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Xbox Live Architect Eric Neustadter Leaves Microsoft

It will be interesting to see how Microsoft's holiday 2015 works out for them, they have a number of high profile releases on the way including one of the biggest games of the year on any platform with Halo 5: Guardians on October 27th. As director of the XBox Live's architecture under the gamer tag "e", he was integral to the creation and development of the gaming network as a top online service.

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Download Minecraft Halloween DLC today

This includes Grim Reaper, Mummy, Witches and The Fly. Mojang revealed that a few of the skins will be free for download once it arrives. A few hours ago a new update adding support for more skin packs has been released for the Xbox One version of the game.

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Microsoft revenues decline 12% in Q1-FY16 as gaming and hardware biz slows

Revenue in Microsoft's Productivity and Business Processes, which includes Microsoft's business offerings such as Office365, declined 3%. During the live event, Microsoft made quite a few comparisons between the Surface Book and Macbook , as the device is aimed squarely at the high-end laptop consumer.

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The 5 carmakers represent most of Takata air bag recall

Eight people have died and 98 people have been injured by the exploding air bag inflators, NHTSA said. Victims suffered facial lacerations, broken facial bones and loss of eyesight. The agency said it will focus on getting replacement inflators to older cars, and those in high-humidity areas mainly along the U.S. Gulf Coast. Takata uses the chemical ammonium nitrate to create an explosion that inflates air bags, but it can deteriorate over time, especially when exposed to moist air.

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Microsoft Surface Pro finally has laptop feel

And those advantages are many. Point being, Surface Pro 4 may look like Surface Pro 3. Plus did I mention it's gorgeous in person? When Surface Pro 3 worked, however, it worked very well. It supports multitouch gestures as expected. Apple's newest touchpads with Force Touch are also still better, mainly because they allow you to click anywhere on the pad, including the very top.

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Meet the new 2016 Mini Convertible

Now, the wait is over. The vehicle will make its official debut at the Tokyo Motor Show next week, and will hit dealerships in March 2016. As the first open top MINI powered by BMW Group engines and architecture, the new MINI Convertible is a premium four-seater soft-top convertible that is both practical and customizable for unlimited open-air motoring fun.