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Microsoft Says Its Speech Recognition System Achieves New Accuracy Milestone

Microsoft’s conversational speech recognition system – designed to accurately recognises the words in a conversation like humans do – has reached a 5.1 percent error rate, its lowest so far. This milestone means that, for the first time, a computer can recognise the words in a conversation as well as a person would. “Our research team reached that 5.1 percent error ... Read More »

Microsoft Surface Pro LTE Variant Release Date Set for December 1: Report

HIGHLIGHTS Surface Pro LTE version tipped to launch next month It is said to go on sale from December 1 It is likely to come in only Core i5 version A new report claims that Microsoft will be launching a new Surface Pro variant with LTE connectivity later this year. Neowin reports that the company in one of its sessions, ... Read More »

Microsoft Surface Book 2 With Eighth Generation Intel Core Processors Launched: Price, Specifications

HIGHLIGHTS Microsoft has launched the Surface Book 2 hybrid laptop It comes in some variants that have eighth generation Intel Core i7 CPU There is no word on when Microsoft will bring the laptop to India Alongside making the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update available to the general public on Wednesday, Microsoft also announced the Surface Book 2, the successor to the Surface Book it ... Read More »

Lenovo’s Superfish bloatware scandal reveals a sneaky tactic we thought Microsoft had started

As Lenovo resolves the Superfish bloatware scandal from 2015, a surprising detail has emerged from the fine print of the settlement. Consumers who bought Lenovo laptops with “man-in-the-middle” Superfish adware (by a company called VisualDiscovery) likely fell for a trick later made infamous by Microsoft: clicking the “X” to dismiss the program actually opted them into it. Lenovo settled with the Federal ... Read More »

Microsoft Ends Support For Windows Phone 8.1: What Is The Future Of the Mobile OS?

Microsoft has made an announcement that could mean the end of the Windows Phone. Amidst a flurry of major announcements such as its plan to expand broadband access to rural Americans, Microsoft also announced that it would be ending support for the mobile edition of Windows 8.1, which is the operating system used by the majority of Windows phones. Windows Phone 8.1 ... Read More »

Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) review: More power for more money

Set Microsoft’s Surface Pro (2017) next to its predecessor, the Surface Pro 4, and I defy you to tell the difference. With the same dimensions and weight, the two are virtually indistinguishable—a kickstand that reclines further and a few cosmetic changes are all that separate them. What sells the new Surface Pro, though, is on the inside: a dramatic upgrade to ... Read More »

Microsoft Bing Rewards Comes to the UK, Will Give Points to Use Its Search Engine

HIGHLIGHTS Microsoft will now pay users in Britain to use Bing The company wants to make people switch to its Bing search engine Microsoft will now allow users to earn points for making purchases online In a push to make people switch to its Bing search engine, Microsoft will now pay users in Britain to use Bing over competitors like ... Read More »

Microsoft Reveals Plans to Store Data in DNA

HIGHLIGHTS Microsoft is mulling storing its data into DNA strands An MIT report suggests Microsoft will be able to do it within this decade Scientists have been able to record 215 petabytes in a single DNA strand Microsoft is planning to start storing its data on strands of DNA within the next few years, the company’s computer architects have revealed. ... Read More »

Windows Mixed Reality Development Kits Now Available for Pre-Orders; Microsoft Unveils Motion Controllers

HIGHLIGHTS Microsoft earlier said it will ship development kits in March The new VR controllers will not work with HoloLens The new controllers don’t require any external sensors In March this year, Microsoft announced that the company will start shipping development kits for Windows Mixed Reality (earlier called Windows Holographic) later in the month itself. However, the company seemed to ... Read More »

Microsoft teases Windows 10’s sleek new look for the future

Microsoft’s planning a sleek visual refresh for Windows 10, and the company quietly teased its first official glimpse of what’s coming in the future during the Windows Developer Day keynote on Wednesday. There aren’t many details being shared about “Project Neon” right now—as the refresh was called in earlier leaks—but the new visual look will focus on animations and transitions. The ... Read More »