Tag Archives: Microsoft

Microsoft Teams Gets New Features, Including Meeting Recording and More

Microsoft has announced additions to its workplace app Teams with features like Skype, in-line translation capabilities, accommodation for over 250 participants in meetings, and more. “Teams would now support cloud-based meeting recording, “meeting lobby” for dial-in callers to qualify before they join the meetings and dial-in fallback support to ensure joining a meeting even in the event of network issues,” James Skay, ... Read More »

Motorola Files Patent for Foldable Smartphone; Microsoft Also Planning One With Three Displays

HIGHLIGHTS Both patents were filed in 2016 Motorola phone to introduce a cover with wireless charging support Microsoft device may have a display right at the hinge as well Folding phones and tablets will likely be the next big thing in the personal tech domain, with manufacturers such as Apple, Samsung, and Huawei all said to be working on their own foldable handsets. Now, ... Read More »

How Microsoft is wading into ‘fake news’ with Bing opinion-based search results

On Wednesday, Microsoft told a roomful of journalists that, on Bing, “alternative facts” would be considered the equivalent of the Washington Post. Sure, that’s just my opinion. But that’s also the new approach that Bing’s rolling out over the next week: striking out beyond facts into a brave new world in which opinions matter, too. Eventually, Bing will respond to certain questions ... Read More »

Microsoft is offering La La Land, Ghost in the Shell, and other movie rentals for $0.99 today

Get the popcorn ready. Right now, the Windows Store (built into Windows 10) and Microsoft’s online store are offering a number of movie rentals for $0.99. The offerings span everything from relatively new titles to some real stinkers. Top of the list for the movie rental sale includes the 2017 version of Ghost in the Shell—yes, that one. There’s also the 2016 sensation La La Land, the ... Read More »

Microsoft Patents Wand-Like Augmented Reality Controller

HIGHLIGHTS Microsoft is working on a wand-like controller for AR and HoloLens Microsoft’s new patent reveals the design of the controller Microsoft had originally filed the patent in June 2016 A patent filing by software giant Microsoft has revealed that the company is working on a wand-like controller for augmented reality (AR) and “HoloLens”. On Tuesday, Microsoft published a new patent that revealed the ... Read More »

Microsoft HoloLens 2 to Sport Custom AI Chip, Company Reveals

HIGHLIGHTS HoloLens 2 will sport a custom on-device AI chip Microsoft aims to be the No.1 AI cloud The HoloLens 2 is expected to launch in 2019 Microsoft has taken another step in the AI direction, by announcing that its next-generation HoloLens augmented reality headset will come with an on-device AI chip. This integrated AI chip will help in faster ... Read More »

Microsoft will save Microsoft Paint, making it a downloadable app

Microsoft signaled an about-face in a blog post Monday night by Megan Saunders, a general manager within the Windows Experiences group. Instead of deprecating Paint in Windows 10 (which seemed to many to be the first step toward oblivion), Saunders said Microsoft would release MS Paint in the Windows Store as a free app. “MS Paint is here to stay, it will just have ... Read More »

When your best Android apps come from Microsoft

Google may strike me down, but I’m going to say it anyway: Some of the best Android apps I’ve used come from Microsoft. I’d even go so far as to say that as an Android developer, Microsoft has done what it couldn’t with its own mobile platform—actually make you a Microsoft phone. (Microsoft has in fact given up on making phones, ... Read More »

Microsoft, Experts Push for Global NGO to Expose Hackers

As cyber-attacks sow ever greater chaos worldwide, IT titan Microsoft and independent experts are pushing for a new global NGO tasked with the tricky job of unmasking the hackers behind them. Dubbed the “Global Cyber Attribution Consortium”, according to a recent report by the Rand Corporation think-tank, the NGO would probe major cyber-attacks and publish, when possible, the identities of ... Read More »

Microsoft Surface Pro 5 to Sport Surface Power Connector, Kaby Lake SoCs: Thurrot

HIGHLIGHTS Thurrot indicates Microsoft will not make move to USB Type-C Paul Thurrot says the tablet will come with Kaby Lake processors The tablet is expected to launch later this year The first bits of information about Microsoft’s upcoming Surface Pro 5 tablet have now been leaked as technology podcaster and published author Paul Thurrot has hinted that the device ... Read More »