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Microsoft Contractors Listened to Xbox Owners in Their Homes

Microsoft is making the news for hiring humans to listen to conversations. This time, Vice has revealed that the company’s contractors listened to Xbox conversations too, all in the name of improving the console’s AI... Read More

Microsoft trolls Apple in its new Surface Laptop ad

The flames of a long standing war between Microsoft and Apple were fanned on when the former released an ad featuring the favorable opinions of an Australian man called Mackenzie “Mac” Book. “We asked Mac Book to compare Surface Laptop 2 to... Read More

Xbox Project Scarlett: Microsoft 5th gen console coming in 2020

Microsoft has announced that it is working on a next-generation Xbox Console that is four times more powerful than the Xbox One X, currently titled Project Scarlett. It will come with enough processing and graphic power to handle 8K and will also... Read More

Windows 10’s “Check for Updates” Button Just Got Safer

Microsoft promised to stop installing unstable updates when you click “Check for Updates” and now it’s delivering. Rather than automatically installing such updates, Windows gives you a “Download and install now” button. The button started... Read More

Microsoft repeatedly tried to acquire Zoom – pre IPO

Video conferencing company Zoom is set to go public this week, but its future could have been a lot different, according to a new report. Recode reported that Microsoft has persistently tried to acquire Zoom over the years, with the latest... Read More

Skype for Web is live for Chrome and Edge browsers only

Microsoft’s Skype for Web refresh is here, meaning Chrome and Edge users no longer need to use the service’s standalone app to get access to features such as HD video calling and call recording. The service has also received a... Read More

2019’s Top 5 Microsoft (and Tech) Predictions

It’s hard to believe that 2018 has already come and gone, but a new year is upon us. It has become something of a tradition for me to dedicate my last column of the year to making tech predictions for the upcoming year. I like to keep these... Read More

Tips for sharing online

First, read the website’s privacy policy: Privacy policies—which are commonly outlined in a website’s privacy statement—should clearly explain what data the website gathers about you, how it is used, shared, and secured, and how you... Read More

#Exodus @latenightparent

Join Ted Hicks & Rich Valdez as they moderate the #LNPShow that discusses today’s current events, social topics & raising kids in this current time.   Discussion Topics: Government Shutdown Surviving R Kelly Netflix’s... Read More

Protecting your personal information

Information is the currency of the internet. Your privacy on the internet depends on your ability to control both the amount of personal information that you provide and who has access to that information. Is your information at risk on the... Read More

What Are The Long-Form Video Options For Brands

Despite the shutdown of Go90, Verizon’s attempt to create mobile-first programming for young audiences, brands and marketers have more options for long-form online video than ever. The three-year-old Go90 never quite figured out how to grab a big... Read More

News and Notes about #GDPR

Has your email inbox been filling up with privacy policy updates? It seems like every service, app or subscription I’ve signed up for (including more than a few I’ve forgotten about) is sending me one. And the reason is that on Friday, May 25,... Read More

Updates For Meltdown And Spectre Flaws – Install Now!

Tech companies are scrambling to help consumers protect their personal information after two major flaws in computer chips came to light. The bugs — dubbed “Meltdown” and “Spectre” — threaten billions of devices,... Read More

Microsoft integrates LinkedIn into Outlook.com.

Microsoft’s $26.2 billion acquisition of business networking site LinkedIn is starting to pay off – at least in terms of product integrations that make sense. The company today announced that LinkedIn integration within Outlook.com is now going... Read More

Could LinkedIn become your next OTT streaming service?

Who isn’t ready to bid for the rights to stream NFL games? The current list is Google, Twitter, Amazon, Hulu, Netflix, Facebook…..and now possibly LinkedIn?!?!?! The Microsoft-owned business social network, best known for displaying the... Read More

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