Computers

Microsoft made its AI work on a $10 Raspberry Pi – Engadget

Friday, June 30, 2017

The idea came about from Microsoft Labs teams in Redmond and Bangalore, India. Ofer Dekel, who manages an AI optimization group at the Redmond Lab, was trying to figure out a way to stop squirrels from eating flower bulbs and seeds from his bird feeder. As one does, he trained a computer vision system to spot squirrels, and installed the code on a $35 Raspberry Pi 3. Now, it triggers…

The Internet Is Losing It Over JAY-Z’s Response to Those Lemonade Rumors – TIME

Friday, June 30, 2017

JAY-Z’s long-awaited thirteenth album 4:44 dropped on Friday, and already the internet is going wild dissecting the ten tracks. Jay Z appears to have finally responded to what was widely perceived as his infidelity in his marriage to Beyoncé on his new album 4:44. On the album’s title track “4:44,” he even explicitly says “I apologize.” The rapper himself shared an explanation for each of the songs, but fans were…

Microsoft planning to unveil major reorganization July 5 – report … – MarketWatch

Friday, June 30, 2017

Microsoft Inc. MSFT, -1.88% is planning to unveil a major reorganization on July 5, the Puget Sound Business Journal has reported. The Seattle-based publication said sources told it the changes would better align the company with its cloud-first strategy. Microsoft has been putting more focus on its…

How Microsoft Corporation Makes Most of Its Money – Motley Fool

Friday, June 30, 2017

Arguably the world’s most dominant software company, Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) has gone through several distinct phases over the course of its vaunted corporate history. Interestingly enough, the different phases of Microsoft, as an investment, closely track the tenures of its CEOs, though this relationship is more coincidental than causal. MSFT data by YCharts. More recently, Microsoft has moved aggressively into new areas of computing, most notably cloud computing, under current CEO…

The beefy Dell Precision 7520 DE can out-muscle a growing Linux laptop field – Ars Technica

Friday, June 30, 2017

reader comments 19 Project Sputnik has done an admirable job over the years of bringing a “just works” Linux experience to Dell Ultrabooks like the XPS 13 Developer Edition—in fact, we’ve tested and largely enjoyed those experiences multiple times now. But while the XPS 13 is a great machine that I would not hesitate to recommend for most Linux users, it does have its shortcomings. The biggest problem in my view…

Here’s What Microsoft Is Doing to Save You From Ransomware – Fortune

Friday, June 30, 2017

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Here’s What Microsoft Is Doing to Save You From Ransomware – Fortune

Friday, June 30, 2017

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British teenagers among world’s most extreme internet users, report … – The Guardian

Friday, June 30, 2017

More than one in three British 15-year-olds are “extreme internet users” who spend at least six hours a day online – which is more than their counterparts in all the other 34 OECD countries apart from Chile, research has found. The report, by the Education Policy Institute (EPI) thinktank, says: “Over a third (37.3%) of UK 15-year-olds can be classed as ‘extreme internet users’ (6+ hours of use a day)…

New York Police Agree to Take Public Records Requests by Email … – New York Times

Friday, June 30, 2017

The department also agreed to accept Freedom of Information requests sent to a designated email address, accept follow-up correspondence sent to the same address, provide requested information by email, when possible, or compact disc, include in communications an email address for an appeals officer and handle appeals by email. Advertisement Continue reading the main story The department will also revise its website to include a list of records it maintains…

Xbox One X: Microsoft is convinced we need it – but do we? – The Guardian

Friday, June 30, 2017

Several years ago, Xbox chief Phil Spencer, went to Microsoft’s CEO, Satya Nadella, and CFO, Amy Hood, with a somewhat unorthodox plan for the company’s latest console. It is not unheard of for a games machine to receive a hardware update at some point in the middle of its lifecycle – but Spencer didn’t want one new iteration. He wanted two. The plan emerging from the R&D labs went like…

Here’s What Microsoft Is Doing to Save You From Ransomware – Fortune

Friday, June 30, 2017

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British teenagers among world’s most extreme internet users, report says – The Guardian

Friday, June 30, 2017

More than one in three British 15-year-olds are “extreme internet users” who spend at least six hours a day online – which is more than their counterparts in all the other 34 OECD countries apart from Chile, research has found. The report, by the Education Policy Institute (EPI) thinktank, says: “Over a third (37.3%) of UK 15-year-olds can be classed as ‘extreme internet users’ (6+ hours of use a day)…

Microsoft Buying Cloudyn for Cloud Monitoring Talents | Fortune.com – Fortune

Friday, June 30, 2017

After months of chatter about a deal, it turns out that Microsoft is, in fact, acquiring Cloudyn, a cloud management company based in Israel. Talks between the two companies were reported in the Israeli press in April, but now the deal has been officially announced in a Microsoft blog by Jeremy Winter, a Microsoft director of product management. No terms were disclosed. As Fortune reported back in April, six-year old…

New York Police Agree to Take Public Records Requests by Email – New York Times

Friday, June 30, 2017

The department also agreed to accept Freedom of Information requests sent to a designated email address, accept follow-up correspondence sent to the same address, provide requested information by email, when possible, or compact disc, include in communications an email address for an appeals officer and handle appeals by email. Advertisement Continue reading the main story The department will also revise its website to include a list of records it maintains…

Microsoft confirms Cloudyn acquisition, sources say price is between $50M and $70M – TechCrunch

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Back in April, we began hearing that Microsoft was in the process of buying Israeli cloud startup Cloudyn, a company that helps customers manage their cloud billing across multiple clouds. It’s taken a while to work through the terms, but today Microsoft finally made it official. Sources tell TechCrunch the price was between $50 million and $70 million. In a company blog post today, Microsoft’s Jeremy Winter wrote, “I am pleased to…

Here’s What Microsoft Is Doing to Save You From Ransomware – Fortune

Thursday, June 29, 2017

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5 Reasons To Buy Microsoft’s Surface Laptop – Forbes

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Jay McGregor Microsoft’s Surface Laptop I’m still working my way through my full Surface Laptop review, but here’s a teaser: it’s good. So good, in fact, I’m reasonably certain that Microsoft should’ve started its foray into hardware here, rather than arriving at the Laptop after the more usual Pro and Book.  In any case, there are a few good reasons to make the Surface Laptop your next computing purchase – and…

Microsoft’s annual Ultimate Game Sale gets set to kick off – CNET

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Microsoft’s annual Ultimate Game Sale is back and bigger — and longer — than ever. From June 30 to July 10, four days longer than previous years, Microsoft will offering up to 65 percent discounts on more than 300 Xbox games and add-ons, including Injustice 2, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands, Prey, Rocket League and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Legacy. And if you’re an Xbox Live Gold member, you can…