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App That Alerts Parents If Their Kids Have Seizure

San Francisco: Roberto D’Angelo, a Microsoft employee, and his colleagues have developed an application that alerts parents if their kids are having a seizure. Their project, MirrorHR — Epilepsy Research Kit for Kids, was named for this year’s grand prize at the company’s annual global hackathon, produced by The Garage. The Garage is a Microsoft […]

Over 112 million play Minecraft a month: Microsoft

San Francisco: The popularity of video game Minecraft has been growing, with Microsoft announcing that over 112 million people play it a month. It’s 20 million increase over the figures reported in October 2018. Minecraft was acquired by tech giant Microsoft in 2014 for $2.5 billion. Given that the game is available on almost all […]

Infosys, Microsoft to offer solutions for digital shift

Bengaluru: Global software majors Infosys and Microsoft on Wednesday tied up to jointly offer new solutions to clients worldwide for accelerating their digital transformation. “We have entered into a collaboration with Microsoft and JCI (Johnson Controls International) to deliver smart buildings and space solutions for accelerating the convergence of physical and digital infrastructure,” said the […]

India should become software hub: IT Secretary

New Delhi: India should focus on becoming a major software producer, said Ajay Prakash Sawhney, Secretary for the Ministry of Electronics and IT, here on Tuesday. “It’s time for us to move towards software products. We have been consumers of software, but not producers of software. It’s time for India to move towards being a […]

Did you apply for Google CEO's job on LinkedIn?

San Francisco: To the surprise of millions of LinkedIn users, the high-profile job of Google CEO Sundar Pichai was up for grabs on Microsoft-owned professional networking platform and some wannabes even applied to become what would be a dream job on Earth. Later, LinkedIn accepted it was actually a security bug that let users post […]

Microsoft bidding farewell to iconic Windows games

San Francisco: Software giant Microsoft is killing all of its iconic Internet games including Hearts, Spades, Checkers, Backgammon, MSN Go and Reversi from Windows version XP, ME and 7. The company would be focusing on developing and launching its xCloud Xbox streaming service that would be debuting in October, CNET reported on Friday. “While Microsoft […]

Microsoft may rid Windows 10 of passwords in 2020

San Francisco: Microsoft is planning to make computers running Windows 10 operating system password-less and replace it with Windows Hello face authentication, fingerprints, or a PIN code. While the company has been working on removing passwords from Windows 10 and its Microsoft Accounts for a several months now, the next major update to Windows 10 […]

Microsoft Begins Hiring of B.Tech Students in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The multinational technology company, Microsoft commenced its campus recruitment of B.Tech students of 2020 batch in India from the Institute of Technical Education and Research (ITER) here on Monday As per the release of the Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan (SOA), Deemed to be University, Microsoft recruited eight B.Tech students of 2020 batch. Students belonging to […]

Microsoft losing on Android my 'greatest mistake': Bill Gates

San Francisco: Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates has said that his “greatest mistake ever” was the company losing on the Android opportunity which has cost Microsoft nearly $400 billion and made Google the real winner. In an interview during an event hosted by venture capital firm Village Global, Gates revealed that the mistake was […]

Microsoft joins NASA to get kids interested in space

San Francisco: Microsoft’s education arm and NASA have come together to create online lessons to get school students interested about space. The eight online lesson plans range from titles such as Designing Astro Socks to protect astronauts’ feet in microgravity to designing one’s own space station, CNET reported on Friday. The curriculum includes 3D design challenges, […]

Microsoft to stop updates for Windows 7 from Jan next

Jaipur: Microsoft on Wednesday said its Windows 7 operating system will not get security and technical updates from January 14, 2020, onwards and users should shift to its latest software. Microsoft also said that it is working with computer manufacturing companies like Dell and HP for making devices available at affordable prices and also working […]

10 colleges to have AI Labs of Microsoft in India

New Delhi: Software giant Microsoft on Thursday launched Artificial Intelligence (AI)-enabled digital labs in collaboration with 10 higher educational institutions in India. The programme, ‘Intelligent Cloud Hub’, covers institutes including BITS Pilani, SRM Institute of Science and Technology and Trident Academy of Technology among others. “With the right technology infrastructure, curriculum and training, we can […]

Microsoft wipes huge facial-recognition database

San Francisco: Tech giant Microsoft has reportedly pulled a massive facial recognition database containing more than 10 million images of roughly 100,000 people from the Internet, however traces of the data trove remain online, the media reported. Microsoft released MS-Celeb-1M, a dataset of roughly 10 million photos from 100,000 individuals collected from the Internet in […]

Microsoft to train 15,000 people on AI by 2022

San Francsico: Software major Microsoft has decided to train and certify 15,000 workers on Artificial Intelligence (AI) skills by 2022, in partnership with education provider General Assembly (GA). The training will revolve around technologies including data science, Machine Learning (ML), Cloud and data engineering among others. “According to the World Economic Forum, up to 133 […]

Sony, Microsoft team up on cloud-based gaming

San Francisco: In a move to thwart upcoming competition from giants like Google and Apple, two arch gaming rivals Sony Corporation and Microsoft have joined hands to explore development of future cloud solutions in Microsoft Azure to support their respective game and content-streaming services. In addition, the two companies will explore the use of current Microsoft […]

Older Windows unsafe, Microsoft issues warnings

San Francisco: Software giant Microsoft is warning users using older Windows versions to urgently apply for a Windows Update in order to protect their systems and data against a potential widespread attack. The company has already released security patches for Windows 7, XP and Windows Server 2003 despite the fact that XP and Server 2003 are […]

Microsoft unveils its own Blockchain-based service

San Francisco: Joining the Blockchain bandwagon, Microsoft has unveiled fully-managed Azure Blockchain Service that would simplify the formation, management and governance so that businesses can focus on workflow logic and application development. Instead of supporting cryptocurrency transactions, Azure Blockchain Service will let businesses develop their applications on its Cloud-based platform. Microsoft has also announced a partnership […]

How YouTube engineers plotted to kill Internet Explorer 6

San Francisco: A former Google employee has revealed how a group of engineers plotted to kill Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 6 on its YouTube platform nearly 10 years ago. According to a report in The Verge on Saturday, YouTube in 2009 started displaying a banner to Internet Explorer 6 users, warning that support for Microsoft’s browser would be “phasing […]

Microsoft employees decry '996' Chinese work culture

San Francisco: A group of Microsoft employees has come forward to support Chinese tech workers on the gruelling ‘996’ culture, writing a petition in defence of a trending GitHub repository that is being censored in China. In a letter written on web-hosting service Github, owned by Microsoft, the employees have asked the company to keep […]

Nadella vows to act tough on harassment at Microsoft

San Francisco: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has said the company is making sweeping changes in its HR practices to address complaints of sexual harassment and discrimination at the workplace. In a letter to the employees obtained by Quartz, Nadella on Monday said the tech giant would create a new “Employee Advocacy Team”. The letter came in […]

Internet Explorer on PCs threat to users: Report

San Francisco: Microsoft’s Internet Explorer (IE) that has dealt with a reputation for poor security for years, now makes PCs vulnerable even if it is just installed in them, a security researcher has found. According to researcher John Page, an unpatched exploit in the web browser’s handling of MHT files (IE’s web archive format), hackers […]

Microsoft informs Outlook users of hack

San Francisco: Coming to terms with a hacking and data breach case, Microsoft is reaching out to some users informing them of an Outlook.com hack which exposed data sent over emails to hackers who kept accessing their accounts between January 1 to March 28. Founded in 1996, Outlook.com is a web-based suite of webmail, contacts, […]

Microsoft issues security alert over cyber attack: Reports

San Francisco: Microsoft has alerted some of its webmail users of possible hacker attacks that could access their email accounts illegally, media reports said. In an email notification to some affected users on Saturday, Microsoft said it became aware of an issue involving unauthorised access to some customers’ web-based email accounts by cybercriminals. “We have identified […]

'India can leap ahead with AI in healthcare'

New Delhi: India has a unique opportunity to leap ahead with Artificial Intelligence (AI) in healthcare, as well as to bring the powers of cloud and AI to the broader world, a top Microsoft executive said on Wednesday. According to Peter Lee, Corporate Vice President for Microsoft Healthcare, India has a well-laid infrastructure and advanced […]

Tech firms scramble to make AI unbiased

New Delhi: From recommending what you need to buy on a shopping site to who you should be friends with on a social network, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has established itself as a guiding force in our lives. The growing importance of this technology, however, has also made people aware of the biases that have become […]