers have access to a seventh core on the Xbox One that is normally reserved for Kinect and voice command features.

Original Kinect discontinued
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For Windows when out of inventory

Microsoft has announced that it intends to disconnect the original Kinect for Windows sensor once the existing inventory is depleted. Going forward Windows users will have access to Kinect v2 for Windows as well as the 2.0 Kinect SDK for Windows.

Apple copies Microsoft security system
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A decade too late

The fruity cargo cult Apple has done what Microsoft has been doing for years – pushing out security updates. It seems that Apple has just discovered the technique which the Tame Apple Press is trying to explain as something “super”, “cool” and “original.”

Microsoft cleans up on the cloud
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Becoming a leader

Microsoft is doing rather well from corporate spending on the cloud, according to a new survey. Beancounters at Cowen & Co have added up the numbers and divided by their shoe size and reached the conclusion that cloud computing initiatives top the list of corporate IT spending priorities in the fourth quarter and Microsoft is the biggest beneficiary from it.