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Microsoft buys LinkedIn for £18bn
- June 20, 2016

Nadella also said he thought LinkedIn would be a good fit for Microsoft's business software packages like Office, helping bring businesses and professionals together to encourage collaboration - which has been a major focus of Microsoft with recent software releases. (more...)
Release Date Set for October 13th
- June 20, 2016

Also confirmed was an X-Wing VR Mission for Star Wars Battlefront. That includes games both made specifically for the VR experience as well as those that have shared non-VR gameplay. We knew that, but official re-confirmation is always nice. That's what PS VR will do, immersing you in the game with an unparalleled sense of presence. (more...)
Software giants enter marijuana trade, legally — Udta Microsoft Software giants enter marijuana trade, legally — Udta Microsoft
- June 19, 2016

As more and more states across the U.S. begin to legalize marijuana use, it's becoming apparent to big businesses that there are profits to be made in the industry. In a statement to The Independent, a Microsoft spokesperson said that the company is supporting government customers and partners to help them their mission. (more...)
At E3 2016, Sony shines spotlight on PlayStation VR
- June 19, 2016

We now know the Sony VR solution will be showing up in October, with a number of interesting games and IPs in tow. However, many might have to wait in order to own Sony's virtual reality headset even after its launch. Instead, Sony showed off such titles as the zombie drama "Days Gone ", android detective tale "Detroit: Become Human ", the long-awaited puzzler " The Last Guardian ", and a Norse mythology-inspired version of "God of War ". (more...)
Tesla: Model S suspension systems have no safety problems
- June 19, 2016

Tesla officials called the allegations "preposterous", and said they would never ask customers for such things. The revision of the agreements was earlier reported by Automotive News . This wording could potentially preclude any owner who signs from informing the relevant government authorities, such as NHTSA in the States, about a safety-related issue relating to the Model S. (more...)
Windows 10 Anniversary Update SDK preview build 14366 released Windows 10 Anniversary Update SDK preview build 14366 released
- June 19, 2016

Naturally, this means new builds released to Windows Insiders won't offer any significant new features, but they will contain important fixes, general improvements and welcome performance boosts. At the moment, the tool can be downloaded via a link embedded in a long message on Microsoft's support forum ; the message appears in Edge after clicking a new link in the Settings panel under the "Update & Security" item's "Recovery" option. (more...)
Google starts search for top AI talent at new lab in Switzerland Google starts search for top AI talent at new lab in Switzerland
- June 19, 2016

The new hub, based at the company's Zurich office , allows analysts to focus on machine learning, natural-language processing and understanding, and machine perception . Google also informed that why it took initiative to have a research center in Europe because world's top technical universities reside in Europe. (more...)
Resident Evil 7 Horror Makes Us Forget RE2 Remake Resident Evil 7 Horror Makes Us Forget RE2 Remake
- June 18, 2016

VR games are very immersive and not everyone can handle being in a VR world, especially, if you are playing a horror game. Resident Evil 7 is now confirmed for PC, PS4 and Xbox One and set to launch on January 24th, 2017. Over the last few days, it's also been confiremd that videogames writer Richard Pearsey is the game's main writer. This is due to the backlash of the predecessor, " Resident Evil 6 ", where the game became like an action movie and relied on quick time gameplay such ... (more...)
Volkswagen to launch more electric cars after diesel scandal
- June 18, 2016

To support that ambitious plan, the company wants to increase its in-house expertise in battery technology. "Certainly electric vehicles are coming", Nerad said . Volkswagen lost a part of its market share as evidence surfaced that the company tweaked the vehicle emissions goals. This strategy soon fell flat when the agencies discovered that the engine control software turned the emission controls on when the vehicle was on a test and it turned them off during regular driving conditions. (more...)
Apple unveils iOS 10, macOS Sierra, watchOS 3 at WWDC 2016
- June 18, 2016

Many of these updates to the iOS platform were anticipated, but another Apple announcement showed the company's determination to catch up to its competitors in the digital assistant market. When users log into the company's iCloud app from their iPhone , iPad, or even Windows, their files are ready for them. According to screenshots shared by MacRumors , iOS 10 will optimize storage on your iPhone by removing music that have not been played for a long time. (more...)
Microsoft Touts Smaller, Faster Xbox One
- June 18, 2016

The new device is 40% smaller than its predecessor, despite having a built-in power transformer, and is finished in a color that Microsoft is calling Robot White . Project Scorpio used to power VR games. The Xbox One S will be available from August, and up to 2TB of storage is available. He continued talking about the hardware inside of Scorpio, saying that it would not have been possible to have a true 4K-capable console with all of the right hardware this year. (more...)
Playstation 4 Neo: Sony Not Throwing Old Customers Under The Bus
- June 18, 2016

Sony confirmed Monday it will launch its virtual reality headset on October 13, with 50 games slated to release between day one and the end of the year. On Facebook , EB Games said it has received extra stock for its initial allocation, but that it expects to sell out quickly. This unique little box allows the player to connect the VR headset to a television's HDMI port, allowing other people to see what the person is playing. (more...)
What does Microsoft's LinkedIn buy mean for the channel? What does Microsoft's LinkedIn buy mean for the channel?
- June 18, 2016

LinkedIn had just given a lower-than-expected revenue forecast that caused its stock to fall more than 40 percent in a day. Goldman Sachs analyst Heath Terry and team downgraded LinkedIn to Neutral and set their price target at $203 per share, from their previous target of $162. (more...)
Microsoft tests new tool to remove OEM crapware
- June 18, 2016

Microsoft released new test builds of Windows 10 "Redstone" - a k a the Anniversary Update - to Fast Ring testers late on June 14. You find the option in the Settings application under Update & Security Recovery. Microsoft issued build 14342 on May 26, but has followed with several since then, most recently on Thursday with build 14677. The two new things are Office Online for the Microsoft Edge browser, which will allow the Office Online extension to view, edit, and create Office files ... (more...)
Google Gboard iPhone Keyboard Now Available In UK And Australia Google Gboard iPhone Keyboard Now Available In UK And Australia
- June 18, 2016

What's more, it also lets you search GIFs and emojis quickly. If you can't remember all the initial hype about Gboard, it's essentially a regular app, but acts as an extension to your normal keyboard. Apart from its smooth search functionality, the keyboard also comes with glide typing, GIF search and emoji search, which can be used across your apps, from Slack to Uber. (more...)
Try PlayStation VR for yourself starting tomorrow
- June 18, 2016

Sony explains more about what you can expect from the in store PlayStation VR demonstrations. With Sony already having announced that the North America launch of the new PlayStation VR headset is scheduled for October 13, 2016, the recent announcement of the PlayStation VR demo event will give gamers the ability to try out the VR headset before preordering the device. (more...)
ASUS Chromebook Flip starts receiving update to enable Play Store, Android apps ASUS Chromebook Flip starts receiving update to enable Play Store, Android apps
- June 18, 2016

If you haven't heard, Google announced at Google I/O that they would be bringing Google Play to Chrome OS, which means you can use all of the Android apps available on your notebook. The first device to take full advantage of this new feature is the ASUS Chromebook Flip. Next, you have to change the "channel" for your particular version of Chrome OS. (more...)
Goodbye Apple OS X, Hello macOS Sierra
- June 18, 2016

For starters, Siri is finally on the Mac via the Dock and menu bar. Siri on the Mac is now just one click away. Apple on Monday lifted the curtain on a rebranded version of its desktop software for Macbooks, called MacOS, with new productivity and multi-tasking features that put it on par with other desktop software vendors - including Microsoft . (more...)
Xbox One S can now be pre-ordered on Amazon
- June 18, 2016

Microsoft dished out a lot of announcements during E3 which included new games, new hardware, and software updates. No particular Xbox VR equipment declarations were made though we can expect to have the Xbox VR headset anytime in 2017 or this fall. (more...)
Starbucks add-in for Microsoft Outlook goes live Starbucks add-in for Microsoft Outlook goes live
- June 17, 2016

It lets you search for a Starbucks store and add its location to a message, along with links for directions and ordering ahead with Starbucks' mobile app. Unfortunately, there's not yet a button that allows users to respond to Starbucks meeting requests with "how about we go to this better coffee shop nearby?" Microsoft says it is working to add support to Outlook for Mac as well as to Outlook for Mobiles in the coming months. (more...)

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