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Tags results for 'Microsoft'

Android captures record 81% global market, Windows Phone is growing

Posted in Software on 1st Nov, 2013 12:47 AM
by AlexMuller
Global phone shipments are over 418 million, smartphone shipments hit a record 250 million, and Android has captured a record 81 percent global market share.

Google to block Windows users from installing browser extensions not in Chrome Web Store

Posted in Business on 8th Nov, 2013 04:39 AM
by AlexMuller
Google is locking down Chrome to keep users safe from malicious extensions.

NSA tracking hundreds of millions of mobile phones

Posted in Software on 6th Dec, 2013 12:36 AM
by AlexMuller
The data is said to help the NSA track individuals, and map who they know, to aid the agency's anti-terror work.

International authors launch petition calling for end to mass surveillance

Posted in Online on 11th Dec, 2013 10:58 PM
by AlexMuller
562 of the world's authors, including five Nobel Prize laureates, came together to call for sweeping surveillance reform in the wake of the ongoing spying scandal.

Google dethrones Apple to become most talked about company of 2013

Posted in Business on 28th Dec, 2013 04:09 AM
by AlexMuller
Google dethroned Apple in 2013 and became the most talked about company in terms of global media attention.

Google's Chromebook sales surge during holidays, raising big questions for Microsoft

Posted in Business on 30th Dec, 2013 02:27 AM
by AlexMuller
Chromebooks, the minimalist laptops powered by Google’s Chrome operating system, exploded onto the market share this year.

Skype group video calling is finally free for everyone

Posted in Online on 28th Apr, 2014 09:56 PM
by AlexMuller
While rival services like Google Hangouts have long offered free group video calling, Microsoft is catching up to the competition and finally making Skype group video calling free.

Apple dethroned by Google as world's most valuable brand

Posted in Business on 21st May, 2014 07:08 PM
by AlexMuller
Apple's brand value fell by 20 percent, according to a survey by Millward Brown research company.

Microsoft turns Skype into a universal translator

Posted in Online on 30th May, 2014 01:32 AM
by AlexMuller
On Star Trek, it’s understood that no two alien species speak the same language. And yet, when Captain Kirk hails the Vulcan ship, it seems that everyone is speaking English.

Microsoft working on Alice-band device to help blind

Posted in Business on 15th Jul, 2014 01:43 AM
by AlexMuller
Microsoft has been working on a device like an Alice band that could help blind people "see" things around them.

Microsoft Research demos Project Adam, machine-learning object-recognition software

Posted in Software on 19th Jul, 2014 12:12 AM
by AlexMuller
The goal of Project Adam is to enable software to visually recognize any object.

Microsoft to reveal skype real time translation on calls at the end of 2014

Posted in Business on 30th Aug, 2014 09:36 PM
by AlexMuller
Microsoft to reveal skype real time translation on calls at the end of 2014

Microsoft set to buy Minecraft's developer Mojang, say reports

Posted in Games on 10th Sep, 2014 11:06 PM
by AlexMuller
It has been suggested that Mojang might sell for more than $2bn (£1.2bn).

The Future Of AI Will Be Stacked

Posted in Software on 20th Oct, 2014 01:21 AM
by AlexMuller
It’s reasonable to expect that major players like Apple, IBM, Google and Microsoft will lead a fierce consolidation effort for the AI market over the next five years.

The latest innovations from Microsoft's media event:

Posted in Software on 22nd Jan, 2015 05:53 PM
by AlexMuller
Windows 10 to get 'holographic' headset (Hololens) and Cortana artificial intelligence.

Microsoft researchers say their newest deep learning system beats humans, and Google

Posted in Software on 11th Feb, 2015 06:44 PM
by AlexMuller
The AI got a 4.94 error rate for image classification in the ImageNet data set compared with a 5.1 percent error rate for humans.

Deep Learning is About to Go Mainstream

Posted in Business on 24th Feb, 2015 11:30 PM
by AlexMuller
Artificial intelligence technology is increasingly being embedded into other systems from marketing, to health applications and the list continues to expand.

Apple isn’t just satisfied reinventing health care, it’s targeting clinical trials as well​

Posted in Business on 26th Mar, 2015 12:32 AM
by AlexMuller
The tech industry now sees medicine as the next frontier for exponential growth.

Microsoft bought Minecraft for HoloLens, Nadella says

Posted in Games on 2nd May, 2015 11:39 PM
by AlexMuller
HoloLens is an augmented-reality head-mounted display that puts “holograms” right in the real world that you can interact with and walk around.

Microsoft's HoloLens Will Put Realistic 3D People in Your Living Room

Posted in Hardware on 22nd May, 2015 11:06 AM
by AlexMuller
The HoloLens augmented-reality headset projects believable images of people into real settings.

OculusVR and Xbox team up for consumer virtual reality

Posted in Games on 12th Jun, 2015 01:27 AM
by AlexMuller
Oculus VR has shown off the version of its virtual reality headset that will be sold to consumers, and revealed it will come with an Xbox One controller.

$500K and HoloLens development kits to make holographic computing useful

Posted in Software on 7th Jul, 2015 01:20 AM
by AlexMuller
Microsoft will give out $100,000 and two HoloLens development kits for the five best proposals from U.S. researchers.

Google says it uses AI to catch 99.9 percent of email spam

Posted in Business on 11th Jul, 2015 11:31 PM
by AlexMuller
About a decade ago, spam brought email to near-ruin: The contest to save your inbox was on.

US firms to commit $140B to address climate change

Posted in Business on 30th Jul, 2015 02:02 AM
by AlexMuller
Giants including Apple, Google, Microsoft, Berkshire Hathaway and Goldman Sachs are looking to invest at least $140B to shrink their carbon footprints.

Microsoft's HoloLens will ship to developers 'within the next year'

Posted in Business on 1st Aug, 2015 10:54 PM
by AlexMuller
Satya Nadella said that the first developer version of the hologram-projecting device will come out 'within the next year' and will be focused around developers and enterprises.

Microsoft patent lets Kinect make a physical 3D model of your face

Posted in Software on 12th Sep, 2015 04:11 AM
by AlexMuller
Microsoft has been granted a patent for tech that converts the 3D scan data collected by the Kinect gaming sensor into a real physical replica of the scanned object.

Microsoft and Code.org launch Minecraft tutorial to teach kids how to code

Posted in Games on 17th Nov, 2015 01:31 AM
by AlexMuller
Microsoft has announced a partnership with Code.org that will see Minecraft arrive on the education agenda.

Minecraft to launch education edition

Posted in Games on 19th Jan, 2016 09:31 PM
by AlexMuller
More than 7,000 classrooms around the world already use Minecraft in some form.

Minecraft to run artificial intelligence experiments

Posted in Games on 14th Mar, 2016 04:50 PM
by AlexMuller
Minecraft is to become a testing ground for artificial intelligence experiments.

Microsoft shuts Twitter AI bot after it learns racism from Twitter users

Posted in Software on 25th Mar, 2016 04:40 PM
by AlexMuller
Microsoft launched an AI on Twitter for a playful chat with people, only to silence it within 24 hours as users started sharing racist and offensive comments with the bot.

Build 2016: Microsoft proposes helper bot boom

Posted in Business on 31st Mar, 2016 09:23 AM
by AlexMuller
Social bots are automated programs that can chat to users in a humanlike way.

Microsoft to open Minecraft education edition for all schools in June, free on the early access program

Posted in Games on 14th Apr, 2016 07:34 PM
by AlexMuller
A new Minecraft made for teaching kids.

Minecraft surpasses 100M copies sold as it continues conquering the world of gaming

Posted in Games on 3rd Jun, 2016 12:34 AM
by AlexMuller
One of the best-selling games ever made, and it still has a ton of momentum.

Minecraft vr is the first stop on the road to the metaverse

Posted in Games on 18th Jun, 2016 10:50 PM
by AlexMuller
It will let users create virtual worlds, and interactive spaces without any coding, which can be immediately experienced by themselves and their friends using GearVR.

Microsoft CEO: Chatbots will 'fundamentally revolutionize' computing

Posted in Software on 14th Jul, 2016 05:05 PM
by AlexMuller
In time, human language will be taught to all computers and become “the new interface.”

Microsoft aims to 'solve' cancer within 10 years by 'reprogramming' diseased cells

Posted in Business on 21st Sep, 2016 06:36 PM
by AlexMuller
MS aims to 'solve the problem of cancer' within a decade by using computer science to crack the code of diseased cells.

Minecraft VR demos hit Microsoft's stores to promote Virtual Reality

Posted in Games on 1st Oct, 2016 02:48 PM
by AlexMuller
Minecraft is one of the biggest properties in the world. And that means it could attract even more attention to the burgeoning VR medium.

Microsoft Launches Project Hanover to 'Solve' Cancer

Posted in Medicine on 26th Oct, 2016 02:44 PM
by AlexMuller
Project Hanover is ambitious: To use AI and personalized medicine to revolutionize the way that science, medicine and biology interact to bring about a cure for cancers.

Cray and Microsoft accelerate deep learning training to minutes instead of weeks

Posted in Business on 12th Dec, 2016 02:35 PM
by AlexMuller
A team of researchers have been working on a project to speed up the use of deep learning algorithms on supercomputers.

Microsoft: 'Our Computer Vision Algorithms Have Surpassed Humans'

Posted in Software on 15th Dec, 2016 04:12 PM
by AlexMuller
The company is collaborating with leaders in a variety of areas to work towards the democratization of AI.

Apple, Samsung and Microsoft react to Wikileaks' CIA dump

Posted in Online on 9th Mar, 2017 12:01 AM
by Alex Muller
Allegations the CIA had developed ways to listen in on smartphone and smart TV microphones.

Microsoft will use Tobii’s eye tracking in Windows 10

Posted in Software on 2nd Aug, 2017 02:58 PM
by Alex Muller
Tobii has pioneered technology that lets you control a computer with your eyes, and today it is announcing that it will collaborate to bring eye tracking to Microsoft’s Windows.

Microsoft just officially listed AI as one of its top priorities, replacing mobile

Posted in Business on 4th Aug, 2017 12:21 PM
by Alex Muller
The change comes after Microsoft formed the Artificial Intelligence and Research group.

Microsoft unveils Brainwave, a system for running super-fast AI

Posted in Business on 23rd Aug, 2017 12:57 PM
by Alex Muller
Microsoft made a splash in the world of AI hardware with a new system for doing high-speed, low-latency serving of machine learning models.

China’s AI experts can beat Google and Microsoft at their own game by 2030

Posted in Software on 28th Aug, 2017 04:16 AM
by Alex Muller
China is capable of global AI leadership, but it will require a change in mindset to carry out and support groundbreaking research.

One year later, Microsoft AI and Research grows to 8k people in massive bet on artificial intelligence

Posted in Software on 23rd Sep, 2017 08:22 AM
by Alex Muller
Gates had the goal that computers would someday be able to see, hear, communicate and understand humans and their environment.

Microsoft acquires financially troubled social virtual reality app AltspaceVR

Posted in Software on 4th Oct, 2017 12:26 PM
by Alex Muller
The VR networking app allows users across headset and web platforms to join 3D chat rooms to play games, watch videos and attend events.

Microsoft Wants to Diagnose Disease By Building Massive Database of the Human Immune System

Posted in Software on 13th Jan, 2018 09:37 AM
by Alex Muller
In your immune system is a record of virtually every health threat that you’ve ever encountered.

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