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  • No More Lumias?

    No More Lumias?

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    Today, Microsoft announced that it is selling its unprofitable feature phone business to a new Foxconn subsidiary. But the bigger news, buried in a single sentence of the Microsoft announcement is this: The software giant just suggested that it no longer produce new Lumia smart phones.

    Thurrott Daily: May 16

    Thurrott Daily: May 16

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    Tech tidbits from around the web: A Games with Gold reminder, Microsoft is shutting down Project Spark, Microsoft Band not working properly with Windows 10 Mobile, Microsoft to tackle your digital memories, and Google may have inadvertently (pre) announced a new service called Spaces.

    Fitbit Alta vs. Microsoft Band 2

    Fitbit Alta vs. Microsoft Band 2

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    Last week in the article Fixing Microsoft Band, I listed several ways in which I think Microsoft should improve its wearable device. But in doing so, I realized that theFitbit Alta already did pretty much everything I wanted. How does this wearable compare to Microsoft Band 2 overall?

    DOOM Comes Roaring to the Xbox One

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    Judgment Day is upon us: The remade version of DOOM is available today on Xbox One---and PC, if you don't mind purchasing via Steam or a local retailer---offering a graphic and violent walk down memory lane. Whether the new game stands up at all to the original, let alone the DOOM 3 reboot from 12 years ago, remains to be seen.

    Thurrott Daily: May 12

    Thurrott Daily: May 12

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    Tech tidbits from around the web: You can now preorder some cool new Lumia cases from Mozo, FTC could be taking a second look at Google Search, Google Chirp to compete with Amazon Alexa, Cardboard VR is available in Canada, the UK, France, and Germany now, and Google provides its Gboard keyboard on iOS.

    Windows Weekly 465: Sunrise, Sunset

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    In this episode of Windows Weekly, Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley and I discuss the pending end of the free Windows 10 upgrade, 300 million active Windows 10 devices, a new Windows 10 Insider Preview build, Patch Tuesday updates, a big update for UWP games, tons of mobile news, and more.

    No, There Was Nothing Controversial About Wi-Fi Sense

    No, There Was Nothing Controversial About Wi-Fi Sense

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    Buried in this week's announcement about a new Windows 10 Insider Preview build was some surprising news: Microsoft is removing key Wi-Fi Sense functionality in the Anniversary Update. Called controversial by some, Wi-Fi Sense is nothing of the sort. But apparently so few people used it that Microsoft felt updating and supporting the feature was untenable.

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