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Microsoft confirms it’s not killing off Paint after outpouring of support – CNBC

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

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House panel wants Google, Facebook, AT&T CEOs to testify on internet rules – Reuters

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The chairman of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee on Tuesday asked the chief executives of Alphabet Inc, Facebook Inc, Amazon.com Inc, AT&T Inc, Verizon Communications Inc and other companies to testify at a Sept. 7 hearing on the future of net neutrality rules. The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is considering tossing out 2015 Obama administration net neutrality rules that reclassified internet service like a public…

Microsoft Paint gets second chance at life – CNNMoney

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Microsoft Paint isn’t dead yet, after all. Following an outcry from fans on Monday, Microsoft (MSFT, Tech30) said the app will soon land in the Windows Store for free. “In the future, we will offer MS Paint in the Windows Store also for free, and continue to provide new updates and experiences to Paint 3D so people have the best creative tools all in one place,” a Microsoft spokesperson told…

Firefox doesn’t need to be No 1 – and that’s OK, ‘cos it’s falling off a cliff – The Register

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Open Source Insider Just in case you didn’t believe Firefox was on a trajectory that should have it crash and burn into extinction in the next couple of years, former chief technology officer Andreas Gal has usage stats that confirm it. To use Gal’s words: “Firefox market share is falling off a cliff.” The same could be said of Firefox itself. What’s most interesting about this data and Gal’s interpretation…

ZoneTV Teams With Microsoft And Ooyala To Offer User-Tailored Linear TV Channels – Deadline

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Are digital and traditional pay TV providers ready to offer a service that can automatically provide viewers with programming based on their preferences and previous selections? ZoneTV is betting that they are: The start-up hopes to raise its profile and prospects today as it unveils a collaboration with Microsoft and Ooyala to introduce this fall what it calls a “first-of-its-kind, customizable suite of linear TV channels.” The plan is to…

Microsoft confirms it’s not killing off Paint after outpouring of support – CNBC

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

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Microsoft Monday: Goodbye Microsoft Paint, GLAS Smart Thermostat, LinkedIn App For Windows 10 – Forbes

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Microsoft’s signage being displayed at an exhibition hall during the Inspire partner conference in Washington, D.C. Photo Credit: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg Microsoft Monday is a weekly column that focuses on updates in regards to the Redmond giant. This week, Microsoft Monday includes details about Paint being phased out, an upcoming smart thermostat powered by Cortana, a new partnership with Baidu, the LinkedIn app for Windows 10, the financial results for the fiscal…

Hackers undermine Russia’s attempts to control the internet – The Guardian

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Moscow’s attempt to control the internet inside Russia has come unstuck following a campaign by hackers who have subverted a system of blacklisting sites deemed inappropriate. Since Vladimir Putin’s re-election in 2012, authorities have banned thousands of sites – some for promoting “social ills”, others for political dissent – by inscribing their particulars on a blacklist and forcing internet service providers (ISPs) to block them. But in recent weeks, activists…

Microsoft Paint’s Days May Be Numbered – New York Times

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Still, the news was greeted online with real and exaggerated dismay as people mourned the loss of what, for many, was their first introduction to Microsoft’s globally dominant computer operating system. The word “Paint” even began trending worldwide on Twitter. still reeling from this MS paint news — Alexandra Petri (@petridishes) July 24, 2017 Goodbye Paint, goodbye CHILDHOOD pic.twitter.com/oDHj26TbpN — Melanie Murphy (@melaniietweets) July 24, 2017 Microsoft might be getting…

Microsoft is entering the war over AI chips – CNBC

Monday, July 24, 2017

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Rest in peace, Microsoft Paint – Washington Post

Monday, July 24, 2017

A candid photo of me finding out MS Paint has been killed #RIPMSPaint pic.twitter.com/Ky0ppeyTuN — Mel Eshaghbeigi (@eshaghbeigi) July 24, 2017

Why Microsoft Corporation Shareholders Have Nothing to Worry About – Motley Fool

Monday, July 24, 2017

Shares of Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) rallied 30% over the past 12 months, beating the NASDAQ’s 25% gain and silencing the naysayers who believed that its heyday had passed. But with the stock near historic highs, and its P/E of 33 exceeding the industry average of 31 for software infrastructure providers, investors are likely wondering if they should take profits. I personally believe investors should keep holding Microsoft for four simple reasons:…

Microsoft is considering killing the iconic Paint software after nearly 32 years – CNBC

Monday, July 24, 2017

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HoloLens 2 will have a custom AI chip designed by Microsoft – The … – The Verge

Monday, July 24, 2017

Today, Microsoft announced that the next generation of its mixed reality HoloLens headset will incorporate an AI chip. This custom silicon — a “coprocessor” designed but not manufactured by Microsoft — will be used to analyze visual data directly on the device, saving time by not uploading it to the cloud. The result, says Microsoft, will be quicker performance on the HoloLens 2, while keeping the device as mobile as…

HoloLens 2 will have a custom AI chip designed by Microsoft – The Verge

Monday, July 24, 2017

Today, Microsoft announced that the next generation of its mixed reality HoloLens headset will incorporate an AI chip. This custom silicon — a “coprocessor” designed but not manufactured by Microsoft — will be used to analyze visual data directly on the device, saving time by not uploading it to the cloud. The result, says Microsoft, will be quicker performance on the HoloLens 2, while keeping the device as mobile as…

Microsoft is planning to kill off Paint after 32 years – The Guardian

Monday, July 24, 2017

Microsoft’s next Windows 10 update, called the Autumn (or Fall in the US) Creators Update, will bring a variety of new features. But one long-standing stalwart of the Windows experience has been put on the chopping block: Microsoft Paint. First released with the very first version of Windows 1.0 in 1985, Paint in its various guises would be one of the first graphics editors used by many and became a…

Firefox can open over 1500 tabs in 15 seconds – ZDNet

Monday, July 24, 2017

It seems that versions 55 and 56 of Firefox can handle “ridiculous numbers of tabs,” according to testing carried out by a Mozilla developer. See also: How to make sure your charger or power bank doesn’t blow up your expensive smartphone Dietrich Ayala took a profile where he had 1,691 tabs and carried out testing to see how fast, and how much memory Firefox versions 20, 30, 40, and 50…

Shark weak: Michael Phelps loses race to computer-generated great white – Washington Post

Monday, July 24, 2017

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Why Microsoft’s ‘Confirmed’ Surface Phone Shouldn’t Be A Phone – Forbes

Monday, July 24, 2017

The buzz around a new smartphone direct from Microsoft continues to build. Although Windows Phone has now reached the end of its life, Redmond is not finished with mobile technology. CEO Satya Nadella went as far as confirming that Microsoft will “make more phones, but they will not look like phones that are there today.” On the consumer side of things, Microsoft will continue to build up its cloud based…

Quest for AI Leadership Pushes Microsoft Further Into Chip Development – Bloomberg

Monday, July 24, 2017

Tech companies are keen to bring cool artificial intelligence features to phones and augmented reality goggles—the ability show mechanics how to fix an engine, say, or tell tourists what they are seeing and hearing in their own language. But there’s one big challenge: how to manage the vast quantities of data that make such feats possible without making the devices too slow or draining the battery in minutes and wrecking the user experience. Microsoft…