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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to retire within 12 months

By Lance Whitney Steve Ballmer will retire from his role as Microsoft CEO within the next 12 months, Microsoft announced Friday. Ballmer will remain as chief executive until the board of directors chooses someone to succeed him. “There is never … Continue reading

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NSA-proof encryption exists. Why doesn’t anyone use it?

By Timothy B. Lee Computer programmers believe they know how to build cryptographic systems that are impossible for anyone, even the U.S. government, to crack. So why can the NSA read your e-mail? Last week, leaks revealed that the Web … Continue reading

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Analyst: Xbox One to cost $399, PlayStation 4 priced at $349

By Jay Greene   When Microsoft’s Xbox One goes on sale before the end of year, it should cost $399, $50 more than the Sony’s PlayStation 4, likely to debut at the same time, according to estimates by Wedbush Securities analyst Michael … Continue reading

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Microsoft expected to reveal next Xbox in May

By Brett Molina Microsoft will host an event at its Redmond, Wash., campus on May 21, where it is expected it will reveal the long-awaited successor to the Xbox 360. Media invites sent to outlets including USA TODAY confirm a … Continue reading

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The Online Gamer

See what happens when you spend too much time on X-Box or PS3? **this is not for kids, put headphones on if you are at work**

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Microsoft Buying Skype For $8.5 Billion

eBay bought Skype for $2.6 billion and sells for $8.5 billion today. Nice profit. I’m ambivalent about it the sale. Big, bad Microsoft may rot what makes Skype Skype-free internet telephony. Microsoft Buying Skype For $8.5 Billion : NPR.

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‘Super WiFi’ Coming: FCC Opens Up Unused TV Airwaves For Broadband

This is a great development especially since the plan is for the spectrum to be free of charge. It can really be a boon to rural areas. ‘Super WiFi’ Coming: FCC Opens Up Unused TV Airwaves For Broadband.

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GOOD NEWS: “School Of The Future” Bridges Graduation Gap

This is truly good news. This is just one of many efforts around the United States raising educational opportunities for disadvantaged students. Achievement is guaranteed with the right tools and a mentality for success. GOOD NEWS: “School Of The Future” Bridges Graduation … Continue reading

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