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Microsoft Insists Improvements in AI Need Not Come at the Cost of Privacy

Microsoft announced a "zero-code" experience for the people who don't write code and brought a "code-first" machine learning experience for developers and data scientists...

Microsoft Insists Improvements in AI Need Not Come at the Cost of Privacy

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Microsoft’s bringing some nifty improvements to Chromium-based Edge and Chrome Microsoft is working on making Chromium-based Edge and Google’s Chrome browser smoother when it comes to scrolling, and also aiming to help out with performance problems when Chrome starts up slowly on lower spec PCs.This is all part of what M...
16:34, 05/08/2019

Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with File Explorer and accessibility improvements Microsoft has released Windows 10 build 18894 from the 20H1 branch with File Explorer and accessibility improvements, plus the usual bug fixes.Read More...
09:17, 05/09/2019

Microsoft 365 Gets More Privacy Controls Microsoft has added new features to Microsoft 365 that include controls to automatically expire or revoke access to encrypted emails and data investigation capabilities....
17:17, 05/01/2019

Microsoft vs. Google: Why this browser war isn't about privacy At Microsoft's just-concluded Build developers conference, questions about privacy and trust took center stage. Yet despite multiple opportunities, the company took almost no jabs at its arch-rival Google. Why is Microsoft so hesitant to use privacy ...
23:17, 05/10/2019

Microsoft’s plan for Edge: Integrated IE compatibility, better privacy Microsoft has outlined its plans for the next stage of development for the new Chromium-based Edge browser, and those plans include a trio of new features. The first is a big nod to enterprise customers: a built-in Internet Explorer mode. Chrome has ...
20:00, 05/06/2019

Cost of replacing botched Phoenix pay system pales compared to cost of fixing it: PBO The cost of building and putting in place a new pay system for federal civil servants should pale in comparison to the cost of stabilizing the failed Phoenix system....
12:00, 05/17/2019

Improvements in U.S. Air Quality Are Saving Thousands of Lives a Year Recent improvements in U.S. air quality are saving thousands of lives per year, according to the latest Health of the Air report from the American Thoracic Society (ATS) and New York University (NYU). The report, published in Annals of the American T...
22:00, 05/22/2019

Microsoft Build 2019: Azure, Microsoft Graph, IoT and IE mode highlights ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley handicaps Microsoft's vision to lead with its three core clouds: Azure, Microsoft 365 and gaming. Here's the plan and other goodies developers will get....
00:17, 05/12/2019

Android Auto gets new look, dark mode and lots of nifty improvements Google announced a major update for Android Auto is now available for download. Since its launch back in 2015, Android Auto has expanded to support more than 500 car models from no less than 50 brands. The new design launched today will roll out to a...
21:34, 05/06/2019

China's water quality improvements 'imbalanced' in first quarter: Xinhua Pollution increased in some of China's major lakes, rivers and reservoirs in the first quarter even though the country's overall water quality improved, the official Xinhua news agency said on Saturday, citing the environment ministry....
16:00, 05/18/2019

Google pulls back the curtain on all the features and improvements of Android Q An hour into its keynote address at Google I/O 2019 on Tuesday, Google finally dove into Android Q — the next big update for the company’s mobile operating system. The developer beta for Android Q actually rolled out months ago, so we kno...
21:34, 05/07/2019

Microsoft Build 2019: Everything announced on Azure, IoT, Edge on Chromium, AI, Windows apps, Microsoft Graph Azure, AI and conversational bots are key themes for Microsoft's big developer conference, but the software giant also gave developers some strategic cues....
15:00, 05/09/2019

Microsoft Search rolling out to all Microsoft 365 and Office 365 commercial customers Offering businesses the ability to search for information across their internal networks, the tool should reach all supported customers by the end of May....
17:34, 05/07/2019

Fedora 30 brings immense quality of life improvements to Linux on the desktop Fedora 30 brings the usual mix of performance improvements and new packages, though progress in Fedora and associated projects makes Linux on the desktop easier to use....
13:51, 04/30/2019

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 update brings camera improvements, Night Mode still missing Samsung is pushing out a new update that brings a couple of improvements to the Galaxy Note 9's camera. It's not something major, but it's those little things that make life easier that many users are looking for more often than not.The South Korean ...
07:51, 05/03/2019

Microsoft ships antivirus for macOS as Windows Defender becomes Microsoft Defender Microsoft is bringing its Windows Defender anti-malware application to macOS—and more platforms in the future—as it expands the reach of its Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) platform. To reflect the new cross-platform nature, the suite is al...
16:34, 05/02/2019

Autonomous weapons that kill must be banned, insists UN chief UN Secretary-General António Guterres urged artificial intelligence (AI) experts meeting in Geneva on Monday to push ahead with their work to restrict the development of lethal autonomous weapons systems, or LAWS, as they are also known....
18:17, 04/28/2019

Emotional Allegri insists the time was right to leave Juventus "Coach Massimiliano Allegri said a discussion with Juventus directors about the best way forward for the Serie A champions resulted in the club\u0027s decision to part ways with him at the end of the season."...
16:51, 05/18/2019

Turkey insists on right to drill for energy reserves off Cyprus Dispute likely to escalate after Nicosia said it would seek to arrest anyone caught drillingTensions over energy resources in the eastern Mediterranean have risen sharply after Turkey said it would “exercise its sovereign rights” to drill off Cyprus ...
12:51, 05/20/2019

‘Anthony Joshua won’t fight me,’ insists Tyson Fury 'If I wanted to be famous I wouldn't live in Lancashire,' muses Tyson Fury The post ‘Anthony Joshua won’t fight me,’ insists Tyson Fury appeared first on Boxing News....
18:51, 05/13/2019

Gattuso insists no decision has been made on his AC Milan future "AC Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso has fiercely rejected the suggestion that he is on the way out of the club and said that no decision has been made on his future."...
16:51, 05/05/2019

City are innocent until proven guilty over FFP probe, insists Guardiola "Pep Guardiola said he would accept any punishment UEFA may hand down to Manchester City for alleged breaches of financial fair play regulations but reiterated his trust in the club’s hierarchy."...
17:51, 05/17/2019

Trump EPA insists Monsanto's Roundup is safe, despite cancer cases Administration to keep weedkiller on the market after landmark court rulings and concerns over foodThe Trump administration is keeping the weedkiller Roundup on the US market, insisting it is safe for humans despite thousands of lawsuits launched by ...
14:09, 05/01/2019

Solskjaer insists Man Utd’s transfer plans will NOT be affected by Champions League "Man Utd could miss out on the Champions League next season. But that hasn\u0027t affected Ole Gunnar Solskjaer\u0027s optimism in the transfer window."...
20:34, 05/03/2019

Iran insists on ramping up oil sales to stay in nuclear pact: sources Iran insists on exporting at least 1.5 million barrels per day (bpd) of oil, triple May's expected levels under U.S. sanctions, as a condition for staying in an international nuclear deal, sources with knowledge of Iran-EU talks said....
23:34, 05/13/2019

Tottenham doctors followed protocol with Jan Vertonghen injury, insists Mauricio Pochettino Mauricio Pochettino insists Tottenham medical staff followed protocol in allowing Jan Vertonghen to return to the pitch against Ajax despite a serious head injury which left him unable to walk down the tunnel moments later....
14:51, 05/01/2019

‘Still time' to stop a ‘bloody battle’ for Libya’s capital, insists Guterres Speaking to reporters outside the Security Council in New York on Wednesday night, UN chief António Guterres said there was still time for a “bloody battle for Tripoli” to be avoided, despite the continuing fighting in and around the Libyan capital. ...
20:00, 04/28/2019

Gilead CEO insists government patent for HIV prevention pill Truvada is invalid Daniel O’Day testified before the House Oversight Committee, which called a hearing after The Washington Post reported that the government had opted against filing a patent infringement case on the drug’s use....
20:34, 05/16/2019

Frank Lampard insists ‘Spygate’ is no concern ahead of Leeds meeting • Derby will face Bielsa’s team on Saturday• ‘I don’t care about the talk of spies,’ says LampardFrank Lampard has claimed he no longer cares about “Spygate” ahead of Derby County’s play-off semi-final against Leeds United, but confirmed that he has ...
01:51, 05/07/2019

Kurtley Beale insists Wallabies are united despite Israel Folau sacking Training camp was ‘all positive’, says Waratahs starSpeculation that Folau case has divided campKurtley Beale has dismissed talk of division within the Wallabies playing ranks, insisting the entire squad of Rugby World Cup hopefuls were “pretty good”...
12:51, 05/22/2019

The CEO of pogo stick-sharing startup Cangaroo insists his company isn’t a hoax I just got off the phone with Adam Mikkelsen, founder and CEO of shared mobility startup Cangaroo, who insists that his company is totally real. Wait, I’m getting ahead of myself. Let’s back up. Cangaroo is a pogo stick-sharing startup that hails fro...
19:51, 05/22/2019

Pompeo insists North Korea nuclear deal still possible despite weapons test Secretary of state echoes the president, saying ‘there’s opportunity to get a negotiated outcome’ on a denuclearization dealSecretary of State Mike Pompeo insisted Sunday that a nuclear disarmament deal between the US and North Korea was still possib...
08:34, 05/06/2019

Congress briefed on Iran threat as Trump insists ‘no indication that anything has happened or will happen’ MAKING THE CASE: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will lead the group of U.S. intelligence officials briefing members of Congress today on the evidence Iran is considering or encouraging attacks on U.S. interests in the Persian Gulf region....
14:34, 05/21/2019

Trump insists nuclear deal will happen after North Korea fires projectiles President tweeted on Saturday he believes Kim Jong-un understands North Korea’s ‘great economic potential’ and won’t interfereDonald Trump said he still believes a nuclear deal with North Korea will happen, after the country fired several unidentifie...
17:34, 05/04/2019

Deontay Wilder insists Anthony Joshua showdown will happen after obliterating Dominic Breazeale Deontay Wilder sends out chilling message to heavyweight rivals Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury with brutal victory The post Deontay Wilder insists Anthony Joshua showdown will happen after obliterating Dominic Breazeale appeared first on Boxing News....
15:34, 05/19/2019

Trump insists ‘deal will happen’ after projectiles reportedly fired off of North Korea’s coast President Donald Trump said on Saturday in a Twitter posting that he believes North Korean leader Kim Jong Un realizes his country's "great economic potential" and "will do nothing to interfere or end it."...
22:34, 05/04/2019

Fernando Alonso insists McLaren 'will be back stronger' after crash at Indy 500 practice – video Fernando Alonso escaped injury when he crashed during an Indianapolis 500 practice run after his McLaren car lost traction in the middle of a turn and hit the wall three times. The two-times Formula One world champion managed to get out of the vehicl...
15:34, 05/16/2019

Evil racist abuse of players must stop, insists Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi • England forward was victim of abuse against Montenegro• ‘It made me more motivated to beat them’Callum Hudson-Odoi has called for an end to the “evil” racist abuse he was subjected to when playing for England in Montenegro.Their 5-1 victory in Podg...
17:51, 05/06/2019

Farrakhan insists he doesn't hate Jews, says his ideas labeled 'dangerous' because people can research them Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan defended himself Thursday after Facebook banned him earlier in the week, saying he’s doesn’t hate Jewish people, women or the LGBT community....
12:17, 05/10/2019

Jurgen Klopp insists Liverpool are not dwelling on Barcelona defeat as they prepare for Newcastle clash Jurgen Klopp has insisted Liverpool have already moved on from their defeat in Barcelona because they "don't have time" to dwell on the disappointment....
13:51, 05/03/2019

Samsung insists it fixed the Galaxy Fold’s display flaws, and a new release date is coming soon The Galaxy Fold could have been a huge disaster for Samsung, but the tech giant was smart enough to postpone the launch of its foldable handset after reviewers found a bunch of critical issues that broke the screen. Samsung delayed the phone’s ...
16:00, 05/09/2019

China slaps tariffs on $60 billion in U.S. imports, but Donald Trump insists U.S. is well-positioned in trade fight The new duties, announced Monday, will take effect on June 1, escalating a trade war as negotiations between the two countries have stalled.        ...
00:51, 05/14/2019

Paul Gustard insists he must improve after Harlequins narrowly miss out on Premiership semi-final berth Paul Gustard says Harlequins will not settle for fifth place in the Premiership next term after their season ended in agonising fashion at the Ricoh Arena on Saturday....
14:51, 05/20/2019

Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang insists Premier League is the place to be after Golden Boot success Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang today claimed English football's dominance in Europe this season vindicates his decision to join Arsenal from Borussia Dortmund....
14:17, 05/13/2019

Tottenham captain Hugo Lloris insists talk over Mauricio Pochettino future will not provide final distraction Tottenham captain Hugo Lloris says the players will not be distracted by speculation about Mauricio Pochettino's future ahead of the Champions League Final....
14:17, 05/13/2019

Zinedine Zidane insists Barcelona's Champions League humiliation does not improve trophyless Real Madrid season Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane says Barcelona's collapse against Liverpool does not make Los Blancos' season any better and has defended the work of his under-fire counterpart Ernesto Valverde....
21:17, 05/11/2019

Trump insists he's 'strongly pro-life' while joining Republicans in speaking out against extreme aspects of recent anti-abortion laws Reuters President Donald Trump has distanced himself from restrictive abortion laws that don't allow for exemptions in cases of rape or incest. Though he didn't name specific policies, anti-abortion laws have dominated discussion in Alabama, Georgi...
00:51, 05/20/2019

Vegan café forced to close over 'man tax' insists the tax had nothing to do with it shutting down The café that sparked global debate over its "man tax" has insisted its decision to shut down had nothing to do with the "optional surcharge" or the "misogynistic vitriol" it has received....
14:17, 05/01/2019

Rhian Brewster 'ready' for Liverpool vs Barcelona debut, insists Jurgen Klopp Jurgen Klopp insists that Rhian Brewster is ready to face Barcelona as Liverpool seek to overturn a three-goal deficit in their Champions League Final tonight at Anfield....
18:34, 05/07/2019

What you don't know about this 401(k) investment could cost you Those bond funds in your retirement plan are generally safer than the stock funds, but they aren't bulletproof. Here are the major risks facing those fixed income investments....
19:00, 05/14/2019

'They have no excuse for it': Tory MP who got Amazon to remove pro-anorexia books insists retailer must stop harmful content being listed A Tory MP who condemned Amazon for selling books promoting anorexia has urged the online retailer to stop harmful material being listed on its website in the first place....
17:34, 05/11/2019

Arsenal Champions League blow will not dent confidence ahead of Europa League semi-final, insists Unai Emery Unai Emery assured Arsenal fans that missing out on the Premier League's top four will not knock their confidence ahead of a vital Europa League semi-final, second leg, against Valencia....
00:00, 05/06/2019

A New Low-Cost Revolution in Air Travel? JetBlue’s new flights to London from New York and Boston will test whether medium-haul routes can be budget airlines’ next growth hope. There’s reason to believe, but the margin for error (and profit) is thin....
16:34, 05/03/2019

Realme 3 Pro lands in the UK, and it'll cost under £200 You've probably never heard of Realme before, but the company has just made its way to the UK for the first time with its Realme 3 Pro phone.Previously a part of Oppo, the Chinese smartphone company split from its parent firm in May 2018 and thi...
11:34, 05/20/2019

Jump for Joy! Refurbished Joy-Cons Will Cost You Just $48 Right Now The Nintendo Switch is better with friends, and you can add an extra player by picking up an extra set of Joy-Con for $48 if you’re okay with refurbished. Woot’s price is a $20 less than buying new, and a few bucks off of Amazon’s refurbished price.R...
20:17, 05/01/2019

Is it worth it to fly an ultra-low-cost airline? It's a seven-hour flight across the Atlantic at a bargain price: Low-cost airline Norwegian will jet you from New York to Madrid for $154 one way, taxes included. And the fare isn't a travel anomaly -- the likes of American Airlines and Lufthansa are...
02:17, 05/01/2019

Skullcandy's take on Apple's AirPods will only cost you $80 If I've learned anything in the time since Apple's original AirPods debuted, it's that there are a lot of people who don't mind wearing earbuds that extend down from their ears. Apple is currently on version 2.0, and today Skullca...
19:51, 05/09/2019

In the Game of Planes, You Lose or You Become Less Low-Cost Those mourning the end of “Game of Thrones” can always watch the cutthroat world of European airlines. Despite a decline in net profit for the fiscal year, Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary defended his plan to keep aggressively expanding....
20:34, 05/20/2019

Sony will keep making smartphones, whatever the cost Sony's new CEO has confirmed that the company will keep faith in its mobile division, despite its numerous struggles. Kenichiro Yoshida (pictured), who replaced Kaz Hirai as head of the Japanese giant, told journalists that he wouldn't walk...
16:00, 05/22/2019

Divorce Advice (And It Won’t Cost You a Thing) We found lawyers willing to help for free. Or, you can hire one. Your choice. (Here’s a tip: don’t use a lawyer as your therapist. Therapists are much cheaper.)...
02:00, 04/29/2019

Here's How Much Petrol And Diesel Cost You Today Petrol price today: The petrol price has been cut by Rs 1.9-2.02 per litre - or 2.43-2.67 per cent - in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai so far this month, and the price of diesel lowered by 78-80......
06:51, 05/17/2019

Tariffs and new streamers will cost you in 2019 Look for devices from China--laptops, notebooks, phones, televisions and the likes, to cost more, due to President Donald Trump's tariffs.        ...
15:17, 05/18/2019

U.S. fund to invest $50 mln in low-cost carrier Viva Air Low-cost airline Viva Air, which operates in Colombia and Peru, said on Thursday it is has received a $50 million investment from U.S. capital fund the Cartesian Capital Group, which it will direct toward expansion plans....
22:17, 05/09/2019

Trade war with China could cost Apple dearly Analysts wonder if China will ban sales or production of Apple devices in retaliation for U.S. stance on local giant Huawei. Earnings could fall 29%.        ...
21:34, 05/22/2019

Cost of equity is the new answer to banks' low profits Debate around the UniCredit-Commerzbank merger will centre on its impact on European banks’ share prices as Eurosceptic populism makes cost cutting more difficult....
19:34, 04/28/2019

Beware: This new robocall scam could cost you big time It seems that robocallers have have begun to evolve a bit, as media coverage brings increased scrutiny and potential regulatory action in response to their practices. Now that consumers are starting to get wise to the barrage of robocalls and the myr...
11:00, 05/08/2019

Explainer: Counting the cost of the U.S.-China trade war so far U.S. President Donald Trump's fresh threats of tariff hikes on Chinese imports this week marked a new escalation in the trade dispute between the world's top two economies and a reversal of months of apparent progress in negotiations....
14:51, 05/06/2019

Oculus Quest review: VR freedom comes at a cost If the Oculus Go was an appetizer for truly wireless VR, which is entirely self-contained and doesn't rely on a PC, the Quest is closer to a main course. It's not as immersive as desktop virtual reality, but it's currently the easiest ...
22:17, 04/30/2019

No. 2 House GOP leader says $2T infrastructure cost too high WASHINGTON (AP) — The No. 2 House Republican leader is suggesting that Congress won’t agree to the full $2 trillion price tag that the White House and congressional leaders have discussed for a compromise infrastructure deal. Rep. Steve Scalise...
19:00, 05/02/2019

What's The Best Under-Seat Bag For Low Cost and Basic Economy Air Travel? As air travel sheds its final vestiges of dignity and customer service, we’re all going to have to start getting used to either paying more, or traveling with nothing but a personal item to stow under our seat. Low cost airlines have charged extra fo...
01:51, 05/21/2019

Recommended Reading: The cost of Fortnite's success How Fortnite's success led to months of intense crunch at Epic Games Colin Campbell, Polygon There have been a few stories recently about intense work conditions, or crunch, at studios making high-profile titles. Earlier this month we read abo...
20:34, 04/28/2019

As Biden Rakes in Big Money, Will There Be a Political Cost? Joseph R. Biden Jr. is betting that the litmus test on the left around wealthy donors will not prove as potent as the funds he can collect from them....
11:17, 05/21/2019

These fibre broadband deals cost less than £20 p/m - don't spend more than you have to We know we're stating the obvious here, but the internet has become a daily part of our lives. That means the size of the market available to ISPs is enormous and, luckily for you, the race for low cost broadband deals means that there are a LOT...
13:51, 05/01/2019

| Mozambique families count cyclone cost Soaking mattresses, bent corrugated iron sheets, some wooden chairs and two slender chickens are about all that Assan Madal and his wife Maria Mendosa were able salvage from the wreckage of their wood and mud home....
21:51, 04/28/2019

Most Canadians will get more money from carbon rebate than tax will cost them: PBO Canada's budget watchdog agrees with the federal government's claim that Canadians are going to get more from the climate change tax rebate than they are paying in carbon tax....
14:17, 05/01/2019

Mistakes on your credit report could cost you thousands: How to fix them The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau database that went public after the Equifax data breach in 2017 logged 257,000 consumer complaints in 2018.        ...
11:17, 05/17/2019

Google: new products, increased privacy (NBC News) The next generation of Google is on display this week at the company’s developer conference. Google unveiled a line of lower-cost Pixel smartphones and the Google Nest Hub Max, a new smart home device with a built-in camera. TheyR...
19:51, 05/09/2019

Hey Google, stop trying to redefine privacy Privacy was one of the themes of Google’s I/O keynote this year, and that’s understandable given what the competition has been doing all these years. Yes, Apple — but also the various privacy-related scandals that affected Facebook ...
04:00, 05/09/2019

Privacy browser Tor is now available on Android, but not coming to iOS With online privacy becoming an increasingly rare luxury these days, most all browsers offer some sort of "incognito" mode that's supposed to help bypass various "surveillance" methods employed on the web. The demand for online anonymity has spawned ...
19:00, 05/22/2019

The Fight Over a Landmark Digital Privacy Law Wednesday: A conversation with State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson. Also: California sues the Trump administration again; and a Randy’s Donuts expansion....
23:00, 05/22/2019

Update Your Google Pay Privacy Settings Now Google Pay is a convenient way to consolidate your various payment methods under one account, and makes online shopping that much more streamlined. However, there are a few default Google Pay options you may want to consider opting out of if you’re c...
02:00, 05/17/2019

The US Urgently Needs New Genetic Privacy Laws The laws governing DNA data in the US are patchy and incomplete. Yet people keep putting their DNA on the internet, compromising everyone's genetic anonymity....
14:34, 05/01/2019

Renault F1 junior Lundgaard expected penalty that cost him F3 win Renault Formula 1 junior and ART Grand Prix driver Christian Lundgaard says he knew the penalty that cost him victory in the inaugural FIA Formula 3 race was coming...
18:00, 05/11/2019

You'll Never Guess How Much Kanye West's 2019 Met Gala Look Cost! On a night full of over-the-top ensembles and even bigger price tags, Kanye West chose to rock a different look at the 2019 Met Gala. While posing alongside his wife Kim Kardashian West,......
04:34, 05/07/2019

Bill Shorten Wants Australia to Embrace China. But at What Cost? Mr. Shorten, the front-runner to become prime minister, sees trade with China as crucial to fulfilling his economic promises. Critics fear he could make concessions that increase China’s sway....
22:34, 05/15/2019

Novartis' cancer treatment Kymriah gets Japan nod at cost of $305,800 A Japanese government panel approved Novartis' cancer treatment Kymriah at a price of 33.5 million yen ($305,800) on Wednesday, marking the entry of so-called CAR-T therapy in the country....
05:34, 05/15/2019

New report claims PS5 might cost $499, launch in November 2020 The PlayStation 5 isn’t going to be unveiled anytime soon, yet we keep seeing an increased number of reports detailing its features. Sony already confirmed some of them, including backwards compatibility and ultra-fast SSD storage, while AMD we...
00:17, 05/14/2019

Ash dieback expected to cost British economy nearly £15bn Biggest cost of tree disease will be loss of benefits such as clean air and water, study findsAn invasive fungal disease killing ash trees will cost the British economy nearly £15bn, a study has found.Ash dieback, which is lethal to European ash tree...
20:00, 05/06/2019

Loss of the UK’s ash trees due to fungal disease may cost £15 billion Ash dieback, a fungal disease in the UK’s ash trees, could cost the country nearly £15 billion in clean-up and lost ecosystem benefits like carbon sequestration...
18:17, 05/06/2019

Even Trump may ultimately retreat from the cost of the China trade war The president’s bullish advisers may be taking a hard line, but the chances of a deal are better than they lookDuring Donald Trump’s campaign to be president, he regularly cited China’s export subsidies as “evil”, and in his manifesto he pledged to “...
02:34, 05/12/2019

The Cost Of Kim Kardashian's 'Basin-Less' Sink Will Make Your Jaw Drop Earlier this year, Kim Kardashian had the Internet completely puzzled with her mysterious bathroom sinks that didn't have a basin. Here's how much they probably cost....
23:00, 05/02/2019

Sasol increases cost estimate for U.S. chemicals plant by around $1 bln South Africa's Sasol has increased its cost projection by around $1 billion for a chemical plant in the United States following a review by the project's new management....
08:34, 05/22/2019

UPDATE 1-Sasol raises cost estimate for U.S. plant by around $1 bln Sasol has raised the expected cost of its U.S. ethane cracker project by around $1 billion following a review by the project's new management, the South African petrochemical firm said on Wednesday....
09:00, 05/22/2019

Are specialty travel clothes worth the extra cost? Travel clothes are specialty attire – belts, dresses, hats, pants and vests – that can cost 30% to 50% more than comparable department store clothes.        ...
15:00, 05/17/2019

Italian island refunds hotel cost if it rains The Italian island of Elba has a new program called "Elba No Rain." Guests on the island during May can get their night's hotel fee refunded if it rains for too long. Find out just how much it has to pour before you get to stay for free....
14:17, 05/19/2019

Cardi B's Met Gala Ruby Nipple Covers Cost $250,000--Each! Cardi B likes diamonds on her neck and, judging by her 2019 Met Gala look, rubies on her chest. The star made a big and loud sartorial splash at fashion's big night on Monday when she......
00:51, 05/08/2019

An uprooted oak tree cost California couple $600K That’s a lot of green. A California couple was ordered to pay nearly $600,000 for uprooting — and killing — a 180-year-old oak tree that sat on protected property during construction of their multi-million dollar ranch. Peter and Toni Tho...
21:51, 05/09/2019

English fans hit out at Uefa over 'extortionate' cost of going to finals Supporters of Liverpool, Spurs, Arsenal and Chelsea irate at high cost of watching the gamesFans of the four English clubs to have made it to Europe’s two main football finals have joined forces to criticise Uefa’s disregard for the “extortionate cos...
18:34, 05/10/2019

Some House members want pay raise -- while others fear political cost After a decade without a pay raise, a handful of House members are considering accepting an annual automatic wage hike, but most lawmakers are worried about the politics of looking out of touch with voters not making six figures....
14:17, 05/09/2019

Costco Corp. (COST): Finding Opportunity in Five Minutes or Less On March 12, our Trader's Classroom editor Jeffrey Kennedy identified a clear, bullish Elliott wave pattern on the price chart of Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST). In turn the stock soared to a record high on April 1. Watch how it all began, for F...
00:51, 05/11/2019

The average cost of college tuition every year since 1971 24/7 Wall St. reviewed nationwide the average costs of attending four-year public and private colleges each year since 1971.        ...
16:51, 05/18/2019

Cost and timing of London's Crossrail unknown after delay: NAO London's new flagship railway Crossrail cannot say when the much-delayed line will open, or what the final cost will be, Britain's spending watchdog said on Friday after Europe's most ambitious infrastructure program hit the buffers....
10:17, 05/03/2019

Administration projecting higher cost for migrants’ care WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has told lawmakers that it probably will cost more to care for migrants crossing into the United States from Mexico than the $2.9 billion in emergency money requested just two weeks ago. The White House has ...
20:17, 05/18/2019

Vinyl revival: is there an environmental cost to record sales? Many records – selling at their highest rate for decades – are PVC, which is to be banned in the EUFor an event dedicated to the vinyl revival, the setting couldn’t be more appropriate. In the mid-70s David Bowie sat in the same wood panelled room of...
09:34, 05/11/2019

Uber’s London Taxi Rival Will Cost You Peanuts Carlyle must be hoping that some of Uber’s magic valuation dust rubs off on Addison Lee. The investment has been difficult for the private equity firm....
12:00, 05/03/2019

Naim's Mu-so 2 is a one-stop shop for music streaming – but it'll cost you British Hi-Fi specialist Naim Audio has released its latest streaming box, the Mu-So 2nd Generation, five years after the launch of its predecessor. Promising to be a one stop shop for all your music streaming needs, it comes with AirPlay 2, Spo...
12:34, 05/09/2019

ANC keeps power in South Africa but scandals cost it votes The African National Congress retained control of South Africa's parliament but its share of the vote fell, a rebuke from voters fed up with corruption scandals and racial inequalities that remain entrenched a generation after the party took pow...
15:34, 05/11/2019

This lucky teen had an insane Sweet 16 party that cost $25K Clad in a beaded mermaid-style gown with train — and flanked by 10 female friends in matching lace mini-dresses and 11 guys decked out in bow ties and suspenders — Vanessa Early looked like the model bride. Except this was her Sweet 16 party. “I’ve a...
20:51, 05/18/2019

You Won't Believe How Much Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner's Las Vegas Wedding Cost Love don't cost a thing. And, as it turns out, getting married in Las Vegas doesn't cost much more. Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas shocked fans on Wednesday night when they exchanged......
05:51, 05/03/2019

Brexit news latest: Theresa May insists Withdrawal Agreement 'delivers Brexit' in desperate plea for MPs to back deal Theresa May has insisted her Withdrawal Agreement Bill "delivers Brexit" after senior ministers admitted it will be "dead" if MPs reject it a fourth time....
21:00, 05/15/2019

Google’s privacy promises don’t sway many experts MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Google is preparing new privacy tools intended to give people more control over how they’re being tracked online. But few experts appear ready to celebrate Google’s moves, which are part of a broader effort by...
11:17, 05/08/2019

New Firefox Competes With Chrome on Speed And Privacy Mozilla launched a new version of Firefox on Tuesday spotlighting its speed and privacy features as the San Francisco-based open source upstarts continue to compete against Google Chrome’s global browser dominance.Read more......
23:34, 05/21/2019

The privacy-focused Tor browser is now officially on Android After a long wait, privacy-focused browser Tor is finally on Android with a stable release. Last September, the Tor project team launched an alpha version to test the waters, but according to a new blog post, the browser is finally ready for action: ...
12:00, 05/22/2019

AI Weekly: Google focused on privacy at I/O 2019 At I/O 2019, Google made an effort to bring privacy to the fore -- particularly in the area of artificial intelligence and machine learning.Read More...
16:17, 05/11/2019

Gmail's log of all of your purchases pops up in the privacy debate As we become ever more aware about the data companies are tracking about us, we're even more concerned about how they're using it. During I/O 2019, Google highlighted efforts to streamline the way people can view and manage the data it stor...
04:00, 05/18/2019

Google promises better privacy, smarter AI tools Google has unveiled updates for its artificially intelligent voice assistant and new privacy tools to give people more control over how they're being tracked on the go or at home. The company also unveiled a new Pixel phone and smart home displa...
06:00, 05/08/2019

Google’s case for privacy is more convincing than Facebook’s Google, the search giant which has made its business to make money off our digital habits, is getting serious about privacy. The company, at its annual Google I/O developers conference yesterday, announced a number of fancy software updates, in addit...
16:00, 05/08/2019

Amazon Accused of Violating Kids' Privacy Amazon improperly records and preserves the conversations of young users through its Echo Dot Kids devices, according to a coalition of privacy and child-advocacy groups....
18:00, 05/09/2019

Apple’s Tim Cook on leaning in to journalism and privacy Apple CEO Tim Cook announced in March that the tech giant was leaning into the news business by launching a news service. Will the company’s enhanced news service benefit its struggling partner publications?...
03:34, 05/11/2019

How to Find Google Pay's Hidden Privacy Settings Google Pay is an online paying system and digital wallet that makes it easy to buy anything on your mobile device or with your mobile device. But if you’re concerned about what Google is doing with all your data (which you probably should be), Google...
22:51, 05/15/2019

| Zuckerberg to explain how Facebook gets 'privacy focused' Facebook is kicking off its annual conference for developers with a keynote from CEO Mark Zuckerberg expected to share more details about his new, "privacy-focused" vision for the social network....
22:00, 04/30/2019

Facebook could be fined up to $5 billion by the FTC due to privacy violations Facebook has been dealing with one privacy-related scandal after another for more than a year now, a reality that’s about to present the social networking company with a seriously heavy financial penalty. The company shared its first quarter re...
12:51, 05/02/2019

At F8, Zuckerberg Explains Facebook's Shift Toward Privacy To mark this supposedly new era, Mark Zuckerberg unveiled a subtle redesign for Facebook that places more emphasis on Groups and new products like Secret Crush....
02:00, 05/01/2019

Facebook Will Finally Pay—Billions—for Its Privacy Missteps In releasing its quarterly financial results Wednesday, Facebook said it expects to pay a fine of $3 billion to $5 billion to the FTC for violations related to user privacy....
18:17, 04/28/2019

FTC Wants Facebook Board to Boost Privacy Oversight The Federal Trade Commission is pushing Facebook to accept significant changes to its corporate governance as part of a settlement of user privacy concerns, with reorganization of the company’s board one likely result....
21:51, 05/02/2019

Facebook’s ‘privacy-focused’ plan is another diversion When Mark Zuckerberg took the stage at F8 2019, he once again outlined the company's new "privacy-focused" vision. It's a message he's been spreading over the past few months, and it will focus on six key principles: encryption, intero...
00:17, 05/03/2019

Facebook overhauls messaging as it pivots to privacy Facebook Inc debuted an overhaul of its core social network on Tuesday, taking its first concrete steps to refashion itself into a private messaging and e-commerce company as it tries to move past a stream of scandals while tapping new revenue source...
22:17, 04/30/2019

South Korea's government will switch to Linux over cost concerns Some governments might have fallen out of love with Linux, but South Korea appears ready to start a torrid affair. The country's Ministry of the Interior and Safety has outlined plans to switch government computers from Windows to Linux due to ...
05:00, 05/20/2019

These 20 common grocery store items are driving up the cost of your bill the most Americans today pay an average of 19.1% more on grocery items than they did 10 years ago due to several factors.        ...
15:00, 04/29/2019

Selling because of the trade war turbulence could cost you a lot of money over the long term Investors who tried to time the market and missed the 10 best days between 2003 and 2018 posted about half the return of those who remained fully invested, according to data from Putnam Investments....
15:51, 05/16/2019

Want to know how the federal government grants disability benefits? It'll cost you. The USA TODAY NETWORK is seeking records that show how decisions are made for millions of Americans applying for Social Security disability benefits.        ...
03:51, 05/03/2019

Hamilton: Unseen moments at start of F1 2019 could have cost wins Lewis Hamilton says onlookers may not have seen some "small windows" in which Mercedes could have been defeated over the first four races of the Formula 1 season...
13:17, 05/10/2019

Govt cancels no-deal Brexit ferry contracts - at a £50m cost Sky News understands that the Department for Transport has cancelled the no deal ferry contracts it signed in the run up to 29 March at a cost of around £50m to the taxpayer....
14:00, 05/01/2019

Here's the average cost of college tuition every year since 1971 24/7 Wall St. reviewed nationwide the average costs of attending four-year public and private colleges each year since 1971.        ...
16:51, 05/18/2019

Facebook hikes wages for contractors to meet cost of living Facebook said Monday it will move the minimum hourly wage for contract workers and vendors up to $20 -- depending on where in the United States they live....
01:51, 05/14/2019

Hifter’s rule brings security to eastern Libya, at a cost BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Libya’s eastern city of Benghazi finally feels safe again, after years of assassinations, bombings and militia firefights — but security has come at a heavy cost. Uniformed police are out at major intersections and cafes ...
10:51, 05/21/2019

LFCHD Hosts Low-Cost Rabies Clinic At Douglass Park LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)– The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department’s low-cost rabies vaccination clinic will be operating Tuesday. From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. pet owners who are interested can get the vaccine for $3 at Douglass Park. The s...
14:00, 05/14/2019

Musk to review all of Tesla's expenses in new cost-cutting plan Elon Musk, in an email to employees, said Tesla's net proceeds from its recent stock and debt offering gave the company only 10 months to achieve breakeven at the rate it burned cash in the first quarter....
13:34, 05/17/2019

Voce says Argo ROE could double with cost cuts, nominates five directors An activist hedge fund said on Tuesday that insurance company Argo Group International Holdings Ltd could double its return on equity if it cut $100 million in costs, including millions spent on......
00:17, 05/01/2019

Musk to review all of Tesla's expenses in new cost cutting plan Tesla Inc Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk told employees on Thursday that he will increase scrutiny of the company's expenses in his latest initiative to cut costs at the electric car maker....
02:00, 05/17/2019

Valtteri Bottas: "Annoying" clutch behaviour cost me Barcelona win Valtteri Bottas blamed his Spanish Grand Prix defeat to Lewis Hamilton on some "strange behaviour" with his Mercedes Formula 1 car's clutch costing him the lead at the start...
18:51, 05/12/2019

Dems want to undo Cuomo’s cost savings, pay new government workers more State lawmakers are looking to fatten pensions of the most recently hired government workers by undoing reforms that were approved to control runaway costs. The rollback would cost New Yorkers $149 million in retroactive costs dating back to 2012 — w...
04:51, 05/21/2019

UN launches drive to highlight environmental cost of staying fashionable It takes around 7,500 litres of water to make a single pair of jeans,  equivalent to the amount of water the average person drinks over a period of seven years. That’s just one of the many startling facts to emerge from recent environmental research,...
19:17, 04/28/2019

HBO's Chernobyl drama highlights the human cost of nuclear catastrophe An intense new HBO miniseries about the world's worst nuclear accident turns the Chernobyl Soviet scientists into unlikely heroes in its portrayal of a world superpower approaching meltdown...
19:34, 05/03/2019

UPDATE 1-SNC-Lavalin to speed up cost cuts after profit plunges SNC-Lavalin Group Inc on Thursday reported a 73 percent plunge in adjusted quarterly profit and said it would speed up its plans to simplify its operational structure to save costs and improve efficiency....
15:34, 05/02/2019

Health Law Repeal Could Cost 18 Million Their Insurance, Study Finds The Congressional Budget Office said 18 million people would lose their insurance in the first year, with that number and costs rising over 10 years....
18:34, 04/28/2019

Australian Taxi Drivers Sue Uber Over Wages They Say Its Arrival Cost Them In their lawsuit, the drivers accuse the ride-hailing giant of operating illegally in the country and of destroying their livelihoods. Uber denied the allegations....
21:34, 05/03/2019

Canada to pay full cost of bringing garbage home from Philippines Canada has agreed to pay the full cost of bringing 69 garbage-laden shipping containers back across the Pacific Ocean to Vancouver - but it remains unclear just how much that will be....
03:00, 05/08/2019

Bosch teams up with PowerCell to bring down the cost of fuel cells Enlarge / A fuel cell stack is displayed during the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018. (credit: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images) On Monday, automotive parts supplier Bosch announced t...
11:51, 05/02/2019

At the Heart of Gold Reveals the Unbearable Cost of Gymnastic Victory There’s a bittersweet tinge to HBO’s chronicle of what may be the most extensive sexual-abuse scandal in sports history. The network’s new documentary At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal introduces us to a handfu...
14:17, 05/02/2019

Some parents turn to insurance to protect the cost of their kids' education With the cost of a four-year degree at a public college at more than $80,000 — and nearly $15,000 at private universities — tuition insurance is gaining a foothold....
17:51, 05/09/2019

Mitsubishi earnings climb on rising sales, cost controls Despite solid gains for the recent fiscal year, Mitsubishi forecasted that operating profit will decline 19 percent in the new fiscal year while net income will drop 51 percent. ...
14:34, 05/09/2019

Threat or promise? E-auto boom could cost some industry jobs ZWICKAU, Germany (AP) — Over 115 years the auto industry in the east German town of Zwickau has lived through wrenching upheavals. Now it’s facing more change: top employer Volkswagen’s total shift into electric cars at the local plant. T...
11:34, 05/22/2019

Experts Aren’t Impressed With Google’s New Privacy Tools (MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.) — Google announced new privacy tools Tuesday intended to give people more control over how they’re being tracked on the go or in their own home, part of a broader effort by big tech companies to counter increasing ...
21:17, 05/08/2019

"Privacy Not A Luxury Good, Must Be Equally Available": Sundar Pichai Privacy cannot be a "luxury good" that's only available to people who can afford to buy premium products and services, Google CEO Sundar Pichai has said....
09:51, 05/09/2019

Privacy remains a big issue in today’s smart home The smart home market continues to grow and offer compelling use cases, but privacy issues linger. Trading privacy for convenience is a bad swap.Read More...
00:00, 05/16/2019

U.S. lawmakers struggle to draft online privacy bill U.S. lawmakers drafting a bill to create rules governing online privacy hope to have a discussion draft complete by late May with a Senate committee vote during the summer and are intensifying efforts, but disputes are likely to push that timetable b...
12:51, 05/01/2019

Google plans new browser tools on privacy, ad transparency Alphabet Inc unit Google in the coming months plans to introduce new internet browser tools to limit how users' web activity is tracked by advertising companies and give them greater insight into why certain ads are shown to them, the company announc...
02:00, 05/08/2019

Tech We’re Using: Why Play a Music CD? ‘No Ads, No Privacy Terrors, No Algorithms’ Streaming services have revolutionized the discovery of songs, but here’s why Ben Sisario, who covers the music industry, still likes to listen to compact discs....
18:00, 05/15/2019

Privacy-minded U.S. lawmakers divided over giving more powers to FTC Democratic and Republican lawmakers both stressed the need for bipartisan privacy legislation on Wednesday but seemed divided on how willing they were to strengthen the Federal Trade Commission, which is expected to be tasked with enforcing an eventu...
21:51, 05/08/2019

Lawmakers Differ on Remedies for Facebook Privacy Breach A House hearing highlighted differences on how the government should work to strengthen tech companies’ protection of personal information, as a huge fine looms for Facebook.....
21:34, 05/08/2019

Google now wants to crack down on cookies to convince you it cares about privacy On the heels of Google’s announcement that an awesome new privacy tool is coming that users can rely on to auto-delete their location history, now we’re getting word of a new dashboard-like tool that’s also coming to the company&rsq...
05:00, 05/07/2019

Facebook data privacy scandal: A cheat sheet Read about the saga of Facebook's failures in ensuring privacy for user data, including how it relates to Cambridge Analytica, the GDPR, the Brexit campaign, and the 2016 US presidential election....
13:51, 05/14/2019

Facebook Set to Create Privacy Positions as Part of F.T.C. Settlement Facebook is expected to create a privacy committee to protect user data, as well as an external assessor who would be appointed by the company and Federal Trade Commission....
05:00, 05/02/2019

Facebook settlement with U.S. may include privacy oversight: Politico Facebook Inc and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) are negotiating a possible settlement that would require the company to create an independent privacy oversight committee and take other steps to safeguard users, Politico reported on Wednesday, cit...
04:34, 05/02/2019

Google debuts privacy controls, principles at I/O event Alphabet Inc's Google business on Tuesday announced new privacy controls for its services, including “Incognito mode” for Google Maps, and published new privacy commitments for its hardware, showing how increased public scrutiny is forcing greater tr...
00:17, 05/08/2019

Facebook may implement privacy oversight committee in FTC deal Facebook may soon have a federally approved privacy official and an “independent” privacy oversight committee to deal with the company’s handling of user info, according to a report....
11:51, 05/02/2019

Facebook executive meets with U.S. lawmakers to discuss privacy With a multibillion-dollar settlement looming for Facebook over user privacy violations, Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg met with U.S. lawmakers on Capitol Hill on Tuesday to discuss legislation to protect users of the social network, officia...
00:17, 05/08/2019

Facebook settlement with U.S. may include privacy oversight -Politico Facebook Inc and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) are negotiating a possible settlement that would require the company to create an independent privacy oversight committee and take other steps to safeguard users, Politico reported on Wednesday, cit...
04:17, 05/02/2019

Would trolls, fake news and privacy invasions go away with a new Facebook? Social network co-founder Chris Hughes calls for radical rethink on company, and internet blows up. But would anything really change?        ...
06:00, 05/12/2019

Google Nest could rule the smart home, if it can get privacy right This week, Google rebranded its Home products as Nest, finally bringing the company's smart home products under one umbrella. Going forward, all of Google's connected home products will have the Nest brand, starting with the new Nest Hub Ma...
01:00, 05/10/2019

Six San Francisco Supervisors Could Make Privacy History This Week Six officials in San Francisco this week could change the legal landscape for facial recognition technology in the heart of America’s technology industry.Read more......
22:17, 05/13/2019

Alexa, does the Echo Dot Kids protect children’s privacy? A coalition of child protection and privacy groups has filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) urging it to investigate a kid-focused edition of Amazon’s Echo smart speaker. The complaint against Amazon Echo Dot Kids, which ...
18:34, 05/09/2019

Google attempts a pivot toward privacy at I/O developer conference At Google's annual I/O developer conference, the tech giant gave updates on its Android Q beta operating system and improved privacy options for apps.        ...
15:34, 05/08/2019

Medicare for All faces big data, privacy, technology hurdles, says CBO The Congressional Budget Office highlighted the IT challenges with a single payer healthcare model, but also noted that Taiwan may have a design that would keep costs down....
17:34, 05/02/2019

Irish regulator opens first privacy probe into Google Google's lead regulator in the European Union, Ireland's Data Protection Commissioner, opened its first investigation into the U.S. internet giant on Wednesday over how it handles personal data for the purpose of advertising....
20:17, 05/22/2019

Facebook makes major changes to Messenger for speed and privacy Facebook has announced major changes to its products this week at it's annual F8 keynote, and chief among them are updates to the Facebook Messenger app and WhatsApp. Facebook aims to overhaul Messenger while also enhancing WhatsApp.Last year, F...
21:51, 04/30/2019

Yet to show its teeth, landmark EU privacy law already a global standard A landmark European privacy law is making waves worldwide a year after it came into force, fundamentally changing the way data are handled as Facebook, Apple and Google face increasingly frequent complaints....
17:00, 05/22/2019

Recommended Reading: Trusting companies despite privacy lapses People say they care about privacy but they continue to buy devices that can spy on them Rani Molla, Vox In the wake of Cambridge Analytica, concerns about personal data privacy abound. Of course, Facebook isn't the only company that's be...
23:00, 05/18/2019

Apple's Webkit to launch new privacy feature for ad tracking Apple Inc's browser engine Webkit said https://webkit.org/blog/8943/privacy-preserving-ad-click-attribution-for-the-web on Wednesday it will launch a new technology to track ad clicks while preserving user privacy....
17:00, 05/22/2019

| Facebook poised to fight disclosure of US privacy assessments Facebook will seek to block disclosures from years’ worth of privacy reports it submitted to the US Federal Trade Commission, according to filings in a lawsuit seeking the release of information in the documents....
20:00, 04/28/2019

Large GDPR Fines Are Imminent, EU Privacy Regulators Say Companies can expect large penalties from the European Union this summer, more than a year after the sweeping General Data Protection Regulation took effect last May....
06:17, 05/04/2019

California bill to expand privacy protections fails California's senate blocked a bill on Thursday that would have expanded the ability of consumers to sue companies over their handling of personal data, a win for tech industry groups concerned about wide-ranging privacy lawsuits....
02:17, 05/17/2019

California Today: The Fight Over a Landmark Digital Privacy Law Wednesday: A conversation with State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson. Also: California sues the Trump administration again; and a Randy’s Donuts expansion....
04:34, 05/23/2019

DIHK: U.S. auto tariffs of 25% could cost German economy 6 bln euros a year If the United States imposes further tariffs of 25% on imports of cars and car parts, it could cost the German economy an extra 6 billion euros ($6.71 billion) a year, the managing director of Germany's DIHK Chambers of Commerce said on Friday....
12:34, 05/17/2019

Daimler's Zetsche bows out pledging cost cuts to boost profit Daimler said its target remains to return Mercedes-Benz Cars, which includes the Mercedes brand and Smart, and Mercedes-Benz Vans to a "profitability corridor" of 8 percent to 10 percent by 2021....
14:51, 05/22/2019

Wednesday’s Daily Brief: Diplomacy for Peace Day, #VaccinesWork, the cost of war on Afghans, tech and well-being Top news for Wednesday includes: the first-ever International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace, the launch of World Immunization Week, civilians continuing to bear the brunt of ongoing violence in Afghanistan, the need for more regulati...
22:00, 04/28/2019

U.S. Cyber Command Bolsters Allied Defenses to Impose Cost on Moscow Deployments to allied countries give the American military an early look at Russian online weapons and new tactics Moscow may intend to use on the United States....
23:51, 05/07/2019

Special ed teacher suing California union in case that could cost labor big A California educator is battling a state teachers' union over his problems leaving the organization, in what his attorneys say could be a precedent-setting legal case that ultimately forces labor unions across the country to reimburse billions in ba...
23:51, 05/07/2019

Toyota annual profit rises 3% on cost cuts, lower incentives Toyota's operating profit edged up nearly 3 percent in the latest fiscal year on rising sales, tighter cost control and lower incentives in the crucial U.S. market....
12:51, 05/08/2019

Tariffs may boost next year's Social Security cost-of-living adjustment. Why that could be bad If tariffs go into effect, Social Security benefits could get a bigger cost-of-living adjustment next year. But that's not necessarily good news for retirees....
22:17, 05/14/2019

Facial recognition prevents crime, police tell UK privacy case South Wales force defends use of technology after office worker claims rights breachFacial recognition cameras prevent crime, protect the public and do not breach the privacy of innocent people whose images are captured, a police force has argued.Ed ...
18:00, 05/22/2019

Amazon Accused of Violating Kids' Privacy With Smart Speakers Amazon improperly records and preserves the conversations of young users through its Echo Dot Kids devices, according to a coalition of privacy and child-advocacy groups....
10:17, 05/09/2019

Tech We’re Using: Taking Steps to Maximize Privacy While Covering the Lack of It Jennifer Valentino-DeVries, an investigative reporter who has delved into issues of online privacy, is “under no illusions” that protecting our digital selves is fully possible....
03:17, 05/23/2019

Google’s I/O 2019 keynote fought Apple’s privacy FUD with practicality Apple has been waving the privacy flag to justify its underperformant services for years, but Google changed the conversation at I/O this year.Read More...
22:34, 05/08/2019

Facebook 'labels' posts by hand, posing privacy questions Over the past year, a team of as many as 260 contract workers in Hyderabad, India has ploughed through millions of Facebook Inc photos, status updates and other content posted since 2014....
03:51, 05/06/2019

Should we ban facial recognition? From companies to cities, debate over privacy rages on Facial recognition is spreading to where you live, work, shop and travel. What happens to the data? Would you trade privacy for safety?        ...
01:51, 05/23/2019

Apple's Webkit Browser Engine to Get New Privacy Feature for Ad Tracking Apple said Webkit will launch a new technology to track advertising clicks and whether they lead to a product purchase while preserving the privacy of users....
07:34, 05/23/2019

UPDATE 1-Facebook settlement with U.S. may include privacy oversight - Politico Facebook Inc and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) are negotiating a possible settlement that would require the company to create an independent privacy oversight committee and take other steps to safeguard users, Politico reported on Wednesday, cit...
07:34, 05/02/2019

Apple Says It Pulled Parental Control Apps Over Privacy Concerns Apple Inc. said it removed several parental control apps from its store because of security and privacy concerns, issuing a rare public response to a media report that the iPhone maker was eliminating competition with its own tools. The New York Tim...
05:34, 04/29/2019

Facebook reportedly invites federal oversight of its privacy practices During Facebook's F8 keynote this week, the company repeatedly hammered one idea: the future is private. While its privacy-focus might be flawed, it looks like Facebook is putting its money where its mouth is. According to The Washington Post, t...
18:34, 05/03/2019

Zuckerberg jokes about Facebook’s privacy record in launching redesign For Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg, the company’s relentless string of privacy scandals are a laughing matter. The 34 year-old techie was chuckling onstage at Facebook’s annual developers conference Tuesday as he referred to the social network’s abys...
15:00, 05/02/2019

Explainer: 'Privacy coin' Monero offers near total anonymity Bitcoin's share of the cryptocurrency market is sliding, with a host of alternative digital coins gaining ground as developers race to create digital cash that can gain a footing in mainstream commerce and finance....
10:51, 05/15/2019

UPDATE 3-Facebook exec meets with U.S. lawmakers to discuss privacy With a multibillion-dollar settlement looming for Facebook over user privacy violations, Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg met with U.S. lawmakers on Capitol Hill on Tuesday to discuss legislation to protect users of the social network, officia...
04:00, 05/08/2019

U.S. senators say Amazon smart speaker for kids violates privacy law Four U.S. senators urged the Federal Trade Commission on Thursday to investigate Amazon.com Inc's smart speakers aimed at children, claiming the devices violate a privacy law that protects children....
18:17, 05/09/2019

UPDATE 3-Google debuts privacy controls, principles at I/O event Alphabet Inc's Google business on Tuesday announced new privacy controls for its services, including “Incognito mode” for Google Maps, and published new privacy commitments for its hardware, showing how increased public scrutiny is forcing greater tr...
23:00, 05/07/2019

Facebook could get new privacy oversight and record-breaking fine in FTC deal Facebook is looking at the possibility of new privacy oversight and a massive fine as part of a deal with the Federal Trade Commission, according to several recent reports. ...
20:34, 05/02/2019

Facebook facing 20-year consent agreement after privacy lapses The social media giant Facebook is headed toward an agreement with the U.S. government over its privacy policies and practices that would put it under 20 years of oversight, according to a source knowledgeable about the discussions....
16:00, 05/14/2019

What's new for Facebook? Zuckerberg says Messenger and WhatsApp can save privacy When Mark Zuckerberg takes the stage at f8 Tuesday, Facebook's CEO will push a new vision for the scandal-ridden company: privacy and private sharing.        ...
00:17, 04/30/2019

UPDATE 2-U.S. lawmakers struggle to draft online privacy bill U.S. lawmakers drafting a bill to create rules governing online privacy hope to have a discussion draft complete by late May with a Senate committee vote during the summer and are intensifying efforts, but disputes are likely to push that timetable b...
03:34, 05/01/2019

Facebook Design Overhaul Sees Focus Shift To Privacy Facebook Inc debuted an overhaul of its core social network on Tuesday, taking its first concrete steps to refashion itself into a private messaging and e-commerce company as it tries to move past......
07:00, 05/01/2019

Google’s new privacy feature auto-deletes location history We had our first hint this was coming thanks to a beta version of Google Maps from a few months ago, inside of which code was found that revealed Google was considering an excellent new privacy feature. And today, after getting a black eye from repor...
22:17, 05/02/2019

Facebook uses people to ‘label’ content, posing privacy questions INDIA/SAN FRANCISCO — Over the past year, a team of as many as 260 contract workers in Hyderabad, India, has plowed through millions of Facebook photos, status updates and other content posted since 2014. The workers categorize items according ...
21:17, 05/06/2019

FTC to Face Questions Over How It Handled Years' Worth of Privacy Disasters America’s top consumer watchdog will face questions from congressional lawmakers this week concerning a veritable laundry list of privacy-related scandals—including many that will be focused on Facebook’s own protracted series of failures.Read more.....
23:51, 05/06/2019

Privacy Experts Expect Amendments to Clarify, Restrict California Law A sweeping law set to take effect in 2020 was passed in haste, leading to confusion. Now the state legislature is working on tweaks to address shortcomings....
11:34, 04/30/2019

Google set to launch privacy tools to limit online tracking: WSJ Alphabet Inc's Google is set to roll out a dashboard-like function in its Chrome browser to offer users more control in fending off tracking cookies, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the matter....
21:51, 05/06/2019

US briefing: Venezuela coup attempt, Mueller and Facebook privacy Wednesday’s top story: Maduro claims victory over ‘deranged’ attempt to depose government. Plus, the crisis of violence against Native American womenSubscribe now to receive the morning briefing by email.Good morning, I’m Tim Walker with today’s esse...
16:17, 05/01/2019

Facebook's Zuckerberg announces privacy overhaul: ‘We don’t have the strongest reputation' At annual F8 developer conference, CEO focuses on ‘sense of intimacy’ and unveils plans for payments toolsEven Mark Zuckerberg couldn’t keep a straight face.The Facebook founder and chief executive repeatedly broke out in laughter as he announced a p...
19:00, 05/01/2019

Google opens German center to improve data privacy LONDON (AP) — Google says it’s opening a privacy focused engineering center in Munich, Germany, in its latest move to beef up its data protection credentials. CEO Sundar Pichai said Tuesday that the Silicon Valley tech giant is expanding its op...
14:00, 05/14/2019

U.S. lawmakers drafting privacy bill argue about pre-empting California U.S. lawmakers drafting online privacy legislation zeroed in on a major point of contention on Wednesday of whether their federal law should pre-empt stringent regulations recently passed by California that could hurt corporate profits....
22:17, 05/01/2019

Google set to launch privacy tools to limit online tracking- WSJ Alphabet Inc's Google is set to roll out a dashboard-like function in its Chrome browser to offer internet users more control in fending off tracking cookies, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the matter....
17:17, 05/06/2019

California high-speed rail project’s estimated cost rises to $79B, report says Critics of California’s plan to link the Los Angeles and San Francisco areas by high-speed rail have cited the estimated cost of the project – and now that cost is projected to increase by about $2 billion, according to a report....
14:51, 05/02/2019

Trump’s Trade War With China Could Cost the Average Family Up to $2,300 a Year, Report Estimates President Donald Trump’s trade war with China could cost the average American family of four up to $2,300 a year, according to a report on the effect of tariffs on the U.S. economy and workers. The study, by the economic consulting firm Trade P...
22:34, 05/14/2019

Samsung Galaxy S10e review: Better biometrics and ergonomics than the S10 Plus at the cost of battery life The Samsung Galaxy S10e may be the best new Samsung phone for the masses with a reasonable price, small size, excellent cameras, and more. The flat screen and fingerprint scanner may even make it more appealing than the high end S10 Plus....
18:17, 05/17/2019

Brazil's TIM expects to reap benefits from cost reduction plan in second half of 2019-CEO Brazilian wireless carrier TIM Participações SA expects to reap the benefits from its cost reduction plan in the second half of 2019, Chief Executive Officer, Pietro Labriola, said on Wednesday....
17:34, 05/08/2019

NASA was sold faulty aluminum in 19-year scam which cost agency $700 million NASA was sold faulty aluminum in a 19-year scam that led to a pair of high-profile launch failures, costing the space agency more than $700 million and years of people’s scientific work....
15:00, 05/02/2019

Koch network slams $2 trillion infrastructure cost agreement between Trump and top Democrats "Instead of proposing a $2 trillion catch-all 'infrastructure' bill and asking hard-working Americans to fund it by paying more at the pump, Washington lawmakers should cut the red tape and stop wasting the tax dollars we give them," the gr...
22:00, 04/30/2019

UPDATE 1-Newell Brands' quarterly profit beat expectations on cost savings U.S. consumer goods maker Newell Brands Inc exceeded Wall Street expectations for quarterly adjusted profit on Friday, benefiting from cost savings and higher pricing....
13:51, 05/03/2019

NASA bought junk aluminum in a 19-year scam that cost the agency over $700 million NASA is staffed with some of the brightest minds in engineering, astronomy, and mathematics. You wouldn’t expect anyone to even attempt to pull the wool over the agency’s eyes — much less get away with it — but that’s ex...
13:00, 05/02/2019

The digital farming revolution will cost workers their power, dignity, and possibly their jobs There’s a lot of talk about digital technology and smart cities, but what about smart farms? Many of us still have a romantic view of farmers surveying rolling hills and farm kids cuddling calves, but our food in Canada increasingly comes from indust...
17:00, 04/30/2019

Toyota annual profit increases 3 percent on cost cutting, lower incentives Toyota's operating profit edged ahead nearly 3 percent in the latest fiscal year on rising sales, tighter cost control and lower incentives in the crucial U.S. market...
11:51, 05/08/2019

USMCA trade deal could cost Georgia produce growers nearly $900 million, report says Unless the proposed U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement is changed, it could "cause extensive economic damage to Georgia" and its fresh produce industry, according to a report from the University of Georgia....
21:51, 05/07/2019

Axing scandalous John Jay College professors will cost nearly half million dollars The cost to taxpayers of the John Jay College sex and drugs scandal is nearing a half million dollars — and climbing. The criminal justice school, part of the public City University of New York, decided last week to move forward with firing three pro...
03:51, 05/19/2019

Trump’s bipartisan infrastructure plan already imperiled as Mulvaney, GOP lawmakers object to cost The surprise push with top Democrats for a $2 trillion package has run into immediate opposition from many Republicans and their conservative allies....
05:17, 05/04/2019

Facebook says it's going to give your privacy back. At f8, Mark Zuckerberg plans to tell you how When Mark Zuckerberg takes the stage at f8 Tuesday, Facebook's CEO will push a new vision for the scandal-ridden company: privacy and private sharing.        ...
22:17, 04/29/2019

Alex Rodriguez bathroom photo highlights permissive privacy laws Former Yankees slugger snapped through apartment windowLawyers seek photographer but legal recourse uncertainNew York’s liberal privacy laws are under scrutiny as lawyers for the retired baseball star Alex Rodriguez try to track down the photographer...
20:17, 05/18/2019

Apple Says Parental Control Apps Removed Due to 'Privacy and Security Risk' Off-page: Apple has removed or restricted at least 11 of the 17 most downloaded screen-time and parental-control apps over the past year, The New York Times reported....
09:17, 04/29/2019

Facebook expected to tout privacy in messaging at this week's developer conference Facebook's annual F8 developer conference promises to put a focus on the company's messaging apps as the social network shifts toward privacy....
15:34, 04/29/2019

Updates to the Privacy Act coming as feds announce promised digital charter Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains says the federal government will look to update the Privacy Act as part of an effort to build greater trust in the digital world....
03:00, 05/22/2019

Facebook facing 20-year consent agreement after privacy lapses: source The social media giant Facebook Inc is headed toward an agreement with the U.S. government that would put it under 20 years of oversight, according to a source knowledgeable about the discussions....
00:17, 05/14/2019

FTC complaint alleges Amazon's Echo Dot Kids violates child privacy law A month after we found out Amazon employees might listen to your Alexa conversations, Amazon is facing more privacy concerns. This time, they have to do with how the company stores data collected by its Echo Dot Kids. Today, a coalition of privacy an...
19:51, 05/09/2019

Police are using Amazon’s facial recognition technology. Privacy experts are worried. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office in Oregon is using Amazon Rekognition to help track down criminal suspects. Is it a breakthrough in policing or a dangerous precedent against privacy?...
08:34, 05/01/2019

Google is creating privacy engineering hub and safety research fund in Europe Google plans a Google Safety Engineering Center and an $11.23 million Impact Challenge on Safety fund for organizations working on digital safety.Read More...
13:17, 05/14/2019

UPDATE 1-U.S. senators say Amazon smart speaker for kids violates privacy law Four U.S. senators urged the Federal Trade Commission on Thursday to investigate Amazon.com Inc's smart speakers aimed at children, claiming the devices violate a privacy law that protects children....
19:00, 05/09/2019

Google’s awesome new privacy feature will auto-delete your location history We had our first hint this was coming thanks to a beta version of Google Maps from a few months ago, inside of which code was found that revealed Google was considering an excellent new privacy feature. And today, after getting a black eye from repor...
13:00, 05/02/2019

Privacy Advocates Demand That the FTC Investigate Amazon's Digital Assistant for Kids Last year, Amazon released a cute little children’s version of its digital assistant, and just like the flagship product it is modeled after, it may also be a pretty powerful surveillance machine.Read more......
19:00, 05/09/2019

My data security is better than yours: tech CEOs throw shade in privacy wars Apple, Google and Facebook are racing to embrace the latest buzzword, and taking swipes at each other in the process“Privacy cannot be a luxury good offered only to people who can afford to buy premium products and services,” declared Sundar Pichai, ...
13:00, 05/09/2019

Google vows greater user privacy, after decades of data collection At its annual conference for software developers, the search and advertising giant showed off several new products and features that it said were created to help maintain customers’ control over their own data....
02:51, 05/08/2019

Google's privacy push adds Incognito Mode for Maps and Search Among the new developments announced at Google I/O 2019, CEO Sundar Pichai revealed tweaks that will impact data retention and privacy. Filters that auto-delete web & app activity will become available starting today with support for auto deletin...
00:17, 05/08/2019

UPDATE 1-Google set to launch privacy tools to limit online tracking - WSJ Alphabet Inc's Google is set to roll out a dashboard-like function in its Chrome browser to offer users more control in fending off tracking cookies, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the matter....
17:17, 05/06/2019

FOCUS-Facebook 'labels' posts by hand, posing privacy questions Over the past year, a team of as many as 260 contract workers in Hyderabad, India has ploughed through millions of Facebook Inc photos, status updates and other content posted since 2014....
04:51, 05/06/2019

FTC Members Unanimously Press Congress for Tough National Privacy Protections All five members of the Federal Trade Commission appeared Wednesday before the House Communications and Technology Subcommittee. One or two would have probably done the job. When it comes to consumer privacy—the hearing’s dominant focus—the commissio...
02:17, 05/09/2019

The Microsoft Graph is yours, not theirs The Microsoft Graph is a key component of the company's AI strategy. But what is it exactly? And how much, and what kind, of data can Microsoft see?Read More...
09:17, 05/09/2019

High cost, lack of support spell trouble for 2024 Moon landing [Updated] Enlarge / NASA's aspirations to reach the Moon by 2024 may be a fading dream. (credit: NASA) It was only a little more than one month ago that Vice President Mike Pence gave NASA a bold new direction—a goal of landing humans back on the Moon by 202...
11:51, 05/02/2019

EPA pursues new cost-benefit analysis for regulation that critics fear will undermine climate rules The Environmental Protection Agency is pursuing new rules for regulatory cost-benefit analysis that critics fear could undermine the agency's regulation of climate pollution by saying it costs too much....
01:51, 05/22/2019

LGBT groups and tech companies warn that a Texas bill could cost the state billions The LGBTQ community and major employers say a bill passed by the Texas Senate is a license to discriminate, giving professionals the right to turn away people based on religious beliefs. Amazon, Dell, Apple and Facebook urged Texas to drop the bill....
20:34, 04/28/2019

‘Climate change will cost us more’: Ontario Green Party releases rival gas station sticker The sticker, which was revealed Thursday morning, is being offered to gas stations across the province. The Green Party version mocks the Ford government’s stickers, which were designed to attack the federal carbon tax....
14:00, 05/02/2019

Apple's iPhone cost faces sharp increase as US-China trade dispute worsens Trump-imposed tariff of 25% on $200bn of goods could add about $160 to the cost of a $999 Chinese-made iPhone XSThe escalating trade dispute between the US and China could prove damaging to Apple and its customers by pushing up the cost of iPhones an...
20:51, 05/13/2019

The Root Trump Spent More Than Three Times the Cost of Robert Mueller’s Russia Investigation Playing The Root Trump Spent More Than Three Times the Cost of Robert Mueller’s Russia Investigation Playing Golf at His Own Resorts | Deadspin The NFL Is Apparently Determined To Screw Up The Hail Mary | Jezebel How Do We Make Cis Men Give a Shit About Abor...
05:17, 05/23/2019

The privacy paradox: why do people keep using tech firms that abuse their data? | John Naughton Despite privacy scandals, Facebook is more profitable than ever – journalists must use the tools of tech to understand whyA dark shadow looms over our networked world. It’s called the “privacy paradox”. The main commercial engine of this world involv...
08:17, 05/05/2019

Facebook investors brace for an update from Zuckerberg on the company's planned pivot to privacy With Facebook set to release quarterly results Wednesday afternoon, Wall Street wants to know how well the company is preparing to make money beyond ads....
22:17, 04/28/2019

United Airlines is covering up cameras on seat backs amid privacy backlash United Airlines is covering up all the cameras on the back of customers' seats amid backlash about privacy.        ...
19:00, 04/29/2019

Canada accuses Facebook of breaking privacy laws, promises to take the company to court Canadian regulators on Thursday found that Facebook committed "serious" breaches of local laws over its mishandling of users' personal information, announcing they would take the company to court to force it to change its privacy practices....
20:34, 04/28/2019

Facebook has told federal investigators it’s open to heightened oversight of its privacy practices Scrutiny of Facebook’s data-collection practices could end a wide-ranging federal probe into a series of privacy abuses that came to light last year....
15:34, 05/03/2019

Google Chrome Set Offer Privacy Tools to Limit Online Tracking: Report Google is set to roll out a dashboard-like function in its Chrome browser to offer users more control in fending off tracking cookies, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday....
09:00, 05/07/2019

Mark Zuckerberg explains how Facebook will make big bucks from privacy: Payments and commerce Facebook on Tuesday announced a bevy of new shopping features for its various apps, setting a business foundation for the company's pivot to privacy....
21:34, 05/01/2019

Google’s huge Android Q privacy push means nothing to hundreds of millions of users Privacy is finally starting to feel like a priority for Google, and you only need to look at the company’s Android Q presentation from this year’s I/O event to realize that Google is going to be more serious about protecting your data, lo...
06:34, 05/08/2019

Extinction Rebellion protests cost police £7 million, says Scotland Yard chief Cressida Dick Extinction Rebellion's recent mass protests across the capital cost Scotland Yard an extra £7million to police, putting a "huge strain" on the force, it was revealed today....
22:51, 05/02/2019

Trump Spent More Than Three Times the Cost of Robert Mueller's Russia Investigation Playing Golf at His Own Resorts Ever since special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation began, Republicans and most importantly President Donald Trump have loved to tout how it was all a waste of money....
21:00, 05/22/2019

Microsoft Plays Nice At the opening keynote for Build, Microsoft’s annual developer conference in Seattle, we heard more about Starbucks than Windows. A ten-minute demo about how Starbuck’s ordering system interacts with Azure, Microsoft’s growing cloud-based computing p...
04:00, 05/12/2019

How Microsoft is using AI to improve accessibility Microsoft sees AI as the key that'll unlock new and innovative accessibility technologies. Here's how it's applying it both within and outside of its teams.Read More...
19:17, 05/06/2019

Facebook sues South Korean analytics company to send ‘message’ about privacy to app developers Facebook on Friday said it had filed a lawsuit against Rankwave, a South Korean analytics company that may have mishandled users’ personal information, a legal salvo that the social-media giant described as a “message” meant to demonstrate its height...
03:34, 05/11/2019

Quayside, Toronto’s Google-linked smart city, draws opposition over privacy and costs As in New York, where fierce opposition to Amazon led the online retail giant to cancel plans to build a second headquarters in Long Island City, a local movement here is growing to send Sidewalk Labs packing....
18:17, 05/06/2019

Cramer calls Zuckerberg 'tone-deaf' after CEO's privacy joke bombs at developers conference Mark Zuckerberg's joke about Facebook's privacy scandals during the company's F8 developer conference didn't land well, CNBC's Jim Cramer said....
21:34, 05/01/2019

Microsoft posts a record $29.1 billion Q1. Same old, same old (credit: Julien GONG Min / Flickr) Microsoft has posted the results of the first quarter of its 2019 financial year, which runs up until September 30, 2018. Revenue was $29.1 billion, up 19 percent year on year, to set a new record for the company'...
16:51, 05/02/2019

How Microsoft’s Fluid Framework flows Microsoft's Fluid Framework sounds complex and ethereal, but it's really just a novel approach to an old problem, more or less using existing tools.Read More...
22:34, 05/08/2019

Microsoft is evolving by focusing on people The Microsoft of today would have been unrecognizable just a few years ago. That was clearer than ever at this week's Build conference, where the company once again did its best to court developers. Azure, AI, Edge and Office 365 were all hot to...
19:51, 05/09/2019

The Morning After: Microsoft, Linux and Windows 10 Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. The week started with Microsoft's big developer conference, and at 1 PM ET, we'll be coming to you live from Google I/O 2019. Until then, check out the big news about Linux, and the first new iPhone ga...
14:00, 05/07/2019

Microsoft teases 'Minecraft' AR for your phone Microsoft has something big in store for Minecraft fans. The company used the start of Build 2019 to offer a teaser for an augmented reality Minecraft experience for phones. The clip doesn't say much about what the experience entails, although...
19:51, 05/07/2019

High Hopes for Microsoft Beyond the Cloud? On Monday, while many of us dissect the latest episode of Game of Thrones, thousands of developers will convene in Seattle to talk about all things Microsoft at its annual Build conference. Where once that meant speculating about cool new laptops or ...
19:34, 05/04/2019

Deal: Microsoft Surface Pro 6 prices are down again Lately, Microsoft has been on a roll when it comes to offering discounts on its 2-in-1 tablets, with both the Surface Pro and the more affordable Surface Go seeing various temporary price cuts. Now, Microsoft is once again allowing US customers to sa...
03:34, 05/05/2019

Microsoft Warns of Monster Bug, In a Week of Them Microsoft took the unusual step of warning that a computer bug could be used by a cyber weapon similar to the WannaCry worm, which spread across the globe two years ago. The bug is one of several high-profile computer-security issues to emerge this w...
15:34, 05/15/2019

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella comes to Red Hat Summit If the mountain won't come to Muhammad, then Muhammad must go to the mountain. Or, in this case, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella came to Red Hat Summit to announce a new Microsoft/Red Hat partnership: Azure Red Hat OpenShift....
03:51, 05/08/2019

The Morning After: Sony and Microsoft are teaming up Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. It's Friday. We'll have to wait until next week for SpaceX's Starlink launch, but, for now, there's a review of Beats new true-wireless earbuds and an unexpected online-gaming alignment betwe...
14:51, 05/17/2019

Microsoft teams up with the VA to help wounded warriors 22 VA rehabilitation centers around the country will receive Xbox adaptive controllers specially designed for gamers with mental or physical disabilities....
22:51, 05/03/2019

JPMorgan, Microsoft Team Up on Blockchain JPMorgan Chase is tapping Microsoft’s cloud-based services to boost its blockchain platform, aiming to make it easier, faster and cheaper for companies to build and deploy blockchain applications....
01:17, 05/03/2019

Microsoft Wants to Protect Your Identity With Bitcoin Microsoft announced plans to use the bitcoin blockchain to create a "digital identity" that could be used to access sites and apps across the internet....
16:17, 05/14/2019

Someone may have just leaked all of Microsoft’s plans for E3 2019 In many ways, E3 2019 will be the last hurrah for this video game console generation. Sony has recently confirmed that it is already deep in development on its PlayStation 4 successor, and Microsoft started talking about the future of Xbox a full yea...
05:17, 05/21/2019

Microsoft has a patent to help you keep track of your adventures When you're traveling on an exciting new adventure, sitting down to write about everything that happened each day may be the last thing you feel like doing. Microsoft appears to be taking aim at this hurdle with an AI-powered system for automati...
23:17, 05/20/2019

You can now try out Microsoft’s Edge browser for macOS Microsoft has officially announced a preview of its Microsoft Edge browser for the macOS. Microsoft originally unveiled plans for the browser at its annual BUILD developers conference held on May 6. The browser is based on Google’s open-source Chromi...
12:00, 05/21/2019

Microsoft Word uses AI to improve your writing Microsoft is about to challenge Grammarly (not to mention Google) on its home turf. The company is developing an Ideas feature for Word's online version that uses AI to suggest grammar changes, among other assists. In addition to catching basi...
02:34, 05/07/2019

Save over $100 or 20% on a Microsoft Surface Go tablet Last July, Microsoft launched its Surface Go line of tablets in order to compete with Apple's lower-end iPad tablets. The Surface Go slates are equipped with a Gorilla Glass 3 protected 10-inch display carrying a 1200 x 1800 resolution. Under the hoo...
07:51, 05/03/2019

Microsoft: The open source company Enlarge The news from Microsoft's Build developer conference that surprised me most was that Microsoft will ship a genuine Linux kernel—GPLed, with all patches published—with Windows. That announcement was made with the announcement of Windows Ter...
03:17, 05/11/2019

Microsoft Paint isn't going anywhere, and gets new accessibility features Microsoft has been making a strong push toward accessibility in the past year, with the Xbox Adaptive Controller proving to be one of the best Xbox One accessories. Now, the company is adding accessibility features to one of its most popular, long-st...
04:34, 05/16/2019

Microsoft calls for US version of GDPR As we approach the one year anniversary of the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Microsoft has outlined its vision for a US version of the regulation that would make it easier for consumers to protect their data.The com...
19:34, 05/21/2019

Microsoft Azure: A cheat sheet This comprehensive guide about Microsoft Azure includes common use cases, technical limitations, and what to know before adopting the cloud computing platform....
06:17, 05/11/2019

You can now install Microsoft Edge on macOS Last year Microsoft announced huge changes to its Edge web browser, including the fact that it was moving to the open source Chromium engine (which its chief competitor Chrome uses), and the company revealed it would also run on MacBooks and Mac comp...
14:17, 05/07/2019

Prince Harry Just Made a Major Move to Protect Meghan Markle and Baby Archie's Privacy Prince Harry isn't one to give off a false sense of security. Especially when his family is involved. The Duke of Sussex accepted damages and an apology today from Splash News,......
19:51, 05/16/2019

Code words and fake names: The low-tech ways women protect their privacy on pregnancy apps More than 100 women who have used period- or pregnancy-tracking apps revealed a host of subtle strategies they use to protect their data and retain control....
20:34, 04/28/2019

Microsoft just teased an AR Minecraft game for phones While Microsoft spent most of the day focusing on enterprise solutions, including a way to protect elections from malicious software, it ended the Build 2019 keynote with a surprise announcement for a new augmented reality (AR) Minecraft experience c...
02:51, 05/07/2019

With ElectionGuard, Microsoft is trying to fix a growing global problem Microsoft has announced the ElectionGuard software developer kit (SDK), along with a new tool within Microsoft 365 called CampaignGuard, at Build 2019 in Seattle, Washington. Both of these pieces of software will attempt to secure elections, and make...
02:51, 05/07/2019

Microsoft's Fluid Framework is a new take on document collaboration  Where do we go beyond web-based productivity apps like Google Docs and the Office 365 suite? That's what Microsoft is aiming to explore with Fluid Framework, a "componentized document model for shared interactive experiences." In plain English, ...
02:34, 05/07/2019

Microsoft wants to secure elections and political campaigns Get the jokes about voting booths crashing left and right out of your system: Microsoft announced today that it's taking a few steps towards election security. First up is ElectionGuard, an open source software development kit that will offer pu...
02:34, 05/07/2019

Microsoft Warns of a Monster Computer Bug, In a Week of Them Microsoft took the unusual step of warning that a computer bug it has now patched could be used by a cyber weapon similar to the WannaCry worm, which spread across the globe two years ago....
09:17, 05/15/2019

Microsoft wants its Azure servers to be as durable as tardigrades Microsoft is working to improve the reliability of its Azure infrastructure on multiple fronts, including via 'Project Tardigrade,' its effort to enable a cloud app to survive platform failure....
20:51, 05/14/2019

Microsoft Edge is getting an Internet Explorer mode There are some big changes ahead for Microsoft's Edge browser. In December, the company announced that it'll be moving over to Chromium, the open source project that powers Google's Chrome. But that's not all: Microsoft announced ...
02:34, 05/07/2019

What to expect at Microsoft Build 2019: AI, Azure, and more Microsoft's Build 2019 (May 6 to May 8) will discuss AI, IoT, Azure, Microsoft 365, Windows 10, HoloLens, GitHub, Visual Studio, .NET, Xbox, and more.Read More...
08:34, 05/03/2019

Microsoft: Gaming should be for everyone, shouldn’t be toxic stew Enlarge (credit: Microsoft) Microsoft's Xbox chief Phil Spencer has written a paean to video gaming, calling games a unifying force that anyone and everyone can enjoy. He rejoices in gaming's ability to sustain communities, foster friendships, and ...
19:17, 05/21/2019

Microsoft rolls out new cloud services for AI and blockchain Microsoft Corp on Thursday announced new tools for software makers aimed at making technologies such as artificial intelligence and blockchain easier for businesses to use....
05:17, 05/03/2019

For under $15, you can become a certified Microsoft network or security expert You can school up on all aspects of Microsoft offerings and earn company-approved certification with the Microsoft Network and Security Fundamentals Certification Bundle. It’s on sale now for hundreds of dollars off, just $14.99 from TNW Deals....
16:51, 04/29/2019

Microsoft and Red Hat launch Kubernetes autoscaling project Microsoft introduced several new Kubernetes offerings today, including Kubernetes Event-Driven Autoscaling (KEDA), an open source project with Red Hat.Read More...
17:34, 05/06/2019

Microsoft unveils Minecraft Earth, the new AR hotness In celebration of Minecraft‘s tenth anniversary, Microsoft played its Pokemon GO card and released an augmented reality phone app that shows the game pasted over the real world, called Minecraft Earth. This is perhaps the most novel way of incorporat...
21:17, 05/17/2019

Microsoft announces new features for SharePoint and OneDrive At its annual SharePoint Conference in Las Vegas, Microsoft announced that it is adding new features to SharePoint and OneDrive for Business.The company began its presentation with the announcement of SharePoint Home Sites which it describes as ...
11:17, 05/22/2019

Microsoft keeps hiding Azure revenue numbers, but why? CIOs want to know that they're betting on a winner, but they might already have enough data for Microsoft Azure without getting revenue numbers, too....
21:00, 04/28/2019

Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 has become the AR industry’s dullest thud So far, HoloLens 2 looks a lot like its predecessor: boring and unlikely to get the mainstream attention it needs to become more than a footnote in history.Read More...
22:34, 05/06/2019

Microsoft’s TORC will let you feel squeezable objects in AR and VR Conveying the elasticity of an object in AR or VR could made the difference between carrying a virtual ball and actually feeling its texture in your hand.Read More...
19:34, 05/02/2019

Microsoft makes Google’s BERT NLP model better Microsoft AI researchers used methods laid out by in part by Google AI chief Jeff Dean for its MT-DNN achieve state-of-the-art language understanding.Read More...
01:51, 05/17/2019

Microsoft invests in seven AI projects to help people with disabilities Today marks the eighth annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day, and for the second year, Microsoft is awarding grants to AI projects meant to make the world more inclusive. The grants are part of a five-year initiative that will invest $25 million....
01:17, 05/17/2019

Saved from obsolescence, Microsoft is now making Paint better Enlarge / A picture apparently constructed in Paint using the keyboard exclusively. (credit: Microsoft) The news for mspaint.exe aficionados is just getting better and better. Microsoft's original plan was to deprecate Paint and end its development...
02:51, 05/17/2019

Microsoft’s AI hallucinates unique whisky flavors When whisky is made in Scotland it’s called scotch. When it’s made in Kentucky it’s called whiskey – the Irish also add the “E”. But when it’s made in Sweden, based on a recipe created by Microsoft‘s AI, we just call it amazing. Swedish distillery Ma...
01:34, 05/16/2019

Microsoft Azure: Everything you need to know about Redmond's cloud service Second only to AWS among cloud providers, Microsoft Azure is an ever-expanding set of cloud-based computing services available to businesses, developers, government agencies, and anyone who wants to build an app or run an enterprise without having to...
21:34, 05/20/2019

Skills gap holding back AI adoption, says Microsoft Microsoft is witnessing a skills gap for companies to take advance Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies and implement it in real commercial applications. Speaking exclusively to TechRadar Middle East, Kevin Dallas, Corporate Vice-President for A...
13:51, 05/01/2019

Microsoft Surface Studio 2 review: in a class of its own Stunning all-in-one PC that slides to become drawing tablet is held back by high price and old chips The Surface Studio 2 is Microsoft’s beautiful all-singing, all-dancing, all-in-one desktop computer that is quite unlike anything else on the market....
19:00, 05/01/2019

All the New Details About Microsoft's Rebooted Edge Browser Microsoft is rebuilding its Edge browser using the same Chromium foundation blocks that sit underneath Chrome, and thanks to this week’s Build 2019 conference, we now know a lot more about what the revamped browser has to offer. Here are the details ...
19:00, 05/07/2019

Could the death of UWP apps spell the end for the Microsoft Store? Microsoft’s UWP (Universal Windows Platform) apps could soon be dead, according to well-known Microsoft insider Paul Thurrott, which means the future of the Microsoft Store – where the apps are purchased – could be in doubt.In an...
11:17, 05/02/2019

Microsoft's Web Browser for Macs Has Leaked Online Mac users who are tired of Chrome, Firefox, and Safari just got a new (if not totally official) way to browse the web. Monday evening, a Twitter user named h0x0d posted download links for developer builds of the macOS version of Microsoft’s Edge brow...
19:00, 05/07/2019

Microsoft lays down the law for 'trash talk' on Xbox Possibly the worst thing about gaming online is the verbal abuse. Both kids and adults alike find a newfound freedom when blasting shotgun shells into complete strangers, and it's easy for tensions to run high in competitive environments.But no ...
11:17, 05/02/2019

Microsoft’s Edge for macOS arrives in preview Fifteen years after Microsoft walked away from the Mac browser scene, it's back with Edge -- currently in semi-stable beta forms for curious testers.Read More...
18:34, 05/07/2019

Microsoft HoloLens 2 needs to get into living rooms sooner rather than later Watching someone use Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 while holding a conversation with you is almost as good of a demonstration as using it yourself. It’s a glimpse at the wild future of computing in store for us – all of us – mere...
01:00, 05/10/2019

This $50 bundle can turn you into an Microsoft Excel whiz You can not only learn all the hidden nooks and crannies that keep Excel so popular after 30-plus years, but prep to get certified as an Excel expert with the training found in The A to Z Microsoft Excel Certification Training Bundle. It’s a giant in...
17:51, 05/13/2019

Microsoft designs an Xbox controller with Braille Microsoft is clearly invested in adaptive gaming controllers. Its Xbox Adaptive Controller for Xbox One and PC was the star of its latest Super Bowl ad. The company spent more than a year designing accessible packaging, and it recently teamed up with...
00:17, 05/08/2019

Here's Microsoft's new plan to keep Cortana alive and differentiated Microsoft is looking to breathe new life into Cortana by enabling its digital assistant to handle more complex queries, starting with people-centric, productivity-based ones. Here's how this will work....
00:00, 05/09/2019

Code words, fake names: Many women rely on low-tech ways to guard their privacy on pregnancy apps More than 100 women who had used one of 30 different tracker apps often said they felt trapped by an unfair choice: They cared about privacy, but they also found the digital trackers too valuable to give up....
20:34, 04/28/2019

Watch Microsoft's Build 2019 keynote here at 11:30AM ET We're thick in the middle of developer conference season -- Facebook's F8 event took place last week, and Google I/O kicks off tomorrow. Today, however, all eyes are on Microsoft: Build 2019 starts in just a few hours with a keynote present...
17:00, 05/06/2019

Microsoft rolls out AI and robotics toolkit in limited preview Microsoft plans to build an end-to-end toolkit for AI and robotics and today announced the platform’s first component: a limited preview program for building intelligent agents using Microsoft AI and Azure tools that can autonomously run physical sys...
17:34, 05/06/2019

News roundup: Microsoft Build, Google I/O, and SAP Sapphire Karen Roby gives a snapshot of this week's news coverage on TechRepublic and ZDNet. The stories include three major conferences, a telecom data breach, and the number of CIOs implementing AI....
23:17, 05/09/2019

Microsoft kicks off the rollout of the Windows 10 May Update 1903 Microsoft's Windows 10 May Update/1903 is available to consumers and business customers as of today, May 21. It's available through WSUS, Windows Update for Business and VLSC starting today, too....
20:34, 05/21/2019

Microsoft announces SharePoint Home Sites, Q&As in Yammer, and more At Microsoft's SharePoint Conference in Las Vegas, the company unveiled new features heading to Microsoft 365 services like SharePoint and Yammer.Read More...
21:00, 05/21/2019

Microsoft starts rolling out Windows 10 May 2019 Update Microsoft started rolling out the Windows 10 May 2019 Update on May 21, 2019. The company also launched a Windows health dashboard to track its progress.Read More...
23:34, 05/21/2019

Microsoft looks to turn the Web into a more collaborative canvas with Fluid Framework Compound documents are back. Microsoft's newest approach to making them happen is via its 'Fluid Framework,' coming to users and developers late this year....
17:51, 05/06/2019

Microsoft announces new Minecraft Earth AR game for Android and iOS Microsoft teased a brand new Minecraft-related AR (augmented reality) mobile game about two weeks ago and confirmed it recently. It's called Minecraft Earth and it will launched on Android and iOS devices at some point this summer.Besides announcing ...
08:00, 05/19/2019

Microsoft 'Builds' its data story, in the cloud and at the edge On the day after Cinco de Mayo, it's Christmas for Azure database pros. Cosmos DB, Azure Database and Azure SQL Data Warehouse all see significant updates....
17:51, 05/06/2019

Where to buy Microsoft Office: all the cheapest prices and deals in May 2019 Looking to buy Microsoft Office for the best price in the land? You're in luck as our comparison charts are constantly hunting for the cheapest Microsoft deals 24/7.You could buy an Office subscription from Microsoft directly, but it's ofte...
11:34, 05/21/2019

Dell Technologies and Microsoft expand partnership through VMware The tech giants launch new Azure VMware Solutions and Microsoft and VMware reveal they're working together on digital workspace offerings and future cloud integrations....
20:51, 04/29/2019

Microsoft Botched Its First HoloLens Demo of Build 2019 Anything can happen during a live event. Or not happen. As it just so happens, Microsoft Build 2019 opened up with a whole lot of nothing thanks to a botched HoloLens 2 demo.Read more......
23:34, 05/06/2019

Microsoft adds requested new feature for the Your Phone Companion app Microsoft's Your Phone Companion app allows users to sync their Android phone with their Windows 10 PC. Texts, notifications, and photos can be sent to your desktop or laptop from any phone running Android 7 or higher. With certain Android handsets i...
23:17, 05/18/2019

Microsoft’s next Surface Pen could be a smart stylus usable across all devices The next version of the Surface Pen could be a much smarter stylus capable of being used across all your devices, automatically switching between different profiles and configurations as appropriate, if a recently discovered patent (spotted by Window...
15:00, 04/30/2019

Microsoft wants to apply AI ‘to the entire application developer lifecycle’ Visual Studio IntelliCode offers code completion and style inference, but Microsoft wants to apply AI and machine learning to help developers at every step.Read More...
23:17, 05/20/2019

Sony blindsides PS5 team with news of Microsoft partnership The team-up announced last week between gaming’s eternal blood rivals, Microsoft and Sony, came as a surprise to many — including, apparently, Sony’s PlayStation team. Other industry whispers suggest that Nintendo might also be considering a team-up ...
00:00, 05/21/2019

Microsoft offers software tools to secure elections Microsoft has announced an ambitious effort to make voting secure, verifiable and subject to reliable audits by registering ballots in encrypted form so they can be accurately and independently tracked long after they are cast. Two of the three top U...
00:51, 05/08/2019

Microsoft and Sony to collaborate on game-streaming technology together Microsoft is helping Sony on its next game console - or at least the game-streaming service that will be running on it: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Sony CEO Kenichiro Yoshida today announced their partnership and the pair’s plans to work t...
08:00, 05/17/2019

Microsoft announces cloud gaming partnership with Sony Microsoft and Sony, makers of the eternally-competing Xbox and PlayStation consoles, respectively, today announced they were partnering up to find “joint development of future cloud solutions in Microsoft Azure to support their respective game and co...
07:00, 05/17/2019

You won't need to use the Microsoft Store to install Windows 10 apps in the future The Microsoft Store, which was once the only way to install UWP (Universal Windows Platform) apps, hasn’t been the success that Microsoft hoped it would be, and it’s now confirmed that soon you may not need to use the Store to get UWP a...
15:17, 05/10/2019

Microsoft files patent for controller with Braille readout Microsoft has apparently applied for a patent for a new Xbox controller with the ability to show visually-impaired gamers what’s on screen via a haptic Braille readout. If we ever see this controller, it could open up gaming for a whole new group of ...
06:00, 05/07/2019

Microsoft launches Azure cloud services for AI and blockchain Microsoft has announced a series of new Azure services and developer technologies ahead of its Build conference next week that will make it easier for developers to to create new AI, mixed reality, IoT and blockchain projects.The company will help de...
23:34, 05/03/2019

Bookmark This Site to Try Microsoft's New Windows PowerToys This Summer Remember PowerToys? They were those Windows 95- and Windows XP-era utilities that granted you features beyond what “regular” Windows users could do within their operating systems, like: opening a command prompt directly to a folder (instead of having...
20:51, 05/15/2019

Microsoft leases new office building in downtown Manhattan Microsoft has signed a downtown lease for a major office outpost in New York City, The Post has learned. The tech giant this week signed its lease for about 70,000 square feet of space with the new owners of 300 Lafayette St., who have just closed th...
20:00, 05/15/2019

AI for Earth: How Microsoft is using Azure to build a more sustainable world Microsoft's Azure machine learning tech is being put to good use in a grant program designed to give computing resources to scientists working on environmental sustainability programs....
19:00, 04/28/2019

Microsoft releases Visual Studio dev kit for Ethereum dapps Microsoft is further broadening its suite of enterprise-grade blockchain tools with the launch of a Visual Studio development kit for Ethereum and its own Azure blockchain. The Redmond giant tech firm officially announced the launch of the dev kit in...
14:34, 05/07/2019

Microsoft is finally bringing full Linux to Windows 10 Linux could soon be coming to your desktop after Microsoft revealed plans to ship a full Linux kernel directly in Windows 10.In great news for open-source fans, the computing giant has said it will look to push the launch of a Linux kernel in Windows...
14:17, 05/07/2019

Microsoft teams up with JP Morgan to shill enterprise blockchains Microsoft and American bank JP Morgan are teaming up to make it easier to put enterprise businesses on the blockchain. Yesterday, Microsoft announced, that it’s partnered with the American banking giant to try to spearhead the adoption of JPM’s enter...
16:17, 05/03/2019

Microsoft partners with distillery to create world’s first AI whiskey Microsoft has helped distill the first-ever whiskey that has been developed by artificial intelligence. The tech giant, which is usually associated with more sober products, teamed up with a Swedish whiskey distillery to find the perfect recipe. Deta...
17:17, 05/14/2019

Microsoft’s Cortana gains conversational AI, becoming an ‘intelligent agent’ Over at Build 2019 in Seattle, Washington, Microsoft has revealed its plans to push forward with making Cortana a smarter digital assistant which offers more natural and conversational interactions.This is something Microsoft has been banging the dru...
02:51, 05/07/2019

Microsoft warns wormable Windows bug could lead to another WannaCry (credit: Pixabay) Microsoft is warning that the Internet could see another exploit with the magnitude of the WannaCry attack that shut down computers all over the world two years ago unless people patch a high-severity vulnerability. The software m...
00:00, 05/15/2019

Microsoft wants to close the UWP, Win32 divide with 'Windows Apps' Is Microsoft's UWP going away? Is the Microsoft Store on its way out? Microsoft Corporate VP Kevin Gallo explains the latest twists in Microsoft's long and winding Windows developer platform strategy....
00:00, 05/09/2019

Piecing together Microsoft's 'people-centric' computing strategy Microsoft's vision for how it can put people at the center of its future computing experiences pulls together everything from its coming Fluid Framework to more collaboration-friendly devices and furniture....
02:51, 05/09/2019

Microsoft releases first test version of its Edge browser for Mac Last month, Microsoft released a preview of its new, Chromium-powered Edge browser for Windows 10. Now, you can test drive the browser with macOS, too. For the most part, the macOS Canary build comes with the same features you'll find in the Win...
20:51, 05/20/2019

News Roundup: Microsoft Build, Google I/O, Sapphire Karen Roby gives us a snapshot of the news covered this week on TechRepublic and ZDNet. The stories include 3 major conferences, a telecommunications data breach and a look at the amount of CIO's implementing AI....
23:17, 05/09/2019

Microsoft's Official Examples Of "Acceptable Trash Talk" Are A Joy Microsoft updated the company’s “Community Standards for Xbox” earlier this week, and while this is normally not news, the content is so damn wholesome that it’s worth a closer look....
12:34, 05/02/2019

Hell freezing over? Microsoft readies its own Linux for Windows I told you Microsoft might be building its own Linux distro. They're not there yet but this new Microsoft Linux kernel for Windows Subsystem for Linux is a big step in that direction....
18:00, 05/07/2019

Microsoft, Sony reveal game-streaming partnership Microsoft and Sony are exploring how the two could collaborate on cloud-based gaming and content-streaming, as well as on smart sensors for Sony consumer products....
21:17, 05/16/2019

Microsoft, Sony partner on streaming games, chips and AI Microsoft Corp and Sony Corp on Thursday said they struck a strategic partnership in which Sony would use Microsoft's cloud for streaming games and media and the two would work together to develop new image sensors....
19:34, 05/16/2019

Microsoft open sources algorithm that gives Bing some of its smarts Enlarge / The Eiffel Tower. (credit: Pedro Szekely) Search engines today are more than just the dumb keyword matchers they used to be. You can ask a question—say, "How tall is the tower in Paris?"—and they'll tell you that the Eiffel Tower is 324 m...
03:17, 05/16/2019

Microsoft's Cortana will eventually sound more like a real assistant Virtual assistants like Microsoft's Cortana, Amazon's Alexa and Google's have finally made voice-controlled computing a reality. But talking to them still feels basic -- shouting commands isn't exactly how you'd interact with...
02:34, 05/07/2019

How Microsoft found a Huawei driver that opened systems to attack Enlarge (credit: Valentina Palladino) Huawei MateBook systems that are running the company's PCManager software included a driver that would let unprivileged users create processes with superuser privileges. The insecure driver was discovered by Mi...
16:34, 05/02/2019

Microsoft introduces Power BI Embedded enhancements and PowerApps updates Microsoft announced improvements heading to Power BI and PowerApps, including Power BI Embedded enhancements and life cycle management tools.Read More...
17:34, 05/06/2019

AI Weekly: Microsoft, machine learning framework interoperability, and ONNX Microsoft and Facebook made the Open Neural Network Exchange (ONNX) for interoperability between frameworks and hardware optimized for machine learning.Read More...
01:00, 05/04/2019

Sony and Microsoft team up on cloud-based gaming and entertainment In an unlikely turn of events, Microsoft and Sony announced today that they are to tackle the future of entertainment. The companies are planning to work together to build future cloud solutions in Microsoft Azure that will support gaming and content...
01:17, 05/17/2019

Microsoft 3Q19 revenue up 14% on the back of strong cloud and, uh, Windows? (credit: Julien GONG Min / Flickr) In the third quarter of its 2019 financial year, which ran up until March 31, 2019, Microsoft's revenue was $30.6 billion, up 14 percent year on year. Operating income was up 25 percent to $10.3 billion, net incom...
15:17, 05/02/2019

Microsoft launches fully managed Azure Blockchain Service Microsoft announced its own fully managed blockchain service. The Azure Blockchain Service is launching in preview, but some companies are already using it.Read More...
08:34, 05/03/2019

Microsoft adds more AI, mixed-reality, IoT services to its Azure line-up A couple days ahead of Build 2019, Microsoft is showcasing some new AI, MR, IoT and blockchain capabilities powered by Azure which it will be showing off at its developer confab....
03:34, 05/03/2019

Microsoft removes Huawei laptop listings from its online store Google may have killed Huawei’s ambitions to become the world’s top smartphone brand, but Microsoft is quietly following suit. The Windows maker has stopped selling the Huawei MateBook X Pro in its online store in the wake of the US government’s blac...
17:51, 05/22/2019

Microsoft publishes first Edge for macOS preview, promises to make it truly “Mac-like” Enlarge (credit: Microsoft) One of the most important ways that Microsoft wants to make the new Chromium-based Edge different from the current EdgeHTML-based Edge is in its support for other platforms. The original Edge was, for no good reason, ti...
07:00, 05/21/2019

Microsoft’s latest security service uses human intelligence, not artificial Enlarge / Microsoft security experts monitoring the world, looking for hackers. (credit: Microsoft) Microsoft has announced two new cloud services to help administrators detect and manage threats to their systems. The first, Azure Sentinel, is very...
16:34, 05/02/2019

Password1, Password2, Password3 no more: Microsoft drops password expiration rec For many years, Microsoft has published a security baseline configuration: a set of system policies that are a reasonable default for a typical organization. This configuration may be sufficient for some companies, and it represents a good starting p...
15:17, 05/02/2019

This week in tech history: Microsoft announces its first 'real' laptop At Engadget, we spend every day looking at how technology will shape the future. But it's also important to look back at how far we've come. That's what This Week in Tech History does. Join us every weekend for a recap of historical te...
15:51, 05/04/2019

Microsoft releases first Chromium-based Edge preview for MacOS Microsoft officially has released the 'Canary' version of its Chromium-based Edge browser for MacOS. Developer and beta previews for MacOS are 'coming soon.'...
21:34, 05/20/2019

Microsoft wants to help business users to build their own customized digital assistants Microsoft's evolving 'conversational AI' strategy looks to be a key focus at Build 2019. And Cortana is still part of that strategy, though in a more business-centric way....
20:51, 04/29/2019

Microsoft patented a braille-displaying controller accessory for the blind Those rows of dots would display in-game text as finger-readable braille dots. Last year, Microsoft released its highly customizable Adaptive Controller as a way to further engage with gamers facing a variety ...
00:17, 05/10/2019

Microsoft’s Windows 10 May 2019 Update is now out, new ‘Light’ theme included Keeping to its promise of semiannual updates, Microsoft today announced it’s made the next big version of Windows 10 available. The simply-named Windows 10 May 2019 update isn’t as packed with features as its predecessors, but there are still a few t...
07:00, 05/22/2019

Microsoft's security chief explains why the company is eliminating passwords Microsoft's Bret Arsenault, who serves as its top cybersecurity executive, discussed the top issues facing his company and its clients, and offers advice for smaller firms on how they can get better at eliminating the simplest attacks....
21:34, 05/01/2019

Microsoft Surface Pro 6 scores $200 discount today only in its most affordable variant Microsoft was ranked fifth among the world's top tablet vendors in a recent market report, and although the popularity of the Surface line is obviously primarily owed to the power and productivity of the 2-in-1 Windows 10 setups, another crucial fact...
13:51, 05/15/2019

Microsoft's return to its nerdy roots is good news for developers Microsoft spent years trying to be cool and failed. Now that Microsoft is content to be nerdy, with the most impressive developer tooling around, it's a real contender in the cloud....
00:17, 05/12/2019

Microsoft courts developers with Windows Terminal and Subsystem for Linux 2.0 Microsoft is aiming to make developers' lives easier with the addition of Windows Terminal and Subsystem for Linux 2.0. Learn how you can potentially benefit....
17:34, 05/07/2019

Microsoft And Sony Announce Vague Cloud Gaming Partnership Microsoft said today that it will partner with Sony, its chief rival in the gaming console space, on “new cloud-based solutions for gaming experiences.” It’s unclear what exactly the new collaboration will ultimately lead to, but the move is still a ...
22:34, 05/16/2019

Sony and Microsoft ink key entertainment deal ahead of PS5 and next-gen Xbox launch Sony and Microsoft are huge rivals in the gaming business, with each company set to unveil new hardware in the not too distant future. In a surprising move, the two companies have inked an entertainment-related partnership with plenty of time left to...
16:17, 05/17/2019

How Microsoft reinvented itself as a master of the tech universe | John Naughton Long written off by as a parable of missed opportunities, Bill Gates’s firm has become the third in history to be valued at $1tnIt may have escaped your attention, but Microsoft recently became the third company in history to reach a valuation of one...
17:17, 05/12/2019

Microsoft is prepping a new Surface Pro 6 variant for heavy multitaskers on a budget After Microsoft waited almost two years to upgrade the 2015-released Surface Pro 4 and another 16 months to revise the 2017 generation of the popular 2-in-1 tablet, it's hard to predict when a Surface Pro 7 might see daylight. That could happen in ju...
14:34, 05/17/2019

China Telecom outage takes down Apple, Microsoft and AWS for 7 hours China Telecom recently experienced a significant outage that lasted nearly eight hours and affected many Western sites and services such as Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, Slack, SAP and others.The network monitoring company ThousandEyes first discovered t...
21:34, 05/15/2019

Microsoft's new software detects hacking, tracks ballot through the system Microsoft Corp. has launched new software that makes it more difficult to hack elections, detects whether a cyber intrusion has occurred and determines whether the results are compromised....
20:17, 05/06/2019

Microsoft to spend $100 million on Kenya, Nigeria tech development hub Microsoft Corp will invest $100 million to open an Africa technology development center with sites in Kenya and Nigeria over the next five years, the company said on Tuesday....
14:34, 05/14/2019

What Microsoft and Sony’s streaming partnership means for gaming’s future Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson / Getty / Hanna-Barbera) In a rare move, console rivals Microsoft and Sony announced a major collaboration on Thursday to join forces on a potentially huge new gaming sector: the cloud. The companies announced today t...
01:51, 05/17/2019

Microsoft Surface Headphones with Cortana and noise cancellation go $100 off list to $250 Microsoft is one of the many companies widely rumored to be preparing a frontal attack on Apple's crazy successful AirPods, but before that can happen, the Redmond-based tech giant unveiled a pair of premium over-the-ear headphones with built-in Cort...
12:51, 05/18/2019

ProBeat: Microsoft and Sony deal validates Google Stadia Gaming rivals Microsoft and Sony have partnered to work together. This is a direct response to Google's Stadia, and all comes back to the cloud and AI.Read More...
03:51, 05/18/2019

Microsoft, Sony to Partner on Cloud Technology for Gaming Services Microsoft and are teaming up to work on cloud and game-streaming technologies, an unusual partnership between two longtime videogame rivals facing new threats from some of tech’s biggest names....
00:51, 05/17/2019

Rivals in gaming, Microsoft and Sony team up on cloud services For the last two decades, Sony and Microsoft’s gaming divisions have been locked in all-out war against one another: on price, on hardware, on franchises, on exclusives… you name it. But it seems they’ve set their enmity aside tem...
01:51, 05/17/2019

White House campaign to collect data on social media bias raises free speech, privacy alarms, experts say A new White House campaign to collect stories about alleged instances of political bias on social media has drawn wide-ranging objections from free-speech advocates, privacy hawks and open-government experts....
20:51, 05/17/2019

Microsoft refuses to deny that it will block Windows 10 updates on Huawei laptops Google’s decision to block Android updates for Huawei smartphones has been making waves around the world, but owners of Huawei laptops – such as the Huawei MateBook 14 – have been left wondering if Microsoft will follow suit and ...
13:17, 05/20/2019

These photos of Google's and Microsoft's CEOs show how far they've taken their rivalry (GOOG, MSFT) Google and Microsoft each held their annual developer conferences the same week this year. It's a sign of the rivalry between the two tech giants. Google and Microsoft both revealed new mottos during the events, and the slogans were eerily similar. V...
02:51, 05/08/2019

Microsoft-Owned GitHub Hit by Hacker Holding Code Repositories for Ransom Hackers have hit open source software development platform GitHub, removing code repositories and asking ransom from developers in order to restore their source codes....
15:17, 05/04/2019

Windows 10 update pushes Microsoft closer to a password-free future With its Windows 10 May 2019 update, Microsoft is getting one step closer to eliminating passwords. The company's Windows Hello has earned its FIDO2 certification -- an industry standard that deems Windows Hello a secure authenticator. Now, user...
19:51, 05/09/2019

Microsoft Build 2019 Postmortem: Bring on the graph, but hold the glitz It was hard to top last year’s demonstration of the new Microsoft 365 experienced powered by the Microsoft Graph. The focus this year shifted to how the graph could break down application and device silos to make everyday applications more user-centr...
16:17, 05/08/2019

Google, Microsoft work together for a year to figure out new type of Windows flaw Enlarge (credit: Marco Verch / Flickr) One of the more notable features of Google Project Zero's (GPZ) security research has been its 90-day disclosure policy. In general, vendors are given 90 days to address issues found by GPZ, after which the fl...
16:34, 05/02/2019

Microsoft tips new Edge browser features, election security tech SEATTLE—Much of the news coming out of this year's Microsoft Build developer conference has already been announced, including Windows 10 updates, the next HoloLens 2, and specific new capabilities for Azure, artificial intelligence, mixed reality, cl...
23:17, 05/06/2019

A big shift in cloud war between Amazon, Google, Microsoft is coming: P&G top tech exec P&G's top technology executive says the booming cloud market will contract in the next five years as customers stop paying for multiple platforms from Amazon, Microsoft and Google. P&G thinks Google will benefit as more cloud buyers focus on AI....
23:17, 04/30/2019

Microsoft brings redesigned Apple Watch notifications to Outlook users A quick heads up for those of you who are using Outlook for iOS on a regular basis. It looks like Microsoft has decided to revamp the Outlook notifications for Apple Watch, so if own the wearable device, you should start seeing them after you downloa...
15:00, 05/21/2019

Microsoft escalates its cloud battle with Amazon after a slew of new Azure announcements This year's Microsoft Build conference is packed with Azure cloud announcements, suggesting that cloud is only becoming a bigger focus at the company....
21:51, 05/06/2019

Microsoft's Solitaire Is Finally Getting Honored in the Video Game Hall of Fame It’s hard to imagine a video game dominating more screen time than Microsoft’s Solitaire has since first introduced with Windows 3.0 in 1990. It’s been the go-to distraction for procrastinators for almost three decades, and it’s finally being honored...
20:51, 05/02/2019

Microsoft and Sony team up for video games in the cloud, but what's it mean for gamers? Microsoft and Sony battle it out console video game dominance. But they are teaming up to make cloud gaming services as good as video streaming.        ...
15:17, 05/18/2019

Asphalt 9: Legends, other Gameloft titles get Microsoft Xbox Live support Gameloft and Microsoft have teamed up to offer gamers streamlined access to popular Xbox Live features and functionality newly available on mobile. The first Gameloft titles to get Xbox Live support are Asphalt 9: Legends, Asphalt 8: Airborne, and Dr...
05:17, 05/07/2019

Microsoft patches Windows XP, Server 2003 to try to head off 'wormable' flaw Citing a potential 'wormable' flaw in Remote Desktop Services, Microsoft is patching not just Windows 7, but its no-longer-supported XP and Windows Server 2003 OS variants, as well....
05:17, 05/15/2019

Microsoft to make OneDrive differential sync available for all file types later this year Microsoft is adding new features to SharePoint, OneDrive for Business and Stream video, and is continuing to push ahead with its 'SharePoint Spaces' mixed-reality technology....
18:34, 05/21/2019

Chromium-based Edge: What's coming next in Microsoft's open-source browser Microsoft's next version of its Edge browser is currently in a bare-bones preview release for developers. At its Build developers conference, the company unveiled a few enterprise-friendly features it plans to include in the final release of the new ...
17:51, 05/06/2019

Microsoft Making the Text You Type Into Chrome in Incognito Mode Private Microsoft is working with the Chromium open source project to improve usability and privacy, as it prepares to launch its own Chromium-based version of the Microsoft Edge browser....
11:34, 05/03/2019

Tech news roundup: Microsoft Office 365, Facebook scandal, and AI adoption This week's TechRepublic and ZDNet news stories include a security warning from Microsoft, a rundown of the Facebook privacy scandal, and a look at the highest paying internships for 2019....
20:51, 05/15/2019

Microsoft pushes ahead with conversation transcription, virtual microphone arrays Microsoft Research's 'Project Denmark' technology allows users to use the microphones in phones and laptops to create a virtual array that can handle conversation transcription and more....
23:17, 05/10/2019

Report: Sony employees caught off guard by Microsoft cloud partnership Enlarge / The kinds of Azure server racks that could soon play host to Sony content under a recent cooperation deal. Following Microsoft and Sony's surprising announcement of a cloud gaming partnership last week, Bloomberg has a bit of behind-the-...
21:51, 05/20/2019

Microsoft cloud annualized run rate hits $13bn in strong first quarter Microsoft posted revenue of $20.5 billion in the first quarter of its 2017 financial year, a negligible rise on the same quarter last year. Operating income was $5.2 billion, down 8 percent year on year, net income was $4.7 billion, down 4 percent, a...
16:51, 05/02/2019

Microsoft Build 2019 preview: Azure is the star, and Windows is a bit player Ten years ago, Microsoft announced the official release of Azure and pitched "three screens and a cloud" at its signature developers conference. Today, its developer pitch is all about Azure....
17:51, 05/06/2019

Non-invasive glucose monitor EasyGlucose takes home Microsoft’s Imagine Cup and $100K Microsoft’s yearly Imagine Cup student startup competition crowned its latest winner today: EasyGlucose, a non-invasive, smartphone-based method for diabetics to test their blood glucose. It and the two other similarly beneficial finalists pre...
20:34, 05/08/2019