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The most popular stories on BetaNews this past week: June 8 -- 14


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Microsoft's Mass Layoffs Capture the Attention of the U.S. Senate

Source: Windowsit Pro

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Addresses Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference
Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Ala) is questioning how Microsoft could lay-off 18,000 people yet still be at the fore for requesting that H1-B visa allowan ...
Full article at: Windowsit Pro 57 minutes ago
 


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Update: 9

Buying Guide: Best 2-in-1 laptops: top 5 hybrid laptops reviewed

Source: TechRadar UK

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Addresses Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference
Microsoft's Windows 8 didn't just shake up the company's entire software empire, but the mobile computing industry to boot. Given the dualistic nature of the new Windows, laptop and tablet makers responded in kind with devices commonly known as 2-in-1 laptops, or hybrid laptops.These are devices that are able to serve as both a laptop and a tablet, either in a detachable design that sees the touchsc ...
Full article at: TechRadar UK 1 hour ago
 

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iPad Mini Air to be 30% Thinner
iPad Mini Air to be 30% Thinner
Apple's tablet shipments for year 2014 will be roughly the same as last year
 
Pamela Anderson Turning To Her Sons During Relationship Drama
Pamela Anderson Turning To Her Sons During Relationship Drama
The former Baywatch star has always been devoted to her sons Brandon, 18, and Dylan, 16, by ex Tommy Lee.
 
Helle Berry's role in Monster's Ball was first offered to Vanessa Williams
Helle Berry's role in Monster's Ball was first offered to Vanessa Williams
Though Vanessa gave up on a role that won Helle Berry the Oscar for the best actress, she still has no regrets
 
Update: 8

Microsoft is strapping a GoPro channel to the Xbox One's face

Source: TechRadar UK

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Addresses Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference
We've seen GoPro cameras strapped to some strange places, but the Xbox platform is not necessarily where we'd have guessed it would end up.Nevertheless Microsoft has announced that it's adding a new GoPro channel app to the Xbox One starting today.The GoPro channel lets users browse and share videos taken with GoPro cameras and purchase GoPro cameras and equipment directly from the app.In addition the Xbox One GoPro app features four exclusive vi ...
Full article at: TechRadar UK 1 hour ago
 

Update: 6

Teaser photo and new info revealed on Microsoft's Halo: Nightfall series

Source: Neowin

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Addresses Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference
Details have emerged about Microsoft's upcoming live-action series, Halo: Nightfall, including our first look at Spartan Agent Locke, who will play a key role in the next game, Halo 5: Guardians. Read more. ...
Full article at: Neowin 1 hour ago
 

Update: 5

Forza Horizon 2′s first 100 cars include the ’63 VW Microbus and ’45 Jeep Willys MB

Source: Digital Trends

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Addresses Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference
Playground Games and Microsoft have revealed the first 100 (of just over 200) cars you will be able to collect, customize and drive in the upcoming Xbox exclusive Forza Horizon 2. The post Forza Horizon 2′s first 100 cars include the ’63 VW Microbus and ’45 Jeep Willys MB a ...
Full article at: Digital Trends 1 hour ago
 

Update: 4

AV-Test.org Releases Final Set of Anti-Virus Test Results for Windows XP

Source: The How-To Geek

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Addresses Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference
Are you still using Windows XP and worried about having solid malware protection for your system now that Microsoft ended support earlier this year? Then here is your last chance to see which anti-virus apps are doing the best job of protecting Windows XP beyond the end of support date!Cli ...
Full article at: The How-To Geek 2 hours ago
 

Update: 3

Mad Catz Tritton Headsets for Xbox One Now Shipping

Source: ign

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Addresses Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference
Mad Catz' first Tritton headsets for Xbox One will soon be arriving for those who want to enhance their gaming experience on Microsoft's latest console. Mad Catz Tritton KunaiThe Tritton Kama and Tritton Kunai stereo headsets feature 40mm speakers with neodymium magnets, 1 meter cables, and 3.5mm headphone plugs. The units include an Xbox One Stereo Headset Adapter, giving you quick access to volume and chat controls. Both headsets ha ...
Full article at: ign 2 hours ago
 

Update: 2

Amazon scores massive boost in apps prior to Fire phone launch

Source: BetaNews

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Nintendo has Mario. No matter how much more powerful Xbox One or PlayStation 4 are over the Wii U, neither console has Nintendo's Italian mascot. And so, if you want games featuring Mario, no other console will do. In other words, software matters just as much, if not more, than hardware. This is not just true of game consoles, but all computing platforms too. For instance, if you need Microsoft Office, Linux would be a poor choice -- you should use the platfor ...
Full article at: BetaNews 2 hours ago
 

Update: 1

N.C. largest job-slashing machine in South

Source: Triangle Business Journal

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Addresses Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference
Mass layoffs, like that of Microsoft jettisoning 18,000 workers, were a frequent occurrence of the past, but in North Carolina it appears to be a reality of the present, as job cuts continued to be widespread in June. According to a report from outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, North Carolina had the largest number of planned job cuts of all Southern states in June, with 1,494 layoffs. I ...
Full article at: Triangle Business Journal 2 hours ago
 



 

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