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Microsoft starts powering its Wyoming datacentre entirely with Wind Energy

Microsoft said its Cheyenne datacentre in Wyoming will now be powered entirely by 237 megawatts of wind energy. “Our commitment extends beyond greening our own operations because these projects help create a greener, more reliable grid in the communities in which we operate,” Brad Smith, President and Chief Legal Officer, said in a Microsoft blog post on Monday. “That’s why we are announcing our largest wind energy purchases yet – 237 megawatts of wind energy – that will allow our datacenter in Cheyenne, Wyoming to be powered entirely by wind…

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Microsoft New Products and Updates Released

This year’s Microsoft event was the most exciting and well-rounded in recent history. And in case you missed any of it, we’ve got you covered. Windows 10 The connection is the name of the game for the latest Microsoft update. From connecting with other users in your life via its MyPeople taskbar app to an SMS Relay feature that allows you to view and reply to texts from your laptop, sharing content is the main focus. 3D visualization One of Microsoft’s most exciting announcements is the upcoming Creators Update and…

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Microsoft’s cortana is now just as accurate as humans

Robots are now just as good at transcribing speech as humans. According to a paper published yesterday, a team of Microsoft engineers in the Artificial Intelligence and Research division reported their system reached a word error rate (WER) of 5.9 percent, a figure that is roughly equal to that of human abilities. “We’ve reached human parity,” said Xuedong Huang, the company’s chief speech scientist. “This is a historic achievement.” After decades of testing, the milestone comes on the heels of last month’s ‘close but no cigar’ score of 6.3 WER…

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Major tech gaints team up to clear the air about AI

In 2014, Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk said in an interview that he believed that AI posed the biggest threat to human existence. That didn’t stop him from co-chairing a billion-dollar AI research nonprofit, but it did make people think about whether artificial intelligence could get out of hand. Now, five tech giants including Google and its DeepMind subsidiary, Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon and IBM have come together to form Partnership on AI, a coalition dedicated to highlighting the best practices and ethical research in the field of artificial intelligence….

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Microsoft HoloLens will support new Windows 10 PC Next year

Microsoft HoloLens With the amount of muscle required to utilize HTC’s Vive or Oculus’ Rift, we might still be a few years away from penetrating the mainstream virtual reality market. Microsoft has other plans. Today at Intel’s developer conference, Windows chief Terry Myerson announced a partnership with Intel that will make all future Windows 10 PC’s capable of supporting (at least) mixed reality applications on the HoloLens. “All Windows 10 PCs next year will include a holographic shell,” Myerson said. Holographic shell, in case you were wondering, is the operating…

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You have 10 days left to get Windows 10 for free

Microsoft’s Windows 10 upgrade offer is coming to an end next week. Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1 users have exactly one 10 days to get Windows 10 for free as the offer ends on July 29. If you are yet to upgrade to Windows 10, you should probably upgrade right now, unless you want to pay $119 to upgrade later. So why should you upgrade to Windows 10? Here are 10 reasons why Microsoft thinks you should upgrade to Windows 10 right now: It’s fast and familiar (thanks to the return…

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Microsoft Xbox One S launch

Microsoft will kick off sales of its new Xbox One S starting Tuesday, August 2. There is one catch. The Xbox One S will be available in three different capacities and price tags — a 500GB version for $299, a 1TB version for $349 and a 2TB version for $399. However, only the 2TB version lifts off on August 2, Matt Lapsen, general manager for Xbox Devices Marketing, said in a blog post on Monday. Microsoft will have more to share next week about the 1TB and 500GB Xbox One…

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Nokia could soon launch two smartphones with QHD displays and Snapdragon 820 chipsets

If a recent post from a Weibo turns out to be true, we could soon be seeing the launch of not one, but two new smartphones from Finnish smartphone maker, Nokia. While the company has been on a long sabbatical ever since the acquisition of its mobile devices division by Microsoft, a new piece of information claims that it is planning a big comeback with two new flagship devices. The leak which was first reported by Phoneradar, comes from Weibo and points to two new smartphones, that will be powered…

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