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Microsoft releases home-work webcam and surfaces
Published in PC Hardware

Basic and affordable

Microsoft's long-awaited new webcam is finally here, alongside several accessories designed for the work from home era.

Microsoft has bought Nuance
Published in News
Tuesday, 13 April 2021 10:35

Microsoft has bought Nuance

As expected

Microsoft agreed to acquire Nuance Communications, a leader in speech to text software, for $19.7 billion.

Microsoft needs extra intelligence
Published in AI
Monday, 12 April 2021 11:51

Microsoft needs extra intelligence

Writing a $16 billion cheque for Nuance Communications  

Microsoft is close to buying artificial intelligence and speech technology company Nuance Communications for $16 billion.

Microsoft submerges cloud servers in liquid
Published in Cloud
Wednesday, 07 April 2021 11:18

Microsoft submerges cloud servers in liquid

Apparently, it improves things

Microsoft is starting to submerge its servers in liquid to improve their performance and energy efficiency.

Microsoft scores $21.88 billion AI headset contract
Published in AI

Making augmented reality headsets for the US army

Software king of the world Microsoft has won a contract to sell the US Army augmented reality headsets based on its HoloLens product and backed by Azure cloud computing services.

Gen Z not so sure about remote work
Published in News
Wednesday, 24 March 2021 10:05

Gen Z not so sure about remote work

Microsoft survey reveals

A new study from Microsoft found that among the more than 31,000 workers it surveyed, 73 percent hoped remote work options would continue when the pandemic ends, but Gen Z were not happy about it.

Microsoft wants  Discord
Published in News
Tuesday, 23 March 2021 11:25

Microsoft wants Discord

More than $10 billion

Microsoft is in talks to buy messaging platform Discord for more than $10 billion.

Nvidia admits plans to stop crypto mining scuppered
Published in Graphics

By Nvidia

Nvidia has admitted that it cocked up its own plans to make kill off the desire of crypto miners for its products by reducing the hash rate on its new RTX 3060 graphics card last month.

Microsoft not really interested in VR for Xbox
Published in Gaming

Not in focus

Microsoft has once again reiterated that VR support for Xbox was not a focus for the company, following reports earlier today that hinted it was working on a VR headset compatible with the Xbox Series X/S.

Ransomware makers using Microsoft mail flaw
Published in News

Could be risky

Ransom-seeking hackers have begun taking advantage of a recently disclosed flaw in Microsoft’s widely used mail server software, a researcher said late Wednesday - a serious escalation that could portend widespread digital disruption.