Windows 10 Mail & Calendar apps updated with Focused inbox and more
Microsoft has announced some new updates for the Windows 10 Mail & Calendar apps. Says the company, Windows 10 users are gaining access to ‘Focused’ and ‘Other’ tabs in Mail that some Outlook users enjoy today, splitting one’s email in such a way that only the relevant things are shown in ‘Focused’ and everything else is accessible later under ‘Other.’ … Continue reading...
LinkedIn Lite leads trio of new apps launched by Microsoft in India
Microsoft-owned LinkedIn is getting a set of new apps aimed at low-connectivity markets, starting in India. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced the products on Wednesday at his company’s Future Decoded event in Mumbai. The post LinkedIn Lite leads trio of new apps launched by Microsoft in India appeared first on Digital Trends....
Microsoft launches Halo Wars 2 worldwide on Xbox One and Windows 10
Almost a month after Halo Wars 2 entered public beta, the Real Time Strategy (RTS) game has been released worldwide for the Xbox One and Windows 10. Halo Wars 2 is the seventh game in the Halo franchise, and is a sequel to Halo Wars which released in 2009. The game takes place in 2559, 28 years after the events of Halo Wars, and directly after the events of Halo 5: Guardians. In Halo Wars 2, Captain Cutter and his crew face off with a new faction instead of the Covenant. Known as the Banish...
The Must-Have Smartphones of 2017
  It’s a new year which means it’s time to start speculating about what’s in store for the next generation of smartphones. While there’s still a lot of mystery around what we can expect to see with the next crop of smartphones, it’s looking to be an exciting year. If you’re looking to upgrade your smartphone, you’ll have plenty to choose from. Here are some of the smartphones we predict everyone is going to be trying to get their hands on this year....
EU still unhappy with Windows 10 data collection, despite changes
Microsoft's announced changes to Windows 10 privacy policies around enough for the European Union (EU), which has let the company know that it's not doing enough to inform users of what data is collected, and why. The post EU still unhappy with Windows 10 data collection, despite changes appeared first on Digital Trends....
Patch Tuesday may have been delayed, but Windows still has an update for you
Microsoft decided to delay its February 2017 Patch Tuesday update for a month, due to some issues with the update package. However, the company has decided to release an Adobe Flash Player update in the meantime. The post Patch Tuesday may have been delayed, but Windows still has an update for you appeared first on Digital Trends....
Microsoft confirms arrival of Windows 10 Redstone 3 in late 2017
A third Windows 10 update, codenamed Redstone 3, is expected at some point in late 2017. Now, Microsoft has finally confirmed that it is scheduled for this year, as part of a presentation at its Ignite 2017 event in Australia. The post Microsoft confirms arrival of Windows 10 Redstone 3 in late 2017 appeared first on Digital Trends....
Windows 10 privacy settings still worrying European watchdogs
 European Union data protection authorities continue to have privacy-related concerns about Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system, despite the company making some tweaks to privacy settings for users of the OS after criticism and concerns were raised last year. Read More ...
Ravi Shankar Prasad urges Satya Nadella for Microsoft’s help in DigiGaon initiative
Union IT and Electronics Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday met Indian-born CEO of Microsoft Satya Nadella and urged him to consider the use of Microsoft’s innovative technology in the upcoming DigiGaon (Digital Village) initiative. “Had a good &productive meeting with @satyanadella. He deeply appreciated the success of ongoing #DigitalIndia program, which is transformative,” the minister tweeted after talks with Nadella here. “Requested @satyanadella to consider...
Google and Microsoft will demote piracy links in UK search results
Both Microsoft and Google have agreed to demote piracy links in search results in the UK, it has been announced, in their latest efforts to help crack down on Internet piracy. This move, if it proceeds, will be a first of its kind, and will result in Google Search and Bing demoting websites in search results that give access to … Continue reading...
Microsoft HoloLens tipped to magically leap to v3, skip v2
Impressive as it may be, the HoloLens you currently see right now is still just version 1, which is to say it’s a very expensive prototype. The next version of HoloLens, which might be more fit for public consumption and budgets, will be version 3. Did Microsoft suddenly forget to count? Hardly. However, it is eschewing conventional development wisdom and … Continue reading...
Satya Nadella is impressed with India Stack; also talks about Cortana at Bengaluru event
Satya Nadella has arrived in India for Future Decoded, Microsoft’s flagship technology and business conference which will take place in Mumbai on 21-22 February. But before coming to Mumbai, Microsoft CEO attended an event in Bengaluru where he spoke about India’s internet scale, augmented reality and more. Nadella has visited Bengaluru for the first time since he was appointed Microsoft CEO. Nadella said that storage networks are fuelling artificial intelligence revolution. &ld...
Bill Gates proposes Robot taxes for the robots that replace humans to take their jobs
Robots that steal human jobs should pay taxes, Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates has said. “Certainly there will be taxes that relate to automation. Right now, the human worker who does, say, USD 50,000 worth of work in a factory, that income is taxed and you get income tax, social security tax, all those things,” Gates told Quartz website. “If a robot comes in to do the same thing, you’d think that we’d tax the robot at a similar level,” said...
Scientists develop an app that can interpret eye gestures; speak language of eyes
Researchers have developed an app that could help people speak the language of eyes — literally. The smartphone app that researchers working with Microsoft have developed can interpret eye gestures in real time, decode these gestures into predicted utterances, and facilitate communication. Called GazeSpeak, the app would help people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a condition resulting in individuals gradually losing their strength and the ability to speak, eat or move. As part o...
Scientists develop an app that can interpret eye gestures; speak language of eyes
Researchers have developed an app that could help people speak the language of eyes — literally. The smartphone app that researchers working with Microsoft have developed can interpret eye gestures in real time, decode these gestures into predicted utterances, and facilitate communication. Called GazeSpeak, the app would help people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a condition resulting in individuals gradually losing their strength and the ability to speak, eat or move. As part o...
Scientists develop an app that can interpret eye gestures; speak language of eyes
Researchers have developed an app that could help people speak the language of eyes — literally. The smartphone app that researchers working with Microsoft have developed can interpret eye gestures in real time, decode these gestures into predicted utterances, and facilitate communication. Called GazeSpeak, the app would help people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a condition resulting in individuals gradually losing their strength and the ability to speak, eat or move. As part o...
Scientists develop an app that can interpret eye gestures; speak language of eyes
Researchers have developed an app that could help people speak the language of eyes — literally. The smartphone app that researchers working with Microsoft have developed can interpret eye gestures in real time, decode these gestures into predicted utterances, and facilitate communication. Called GazeSpeak, the app would help people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a condition resulting in individuals gradually losing their strength and the ability to speak, eat or move. As part o...
Microsoft’s Beam app starts challenging Twitch on Xbox One
Last summer, Microsoft acquired livestreaming service Beam as part of its plans to further integrate its Xbox gaming platform with Windows 10, and now it appears it’s ready to start positioning Beam as a serious rival to Twitch. The company has announced that a new Beam app is coming to the Xbox One, with select Xbox Insider Program members getting … Continue reading...
Cities: Skylines inbound for the Xbox One
The game Cities: Skylines will be launching on the Xbox One soon, it has been announced. The game’s website says it’ll arrive on Microsoft’s latest-generation console this spring, the newest update for the game following its original release in 2015. The Xbox One version of the game will include the “After Dark” DLC, though whether other DLCs will also be … Continue reading...
Get $150 off a top-notch 2-in-1 laptop — the Microsoft Surface Pro 4
If you want a laptop or tablet that's completely portable and ideal for multitasking, consider the Microsoft Surface Pro 4, currently discounted by $150 and available for only $650 at Best Buy. The post Get $150 off a top-notch 2-in-1 laptop — the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 appeared first on Digital Trends.