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Microsoft expands Azure Stack Edge with Nvidia T4 Tensor Core GPU
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Cloudy future

Software King of the World Microsoft is expanding its Azure Stack Edge with Nvidia preview.

Speech recognition systems understand white people
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They are more like us

Speech recognition systems from five of the world's biggest tech companies -- Amazon, Apple, Google, IBM and Microsoft -- make far fewer errors with users who are white than with users who are black.

Microsoft Teams crashes under coronavirus pressure
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Cloud had no silver lining

Microsoft Teams was not ready for huge numbers of people working from home due to the coronavirus.

Windows 10 now on a billion machines
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Tuesday, 17 March 2020 11:05

Windows 10 now on a billion machines


If you don’t want it you have to self-isolate

Windows 10 is now running on over 1 billion monthly active devices, just six months after passing the 900 million device milestone.

Microsoft spills the beans on Xbox Series X
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Full specs out

Microsoft has provided detailed tech specs for its forthcoming Xbox Series X gaming console.

Bill Gates quits Microsoft
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Monday, 16 March 2020 10:59

Bill Gates quits Microsoft


More time to fight the mosquito

Microsoft’s software King of the World, Sir William Gates III, has abdicated from his throne at Microsoft to devote more time to fighting his sworn enemy, the mosquito and other good works.

US DoD reconsiders JEDI deal
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Friday, 13 March 2020 12:39

US DoD reconsiders JEDI deal


Microsoft may not get it after all

The US Department of Defense (DoD) is seeking court permission to reconsider certain aspects of its decision to award a $10 billion cloud computing contract to Microsoft.

Vole suffers a bad case of unpatched flaw on its SMB
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Despite Microsoft’s time and money it still has more holes than Blackburn

Insecurity experts have found another unpatched vulnerability in version 3.1.1 of the Server Message Block (SMB) -- the service that's used to share files, printers, and other resources on local networks and over the internet.

Microsoft might lose JEDI case
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Wednesday, 11 March 2020 11:57

Microsoft might lose JEDI case


The Force is not with it, claims Amazon boss's official organ

A federal judge said in court documents that Amazon's protest lawsuit over rival Microsoft being awarded a highly lucrative defence project was "likely to succeed on the merits" of one of its main arguments.

Brave sends the least data home
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Monday, 09 March 2020 13:06

Brave sends the least data home


Edge tells Microsoft what you had for dinner

New academic research published the phone-home features of six of today's most popular browsers and found that the Brave browser sent the smallest amount of data about its users.