Tag: Microsoft

Nvidia partners with Red Hat, Microsoft, and Ericsson to grow edge and 5G offerings

Nvidia today unveiled Aerial, a software development kit for building 5G wireless radio access networks (RAN) that rely on GPU memory for operation. Nvidia CEO and founder Jensen Huang also rolled out a series of partnerships to bolster the GPU chip maker’s role in 5G and edge computing for deployment of AI systems. The news […]

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Microsoft’s DreamWalker lets you see VR cities during real-world walks

If the idea of putting on a VR headset and walking with your vision obstructed through a real city sounds suicidal, that’s just because the technology hasn’t yet caught up with its potential — at least, that’s what researchers from Microsoft believe. A newly released video of DreamWalker shows how the company expects to turn real-world […]

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Microsoft acquires Mover to bolster cloud migration solutions

Microsoft today announced that it’s acquired Mover, an Edmonton-based provider of admin-led and self-service cloud file migration offerings. It didn’t disclose the terms of the deal, but it said that the startup’s tech will bolster and complement existing first-party solutions like FastTrack and the SharePoint Migration Tool for migrating content from on-premises SharePoint sites and […]

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Microsoft announces Secured-core PCs to counter firmware attacks

Microsoft today announced a new initiative to combat threats specifically targeted at the firmware level and data stored in memory: Secured-core PCs. Microsoft partnered with chip and computer makers to apply “security best practices of isolation and minimal trust to the firmware layer, or the device core, that underpins the Windows operating system.” Secured-core PCs […]

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Microsoft’s AI rewrites sentences based on context

Ever heard of context modeling? It defines how contextual data is structured and maintained, and it plays a pivotal role in open domain conversation. That’s why researchers at Microsoft recently investigated a novel approach that involves rewriting the last utterance in a dialogue turn (i.e., a series of utterances) by considering context history. In a […]

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Xbox Live change enables you to choose any gamertag you want

Xbox Live is changing the way that gamertags work. The service now enables you to change your name to whatever you want — although, you will get a numerical identified to go along with that. Of course, you still can’t use a lot of hateful or suggestive words. And the length maxes out at 12 […]

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Microsoft’s open-source election software now has a bug bounty program

Microsoft has announced a bug bounty program for its open-source election software ElectionGuard, allowing researchers to uncover vulnerabilities and help bolster election security. Available as a software development kit (SDK), ElectionGuard aims to make voting tamper-proof by leveraging encryption to “enable a new era of secure, verifiable voting.” It also allows individual voters to confirm that […]

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NPD: Nintendo Switch outsold Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in September

As Microsoft and Sony slowly sunset their current-generation consoles, Nintendo is maintaining its momentum. The Nintendo Switch was the top-seller in September, according to industry-tracking firm The NPD Group. “Nintendo Switch was again the best-selling hardware platform of September and remains the best-selling platform of 2019,” NPD analyst Mat Piscatella said. Of course, the Switch […]

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Microsoft rolls out Windows Tamper Protection for Windows antivirus to keep hackers at bay

Microsoft has officially announced the general availability of a new Tamper Protection feature for its Windows Defender Antivirus service. The security feature is essentially meant to thwart any attempts made by cybercriminals to break the real-time anti-malware defenses incorporated in Windows. In other words, tamper protection safeguards against “malicious and unauthorized changes to security features, […]

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Microsoft Flight Simulator VR support: ‘We will try our darnedest to make it happen’

In an interview with AVSIM, the head of Microsoft’s upcoming Microsoft Flight Simulator stated that the team will “try our darnedest” to add VR support. “Right after the E3 trailer came out there was a lot of people making that exact assumption, that ‘Oh yeah, this better be supporting VR right from the get go.’ It […]

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You Can Now Buy The Xbox Wireless Controller From Apple’s Online Store

With the update to iOS 13, iPhone and iPad users can now finally directly connect gaming controllers from the PS4 and the Xbox One to their devices. However, unlike the PS4’s DualShock 4 controller, the Xbox One controller isn’t as straightforward to connect and only certain models will work. Advertising This is why it doesn’t […]

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Microsoft Could Be Planning A Unified Office Mobile App For iOS

Microsoft Office is currently available on iOS devices. They are available as standalone apps where can choose which one to download, depending on your needs. However, sometimes you might only need the app for basic features, but unfortunately, it will still require you to download the entire app. Advertising However, according to a report from […]

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Accessibility finally matters to the game industry — but it needs to do better

Globally, 2.6 billion people spanning across geographical regions, generations, and socioeconomic backgrounds take part in digital gaming. This is a big portion of our world’s population, so unsurprisingly, it doesn’t — and shouldn’t — stop at players with disabilities. In fact, approximately 92% of people with impairments play video games, and there are more than […]

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Windows 10 testers can now answer Android phone calls

At Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked 2019 in August and the Surface hardware event last week, Microsoft talked about Windows 10’s Your Phone app getting a new Calls feature. Today, the company is letting Windows Insiders start testing an early preview of Android calling on Windows 10. Having given up on Windows Phone, Microsoft has increasingly poured […]

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Tech giants, small countries, and the future of techplomacy

Two years ago, Casper Kylnge, an experienced Danish diplomat with a background in crisis management in places like Afghanistan, became the first nation-state ambassador to Silicon Valley. It’s his job to speak with Amazon, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft in the U.S. and with companies like Alibaba and Baidu in China, and to treat these businesses […]

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Microsoft’s AI generates high-quality talking heads from audio

A growing body of research suggests that the facial movements of almost anyone can be synced to audio clips of speech, given a sufficiently large corpus. In June, applied scientists at Samsung detailed an end-to-end model capable of animating the eyebrows, mouth, and eyelashes, and cheeks in a person’s headshot. Only a few weeks later, Udacity […]

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