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Microsoft to remove full ReFS support from Windows 10 Pro, push Workstation SKU – Ars Technica

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

reader comments 79 In the Fall Creators Update, Microsoft is removing the ability to create volumes using its new ReFS file system from Windows 10 Pro. Existing volumes will continue to work, but Pro will no longer be able to create new ones. After rumors in June, Microsoft confirmed last week that it was producing yet another variant of Windows 10: Pro for Workstations. The main features of this build…

Microsoft’s speech recognition system hits a new accuracy milestone – TechCrunch

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Microsoft announced today that its conversational speech recognition system has reached a 5.1% error rate, its lowest so far. This surpasses the 5.9% error rate reached last year by a group of researchers from Microsoft Artificial Intelligence and Research and puts its accuracy on par with professional human transcribers who have advantages like the ability to listen to text several times. Both studies transcribed recordings from the Switchboard corpus, a collection…

Microsoft’s Windows Store is full of illegal movie and TV streaming apps – The Verge

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Microsoft’s Windows Store has been full of junk apps for years, but a new problem has emerged with apps providing access to pirated movies and TV shows. Torrent Freak reports that some apps run across PCs, mobile, and even Xbox One, and provide quick access to movies that aren’t even on legal streaming platforms. There’s also a range of pirated music apps that stream songs and albums. A number of…

Microsoft Isn’t Saying Whether Xbox One Will Keep ‘Battlegrounds’ Off PS4 For Good – Forbes

Monday, August 21, 2017

Bluehole Battlegrounds There wasn’t too much news made during Microsoft’s Gamescom press event yesterday, some new trailers for old games and a few debuts like what appears to be a Jurassic Park RTS from the creators of Elite: Dangerous. But one game was focused on somewhat significantly, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, which has been a massive hit on PC, and a game Microsoft has previously announced is coming to Xbox One for…

Microsoft’s speech recognition system hits a new accuracy milestone – TechCrunch

Monday, August 21, 2017

Microsoft announced today that its conversational speech recognition system has reached a 5.1% error rate, its lowest so far. This surpasses the 5.9% error rate reached last year by a group of researchers from Microsoft Artificial Intelligence and Research and puts its accuracy on par with professional human transcribers who have advantages like the ability to listen to text several times. Both studies transcribed recordings from the Switchboard corpus, a collection…

Microsoft’s Windows Store is full of illegal movie and TV streaming apps – The Verge

Monday, August 21, 2017

Microsoft’s Windows Store has been full of junk apps for years, but a new problem has emerged with apps providing access to pirated movies and TV shows. Torrent Freak reports that some apps run across PCs, mobile, and even Xbox One, and provide quick access to movies that aren’t even on legal streaming platforms. There’s also a range of pirated music apps that stream songs and albums. A number of…

Microsoft’s Project Scorpio returns as a special Xbox One X for preorders – The Verge

Monday, August 21, 2017

Microsoft first revealed its Xbox One X back at E3, and now it’s allowing consumers to preorder the console today ahead of its release on November 7th. Just like the Xbox One Day One Edition, Microsoft is also creating a special edition for the Xbox One X: the Project Scorpio Edition. Priced at $499, the Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition includes a gradient design on the console itself, alongside…

The Most Important Takeaways From Mary Meeker’s 2017 Internet Trends Report – Forbes

Monday, August 21, 2017

(Photo by Steve Jennings/Getty Images for TechCrunch) What are the most interesting takeaways from Mary Meeker’s 2017 Internet trends report? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by Colleen O’Malley, Commercial Photographer, on Quora: After reading through the report, I thought these were the most interesting and important takeaways from Mary Meeker’s 2017 Internet…

Microsoft’s speech recognition system hits a new accuracy milestone – TechCrunch

Monday, August 21, 2017

Microsoft announced today that its conversational speech recognition system has reached a 5.1% error rate, its lowest so far. This surpasses the 5.9% error rate reached last year by a group of researchers from Microsoft Artificial Intelligence and Research and puts its accuracy on par with professional human transcribers who have advantages like the ability to listen to text several times. Both studies transcribed recordings from the Switchboard corpus, a collection…

Microsoft’s speech recognition system hits a new accuracy milestone – TechCrunch

Monday, August 21, 2017

Microsoft announced today that its conversational speech recognition system has reached a 5.1% error rate, its lowest so far. This surpasses the 5.9% error rate reached last year by a group of researchers from Microsoft Artificial Intelligence and Research and puts its accuracy on par with professional human transcribers who have advantages like the ability to listen to text several times. Both studies transcribed recordings from the Switchboard corpus, a collection…

Microsoft’s Project Scorpio returns as a special Xbox One X for preorders – The Verge

Monday, August 21, 2017

Microsoft first revealed its Xbox One X back at E3, and now it’s allowing consumers to preorder the console today ahead of its release on November 7th. Just like the Xbox One Day One Edition, Microsoft is also creating a special edition for the Xbox One X: the Project Scorpio Edition. Priced at $499, the Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition includes a gradient design on the console itself, alongside…

Microsoft’s Project Scorpio returns as a special Xbox One X for preorders – The Verge

Monday, August 21, 2017

Microsoft first revealed its Xbox One X back at E3, and now it’s allowing consumers to preorder the console today ahead of its release on November 7th. Just like the Xbox One Day One Edition, Microsoft is also creating a special edition for the Xbox One X: the Project Scorpio Edition. Priced at $499, the Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition includes a gradient design on the console itself, alongside…

How to write the perfect post-interview email – CNBC

Monday, August 21, 2017

<!– –> VISIT CNBC.COM VISIT CNBC.COM Home Entrepreneurs Leadership Careers Money Specials PRIMETIME Careers Careers 49 Mins AgoCNBC.com One way you can personalize your follow-up email is to thank your interviewer for teaching you about the role and/or industry. “Let’s say you want a job at a commercial real estate firm,” Rubin explains. “You would want to include a line from your conversation. For instance, ‘Thanks for explaining the ins…

How to write the perfect post-interview email – CNBC

Monday, August 21, 2017

<!– –> VISIT CNBC.COM VISIT CNBC.COM Home Entrepreneurs Leadership Careers Money Specials PRIMETIME Careers Careers 49 Mins AgoCNBC.com One way you can personalize your follow-up email is to thank your interviewer for teaching you about the role and/or industry. “Let’s say you want a job at a commercial real estate firm,” Rubin explains. “You would want to include a line from your conversation. For instance, ‘Thanks for explaining the ins…

US, South Korea begin computer-simulated drills which North says are aimed at nuclear war – Reuters

Monday, August 21, 2017

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korean and U.S. forces began computer-simulated military exercises on Monday amid tension over North Korea’s weapons programs, while a report it has earned millions of dollars in exports is likely to raise doubt about the impact of sanctions. South Korean President Moon Jae-in said the joint drills, called Ulchi Freedom Guardian, were purely defensive and did not aim to increase tension on the peninsula, but North…

US, South Korea begin computer-simulated drills which North says are aimed at nuclear war – Reuters

Monday, August 21, 2017

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korean and U.S. forces began computer-simulated military exercises on Monday amid tension over North Korea’s weapons programs, while a report it has earned millions of dollars in exports is likely to raise doubt about the impact of sanctions. South Korean President Moon Jae-in said the joint drills, called Ulchi Freedom Guardian, were purely defensive and did not aim to increase tension on the peninsula, but North…

A Faster, More Rural Internet – Bloomberg

Monday, August 21, 2017

Of the many divides between urban and rural America — political, cultural, sartorial — the hardest to justify may be technological. Fast internet service is a necessity of modern life, yet it is far rarer for rural residents than for city dwellers. The government can help bridge this gap. Some 39 percent of the U.S. rural population — 23 million people — lack access to fast broadband service, compared with only…

A Faster, More Rural Internet – Bloomberg

Monday, August 21, 2017

Of the many divides between urban and rural America — political, cultural, sartorial — the hardest to justify may be technological. Fast internet service is a necessity of modern life, yet it is far rarer for rural residents than for city dwellers. The government can help bridge this gap. Some 39 percent of the U.S. rural population — 23 million people — lack access to fast broadband service, compared with only…

Microsoft’s Project Scorpio returns as a special Xbox One X for preorders – The Verge

Monday, August 21, 2017

Microsoft first revealed its Xbox One X back at E3, and now it’s allowing consumers to preorder the console today ahead of its release on November 7th. Just like the Xbox One Day One Edition, Microsoft is also creating a special edition for the Xbox One X: the Project Scorpio Edition. Priced at $499, the Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition includes a gradient design on the console itself, alongside…

Microsoft’s speech recognition system hits a new accuracy milestone – TechCrunch

Monday, August 21, 2017

Microsoft announced today that its conversational speech recognition system has reached a 5.1% error rate, its lowest so far. This surpasses the 5.9% error rate reached last year by a group of researchers from Microsoft Artificial Intelligence and Research and puts its accuracy on par with professional human transcribers who have advantages like the ability to listen to text several times. Both studies transcribed recordings from the Switchboard corpus, a collection…