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Microsoft’s Commitment to Protect Customer Data through Encryption Continues

Late last year, Microsoft embarked on a comprehensive engineering effort to strengthen encryption across our networks and services in light of …

Hands on with Sprout, HP's keyboard-and-mouse killer

At an event this morning in Manhattan, HP showed off Sprout to dozens of members of the press with multiple hands-on demonstrations. The different stations focused on the innovative combination of the built-in projector and capacitive touch mat that is meant to obfuscate the traditional PC setup. …

'Microsoft Band' fitness tracker leaks out (update: goes on sale Thursday for $199)

It looks like the curtains have been raised early on Microsoft's attempt to join the wearable game. <i>Windows Central</i> points out that sync apps have appeared in the Mac and Android app stores (update: and Microsoft's), set to personalize and track data for your "Microsoft Band." Rumors had pointed to …

Lenovo's new 13-inch 'Yoga' tablet is as big as its Windows Ultrabooks

Lenovo seems to be coming full circle. After knocking our socks off with the original Yoga, a 13-inch Ultrabook whose screen could fold all the way back, the company followed up with a spinoff product called the Yoga Tablet. Today, the lineup includes both Android and Windows tablets, mostly in the …

Microsoft's health revolution is here, starting with a $199 fitness tracker

Health is having a moment. This fall alone, Apple and Google have announced ways for app and hardware developers to centralize their data, and dozens of new wearable devices have cropped up in hopes of grabbing the space on your wrist, ankle, face, or clothes to track everything from your steps to …

The Big Future: Can we build a better brain?

How will the future change the human brain? This week's <i>Big Future</i> takes a look at a new wave of neurological techniques that directly alter the brain's electrical patterns, correcting seizures and movement disorders. Some doctors are even experimenting with using it to treat depression. Could the …

Xbox Music ditches free desktop streaming on December 1st

If you're hooked on Xbox Music's free desktop-based listening, you're going to have make some backup plans very shortly. Microsoft has announced that it's dropping the no-cost web and Windows streaming option as of December 1st; after that, you'll have to pay for a Music Pass if you want …

It costs $50 to plug an Xbox One Kinect into your PC

What's stopping you from creating the first killer Kinect 2.0 hack? Well, now that Microsoft's released the do-all sensor's SDK to the public for free you don't have many more excuses. The software development kit is available without any fees and what's more, you can now put any finished apps up …

'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' Gets 'Dark Sequel' Teaser Trailer

Well, now that a perfectly legal and non-bootleg version is officially online, along with a new poster to boot, let’s talk!<p>First of all, I am always a sucker for marketing that uses somewhat unconventional musical choices, and the use of “I’ve Got No Strings” to score the chaotic action montage is …

An Economic Principle For Us All: Comparative Advantage

<i>The first edition of A Concise Guide to Macroeconomics by David A. Moss was published in 2007—just as one of the world’s great economic downturns was taking off. The</i> <i>second edition</i> <i>has just been published, which includes an epilogue on the crisis and the contrasting actions taken by world governments</i> …

The Time We Waste On Things That Never Happen

Today I’m looking at an aspect of productivity that we tend to overlook: things that never happen.<p>Despite the fact that these things never happen, the amount of time we waste on them can be vast.<p>For example, a medium-sized business might be asked to prepare a pitch for some potential business. …

Big Data Opportunity: Predictive Sales Software Turns Browsers Into Buyers

My last column decried the firehose of data flooding organizations today and the difficulty of making sense of it all: the bounty of data perversely makes it harder to refine into useful information. Yet as I point out, tools exist that are easier to use, procure and pay for allowing even small …

Outside-In Customer Experience Is The Best Offensive Strategy

B2B companies are realizing that the real rockbed of building enduring customer relationships lies in the perception customers hold of value. Value is increasingly not in the product but in the services – paid and free – that sellers provide. While still a controversial concept, this realization is …

Windows 10 brings Windows Phone's notification center to the desktop

If Windows 10 is going to unify your experiences on devices ranging from smartphones to PCs, it only makes sense that key mobile features would reach the desktop, right? Microsoft certainly thinks so. The team in Redmond has released an updated version of the Windows 10 Technical Preview that …

Google backs Magic Leap, a mysterious augmented reality startup (updated)

Google has just thrown its weight behind an augmented reality startup shrouded in mystery. Along with Qualcomm and film production Legendary Entertainment (among many other companies), Mountain View has funded Magic Leap to the tune of $542 million. According to <i>The New York Times</i>, that puts the …

Finally, an open-source smart toothbrush with a subscription plan

If you ever thought to yourself, "Self, I need a crowdfunded toothbrush that tracks my oral activities," you're in luck. The folks at Goodwell estimate that we'll each go through some 300 toothbrushes over the course of our lifetime. As such, it wants to do its part to wage a war against the …

Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with a Notification Center

Nearly 7,000 changes since the last preview<p>Microsoft released its first Windows 10 Technical Preview just three weeks ago and the software maker is now ready to issue a fresh update. If you're already testing Windows 10 then a new preview build (9860) is available from the update and recovery …

5 Trends Your Marketing Team Should Budget For In 2015

Divvying up your marketing funds isn’t a fun or easy task, so you’ve likely pushed it off as long as possible. You’ve told numerous vendors, “We’ll look at that for our 2015 budget,” but budget season is quickly approaching — and you need to make a decision.<p>To help you navigate the overwhelming …

40,000 Korean Fans Watch SSW Win 2014 'League of Legends' World Championship

Earlier this year, The International 4 had DOTA 2 players competing for an 11 million dollar prize pool in their championship tournament. Now, we’ve just seen the conclusion of the annual League of Legends World Championship, playing for millions less perhaps, but in front of a much larger audience.<p>…

Microsoft’s new Surface Hub brings pen customization to the Surface Pro 3

Microsoft has released a Surface Hub app this weekend to improve the functionality of the stylus on the Surface Pro 3. After updating the pen firmware earlier this week, Microsoft’s Surface Hub brings two customization options that Surface Pro 3 owners have been asking for: custom pressure …

Best Windows 10 features

Here are the features in Windows 10 that are worth upgrading for.

US partners: Find big savings with Azure Site Recovery - The Fire Hose

The third part of a Microsoft Azure Partner Community series shares information on how Azure can be used as part of a disaster recovery …

6 Technology Articles You Must Read Today -- A Look at Analytics, Business Intelligence, Big Data, Clustering, Manufacturing & Innovation

As we thunder down the homestretch and into the weekend, enjoy these 6 top-notch technology articles.<p><b>How Data Analytics and Business Intelligence are revolutionizing manufacturing supply chains.</b><p>Daniel Castro and Mark Doms collaborated on the most interesting piece I’ve read in a long time, this …

Introducing a new way to share files with Outlook Web App - Microsoft 365 Blog

<i>Today’s post was written by Rebecca Lawler, program manager on the Outlook Web App team.</i><p>We’re thrilled to announce two new ways to share files with …

Introducing OneNote Class Notebooks—a flexible digital framework for teaching and learning - Microsoft 365 Blog

We’ve been tremendously proud over the years to see OneNote helping teachers revolutionize learning in their classrooms. Across the country and …

Apple's next event is October 16th: 'it's been way too long'

iPads, and more?<p>Apple announcements are coming fast and furious this fall. Fresh off the huge launch of the iPhone 6 lineup and the Apple Watch, plus the considerably rockier launch of iOS 8, the company has announced another event for October 16th. This time we expect to see new iPads, new iMacs, …

Cyber-Security Wars Pause With iPhone 6 Nod

So much has been written already about the sudden approval of the iPhone 6 in China, after several weeks of unexplained delays, that I thought I would focus on the broader implications of this surprise move in the ongoing war of words between the US and China over cyber security.<p>I praised iPhone …