Consumer Reports is pulling its recommendation of four Microsoft laptops after one of its surveys found that users were complaining about problems with the devices. The consumer advocacy group said Thursday that it can no longer recommend Microsoft devices.
Facebook has leapfrogged Microsoft and Google’s parent company Alphabet in securing maximum profit per employee in the second quarter of 2017 while Twitter suffered a hefty loss, a media report said. Facebook employed 20,658 persons in the past quarter.
Microsoft has killed its Word Flow keyboard for iOS, and is encouraging users to download SwiftKey Keyboard instead. Microsoft Word Flow keyboard has been removed from the App Store as well. Microsoft Word Flow for iOS was launched in April last year.
Microsoft is using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to identify and sort pictures based on different categories like colours, months, and faces. The smart search feature in Photos app for Windows 10 and Mobile is being tested by the company.
To ensure Windows 10 is secure and bug-free, Microsoft has announced a fresh round of Windows Bounty Programme that will reward the bug finders up to $250,000 if they are able to discover exploits in Microsoft’s virtualisation software. Bounty payouts will range from $500 to $250,000.
Microsoft has announced Kaizala Pro, which is an enterprise-based messaging product designed for the Indian market. Kaizala is also available on iOS and Android as a messaging app, and ready to download for regular users. This is Microsoft’s messaging platform geared for enterprises and productivity.
There was a lot of buzz that MS Paint would be no more, but looking at all the out-pour of love on social media, Microsoft decided to ‘erase’ its brush with death and tweeted a picture with the caption: “Microsoft Paint: Here to stay!”
Microsoft Paint is on the chopping block, if you go by a recent announcement from the company, which has put out list of features that will be removed or deprecated in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. There’s no word on the final date when Paint will be removed.
It’s the end of an era as Microsoft is planning to remove the legendary Paint software from the upcoming Windows 10 update. Paint will be removed entirely in a future update. MS Paint has been in existence for over 32 years, since the company released the first Windows operating system in 1985.
Microsoft Corp. says it has the answer with a chip design for its HoloLens goggles—an extra AI processor that analyzes what the user sees and hears right there on the device rather than wasting precious microseconds sending the data back to the cloud.
Microsoft’s cloud computing platform will be used outside China for collaboration by members of a self-driving car alliance formed by Chinese internet search giant Baidu, the companies have announced. Microsoft is one of the 50 entities that have joined an Apollo alliance created by Baidu in April.
Microsoft Corp. and Google pleaded with US regulators on Monday to preserve strong net neutrality rules, while AT&T Inc. and Comcast Corp. backed weakened oversight and said Congress should settle the issue that’s burned for more than a decade.
“What started a decade-and-a-half ago as a sense that there were some teenagers in the basement hacking their way has moved so far beyond that. It has morphed into sophisticated international organised crime and, worse, sophisticated nation state attacks,” said Microsoft President Brad Smith.
Microsoft’s free iPhone ‘Seeing AI’ app, can read out short snippets of text, describe people, identify products and currency denominations, and take a stab at identifying the objects in a person’s surroundings. The app uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to help the blind see the world around them like never before.
The new lab, called Microsoft Research AI, will be based at the company’s headquarters in Redmond, Washington, and involve more than 100 scientists from across various sub-fields of artificial intelligence research, including perception, learning, reasoning and natural language processing.