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Microsoft open sources algorithm that gives Bing some of its smarts

Enlarge / The Eiffel Tower. (credit: Pedro Szekely) Search engines today are more than just the dumb keyword matchers they used to be. You can ask a question—say, "How tall is th...

Microsoft open sources algorithm that gives Bing some of its smarts

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Happy Belated Birthday, Bing! Microsoft’s Bing—a search engine that literally bribes people to use it and still (still!) can’t seem to grow its witheringly small 4 percent market share—has been around for an entire decade. As of y...
03:34, 05/30/2019

Facebook used its AI smarts to build detailed disease prevention maps Facebook has created highly detailed population maps to help health organizations, researchers and universities tackle disease outbreaks and plan public health campaigns. They focus on population dens...
18:17, 05/20/2019

Amazon Echo Show 5 review: An Alexa display with alarm clock smarts When Amazon introduced the second-gen Echo Show display last year, it was a huge upgrade over the original, with a built-in browser, better sound and more video options than before. Just months later,...
17:00, 06/24/2019

Microsoft: The open source company Enlarge The news from Microsoft's Build developer conference that surprised me most was that Microsoft will ship a genuine Linux kernel—GPLed, with all patches published—with Windows. That announce...
01:00, 05/11/2019

Sources: Lakers ship 3 to Wiz, open max space The Lakers have agreed to send three players to the Wizards, sources tell ESPN. The move will allow Los Angeles to acquire Anthony Davis on July 6 while also leaving the team $32 million in salary-cap...
02:34, 06/28/2019

Microsoft to open first European store in central London Firm shows commitment to UK with shop, which features a gaming lounge and AR devicesMicrosoft is opening its first European store on Oxford Street, in London, featuring a McLaren Senna car customised ...
00:17, 07/11/2019

Microsoft looks to 'do for data sharing what open source did for code' Microsoft is working to standardize data-sharing terms via pre-designed licensing agreements, the first of which now are available for preview and comment....
23:51, 07/23/2019

Sources: Pelicans open to multiteam Davis deal The Pelicans have begun to share the framework of an Anthony Davis trade with interested teams, with New Orleans open to a multiteam deal as well, league sources told ESPN....
16:00, 06/11/2019

CERN leaves Microsoft programs behind for open-source software A price tag hike has CERN, one of the world's leading scientific research organizations, moving from Microsoft programs for more affordable open-source software....
00:34, 06/13/2019

Microsoft's Gears of War mobile game is now open for pre-registration on Android and iOS One year after its official reveal, Microsoft's Gears of War mobile game with a twist is finally open for pre-registration on Android and iOS. The Coalition and Funko have teamed up for the release of...
12:00, 06/12/2019

Exclusive: U.S. seen open to mechanism to end aircraft subsidy fight - sources The United States is expected to be open to negotiations on an "enforceable mechanism" that could allow European planemaker Airbus to receive government funding on commercial terms and ease the risk o...
23:51, 06/18/2019

Exclusive: U.S. seen open to mechanism to end aircraft subsidy spat - sources The United States is expected to be open to negotiations on an "enforceable mechanism" that could allow European planemaker Airbus to receive government funding on commercial terms and ease the risk o...
23:17, 06/18/2019

Self-driving car service open sources new tool for securing firmware Enlarge (credit: Collin Mulliner) Developing and maintaining secure firmware for tablets, cars, and IoT devices is hard. Often, the firmware is initially developed by a third party rather than in-ho...
22:51, 08/07/2019

CERN turns to open source software as Microsoft increases its fees For the last 20 years, CERN -- home of the Large Hadron Collider -- has been using Microsoft products under a discounted "academic institution" rate. But in March, at the end of its previous contract,...
18:34, 06/13/2019

Chromium-based Edge: What's coming next in Microsoft's open-source browser Microsoft's next version of its Edge browser is currently in a bare-bones preview release for developers. At its Build developers conference, the company unveiled a few enterprise-friendly features it...
19:51, 05/06/2019

Facebook open-sources image and video algorithms it uses to fight abuse Facebook open-sourced algorithms it uses to spot identical and nearly identical photos and videos, which it uses to fight abuse on its platform.Read More...
06:51, 08/02/2019

Cruise open-sources Webviz, a tool for robotics data analysis Cruise, the autonomous driving research and development division of GM, open-sourced Webviz, a web-based data analysis tool for robotics applications.Read More...
19:34, 06/18/2019

Google open-sources cryptographic tool to keep data sets private Poorly secured databases are a top privacy and security concern — and Google now wants to plug that leak. The internet giant has said it’s open sourcing Private Join and Compute, a new secure multi-pa...
11:51, 06/20/2019

Salesforce open sources research to advance state of the art in AI for common sense reasoning Deep learning is great for many applications, but common sense reasoning is not one of them. New research from Salesforce promises to alleviate this, advancing previous results by a considerable margi...
16:00, 06/27/2019

Facebook open-sources APIs to help fight child exploitation and terrorist propaganda Facebook today announced it’s open-sourcing two technologies that help it curb the spread of problematic content like child exploitation, terrorist propaganda, or graphic violence online. These techno...
18:51, 08/02/2019

Facebook open-sources deep learning framework Pythia for image and language models Facebook's Pythia deep learning framework, which is now available in open source, is designed to benchmark natural language processing and vision AI models.Read More...
02:34, 05/22/2019

Google open sources Private Join and Compute, a tool for sharing confidential data sets Private Join and Compute is a cryptographic protocol that can be used jointly by two parties to encrypt data before sharing it with each other to discover commonalities....
01:51, 06/20/2019

Google open-sources robots.txt parser in push to make Robots Exclusion Protocol an official standard Google wants to turn the Robots Exclusion Protocol (REP) into an official internet standard -- and it's making its own parser open source to help.Read More...
22:51, 07/01/2019

It’s the algorithm’s world (we’re just living in it) One of the most controversial political theorists of the 20th century was Francis Fukuyama, who postulated that history had ended. What did he mean by that? His argument, summed up somewhat inelegantl...
12:34, 05/10/2019

AI Could Predict Death. But What If the Algorithm Is Biased? Opinion: Researchers are studying how artificial intelligence could predict risks of premature death. But the health care industry needs to consider another risk: unconscious bias in AI....
21:00, 04/28/2019

Would you trust an algorithm to diagnose an illness? We put a lot of trust in our doctors — we listen to their diagnoses, take out their prescriptions, follow their dietary suggestions. Would we do the same for a computer?...
08:17, 07/16/2019

This AI Algorithm Can Solve Rubik's Cube in Less Than a Second Researchers have developed an AI algorithm that can solve a Rubik's Cube in a fraction of a second, faster than most humans. The work is a step toward making AI systems that can think, reason, plan......
19:51, 07/16/2019

Google tweaked algorithm after rise in US shootings Mass murders present challenge for search engine to deliver accurate resultsMisinformation is so common after mass shootings that Google has had to tweak its algorithm to compensate, a senior search e...
12:51, 07/02/2019

‘YouTube recommendations are toxic,’ says dev who worked on the algorithm Where else could you go for you daily dose of how-tos, like this one about draining washing machines, or 15-minute compilations of cats vomiting? This is what YouTube was made for, and it’s beautiful....
17:51, 06/14/2019

IBM made a quantum algorithm that could make AI more powerful Artificial intelligence can automatically sort out data, but it struggles for some particularly complex data sets – a quantum algorithm could do better...
00:00, 04/29/2019

One Showrunner Actually Figured Out How to Hack Netflix's Algorithm When you log into Netflix one of the first things you see is a list of recommended shows. Sometimes its new episodes of shows you’ve liked and rated well. Often, it’s a whole myriad of shows you’ve ne...
02:51, 08/09/2019

MIT algorithm helps robots guess where humans are going next Automation is increasingly a reality in the workforce, and that means robots working alongside humans. But there's a problem: robots are often lousy at predicting where humans are going, leading ...
06:34, 06/13/2019

Faster algorithm could lead to more realistic sounds in VR Producing realistic sound models in VR is tricky, even compared to conventional video games. You don't always know how objects will sound in a given environment or where the listener will be, an...
20:17, 08/05/2019

Microsoft Build 2019: Azure, Microsoft Graph, IoT and IE mode highlights ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley handicaps Microsoft's vision to lead with its three core clouds: Azure, Microsoft 365 and gaming. Here's the plan and other goodies developers will get....
02:51, 05/12/2019

Microsoft wants to start marketing Microsoft 365 as a single product in its new fiscal year Microsoft is stepping up its efforts to market Microsoft 365 -- its subscription bundle of Windows 10, Office 365 and Enterprise Mobility + Security -- in a more integrated way. And it's reorganizing ...
21:51, 07/02/2019

Microsoft Build 2019: Everything announced on Azure, IoT, Edge on Chromium, AI, Windows apps, Microsoft Graph Azure, AI and conversational bots are key themes for Microsoft's big developer conference, but the software giant also gave developers some strategic cues....
13:51, 05/09/2019

Microsoft Search rolling out to all Microsoft 365 and Office 365 commercial customers Offering businesses the ability to search for information across their internal networks, the tool should reach all supported customers by the end of May....
19:00, 05/07/2019

Algorithm tells robots where nearby humans are headed In 2018, researchers at MIT and the auto manufacturer BMW were testing ways in which humans and robots might work in close proximity to assemble car parts. In a replica of a factory floor setting, the...
15:17, 06/12/2019

Google's poetry algorithm automates teen angst Roses are red, violets are blue, poetry is hard, but now a machine will do it for you. From today, you can use Google's AI to create a unique "poem portrait," an ethereal image of your self-portr...
13:17, 05/02/2019

'Norsemen' producer gamed Netflix's algorithm with Facebook ads When you open up Netflix, you'll see a splashy promotion for one of its shows or movies. For me right now, it's highlighting the terrific GLOW, the third season of which arrived Friday, and ...
17:00, 08/10/2019

Training a single AI algorithm emits as much CO2 as five American cars Processing data takes a lot of power, and researchers from the University of Massachusetts, Amhurst have found that training a single machine learning algorithm can emit as much carbon dioxide as five...
11:34, 06/07/2019

Google UX director grilled by Senate on persuasive algorithm use Maggie Stanphill, director of Google User Experience, testified June 25 to the U.S. Senate on the company’s use of persuasive algorithms. She claimed Google does not use persuasive technology....
23:17, 06/25/2019

Rubik's Cube solved by deep learning algorithm in fraction of a second Artificial intelligence, which may at some point automate your job and can already defeat professionals in six-player poker, is now able to solve Rubik's Cube faster than any human....
22:17, 07/16/2019

YouTube tweaked its algorithm to surface 'quality family content' YouTube has quietly made some changes to its algorithm in July, and according to Bloomberg, it led to a significant decrease in views for a number of creators. A spokesperson for the platform told the...
20:17, 08/02/2019

McConaughey or Culkin? Algorithm predicts actors' peak years Researchers say best years tend to be preceded by rise in number of acting creditsMacaulay Culkin peaked young, Jane Lynch hit the big time in her late 40s and Matthew McConaughey’s mid-career resurge...
18:51, 06/04/2019

YouTube’s recommendation algorithm is trying to ruin Avengers and Game of Thrones for me Look, I know the internet is dark and full of terrors if you’re not up to date on your favorite bits of pop culture. I should know better than to think I can completely avoid the zeitgeist around Aven...
04:00, 04/30/2019

DoorDash Is Proof of How Easy It Is to Exploit Workers When Their Boss Is an Algorithm We’re getting quite used to our algorithmic overlords. We’ve ceded, for the most part, that complex and invisible rulesets determine who will see our missives, travel pics, and RT dunks. More substant...
23:17, 07/26/2019

Creepy programmer builds AI algorithm to ‘expose’ adult actresses Yesterday, Yiqin Fu, a research associate at Yale University, tweeted a thread about a Chinese programmer who had claimed he had built an algorithm that had identified 100,000 adult actresses by cross...
16:34, 05/29/2019

YouTube algorithm pushes videos with children to pedophiles, report says YouTube’s content recommendation algorithm has created an “open gate for pedophiles” by pushing videos featuring children, according to a New York Times report....
07:17, 06/04/2019

An Algorithm Generated Eerily Accurate Portraits Based Only On Someone's Voice Technology can learn a lot about us, whether we like it or not. It can figure out what we like, where we’ve been, how we feel. It can even make us say or do things we’ve never said or done. And accord...
21:51, 06/07/2019

New algorithm allows researchers to change what people say on video by editing transcript For better or worse, it’s getting easier than ever to doctor video footage, and the latest development in this field is as scary as it is impressive. A new algorithm developed by researchers from Stan...
16:17, 06/06/2019

YouTube Is Finally Giving You More Control Over the Videos Its Algorithm Puts In Your Face YouTube’s recommendation algorithm doesn’t have the best track record. It’s been caught mixing up inappropriate videos featuring popular kid’s entertainment characters, pushing home videos of children...
22:51, 06/26/2019

Google Algorithm Aims to Identify At-Risk Kidney Injury Patients Google’s artificial-intelligence unit says it has developed an algorithm that can predict who is at high risk of developing a common kidney condition....
18:51, 08/01/2019

Google Researchers Trained an Algorithm To Detect Lung Cancer Better Than Radiologists Algorithms have screwed up in horrifying, hilarious, and unfortunate ways, so it’s nice when one with the potential to save lives nearly nails it. On Monday, Google AI researchers along with healthcar...
02:17, 05/21/2019

"Computer Baba" Runs Maha Yagna Algorithm For Digvijaya Singh's Success In a giant yellow marquee in the heart of Madhya Pradesh Bhopal, thousands of sadhus practicing "Hath Yoga" are served food. Led by "Computer Baba", the self-styled godman and a minister in the......
12:51, 05/07/2019

Google favors left-leaning outlets CNN, New York Times in its Top Stories algorithm, study says Google’s Top Stories box provides users with articles from left-leaning news organizations such as CNN 62.4 percent of the time -- with only 11.3 percent coming from outlets that are considered conser...
02:34, 05/14/2019

How College Board's Environmental Context Dashboard highlights algorithm transparency vs. explainability issue The Environmental Context Dashboard is a tool to provide socio-economic metrics on student populations for university admissions officers. Here's a look at the data as well as potential bias and trans...
11:51, 06/10/2019

YouTube's Nightmare Algorithm Exploited Children by Recommending Pedophiles Watch Home Videos of Kids YouTube’s recommendation algorithm has been encouraging pedophiles to watch home videos that families upload showing their children playing.Read more......
00:17, 06/04/2019

Microsoft ships antivirus for macOS as Windows Defender becomes Microsoft Defender Microsoft is bringing its Windows Defender anti-malware application to macOS—and more platforms in the future—as it expands the reach of its Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) platform. To refl...
02:00, 05/03/2019

Censorship by mob rule is awful, but YouTube's censorship by algorithm is a dumpster fire The only revolving door more insufferable than that between Congress and K Street is between Media Matters and left-wing activism parading as "journalism." And that national problem is best exemplifie...
18:51, 06/06/2019

Intel will open three Project Athena Open labs to test next-gen laptops Intel is opening three laboratories in Taipei, Taiwan, Shanghai, China and Folsom, California to test vendors' laptop components and ensure they adhere to Project Athena's specifications. Th...
09:51, 05/08/2019

US National Security Adviser Bolton says US open to negotiations, all Iran needs to do is ‘walk through that open door’ JERUSALEM (AP) — US National Security Adviser Bolton says US open to negotiations, all Iran needs to do is ‘walk through that open door’...
11:00, 06/25/2019

McIlroy to skip Irish Open to focus on Open Championship "Rory McIlroy is set to skip the Irish Open at Lahinch in July to focus on the Open Championship in his native Northern Ireland later that month, the four-times major winner has said."...
16:00, 05/01/2019

Pebble Beach doors open again to duffers after U.S. Open For a week Pebble Beach Golf Links belonged to the world's best but on Monday the famous seaside layout on every golfer's bucket list was returned to the duffers and weekend warriors....
22:34, 06/17/2019

Big guns could be spiked at wide-open U.S. Open A premium iron player will likely win this week's U.S. Open at Pebble Beach, where Zach Johnson has almost as good a chance of prevailing as Dustin Johnson in the third major championship of the year....
19:00, 06/10/2019

McIlroy targets US Open after Canadian Open win "Rory McIlroy threatened to shoot 59 but fell just short as he made his Canadian Open debut a great one by clinching a seven-stroke victory in Ontario on Sunday and then said it was only mission half-...
11:51, 06/10/2019

THE MONETIZATION OF OPEN BANKING: How legacy institutions can use open banking to develop new revenue streams, reach more customers, and avoid losing out to neobanks and fintechs Business Insider Intelligence This is a preview of The Monetization of Open Banking research report from Business Insider Intelligence. 14-Day Risk Free Trial: Get full access to this and all Fintech...
04:00, 07/16/2019

Microsoft's To-Do app is now available for Mac Microsoft has released To-Do for Mac, finally giving Apple users access to the task management tool on their desktops. The Mac app will allow users to work offline, view their upcoming tasks under "My...
02:00, 06/18/2019

Microsoft Surface Pro 7: what we want to see Microsoft has been consistently designing some of the best Windows tablets and 2-in-1 laptops for years with its Surface lineup. When the Surface Pro 6 launched however, back in October 2018, there we...
02:00, 07/18/2019

The Microsoft Graph is yours, not theirs The Microsoft Graph is a key component of the company's AI strategy. But what is it exactly? And how much, and what kind, of data can Microsoft see?Read More...
09:17, 05/09/2019

Xbox One X is $100 off during Microsoft's E3 sale It's one of the most wonderful times of the year for gamers as E3 is upon us. Not only will the next week or so bring more game announcements than you can shake a stick at, but you can expect sal...
18:17, 06/07/2019

Microsoft 365 Gets More Privacy Controls Microsoft has added new features to Microsoft 365 that include controls to automatically expire or revoke access to encrypted emails and data investigation capabilities....
16:51, 05/01/2019

What’s Going to Happen With Microsoft Next Week? On Monday, while many of us dissect the latest episode of Game of Thrones, thousands of developers will convene in Seattle to talk about all things Microsoft at its annual Build conference. Where once...
20:17, 05/04/2019

Microsoft Plays Nice At the opening keynote for Build, Microsoft’s annual developer conference in Seattle, we heard more about Starbucks than Windows. A ten-minute demo about how Starbuck’s ordering system interacts with ...
19:00, 05/11/2019

Microsoft Office vs LibreOffice Microsoft Office and LibreOffice are both excellent office suites, but how can you be sure which is right for you? On the surface the two look very similar, but there are some important differences to...
19:17, 06/23/2019

Everything Microsoft Announced At E3 2019 The first details on a powerful new Xbox console, release dates for anticipated games like Cyberpunk 2077, and another developer acquired by Xbox Game Studios led Microsoft’s packed slate of announcem...
04:51, 06/10/2019

How Microsoft is using AI to improve accessibility Microsoft sees AI as the key that'll unlock new and innovative accessibility technologies. Here's how it's applying it both within and outside of its teams.Read More...
23:17, 05/06/2019

Microsoft Surface Laptop 3: what we want to see The original Surface Laptop is more than two years old now, but when it first came out, stuck with Windows 10 S Mode, it didn’t make that much sense compared to the rest of the Surface lineup. ...
01:00, 07/24/2019

Microsoft to invest $1bn in OpenAI Microsoft has announced that it will invest $1bn in OpenAI as part of a multi-year partnership with the San Francisco-based nonprofit aimed at developing AI supercomputing technologies on its Azure cl...
19:17, 07/22/2019

Kpn's Ibarra set to become new CEO of Sky Italia - sources Royal KPN NV's Maximo Ibarra is set to become the new chief executive of Comcast's Sky Italia business, two sources close to the matter said on Tuesday....
11:00, 06/25/2019

|MozambiquesuesFrench-Lebanesebillionaireoverdebtscandal-sources Mozambique has started legal action against a French-Lebanese billionaire, Iskandar Safa, whose shipbuilding company is at the heart of a $2 billion debt scandal, officials said Friday....
00:51, 08/05/2019

Sources: Rockets making CP3, others available Houston GM Daryl Morey is making all players and picks available in talks, league sources tell ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, and even Chris Paul could be moved in the right deal....
19:34, 05/29/2019

Sources: AB says no football without old helmet Raiders receiver Antonio Brown has threatened to not play football if the NFL will not allow him to wear the same helmet he has worn throughout his career, even though it is no longer approved, source...
01:17, 08/10/2019

Microsoft's Surface Pro 6 laptop is nearly $300 off on Amazon Antonio Villas-Boas/Business Insider The Microsoft Surface Pro 6 is one of the most stylish and powerful 2-in-1 laptops out there. For a limited time, the device is nearly $300 off on Amazon, making ...
04:51, 06/28/2019

Microsoft teams up with the VA to help wounded warriors 22 VA rehabilitation centers around the country will receive Xbox adaptive controllers specially designed for gamers with mental or physical disabilities....
00:34, 05/04/2019

Microsoft could replace the Menu key – which you probably never use – with a new Office key Of all the keys on your keyboard, the Menu key – which sits to the right of the spacebar – is likely to be the least used, and Microsoft wants to change that by making it a dedicated Off...
13:51, 06/18/2019

LinkedIn is migrating to Microsoft Azure Microsoft-owned LinkedIn is moving its infrastructure to Azure as part of a multi-year migration, explains Mohak Shroff, LinkedIn's SVP of engineering.Read More...
22:51, 07/23/2019

Microsoft Azure: A cheat sheet This comprehensive guide about Microsoft Azure includes common use cases, technical limitations, and what to know before adopting the cloud computing platform....
23:51, 05/10/2019

Microsoft vs. Google: Why this browser war isn't about privacy At Microsoft's just-concluded Build developers conference, questions about privacy and trust took center stage. Yet despite multiple opportunities, the company took almost no jabs at its arch-rival Go...
02:51, 05/11/2019

Deal: Microsoft Surface Pro 6 prices are down again Lately, Microsoft has been on a roll when it comes to offering discounts on its 2-in-1 tablets, with both the Surface Pro and the more affordable Surface Go seeing various temporary price cuts. Now, M...
02:51, 05/05/2019

Microsoft has a patent to help you keep track of your adventures When you're traveling on an exciting new adventure, sitting down to write about everything that happened each day may be the last thing you feel like doing. Microsoft appears to be taking aim at ...
20:34, 05/20/2019

You can now try out Microsoft’s Edge browser for macOS Microsoft has officially announced a preview of its Microsoft Edge browser for the macOS. Microsoft originally unveiled plans for the browser at its annual BUILD developers conference held on May 6. T...
15:17, 05/21/2019

Microsoft Word uses AI to improve your writing Microsoft is about to challenge Grammarly (not to mention Google) on its home turf. The company is developing an Ideas feature for Word's online version that uses AI to suggest grammar changes, ...
01:51, 05/07/2019

Save over $100 or 20% on a Microsoft Surface Go tablet Last July, Microsoft launched its Surface Go line of tablets in order to compete with Apple's lower-end iPad tablets. The Surface Go slates are equipped with a Gorilla Glass 3 protected 10-inch displa...
01:17, 05/03/2019

How Microsoft’s Fluid Framework flows Microsoft's Fluid Framework sounds complex and ethereal, but it's really just a novel approach to an old problem, more or less using existing tools.Read More...
17:51, 05/08/2019

Microsoft teases 'Minecraft' AR for your phone Microsoft has something big in store for Minecraft fans. The company used the start of Build 2019 to offer a teaser for an augmented reality Minecraft experience for phones. The clip doesn't sa...
22:17, 05/07/2019

Microsoft changes Windows 10’s update model Enlarge / New changes to Windows' deployment policies will hopefully mean more time for testing and fewer chances for major public breakage. (credit: Microsoft) Microsoft outlined new directions for...
00:34, 07/25/2019

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella comes to Red Hat Summit If the mountain won't come to Muhammad, then Muhammad must go to the mountain. Or, in this case, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella came to Red Hat Summit to announce a new Microsoft/Red Hat partnership: Azu...
08:00, 05/08/2019

With $1 Billion From Microsoft, an A.I. Lab Wants to Mimic the Brain OpenAI, now managed by start-up guru Sam Altman, wants to create a machine that can do anything the human brain can do. Skeptics wonder if it is possible....
17:00, 07/22/2019

Microsoft to invest $1 billion in OpenAI Microsoft Corp said on Monday it was investing $1 billion in San Francisco-based OpenAI and that the two had formed a multi-year partnership to develop artificial intelligence supercomputing technolog...
16:17, 07/22/2019

Microsoft Office 365: A cheat sheet Office 365 provides the productivity tools required by a modern enterprise workforce. This guide covers key details, including available applications, system requirements, and subscription options....
17:00, 05/28/2019

Someone may have just leaked all of Microsoft’s plans for E3 2019 In many ways, E3 2019 will be the last hurrah for this video game console generation. Sony has recently confirmed that it is already deep in development on its PlayStation 4 successor, and Microsoft s...
02:17, 05/21/2019

What new collaborations will you be doing in Microsoft's Fluid Framework? Microsoft promises a new kind of shared interactive experience inside documents. But what does that really mean, and what does SharePoint have to do with it?...
14:51, 05/28/2019

Microsoft calls for US version of GDPR As we approach the one year anniversary of the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Microsoft has outlined its vision for a US version of the regulation that would make it ...
01:51, 05/22/2019

The Morning After: Microsoft, Linux and Windows 10 Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. The week started with Microsoft's big developer conference, and at 1 PM ET, we'll be coming to you live from Google I/O 2019. Until then, check out the...
16:51, 05/07/2019

Microsoft is evolving by focusing on people The Microsoft of today would have been unrecognizable just a few years ago. That was clearer than ever at this week's Build conference, where the company once again did its best to court develope...
19:00, 05/09/2019

JPMorgan, Microsoft Team Up on Blockchain JPMorgan Chase is tapping Microsoft’s cloud-based services to boost its blockchain platform, aiming to make it easier, faster and cheaper for companies to build and deploy blockchain applications....
01:17, 05/03/2019

Microsoft is teasing Windows 1.0, and everyone is confused Microsoft is up to something. Yesterday the Windows team dropped a sizzler video on Twitter, announcing the "all-new" Windows 1.0. It posted the same video over on its Instagram account, but only afte...
20:34, 07/02/2019

Microsoft set to report earnings after the bell Analysts think Microsoft's Azure cloud growth slowed in the fiscal fourth quarter. But Windows revenue could benefit from better-than-expected PC sales....
21:51, 07/18/2019

Microsoft may actually be committed to PC gaming this time Microsoft is serious about PC gaming. It has said that before, but now it's finally proving it with a decent new Xbox app and a focus on Game Pass.Read More...
00:17, 06/25/2019

Hands-On With Microsoft's New Elite Controller The current Elite is already the best controller (a lot of) money can buy, but Microsoft is showing off a new and improved version at E3, which you can get a closer look at in this video....
01:34, 06/11/2019

Microsoft Paint isn't going anywhere, and gets new accessibility features Microsoft has been making a strong push toward accessibility in the past year, with the Xbox Adaptive Controller proving to be one of the best Xbox One accessories. Now, the company is adding accessib...
00:00, 05/16/2019

Samsung and Microsoft are teaming up to take on Apple Samsung and Microsoft have announced a wide-ranging partnership that looks to unite the two technoloy giants in the battle against Apple.At the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 launch yesterday, the two compani...
16:17, 08/08/2019

The Morning After: Sony and Microsoft are teaming up Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. It's Friday. We'll have to wait until next week for SpaceX's Starlink launch, but, for now, there's a review of Beats new true-wireless earbu...
14:34, 05/17/2019

Microsoft ‘still considering’ a $60 xCloud streaming console Although not much has been said about it publicly, Microsoft is still considering a cheap new micro-console that could stream games from its xCloud service, according to a new set of rumors from peopl...
03:00, 07/09/2019

Microsoft Warns of Monster Bug, In a Week of Them Microsoft took the unusual step of warning that a computer bug could be used by a cyber weapon similar to the WannaCry worm, which spread across the globe two years ago. The bug is one of several high...
15:17, 05/15/2019

Microsoft Wants to Protect Your Identity With Bitcoin Microsoft announced plans to use the bitcoin blockchain to create a "digital identity" that could be used to access sites and apps across the internet....
16:00, 05/14/2019

Microsoft Launcher getting a bucketload of new features soon As developers keep adding new features and improvements via regular updates, Microsoft's Android launcher is becoming better and better. The upcoming update promises to further enhance user experience...
02:51, 06/23/2019

Microsoft Outlook is getting a much-needed facelift At last year's Ignite conference Microsoft announced an opt-in experience that would allow users to try out the new Outlook on the web and now after eight months of testing, the updated version i...
03:34, 07/06/2019

Jio, Microsoft to Partner for Cloud Solutions Reliance Industries (RIL) on Monday announced partnership of its subsidiary Reliance Jio Infocomm with Microsoft in the technology space, including creation on cloud solutions....
00:34, 08/13/2019

Microsoft posts a record $29.1 billion Q1. Same old, same old (credit: Julien GONG Min / Flickr) Microsoft has posted the results of the first quarter of its 2019 financial year, which runs up until September 30, 2018. Revenue was $29.1 billion, up 19 percent ...
19:00, 05/02/2019

Google Sheets vs Microsoft Excel Google Sheets and Microsoft Excel are two of the best options for working with spreadsheets, allowing you to manage figures, make calculations, create graphs and charts, and much more.Google Sheets st...
18:17, 06/03/2019

Microsoft gives Immersive Reader the AI treatment Microsoft is turning its Immersive Learning tool into an Azure Cognitive Service and partnering with do-it-yourself computer-building kit maker Kano to develop a $300 Windows 10 S Mode PC kit....
16:51, 06/20/2019

Microsoft Office is getting better on virtual desktops New features are coming to Office 365 to help improve its functionality in virtualized environments, including the upcoming Windows Virtual Desktop service, according to a new blog post from Microsoft...
03:34, 07/03/2019

Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with WSL 2 Microsoft has released Windows 10 build 18917 from the 20H1 branch with download, Narrator, WSL, and inking improvements, plus the usual bug fixes.Read More...
08:51, 06/13/2019

Microsoft isn’t working on a streaming-only Xbox right now Rumors may have pointed to Microsoft working on a cloud-centric Xbox console, but Head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, has confirmed that is not that the case. In an interview, the executive told Gamespot that...
16:34, 08/16/2019

Microsoft Is Considering a Dedicated Office Key for Keyboards—Here's What It Should Do Microsoft introduced the Windows key on the Microsoft Natural Keyboard back in 1994, and while sometimes it can be a bit annoying (like when you accidentally hit it while playing games), the Windows k...
21:17, 06/18/2019

Sources: Clowney won't get deal by deadline The Texans and linebacker Jadeveon Clowney will not agree to a long-term deal by Monday's 4 p.m. deadline to sign franchised players, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter....
16:17, 07/15/2019

Lakers, Lue end talks without deal, sources say The Lakers and Tyronn Lue, who had been a favorite to fill their head-coach vacancy because of his X's and O's knowledge and his strong relationship with LeBron James, have ended contract talks, leagu...
05:51, 05/09/2019

Sources: Westbrook talking next steps with OKC Russell Westbrook and his agent, Thad Foucher, are engaged with Thunder GM Sam Presti about the next steps of Westbrook's career, including the possibility of a trade prior to the start of next season...
21:51, 07/06/2019

Man robbed by woman after refusing to pay for sex: sources A man was allegedly robbed at knifepoint in the Bronx by a woman he met on a dating app after he refused to pay for sex, police and sources said Tuesday. The 60-year-old man had been messaging with th...
09:34, 05/22/2019

Sources: Vikes' COO Big Ten's 1st black commish Kevin Warren will replace longtime Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany, who in March announced his plans to retire in 2020 after 30 years with the league....
07:51, 06/04/2019

Sources: Hawks trade up to 4, get UVA's Hunter The Atlanta Hawks have acquired the No. 4 pick in Thursday's NBA draft from the New Orleans Pelicans for the No. 8, 17 and 35 picks, league sources told ESPN....
07:34, 06/21/2019

EU to clear without conditions $34 bln IBM, Red Hat deal - sources EU antitrust regulators are expected to clear U.S. tech giant International Business Machines Corp's $34 billion bid for software company Red Hat without demanding concessions, people familiar with th...
19:00, 06/19/2019

Sources: NBA looks to move up start of FA talks The NBA is expected to move up the start of its annual moratorium from midnight ET on July 1 to 6 p.m. on June 30, sources told ESPN, with plans to implement the new timing for this year's free-agency...
21:17, 05/15/2019

Sources: Hawks trade up for No. 4, eye Hunter The Atlanta Hawks have acquired the No. 4 pick in Thursday's NBA draft from the New Orleans Pelicans for the No. 8, 17 and 35 picks, league sources told ESPN....
00:51, 06/21/2019

460 W. 34th is looking Prime for Amazon: sources Amazon may be landing in yet another Amazon Alley building. Paperwork has been drafted for the Jeff Bezos-owned company to lease the rest of SL Green’s 460 W. 34th St. — some 400,000 square feet, sour...
07:34, 08/14/2019

IBM to win unconditional EU okay for $34 billion Red Hat deal: sources U.S. tech giant International Business Machines Corp is set to secure unconditional EU approval for its $34 billion bid for software company Red Hat, people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday....
19:17, 06/19/2019

Sources: Hawks trade up for No. 4, UVA's Hunter The Atlanta Hawks have acquired the No. 4 pick in Thursday's NBA draft from the New Orleans Pelicans for the No. 8, 17 and 35 picks, league sources told ESPN....
02:17, 06/21/2019

Japan Q3 aluminium premiums set at $108/T, up 3% Q/Q -sources Premiums for Japanese aluminium shipments for July to September were set at $108 per tonne, up 3% from the current quarter, as tighter supply in Asia outweighed fears over weakening demand, five sourc...
11:17, 06/21/2019

Sources: Warriors believe KD has torn Achilles The Warriors believe an MRI will confirm that the injury Kevin Durant suffered Monday night is an Achilles tear, league sources told ESPN's Ramona Shelburne and Adrian Wojnarowski....
16:00, 06/11/2019

Sources: Vogel to interview for Lakers job Former Magic and Pacers coach Frank Vogel is traveling to Los Angeles on Thursday to interview for the Lakers' head-coaching position, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski....
21:17, 05/09/2019

Sources: CBA talks to ramp up for NFL, NFLPA Talks on a new collective bargaining agreement are expected to intensify as the NFL and the NFLPA push for a new deal before the 2019 regular season....
00:34, 07/03/2019

Cavaliers interview four in Denver, sources say The Cavaliers are close to finishing their first round of candidate interviews for the franchise's head-coaching job after meeting with assistant coaches from the Nuggets and Trail Blazers....
01:34, 05/12/2019

Sources: Cubs considering sportsbook at Wrigley Wrigley Field, or a location just outside of the stadium, could be the site of a sportsbook if discussions the Chicago Cubs have held turn into a reality, multiple sources tell ESPN's David Purdum....
02:17, 06/16/2019

Sources: JPP has fractured neck, may miss '19 Bucs DE Jason Pierre-Paul will likely need surgery and will visit specialists this week in the hope that he might be able to play this season after suffering a fractured neck, sources told ESPN....
00:17, 05/08/2019

Sources: Lakers to talk with Vogel again soon Former Magic and Pacers coach Frank Vogel made a strong impression in his interview with the Lakers and the sides are planning to talk again soon about the team's head-coaching job, league sources tol...
22:17, 05/11/2019

Microsoft drops the 'Online' name from its Office web apps The next time you fire up any of the web versions of Microsoft's Office applications, you might notice something slightly different about them. Starting "relatively soon," Microsoft is dropping t...
06:17, 07/25/2019

Amazon, Microsoft wage war over the Pentagon's 'war cloud' Amazon and Microsoft are battling it out over a $10 billion opportunity to build the U.S. military its first "war cloud" computing system. But Amazon's early hopes of a shock-and-awe victory may be sl...
19:51, 07/09/2019

Microsoft designs an Xbox controller with Braille Microsoft is clearly invested in adaptive gaming controllers. Its Xbox Adaptive Controller for Xbox One and PC was the star of its latest Super Bowl ad. The company spent more than a year designing ac...
22:17, 05/07/2019

Microsoft's next big Windows 10 update is actually pretty small We hope you liked the features added in the Windows 10 May 2019 update, because it may be a while before other noticeable upgrades happen. Microsoft committed to a biannual major release schedule for ...
12:00, 07/02/2019

Microsoft is teasing Windows 1.0 and other 1980s software Enlarge / Windows got the '80s treatment, but we're not sure what's actually being promoted. (credit: Aurich Lawson) Either Microsoft is gearing up for a very odd promotional effort or somebody on t...
04:51, 07/03/2019

Any eBooks you bought from Microsoft will soon disappear forever With physical goods increasingly getting replaced by a digital equivalent — from books to movies and much more — it begs the question: How does this change our common understanding of owne...
07:51, 07/02/2019

Microsoft invests in seven AI projects to help people with disabilities Today marks the eighth annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day, and for the second year, Microsoft is awarding grants to AI projects meant to make the world more inclusive. The grants are part of a ...
05:34, 05/17/2019

Microsoft unveils an even more customizable Elite controller Remember the Xbox Elite controller? Well, Microsoft has a new one. The company says its new Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 (what a mouthful) has "over 30 new ways to play like a pro," includi...
00:00, 06/10/2019

Review: Microsoft’s Windows 1.11 is an Upside Down mess Microsoft today announced that it was the year 1985. We checked the Microsoft store to confirm this and, as Windows 1.11 was just made available, the Redmond company’s story checks out. Here’s the mes...
10:00, 07/09/2019

View RAW Images in Windows 10 With Microsoft's New Plugin Microsoft just released a free RAW Image extension for Windows 10 that makes viewing RAW files much easier in Windows’ File Explorer—photographers, rejoice. Instead of having to use Adobe Photoshop or...
23:00, 07/11/2019

Microsoft and Red Hat launch Kubernetes autoscaling project Microsoft introduced several new Kubernetes offerings today, including Kubernetes Event-Driven Autoscaling (KEDA), an open source project with Red Hat.Read More...
23:17, 05/06/2019

All the New Details About Microsoft's Rebooted Edge Browser Microsoft is rebuilding its Edge browser using the same Chromium foundation blocks that sit underneath Chrome, and thanks to this week’s Build 2019 conference, we now know a lot more about what the re...
19:00, 05/07/2019

Saved from obsolescence, Microsoft is now making Paint better Enlarge / A picture apparently constructed in Paint using the keyboard exclusively. (credit: Microsoft) The news for mspaint.exe aficionados is just getting better and better. Microsoft's original p...
01:00, 05/17/2019

Microsoft just teased an AR Minecraft game for phones While Microsoft spent most of the day focusing on enterprise solutions, including a way to protect elections from malicious software, it ended the Build 2019 keynote with a surprise announcement for a...
00:51, 05/07/2019

Microsoft makes Google’s BERT NLP model better Microsoft AI researchers used methods laid out by in part by Google AI chief Jeff Dean for its MT-DNN achieve state-of-the-art language understanding.Read More...
22:34, 05/16/2019

Microsoft may still have a streaming-only console on the drawing board Microsoft’s new baby, the console codenamed Project Scarlett, is currently getting the lion’s share of attention. Despite not having a working model to show, Microsoft lavished the next-gen device wit...
02:17, 07/10/2019

Microsoft teases next-gen Xbox news at E3 event Many have suspected that Microsoft would talk about its next Xbox at its E3 event, and that now appears to be virtually guaranteed. Gamers have discovered that Microsoft's E3 countdown videos hav...
20:00, 06/09/2019

Master raw data with this $13 Microsoft Access training Microsoft Access is the perfect tool for learning how databases work, then advancing to the management, security and growth concerns large organizations share. With the Microsoft Access Complete Cours...
17:51, 07/28/2019

Microsoft AI creates realistic speech with little training Text-to-speech conversion is becoming increasingly clever, but there's a problem: it can still take plenty of training time and resources to produce natural-sounding output. Microsoft and Chines...
04:17, 05/27/2019

Microsoft has patented an Xbox One controller with braille Microsoft has been driving to make gaming more accessible. Last year, the company launched the Xbox Adaptive Controller in an effort to help gamers with disabilities play Xbox. But it hasn't stop...
15:34, 05/07/2019

Quitting the five tech giants: Could you manage without Microsoft? Even though Microsoft is no longer as ubiquitous in our computing lives as it once was, it could be argued the company is stronger than ever before. We're at the penultimate point in our quitting proj...
18:51, 05/26/2019

Microsoft Azure: Everything you need to know about Redmond's cloud service Second only to AWS among cloud providers, Microsoft Azure is an ever-expanding set of cloud-based computing services available to businesses, developers, government agencies, and anyone who wants to b...
21:34, 05/20/2019

Microsoft Testing Passwordless Sign-Ins for Windows 10 Microsoft is testing a passwordless future for Windows 10 PCs. The company has released a new build for Fast Ring insiders that adds a new option that enables passwordless sign-ins for Microsoft......
13:34, 07/11/2019

Microsoft's Web Browser for Macs Has Leaked Online Mac users who are tired of Chrome, Firefox, and Safari just got a new (if not totally official) way to browse the web. Monday evening, a Twitter user named h0x0d posted download links for developer bu...
19:00, 05/07/2019

Microsoft’s AI hallucinates unique whisky flavors When whisky is made in Scotland it’s called scotch. When it’s made in Kentucky it’s called whiskey – the Irish also add the “E”. But when it’s made in Sweden, based on a recipe created by Microsoft‘s ...
02:34, 05/16/2019

Microsoft Teams is now officially bigger than Slack Enlarge / A Microsoft office (not to be confused with Microsoft Office). (credit: Julien GONG Min / Flickr) Microsoft Teams may have only been around for two years, but the group-chat platform is al...
01:00, 07/12/2019

Microsoft launches AI for Cultural Heritage program Microsoft's latest AI for Good initiative -- AI for Cultural Heritage -- aims to preserve and celebrate people, places, and historical artifacts.Read More...
03:17, 07/12/2019

Apple's New iCloud for Windows App Now Available in Microsoft Store Apple and Microsoft have teamed up to offer a brand new iCloud experience to the Windows 10 users. The companies have released a new iCloud for Windows app that can be downloaded from the Microsoft......
13:51, 06/12/2019

Microsoft Insists Improvements in AI Need Not Come at the Cost of Privacy Microsoft announced a "zero-code" experience for the people who don't write code and brought a "code-first" machine learning experience for developers and data scientists at the Build 2019 conference....
17:00, 05/15/2019

Microsoft's Windows 1.0 announcement was about 'Stranger Things' Microsoft set the internet abuzz last week when it made a cryptic announcement about the "all-new" Windows 1.0 -- and now we know why. As we'd already speculated, it's all about Stranger Thi...
20:51, 07/08/2019

We Put Microsoft’s Project xCloud To An Unexpected Test It’s unclear how accurately one can judge a new game-streaming service at a show like E3 here in Los Angeles, when the value of the service is going to be whether it works in normal situations. E3 ain...
20:51, 06/11/2019

Microsoft HoloLens 2 needs to get into living rooms sooner rather than later Watching someone use Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 while holding a conversation with you is almost as good of a demonstration as using it yourself. It’s a glimpse at the wild future of computin...
23:17, 05/09/2019

Microsoft Warns of a Monster Computer Bug, In a Week of Them Microsoft took the unusual step of warning that a computer bug it has now patched could be used by a cyber weapon similar to the WannaCry worm, which spread across the globe two years ago....
11:34, 05/15/2019

Battletoads gameplay revealed at Microsoft’s E3 briefing After announcing a new Battletoads at last year's Electronic Entertainment Expo, Microsoft has given us a better look at the game at its event this year.Read More...
01:51, 06/10/2019

Apple and Microsoft made a new iCloud for Windows app Apple and Microsoft teamed up to create an iCloud Drive experience that will hopefully resolve some compatibility issues. A brand new iCloud for Windows app is available today in the Microsoft Store f...
05:34, 06/12/2019

Microsoft to Test New Videogame-Streaming Project The tech giant said on Sunday it will begin publicly testing its new videogame-streaming initiative in October, just ahead of when Google’s competing service is slated to launch....
05:17, 06/10/2019

Microsoft unveils Minecraft Earth, the new AR hotness In celebration of Minecraft‘s tenth anniversary, Microsoft played its Pokemon GO card and released an augmented reality phone app that shows the game pasted over the real world, called Minecraft Earth...
21:00, 05/17/2019

Microsoft wants its Azure servers to be as durable as tardigrades Microsoft is working to improve the reliability of its Azure infrastructure on multiple fronts, including via 'Project Tardigrade,' its effort to enable a cloud app to survive platform failure....
20:00, 05/14/2019

Microsoft Xbox previews streaming service Microsoft Xbox is previewing its upcoming game streaming service, codenamed "Project xCloud", at the annual E3 games expo in Los Angeles. The service will go head-to-head with Google's Stadia tha...
23:51, 06/11/2019

All the Xbox Announcements From Microsoft's E3 2019 Event At E3 2019, Microsoft gave release dates for Halo Infinite, Gears 5, unveiled Flight Simulator 2020, confirmed George R.R. Martin's Dark Souls collaboration, and brought Keanu Reeves on stage to......
11:34, 06/10/2019

Microsoft is set to shake up Dynamics 365 pricing and packaging again Microsoft plans to make some pricing and licensing changes to its Dynamics 365 CRM and ERP family as of October 1, according to information it shared with its partners recently....
20:51, 07/22/2019

Surface Laptop 2 gets up to $300 saving in the Microsoft Store Microsoft has cut the price of its Surface Laptop 2 by up to $300, so if you've been thinking of buying this excellent device – which is one of our picks for the best laptop money can buy ...
14:51, 05/17/2019

Double Fine joins Microsoft Studios Microsoft Studios has been on an acquisition spree over the past year or so, snatching up the likes of Ninja Theory, Playground Games, InXile, and Obsidian. During the company's marathon E3 keyno...
00:00, 06/10/2019

Microsoft’s new ‘Flight Simulator’ looks like a wild 4K ride Microsoft showed off the next version of its Flight Simulator game at E3 2019, and it looks incredible. The company began the video teaser showing off a scene from the skies that it says was captured ...
00:00, 06/10/2019

Watch Microsoft's E3 2019 press event here with us! Microsoft, with Sony sitting out this year, has a big show ahead of it -- and a big chance to claim all the gaming headlines. In the last 24 hours, Microsoft gave us a strong hint of major announcemen...
00:00, 06/10/2019

Microsoft looks ready to add another Windows 10 Edition to its list Microsoft and its PC partners may be ready to take the wraps off a new Windows 10 Home edition that potentially would work on more powerful PCs than those which ship with reguar Windows 10 Home....
01:00, 05/29/2019

Microsoft’s Windows 1.11 app is the perfect tie-in for ‘Stranger Things 3’ Whether you binge-watched Stranger Things 3 the day it dropped on Netflix, or you’ve decided to savor it at a slower pace, you need to check out Microsoft’s clever collaboration with the s...
05:00, 07/09/2019

Why Apple and Microsoft belong together like a burger and fries Bury the bad blood and pass the ketchup: Not a merger, but a 10-year (at least) strategic agreement to integrate the two companies' respective platforms and technologies. Imagine Siri with the back-en...
21:51, 07/24/2019

AT&T teams with Microsoft on 5G, AI, cloud, and edge innovations The carrier and software giant will work together on next-generation networking and cloud applications, relying on AT&T's 5G network and Microsoft's Azure.Read More...
20:00, 07/17/2019

Microsoft invests $1 billion in OpenAI, which is going all-in on Azure OpenAI, a company working on AI for the public good, is committing to build with Microsoft new Azure AI supercomputing technologies, and getting a $1 billion infusion from Microsoft as part of the arr...
18:17, 07/22/2019

Why Microsoft could be dropping the ball on software piracy Search for “cheap microsoft office” on Bing, Microsoft’s own search engine and you might be surprised to see what gets displayed. Outside the usual Microsoft adverts and search re...
20:17, 07/18/2019

Here's Microsoft's new plan to keep Cortana alive and differentiated Microsoft is looking to breathe new life into Cortana by enabling its digital assistant to handle more complex queries, starting with people-centric, productivity-based ones. Here's how this will work...
00:00, 05/09/2019

Microsoft, AT&T ink cloud deal worth more than $2 billion Microsoft Corp and AT&T Inc on Wednesday said they reached a deal under which the telecommunications firm will tap Microsoft's Azure cloud service for its computing needs and provide Office 365 soft...
15:17, 07/17/2019

This $50 bundle can turn you into an Microsoft Excel whiz You can not only learn all the hidden nooks and crannies that keep Excel so popular after 30-plus years, but prep to get certified as an Excel expert with the training found in The A to Z Microsoft Ex...
01:34, 05/14/2019

Microsoft Announces Project Scarlett, The Next-Gen Xbox Microsoft today teased some of its first plans for Project Scarlett, the next-generation Xbox, and the buzzwords make it sound impressive: up to 120 frames-per-second, a solid state drive, ray-tracing...
04:51, 06/10/2019

Microsoft’s TORC will let you feel squeezable objects in AR and VR Conveying the elasticity of an object in AR or VR could made the difference between carrying a virtual ball and actually feeling its texture in your hand.Read More...
19:17, 05/02/2019

Microsoft Azure now lets you set up your own private servers Microsoft has announced the preview launch of a new cloud service called that will allow customers to run their virtual machines on single-tenant physical services.The company says that Azure Dedicate...
09:51, 08/03/2019

Microsoft and Oracle link their cloud services to take on AWS Microsoft and Oracle reached an agreement to make their two cloud computing services work together with high-speed links between their data centers.Read More...
05:00, 06/06/2019

Consider Buying Microsoft Office Before It Becomes a Subscription Service The good news: You can still buy a standalone version of Microsoft Office (for now) instead of paying Microsoft regular money for a subscription. The bad news, however, is that you can no longer get a...
01:00, 08/14/2019

What Microsoft's upcoming 'outsourcing' licensing changes could mean for your business Enterprise customers relying on Microsoft 'Bring Your Own License' option to run Windows Server, SQL Server and other enterprise software in Amazon's or Google's clouds may be in for a rude awakening ...
03:00, 08/14/2019

Microsoft's 'Modern OS' vision: A foreshadowing of 'Lite' or more of the same? Is Microsoft's vision for 'a modern OS' something brand-new? Or is it just the next phase of the Microsoft 'Modern Desktop'? 'Modern' is in the eye of the beholder....
19:17, 05/29/2019

Mac Book says Microsoft Laptops are better than Apple’s MacBooks Ever since Apple released those viral Mac vs. PC ads many years ago, Microsoft has tried to come up with funny comparisons of its own — but none of them really stuck. What you’re about to ...
21:17, 08/01/2019

For under $15, you can become a certified Microsoft network or security expert You can school up on all aspects of Microsoft offerings and earn company-approved certification with the Microsoft Network and Security Fundamentals Certification Bundle. It’s on sale now for hundreds...
15:17, 04/29/2019

Microsoft to Launch Just One Next-Gen Xbox Console, Not Two: Report Microsoft is reportedly focused on developing a single console for release next year, unlike the previous reports that had claimed the existence of two consoles....
18:00, 06/21/2019

Microsoft continues distancing Cortana from Windows Microsoft's virtual assistant Cortana could be split off from Windows 10 to become its own separate app. The Verge reports that a beta version of Cortana has appeared on the Windows Store and is ...
19:34, 06/28/2019

Xbox at E3 2019: what we want to see from Microsoft's big keynote conference It's shaping up to be a big E3 for Microsoft. With Sony skipping this year's event entirely, Microsoft's Xbox E3 2019 conference has the chance to steal the whole show. And it looks lik...
05:00, 05/24/2019

Microsoft keeps hiding Azure revenue numbers, but why? CIOs want to know that they're betting on a winner, but they might already have enough data for Microsoft Azure without getting revenue numbers, too....
20:51, 04/28/2019

Microsoft's Fluid Framework is a new take on document collaboration  Where do we go beyond web-based productivity apps like Google Docs and the Office 365 suite? That's what Microsoft is aiming to explore with Fluid Framework, a "componentized document model for s...
17:34, 05/06/2019

Microsoft Edge now has a realistic human voice Microsoft Edge can now read websites aloud to you using voices so natural, they could be mistaken for real people.The new voices are included in the latest Edge Insider builds, and we expect it to app...
16:34, 08/15/2019

Here’s why your Microsoft Store ebooks won’t work next month The eBook market is most closely associated with four prominent players: Apple, Amazon, Barnes and Noble’s, and Rakuten, which makes the Kobo eReaders. But it’s easy to forget that Microsoft once owne...
00:17, 06/28/2019

CRM Watchlist 2019: The big engines that could (Part 2B, Microsoft) Microsoft, another of this year's CRM Watchlist winners, is perhaps the most complex of all because of the clarity of their vision and because they are dedicated to carrying it out - from products/ser...
07:00, 08/13/2019

Best accessories for Microsoft Surface Book 2 in 2019 This article originally appeared on Windows Central and has been inducted into our Back to School guide. Your Microsoft Surface Book 2 is a fantastic Ultrabook as is, but a few accessories could make ...
21:17, 08/06/2019

The UK’s first Microsoft Store opens in July. Here’s what to expect Microsoft today announced that its long-awaited UK retail launch will take place on July 11, less than six weeks from now, when it opens its first London store. As you’d expect from any ambitious UK r...
15:34, 05/30/2019

Microsoft rolls out new cloud services for AI and blockchain Microsoft Corp on Thursday announced new tools for software makers aimed at making technologies such as artificial intelligence and blockchain easier for businesses to use....
01:17, 05/03/2019

Microsoft is a favourite target for brand spoofing Brand spoofing or phishing email attacks aren’t new but they’re growing every quarter as cybercriminals are tricking more people to disclose their confidential and financial data for the...
16:17, 06/26/2019

Microsoft hints towards a new ‘modern OS’ with seamless updates Microsoft‘s VP of Consumer and Device Sales, Nick Parker, hinted yesterday towards a new ‘modern OS‘ with seamless updates at the Computex trade show in Taiwan. According to Parker, the OS will have “...
15:34, 05/30/2019

Microsoft Is Eavesdropping on Your Skype and Cortana Activity A number of companies are starting to have reservations about using real people to “improve” their digital assistants by reviewing what you’ve said to your smart speaker or phone. I’m willing to bet t...
21:17, 08/07/2019

Microsoft drops Huawei laptops from its store Microsoft has stopped selling the Huawei MateBook X Pro in its online store in the wake of the US Government’s blacklisting of the Chinese firm.The move follows news that Google will be banning...
15:17, 05/22/2019

Review: The Microsoft Pro Intellimouse is a really, really lovely mouse I know you come to this site for deep, contemplative thought on the technological issues of the day, but sod it: the Microsoft Pro Intellimouse is really bloody lovely, and if you need a new mouse, yo...
01:17, 06/27/2019

Microsoft Surface Studio 2 review: in a class of its own Stunning all-in-one PC that slides to become drawing tablet is held back by high price and old chips The Surface Studio 2 is Microsoft’s beautiful all-singing, all-dancing, all-in-one desktop computer...
14:17, 05/01/2019

Samsung Galaxy Book S vs Microsoft Surface Pro 6 Samsung surprised us all with the recent reveal of the Samsung Galaxy Book S, its latest notebook that aims to redefine what we can expect from a Windows 10 laptop – while taking aim at the lik...
12:17, 08/11/2019

Microsoft hints at new features and big changes coming in Windows 11 When compared to Windows Vista and Windows 8, Windows 10 has been a runaway success. That’s not to say that Microsoft’s latest operating system is perfect, but it improved upon its predece...
04:34, 05/30/2019

What to expect at Microsoft Build 2019: AI, Azure, and more Microsoft's Build 2019 (May 6 to May 8) will discuss AI, IoT, Azure, Microsoft 365, Windows 10, HoloLens, GitHub, Visual Studio, .NET, Xbox, and more.Read More...
18:51, 05/03/2019

Microsoft announces new features for SharePoint and OneDrive At its annual SharePoint Conference in Las Vegas, Microsoft announced that it is adding new features to SharePoint and OneDrive for Business.The company began its presentation with the announcement of...
10:34, 05/22/2019

Microsoft Edge is getting an Internet Explorer mode There are some big changes ahead for Microsoft's Edge browser. In December, the company announced that it'll be moving over to Chromium, the open source project that powers Google's Chr...
17:34, 05/06/2019

Microsoft: Gaming should be for everyone, shouldn’t be toxic stew Enlarge (credit: Microsoft) Microsoft's Xbox chief Phil Spencer has written a paean to video gaming, calling games a unifying force that anyone and everyone can enjoy. He rejoices in gaming's abilit...
03:34, 05/22/2019

Some Microsoft Surface devices are throttling down to 400MHz A Windows feature meant to keep a device from overheating is causing Microsoft's Surface Pro 6 and Surface Book 2 to run at a cripplingly slow speed. The problem seems to stem from a firmware upd...
05:00, 08/16/2019

Microsoft wants to secure elections and political campaigns Get the jokes about voting booths crashing left and right out of your system: Microsoft announced today that it's taking a few steps towards election security. First up is ElectionGuard, an open ...
17:34, 05/06/2019

Microsoft teases a 'modern OS' with 'seamless updates' Microsoft made a nod towards a possible new operating system at Computex in Taipei this week, when corporate vice president of consumer and device sales Nick Parker took to the stage to outline the co...
14:34, 05/29/2019

Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 has become the AR industry’s dullest thud So far, HoloLens 2 looks a lot like its predecessor: boring and unlikely to get the mainstream attention it needs to become more than a footnote in history.Read More...
23:17, 05/06/2019

With ElectionGuard, Microsoft is trying to fix a growing global problem Microsoft has announced the ElectionGuard software developer kit (SDK), along with a new tool within Microsoft 365 called CampaignGuard, at Build 2019 in Seattle, Washington. Both of these pieces of s...
18:34, 05/06/2019

Microsoft's reworked Edge browser is available to try on Windows 7 Microsoft has expanded the reach of its Chromium-based Edge browser to one of its most important audiences: namely, people who have to (or want to) use older versions of Windows. The company has rele...
04:51, 06/20/2019

One Year Later, Did Microsoft (And Friends) Keep Their E3 2018 Promises? E3 2019 is just around the corner, and it’s going to look very different this year without PlayStation. Before we look to the future and are blinded by the razzle-dazzle of trailers and announcements ...
23:00, 06/03/2019

Sources: Broncos give CB Harris raise to $12M Pro Bowl cornerback Chris Harris Jr. didn't get the long-term deal he was looking for, but he got a raise for the 2019 season in an adjusted contract the Broncos gave him Tuesday....
08:00, 05/29/2019

Sources: Russell joining GSW, Iguodala to Grizz Golden State and Brooklyn are trying to finalize a sign-and-trade deal, delivering All-Star guard D'Angelo Russell on a four-year, $117 million maximum contract to the Warriors, league sources told ES...
06:51, 07/01/2019

Airbus delivered close to 390 jets in H1 -sources Airbus deliveries rose about 28 percent in the first half to just under 390 aircraft, putting the planemaker on course to beat crisis-hit Boeing in 2019 but handing it a record production task in the ...
10:51, 07/05/2019

Nissan's technology could pay in Renault-FCA deal: sources Nissan's advanced technologies including platforms and electric powertrains could give it leverage in a merger involving Renault and Fiat Chrysler, thanks to a royalty system it has with the former, t...
17:17, 05/30/2019

US trade talks with China have stalled: Sources Scheduling for the next round of negotiations is "in flux" because it is unclear what the two sides would negotiate, two sources briefed on the status of the talks said....
21:17, 05/17/2019

Sources: Blazers to acquire Whiteside from Heat The Miami Heat have agreed to trade center Hassan Whiteside to the Portland Trail Blazers for Mo Harkless and Meyers Leonard, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski....
23:00, 07/01/2019

Second Chandrayaan 2 Launch Attempt Likely This Month: Sources The second attempt to launch the Chandrayaan 2 moon mission is likely to be made this month, sources in the Indian Space Research Organisation said today. The launch of India's most ambitious space......
12:17, 07/15/2019

Sources: Warriors finalizing Russell acquisition Golden State and Brooklyn are finalizing a sign-and-trade deal, delivering All-Star guard D'Angelo Russell on a four-year, $117 million maximum contract to the Warriors, league sources told ESPN....
23:00, 07/01/2019

Sources: Davis meets with Pelicans EVP Griffin Anthony Davis, who requested a trade from the Pelicans in January, and EVP David Griffin, who was hired in April, are expected to continue a dialogue in the near future, sources told ESPN....
00:34, 05/30/2019

Sources: Texans won't hire full-time GM for '19 Front-office members such as Matt Bazirgan, James Liipfert, Chris Olsen and Jack Easterby will divvy up GM responsibilities for the Texans, league sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter....
03:17, 07/11/2019

Fiat Chrysler in tie-up talks with Renault: sources Fiat Chrysler and Renault are in talks on a comprehensive global tie-up that could address some of the main weaknesses of both carmakers, two sources with knowledge of the discussions told Reuters on ...
05:17, 05/26/2019

No Novelis concessions for now despite EU concerns over Aleris bid -sources U.S. aluminium producer Novelis has no plans for now to offer concessions despite EU antitrust objections over its $2.6 billion buy of processor Aleris, people close to the situation said on Thursday....
15:51, 07/04/2019

Sources: Lillard, DeRozan back out of Team USA NBA stars Damian Lillard and DeMar DeRozan are the seventh and eighth players to decide not to play for Team USA at this summer's World Cup, sources confirmed to ESPN....
19:00, 07/23/2019

Sources: Man United rule out move for Sancho Manchester United will pursue alternative targets to bolster their attacking options this summer after ruling out an £80 million move for Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho, sources have told ESPN ...
18:00, 05/22/2019

Sources: Durant declines $31.5M player option The Warriors' Kevin Durant has declined his $31.5 million player option and is huddling with his business manager in New York, mulling his free agency options, sources tell ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski....
18:00, 06/26/2019

After Oil, U.S. Weighs Sanctions on Iran's Other Dollar Sources The Trump administration is considering a more aggressive enforcement of its economic sanctions on Iran—targeting more companies and financial institutions that do business with the Islamic Republic i...
05:51, 05/03/2019

Sources: Crabtree, Cardinals can't agree to terms After working out for Arizona and receiving a contract offer, free-agent receiver Michael Crabtree could not agree to a deal with the Cardinals and will continue looking for a new team, according to s...
10:51, 08/06/2019

Sources: GSW closing on Russell, Iguodala deals The Golden State Warriors and Brooklyn Nets have agreed on a sign-and-trade that will send D'Angelo Russell to the Warriors on a four-year, $117 million maximum contract, league sources told ESPN's Ad...
18:00, 07/01/2019

Dad of burned toddler tried to hide from cops: sources The father of a 3-year-old found burned to death in a chained-shut car in Queens Sunday tried to hide from cops as his daughter was consumed by flames, according to police sources....
01:51, 05/07/2019

BMW's Zipse poised to succeed Krueger as CEO: sources BMW's Oliver Zipse, currently board member for production, is the frontrunner to become chief executive (CEO) of the German carmaker, sources told Reuters, after Harald Krueger said he would not be a...
17:00, 07/05/2019

Sources: Cuban fined $50,000 for meeting leak Mavs owner Mark Cuban has been fined after leaking information about the vote to allow coaches' challenges during last week's Board of Governors meeting, sources said....
05:00, 07/16/2019

Sources: Rockets, D'Antoni close to extension Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta has agreed to eliminate the buyout language that had derailed extension talks with coach Mike D'Antoni, and the two sides are near an agreement, sources told ESPN....
18:00, 06/08/2019

Sources: Waived JR Smith not headed to Lakers JR Smith has been waived by the Cavaliers, but sources have told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski that joining the Lakers and reuniting with LeBron James is unlikely....
05:00, 07/16/2019

Sources: Bama RB Sanders could miss season Alabama running back Trey Sanders will have foot surgery, coach Nick Saban said Saturday, while sources confirmed to ESPN that team officials fear the true freshman could miss the entire season....
04:00, 08/11/2019

Sources: Urias to be reinstated, rejoin Dodgers Left-hander Julio Urías will be reinstated from administrative leave after Major League Baseball did not obtain a security video that allegedly showed a domestic-violence incident, sources say....
09:34, 05/21/2019

Sources: Clippers to land Leonard, George The Clippers are set to acquire Paul George in a blockbuster trade with the Thunder, clearing the path for Kawhi Leonard to sign a four-year max contract, sources tell ESPN....
13:34, 07/06/2019

Rahul Gandhi For PM? Trinamool Sources Say Anything To Get PM Modi Out Narendra Modi should not return to power at any cost and for that, Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress is ready to accept Rahul Gandhi as the next Prime Minister, sources in the party indicated....
15:51, 05/14/2019

Sources: Morris may renege on Spurs for Knicks Marcus Morris may abandon his agreement with the Spurs and instead sign with the Knicks, who are set to have additional cap space after restructuring their agreement with Reggie Bullock, sources told ...
06:34, 07/10/2019

Sale of ATM maker NCR hits a wall: sources ATM maker NCR may soon need to remove the “for sale” sign from its lawn, two sources close to the situation said. The $3.8 billion Atlanta company, which also makes barcode scanners and self-checkout ...
22:34, 06/18/2019

Sources: Durant to engage four teams in talks Kevin Durant plans to engage in discussions with the Nets, Clippers, Knicks and Warriors once free agency begins on Sunday, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski....
13:34, 06/29/2019

Sources: Wolves tap Rosas to lead basketball ops The Timberwolves have hired Rockets executive Gersson Rosas to serve as president of basketball operations, league sources told ESPN, making him the NBA's first Latino top basketball executive....
00:17, 05/02/2019

Sources: Nuggets exercise Millsap's $30M option The Nuggets will bring back Paul Millsap on a $30 million option, sources told ESPN. Denver can hold on to its $9.2M midlevel exception and still stay out of the luxury tax next season....
21:17, 06/29/2019

Sources: Valanciunas expected to return to Grizz Center Jonas Valanciunas is expected to stay in Memphis on a three-year, $45 million contract once free agency opens at 6 p.m. ET, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski....
21:17, 06/30/2019

Sources: Lakers OK'd to talk with Warriors' Adams The Lakers have received permission from the Warriors to speak with assistant coach Ron Adams about a role on Frank Vogel's staff, sources tell ESPN....
00:51, 06/23/2019

Amit Shah To Remain BJP Chief For Now, Say Sources Amit Shah, India's Home Minister, is likely to continue as chief of the ruling BJP for at least six more months, during which the party's internal elections will be held, sources say....
17:51, 06/12/2019

Sources: Warriors' Looney could return in Finals After undergoing further evaluation of the non-displaced first costal cartilage fracture he suffered in Game 2, Warriors forward Kevon Looney could potentially return during the NBA Finals, league sou...
21:00, 06/06/2019

Tesla says may seek alternative financing sources Wall Street has been looking for more details after CEO Elon Musk suggested last week that a capital raise for Tesla could be imminent as the electric vehicle maker posted a $700 million loss for the ...
16:17, 04/29/2019

CBI Summons Ex-Kolkata Top Cop, Arrest Likely Tomorrow: Sources Former Kolkata police chief Rajeev Kumar has been asked by the Central Bureau of Investigation to appear for questioning tomorrow in connection with its probe into the Saradha chit fund scam in West.....
18:51, 05/26/2019

Sources: OKC trades Russ to Rockets for Paul The Oklahoma City Thunder have agreed to trade Russell Westbrook to the Houston Rockets for Chris Paul, first-round picks in 2024 and 2026, and pick swaps in 2021 and 2025, league sources told ESPN....
03:51, 07/12/2019

Pakistan not invited to Modi's swearing-in: sources India will not invite Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to the swearing-in of his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi, two Indian government sources said, suggesting any early warming in ties between t...
11:34, 05/28/2019

Sources: George out for camp start after surgery Thunder All-Stars Paul George and Russell Westbrook both underwent surgeries Tuesday, league sources said. While Westbrook's procedure will allow him to train this offseason, George is likely to miss ...
00:17, 05/08/2019

Sources: Grizz make it known they'd pick Morant The Grizzlies have told interested parties at the NBA draft combine that they intend to select Murray State guard Ja Morant with the No. 2 pick in the draft, provided the Pelicans take Zion Williamson...
11:00, 05/16/2019

AP sources: Former CIA chief Brennan to brief Dems on Iran WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats will hear from former CIA director John Brennan about the situation in Iran, inviting him to speak amid heightened concerns over the Trump administration’s sudd...
06:17, 05/19/2019

Sources: Wild fire GM Fenton after one season Wild GM Paul Fenton has been fired after just one season, sources told ESPN, as the team averaged only 2.63 goals per game and missed the playoffs for the first time since 2012....
19:51, 07/30/2019

Sources: Horford to be unrestricted free agent Celtics center Al Horford will not exercise the $30.1M option on his 2019-20 contract and will become an unrestricted free agent, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski....
16:51, 06/18/2019

Sources: US to question Assange pal jailed in Ecuador BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — U.S. investigators have received permission from Ecuador to question a Swedish programmer close to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange who has been held in jail for more than two ...
20:34, 06/17/2019

Dutchman Timmermans in pole position for top EU job: sources Dutch socialist Frans Timmermans is on course to be named the EU's next chief executive, diplomats and officials said on Sunday, hours before European Union leaders meet to decide who wins the bloc's ...
16:51, 06/30/2019

Sources: Conley sent to Jazz for 3 players, picks Guard Mike Conley is headed to the Utah Jazz in a trade that sends Grayson Allen, Kyle Korver, Jae Crowder and two draft picks to the Memphis Grizzlies, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski....
19:00, 06/19/2019

Sources: Zeke not on Cowboys' plane to camp Ezekiel Elliott is not on the plane as the Cowboys head to training camp, sources told ESPN, but he has until Friday morning to show up before he is considered late....
21:51, 07/25/2019

Stop Being a Tool for Asshole Anonymous Sources BREAKING news in the EPIC civil WAR in the Democratic Party! The DEMS are in DISARRAY! The Hill got the JUICY DEETS: One ANONYMOUS ASSHOLE says AOC is a FAKE WOMAN OF COLOR and PUPPET for WHITE LIBS:...
21:34, 07/12/2019

Sources: Durant flies to New York to undergo MRI The Warriors believe an MRI will confirm that the injury Kevin Durant suffered Monday night is an Achilles tear, league sources told ESPN's Ramona Shelburne and Adrian Wojnarowski....
04:17, 06/12/2019

Microsoft demos its bid at creating 'secure' voting systems Microsoft is keen to show that its election security system is more than just a theoretical exercise. The company has demonstrated the first voting system to use its ElectionGuard tech, promising a v...
09:00, 07/18/2019

Microsoft adds requested new feature for the Your Phone Companion app Microsoft's Your Phone Companion app allows users to sync their Android phone with their Windows 10 PC. Texts, notifications, and photos can be sent to your desktop or laptop from any phone running An...
19:51, 05/18/2019

Microsoft, Sony reveal game-streaming partnership Microsoft and Sony are exploring how the two could collaborate on cloud-based gaming and content-streaming, as well as on smart sensors for Sony consumer products....
22:51, 05/16/2019

Microsoft wins multibillion-dollar cloud deal from AT&T Microsoft's effort to catch Amazon Web Services in cloud got a major boost from a new deal with AT&T and an agreement to build out services for 5G....
16:17, 07/17/2019

Microsoft workers are listening to your Skype conversations: report Microsoft contractors have been listening to Skype calls — including personal conversations and even phone sex — made through the app’s translation function, according to a report We...
00:17, 08/08/2019

Xbox on a phone: Microsoft Project xCloud hands-on Microsoft's Project xCloud is almost ready for public consumption. In fact, it's launching in some capacity this October, with the ability to stream games from your at-home Xbox One to any d...
03:00, 06/11/2019

Microsoft and Intel will continue to support Huawei laptops Both Microsoft and Intel have confirmed that they will continue to support Huawei laptops despite the Chinese company’s blacklisting by the US Government.This will be welcome news for anyone wh...
15:00, 06/25/2019

Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo join forces against lootboxes The three big console makers have just pledged to put an end to the “gambling” aspect of lootboxes, meaning the gaming industry might finally put this whole shady moneymaking operation behind us — and...
05:51, 08/09/2019

Do Not Install Your Microsoft Surface's August Firmware Updates If you own one of Microsoft’s latest Surface devices—the Surface Book 2 or Surface Pro 6—you’ll want to pause Windows Updates for a little while, because Microsoft’s latest firmware could absolutely t...
00:00, 08/17/2019

Microsoft says humans will still transcribe Cortana and Skype audio Just like seemingly every other major tech company with a voice assistant or voice chat service, it emerged that Microsoft contractors were listening to Skype and Cortana recordings. Apple, Google and...
01:34, 08/15/2019

Microsoft announces new Minecraft Earth AR game for Android and iOS Microsoft teased a brand new Minecraft-related AR (augmented reality) mobile game about two weeks ago and confirmed it recently. It's called Minecraft Earth and it will launched on Android and iOS dev...
05:17, 05/19/2019

Microsoft wasted its best opportunity to get the jump on Sony at E3 2019 When Sony announced last fall that it would be skipping E3 for the first time ever in 2019, my mind started racing. Sony dominated the current console generation with the PS4, but with a new generatio...
22:51, 06/10/2019

Microsoft and Sony to collaborate on game-streaming technology together Microsoft is helping Sony on its next game console - or at least the game-streaming service that will be running on it: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Sony CEO Kenichiro Yoshida today announced their...
04:00, 05/17/2019

Windows 10: Has Microsoft cleaned up its update mess? (Spoiler: no) Four years after the debut of "Windows as a service," Microsoft continues to tweak the Windows Update for Business rules. And if you don't know how to play the game, you're likely to be surprised with...
23:34, 07/16/2019

Leak shows Microsoft's very purple 'Fortnite' Xbox One S Microsoft's rumored Fortnite Xbox One appears to be real... and it wouldn't just be a basic software bundle. WinFuture claims to have obtained images and details of the system, and the Xbox...
05:17, 05/26/2019

Microsoft, AT&T sign cloud deal worth more than $2 billion Microsoft Corp and AT&T Inc on Wednesday said they reached a deal under which the telecommunications company will tap Microsoft's Azure cloud service for its computing needs and use Microsoft 365, whi...
22:00, 07/17/2019

Microsoft joins Hyperledger blockchain technology community Microsoft is joining the Hyperledger open source community for blockchain projects today, the latest move by a tech giant toward blockchain applications.Read More...
19:34, 06/18/2019

Microsoft's next step toward embracing Android: Adding app support? Microsoft is considering bringing Android apps to Windows 10 Lite devices like its rumored dual-screen Centaurus PC. Can Microsoft embrace and extend without trying to extinguish?...
21:34, 06/24/2019

Microsoft, Oracle team up on cloud services in jab at Amazon Microsoft Corp and Oracle Corp on Wednesday said they reached an agreement to make their two cloud computing services work together with high-speed links between their data centers, targeting big busi...
18:34, 06/05/2019

These are the features Microsoft has killed with Windows 10 May 2019 Update With every update, Windows 10 gains a lot of new features, but Microsoft also gives the elbow to some functionality, and highlights features which will no longer be developed.So, the list of features ...
13:51, 05/23/2019

Microsoft’s M12 leads $25 million investment in API marketplace RapidAPI Microsoft's M12 has led a $25 million investment in RapidAPI, a public API marketplace that is launching a new service today for internal APIs.Read More...
11:17, 06/11/2019

Microsoft outlines new features for its Wave 2 Dynamics 365 CRM and ERP refresh Microsoft is readying 'hundreds' of new features for Dynamics 365 and its Power Platform, which it will deliver between October 2019 and March 2020 as part of its 'Wave 2' roll-out....
22:34, 06/10/2019

AI for Earth: How Microsoft is using Azure to build a more sustainable world Microsoft's Azure machine learning tech is being put to good use in a grant program designed to give computing resources to scientists working on environmental sustainability programs....
18:51, 04/28/2019

Microsoft wants to make 'Minecraft' easier for kids to read Microsoft is bringing its Immersive Reader to Minecraft: Education Edition. The tool will let users expand the text in character dialogue, settings and boards. Immersive Reader will dictate each word ...
23:51, 06/20/2019

The Morning After: Some Microsoft Surface devices are being severely throttled Hey, good morning! Welcome to Friday, you heroes. This morning, we're confused by Amazon's fulfillment center ambassadors (parody? terribly programmed bots? neither?), detailing the battle...
16:34, 08/16/2019

Dell Technologies and Microsoft expand partnership through VMware The tech giants launch new Azure VMware Solutions and Microsoft and VMware reveal they're working together on digital workspace offerings and future cloud integrations....
22:00, 04/29/2019

How to assign a drive letter to Microsoft OneDrive in Windows 10 Bypass synchronization and save data directly to your OneDrive by assigning a specific drive letter to it using network mapping in File Explorer for Windows 10....
23:00, 08/13/2019

Microsoft says mandatory password changing is “ancient and obsolete” (credit: ABC Photo Archives / Getty Images) Microsoft is finally catching on to a maxim that security experts have almost universally accepted for years: periodic password changes are likely to do m...
08:34, 06/04/2019

Microsoft releases Windows 1.11 throwback app as a Stranger Things tie-in Enlarge / Eleven and the gang face down weird dangers yet again in the third season trailer. (credit: YouTube/Netflix) If you were one of the many people confused and curious about Microsoft’s appar...
01:51, 07/09/2019

Microsoft wants more durable hinges to stop laptops from breaking A new patent has been published which suggests that Microsoft is looking into ways to make the hinge in future Surface devices more durable – while making those devices ever thinner.The patent,...
12:51, 06/19/2019

Bookmark This Site to Try Microsoft's New Windows PowerToys This Summer Remember PowerToys? They were those Windows 95- and Windows XP-era utilities that granted you features beyond what “regular” Windows users could do within their operating systems, like: opening a comm...
16:34, 05/15/2019

Microsoft leases new office building in downtown Manhattan Microsoft has signed a downtown lease for a major office outpost in New York City, The Post has learned. The tech giant this week signed its lease for about 70,000 square feet of space with the new ow...
22:00, 05/15/2019

Microsoft announces cloud gaming partnership with Sony Microsoft and Sony, makers of the eternally-competing Xbox and PlayStation consoles, respectively, today announced they were partnering up to find “joint development of future cloud solutions in Micro...
04:51, 05/17/2019

Microsoft Opens First European Store in London's West End Microsoft will open its first European retail store in London on Thursday, showcasing technology ranging from Xbox games and Surface tablets to augmented reality and LinkedIn masterclasses....
12:51, 07/11/2019

Microsoft: Cloud gaming is “inevitable” but “years” from mainstream Enlarge / Project xCloud running Gears of War 4 at an E3 Microsoft Theater demonstration. With the planned 2019 launch of Project Xcloud, Microsoft isn't ignoring the game industry's current mania ...
06:01, 08/15/2019

Microsoft is selling a cut-back 15-inch Surface Book 2 for $1,999 When Microsoft introduced the Surface Book 2 in 2017, it added a 15-inch screen option. While that gave the Macbook Pro some serious competition, it still started at $2,499. Now, Microsoft is offering...
01:34, 06/20/2019

Coles partners with Microsoft to transform its business for the future Under the partnership, Coles is building an enterprise data platform in Azure to bolster its analytics capabilities and enable the use of artificial intelligence to drive innovation through its supply...
09:17, 07/09/2019

Microsoft’s Project Scarlett might be the most backwards-compatible console ever In the midst of the rest of the news from E3, Microsoft quietly revealed it’d no longer be adding older games to its Backwards Compatibility program, but that it would be striving to make those games ...
23:00, 06/12/2019

Microsoft isn’t planning for Project Scarlett to be the last Xbox console Before the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 launched in 2013, there was some speculation about whether or not there would be another console generation in the traditional sense. With everything going digita...
07:17, 06/14/2019

LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner says being a Microsoft executive is 'a dream job' Jeff Weiner told CNBC's Jon Fortt that, about three years after the Microsoft acquisition, he gets to work with "an extraordinary group of individuals."...
20:00, 06/19/2019

Microsoft stops asking you to change your Windows 10 password every 60 days Microsoft has finally removed its 60-day password expiration policy from its Windows 10 security baseline, claiming there are better ways to keep users secure. This means organizations using Windows 1...
16:51, 06/03/2019

The Microsoft Outlook hackers are stealing victims’ Bitcoin Earlier this month, hackers accessed the emails of numerous Microsoft Outlook users after snatching the credentials of one of the company’s customer support reps. But now it turns out the hackers were...
11:26, 04/30/2019

Microsoft Releases Patches for a Critical Flaw on Windows 7, XP Microsoft is warning PC owners using older Windows versions to urgently run Windows Update on their systems in order to protect their data against a potential widespread attack....
13:34, 05/15/2019

Microsoft, Adobe and SAP are making progress in their campaign against Salesforce Adobe, Microsoft and SAP are pointing to more customers for their Open Data Initiative, which frees data from normally siloed software and puts them together for enrichment....
17:34, 07/15/2019

Microsoft Word smashes billion installs on Android Microsoft Word has been downloaded and installed more than one billion times on Google Play, joining a very small club of non-Google or Facebook-owned apps that have hit that target. What makes t...
17:34, 07/15/2019

Microsoft partners with distillery to create world’s first AI whiskey Microsoft has helped distill the first-ever whiskey that has been developed by artificial intelligence. The tech giant, which is usually associated with more sober products, teamed up with a Swedish w...
20:00, 05/14/2019

How Microsoft hopes to preserve privacy while gathering AR map data Researchers at Microsoft detail an attack vector for augmented reality map data, and a method that might help to preserve privacy in those same maps.Read More...
20:00, 06/13/2019

Microsoft’s AI generates realistic speech with only 200 training samples In a newly published paper, Microsoft researchers describe a state-of-the-art AI speech system that needs only 200 samples to achieve high accuracy.Read More...
18:51, 05/23/2019

Microsoft's dual-screen tablet could run Android apps Microsoft could release a radically different Surface as early as the first half of 2020. Rumors about a dual-screen tablet have been circulating since last year, and the company reportedly showed a s...
17:00, 06/24/2019

Deal: Grab Microsoft's premium Surface Headphones for $100 off Microsoft made a risky move when it decided to launch the Surface Headphones, a premium product that directly competes with the likes of Sony WH-1000XM3 and Bose QC35 II headphones when it comes to pr...
20:34, 06/15/2019

Microsoft releases two new Windows 10 19H2 test builds Microsoft is adding some minor new features to its latest Windows 10 19H2 test builds, but only some Slow Ring testers will see them right off the bat. Here's why....
10:51, 08/09/2019

Microsoft, Sony partner on streaming games, chips and AI Microsoft Corp and Sony Corp on Thursday said they struck a strategic partnership in which Sony would use Microsoft's cloud for streaming games and media and the two would work together to develop new...
19:34, 05/16/2019

Microsoft closes its 'specialty stores' in mall kiosks Microsoft has closed its remaining specialty stores, or in-mall kiosks, and appears to be consolidating its retail presence around full-fledged brick-and-mortar stores....
21:34, 06/04/2019

The Morning After: Microsoft's cheaper 15-inch Surface Book 2 Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Hey there! The birthplace of Juul (and many other players in the vape world) is closing in on an e-cigarette ban, and while Adam Sandler remains one of Netflix&#...
20:00, 06/20/2019

Microsoft Flight Simulator’s Insider Program is go for takeoff Microsoft Flight Simulator has a new development roadmap now that the publisher has opened up the game's Insiders Program, which you can sign up for now.Read More...
21:00, 08/16/2019

Microsoft Launches Programme to Preserve Cultural Heritage Using AI Microsoft said it will "use AI to work with non-profits, universities and governments around the world to help preserve the languages we speak, the places we live and the artefacts we treasure."...
23:17, 07/12/2019

Deal: Microsoft Surface Pro 6 is up to $300 off on Amazon (multiple models) Microsoft newest Surface Pro 2-in-1 laptop is getting massive discounts on Amazon, but none of the deals includes any accessories. If you want a brand new device that you can use as a laptop, you shou...
09:51, 06/12/2019

Microsoft warns wormable Windows bug could lead to another WannaCry (credit: Pixabay) Microsoft is warning that the Internet could see another exploit with the magnitude of the WannaCry attack that shut down computers all over the world two years ago unless people p...
03:00, 05/15/2019

Canada says Microsoft and Facebook will do more to help ensure security of election Microsoft Corp and Facebook Inc have agreed to help boost the security of Canada's October election by removing fake accounts and cracking down on bots, a top government official said on Monday....
22:51, 05/27/2019

Microsoft is shutting down its internet board and card games Microsoft has already given users of older Windows versions some not-so-subtle hints that it's time to move on. Now, it's giving them more of a push by removing things dear to their hearts:...
01:51, 07/15/2019

Microsoft is testing a major change to Windows keyboards Microsoft is apparently considering adding a dedicated Office key to keyboards, and the move is absolutely brilliant if you think about it. Microsoft’s productivity suite is one of the company&r...
04:34, 06/19/2019

Microsoft says its Teams app is bigger than Slack and growing faster The success of Teams, at least in relation to Slack, is an example of how Microsoft can make hits out of young products just by distributing it to its large collection of customers....
21:34, 07/11/2019

Bill Gates' biggest mistake at Microsoft? Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates says letting Google’s Android platform become dominant was his “biggest mistake” at the company.       ...
17:34, 06/25/2019

Microsoft’s next Xbox is coming in 2020 with 8K graphics and SSD storage At its E3 briefing today, Microsoft announced Project Scarlett, the working name for its next-generation Xbox game console – and it sounds like it’s going to be a real powerhouse. I don’t mean to use ...
11:00, 06/10/2019

Microsoft E3 2019 live blog: we're here and ready for the Xbox Two We're live from the Microsoft Xbox E3 2019 conference at Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles. We'll be bringing you all the biggest Xbox news and announcements as they happen. So what are ...
01:00, 06/10/2019

Piecing together Microsoft's 'people-centric' computing strategy Microsoft's vision for how it can put people at the center of its future computing experiences pulls together everything from its coming Fluid Framework to more collaboration-friendly devices and furn...
01:51, 05/09/2019

Microsoft wants to close the UWP, Win32 divide with 'Windows Apps' Is Microsoft's UWP going away? Is the Microsoft Store on its way out? Microsoft Corporate VP Kevin Gallo explains the latest twists in Microsoft's long and winding Windows developer platform strategy....
00:00, 05/09/2019

Microsoft's Focus on Big Customers Propels Cloud Sales Microsoft’s bet on delivering business software over the internet is paying off, thanks to the tech giant’s ability to understand the needs of its corporate customers and help them adjust to a rapidly...
10:51, 07/24/2019

Microsoft wants to make Mixer less toxic – but is it enough to beat Twitch? Microsoft has announced measures it’s adding to its Twitch competitor Mixer to tackle the toxicity that can sometimes feel prevalent in the gaming community – especially when it comes to...
13:00, 07/24/2019

Sony blindsides PS5 team with news of Microsoft partnership The team-up announced last week between gaming’s eternal blood rivals, Microsoft and Sony, came as a surprise to many — including, apparently, Sony’s PlayStation team. Other industry whispers suggest ...
00:00, 05/21/2019

Microsoft Working on Cloud OS Restore Feature for Windows 10 Microsoft is testing a way to facilitate Cloud-based downloading of the Windows 10 operating system (OS). The "Cloud download" feature has not been made available for public testing as yet....
06:17, 08/02/2019

Head in the cloud(s): the return of Microsoft Flight Simulator An unexpected revamp of Microsoft’s classic flying simulator could usher in a new era of cloud function for gamesFlight Simulator was once one of the jewels in Microsoft’s crown, as close to synonymou...
00:17, 07/25/2019

Microsoft brings tracking prevention to its Edge browser Recently Mozilla has updated Firefox with features that block companies from tracking you across different websites, and now Microsoft is testing similar tech in its Chromium-based Edge browser. Insid...
09:17, 06/28/2019

Inside the 'Bat Cave' Where Microsoft's Top-Secret Presentations are Designed Microsoft established 'Bat Cave' shortly after Satya Nadella was appointed as the CEO to modernise the development of on-stage presentations and demos....
23:17, 06/06/2019

E3 2019: all the news from Microsoft's Xbox conference - as it happened At its E3 2019 press conference, Microsoft showed a raft of new games and announced a release date for its next-generation console, Project Scarlett. Here’s all the news. 11.06pm BST Alright, that’s m...
01:17, 06/10/2019

New Microsoft patent teases Surface Pro 7 with USB Type-C – finally Microsoft's presumed Surface Pro 7 could take the product line's accolades to the new level with the long-awaited inclusion of a USB Type-C port, based on details in a patent discovered by W...
04:34, 05/25/2019

Microsoft agrees to pay $25M to settle Hungary bribery case Software and tech giant Microsoft has agreed to pay more than $25 million to settle a Hungarian bribery case, the U.S. Justice Department announced Monday....
00:00, 07/23/2019

News roundup: Microsoft Build, Google I/O, and SAP Sapphire Karen Roby gives a snapshot of this week's news coverage on TechRepublic and ZDNet. The stories include three major conferences, a telecom data breach, and the number of CIOs implementing AI....
22:34, 05/09/2019

News Roundup: Microsoft Build, Google I/O, Sapphire Karen Roby gives us a snapshot of the news covered this week on TechRepublic and ZDNet. The stories include 3 major conferences, a telecommunications data breach and a look at the amount of CIO's impl...
22:34, 05/09/2019

xCloud, Microsoft’s answer to PlayStation Now, can stream 3,500 games While Microsoft’s game-streaming service isn’t ready for primetime yet, it’s further along than anyone thought: Project xCloud, which is currently being beta tested by Microsoft e...
04:34, 05/25/2019

New Microsoft Flight Simulator Looks Uncannily Like Real Life Announced today and releasing in 2020, the upcoming Microsoft Flight Simulator looks greater than fiction. Apparently, its hyper-realistic graphics are a product of AI technology and satellite data....
04:51, 06/10/2019

Microsoft launches Azure cloud services for AI and blockchain Microsoft has announced a series of new Azure services and developer technologies ahead of its Build conference next week that will make it easier for developers to to create new AI, mixed reality, Io...
21:17, 05/03/2019

Microsoft will pay $25 million to settle Hungary bribery charges Microsoft is on the hook at home for alleged crimes abroad. The company has agreed to pay about $25 million in settlements with both the Justice Department and SEC over charges that its Hungary subsi...
11:34, 07/23/2019

Microsoft starts rolling out Windows 10 May 2019 Update Microsoft started rolling out the Windows 10 May 2019 Update on May 21, 2019. The company also launched a Windows health dashboard to track its progress.Read More...
02:34, 05/22/2019

Microsoft Will Pay Out $26 Million in Settlement Over Hungarian Bribery Scheme Microsoft will pay out $26 million in a settlement to resolve charges that its staff bribed government officials in Hungary, the Washington Post reported on Monday, with President and Chief Legal Offi...
14:00, 07/23/2019

Microsoft unveils new Xbox console to be released next year The device will be four times more powerful than the Xbox One X console and be powered by an Advanced Micro Devices chip, the company said during its Xbox E3 conference in Los Angeles....
02:51, 06/10/2019

Best Buy outdoes itself and Microsoft by offering the highest Surface Pro 6 discounts ever For the umpteenth time in the last few months, the popular Surface Pro 6 tablet is on sale from Microsoft at a cool $200 discount in multiple configurations. But at the exact same time, Best Buy is of...
09:51, 06/07/2019

Microsoft releases first test version of its Edge browser for Mac Last month, Microsoft released a preview of its new, Chromium-powered Edge browser for Windows 10. Now, you can test drive the browser with macOS, too. For the most part, the macOS Canary build comes ...
02:17, 05/21/2019

Microsoft is finally bringing full Linux to Windows 10 Linux could soon be coming to your desktop after Microsoft revealed plans to ship a full Linux kernel directly in Windows 10.In great news for open-source fans, the computing giant has said it will lo...
15:34, 05/07/2019