• Microsoft Cortana Now Supports Skills From Third Parties
Microsoft Cortana Now Supports Skills From Third Parties

Microsoft moved further towards opening up Cortana to developers at Build 2017 today by launching the Cortana Skills Kit in public preview. With its recent slate of Surface devices, Microsoft has clearly proven that it can build very good hardware, after all, and while the market for AI-enabled speakers is still nascent, there is clearly a mark...

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  • Comey 'Told Associates' Trump Was 'Crazy', 'Outside Realm of Normal'
Comey 'Told Associates' Trump Was 'Crazy', 'Outside Realm of Normal'

Sergey Kislyak - who spoke with Michael Flynn, Trump's short-lived national security adviser, during the transition late past year and also had contacts with then-Sen. He also agreed to refrain from updating the White House on the investigation. That memo was cited by the Trump administration as the primary basis for firing Comey on Tuesday e...

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  • Snapchat sees shares plummet 23 pc
Snapchat sees shares plummet 23 pc

Thoughts about Snap's first earnings report as a publicly traded company? Snap reported Q1 revenue of $150 million, a 286% increase from this time a year ago but below the expected $158 million. The disastrous revenue projections and the dismal growth in the number of users is a reflection of a reality that the company desperately tried to pa...

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  • MacBook Air: Its new competitor is called Surface Laptop!
MacBook Air: Its new competitor is called Surface Laptop!

Windows 10 S allows app installs only from the Windows Store and therefore millions of programs are not available for the system. Chrome OS has shown that people can get by with just a web browser, Edge is getting better, and the Windows app store has a good chunk of the essentials.

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  • Priyanka Chopra begins Baywatch promotions with Jimmy Kimmel Live
Priyanka Chopra begins Baywatch promotions with Jimmy Kimmel Live

Turns out, the convertible dress that Priyanka Chopra wore to the Met Gala was a joint effort by her and designer Ralph Lauren . In fact, she also opened up about her much-talked MET Gala look and the ingenious idea to make a mini for the after-party! Welcoming Priyanka on his show for the second time, Jimmy started off with her TV seri...

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  • Microsoft's new tools help devs manage cloud deployments on the go
Microsoft's new tools help devs manage cloud deployments on the go

Don't expect it to take over for the full management portal, though. Microsoft Corp.is showing off new cloud services for AI and industrial sensors as well as database software tools created to give Oracle Corp. The company is also unveiling a cloud database it regards as a significant technological leap by providing what the company terms a "p...

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  • Microsoft wants Windows to play nice with iPhones, Android
Microsoft wants Windows to play nice with iPhones, Android

However, all of the big announcements are already out, and there are a lot of things to talk about since Microsoft had 2 keynotes for Build as per usual. " Microsoft is trying to use AI for businesses to solve business problems and app developers to make applications better", said Moor Insights and Strategy principal analyst Patrick Moorhead.

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  • Apple and Amazon Join Forces
Apple and Amazon Join Forces

It is, however, now expected to make a return to the platform post the announcement of its Amazon Prime Video app making to the Apple TV store. Amazon Prime Video, which is available as a separate $8.99/month service or packaged in with the $99 yearly cost of Amazon Prime, has been barred from the Apple TV due to disagreements between the two...

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  • Maryland regulators OK nation's largest offshore wind plan
Maryland regulators OK nation's largest offshore wind plan

Avangrid Renewables is acquiring a 50 percent ownership interest in Vineyard Wind, the offshore wind energy developer that is part of the Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners portfolio. Enough wind capacity would be generated to power 531,200 homes. US Wind also conducted a marine survey of the ocean floor off Ocean City in 2016 and recently receiv...

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  • Apple eager to tap India's huge potential, says Tim Cook
Apple eager to tap India's huge potential, says Tim Cook

Nonetheless, the expected correction in its share price will create an attractive entry point for new investors, as the company plans to return significant amount to investors through a buyback of $50 billion and a quarterly dividend of $0.63 per share.

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  • New Microsoft Surface Laptop: Specs, Design and New Windows 10 OS
New Microsoft Surface Laptop: Specs, Design and New Windows 10 OS

We also got some leaks about this one and it seems that the tech giant wants to market their own premium laptop which runs the latest Windows 10 version. This 13.5-inch ultrabook has a stylish design featuring an Alcantara covered keyboard. Both HP and Acer are releasing school-focused laptops with Windows 10 S that will sell for $299.

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  • EA is releasing a new Sims mobile game
EA is releasing a new Sims mobile game

The upcoming game will, of course, let you create your own Sims and their homes, but apparently you'll be able to customize both with "more detail than ever before on mobile". The game has been released in Brazil, ahead of a yet unspecified worldwide launch. Apart from featuring wonderful graphics on a small scale, the title will replicate the form...

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  • Rime Nintendo Switch Digital Version Now Costs the Same as Other Versions
Rime Nintendo Switch Digital Version Now Costs the Same as Other Versions

Nintendo Spotlight (June 13th - 9am PT / 12pm ET): Live streamed video presentation, featuring a closer look at Super Mario Odyssey and new details for Nintendo Switch games launching this year. It seems EA is looking to bring more games than originally meant to the Nintendo Switch , as the company took questions from investors following ...

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  • HPE announces new innovations targeted at Deep Learning
HPE announces new innovations targeted at Deep Learning

The announcement of Volta products and the GPU architecture from NVIDIA showed that the times were definitely changing. Called the Volta , the chip measures 815 sq mm and contains 21 billion transistors. The general idea here is to maximize performance per server. Nvidia also responded more directly to competition from customized inferenc...

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  • Buy 'Honor 8 Lite' in India via retail stores
Buy 'Honor 8 Lite' in India via retail stores

In terms of hardware specs as well as the overall design, the smartphone is indeed a "lite" version of the more expensive Honor 8 that has been on sale in the country for close to eight months now. Commenting on the launch, Mr. P Sanjeev, Vice President- Sales, Huawei India Consumer Business Group said "The Honor 8 Lite is set to revolutionize the ...

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  • Everything just announced at Microsoft Build
Everything just announced at Microsoft Build

More third party compatibility came to the voice recognition platform with Harman Kardon's Invoke intelligent speaker with Cortana, partnerships were also signed with HP on devices and Intel on reference platforms to deliver Cortana-enabled devices.

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  • Microsoft fixes remote hacking flaw in Windows Malware Protection Engine
Microsoft fixes remote hacking flaw in Windows Malware Protection Engine

The out of band patch comes just three days after Google Project Zero vulnerability researchers Tavis Ormandy and Natalie Silvanovich reported the flaw to Microsoft . Microsoft holds its annual developer conference - Build - on Wednesday, where the tech giant is expected to lay out its plans for the future of Windows 10 .

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  • Laptops That Will Run Microsoft's Windows 10S
Laptops That Will Run Microsoft's Windows 10S

In addition to the anti-malware product update, Microsoft today released fixes for risky security flaws in a range of products, from Internet Explorer and Edge to Windows, Microsoft Office , . Most anticipated are concrete details and, frankly, new features regarding Redstone 3, the codename for Microsoft's autumn Windows 10 update . ...

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  • 8 dead, 20 injured after moderate quake in far western China
8 dead, 20 injured after moderate quake in far western China

Witnesses said frequent tremors have been felt after the quake. Cracks appeared on the walls of houses in the county. Some people were buried after adobe houses near the epicenter collapsed, Wang was quoted as saying by the report. More than 1,500 homes collapsed in Quzgun, Xinhua said. The epicentre was in the southeast part of the Pamir Plate...

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  • BMW to launch 8-series in upmarket strategy push
BMW to launch 8-series in upmarket strategy push

The new 5-series also comes with an Adaptive mode, so you don't need to manually select the various drive modes. Around back, the 2018 BMW 2 Series features new LED taillights. "The 8 Series Coupe will underpin our claim to leadership in the luxury segment". The in-car WiFi hotspot provides connection for up to ten devices.

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  • Microsoft quickly fixes 'crazy bad' Windows bug
Microsoft quickly fixes 'crazy bad' Windows bug

The term to describe it is "remote code execution", which refers to the ability of a hacker to break into a device and make changes, irregardless of geographical location. Ormandy and Silvanovich wrote that an attacker could find success without user interaction with the malicious file because the engine analyzes filesystem activity using a minif...

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  • Microsoft's new mobile app enables Windows developers to test on iOS
Microsoft's new mobile app enables Windows developers to test on iOS

Microsoft released the initial preview version of Visual Studio for macOS last November. Nobody is writing Objective-C or Swift mobile apps on Windows, most people are using Xcode. With Azure Functions , users pay for the resources they use. Participants of the Visual Studio Preview early-access program can now download version 15.3, which contain...

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  • Download Windows 10 Build 16193 ISO Images
Download Windows 10 Build 16193 ISO Images

Joe Belfiore, corporate vice president of the Operating Systems Group at Microsoft , speaking at the firm's Build developers conference today, said: "For the first time, Windows PCs will love all your devices". The Microsoft Graph works within the Microsoft Cloud, allowing you to continue what you were doing on any device; again, even if tha...

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  • Half-billion Windows 10 devices, but PC slump stunts growth
Half-billion Windows 10 devices, but PC slump stunts growth

Microsoft is now live streaming the keynotes and announcements from Build 2017 on its Channel 9 page . What time does the keynote start? The future of Microsoft is in the hands of the developer community, with the vendor making key platform changes to improve builder accessibility as Windows 10 adoption surpasses the 500 million device ...

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  • Windows 10 update aims to help identify best photos, videos
Windows 10 update aims to help identify best photos, videos

Myerson added that the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update will also look different, thanks to what Microsoft is calling a " Fluent Design System " that will create a common user interface across devices. With Cortana, one can pick now up where they left off across Windows, iOS and Android devices, he said. "If a cross-platform app is available, we'l...

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  • PDL BioPharma, Inc. (NasdaqGS:PDLI) MF Rank in the Spotlight
PDL BioPharma, Inc. (NasdaqGS:PDLI) MF Rank in the Spotlight

EPS in next five year years is expected to touch 14.00% while EPS growth in past 5 year was -6.60% along with sales growth of -7.60% in the last five years. In order to reach an opinion and communicate the value and volatility of a covered security, analysts research public financial statements, listen in on conference calls and talk to manager...

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  • 500M Windows 10 devices, half of 2018 goal
500M Windows 10 devices, half of 2018 goal

In retrospect, Windows 10 had about 400 Million back in September pointing at a steady growth throughout the nearly two years. It's also worth noting here that the 500 Million figure includes not only personal computers, but also Xbox gaming consoles, and other platforms Windows 10 services.

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  • Microsoft unveils Surface Laptop with price tag of $999
Microsoft unveils Surface Laptop with price tag of $999

This is, obviously, the biggest product launch at the #MicrosoftEDU event. Microsoft says the Surface Laptop will last up to 14 hours per battery charge, thanks to Intel's latest low-power components and energy-efficient software. Yes, that even includes Chrome - so you won't be able to install other browsers unless they're available on the W...

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  • Microsoft Cortana Skills Kit And Devices Now Available Via Public Preview
Microsoft Cortana Skills Kit And Devices Now Available Via Public Preview

Microsoft is also moving on the hardware front but not yet by its own hand. The Invoke is the first in a planned family of devices developed with third-party manufacturers. No further details about the new partnerships were provided. Domino's has also created a Cortana skill that's available today. Other sessions will follow over the next two d...

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  • Apple just bought Beddit, the 'Fitbit for sleep tracking'
Apple just bought Beddit, the 'Fitbit for sleep tracking'

As first reported by CNBC , Beddit has updated the privacy section of its website to note the acquisition and confirm that consumer data is now subject to Apple's own privacy policy. Why this matters: Beddit might seem like an odd choice for an Apple acquisition. Apple Watch users are still patiently waiting for a native sleep track...

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  • OnePlus 3T no longer has 128GB storage option
OnePlus 3T no longer has 128GB storage option

Currently, on Amazon .in as well as OnePlus's own online store, the OnePlus 3T is available in the 64GB variant (Rs29,999), in the gunmetal and soft gold colour options. It will be interesting to see if the OnePlus 5 increases the storage space stakes, and gets a 256GB avatar as well. As for the 3T, you'll be getting a phone with a 5.5-inch AMOL...

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  • What to expect with the iPhone 8
What to expect with the iPhone 8

Apple's stocks took an unexpected dip after they revealed 2017 second quarter earnings fell below expectations. Nevertheless, the data, which were released just after the close of Wall Street, as well as the explanations given by Cook and chief financial officer Luca Maestri did not convince analysts that much.

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  • Apple reports surprise decline in iPhone sales
Apple reports surprise decline in iPhone sales

The star of the show, again , was Apple's services business, which includes the likes of the App Store , Apple Pay, Apple Music, iTunes, iCloud, and similar programs. Anything short of a major improvement would be troubling for investors who are banking on the next iPhone being a blockbuster, not an incremental upgrade.

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  • What you need to know about Microsoft's new, sleek Windows
What you need to know about Microsoft's new, sleek Windows

Google Chromebooks that act as gateways to programs and services hosted in the internet cloud have become a hit in USA classrooms, taking terrain once dominated by Microsoft and Apple. Microsoft claims that the Surface Laptop enjoys battery life of up to 14.5 hours, while the Chromebook Pixel "only" lasts for 12 hours on a single charge, accor...

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  • Alexa has a screen with Amazon Echo Show
Alexa has a screen with Amazon Echo Show

Messages can also be read within the Alexa app . With the Echo Home, you would be able to stream music from Amazon Music , Spotify, iHeartRadio, Pandora, and TuneIn. The device, set for a 28 June release, can be pre-ordered in the United States for the price of $229.99 in black or white. The product ships on June 28th and is available in...

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