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Microsoft is finally going to kill Internet Explorer

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At Microsoft Convergence, a conference dedicated to inter-company collaboration, marketing chief Chris Capossela revealed that the software giant would be largely killing of the Internet Explorer brand. For Windows 10, Microsoft will be introducing a new browser, currently dubbed Project Spartan, an homage to Halo’s Master Chief. Internet Explorer has been around since 1995. It […]

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Microsoft Lumia will replace the Nokia brand

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Microsoft started dropping hints about its plans to kill off the Nokia and Windows Phone brands last month, and now the company is ready to make it official. Microsoft Lumia will be the new upcoming name for Microsoft’s handheld devices. Microsoft has confirmed that other countries will follow the rebranding steps in the coming weeks. […]

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Microsoft announces Windows 10!

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Today Microsoft officially unveiled the latest version of its traditional computer operating system, curiously called Windows 10. Touted as the company’s “most comprehensive platform, ever,” Windows 10 stresses a single product family, platform, and store. While the announcement covered quite a bit in terms of enterprise customers, general consumers have some changes to look forward […]

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$15 million pours in from Ice Bucket Challenge

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Your Facebook timeline or Twitter are most probably flooded by ice and water. It’s the ALS ice bucket challenge. The Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, is more than just another chance for folks to flaunt themselves on social media. The ALS Association said Monday that it has received $15.6 million in […]

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Microsoft wants to be part of Judgment Day, too: Introducing the Project Adam artificial intelligence

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Microsoft has unveiled Project Adam, its new artificial intelligence that it claims is 50 times faster than comparable state-of-the-art systems deployed by the likes of Google. Adam can look at an image of almost anything and tell you exactly what it is; it can even differentiate between a Pembroke and Cardigan corgi. While image classification […]

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The Windows Start Menu Won’t Return Until 2015

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Those awaiting the return of the Microsoft Windows Start Menu will have to wait a bit longer than they thought. Microsoft revealed it was planning to bring back the Start Menu at its Build developer conference in April, although the company didn’t specify a time frame. An update to Windows 8.1 coming in August was […]

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Microsoft Invests $15 Million in Foursquare

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Microsoft is investing, for 4 years, $15 million in Foursquare as part of a licensing deal that will incorporate the the location-based service’s data into Microsoft’s web and mobile platforms. “In the near future, when you use Microsoft devices powered by the Windows and Windows Phone operating systems and products like Bing, places will be […]

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Microsoft’s Kinect guards South Korea’s borders against trespassers

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Surgeons, mad scientists and sentries guarding the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) are using Kinect to monitor movements at the border between North & South Korea. Jae Kwon Ko developed the software, allowing it to notify a nearby outpost if a person is trying to cross the border illegally. Also the software can differentiate between animals […]

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