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New Microsoft Office 365 open source integration with Moodle transforms education technology | Stories

<b>LONDON — Jan. 19, 2015 —</b> Microsoft Open Technologies Inc. (MS Open Tech), a subsidiary of Microsoft Corp., together with leading Moodle partner …

German Pedestrians Can Now Play ‘Pong’ With Each Other While Waiting At The Crosswalk

Whenever the words “traffic” and “pong” come to mind, I imagine a <i>Frogger</i>-like situation with real people. A few German students had a different game in mind when they initially proposed their “StreetPong” concept back in 2012. Give or take a few European adjustments (i.e. “pong” = “soccer”), it’s …

HP Stream 11 review: a $200 Windows laptop meant to be a Chromebook killer

It's no secret that people like Chromebooks. That can't be good news for Microsoft, which used to <i>own</i> the market for cheap computers. Not one to take this sort of encroachment lying down, Microsoft came out with a lower-cost version of Windows 8.1 that PC makers could use to build small, lightweight …

Microsoft is bringing chat to its Word and PowerPoint web apps

Collaborating with co-workers using Office Online is about to get a bit easier: Microsoft is bringing chat to the web versions of Word and PowerPoint. Sorry, Excel users: it seems you can't yet chat while working on spreadsheets, nor does the feature support OneNote. The Skype-powered chat is more …

Uber brings Spotify streaming to your morning commute

Reports surfaced last week that Uber riders would soon be able to blast tunes from Spotify during the commute, and now the partnership is official. After hailing a car via the handy app, you can decide what music you're in the mood for, and when the car arrives to pick you up, it'll already be …

Rosetta's Philae lander touches down on comet after 10-year quest (update: new image)

After Rosetta's 10-year journey -- capped off with the smooth 7-hour descent of its Philae lander -- an explosion of elation went up in the European Space Agency's mission control center in Darmstadt, Germany. At around 11:04AM Eastern Time, humanity has, for the first time in history, carefully …

Rosetta Mission’s Tweets from Space

Scientists say Rosetta mission’s probe has successfully become the first craft to land on a comet – a historic moment for space exploration.<p>The event was a popular topic on Twitter, where #CometLanding trended globally when the Philae probe landed.<p>Two Twitter accounts really got into the …

Did you pay to edit Office docs on an iPad? Now you can get some money back

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Microsoft<p>Now that Microsoft has set the editing features of Office for iPad free, what happens to those who paid money …

Microsoft Office will soon tap into your Dropbox

Microsoft would just <i>love</i> it if you used OneDrive for all your document storage needs, but let's face it: loyalties to rival cloud services run deep. That's why, in the spirit of compromise (or acknowledging user demand), the folks in Redmond have inked a curious deal with Dropbox. Over the coming …

Microsoft to Mac Users: Happy Halloween, Here’s a New Outlook for Mac

Microsoft’s Halloween gift to Mac users? A surprise new version of Outlook for Mac, which was revealed in a company blog post on Friday.<p>The new …

Skype Opens Registration For Early Live Translator Preview

Microsoft’s research department has been building some incredible things of late, and one of them comes from the Skype team and was demoed on stage at Re/code’s Code conference back in May: Skype Translator lets users talk via voice and video in real-time even if they don’t speak the same language, …

Why social media needs to be taught in high school

There’s been a lot of discussion recently on what schools should be teaching kids. Just this month, the United Kingdom announced the addition of cybersecurity to its curriculum in response to a lack of education in the field and the rising industry skills gap.<p>I believe U.S. schools have been …

People trust NSA more than Google, survey says

In a result consistent with previous polling, a new poll has respondents claiming they're more concerned about Google seeing all their private data than the government.<p>People don't always say what they think. Especially in business and love.<p>Please, therefore, consider this question: whom would you …

14 Habits From Organized People That We ALL Should Borrow

(Photo: Getty Images)<p>They're the people who just love to check things off a list. Their idea of heaven is The Container Store. And they sure know their way around a spreadsheet. They're the ultra-organized, and to those who prefer things a little less tidy, their ways are mysterious.<p>But they're …

Microsoft increases OneDrive storage from 1TB to unlimited for Office 365 subscribers

Microsoft today announced it is increasing OneDrive storage from 1TB to unlimited for all its Office 365 customers, at no additional cost. In short, this means storage limits are becoming a thing of the past for both Office 365 business and consumer subscribers.<p>Microsoft says the gradual rollout …

Microsoft targets Dropbox and Google with unlimited OneDrive storage for Office 365 subscribers

No more storage limits<p>Microsoft is removing its OneDrive storage limits for Office 365 subscribers. If you’re an Office 365 Home, Personal, or University subscriber then OneDrive storage will be unlimited in the coming months as Microsoft rolls out its changes to every account. OneDrive for …

New Microsoft Garage site invites public to test a wide range of app ideas

Microsoft today launched a new section on its website: The Microsoft Garage is designed to give the public early access to various projects the company is testing right now. The team is kicking off with a total of 16 free consumer-facing apps, spanning Android, Android Wear, iOS, Windows Phone, …

Innovating at the speed of cloud, in less than a New York minute

The humorist and author Mark Twain once said, “The man with a new idea is a crank — until the idea succeeds.”<p>The reality is that throughout history, there’s been a constant stream of new ideas, entrepreneurship, and innovations — from the train, steamboat, plane, and automobile to the printing …

10 crazy questions tech companies ask job candidates

What would you say if — right this second — you had to “describe Google as a person.”<p>What about if you had to answer this — on the spot — in a job …

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