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Sure, these prices may not be up to date, especially with Apple's all new Mac Pro, but fact of the matter is you'll be shelling out 2-4 times more for a similarly equipped computer if you go with OS X. Now building your own "Hackintosh" Mac Pro with your own hardware components is an entirely different story, one with how-to pages all over the internet. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the world's best chess player taking on Bill Gates.

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While the artwork you see above may resemble something commonly seen in galleries worldwide, painstakingly crafted with brushes and pens, these are anything but normal. Tatsuo Horiuchi, a 73-year-old artist from Japan, has been Microsoft Excel to create stunningly beautiful traditional Japanese artworks. Continue reading for more.

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Microsoft's Xbox One (yes, it's in stock here) may have already sold millions of consoles worldwide and be a runaway success, but there's also a dark side. Nineteen-year-old Peter Clatworthy wanted to surprise his son with a brand new console for Christmas. So, he splurged and spent $740 on eBay thinking that a fresh Xbox One was going to arrive on his doorstep. Unfortunately, he only received a photograph of one. Despite the listing stating it was a photo of an XBox One Day One edition console, Mr Clatworthy said he'd expected to receive the console as it was listed in the video games and consoles category on eBay. Continue reading to find out what happened afterwards and for a video review of the real Xbox One.

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No, this isn't a fan-made commercial, but rather a real anime video promoting Microsoft's Internet Explorer 11. It's titled "Internet Explorer: The Anime," and stars Inori Aizawa. According to The Verge, it's "set in the kind of dystopian world you'd find in Akira, Inori finds herself being chased by killer robots." Continue reading for the video and more information.

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You guessed it, the 3-finger salute, better known as CTRL + ALT + DEL was a mistake, according to Bill Gates. He went on to say: "We could have had a single button, but the guy who did the IBM keyboard design didn't wanna give us our single button." Continue reading for the news report and more information.

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Technically speaking, in computer architecture, 32-bit integers, memory addresses, or other data units are those that are at most 32 bits (4 octets) wide. Bill Gates at one point in time said that "we will never make a 32-bit operating system", and that didn't quite go as planned, but for the better. Continue reading for more science and technology predictions that didn't come true.

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You read that right, Microsoft is set to acquire Nokia's hardware division for $7.17-billion cash. To be more specific, they're buying Nokia's "cellphone unit for 3.79 billion Euros ($5 billion), and spending another 1.65 billion Euros ($2.18 billion) to license Nokia's patent portfolio, for a total of 5.44 billion Euros ($7.17 billion)." Continue reading for the news report and more information.

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If Nokia partnered with Microsoft to make an Xbox Phone, the LUMIA Play is what it'd look like, or so we think. This Windows 8-powered concept boasts 3GB of RAM, an 8-core CPU, a gorilla glass-protected 1136 x 640 display, and a 10.0-megapixel camera. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny demotivational poster gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of Patrick Stewart showing us the quadruple take.

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Microsoft's Xbox One is just months away from hitting stores, so we thought it'd be fitting to take another look at the company's mind-blowing IllumiRoom technology, which basically uses a Kinect for Windows camera and a projector to blur the lines between on-screen content and the environment we live in allowing us to combine our virtual and physical worlds. Continue reading for two videos and more information.

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Microsoft's rumored Smartwatch just might give Apple's upcoming iWatch a run for its money, as it will come in a variety of colors - blue, red, yellow, black, white and grey - and are coated in Oxynitride Aluminum, "a translucent aluminum that's supposedly three times harder than glass." Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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