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Microsoft’s Project Brainwave Platform for Real-Time AI Launched

HIGHLIGHTS Microsoft’s Project Brainwave is designed for real-time AI processes ‘Project Brainwave’ uses the massive field-programmable gate array The system has been architected to yield high actual performance Software giant Microsoft has announced its Project Brainwave deep learning acceleration platform for real-time artificial intelligence (AI). With the help of ultra-low latency, the system processes requests as fast as it receives them. “Real-time ... Read More »

Microsoft’s Surface Computers Lose Consumer Reports Backing

Consumer Reports is withdrawing its recommendation for four new Microsoft Corp.laptops and tablets after a survey showed that a quarter of older Surface devices posed problems for their owners after only two years, a black mark against the company during the key back-to-school buying season. The report, which pulls recommendations for two versions each of the Surface Laptop and Surface Book, ... Read More »

Microsoft’s Office sales soar and Windows Phone fades in cloud-happy earnings call

Remember when Microsoft touted Windows Mobile during earnings calls? Now, Microsoft’s Windows Phone business is “immaterial,” while Office, Azure, and other cloud and services products continue to propel the company to profitability. In a small note during its second-quarter earnings report Thursday, Microsoft said its phone business had declined $361 million in revenue from a year ago, leading to the ... Read More »

Microsoft’s New Face Swap App Includes Bing Image Search and Face Swapping Technology

Microsoft’s Garage project in the past has released a number of apps for rival platforms, built by a team inside the company that utilises some of its time on different kinds of products. The latest app from Microsoft Garage team is Face Swap, and it doesn’t just let you just swap faces as the name mentions. The Microsoft Face Swap ... Read More »

Microsoft’s new education push plays to its strengths, the cheap and familiar

Microsoft never mentioned Chromebook by name, but it’s clear that Google’s browser-based hardware offering was at the front of everyone’s mind at today’s education event in New York City. The company has managed to control much of the market internally, but the Chromebook has swiftly eroded marketshare here in the States. Microsoft’s solution is playing into the company’s strengths of ... Read More »

Microsoft’s decision to scrap February security updates unnerves patch experts

Microsoft this week canceled February’s slate of security updates for Windows and its other products, including Office, just a day after saying that the fixes would only be delayed. Patch experts struggled with the decision, pointing out that known vulnerabilities will go unpatched and that IT planning had been disrupted. “I was shocked,” said Chris Goettl, product manager at patch ... Read More »

How to join Microsoft’s Office Insider program on any platform

Microsoft is all about showing its work these days. You probably know Microsoft shares preview builds of Windows 10 leading up to major releases, such as the upcoming Creators Update. But did you know Microsoft offers an Insider program for Microsoft Office as well? If your heart starts racing at the thought of trying out new Excel power features, enhanced ... Read More »

Microsoft’s upgraded Beam game-streaming service goes live, taking on Twitch and YouTube

Microsoft’s Twitch competitor, Beam, has now pushed its “Pro” upgrade live to all users, featuring streams with up to 1440p resolution at 60Hz and integration with Xbox Live. Microsoft’s purchase of Beam last summer came as something of a surprise, given that the company seemed satisfied with its relationship with Amazon’s game-streaming service, Twitch.tv. Even with the upgrade to Beam.pro, ... Read More »

Microsoft’s vision for LinkedIn is about tying its business data into Office and other services

Now that Microsoft’s massive $26.2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn has officially closed, it’s time for the next step: figuring out how its massive store of business information can best be used by Microsoft and its customers. Building upon the company’s integration plan outlined earlier this year, Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella laid out a set of plans for short-term integration with LinkedIn (in ... Read More »

Microsoft’s ‘Holoportation’ will virtually beam you into another room

Using a combination of mixed reality displays and 3D cameras, users of Microsoft’s “Holoportation” technology can interact with remote participants as if they were in the same physical space. MORE LIKE THIS Microsoft wants to ‘holoport’ you into a conversation elsewhere Hands-on: Paint 3D Preview remixes Paint for the HoloLens generation Human ears and eagle beaks: 10 amazing items created ... Read More »