Internet news

Google, Microsoft, Qualcomm Working on Chrome for Windows 10 on ARM: Report

Samsung and Lenovo both have unveiled Snapdragon 850 laptops recently, and in order to make these Qualcomm Snapdragon laptops compatible with all Windows apps, Microsoft announced Visual Studio 15.9 last week. This offers developers an SDK and tools for creating 64-bit ARM (ARM64) apps. The Microsoft Store also began accepting submissions for apps built for […]

Apps

Microsoft’s Emoji8 App Can Evaluate How Well You Imitate Emoji

Microsoft has launched a new app called Emoji8 that allows users to compare their own facial expressions to emojis and get evaluated with scores. “Emoji8 uses Windows Machine Learning (ML) to evaluate your facial expressions while you imitate a random selection of emojis. You can play on the app even when you don’t have an […]

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Microsoft Acquires Conversational AI, Bot Development Firm Xoxco

Microsoft has announced to acquire a conversational artificial intelligence (AI) and bot development company Xoxco for an undisclosed sum. Texas-based Xoxco has been paving the way in conversational AI since 2013 and was responsible for the creation of Howdy, the first commercially available bot for Slack that helps schedule meetings. “It also developed Botkit which provides the […]

Games

Microsoft to Launch Disc-Less Xbox One for Under $200 in 2019: Report

Microsoft may launch a disc-less Xbox One₹ 4,599 in 2019 according to sources familiar with the company’s plans. In addition to forsaking physical media, it also plans to allow Xbox One owners to trade in their existing games on disc for digital downloads. The reason for such a drastic move is to get the price of the […]

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Microsoft Doesn’t Use Customers’ Data for Profit: Satya Nadella

In an apparent jibe against rivals Google and Facebook, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has said the company doesn’t use customers’ personal data for profit unlike some other firms. In an interview with The Times on Monday, Nadella said the company “had chosen not to squeeze the last drop of revenue from the troves of user data on its Bing search engine and the LinkedIn social network, […]

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Microsoft Completes $7.5 Billion Acquisition of GitHub

Microsoft has closed its $7.5 billion (roughly Rs. 55,000 crores) acquisition of GitHub, a leading software development platform which brings more than 31 million developers to create, collaborate, share and build on each other’s work. Nat Friedman, former CEO of Xamarin (acquired by Microsoft in 2016), is taking over as GitHub’s CEO, Microsoft said in a statement […]

Apps

Microsoft Removes Fake Bing Ad for Chrome That Potentially Contained Malware

Redmond giant Microsoft has now removed a fake Bing ad that claimed to be a Chrome download link, but was instead a deceptive one that perhaps installed malware on to your device. This fake link was the top result when users search for keywords like ‘download Chrome’ on the Edge browser. The link takes users […]

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Microsoft, Amazon Pledge to Work With Pentagon Following Anonymous Online Rebukes

Microsoft executives launched a spirited defence of their work with the US military on Friday in a blog post authored by company president Brad Smith, who pledged to work with Pentagon as it embarks on a multi-billion-dollar effort to build advanced artificial intelligence capabilities into its operations. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos offered a similar statement last week at a conference in […]

Computer

Windows 10 October 2018 Update Hit by ZIP File Bug Spotted Months Before Release

Windows 10 October 2018 Update’s launch was rocky to say the least, with bugs popping up immediately after release, and one severe enough to delete user data upon installation. This caused Microsoft to suspend the rollout until it could fix the issue, and industry-wide outrage at the lack of quality control on part of the Redmond giant in fixing bugs that had already […]

Android

Cortana Version 3.0 With UI Tweaks, New Utility Features Out in Beta for Android, iOS Users

Microsoft has announced plans for a big update to Cortanafor Android and iOS users. The company is looking to bring an overhauled UI, the ability to join Skype or Teams meetings via Cortana, and new podcast and music connections as well. This is all going to roll out with Cortana version 3.0, but the company is first […]