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Bing app gets image search function

Microsoft has now outfitted their Bing app with a new feature that allows users to "search the web using (their) camera." This tool is being likened to the Google Lens and other third-party apps that utilize AI for object recognition.

Microsoft agrees to buy exited M12 AI startup Bonsai

Microsoft announced yesterday via a press release that they have signed an agreement to buy AI startup Bonsai in an effort to further artificial intelligence research.

Blockchain solution for managing content rights

Technology companies Microsoft and EY have developed a blockchain solution forthe managing content rights and royalties. The platform is designed for media and entertainment industries.

Why Apple’s AI strategy stands apart from its rivals

There isn't one smooth path for developing and operating artificial intelligence. Apple’s artificial intelligence strategy, for instance, stands apart from other big technology companies.

Is Walmart aiming to get rid of cashiers and checkout lines?

Will the adoption of technology from Microsoft mean the end of checkout lines at Walmart, not to mention the loss of cashier jobs? New technology has the potential to make this happen.

Cloud play on the horizon in changing video game world

Los Angeles - Console makers long at the center of the video game universe are adapting to an exploding constellation of ways to play, with the cloud looming on the horizon.

Divide between devs and investors in Microsoft's GitHub purchase

On Monday, Microsoft announced that an agreement had been reached and that they were, in fact, purchasing GitHub for a whooping $7.5 billion in Microsoft stock. The acquisition is expected to close by the end of the calendar year.

Op-Ed: Break up the tech giants to protect privacy? Maybe not

Sydney - An NYU professor called Scott Galloway has called for the big tech monsters to be broken up to deal with privacy issues. The problem is that this whole environment is a moving target, and the big companies are targets themselves.

Microsoft to offer developers more money for apps

In an unprecedented move, Microsoft announced that they're drastically changing how much money they take away from app developers, as a cut of the profits the developers bring in.

Microsoft (finally) fixes Notepad

A seemingly small announcement from Microsoft during the company's annual Build conference this year about their simple text editor, Notepad, is making big waves.

Dell and Microsoft announce IoT collaboration

Las Vegas - Two of the major players in Internet of Things technologies — Dell and Microsoft — have announced they are to collaborate on bringing new technologies with a business focus to the fore.

Microsoft reorganizes to concentrate on AI and the cloud

Redmond - Microsoft announced another large reorganization today as the company will unify its Artificial Intelligence (AI) and core Windows Operating System into just one team. Terry Myerson, head of the Windows team and a 21-year company veteran is leaving.

Microsoft announces new accessibility tech coming to Windows 10

Microsoft has announced several new accessibility features coming to Windows 10. The company is preparing to rollout improvements to its assistive technologies, including Narrator and eye control. It will make Windows more accessible for all users.

Airbus chooses G Suite for its digital transformation strategy

Airbus is to abandon Microsoft Office in favour of Google's G Suite. The decision is a significant win for Google, which is currently competing head-to-head with Microsoft for cloud productivity dominance. The move will affect over 130,000 Airbus workers.

Op-Ed: Microsoft using another means to impose browser Edge on users

Microsoft revealed today that it is testing a new change to its future version of Windows 10 which will make links clicked on in the Windows Mail app open in Microsoft Edge.

Microsoft patches 'critical' flaw in Windows' Remote Desktop

Microsoft has issued a preliminary fix for a serious vulnerability in Windows' Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP). An attacker could leverage the flaw to steal authentication details from a remote desktop session and gain control of a network domain.

Microsoft AI achieves human parity in translating Chinese news

Microsoft has announced a "historic milestone" in the development of AI-powered translation. The company claimed its AI can now translate Chinese news stories with the same accuracy as a human. It said that human parity is "a dream that all of us had."

Microsoft to provide PCs to teacher who taught IT on a blackboard

Microsoft has confirmed it will provide computers to a school in Ghana that lacks functioning IT equipment. 33-year-old teacher Richard Appiah Akoto went viral online last month after teaching students using blackboard mock-ups of Microsoft Word.

Microsoft expands Windows Meltdown and Spectre patch availability

Microsoft has announced it is expanding its Meltdown and Spectre patches to a wider range of Windows PCs. In this month's Patch Tuesday security updates, the company delivered Intel's microcode updates to computers which were previously unprotected.

Microsoft expands its Azure cloud in Europe and the Middle East

Microsoft has announced it's expanding its Azure public cloud network into several new regions. The expansion includes Microsoft's first datacentres in the Middle East, which will be situated in the UAE. The company said it wants to reach 50 regions.

Microsoft Teams to get Cortana integration, automatic translation

Microsoft has announced it is preparing several new features for its Teams collaboration software. The company plans to integrate the app with its Cortana digital assistant. It app will also gain new AI capabilities, including automatic translation.

Microsoft prepares more changes to Windows 10 privacy setup

Microsoft's announced it's redesigning Windows 10's privacy screens again. The company is iterating on the experience introduced with the Windows 10 Creators Update, claiming it wants to help consumers make more "focused choices" on the use of their data.

Machine learning thwarted 'massive' Windows crypto-jacking attack

Microsoft has revealed that automated threat detection systems thwarted an enormous crypto-jacking malware campaign within 12 hours of its outbreak this week. The attack infiltrated 400,000 computers and used their processors to mine cryptocurrencies.

Microsoft calls for 'dialogue' on blockchain security issues

Microsoft has published a whitepaper that provides policy recommendations for dealing with blockchain security. The company said that regulators and industry should engage with each other to better understand the risks and align incentives to improve.

Windows 10 gets its own AI platform

Microsoft has announced that it's adding a new AI platform to Windows 10 as part of a future update. It's developing an API that will allow app developers to directly access the machine learning capabilities of hardware chips on Windows PCs.

Microsoft reveals more info on 'streamlined' Windows 10 S Mode

A day after confirming Windows 10 will get a new "S Mode" feature next year, Microsoft has revealed more details of what it will entail. S Mode is the successor to Windows 10 S and offers a "simpler" experience. Users can leave it without having to pay.

Microsoft officially announces Windows 10 'S Mode' for 2019

Microsoft has confirmed it plans to cancel Windows 10 S and replace it with a new "S Mode" for other versions of the platform. The change was rumoured earlier this year but won't be implemented until 2019. Technical details haven't been disclosed.

Microsoft launches new cloud solutions for U.S. government

Microsoft has announced a new cloud solution for U.S. government departments. Microsoft 365 Government bundles technologies including Windows 10, Office 365 and Microsoft's Enterprise + Mobility Suite, aiming to enable a government IT "tipping point."

Microsoft 'doubles down' on Windows 10 for IoT devices

Microsoft has announced an expansion of its Windows 10 variant for connected Internet of Things (IoT) devices. The company is extending Windows 10 IoT with support for new processor families, which will diversify the applications it's suitable for.

Microsoft launches new AI-powered healthcare services

Microsoft has announced a set of new service launches from its Healthcare NExT research group. It includes a new platform for studying genomics data and an AI-powered assistant that can take notes during patient interviews.
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