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Everything you need to know about Windows 10 S

Everything you need to know about Windows 10 S

Microsoft says this ensures your device will stay "fast and secure day in and day out" since the company verifies all the apps in the Windows Store for security and performance. It also supports Microsoft's Surface Pen, so you can draw or write notes on it. The Core i5 model with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage has been slapped with a £1,249 price tag, while the two Core i7 powered Surface Laptops - which come with 8GB RAM/256GB storage and 16GB RAM/512GB storage - will fetch £1,549 and ... Read More

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

The highlights of these announcements are the release of Visual Studio for Mac, and quite a few Azure services, which according to Microsoft will make cutting edge technology approachable to all developers. Both a traditional development cycle (write, compile, run, debug) or live mode, where the code is automatically recompiled and reloaded on a per-view basis continuously, are supported. Read More

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Microsoft's Cortana gets a body and a very particular set of skills

Microsoft's collaboration with widely-known audio equipment maker Harman Kardon may have resulted in the birthing of the first Cortana-powered smart speaker - Invoke, but it surely won't be the last. It does not matter if the user is deploying Cortana on their smart speaker, handset, or PC. Microsoft has been testing the Cortana Skills Kit in a private beta with select developers to work out the kinks. Read More

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Microsoft Build 2017: Cortana enabled speaker might soon take on Amazon Echo

After the Windows 8 disaster, Windows 10 represents a comeback. This means users of the upcoming Windows 10 S will easily be able to sync music and other digital content with their iPhone. At the Redmond software company's annual Build 2017 conference, Microsoft Distinguished Engineer John Sheehan and Program Manager Peyman Zanjani took a crowded room full of developers through the steps of converting their apps. Read More

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Has Snap Inc. Stopped Growing, Giving Facebook More Growth Opportunities?

But according to the company's initial public offering ( IPO ) filing, the number of daily active users grew almost 48 percent in the final quarter of previous year and rose approximately 63 percent in the quarter before that. Facebook also allows users to tweak photos on their smartphones with visual details like a rainbow or a beard of glitter, also similar to Snapchat. Read More

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Nvidia unveils its first Volta GPU, the Tesla V100

Nvidia unveils its first Volta GPU, the Tesla V100

Standard benchmarking tools don't exist for machine- or deep-learning applications, though development is underway at companies like Google. If Nvidia's datacentre business is able to replicate its performance over the past year and nearly triple its revenue again, that would put it within range of overtaking gaming as the company's primary source of revenue. Read More

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Absolver release date revealed

Absolver release date revealed

Also noteworthy is that the Combat Deck is made up of four stances each with their own different attacks. In Absolver, players play as Prospects, those who have taken a sacred vow to join the Absolvers and fight disharmony in the world. The video goes into the three initial combat styles as well as takes a look at their Special Ability and how the main features of the Combat Deck play out in game. Read More

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Apple Adding iTunes To Windows Store

Apple Adding iTunes To Windows Store

The policy notes that apps must "not jeopardize or compromise user security", naturally, but go on to state that "apps that browse the web must use the appropriate HTML and JavaScript engines provided by the Windows Platform". Indeed, Cortana looks to be the main conduit for prompting users to pick up a certain activity when they switch between devices. "Imagine logging off your PC and having the doc you were editing pop up on your phone", Myerson said. Read More

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IPhone 7 world's best-selling smartphone in Q1

Rapidly expanding 4G infrastructure and low-priced 4G data services introduced by India telecom leader Reliance Jio have led to increased competition in India and stimulated higher demand for 4G-capable devices. When it comes to Android, we already know that South Korean giant, Samsung and Oneplus are playing a top role here. Between 7 and 8 percent of consumers want to purchase Vivo or Oppo smartphones, the report added. Read More

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BMW to launch 8-series in upmarket strategy push

BMW to launch 8-series in upmarket strategy push

Visually, the main difference between the old ones and the new clusters can be seen in the hexagonal shape of the "angel eyes" replacing the previous rounder layout. The Driving Assistant is also available and comprises the Lane Departure Warning system and City Collision Mitigation, which applies the brakes automatically at speeds up to 60 km/h in response to an imminent collision with a auto, motorcycle or pedestrian. Read More

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Nintendo Details Its Plans for E3 2017

Nintendo Details Its Plans for E3 2017

They put an emphasis on Super Mario Odyssey, but it's likely we'll see more from Splatoon 2, too. Most notably, however, is the inclusion of Super Mario Odyssey , arguably the Switch's largest upcoming title. Nintendo Switch , and 3DS games will be played live. The 2017 Splatoon 2 World Inkling Invitational will be held on June 13th, where four pre-qualified teams from Europe, the US, Japan and Australia and New Zealand will compete in the first-ever worldwide Splatoon 2 competition. Read More

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Huawei brings Honor 8 Lite to Asia

Huawei brings Honor 8 Lite to Asia

The Honor 8 Lite will come with 15 month service warranty along with Honor's signature door pick-up and drop after sale facilities. However, the Honor 8 Lite is a mid-range device and that fantastic flatback dual-camera setup that we saw on the Honor 8 is missing in this younger sibling. Read More

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Microsoft fixes remote hacking flaw in Windows Malware Protection Engine

Microsoft fixes remote hacking flaw in Windows Malware Protection Engine

Because MsMpEng runs at the highest privilege level and is so ubiquitous across Windows PCs, this vulnerability is about as bad as it gets. This includes unopened email attachments, unfinished downloads, temporary internet files cached by the browser and even user content submitted to a website that's hosted on a Windows-based web server running Internet Information Services (IIS). Read More

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Windows 10 update aims to help identify best photos, videos

The big new application in the Fall Creators Update is Story Remix , a sort of Windows Movie Maker on steroids. Yesterday, Microsoft has pushed fifth Windows 10 Redstone Build 16193 to Windows Insiders in the Fast Ring. "We designed Windows 10 to empower the creator in all of us", said Terry Myerson, executive vice president, Windows and Devices Group, Microsoft . The Microsoft Graph works within the Microsoft Cloud, allowing you to continue what you were doing on any device; again, ... Read More

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Cortana Skills Kit launches in public preview, opening up to more developers

Have you been itching to get your hands on the Cortana Skills Kit? The cylindrical tower, built by speaker and electronics firm Harman International, was teased by the Samsung subsidiary and Microsoft in short blogposts on Monday. People are using Windows 10 on more than 500 million devices every month, while Cortana now has 140 million monthly active users. Harman Kardon has launched the Invoke , a voice-activated smart speaker that will take on Amazon Echo, Google Home and Apple's rumored ... Read More

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Alphabet's Profit Continues To Surge

That said , advertising continues to be Google's bread and butter. The company also posted adjusted profit of $7.73 per share; analysts expected $7.41. Under Pichai, Google has boosted sales from its core advertising and YouTube business, while also investing in machine learning, hardware and cloud computing. Read More

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Amazon Echo with screen, calling ability may come tomorrow

Amazon is expected to announce a new version of the Echo , equipped with a screen, as well as phone and videoconferencing capabilities, the Wall Street Journal reports . Apple has made it clear it wants to be everywhere in our homes and lives, and a Siri-based voice controlled speaker fits well with that plan. This allows designated users to make a call with the unit offering ten seconds for a receiver to reject a call or select audio only. Read More

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FCC's Ajit Pai Launches Effort to Repeal Title II

FCC's Ajit Pai Launches Effort to Repeal Title II

First up, as Pai announced to the other FCC commissioners in a speech on Wednesday, will be an effort to "reverse the mistakes of Title II and return to the light-touch regulatory framework that served our nation so well during the Clinton administration, Bush administration, and the first six years of the Obama administration". Read More

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May the Fourth be With You, It's Star Wars Day

Fans caught on to the "punniness" of the phrase, and soon, Star Wars Day was born. The novel introduced many fan favourite characters including Mara Jade and the blue-skinned Admiral himself. But how did a seemingly innocuous pun, celebrated by Star Wars fans and those who still think Star Trek is the better franchise, become one of the biggest unofficial holidays? Like many Star Wars characters, "May the Fourth" comes with an interesting origin story. Read More

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Apple Buys Sleep Monitoring Device Beddit

Apple Buys Sleep Monitoring Device Beddit

The $149.95 Beddit 3 sleep monitor is already sold through the new parent company's official website, pairing with an easy to use proprietary iPhone and iPad data, as well as Apple's own Health service. Apple is expected to reveal watchOS 4 at its annual Worldwide developer Conference (WWDC), which begins with a keynote address on 5 June. Smart tracking technology has taken off in recent years, with wearables and internet of things gadgets featuring more prominently in homes across the ... Read More

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Microsoft unveils Windows 10 S for its Surface laptops

Microsoft said the switch from Windows 10 S to Pro is one-way only; users can not revert back to Windows 10 S. Microsoft did not immediately respond to a request for confirmation. The laptop also offers 14.5 hours of battery life due to Windows 10 S' battery savings and its more efficient hardware, according to Engadget . Asus, Acer, Dell, Samsung, Toshiba and Fujitsu are creating Windows 10S devices which will launch "in coming months", with pricing starting at $189 (around £146). Read More

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