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Microsoft Unveils Sarcastic Millennial Chat Bot Powered By Artificial Intelligence
Artificial Intelligence

Microsoft Unveils Sarcastic Millennial Chat Bot Powered By Artificial Intelligence

Tay was designed to mimic the linguistic mannerisms of 18- to 24-year-olds on social-media platforms.
Microsoft Apologizes for Scantily-Clad Dancers at GDC Party
Microsoft

Microsoft Apologizes for Scantily-Clad Dancers at GDC Party

Phil Spencer, the head of Xbox, said Xbox and Microsoft were represented 'in a way that was absolutely not consistent or aligned to our values.'
Apple Signs Up for Google's Cloud Services
Cloud Technology

Apple Signs Up for Google's Cloud Services

The iPhone maker also uses cloud services from Amazon and Microsoft.
Should Uber and Lyft Get in the Carpool Lane Together? -- Start Up Your Day Roundup
Start Up Your Day

Should Uber and Lyft Get in the Carpool Lane Together? -- Start Up Your Day Roundup

Plus: Airbnb unveiled a way for neighbors to complain if hosts' guests get too rowdy.
Lindsay Friedman
Microsoft Will Continue to Support Bitcoin After All
Bitcoin

Microsoft Will Continue to Support Bitcoin After All

There is currently a lot of debate within the community about Bitcoin's long-term technical viability, as the system is designed now.
Microsoft 'Boots' Startup From Upcoming Conference -- Start Up Your Day Roundup
Start Up Your Day

Microsoft 'Boots' Startup From Upcoming Conference -- Start Up Your Day Roundup

Okra had been a sponsor of the annual Ignite tech conference for years.
Lindsay Friedman
Microsoft Using Minecraft to Teach its AI to Learn
Minecraft

Microsoft Using Minecraft to Teach its AI to Learn

'The things that seem really easy for us are actually the things that are really difficult for an artificial intelligence,' researcher says.
This Is What Bill Gates Says Makes Him Feel Powerless
Bill Gates

This Is What Bill Gates Says Makes Him Feel Powerless

Here are the four juiciest tidbits from the billionaire tech mogul's latest AMA, where he also revealed what habit keeps him up at night.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Why Microsoft Created 3-D Scans of Random People
Microsoft

Why Microsoft Created 3-D Scans of Random People

The tech giant is working on a biometric login feature for Windows 10.
Nina Zipkin
Microsoft Is Testing a Cool Idea That Could One Day Let You Go to the DMV Over Skype
Skype

Microsoft Is Testing a Cool Idea That Could One Day Let You Go to the DMV Over Skype

It's a possible solution to the limitations of dealing with government agencies over the phone or email.
Matt Weinberger
Microsoft's Wacky AI App Matches You With a Dog Breed
Microsoft

Microsoft's Wacky AI App Matches You With a Dog Breed

The app is excellent at identifying actual dogs.
Steve Dent
Microsoft Recalls Power Cords Sold With Surface Pro Tablets
Recalls

Microsoft Recalls Power Cords Sold With Surface Pro Tablets

The tech giant received 56 reports of the AC cords overheating and five reports of electrical shock, safety regulators said on Tuesday.
Microsoft Is Testing Underwater Data Centers
Technology

Microsoft Is Testing Underwater Data Centers

The move is intended to cut high energy costs.
Apple Tries to Kill More Patents Than Any Other Company
Patents

Apple Tries to Kill More Patents Than Any Other Company

Legal analytics company Lex Machina says Apple filed over 200 challenges to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board since 2012, almost 100 more than the second highest filer.