Microsoft and Alibaba machines tied for first place, but both beat a human by a slim margin.
Microsoft’s Chinese-language chatbot has captured the attention and affection of millions of people who message it regularly. Continue reading… “Microsoft’s chatbot in China has millions of loyal followers”
Microsoft was granted a patent last week by the United States Patent and Trademark Office for a pair of glasses that can detect a wearer’s emotional response to what they’re looking at.
To say that in the past few decades “everything has become computerized” and that the power and quality of our computers has increased massively has become a cliché. But what hasn’t changed much are the sizes of the interface. Continue reading… “Are floors, walls and ceilings the next interface?”
Top tech companies. Microsoft, GoPro, Samsung, and others take their best guesses at the next five years of consumer electronics. Continue reading… “Consumer tech of the future is about making you forget it’s there”
We complain 879 million times/year (and Facebook is our top target)
We complain about brands an astonishing 879 million times a year on Twitter, Facebook, and other social media networks. A full 10 percent of us find something to be angry about publicly every single day.
Soon, Skype users will be able to conduct voice and video calls supported by a near-real time translation technology. Microsoft’s new idea for its video chat platform surely feels like something straight out of science fiction.
eBay, Hewlett-Packard and Symantec are three huge companies that have decided to split apart. Super investor Marc Andreessen was involved in two of these companies and predicts that this is only the beginning. He sits on the boards of eBay and HP.
Microsoft Research revealed Illumiroom last year. Illumiroom used projectors to stretch the image on your TV to take over a whole wall. Now comes the sequel, RoomAlive. The new system can turn every surface in a room–from the floor to the couch cushions to your own skin–into a glowing screen that reacts to your movement. It’s as if your whole analog world has been digitized. And that digital world can see where you’re looking, pointing, and touching, and adapt itself accordingly. (Videos)
Project Loon aims to bring internet access to the two-thirds of the world.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, last month, thumbed his nose at Google for its various “moonshot” projects, currently housed at Google’s semi-secret X Labs. When Nadella was asked if Microsoft could learn a thing or two from X Labs, he said that there’s always something to learn from “from people who market themselves well.”
Content stored online simply do not have the same Fourth Amendment protections as physical data.
A judge in New York, a couple months ago, ruled that US search warrants applied to digital information even if they were stored overseas. The decision came about as part of an effort to dig up a Microsoft user’s account information stored on a server in Dublin, Ireland.
Meg Whitman, HP CEO
Moments after Meg Whitman, CEO of Hewlett-Packard, announced the company’s grand new plan to compete with the Microsoft Windows operating system, she was thanking Microsoft for being a major sponsor of the conference and inviting the company’s new CEO, Satya Nadella, on stage.