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Samsung's Galaxy TabPro S is more than just a Surface knockoff

It has a thinner and lighter design, not to mention longer battery life.<p>Microsoft's Surface tablets are so great, it seems, that everyone wants to copy them. So far, we've seen similar devices from Apple, Lenovo, Dell, HP and Google. Incredibly, though, one of the biggest companies we cover, …

Batteries

Audi says Apple CarPlay, Android Auto are not a 'connected car' solution

LAS VEGAS — If you were hoping that the introduction of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto into your new car's dashboard would mean that the two tech …

Android Auto

Here’s what the world will be like in 2045, according to DARPA’s top scientists

Predicting the future is fraught with challenges, but when it comes to technological advances and forward thinking, experts working at the Pentagon's research agency may be the best people to ask.<p>Launched in 1958, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is behind some of the biggest …

The Three Environments That Create Every Employee Experience

I define “employee experience” as an organization creating a place where people want to show up instead of assuming that people need to show up. This shift from “need” to “want” is the fundamental change that organizations around the world are starting to experience. This is why we see so much …

Corporate Culture

5 Next-Level Gifts for the Everyday Futurist

Got a friend who always retweets Elon Musk? Find their perfect gift here.<p><i>Buying gifts for a creative person isn't always easy. Amid a swarm of varied interests, specialized tools, and jargon, it's easy to opt for a nice coffee table book or a bottle of wine. But if you're looking for the perfect</i> …

Microsoft’s Cortana now works on Google, Apple phones

The voice-activated digital assistant is available on Apple’s App Store and Google Play in the U.S. and China.

Tesla's carmaker rival Faraday Future is building its own plant right in Tesla's backyard

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Chinese-backed electric carmaker Faraday Future plans to build a $1 billion manufacturing plant in North Las Vegas, according to a letter the company sent Nevada officials Wednesday.<p>The upstart, California-based automaker chose Nevada over three other states and after …

HERE wants to be the maps guiding your self-driving car

HERE Maps, formerly a part of Nokia, announced its plans to accelerate its efforts to map the globe and make its data openly available.<p>The company, which was acquired by car makers Audi AG, BMW Group and Daimler AG for $3 billion in August, says it’s working on high-resolution maps to enable …

Autonomous Cars

Samsung is setting up a new driverless car team

The new division will reportedly operate independently of other Samsung divisions and "develop automotive-related businesses."<p>In a statement seen by Reuters, Samsung said the team will grow sales of car components, with an initial focus on in-car entertainment, satellite navigation and autonomous …

Why Microsoft Prefers Apple For Apps

At Microsoft's (NASDAQ:MSFT) recent annual shareholder meeting, the company's biggest shareholder, Steve Ballmer, also became its most vocal critic. …

Apps

Baidu's autonomous car completes full driverless testing

The Chinese tech giant's modified BMW 3 Series managed mixed road conditions.<p>Baidu's working hard to catch up to Google's autonomous car tech, and just recently, its modified BMW 3 series has completed a rigorous, fully autonomous testing on mixed roads. The Chinese Google's autonomous car traveled …

How To Design A New Car In 7 Steps

Cars are complex organisms, built out of thousands of discreet parts that are jigsawed together into a single machine with one basic goal: Get you where you need to go as quickly and comfortable as possible. The process takes time, is full of compromises, and is never really over; with one year’s …

100 common Windows 10 problems and how to solve them

Introduction<p><b>Note: Our common Windows 10 problems feature has been fully updated. This article was first published in July 2015.</b><p>Windows 10 is now …

Cortana Taps Power BI, Wikipedia Leans On AI: Big Data Roundup

In this Dec. 6 edition of the Big Data Roundup we look at machine learning use-cases, how Microsoft is bringing business intelligence into Cortana, a …

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Microsoft Surface Pro 4 vs Apple iPad Pro Comparison: Hybrid Laptop Has Greater Usability

The Christmas season has just started brewing a list of the best gifts that one can purchase for someone special, and with a whole bunch of …

The complete list of self-driving cars in development

The driverless revolution is due any day now<p>The self-driving car is under development by a number of companies, and is largely expected to be the …

Microsoft is open sourcing Edge's Javascript engine, Chakra

If you’ve been paying attention to Microsoft over the last year, you’ve probably noticed that the company has changed its attitude toward the open-source community in a huge way.<p>In just the past few months the company has open sourced its code editor, Visual Studio’s code building tool, a video …

Amazon launches Managed Microsoft Active Directory in AWS Cloud

Those wishing for a little more help managing or hosting Microsoft Active Directory have a new option: Late yesterday Amazon announced that its AWS …

Porsche Is Charging Ahead With Mission E 'Tesla Killer' Electric Car

Even Porsche is gunning for Tesla Motors these days. After floating the Mission E pure electric concept in September, Porsche is going ahead with production of the vehicle.<p>“The first 100% electrically powered Porsche is on its way. It will be launched at the end of the decade,” Porsche said Friday …

Tesla

IDC Predicts Sluggish Windows Phone Sales Growth

According to IDC, sales growth of smartphones running Microsoft’s operating system will remain sluggish for the foreseeable future.<p>New figures from the group, released yesterday, are stark. The group predicts that Microsoft will shift a total of 31.3 million phones in calendar 2015, giving the …

Will these fringe technologies become the future of clean energy?

This week, world leaders are gathering in Paris to discuss climate change. In concert, a group of wealthy investors, including Bill Gates, launched …

Tech house of the future: take a look around

Smart ovens, living carpets, robot butlers and beds that remind you to have sex – then make themselves. Welcome to your home of tomorrow<p>Grab the keys and get set to unpack your boxes. It’s time to move into the future. But before you cross the threshold and command your robo-butler to get the …

Electronic Music

20 million driverless cars may be on the road by 2025

AP<p>In less than a decade, there will be millions of driverless robot cars on the road.<p>At least, that is what one research firm is predicting.<p>Juniper …

Samsung agrees to pay Apple $548 million in damages—with conditions

Samsung Electronics has agreed to pay Apple US$548 million in damages in a patent infringement lawsuit in California, which will be the first shot at compensation Apple will get in the dispute that has dragged on for several years with many twists and turns.<p>The move by Samsung follows the rejection …

Judiciary

Microsoft claims Black Friday week sales for Xbox One broke records

‘Tis the season to claim victory.<p>Microsoft said this evening that it saw record sales of Xbox One game consoles and Xbox Store digital game sales during the week that included Black Friday.<p>The company attributed the gains to the popularity of its Xbox One consoles, the extensive line-up of …

Innovating in Car-Tech? The Upcoming Ice Age for Cars and the Driverless Future

By Shahin Farshchi, PhD<p>Our reptilian ancestors had much in common with the relics on display at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show. Big, heavy, complex, …

BlueStacks now lets you run multiple Android apps on Windows at the same time

While Google has been slowly working on bringing Android apps to Chrome OS, another company has had those apps up and running on the desktop for several years now. That company, BlueStacks, is today launching the second version of its Android emulator for Windows, adding in the ability to run …

HTC extends One A9 trade-in offer after record-setting Black Friday weekend sales

Black Friday weekend is usually a great time to buy new gadgets, as long as you’re not too picky about what you’re buying. While there were a lot of …