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Howl of a good time: Deep monkey roars come with intimate secret

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The howler monkeys whose guttural calls reverberate through Central and South American rainforests possess a secret that the males of the species may prefer to be left unrevealed.<p>Howler monkeys make among the loudest, deepest sounds of any land animal, and males use their …

Monkeys

Microsoft: ‘All virtual reality platforms will converge to mixed reality’

SAN FRANCISCO – Virtual reality is just a stepping stone for augmented reality.<p>This was a conclusion a group of panelist reached during a breakout session discussion about the future of video games at GamesBeat 2015. Game developers today may still be trying to figure out how best to integrate …

Microsoft really doesn’t want Windows 10 users to switch to Chrome

Microsoft has a new trick to convince Windows 10 users to stick with its new Edge browser over Chrome or Firefox. In a newly leaked Windows 10 preview (build 10568), the software giant has added a new prompt targeting users switching default apps. If you have Microsoft Edge set as the default …

Software

Microsoft shows off beautiful photos shot with the Lumia 950 XL

Two new Lumia smartphones, the 950 and 950 XL, are coming next month. They mark the latest reboot of Microsoft's mobile efforts, this time built around the new Windows 10 operating system. One thing that won't be changing between them and earlier Lumias, however, is the emphasis on camera quality, …

Microsoft Surface Book review

I’ve always wanted Microsoft to build a laptop.<p>Some days I’ll be seated on my couch, other days I’ll be seated on the floor of a convention center or press event, so I need a laptop that just works and won’t annoy me when I’m in the middle of writing an article. The Surface line (from the RT right …

Note-Taking

Microsoft shuffles its cloud business to keep the good times rolling

Indeed, revenue for Microsoft's Cloud and Enterprise division (internally called C+E) was up 13% year-over-year, as adoption of the Microsoft Azure public cloud computing platform continues to be strong.<p>In a memo titled "Accelerating Our Momentum Even Further" that was sent to all employees in the …

Globalization

Microsoft phone sales fell 54 percent because of 'updated strategy'

Despite being an overall strong first quarter for Microsoft, its mobile side is still hurting. Phone sales fell 54 percent over the last few months, "reflecting our updated strategy," the company announced in its earnings report. It's not hard to see why, though: Microsoft basically didn't have …

Steve Ballmer says people don't want to work at Amazon

Technically Incorrect: In an interview with Bloomberg, the former Microsoft CEO says those who left Microsoft to go to Amazon, always wanted to come back. He has some words for Apple too.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Local rivalries can …

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One of Xbox Live's creators has left Microsoft

The man who helped transform Xbox Live from a network of desktop PCs running under its developers' desks to a service connecting some 39 million game-playing folk has left Microsoft. Eric Neustadter has worked at the company for 18-and-a-half years, 14-and-a-half of those dedicated to Xbox where …

Amazon Echo adds Yelp local search for restaurants and businesses

The tiny robot-like assistant helping Amazon Echo users to shop via voice interface just got an upgrade: local search powered by Yelp.<p>Specifically, …

This could be what Apple Music looks like on Android

Ever since the unveiling of Apple Music, Apple has promised to deliver an Android version of its subscription music service sometime this fall. With it now being late October, it seems Apple is indeed nearing the launch of Apple Music for Android. Several screenshots published by <i>Mobile Geeks</i> offer …

Apple Music

Toshiba to sell sensor business to Sony for around $165 million: sources

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp is set to sell its image sensor business to Sony Corp for around 20 billion yen ($164.68 million) as part of a restructuring plan laid out earlier this year, sources with knowledge of the deal said on Saturday.<p>Pedestrians walk past a logo of Toshiba Corp outside an …

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