Microsoft is moving Kinect to the cloud

Microsoft is moving Kinect to the cloud, the company’s CEO Satya Nadella announced today during the annual Build keynote. “Kinect, when we first launched it in 2010, was a speech-first, gaze-first, vision-first device. It was used in gaming, and then, later on, it came to the PC, and it was …

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Microsoft partners with DJI on a new Windows 10 drone SDK

DJI is partnering with Microsoft to build a new drone SDK for Windows 10 that will enable full flight control and data transfer to Windows 10 PCs, which allows it to directly connect DJI’s drones with Windows computers. Along with controlling the drones, the SDK will also make it possible …

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Microsoft Build 2018: the biggest news from the conference

Microsoft’s 2018 Build conference takes place on May 7th and 8th. The company will use the two-day event to share its plans around artificial intelligence (AI), cloud services, its Cortana voice assistant, Office, and of course Windows. You can expect to see new Windows 10 features and other software updates …

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Microsoft needs to prove it’s not another IBM

Microsoft has been known as the Windows company for years, but that’s changing. As the company embraces a world beyond Windows, Microsoft is increasingly focusing its efforts on businesses rather than consumers. The software maker has been reshaping itself recently, and embracing rival technologies in the process. Slowly but surely, …

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Microsoft Build 2018: start time, live stream, and schedule

Microsoft’s annual build developer conference starts today, May 7th, with a keynote from CEO Satya Nadella, executive VP Scott Guthrie, and CTO of Microsoft Azure Mark Russinovich, among others. Unlike other big company developer conferences, Build’s keynotes take place over two days. Today’s will focus on the company’s cloud and …

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Nvidia shuts down maligned GeForce Partner Program

At the beginning of March, Nvidia presented a new GeForce Partner Program (GPP) initiative, which claimed to “help gamers know what they are buying,” but basically amounted to Nvidia strong-arming hardware partners and resellers into aligning their gaming brands exclusively with GeForce gear. A mere two months of widespread discontent …

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Microsoft Build 2018: What to Expect From the Big Show

Microsoft Build, the company’s two-day developer conference, takes place this Monday and Tuesday in Seattle. The yearly event is Microsoft’s chance to court its developer community, and also to offer a broad vision of where the company wants to go. Cloud computing, artificial intelligence, mixed reality—it’s all happening at Microsoft, …

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The NIH Launches Its Ambitious Million-Person Genetic Survey

It’s spring and privacy concerns are in the air. Between the recent revelations that Facebook let Cambridge Analytica capture data from 87 million of its users to be improperly used to influence the US presidential election, and news that California investigators cracked the long-cold case of the Golden State Killer …

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