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Everything you need to know from Microsoft's Build 2016 event Everything you need to know from Microsoft's Build 2016 event
- March 31, 2016

This framework can create bots which are compatible with services like Skype, Slack, Outlook and the wider internet, and they've built-in a few features which will make them good at understanding human language fresh out the box. "At Microsoft , we call this Conversations as a Platform , and it builds on and extends the power of the Microsoft Azure , Office 365, and Windows platforms to empower developers everywhere". (more...)
Any retail Xbox One can be used as dev kit starting now Any retail Xbox One can be used as dev kit starting now
- March 31, 2016

Uber, online taxi hailing service, rolled out its app for Windows 10 last Wednesday, which now allows users to access Uber from their desktop, besides their Windows 10 mobile phones. In addition, Microsoft announced Windows Ink , a new initiative to help improve the experience of using a stylus pen with a Windows 10 device. "Developers of all shapes and sizes will be able to use Xbox Dev Mode to build and test UWP apps and games on their retail Xbox One console", Microsoft said of ... (more...)
HoloLens Dev Edition ships today with a tiny Buzz Aldrin
- March 31, 2016

Combined, augmented reality and virtual reality are expected to be a $120 billion market by 2020, according to tech adviser Digi-Capital. During today's Build 2016 conference in San Francisco , Microsoft went out of its way to push HoloLens' tether-free experience. (more...)
Facebook Will Not Be Completely Ditching BlackBerry After All
- March 30, 2016

BlackBerry's recent Great Apps blog post regarding Facebook and WhatsApp abandoning the BB OS resulted in a lot of uproar. With BlackBerry's own short-term future plans revolving around Android it's likely we'll see more big apps back out of BlackBerry soon. (more...)
Inch iPad Pro Apparently Has 2GB of RAM
- March 30, 2016

And to be honest, I'm surprised to hear it. Before now, and since Apple's event came to a close yesterday, I'd seriously been considering switching from my 12.9-inch iPad Pro to the 9.7-inch model. I think this will appeal more people to buy an Apple phone who otherwise couldn't afford their flagship phone. So, if you are having troubles using the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6S with a single hand, we suggest you to try out the iPhone SE. (more...)
Shumlin cuts off state travel to NC over LGBT law Shumlin cuts off state travel to NC over LGBT law
- March 30, 2016

McCrory's office issued a statement Monday and said that "governor respects the right of any legal challenges". Last week's special session of the Republican-led General Assembly was aimed at overriding a recently-approved City of Charlotte ordinance that, among other things, would have allowed transgender individuals to use the restroom that matches their gender identity. (more...)
Google Photos retains originals - so edit as much as you want Google Photos retains originals - so edit as much as you want
- March 30, 2016

Google has not yet confirmed the feature will come to iOS, but don't be surprised if updates follow soon. Google Photos just introduced a clever new feature that will let you edit photos without the risk of irreversibly altering the original. (more...)
Governor signs abortion anesthesia bill
- March 30, 2016

The Utah governor is considering whether to sign a bill that would make Utah the first state to require doctors to give anesthesia to women having an abortion at 20 weeks of pregnancy or later. While other states have bans on abortions 20 weeks or later into a pregnancy, Utah is the first state to mandate anesthesia before fetal surgeries. (more...)
Virgin America receives takeover offers Virgin America receives takeover offers
- March 30, 2016

According to reports this week, Virgin America is considering takeover bids from multiple larger carriers. It was just last week that reports surfaced saying that Virgin America was putting out feelers regarding a potential sale. During its eight years, Virgin America boasts quite a few achievements. In the case of earnings surprises, if a company is suggesting a negative earnings surprise it means there are more to come . (more...)
Watch a Preview Scene From 'The Walking Dead' Season 6 Finale
- March 29, 2016

The grim reality kicked in: Glenn and Michonne were outnumbered and powerless against Dwight's heavily-armed company, and even with the help of Daryl and Rosita , they were all no match to the Savior's wrath. EST on AMC! So, is Daryl Dixon really dead? When we left off with our Los Angeles group of desperate survivors, they were all headed for mystery rich dude Victor Strand's yacht. (more...)
European Space Agency ExoMars probe launch European Space Agency ExoMars probe launch
- March 29, 2016

Landing a spacecraft on Mars is notoriously hard and several past attempts have failed, including ESA's Beagle 2 probe that was part of the Mars Express mission in 2003. The mission is costing more than £900million - but space agencies around the world insist the cost is worth it if traces of life are found. This device will play a crucial role once the orbiter is in routine operation around Mars , providing daily data relay services for NASA and ESA landers and rovers. (more...)
Japan: Trouble reaching innovative new space satellite Japan: Trouble reaching innovative new space satellite
- March 29, 2016

The satellite, named X-ray Astronomy Satellite " Hitomi ", or ASTRO-H, failed to send back relevant data on Saturday. Hitomi , which launched on February 17, is a groundbreaking telescope created to image emissions from black holes, the swirl of hot gas in galaxy clusters, and supernova remnants through high-energy photons, including X-rays and gamma rays. (more...)
FBI probing virus behind outage at MedStar Health facilities
- March 29, 2016

According to the Associated Press, the FBI is investigating whether the virus is so-called "ransomware", where hackers extort money in exchange for returning systems to normal. According to Health IT Outcomes , Henderson, Ky.-based Methodist Hospital successfully fended off the ransomware attack, which was on March 18, by having a backup and recovery system in place. (more...)
Apple Scales It Back with iPhone SE
- March 29, 2016

Apple sold 30 million of its other small-screen iPhones in 2015, company vice president Greg Joswiak said, showing that many customers prefer the compact size despite the trend toward bigger displays . iPhone SE will be available in early April, with the device priced at about ₹39,000. The iPhone SE features a 12MP iSight camera . The iPhone SE is only available in 16GB and 64GB capacities, while the iPhone 6s models are both offered in 128GB models. (more...)
Oculus Rift begins shipping; reviews suggest waiting is OK Oculus Rift begins shipping; reviews suggest waiting is OK
- March 29, 2016

As with the iPhone (App Store) and your average Android smartphone (Google Play), there's a dedicated Oculus Rift store where players can get games called the Oculus Store. At the moment we are focused on games and we are not ready to make any announcements at this stage, but I'd say there will be an expansion into various fields. (more...)
Facebook's Oculus Rift: Reviews Mixed, As Content Still Lags
- March 29, 2016

The interactive Oculus Touch controllers won't ship until the second half of 2016. Right now , most of the programs that work with the Rift are hardcore games or tech demos. For those who either placed their pre-orders or will be making a launch purchase as more orders can now be placed, the Oculus Rift will have plenty to offer from the get-go. (more...)
This might be the most boring 'Walking Dead' episode ever
- March 28, 2016

I know I did the first time I watched a press screener of the episode . After she and Maggie had been captured by the Saviors a couple episodes ago on The Walking Dead, Carol has had doubts in herself as to whether she would be able to kill when she needed to, to protect her family, friends, and her sanity. (more...)
Automakers say electrics, hybrids no longer just gas-sippers Automakers say electrics, hybrids no longer just gas-sippers
- March 28, 2016

Toyota was clearly "primed" for this year's New York Auto Show, with a trio of new models: something old, something borrowed, and something blue. There's been no shortage of head-turning tech at this year's show, and Ioniq doesn't disappoint on the dashboard, but it's what's under the hood that is most intriguing about this vehicle. (more...)
Apple re-releases iOS 9.3 for iPad 2 following activation woes
- March 28, 2016

Whereas the price splash on the iPhone 5s is said to be taken place in U.S., there is small evidence that Apple would deliver the iPhone 5S with the same price in the Indian markets too. The camera is also carried over from the 6S; it is the same 12-megapixel iSight camera with a true tone flash. The smaller iPhone SE is 22 percent lighter. (more...)
Nintendo NX Controller: The People Have Spoken! Nintendo NX Controller: The People Have Spoken!
- March 27, 2016

Enter Frank Sandqvist , whom released the headline photo to the masses yesterday and everyone jumped on it as real news of a leak of Nintendo's plans. We are also told that the rollers on the top of the controller (they're kind of hard to see in the photos) feel and look pretty much identical to a scroll wheel found on a mouse. (more...)

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