At E3 , Microsoft revealed the Halo: The Master Chief Collection. This is a remastered compilation of its classic Halo games in a unified UI for Xbox One later this year. This will go on sale for $59.99 on Nov. 11. This collection will include Halo 1, Halo 2 in 1080p, Halo 3 and Halo 4, with 100 multiplayer maps running in high-definition 1080p video at 60 frames per second on dedicated servers. Microsoft today announced that they are working with ESL and Twitch to bring you a 4v4 tournament at Gamescom. Open to all gamescom attendees, the tournament will feature $10,000 USD in prizing, four days of qualification on the gamescom show floor, and culminate with the grand finals on Sunday, August 17. Our friends at Twitch will be broadcasting the finals for all the world to see at Twitch.tv/Halo. To qualify for the finals, swing by the ESL Arena in Hall 9, where ESL will have ...

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At the Imagine Cup Finals event, Satya Nadella presented the Imagine Cup trophy to the winning team Eyenaemia. This team consists of bunch of enthusiastic medical students who envision the use of technology to help people live and stay healthy. In their project, they are making screening for anaemia is as simple as taking a selfie – Eyenaemia is a simple, non-invasive and easily accessible screening tool for anaemia made for use by everyday people. Eyenaemia analyses the conjunctiva and calculates the risk of anaemia, putting years of medical training into the hands of untrained users. Read more about their solution here. ...

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Microsoft and IEEE are partnering for a coding contest called Beauty of Programming (BOP) for the past three years. This year’s BOP contest attracted over 18,000 students across the China. The contest is over now as the winners will be eligible for Microsoft internships—a win-win outcome, as Microsoft can benefit from the expertise and enthusiasm of these young IT developers, while the students receive opportunities to work on innovative projects. Throughout the year, Microsoft Research Asia representatives visit numerous university campuses to showcase our latest technology and, coincidentally, to promote the BOP contest. This spring, we visited 21 schools in 12 cities throughout China, motivating young computer programmers to enter the contest and demonstrate their extraordinary skills. The 18,000 contestants in the 2014 BOP contest represented 150 universities and, for the first time, included students from Hong Kong and Taiwan. The event started with a qualification round, followed by a preliminary ...

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Bing turns 5 today. Microsoft is celebrating this occasion by announcing Ultimate Bing Rewards Prize Pack. The Bing Reward members can get up to 5 times the credits searching (on June 3) and for each day you sign in and search between now and June 9thyou’ll get an automatic entry into our biggest Bing Rewards prize pack yet. 5 winners will get an Xbox One, Surface Pro 3, Nokia Lumia Icon, $500 to spend on apps and entertainment for Xbox, Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8, and more. Bing is 5! To celebrate, we’ve created the Ultimate Bing Rewards Prize Pack, and you could be 1 of 5 grand prize winners. Between now and June 9, each day you search with Bing you’ll automatically get a free entry to win the prize pack or 1 of 500 Bing t-shirts.* If you are new to Bing Rewards, sign up here. Find ...

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Microsoft is today giving away a Surface 2 that’s signed by NFL quarterback, Drew Brees. Rea all the details below to learn how you could win. Lucky for us, the NFL Draft is tomorrow so there is reason to celebrate! All the chatter surrounding this year’s draft has us on the edge of our seats. We can’t wait to see how our teams all shape up. The Surface team is curious to hear your predictions too so we’ll be throwing out a question on Twitter to find out. Be sure to follow us so you don’t miss your chance to win a Surface 2 signed by quarterback Drew Brees! Entering is easy: Follow @Surfaceon Twitter Reply to our question, we’ll tweet it out at 6pm PST on Wednesday, 5/7/14 Be sure to include the hashtag #SurfaceSweeps in your response This giveaway is for today only so make sure you submit your answers ...

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In a play on March Madness, Microsoft has created their own bracket of sorts.  Microsoft’s bracket contains a number of items offered at a discount.  There are four categories the PC/Tablet region, Xbox, Accessories, and Windows Phone.  You can vote for your favorite items to move them up in the bracket.  The item that wins in the end will be available in the Microsoft Store.  For participating in the bracket you have a chance to win $500. The contest is US and Canadian residents only and you can vote once a day until 4/3.  Each day you vote is a possible chance to win one of three $500 promotional gift codes.  The last offer standing will be available online and physically in Microsoft Stores. Take a shot at winning a $500 gift code by voting for your favorite deal. Microsoft is also running some limited-time offers on Surface, PCs, Xbox ...

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To celebrate the launch of new Windows 8.1 update, Microsoft has announced a new campaign that will run for next 8 days. Microsoft will pick 810 random winners per day who tweet and share their new Start screen from their Windows 8.1 device with the #MyStart hashtag. How to take screenshot of your Start Screen?  To take a screenshot of your Start screen in Windows 8.1, open up the Share charm from your Start screen and tap or click the down arrow next to “Start” and choose “Screenshot” (shown above). Alternatively, you can press the Windows logo key + PrtScn on your keyboard or if you’re using a tablet, press the Windows logo button + the volume down button. What winners will get? Winners will receive a $10 promotional Windows Store gift card to get started with great Windows apps and games. Microsoft will be inform winners via Direct Message ...

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