Windows 10 to soon add native eye-tracking support

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Windows 10 will soon include built-in eye tracking support and an experience called Eye Control. Already present in the latest Windows 10 Insider test builds, Eye Control feature works using the Tobii Eye Tracker 4C, which can track where a person is looking on a screen. Continue reading “Windows 10 to soon add native eye-tracking support”

Microsoft Kaizala chat and productivity app launched in India

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Microsoft has officially launched Kaizala chat and productivity app in India. Available for Android and iOS, Kaizala is aimed at large group communications and work management. Similar to WhatsApp, users will have to use mobile phone numbers as their primary unique ID to use the Kaizala app that is powered by Microsoft Azure cloud platform.
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Microsoft confirms Paint is not dead, will be available as free download from Windows Store

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Microsoft is not killing Paint. The company had announced yesterday that the popular drawing tool is being “deprecated” with the upcoming Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. However, following huge backlash and rage online from users across the globe, Microsoft has decided not to kill the app. Continue reading “Microsoft confirms Paint is not dead, will be available as free download from Windows Store”

Microsoft’s second generation HoloLens will feature a custom AI processor

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Microsoft is working on its second generation HoloLens headset and the company has announced few details about the device. The next generation HoloLens will come with AI chip. The company

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Microsoft ends support for Windows Phone 8.1

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The sun is finally setting on Windows Phone 8.1. Microsoft is officially ending support for the Windows Phone 8.1 OS, more than three years after it was introduced. Millions of users with Windows Phone 8.1 phones will stop receiving security updates, non-security updates, free or paid assisted support options or online technical content updates.

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Microsoft to lay off 3,000 jobs as part of major reorganization

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Microsoft has confirmed that it is planning to slash thousands of job as part of a reorganization. The company told CNBC that as many as 3,000 jobs will be cut from its global workforce, primarily in its sales and marketing division. Continue reading “Microsoft to lay off 3,000 jobs as part of major reorganization”

India wants Microsoft to offer one-time discount on Windows 10 to fight ransomware attacks

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In the wake of recent ransomware attacks, India is asking Microsoft to offer a one-time discount to the more than 50 million Windows users in the country, according to a latest report from Reuters. India wants the discount so users can upgrade to the latest Windows 10 operating system following recent ransomware attacks.

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Microsoft introduces standalone Modern Keyboard with fingerprint ID

Microsoft modern keyboard1 Microsoft has unveiled two new products – Modern Keyboard and Modern Mouse. The Modern Keyboard comes with a fingerprint ID that is built right into the keyboard, similar to Apple’s offering on the Macbook Pro. It had chiclet style keys, grey finish and looks similar to the Surface Keyboard . Continue reading “Microsoft introduces standalone Modern Keyboard with fingerprint ID”

Microsoft’s AI-powered Pix app for iPhone updated with Prisma-like filters

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Microsoft has updated its AI-powered Pix camera app with filters similar to Prisma. The feature was developed in collaboration with Microsoft’s Asia research lab and Skype. Pix Styles, transforms pictures into styles inspired by popular works of art or adds an effect such as making the picture look like it is on fire.
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Xbox One X 4K HDR gaming console announced, available starting November 7 for $499

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Microsoft at the annual E3 2017 conference introduced Xbox One X, its latest and its most powerful gaming console that was condenamed Project Scorpio. It has 4K HDR gaming, Dolby Atmos and DTS:X offering 3D spatial sound. “With 6 Teraflops, 326GB/s of Memory Bandwidth and advanced, custom silicon, the Scorpio Engine is the world’s most powerful console gaming processor,” says Microsoft
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Intel hints at potential patent infringement by Qualcomm and Microsoft over Windows on ARM’s x86 emulation

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Last month at the Computex 2017 Qualcomm announced that ASUS, HP and Lenovo will be the first OEM to develop mobile PCs powered by the ARM-based Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Mobile PC Platform with X16 LTE modem. This came after Microsoft failed to bring Windows to ARM chips in the form of Windows RT with Surface with Windows RT and Nokia Lumia 2520. Continue reading “Intel hints at potential patent infringement by Qualcomm and Microsoft over Windows on ARM’s x86 emulation”

Microsoft acquires cybersecurity firm Hexadite

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Microsoft has signed an agreement to acquire cybersecurity firm Hexadite. The Israeli based company was founded in 2014 and specializes in delivering automatic incident investigation and remediation solutions. In May, Israeli financial news website Calcalist said Microsoft would pay $100 million for Hexadite. Neither of the companies has revealed terms of the deal.
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Microsoft Planner app for Office 365 users launched for Android and iOS

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Microsoft has launched its Planner for Office 365 users on Android and iOS devices. The task management app requires an eligible Office 365 work or school subscription and does not support Office 365 personal accounts. Continue reading “Microsoft Planner app for Office 365 users launched for Android and iOS”