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Microsoft Says Its New Business Apps Are Smartest in the Land

Last week, Salesforce pitched its sales, marketing, e-commerce, and customer service software as a treasure trove of smarts because of the artificial …

The Laptop Kings: Microsoft and Partners Work to Build Tomorrow's PCs

Microsoft and its original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) Acer, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, and Lenovo are in lockstep as they attempt to define the next …

Microsoft's giant step forward for enterprise SaaS

Back in July this year, Microsoft announced Dynamics 365, a new addition to its enterprise applications which takes on the nomenclature of its …

The HP Workspace app turns the HP Elite x3 into a mobile productivity workhorse

HP is aware of this and knows it could be a serious impediment for enterprise types, so with the Elite x3 they built an app that can get around this: …

Microsoft Hails 'Historic Achievement' in Speech Recognition Technology

Researchers at Microsoft claim to have created a new speech recognition technology that transcribes conversational speech as well as a human does (via <i>The Verge</i>).<p>The system's word error rate is reportedly 5.9 percent, which is about equal to professional transcribers asked to work on the same …

Microsoft made speech recognition software that's as accurate as humans

Microsoft just made another big advancement in artificial intelligence.<p>Researchers at the company have created speech recognition software that is …

How to Juggle Multiple Windows 10 Apps With Virtual Desktops

Got too many apps or windows open on one screen? Organize them with Windows 10's Virtual Desktops.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may …

The 32GB iPhone 7 has 8 times slower storage speed than 128GB model

Apple isn’t telling you everything about its phones. Few weeks back, GSMArena reported that the 32GB iPhone 7 and 7 Plus had significantly slower storage performance than the 128GB and 256GB models of the device.<p>In a new video, Unbox Therapy‘s Lew Hilsenteger conducted a series of speed tests that …

Mobile Technology

A legendary Silicon Valley designer is taking on WeWork, the coworking startup worth $16 billion

Yves Béhar is a design maverick.<p>He's the brains behind some of the most iconic industrial designs of our time, from the Jambox wireless speaker to the XO Laptop, a super cheap personal computer that has "made such an impact on the developing world that it's featured on Rwandan money."<p>Now the …

Google's second OnHub router is built by ASUS, goes on sale this week

Google introduced its OnHub router this summer, promising that it would be just the first in a series of routers designed to be easier to set up and use. Now, the company has taken the wraps off the newest OnHub, the $219.99 ASUS OnHub. Much like the original, the ASUS OnHub is a tall cylindrical …

Pebble’s smartstraps are a big deal and bad news for Apple

One of the biggest criticisms of the Apple Watch, even before its officially launched, is the limited number of sensors built into the device. That’s why I suspect there’ll be some sore heads in Cupertino today after Pebble announced its plan for smartstraps.<p>After launching its color screen Pebble …

Samsung loses smartphone crown to Apple

Apple scored the highest percentage of smartphone sales in the fourth quarter, courtesy of its new iPhones, according to a Gartner report released Tuesday.<p>For the final quarter of 2014, Apple took home a 20.4 percent share of worldwide smartphone sales, up from 17.8 percent during the same quarter …

Google Contacts Gets A New Look

Google Contacts is getting an update. Contacts sits at the core of services like Gmail, Google+, Hangouts and others, but it never felt like Google was putting a lot of resources into this service. Now, it’s not only getting a new look, but also a couple of new features that will make using it a …

Apple’s latest groundbreaking patented design: a lanyard

Apple is known for its attention to detail when it comes to product design. It has been winning awards for its beautifully crafted consumer electronics, made of high-end “space age” materials, for years. Apple has also been accused, however, of being an over-exuberant patent seeker that …

Product Design

Nvidia Announces The $199 Shield Set-Top Box

At a post-GDC keynote at the Nob Hill Masonic Center, Nvidia co-founder and CEO Jen-Hsun Huang just took to the stage for a series of big announcements. The video processing technology company today unveiled its plan to further its push into user hardware with a $199 Shield, a set-top box running …

Set-Top Boxes

Watch Mozilla preview WebGL 2, the first major update to plugin-free 3D graphics in the browser

There were a lot of announcements at Game Developer Conference in San Francisco today, but one flew under the radar: a preview of WebGL 2. Mozilla gave us a sneak peek of what will one day power games and other intensive applications in the browser.<p>WebGL, which stands for Web Graphics Library, is a …

Game Development

Nvidia to launch Shield games console to rival PlayStation and Apple TV

Veteran PC graphics manufacturer promises video-on-demand streaming at 4K resolution and access to the Android app store<p>Nvidia, a major manufacturer of PC graphics technologies, will enter the home console market this summer with the launch of its Android-based entertainment system, Shield.<p>Part …

IBM Watson Group Buys AlchemyAPI To Enhance Machine Learning Capabilities

IBM Watson, the artificial intelligence platform made famous by beating the three best <i>Jeopardy!</i> champions ever several years ago, bought Denver-based AlchemyAPI today. It did not reveal the purchase price.<p>The acquisition gives Watson a key piece of machine learning technology. The deal also gives …

Artificial Intelligence

Apple Watch wins one of world’s most prestigious design awards

Apple and Google 'FREAK attack' leaves millions of users vulnerable to hackers

Millions of people may have been left vulnerable to hackers while surfing the web on Apple and Google devices, thanks to a newly discovered security flaw known as “FREAK attack.”<p>There’s no evidence so far that any hackers have exploited the weakness, which companies are now moving to repair. …

Information Security

Alibaba to take on Amazon in U.S. cloud services

Alibaba may be taking on Amazon in another key category.<p>The Chinese e-commerce giant announced on Wednesday that its cloud computing business, …

Engineers have created a smartphone HIV test that costs $35 to make

Let’s be honest: Smartphones aren’t necessarily thought of as devices that help to slow the spread of sexually transmitted diseases. In fact, …

Texting this phone number will get you 'anything you want as long as it's not illegal'

What if you could text a number and get anything you want?<p>That's the ambitious goal of a new startup called Magic, a text-messaging-based concierge service that promises to pull strings, place orders, and schedule deliveries all so you don't have to.<p>Magic doesn't have a dedicated app. It instead …

Text Messaging

Before the FCC votes on net neutrality, there's a video you need to watch

Net neutrality is equal parts boring and confusing, with a garnish of ideology.<p>It can be tough to know who to trust in this debate. Billion-dollar …

Net Neutrality Rules to Be Approved in the US Today

The Federal Communications Commission is set to approve net neutrality rules on Thursday, which will prevent broadband providers from throttling transfer speeds for select services, Reuters reports.<p>The move will reclassify broadband as ‘telecommunications services’ and see it handled in a similar …

Net Neutrality

The White House officially launches its new cyber warfare agency

One of the reasons that the US has been slow to respond to attacks is because its security agencies don't talk to each other. This lack of communication may make the FBI, CIA etc look very butch, but it's pretty terrible when lives, businesses and second-tier studio comedies are on the line. This …

How to Choose the Perfect Survival Knife: 6 Features to Look For | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Creek Stewart of Willow Haven Outdoor.</i><p>I don’t remember my first kiss or even who it was with. I can barely …

Gun instructor's family shows sympathy for child who accidentally killed him

The grieving family of the Arizona instructor accidentally shot and killed by a girl learning to fire an Uzi expressed sympathy for the 9-year-old.<p>Charles Vacca was shot in the head Monday as he showed the New Jersey girl how to fire the Israeli-made 9mm submachine gun. As she pulled the trigger, …

This Smart Cooler is Now the Most Successful Kickstarter Project Ever

Experts say wearable technology is the next big thing, but now the people have spoken. And the people don’t want smartwatches — they want a cooler …