Markus "Notch" Persson, creator of "Minecraft," has penned a post on his blog saying the decision to sell his studio to Microsoft wasn't about the money, but about keeping his sanity.
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The first video showcasing the notification center in Windows 9 has been released, showing how both app toasts and balloon tips will be aggregated into the new feature.
Owners of Verizon's HTC Windows Phone 8X will begin receiving the Windows Phone 8.1 Update sometime in late October, according to a tweet from the company's official Twitter account.
Apple has declined to comment on the Apple Watch's battery life, saying the company has "said all we are going to say at this point" about the new device.
Microsoft is teasing "big things" for the "world of Windows" at this week's IFA conference in Berlin, but it seems unlikely the reference is to the company's next Windows operating system refresh.
Netflix updated its Xbox One app, bringing a new interface users hate and cutting many features, such as voice navigation options, all gesture controls and the "continue watching" section.
'Minecraft' will be available to download on Xbox One this Friday, and those who bought the Xbox 360 version can get it for just $4.00, while those who didn't get that version will pay $19.99.
The popular Xbox 360 zombie game "State of Decay" will make its way to Xbox One in spring 2015, featuring remastered 1080p graphics and additional content.
"Titanfall" players will soon be able to play a 16-player game mode lacking titans and AI enemies, though it will only be a temporary multiplayer mode that rotates with other temporary modes.
Bill and Melinda Gates have given $1 million to a Washington group attempting to create a new state gun safety law, and former Microsoft leaders have also donated hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Microsoft may soon have some competition on its hands in the large-screen tablet realm, with Apple reportedly taking on the Surface Pro 3 with a 12.9-inch iPad set for release in early 2015.
Microsoft-owned studio Press Play released "Tentacles: Enter the Mind" for Windows and Windows Phone last week, and you should definitely download it if you're a gamer.
Steve Ballmer has taken the ALS awareness Ice Bucket Challenge, becoming the third and final Microsoft CEO to complete the task. Ballmer was challenged by a player on his new team, the L.A. Clippers.
Microsoft co-founder and former CEO Bill Gates has joined in the ALS ice bucket challenging, dumping a bucket of ice water on himself to bring awareness to the disease.
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