Windows 10 will get a new Game Mode for high gaming performance

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Microsoft has announced that it will start rolling out a new Game Mode on Windows 10 for a high performance gaming experience. The Game Mode will improve the performance of games on traditional Win32 games as well as UWP (Universal Windows Platform) games from the Windows Store.  Continue reading “Windows 10 will get a new Game Mode for high gaming performance”

Microsoft acquires deep learning startup Maluuba

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Microsoft has made its first acquisition of 2017. The company has scooped up deep learning startup Maluuba that focuses on natural language processing, machine reading comprehension, dialogue understanding, and general (human) intelligence capabilities such as memory, common-sense reasoning, and information seeking behavior.
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Microsoft extends mapping deal with HERE

Here MapsHERE Maps has signed a multi-year strategic commercial agreement with Microsoft to where the later will leverage former’s map data and platform services in the development of its products and services. In fact, Microsoft was already using Here data in Bing Maps (Bing.com, Cortana and other services) and Bing Maps API. With this agreement, the company will use HERE data in its future connected cars as well. Continue reading “Microsoft extends mapping deal with HERE”

Microsoft Translator gets real time translation feature for face-to-face conversation

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Microsoft has rolled out an update to its translator app that lets users translate multi-lingual conversation in real time. This feature allows users to communicate in different languages directly using their own language and the conversation pops up as text on your device. Continue reading “Microsoft Translator gets real time translation feature for face-to-face conversation”

Microsoft officially completes $26.2 billion LinkedIn acquisition

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Microsoft’s LinkedIn acquisition is a done deal six months after it was official announcement in June this year. The deal recently got a green signal from EU regulators. As a result of the acquisition, Jeff Weiner will remain CEO of LinkedIn, reporting to Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft. Continue reading “Microsoft officially completes $26.2 billion LinkedIn acquisition”

Microsoft, Qualcomm partner to bring Windows 10 to next-gen Snapdragon processors

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Microsoft and Qualcomm just announced at the WinHEC (Windows Hardware Engineering Community) event in Shenzhen, China that Windows 10 is coming to the next-generation of Snapdragon mobile processors, years after it failed to bring Windows to ARM chips in the form of Windows RT with Surface with Windows RT and Nokia Lumia 2520. Continue reading “Microsoft, Qualcomm partner to bring Windows 10 to next-gen Snapdragon processors”

Microsoft Garage launches Clip Layer app to provide easy sharing across Android

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Microsoft Garage team is back this time with another app that applies a universal overlay over any screen making it quick and easy to select the information. Named as Clip Layer, the app lets you copy text anywhere from your screen including a web page and other places even if there is no way to copy. Continue reading “Microsoft Garage launches Clip Layer app to provide easy sharing across Android”

Microsoft’s classic Solitaire game now available on Android and iOS

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Microsoft is doing something cool that will give everyone but especially kids from the 90’s a major throwback moment. The company is bringing Solitaire to Android, iPhone and iPad.
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Oculus Rift owners will be able to stream Xbox One games starting Dec. 12

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Currently you can stream Xbox games to your PC. Now you can add virtual reality touch to your Xbox games. Oculus Rift owners now get the ability to stream their Xbox One library to Rift with the new Xbox One Streaming to Oculus Rift app starting December 12. Continue reading “Oculus Rift owners will be able to stream Xbox One games starting Dec. 12”

Telangana Government signs MoU with Microsoft for cloud and mobile-based solutions

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The Government of Telangana has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Microsoft Corporation India Private Limited. Under the MOU, Microsoft will help the Government explore cloud, machine learning and mobile based solutions to improve citizen services, education, healthcare and agriculture in the state. Continue reading “Telangana Government signs MoU with Microsoft for cloud and mobile-based solutions”

Microsoft Translator’s speech translation will now be powered by Neural Network

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Microsoft announced that neural networks will now power all the speech translations on Microsoft Translator. Skype Translator and Microsoft Translator app for mobile devices will now use neural networks Continue reading “Microsoft Translator’s speech translation will now be powered by Neural Network”