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Sunday, Apr. 7, 2019
The biggest tech companies want you to know that they're taking special care to ensure that their use of artificial intelligence to sift through mountains of data, analyze faces or build virtual assistants doesn't spill over to the dark side.
But their efforts to assuage concerns that...
Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018
Facebook gave some companies more extensive access to users' personal data than it has previously revealed, letting them read private messages or see the names of friends without consent, according to a New York Times report.
The newspaper on Wednesday detailed special arrangements...
Monday, Oct. 15, 2018
Paul G. Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with his childhood friend Bill Gates before becoming a billionaire philanthropist who invested in conservation, space travel and professional sports, died Monday. He was 65.
His death was announced by his company, Vulcan Inc.
Thursday, Mar. 31, 2016
Virtual reality is a trip, but an even wilder ride could be around the corner as mind-bending startups and technology trendsetters try to emblazon the world with interactive holograms that enlighten, entertain and empower us....
Monday, Jun. 15, 2015
Microsoft has promised that hundreds of games designed for its older Xbox 360 will work on its newer Xbox One console, starting with a handful of titles this year. It also showed off how its HoloLens headset can be used to play "Minecraft" via hologram on a coffee...
Wednesday, Mar. 4, 2015
Microsoft is attempting to break down the walls surrounding console gaming.
Phil Spencer, head of the company's video game division, detailed Microsoft's plan for game makers to create universal apps that can run on both Xbox One consoles and PCs...
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014
Google Chairman Eric Schmidt and other Silicon Valley executives say controversial government spying programs are undercutting the Internet economy and want Congress to step up stalled reform.
"We're going to end up breaking the Internet," warned...
Monday, Sep. 15, 2014
Microsoft's decision to spend $2.5 billion for the creator of the hit game "Minecraft" could help the Xbox maker grab attention on mobile phones, a new priority for the company.
But the move carries risks, as gamers can be fickle. Although the Lego-...
Monday, Apr. 28, 2014
When it comes to original programming, Microsoft is going to throw it at the Xbox and see what sticks.
After nearly two years since launching a studio to create new shows to be streamed on Xbox consoles, Microsoft is finally ready to serve an...
Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014
As longtime Microsoft insider Satya Nadella takes the company's helm, he is declaring a new focus on a "mobile-first, cloud-first world." So far, he only has the latter half of the formula figured out.
Microsoft and its new CEO are trying to catch...