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Tech inspiration at Microsoft Ignite | The Tour London
An annual conference for developers and IT professionals took place in London last week, highlighting an exciting future for the tech industry. Microsoft Ignite The Tour has taken place in several locations all around the world, including the US, Asia and Europe. On the Tuesday and Wednesday of last... Read more
Microsoft Azure now hosts tools to help police solve crimes
Thanks to a computer software update, UK police can now access some impressive crime-solving tools through Microsoft’s cloud platform. Microsoft Azure now offers an analytics tool which will aid officers to piece together crucial information in a new, efficient way. A data analytics company, Chorus Intelligence, works with all... Read more
Digital solutions to supermarket shopping on the way, thanks to Microsoft and Kroger partnership
Microsoft is teaming up with America’s largest grocery store to create a smarter shopping experience. It was announced on Monday January 7 that the global technology company has partnered with Kroger. Together the brands hope to introduce digital solutions to the retail industry, piloting two ‘connected experience stores’ using... Read more
Get Early Access To The New Microsoft Edge Browser
Join the Microsoft Edge Insider program to be among the first to try the preview build of Microsoft Edge browser in early 2019. In case you missed it, Microsoft announced big plans for it’s Edge browser earlier this month. Microsoft is one of the world’s largest supporters of open... Read more
Computer Science Education Week – why Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook and other big names are supporting young coders
Microsoft will donate $10million to Code.org by 2020, it has been confirmed. The news comes as students worldwide take part in Computer Science Education Week 2018. Computer Science Education Week 2018 is currently being celebrated around the world. Organisers hope that it will promote the importance of educating the... Read more
Tech Employees Unhappy At Govt Use Of Their Work
Employees of Amazon, Google and Microsoft raise complaints about Government use of their tech In 2015, Apple drew intense praise and criticism for its refusal to hack one of its own products following the mass shooting in San Bernardino, California. The company claimed to field nearly a dozen requests... Read more
Microsoft Open Sources 60,000 Patents To Help Out Linux 
Is this proof that MS really does like Linux? No, it’s not some bad taste late April Fools prank, tech giant Microsoft really has announced that it has opened 60,000 of its patents to the open-source patent organization the Open Invention Network. (OIN). While the news does mean that Microsoft has... Read more
Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen Dies Aged 65 
Paul G. Allen, the less well-known co-founder of Microsoft and who played a key part in the personal computing revolution died last week in Seattle, 65 years old. Allen was responsible for naming the company Microsoft, as well as being the major driving force behind the company for the first... Read more
No October Windows 10 Update After Users’ Files Deleted
Microsoft paused rollout of Windows 10 October 2018 update due to reports of users missing data after updating. One of the best-loved–and somehow simultaneously most despised features of Windows 10–is Microsoft’s death-grip it holds over users’ computers. The ridiculous hoop-jumping required to turn off automatic updates means more than... Read more
Ending Discrimination In Tech
The tech industry has had a discrimination problem for many years, one that Silicon Valley claims to be addressing…still. People of color, women, and the LGBTQ community have reported not feeling very welcome in terms of hiring, promotions to management level positions, and credit for innovation. In fact, many... Read more
Tech Industry Takes A Stand On Immigrant Separation
Google, Apple, Facebook, Uber, Airbnb, Lyft, Tesla, and YouTube are among those weighing in. When it comes to the political sphere, the business sector plays an obvious role. After all, the decisions made in the halls of government have an impact on the ways businesses operate. But several tech... Read more
Code Sharing Site GitHub Bought By Microsoft For Massive $7.5 Billion
After days of speculation it’s been officially announced that Microsoft will be acquiring the open-source code repository, GitHub in full by the end of the year for $7,500,000,000. That’s great! What’s GitHub? GitHub is based in San Francisco, and is essentially just an online platform that lets coders from... Read more
New Microsoft ‘Your Phone’ App Will Mirror Features On Windows 10 PCs
Microsoft has unveiled its new ‘Your Phone’ app for Windows 10, at its Build developer conference. The app is designed to provide a mirror of users phones straight onto desktop Pcs running Windows 10, and will let them access texts, photos, and notifications from their computers without having to... Read more
Microsoft Targeted E-Recycler For Counterfeiting Free Software
Man faces 15-month jail sentence and $50,000 fine. The tech industry has a two-fold problem when it comes to meeting consumers’ needs. First, the days of repairing or upgrading your own tech–at least for the moderately skilled consumer–may be on the way out. Proprietary tools and hard cases now... Read more
Microsoft Makes Moves Toward Quantum Computing Quantum Leap
Microsoft believes it may be closer to commercially-viable error free quantum computing, by using elementary sub-atomic particles known as Majorana fermions. If scientists at the tech giant are right, then Microsoft could find itself leaping past other rivals such as Google, IBM, and Intel, in the quantum computing race... Read more
Microsoft AI Now Translates Chinese To English At Same Level As Humans
Microsoft announces ‘historic milestone’ and has developed Artificial Intelligence that can translate Chinese News to English as accurately as any human. According to the Microsoft blog, researchers at the company’s US and Asian labs believe they have created the first machine translation system that can accurately translate sentences of... Read more
Microsoft Embarks On Massive Solar Project In Singapore
Tech giant reaches agreement to purchase 100% of the renewable energy from a new 60MW solar project in Singapore. The deal marks Microsoft’s first ever clean energy facility in Asia and as a by-product will create the single-largest solar energy portfolio in the city state of Singapore to date. Christian... Read more
Microsoft Promises To Delete Software That Scares People Into Upgrading
Microsoft say that ‘bullying software’ such as cleaners and optimizers that try to ‘scare’ PC users into paying for upgrades, will be detected and removed. Starting March 1st, Windows Defender Antivirus and other associated Microsoft security products will classify programs that display bullying messages and use scare-tactic marketing as... Read more