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Google Will Continue to Scan Your Gmail Messages, Just Not for Ad Targeting Purposes

It's been a long-standing practice of Google to scan Gmail messages of users to find out what interests them so the ads served can be better targeted at user preferences. But most people have...
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New Surface Phone Concept Design is a Foldable Stunner, 2017 Release Would be Awesome

Industrial designed Ryan Smalley has just mocked up a concept design for a foldable Surface Phone, and it's certainly a stunner. The concept design looks like its based on various rumors about the Surface Phone,...
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Microsoft Surface Laptop’s Windows 10 S is More Restrictive Than You Know

When Microsoft launched the Surface Laptop running Windows 10 S for students last month, it was understood that only UWP apps from Microsoft Store would be allowed to run on these devices. But the...
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Microsoft Dictate Uses Cortana’s Powerful AI Speech Recognition Technology

Microsoft owns one of the most accurate AI-based speech recognition systems in the world, something they showcased in October last year. In fact, the level of accuracy achieved was equal to or better than...
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Windows 10 Mobile, Continuum, CShell, Surface Phone: Different Stories, Same Plot

Two years after Microsoft introduced Continuum for Windows smartphones, the project is still waiting to deliver the experience that was initially promised. Continuum was supposed to bring a desktop-like experience to mobile computing, but...
New Surface laptop launches for students, runs Windows 10 S

Windows 10 Pro Free for Surface Laptop Owners, Easy Downgrade to Windows 10 S

Microsoft recently started shipping its Surface Laptop running Windows 10 S as the default operating system. The OS can be upgraded to Windows 10 Pro for free for a limited time - until the...
Modern Keyboard with Fingerprint ID

Microsoft’s “Modern Keyboard with Fingerprint ID” is Really Cool, and it Works with MacOS...

Microsoft has launched the new "Modern Keyboard with Fingerprint ID", with a special fingerprint sensor that's built into one of the keys, allowing users to log into their Windows 10 account as well as...
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Xbox One X Won’t Face Stiff Competition from Sony’s PS4 Pro or Nintendo Switch?

When Microsoft's Xbox Project Scorpio finally released as the Xbox One X, the price tag of $499 was thought to be prohibitive to strong sales. The competing product from Sony, the PlayStation 4 Pro, is...
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Will Microsoft Azure and Office 365 be Hit by Amazon’s $13.7B Whole Foods Acquisition?

While everyone is busy talking about Amazon agreeing to acquire Whole Foods Market for a whopping $13.7 billion, there's something else going on in the background on the cloud computing side of things. Whole...
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Microsoft’s Two-Pronged Plan for Surface Phone: Surface Mobile and Mystery Project

That Microsoft desperately wants another shot at the smartphone market is a well-known secret. Surface Phone rumors have been flying about for several years now, but we are yet to see any concrete plans...