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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.
Minecraft

Microsoft Will Soon Spawn a Classroom Edition of Minecraft

Brick by brick, the tech giant plans to cash in on the game's popularity with educators and students.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
How the Latest Fake Minecraft App Reached No. 4 on the iTunes Charts and Then Disappeared
Minecraft

How the Latest Fake Minecraft App Reached No. 4 on the iTunes Charts and Then Disappeared

It was just one of dozens of malicious scam apps that copycat the wildly popular block-building adventure game.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Bill Gates Doesn't Do the Whip and the Nae Nae, But He Does Like Cocoa Puffs and Burgers
Bill Gates

Bill Gates Doesn't Do the Whip and the Nae Nae, But He Does Like Cocoa Puffs and Burgers

Watch the billionaire tech mogul and his wife go back to high school and giddily let their hair down.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Microsoft to Warn Outlook Users of Suspected Hacks From Governments
Cybersecurity

Microsoft to Warn Outlook Users of Suspected Hacks From Governments

The policy shift at the world's largest software company follows similar moves since October by Facebook, Twitter and Yahoo.
Microsoft's New Service Allows Businesses to Develop Apps Without Coding
Microsoft

Microsoft's New Service Allows Businesses to Develop Apps Without Coding

The new platform, called PowerApps, is available in preview.
Nina Zipkin
Microsoft Lays Off 30 From Its HoloLens Team
Microsoft

Microsoft Lays Off 30 From Its HoloLens Team

The tech giant is downsizing the Israel-based team working on an augmented reality headset.
How Important Is Siri's Personality?
Technology

How Important Is Siri's Personality?

As virtual assistant technology becomes more advanced, the next battle is over personality, or lack thereof.
Apple

Why Apple Will Never Create an iPad-Mac Hybrid

It's because of customer experience, says Apple CEO Tim Cook.
Benjamin Snyder
Microsoft to Offer Cloud Services From Germany to Ease Privacy Fears in Europe
Microsoft

Microsoft to Offer Cloud Services From Germany to Ease Privacy Fears in Europe

The measure is designed to ensure that clients' data remains in Germany.