Computers

Microsoft CEO embraces empathy – Baltimore Sun

Thursday, September 28, 2017

My first boss was a bully. Just before I started working for him, a rumor circulated that he’d once thrown a desk out the window. Maybe the story was apocryphal, but it didn’t feel that way to those of us under his thumb. He would yell and curse. We were all afraid of him. As unpleasant as it was, though, I have to admit that the fear was a powerful…

Amazon is beating Google in the race to the home computer – The Verge

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Samsung are all chasing voice-based artificial intelligence with smart digital assistants that you talk to. It’s a future we’ve been promised for years: a computer you can talk to at home, and now the competition to make it a reality is really heating up. While Alexa, Cortana, Bixby, Google Assistant, and Siri all offer unique advantages for their associated platforms, they all need to keep…

Myanmar’s Internet Disrupted Society—and Fueled Extremists – WIRED

Thursday, September 28, 2017

During the half century that they ruled the country, Myanmar’s military dictators occasionally turned to astrology for policy decisions. In the late ’80s, for example, the government switched the currency from units of 10 to nine, a more auspicious number. Economic turmoil followed. More recently, after an astrologer reportedly warned of an imminent American air strike, the capital was relocated from Yangon to a half-finished outpost in the middle of…

Mozilla Takes Aim At Google’s Chrome and Apple’s Safari With Firefox Quantum Browser – Fortune

Thursday, September 28, 2017

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Ford’s Using Augmented Reality to Design Better Cars – WIRED

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Augmented reality is just starting its long-anticipated march into humanity’s eyeballs, but if you don’t plan on dropping $1,000 for an iPhone X, you can still reap the benefits. All you need is a new car. Ford has started equipping its designers with HoloLens, the augmented reality technology Microsoft is rolling out for commercial and industrial applications. Outfitted with the holographic goggles, these Detroit denizens can stand in front of…

Global airports hit by computer problems – CNNMoney

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Airports around the world suffered major technical problems Thursday connected to a temporary failure of a system for checking in passengers and luggage. Paris, Zurich and Frankfurt airports said they had suffered problems with computer systems, but they had been quickly resolved. Frankfurt airport confirmed in a tweet that Lufthansa (DLAKY) and its partner airlines could not check in luggage during a 20 minute period. Southwest Airlines said it experienced…

Mozilla Takes Aim At Google’s Chrome and Apple’s Safari With Firefox Quantum Browser – Fortune

Thursday, September 28, 2017

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Microsoft gives all staff a marked-up ‘Employee Edition’ of Satya Nadella’s new book – The Register

Thursday, September 28, 2017

+Logowatch Microsoft has created a special “Employee Edition” of CEO Satya Nadella’s new book, Hit Refresh – and The Register understands every full-time worker at the software giant will find one on their desks. A copy seen by El Reg replaces some text from the edition ordinary folks can buy. Hit Refresh gets an added “FN+F5,” presumably because Microsoft people are more comfortable speaking in keyboard shortcuts, not English. The…

Mozilla Takes Aim At Google’s Chrome and Apple’s Safari With Firefox Quantum Browser – Fortune

Thursday, September 28, 2017

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Mozilla Takes Aim At Google’s Chrome and Apple’s Safari With Firefox Quantum Browser – Fortune

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

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Why these IBM and Microsoft execs say you shouldn’t be afraid of robots stealing your job – CNBC

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

<!– –> VISIT CNBC.COM Home Entrepreneurs Leadership Careers Money Specials PRIMETIME Leadership Leadership 9 Hours AgoCNBC.com Worried about a robot stealing your job? Don’t be, according to executives at IBM and Microsoft at a recent AdWeek panel. During the panel, the executives agreed that artificial intelligence will impact the labor force in a positive way: Namely, by adding more jobs. Their comments come at a time when artificial intelligence is…

Microsoft CEO Says Tech’s Progress on Gender Equality Is ‘Not Sufficient’ – New York Times

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Mr. Nadella, who joined Microsoft in 1992, touched on a range of topics during the talk in Manhattan, discussing privacy, gaming, immigration and the effect of artificial intelligence on jobs. Mr. Nadella said that immigrants — and not just those with highly valued skills — help improve competition. He said he himself had benefited from “enlightened” immigration policy that allowed him to study and work in the United States. “That’s…

AT&T’s rural wireless internet is now available in 18 states – Engadget

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

If you’ve been waiting for AT&T’s rural wireless internet to show up in your state, there’s now a good chance you can sign up. The telecom has launched the service in nine more states, or twice as many as it had just a few months ago. And this includes some of the most populous states in the country — California and Texas are included along with Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas,…

Why is the internet still out for some in Florida? – ABC News

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

The power’s back on in Florida. So why is the internet still out for some people, more than two weeks after Hurricane Irma struck? When power fails, so do home and business internet connections. When Hurricane Irma hit Florida on Sept. 10, 6.7 million customers lost electricity, or nearly two-thirds of the state. Nine days later, all but 1 percent of the state — 100,000 — had the power back…

Microsoft CEO Says Tech’s Progress on Gender Equality Is ‘Not Sufficient’ – New York Times

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Mr. Nadella, who joined Microsoft in 1992, touched on a range of topics during the talk in Manhattan, discussing privacy, gaming, immigration and the effect of artificial intelligence on jobs. Mr. Nadella said that immigrants — and not just those with highly valued skills — help improve competition. He said he himself had benefited from “enlightened” immigration policy that allowed him to study and work in the United States. “That’s…

Why these IBM and Microsoft execs say you shouldn’t be afraid of robots stealing your job – CNBC

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

<!– –> VISIT CNBC.COM Home Entrepreneurs Leadership Careers Money Specials PRIMETIME Leadership Leadership 4 Hours AgoCNBC.com Worried about a robot stealing your job? Don’t be, according to executives at IBM and Microsoft at a recent AdWeek panel. During the panel, the executives agreed that artificial intelligence will impact the labor force in a positive way: Namely, by adding more jobs. Their comments come at a time when artificial intelligence is…

Firefox Quantum beta promises to double your browser speeds – Engadget

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

And it’s had a makeover. Menus and tabs have been redesigned, while a new “library” button pulls together bookmarks, downloads and history into one place. Overall, it’s got a more minimalist look, which will work well on high-DPI displays, but die-hard fans of the original style can still switch back to old familiar via preferences. It’s available in beta now for Linux, macOS, Windows, Android and iOS, but is expected…

Artificial Intelligence and Hybrid Cloud Take Center Stage at Microsoft Ignite – Forbes

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Microsoft is placing its bets on Artificial intelligence (AI) and hybrid cloud. At Ignite 2017 in Orlando, Redmond emphasized on how AI has become the key ingredient of everything it’s developing. Azure Stack, the hybrid cloud offering is available to enterprise customers through select OEM partners. Source: Microsoft Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft When Microsoft gets serious about an emerging technology, it starts with the developers. Microsoft is following the same…

The walls are closing in: China finds new ways to tighten Internet controls – Washington Post

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

BEIJING — Thirty years ago, China sent its first-ever email.  “Across the Great Wall, we can reach every corner of the world,” the Mail Administration of China wrote to researchers at Germany’s University of Karlsruhe at 9:07 p.m. Beijing time on Sept. 14, 1987. But instead of bridging the wall, China has since built a new one, in cyberspace: the largest system of Internet censorship, control and surveillance in the world, nicknamed…

Microsoft creates custom Xbox One S in honor of Paul Walker – The Verge

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Microsoft has revealed a special Xbox One S created in honor of late Fast and Furious actor Paul Walker. The custom-made console is bright green and blue. It’s modeled after Walker’s first car from The Fast and Furious seen in the film’s opening scene and the first time he and Vin Diesel race. The console is signed by Walker’s friends and cast mates including Vin Diesel, Tyrese Gibson, Cody Walker,…