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Windows Phone Not A Priority For Microsoft This Year
- April 04, 2016

Microsoft also detailed Microsoft Cognitive Services, a set of APIs that developers can use to create machine learning features within their own apps. Some Twitter users seized on this vulnerability, turning the naive chat bot into a racist troll. Microsoft also revealed that Windows 10, which launched late last July, has now been downloaded onto more than 270 million devices, making it the most rapidly adopted Windows OS in the company's history. (more...)
Microsoft to introduce ad-blocker in Edge web browser
- April 04, 2016

Note that not all of the new partners have their extensions available quite yet, and you'll need the preview version of Edge to try extensions for the next little bit. Users can install AdBlock Plus to block advertisements from displaying on a website. Blocking ads has always been a contentious topic as it leads to millions of dollars' worth of losses to the ad agencies every year. (more...)
Oculus Confirms Developers Can Release Games on Other Platforms
- April 04, 2016

The first units of the Oculus Rift , a headset that promises to be the leading edge in virtual reality content, were shipped March 28, but many reviewers say don't rush out and buy one just yet. "The Oculus has some advantages here: first to market never hurts, and Oculus still seems to retain a significant mindshare advantage by being the first of these modern VR headsets to go public", the publication wrote. (more...)
Microsoft bringing Android notifications to Windows 10 PCs
- April 04, 2016

The company has said that it will not be able to because of restrictions on the iOS. Microsoft recently shut down an experimental Internet bot called "Tay" after some Twitter users taught it to make offensive statements. However, Windows 10 Mobile devices, which are already somewhat of an endangered species, will also have access to the functionality. Microsoft yesterday announced at the ongoing conference that the anniversary update for Windows 10 will be available later this summer in all ... (more...)
Microsoft Wants Us All to Have Access to Bot Butlers
- April 03, 2016

Microsoft wants people to have more intelligent conversations with their computers. The software is available to all through the Developer Mode on Windows Settings and it is not a virtual machine. On the bot front, Microsoft is providing the ability to build not just plain text bots, but also bots that can interact with users via video, animations and ultimately holograms via Microsoft's HoloLens mixed-reality goggles. (more...)
Welcome to Virtual Reality Week
- April 03, 2016

With the amount of effort the company had put into bringing exposure during the time before the launch, it seems that the launch itself was rather anticlimactic. As Oculus Rift founder Palmer Luckey announced on Twitter , he said "Shipping update: Kickstarter Rifts will start arriving Monday, pre-orders start shipping mid-week (likely Wed) and will arrive this week too". (more...)
Late Oculus Rift shipments due to 'unexpected component shortages'
- April 03, 2016

The end of March was supposed to be the beginning of a new era: Oculus Rift was said to be launching on March 28, with first units shipping to guys who were so fast to obtain it in the few months after the release date announcement. While pre-orders for the Oculus Rift are now shipping, many customers have found themselves frustrated thanks to delayed delivery estimates for recent orders. (more...)
How Will Tesla's Model 3 Launch Affect Other Automakers?
- April 03, 2016

The Model 3 is expected to hit dealerships next year starting from $35,000, with about 115,000 units already ordered during the first 24 hours after people put an upfront of $1,000 each. LG Display will supply information displays for Tesla Motors' new Model 3 sedans, a person with direct knowledge of the matter said, grabbing a key contract for centre consoles from another supplier. (more...)
Oculus Rift Is Here: What the Critics Are Saying
- April 03, 2016

At the forefront of this excitement has always been Oculus Rift, which kicked off what many are calling the VR revolution with a seemingly tiny Kickstarter campaign back in 2012. If you want to invite me over to prove me wrong I'll happily oblige - hell, we'll probably have an absolute blast - but I'll still have a sense of smug satisfaction on the way home knowing my console is VR-free. (more...)
Windows 10 reaches 270 million users, says Microsoft Windows 10 reaches 270 million users, says Microsoft
- April 03, 2016

For anyone with a Windows 10 Mobile phone it is marginally more useful thanks to notification sharing, and this feature is due to expand to Android users as well. The giant announced new additions to the Cortana Intelligence Suite , formerly known as the Cortana Analytics Suite, which is powered by cutting-edge research into big data, machine learning, perception, analytics and intelligent bots . (more...)
Samsung Flow helps Windows 10 tablet work better with Galaxy Android devices Samsung Flow helps Windows 10 tablet work better with Galaxy Android devices
- April 02, 2016

The newest flagship phone from LG is reportedly coming to a smaller carrier, US Cellular. Samsung Galaxy S7 edge produces mostly punchy images with great contrast and high dynamic range but there is an artifact visible in low light, the only flip side of this camera. (more...)
Tesla launches Model 3 - Meet the EV for the masses
- April 02, 2016

Entrepreneur Elon Musk unveiled the latest vehicular wonder Thursday night from his electric auto manufacturer, Tesla , at a hotly-anticipated presentation in Hawthorne, California: the Model 3 . At the end of the drivetrain, you get to select either the base model rear-wheel-drive configuration or all-wheel-drive. Tesla says that deliveries will first commence on the West Coast and then follow to East Coast in USA. (more...)
Samsung launches new smartphone-Samsung Galaxy J3 in India Samsung launches new smartphone-Samsung Galaxy J3 in India
- April 02, 2016

The caller can choose to press 1 to express urgency to speak to the biker. Speaking on the launch, Asim Warsi. senior vice president , Samsung India Electronics said "Samsung is constantly in the pursuit of meaningful innovations that make people's lives better". (more...)
Microsoft Announces New Developer Tools at Build 2016 Microsoft Announces New Developer Tools at Build 2016
- April 02, 2016

Microsoft yesterday announced at the ongoing conference that the anniversary update for Windows 10 will be available later this summer in all the 13 countries and along with features innovations for Windows Ink , Cortana, Windows Hello and gaming. (more...)
Hulu, Nickelodeon, and NASCAR will make Windows 10 apps for Xbox One
- April 02, 2016

Microsoft yesterday announced Windows 10 Anniversary Update at its BUILD keynote. With the feature for Android devices, is Microsoft also planning to push it out to iPhones and iPads? Dubbed the "Anniversary Update", the free Windows 10 update will support biometric authentication, add Windows Ink, and an improved Cortana. (more...)
Bots are the new apps: Microsoft reveals how Cortana interacts with Bots
- April 02, 2016

Cortana is one of Microsoft's key focuses this year, and the personal assistant is set to receive more features with the upcoming Anniversary Update for Windows 10. With Cortana integration, Skype will let you identify some new persons, places and things right from your messages. Microsoft has announced their Windows 10 Anniversary update at their Build 2016 developer conference. (more...)
FCC won't probe Netflix for throttling video over wireless networks FCC won't probe Netflix for throttling video over wireless networks
- April 02, 2016

Last week, Netflix disclosed that is has capped video on AT&T and Verizon wireless networks for several years at 600 kilobits per second, "in an effort to protect our members from overage charges when they exceed mobile-data caps", according to a company spokeswoman. (more...)
Grieving father begs Apple to unlock dead son's iPhone
- April 02, 2016

The design is nothing new , with little difference on the outside from the iPhone 5S, but it's what's on the inside that counts. Apple began shipping the iPhone SE earlier than scheduled so as to secure sales being recorded for their current quarter to offset slower demand of the other iPhone models. (more...)
Mobile Expected To Carry iPhone SE, 9.7-inch iPad Pro Mobile Expected To Carry iPhone SE, 9.7-inch iPad Pro
- April 02, 2016

In short, Apple wants users to know that good things come in small packages at Apple . Despite looking a lot like an iPhone 4, the iPhone SE offers a cheaper option for those looking to grab an iPhone, but don't quite fancy a device with a 5-inch+ screen. (more...)
Microsoft Brings Bash to Windows 10 Microsoft Brings Bash to Windows 10
- April 02, 2016

The function will work through the new Linux subsystem being developed for the Windows 10. Microsoft is planning to bring this notification support to a "future version of Windows", so it's likely this will arrive with the Anniversary Update to Windows 10 this summer. (more...)

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