Computers

Microsoft Is Bringing Skype to Somewhere It’s Never Been Before – Fortune

Friday, July 14, 2017

All products and services featured are based solely on editorial selection. FORTUNE may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website. Quotes delayed at least 15 minutes. Market data provided by Interactive Data. ETF and Mutual Fund data provided by Morningstar, Inc. Dow Jones Terms & Conditions: http://www.djindexes.com/mdsidx/html/tandc/indexestandcs.html. S&P Index data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved. Terms…

This could be Microsoft’s future USB-C Surface connector – The Verge

Friday, July 14, 2017

Microsoft is creating a Surface USB-C dongle for existing devices, but the software giant also appears to be preparing a USB-C Surface connector for its future laptops and tablets. In a patent filing, spotted by MSPoweruser, Microsoft reveals it’s working on a version of its Surface connector port that will work with existing USB-C devices. The patent, filed by Surface designer Jan Raken, describes a solution that will maintain Microsoft’s…

Microsoft kills off the Windows 8 smartphone as it officially ends support for handsets – Daily Mail

Friday, July 14, 2017

Experts say firm is mulling a new surface Phone in the future Firm has build versions of key apps for Apple and Google’s software platforms Has concentrated on cloud service and apps in latest reorganisation By Afp Published: 15:46 EDT, 13 July 2017 | Updated: 19:48 EDT, 13 July 2017 e-mail Microsoft has ended support for its Windows 8 smartphones, as the US tech giant focuses on other segments, amid…

Microsoft gets OK for buying green power outside Puget Sound Energy – Seattle Times

Friday, July 14, 2017

Microsoft will bypass Puget Sound Energy to secure carbon-free power on wholesale markets under an agreement that state regulators approved Thursday. This electricity will continue to be delivered through PSE transmission lines, and supply 80 percent of Microsoft’s Puget Sound power demand. The settlement approved by the state Utilities and Transportation Commission marks a major change in the relationship between PSE, the state’s largest energy utility, and a software giant…

Microsoft Is Bringing Skype to Somewhere It’s Never Been Before – Fortune

Friday, July 14, 2017

All products and services featured are based solely on editorial selection. FORTUNE may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website. Quotes delayed at least 15 minutes. Market data provided by Interactive Data. ETF and Mutual Fund data provided by Morningstar, Inc. Dow Jones Terms & Conditions: http://www.djindexes.com/mdsidx/html/tandc/indexestandcs.html. S&P Index data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved. Terms…

This could be Microsoft’s future USB-C Surface connector – The Verge

Friday, July 14, 2017

Microsoft is creating a Surface USB-C dongle for existing devices, but the software giant also appears to be preparing a USB-C Surface connector for its future laptops and tablets. In a patent filing, spotted by MSPoweruser, Microsoft reveals it’s working on a version of its Surface connector port that will work with existing USB-C devices. The patent, filed by Surface designer Jan Raken, describes a solution that will maintain Microsoft’s…

Windows Phone 8 fades out as Microsoft mulls mobile strategy – Phys.Org

Friday, July 14, 2017

Microsoft Corporate Vice President Joe Belfiore shows off features of Windows Phone 8 in 2012. The tech giant is ending support for that version of the system, amid speculation on its next move in mobile Microsoft has ended support for its Windows 8 smartphones, as the US tech giant focuses on other segments, amid ongoing speculation about its strategy for mobile. Users of Windows-powered phones—which have failed badly against rivals…

This could be Microsoft’s future USB-C Surface connector – The Verge

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Microsoft is creating a Surface USB-C dongle for existing devices, but the software giant also appears to be preparing a USB-C Surface connector for its future laptops and tablets. In a patent filing, spotted by MSPoweruser, Microsoft reveals it’s working on a version of its Surface connector port that will work with existing USB-C devices. The patent, filed by Surface designer Jan Raken, describes a solution that will maintain Microsoft’s…

Microsoft is closing its Surface Hub manufacturing plant in the US – The Verge

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Microsoft is closing its US manufacturing plant for the company’s Surface Hub. The software giant has been manufacturing and selling its 84-inch 4K displays for more than a year, but Microsoft is now moving its manufacturing efforts elsewhere. The Oregonian reports that 124 jobs will be cut from the Surface Hub plant in Oregon that was originally acquired alongside Microsoft’s acquisition of Perceptive Pixel back in 2012. It’s not clear…

A Microsoft font may have exposed corruption in Pakistan – The Verge

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

The Microsoft font Calibri is now a key piece of evidence in a corruption investigation surrounding Pakistan’s prime minister. Investigators noticed that documents handed over by the prime minister’s daughter, Maryam Nawaz Sharif, were typed up in the font Calibri. But the documents were dated from 2006 — and Calibri wasn’t widely available at that point, making a good case that they were forged. The Express Tribune says that Pakistan’s…

Here’s how the internet’s net neutrality day of action unfolded – The Verge

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Today, some of the world’s biggest internet companies and activist groups are coming together to protest the FCC’s proposed rollback of net neutrality protections. Google, Twitter, and Reddit have weighed in, as have groups like Mozilla and the ACLU. The complete tally of groups and people involved in the protest, organized by activist group Fight for the Future, is massive, so any list will necessarily be incomplete. But here is…

Microsoft has a new app that tells the visually impaired what’s in front of them – CNBC

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

<!– –> HOME EDITION News Economy Finance Health Care Real Estate Wealth Autos Earnings Energy Life Media Politics Retail Commentary Special Reports Asia Europe CFO Council Markets Pre-Markets U.S. Asia Europe Stocks Commodities Currencies Bonds Funds ETFs Investing Trading Nation Trader Talk Financial Advisors Personal Finance Etf Street Portfolio Watchlist Stock Screener Fund Screener Tech Mobile Social Media Enterprise Gaming Cybersecurity Tech Guide Make It Entrepreneurs Leadership Careers Money Specials…

What We Lose When the World Moves On From Email – New York Times

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

If common sense prevails, Mr. Trump’s email thread may serve as the final nail in the coffin of email as the universal office communicator. People in business and politics are already moving on to other methods, from cloud-based business tools like Slack to apps like Signal, which promise the discretion of a spymaster. These tools allow for auto-deletion and encryption; they’re not perfectly secret (nothing is), but they’re a fortress…

Microsoft Thinks AI Will Fill Your Blind Spots, Not Take Over Your Job – MIT Technology Review

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Eric Horvitz, managing director of Microsoft Research, speaking in London. Hot on the heels of Google, Microsoft has launched an initiative that it hopes will enable humans and artificial intelligence to complement each other more effectively. At an event in London on Wednesday, Microsoft announced that it’s bringing together a new team of 100 engineers and researchers under the umbrella of Microsoft Research AI at its headquarters in Redmond, Washington. The…

The internet is fucked (again) – The Verge

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

FCC chairman Ajit Pai is fond of saying that “the internet was not broken in 2015” when he argues for repeal of our nation’s net neutrality rules. This is particularly funny to me, because in 2014 I literally wrote an article called “The internet is fucked.” Why was it fucked? Because the free and open internet was in danger of becoming tightly controlled by giant telecom corporations that were already…

Microsoft has a new app that tells the visually impaired what’s in front of them – CNBC

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

<!– –> HOME EDITION News Economy Finance Health Care Real Estate Wealth Autos Earnings Energy Life Media Politics Retail Commentary Special Reports Asia Europe CFO Council Markets Pre-Markets U.S. Asia Europe Stocks Commodities Currencies Bonds Funds ETFs Investing Trading Nation Trader Talk Financial Advisors Personal Finance Etf Street Portfolio Watchlist Stock Screener Fund Screener Tech Mobile Social Media Enterprise Gaming Cybersecurity Tech Guide Make It Entrepreneurs Leadership Careers Money Specials…

Donald Trump Jr.’s latest email explanation to Sean Hannity doesn’t make any sense – CNN

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what’s happening in the world as it unfolds.

Microsoft launches AI for Earth to give $2M in services to environmental projects – TechCrunch

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

After helping to launch the Partnership on AI with Google, Facebook and others; and doubling down on AI research, today Microsoft unveiled a new initiative that points to how it plans to target specific verticals in what can potentially be a very nebulous field — while also raising the public image of AI as some grow concerned about the implications of its encroaching influence. Today, the company announced AI for…

Microsoft’s Bid to Connect Rural America: Send Out Internet in between TV Signals – MIT Technology Review

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Google has balloons, Facebook has drones, SpaceX has satellites. But Microsoft has a rather more humble plan to overcome the digital divide and take Internet to the sticks. Bloomberg reports that the company will announce a new initiative Tuesday to beam data into rural communities by inserting it into unused parts of the TV spectrum. The idea is fairly simple: TV channels are broadcast with small gaps between them, known…

Trump lawyer: President didn’t see email until Trump Jr. released it – CNN

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what’s happening in the world as it unfolds.