All posts on March, 2016


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Teens use Windows 10 IoT Core to run science experiments in space

EXCLUSIVE: Developing for Windows 10 might sound complicated. But 14-year-old Mihir Kasmalkar figured it out. Now he and his classmates at the Valley Christian Schools in San Jose, California — with a little help from Microsoft — are preparing to send a MinnowBoard Max running the Windows 10 IoT Core operating system up to the International […]

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Microsoft Tells Devs to Talk to the Bots

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and members of his leadership team, speaking to developers Wednesday at the Build 2016 conference, introduced their vision to infuse human speech and machine learning into the company’s consumer and enterprise businesses. Nadella and Executive VP Terry Myerson introduced upgrades to Windows 10 and Cortana as well as technology called “Conversations as a Platform.”

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Disruptive VR startups take their shot to be the next Oculus

SPONSORED: Next week, eight VR startups are hoping to retrace Oculus’s path. They’ll participate at the company’s 2016 Emerging Companies Summit, in a session called the VR Showcase. Each will have an opportunity to describe their VR-based business in front of a live audience of VCs, technology executives, and press.

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Microsoft announces new Edge extensions: Pinterest, Adblock Plus, LastPass, Amazon Assistant, Evernote, and more

Microsoft today announced a slew of incoming Edge extensions. Partners announced include Pinterest, Ad Block, Adblock Plus, LastPass, Amazon Assistant, Evernote, and Page Analyzer powered by Vorlon.js. Exactly two weeks ago, Microsoft released a new Windows 10 preview build with Edge extension support, arguably the most important feature missing from Microsoft’s new browser. But the […]

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Acer’s Chromebase for Meetings is a $799 machine designed for video conferences

Google today announced the first Chromebase for Meetings device, from Acer. It’s a desktop computer designed exclusively for videoconferencing. It costs $799, and it’s available from Google’s partners in U.S, Canada, the UK, Ireland, and Australia. It will become available in more countries later. There have been Chromebase devices before. And two years ago Google […]

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Rocket League gets amateur, collegiate, and semi-pro esports competitions

You don’t have to go pro to chase your competitive Rocket League dreams. The exciting car-soccer game is getting official competitions for players at the amateur, collegiate, and semi-pro levels in partnership with esports organizer ESL, American Video Game League, and Rocket League Central. These competitions will serve audiences who are not playing at the highest level […]

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