Anindya Biswas

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Muslim teen Ahmed Mohamed creates clock, shows teachers, gets arrested

<b>(CNN) —</b> When Ahmed Mohamed went to his high school in Irving, Texas, Monday, he was so excited. A teenager with dreams of becoming an engineer, he wanted to show his teacher the digital clock he'd made from a pencil case.<p>The 14-year-old's day ended not with praise, but punishment, after the school …

High School

Next-gen Siri versus Google Now on Tap: The battle to read your mind best

Apple's answer to an increasingly solicitous Google Now is a more skillful Siri of its own.<p>At the company's Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) on Monday, Apple introduced a more advanced version of Siri for iOS 9 that comes with "proactive" personal assistant features -- like prompting you to …

Google Now

HTC hits Apple, Samsung wall as smartphone demand slackens

HTC is in a jam.<p>The Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer has long crafted critically acclaimed smartphones, only to have them ignored in favor of larger, flashier brands. The company's troubles continued on Friday, when it cut its second-quarter revenue forecast and warned it would post a loss, …

Microsoft is making all the right moves – but will 'freemium' be an issue?

Microsoft is a company in flux. Under the leadership of Satya Nadella, the ways of the old firm – i.e. the ways of Ballmer – have gone, or are …

Software

Cortana is headed to Android and iOS

First Master Chief, then Windows, next your pocket: Cortana is coming to Android and iOS devices, Microsoft's Joe Belfiore announced in a post on the Windows Blog today.<p>Cortana's availability on competing platforms begins inside of Windows 10.<p>"Today, we’re announcing a Cortana application for …

Microsoft’s New iPhone App Could Make Siri Jealous

Microsoft’s “personal digital assistant” for Windows devices, Cortana, will soon take spoken commands on Apple and Android devices as well.<p>Microsoft …

Cortana

Microsoft integrates its How Old face-recognition tool into Bing image search results

Microsoft is now approximating the gender and age of people who appear in images in search results in its Bing search engine. This is a new implementation of the face-recognition technology that Microsoft first showed off last month at its Build conference.<p>To see how it works, just search for a …

Microsoft Band Smartwatch Review: A Brutal Futuristic Fitness Tracker Lacking In Style

I’ve had Redmond’s wearable on my wrist for a month now, and while I love the idea of the Microsoft Band and I’m really enjoying the statistics that it provides, but there are just enough quirks and issues that leaves me thinking the old rule of thumb about Microsoft needing three attempts to …

How Windows 10 will change smartphones forever

Phones have had a renaissance over the past half-decade. Gone is the idea that they are used simply for calls and texting, replaced by an all-capable …

Windows 10

Microsoft Cortana is going cross-platform to take on Siri and Google Now

The battle between virtual assistants is about to hot up again as Microsoft Cortana prepares to go cross-platform to take on Siri and Google Now. The …

Google Cardboard, Version 2: How VR and AR could take off at Google I/O

Virtual and augmented reality have been sprouting up everywhere in 2015, but Google's had its hands in VR and AR since last year's Google I/O developer's conference. This year it could be poised to do even more.<p>Virtual-reality devices, like the Oculus headset, close us up into the a separate world, …

Google finds that security questions aren't really secure

If you've ever thought that "what was your first pet's name?" is a lousy way to keep intruders from resetting your password, you now have some evidence to back up your suspicions. Google has published research showing that security questions aren't that secure at all. In many cases, your answers …

Oculus VR and Founder Accused of Breach of Contract and Fraud

Oculus VR And founder hit with yet another lawsuit.<p>Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey is being accused of passing off work that he did developing …

I backed up 24,280 photos to Google Drive. What happened next blew my mind

My lovely wife and I recently decided to back up all our family photos to a single online location, so we’d be less dependent on the Mac Mini they currently live on. That, in turn, would free the Mini up so that the 14-year-old could use it as a music-and-movie studio and (eventually, I hope) to …

Assassins Creed: Syndicate - Everything you need to know

The game plays off in London, 1868. The city is divided into seven "burrows" for the player to explore and take over.<p>Plays off during the height of …

'Assassin's Creed' Developers Promise To Learn From 'Unity's' Mistakes

It’s rare to see a developer truly own its mistakes, even when those mistakes are pretty egregious: even with Battlefield 4 and SimCity, EA mostly bragged about impressive sales even as their games barely limped forward. But there’s an interesting video out on IGN where Assassin’s Creed developers …

Assassin's Creed: Syndicate is the Victorian AC adventure

The next game in the Assassin's Creed series will be subtitled Syndicate.<p>As reported by Polygon, the name of the game and protagonist were revealed …

Assassin's Creed

Assassin's Creed: Syndicate launches 23rd October on PS4, Xbox One

<b>UPDATE 5.20pm:</b> Assassin's Creed: Syndicate will launch on 23rd October for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and then later in the autumn for PC.<p>In today's …

Grand Theft Auto

Nokia's stores are turning into Microsoft resellers

It's been a long time coming, but some of the last vestiges of Nokia's phone business are going away. Microsoft has started converting Nokia's stores and service centers into "Microsoft Resellers" (catchy, we know), complete with the colorful branding that you'd expect from a regular Microsoft …

Brock Lesnar Shows Up in Assassin's Creed Syndicate

Professional wrestler Brock Lesnar has made his way into Assassin's Creed Syndicate. Concept art for Syndicate released this week reveals a character who bears a strong resemblance to the muscular man.<p>As discovered by people on Reddit and Kotaku, the character's general physique and back tattoo are …

Microsoft details the many different versions of Windows 10

A new Windows release wouldn't be the same without many different versions of the OS to confuse the heck out of you. Microsoft finally gave us the skinny on Windows 10's upcoming versions today -- and they're all pretty familiar to Windows fans. There's the usual "Home" version for mainstream …

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