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  • Bill and Melind Gates get Padma Bhushan 7 hours 44 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Microsoft founder Bill Gates and his wife Melinda Gates, who are also big philanthropists, on Sunday were chosen for Padma Bhushan award this year under the social work category. In the trade and industry discipline, Karim Al Hussaini Aga Khan, whose domicile is France/UK, has been selected for Padma...
  • Microsoft HoloLens review: Unfinished, but shows potential Yesterday

    Redmond: Microsoft didn't use skydivers or stunt cyclists to introduce what it hopes will be the next big leap in computing technology. Instead, with its new HoloLens headset, the company is offering real-world examples to show how you might use three-dimensional digital images - or holograms - in daily life. And...
  • Microsoft Office 2016 will be available in the second half of 2015 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Microsoft's updated version of Office for desktop will be called Office 2016, and is expected to arrive in the second half of 2015. Although the company is yet to reveal specific details about the software, it has announced that Office 2016 will be available later this year. "We will...
  • Microsoft HoloLens: Microsoft shows off a wearable 3D gadget that lets users view holograms 4 days ago

    Seattle: Microsoft on Wednesday unveiled a holographic lens device that allows users to see three-dimensional renderings of computer-generated images. The device, called Microsoft HoloLens, has no wires and looks like a visor. The HoloLens is worn over the eyes like virtual reality headsets. While it's unclear when it might be available...
  • Microsoft's Windows 10 to be available as a free upgrade to Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows Phone 8.1 users 4 days ago

    Seattle: Microsoft will give away its upcoming Windows 10 operating system as a free upgrade to users of the most recent versions of Windows and Windows Phone, as the world's largest software company tries to hold onto customers in the new mobile era that has largely bypassed it. The announcement by...
  • Windows 10: Microsoft to show off more features of the next version of Windows 4 days ago

    Redmond: Microsoft will use an event on Wednesday to offer a wider glimpse of the next version of Windows. The company is planning to show off new features of its flagship operating system - and possibly an improved Internet browser and more uses for Microsoft's voice-controlled digital assistant, Cortana. Executives will...
  • After Gmail blocked in China, Microsoft's Outlook hacked 6 days ago

    Beijing: Chinese users of Microsoft Corp's Outlook email service were subject to a hacking attack at the weekend, just weeks after Google's Gmail system was blocked in China, an online censorship watchdog said on Monday. People using email clients like Outlook, Mozilla's Thunderbird and apps on their phone with the SMTP...
  • Lumia 435, Lumia 532: Microsoft unveils two new low-cost smartphones January 15, 2015

    Washington: Microsoft unveiled two new low-cost smartphones - Lumia 435 and Lumia 532 - aimed at pushing its Windows Phone operating system to users in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. The two Lumia handsets - made by the unit of Finnish-based Nokia which Microsoft acquired last year - will...
  • Microsoft hits out at Google for revealing an unpatched Windows 8.1 security flaw January 13, 2015

    Seattle: Microsoft has complained publicly about tech rival Google revealing a security flaw in its Windows 8.1 system just days before Microsoft was scheduled to roll out a fix for the problem, potentially exposing users to hacking. The spat highlights an ever-present tension in the software security sector between those who...
  • Microsoft ties up with Idea for paid apps, games January 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Handset maker Microsoft Devices has partnered with Idea Cellular to help subscribers of the telecom services firm pay for apps as part of monthly bills. Under the partnership, Idea users will be able to purchase premium apps and games from the Windows Store on Microsoft Lumia as well as...
  • Advertorial: Microsoft Lumia 535 now available in India with its 5x5x5 innovation January 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Microsoft Devices launched the Microsoft Lumia 535 with the latest Windows Phone 8.1 operating system and Lumia Denim, bringing the best Microsoft services to more affordable price levels. Offering five great integrated Microsoft experiences, a wide-angle 5 megapixel front facing camera, and a spacious 5 inch display protected...
  • Nokia 215: Microsoft's cheapest 'Internet-ready' phone launched at $29 January 6, 2015

    New Delhi: Microsoft announced the Nokia 215, its most affordable Internet-ready phone. The Nokia 215 is designed to connect and introduce first-time mobile phone buyers to the Internet and new digital experiences. Available in both single-SIM and dual-SIM variants, the Nokia 215 is priced at $29 (around Rs 1,850). The...
  • 'Yahoo, Bing search crashed because of a bad code update by Microsoft' January 3, 2015

    San Francisco: Yahoo and Microsoft search engines temporarily went dark on Friday after Microsoft pushed out a bad code update and then struggled to roll it back, a person briefed on the outages told Reuters. The outages were not caused by an outside attack, the person said, declining to be named...
  • Microsoft's Windows 10 may have new browser 'Spartan'; Internet Explorer on way out January 1, 2015

    Houston: Internet Explorer, Microsoft's venerable but often despised web browser, may be on its way out, it has been claimed. The new browser, codenamed at this point as Spartan, will be unveiled on January 21, in the company's hometown of Redmond, Washington, when Microsoft shows off Windows 10 for the first...
  • Sony's PlayStation back online after Christmas hack December 28, 2014

    Washington: Sony's PlayStation reported that its network was back online and claimed that it had been attacked, three days after it and Microsoft's Xbox went down in an outage. An allegedly coordinated Christmas day hack brought down the gaming consoles, both hot gifts for the holiday season, although Xbox has been...
  • Sony works for third day to restore PlayStation after attack December 28, 2014

    Boston: Sony worked for a third day on Saturday to restore services to its PlayStation network as the FBI said it was looking into the disruption, which began on Christmas Day. "We are aware of the reports and are investigating the Sony PlayStation matter," Federal Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Jenny Shearer...
  • Microsoft chief Nadella meets PM Modi, others; discusses Digital India, eCom December 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Keen to invest more in India, Microsoft's chief Satya Nadella on Friday pledged support to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Digital India initiative. Besides Modi, India-born Nadella also met Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and discussed modernisation and security of the government's digital infrastructure,...
  • Popular websites not serious about user password security? December 26, 2014

    London: Very few of the online giants give detailed guidance about the importance of providing secure passwords when users create or update accounts, shows research. "In the seven years of conducting this study, there has not been the level of improvement one might have expected," said lead researcher and professor Steven...
  • 'The Interview' is a test for a new kind of movie release December 26, 2014

    Atlanta: Sony's The Interview has been a hacking target, a punchline and a political lightning rod. Now, with its release online at the same time it debuts in theatres, it has a new role: a test for a new kind of movie release. The Interview stars Seth Rogen and James Franco...
  • Sony PlayStation, Microsoft Xbox hit by user connection problems, hacker group claims responsibility December 26, 2014

    Microsoft's Xbox Live and Sony's PlayStation Networks experienced user connection problems on Christmas Day, for which a hacker group claimed responsibility. The group, called Lizard Squad, could not be reached for comment, and the companies did not give a reason for the connectivity issues. Both companies expected heavy use as people who...
  • Group led by Apple and Microsoft sells about 4,000 technology patents for $900 million December 25, 2014

    San Francisco: A group led by Apple and Microsoft has sold about 4,000 technology patents to patent management company RPX Corp. for $900 million. The deal announced marks another shift in the ownership of a patent portfolio auctioned off in 2011 after telecommunications company Nortel Networks went bankrupt. Apple, Microsoft, BlackBerry,...
  • Google, Microsoft stand with Sony against hackers December 25, 2014

    San Francisco: Google and Microsoft have joined forces with Sony, using their online might to release "The Interview" film to online audiences despite threats from hackers. "Of course it was tempting to hope that something else would happen to ensure this movie saw the light of day," Google chief legal officer...
  • Tech in 2014: The first-of-its-kind products launched this year December 24, 2014

    Though the year 2014, in consumer technology, has not been the year of anything that we can remember it by, it, however, witnessed the arrival of a few first-of-its-kind products and ideas that might have laid the foundation for coming trends. For instance, Apple that had redefined the smartphone market...
  • These 3 smartphones may outperform your stand-alone cameras December 24, 2014

    New York: Phones have gotten so good at taking photos that I rarely bring along a stand-alone camera anymore. Of course, a phone is never going to replace a full-bodied, single-lens reflex camera, otherwise known as an SLR. There's just no way to squeeze a powerful, SLR-type lens into the small...
  • Lumia 638: Microsoft launches the most affordable 4G Windows Phone smartphone in India at Rs 8299 December 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Microsoft launched its most affordable smartphone 4G device in the country - Lumia 638 - powered by Windows Phone 8.1 operating system for Rs 8,299. The smartphone, sporting a 4.5-inch screen, 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, 5MP camera, 8GB memory (expandable upto 128GB)...
  • Microsoft's Skype moves toward auto-translation; now translates your speech in real time December 16, 2014

    Washington: Microsoft announced today a new step toward real-time translation, launching a Spanish-English test program using its Skype messaging service. "Today, we are excited to announce the first phase of the Skype Translator preview program," said Microsoft's Gurdeep Pall. "The preview program will kick off with two spoken languages, Spanish and English......
  • Facebook stops including results from Microsoft's Bing search engine December 13, 2014

    San Francisco: Facebook has stopped including results from Microsoft's Bing search engine on its social networking site. The move, confirmed by a company spokesperson, comes as Facebook has revamped its own search offerings, introducing a tool on Monday that allows users to quickly find past comments and other information posted by...
  • Windows 10: Microsoft's next version of Windows OS likely to be released in September 2015 December 11, 2014

    Seattle: Microsoft expects to have its new Windows 10 operating system on the market by autumn 2015, slightly later than previous comments had suggested. Chief Operating Officer Kevin Turner told Japanese news service Nikkei on Wednesday that the new system would be released "early next fall." Microsoft has not publicly set a...
  • Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's $84 million pay package approved December 4, 2014

    San Francisco: Microsoft shareholders gave a lukewarm vote of approval Wednesday for CEO Satya Nadella's $84 million pay package, after an investor advisory group said the company was paying him too much. Nadella's pay package puts him among the highest paid CEOs in the country for last year, although his pay...