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If you live outside the US, you will know that you are a second-class citizen when it comes to getting new features from Microsoft - but it looks like that will be changing soon with Cortana.
According to a report from a cybersecurity company, Russian hackers have been using a Windows exploit found in almost all versions of the OS to spy on important institutions and governments.
T-Mobile has confirmed that it will launch Microsoft's low-cost Lumia 530 later this month, priced at $79.20 - but the device will also be available via Best Buy and Microsoft Stores from October 5.
AT&T will reportedly launch the Lumia 830, Microsoft's new 'affordable flagship', in early November - some time after it goes on sale in other markets - and the carrier may only stock the black model.
Sky News is launching a new app for the Xbox 360 in the UK and US this month, including a live channel feed and on-demand content - but there's no mention of a similar app for the Xbox One.
Sony has said that it will launch the PlayStation TV box - which includes the ability to play games via its PlayStation Now game-streaming service - in the US ($99) and Europe (€99) later this year.
While Microsoft confirmed earlier this week that it would not be launching the Lumia 930 in the US, the new Windows Phone 8.1 flagship has gone on sale there unofficially, for $699.99 unlocked.
US-bound passengers will be required to prove that their mobile devices turn on, as the TSA increases airport security to deal with the 'credible threat' of a bomb disguised as a phone or tablet.
The Obama administration has promised that they will push forward legislation extending the US Privacy Act, which protects Americans from unlawful data collection, to European citizens.
There has been a temporary ban placed on launching, landing or operating drones in any of the 59 national parks in the United States. This ban was issued due to numerous noise and nuisance complaints.
The US is going to sell its hoard of nearly 30,000 Bitcoins accumulated from the FBI's closure of the Silk Road last year in blocks of 3,000 BTC in an online public auction on June 27th.
Microsoft has penned a new post asking the US government to reform its data collection policies and to limit the NSA's activities domestically; the company will continue its lobbying efforts too.
According to a report by the Korea Times, Apple and Samsung may be working to settle their various cases outside of court. This comes after Google and Apple agreed a similar thing earlier this month.
The Attorney General of the United States, alongside other senior officials, are bringing criminal charges against China's military for economic espionage. This will set an important precedent.
New documents released by Glenn Greenwald, the journalist behind the NSA revelations, highlight just how close the relationship between the U.S government and Microsoft really is.
According to data from Internet Retailer, Apple is now the 2nd biggest online retailer behind Amazon. Apple grew 24% last year to reach a revenue of $18.3 billion from online sales of their products.
Three UK has launched its 4G services, at no extra cost over existing price plans and with unlimited data available, while customers will now be able to use their inclusive minutes and data in the US.
The FCC is pressuring carriers to adopt a policy that lets users unlock their mobile device once their contracts expire. The FCC's Chairman says he wants this plan in place by the end of the year.
A Mozilla executive has said that the company has "no plans to launch" Firefox OS phones in the United States, after it had previously outlined its intentions to launch devices on Sprint in 2014.
Microsoft says that it sold 166,000 Xbox 360s in the U.S. during October 2013, regaining its position as America's top-selling game console after briefly losing the top spot to Sony in September.
The Galaxy Gear smartwatch may not be doing as well as Samsung hoped, as leaked documentation indicates that over 30% of those bought via Best Buy stores in the U.S. have since been returned.