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Research into Real-World Applications

Christopher White is a principal researcher within Microsoft’s research organization. In Chris’s mind, he was going to come to D.C. for two weeks during the summer, work on this program he literally didn’t know anything about, and that’s it,” says Randy Garrett, who was the program manager for Project Nexus 7 at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). White, an expert in training computers to extract information from troves of digitally processed information, had…

Business

Apple, Google and Amazon join hands with Microsoft to win the Privacy battle

Amazon, Apple, Google and Mozilla have all filed an amicus brief to support Microsoft in its battle against the US government over the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA). The document, also known as a friend-of-the-court brief is designed to act as a legal show of support in Microsoft’s ongoing battle against government officials over wording in the ECPA that lets officials determine when (or if) companies should notify customers of government information requests. These tech giants hope…

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Inspiring Stories shared by MICROSOFT CEO

On his 49th birthday, we have come up with 10 short stories that Satya Nadella has shared to inspire and motivate the youngsters. Undoubtedly, he is an avid writer. 1)One day, when he slipped on the wet tile floor, a boy in a wheelchair caught him before he could slam his head on the ground. He added that that’s the same way he injured his back a few years ago 2)One day, he said that…

Business

Skype finalizes its move to the Cloud

It has been a slow transition, but Skype is finalizing its move away from a peer-to-peer system to a cloud-based one. When it was first created, the Skype network was built as a decentralized peer-to-peer system. PCs that had enough processing power and bandwidth would be elected as “supernodes” and used to coordinate connections between other machines on the network. Similarly, text, voice, and video traffic would flow between peers, directly when possible (when intervening…

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Microsoft to sell its feature phone divisions & ‘Nokia is Back’ with Android smartphones

Microsoft has announced that it’s selling its feature phone division to Foxconn for the princely sum of $350 million. While Microsoft claims it will continue to work on Windows 10 Mobile and the Lumia smartphone brand, it will hand over all of the assets relating to its Nokia-branded feature phones, “including brands, software and services, care network and other assets, customer contracts, and critical supply agreements.” A Foxconn subsidiary, FIH Mobile, will take on the…

Security

Security Vulnerabilities in All Versions of Windows

Microsoft has fixed a critical security vulnerability affecting all supported versions of Windows. The company said in a security advisory that all users of Windows 10 and earlier should patch as soon as possible to prevent attackers from exploiting a flaw in how the operating system handles graphics and fonts. The patch fixes four separate vulnerabilities — the worst of which could let an attacker install malware on an affected computer. The flaw is not…

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It’s the Right Time to Upgrade to Windows 10 – It’ll cost $120 from July 30

Free upgrades to Microsoft’s latest operating system are running out soon. On July 30th, one year after the release of Windows 10, anyone who hasn’t already upgraded will have to shell out $119 to move up to the latest and greatest. More than 300 million people have already upgraded to Windows 10, and if you haven’t yet, you definitely should (here’s how)—Not only because it’s good, but because if you don’t you’re going to have to…

Inventions

The latest on Microsoft HoloLens

Microsoft HoloLens is the first fully untethered, holographic computer, enabling you to interact with high‑definition holograms in your world. Microsoft HoloLens in space Astronauts at the International Space Station are using Microsoft HoloLens as part of NASA’s Sidekick project. They hope to reduce crew training requirements and increase the efficiency at which astronauts can work in space. Storytelling in mixed reality You are the detective in Fragments, a high-tech crime thriller. Experience new possibilities for storytelling and gameplay when life-sized characters are…