Author: 0 Microsoft Launches The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Speaking of the stylus, Belfiore showed off a demo of how Microsoft is developing Fluent so you can "navigate all of Windows just using a pen". Story Remix will be a universal Windows app available in the Windows Store, but perhaps more importantly, it will also be available on iOS and Android.

Author: 0 500M Windows 10 devices, half of 2018 goal

Microsoft adds 100 million new installs of Windows 10 since September, bringing the total install count to 500 million. The first such services were announced during Microsoft's Build developer conference on Wednesady and include the popular weather app Dark Sky, iHeart radio, OpenTable, TuneIn and Domino's.

Author: 0 Microsoft unveils Surface Laptop with price tag of $999

The Surface Laptop can be had with Core i7 processors as well, with the top of the line model costing US$2199 for 16GB of memory and 512GB of storage. And it's a clear effort by Microsoft to step up competition with Google and its low-priced Chromebooks in the classroom, where the latter has made major inroads.

Author: 0 Microsoft is working with HP and Intel on Cortana-powered devices

Microsoft's been slow in getting the skills API to developers, but during the keynote the Cortana Skills page went live (via @MaryJoFoley ). Have you been itching to get your hands on the Cortana Skills Kit? Harman's Invoke will come with Cortana, as well as calling with Microsoft's Skype voice and video chat service.

Author: 0 Google reports 28% profit increase boosted by ad sales

Alphabet Inc shares were trading at $891.44 per share on Thursday afternoon, up $2.3 (+0.26%). The weak advertisement revenue did not drag the company down this quarter, unlike the previous period. Google has boosted sales from its core advertising and YouTube business, while also investing in machine learning, hardware and cloud computing, under Pichai's leadership, reported CNN.

Author: 0 Half-billion Windows 10 devices, but PC slump stunts growth

The update appears to focus particularly on Edge, the Windows 10 web browser, which is still struggling to win over users. But that total included some machines that were still on store shelves and in warehouses, and it didn't account for corporate users who bought those licenses on new PCs and then downgraded them to Windows XP.

Industry Paul Weller Would Do The Eurovision Song Contest
Author: 0 Paul Weller Would Do The Eurovision Song Contest

Eurovision's Executive Supervisor Jon Ola Sand said that Ukraine's decision went "against both the spirit of the contest and the notion of inclusivity that lies at the heart of its values". British Prime Minister Theresa May has spoken out about the UK's Eurovision chances post Brexit. Spokesperson Katie Baylis said: "The special pre-Brexit Eurovision betting market is attracting substantial global interest and some significant bets".

Industry Victor Moses can be as good as Messi - Amokachi
Author: 0 Victor Moses can be as good as Messi - Amokachi

Moses has transformed himself from an outcast to integral first-team member at Chelsea and is set to get his hands on the second piece of major silverware with the Londoners. Moses said: "I have always believed in my ability to play for a big club like Chelsea ". He is in line to claim a winner's medal in the top flight of English football this season as the Blues require three more points from their remaining three games in order to clinch the title and that could come as soon as Friday ...

Author: 0 May the fourth be with you on Star Wars Day

Thanks to streaming television service Sling TV, you can actually stream the first six Star Wars films free online, on demand so you can watch them whenever you want. Fan and company support combined means that the phrase "May the fourth be with you" is known to fans and non-fans all over the world. And lastly, Star Wars: The Last Jedi will mark the last time the late, and great, Carrie Fisher will be seen on the big screen after her sad and unexpected passing a year ago.

Industry Sinclair Broadcast Group acquires Tribune Media
Author: 0 Sinclair Broadcast Group acquires Tribune Media

Among its other holdings are stakes in the Food Network and job-search website CareerBuilder. It owns WBFF Fox 45, a local CW affiliate and My TV Baltimore. The deal is subject to the FCC's approval. "Sinclair has used its TV stations to launch the Sunday morning public affairs program 'Full Measure With Sharyl Attkisson.' Attkisson is a former CBS News correspondent who claimed the government hacked her computer after her aggressive reporting on the Obama administration".

Author: 0 Snap's first earnings to shed light on battle with Facebook, Twitter

During this quarter, daily active users (DAU) grew to 166 million from 122 million in the first quarter of past year, an increase of 36%. Still, the growth was faster than larger rival Facebook , which said its daily user base grew 18% year-over-year in the first quarter, as well as Twitter , which reported growth of 14% in daily active users from a year earlier.

Author: 0 Microsoft unveils new laptop with new operating system

The wait for a new Surface hardware is finally over as Microsoft announced its new Surface Laptop at the EDU Event in NY. Windows 10 S will only allow users to run applications from the Windows Store, compared to from any source as with past versions of the operating system.

Industry 8 dead, 20 injured after moderate quake in far western China
Author: 0 8 dead, 20 injured after moderate quake in far western China

BEIJING: An natural disaster rocked China's western Xinjiang region on Thursday, killing eight people and injuring another 20, state media reported. Eight people were killed and 11 injured when a 5.5 -magnitude quake struck North West China on Thursday morning, Xinhua News Agency reported.

Author: 0 The rival awe of Macbook Air is called Surface

Microsoft Says, Microsoft Surface Laptop features a 13.5-inch diagonal PixelSense display with 3:2 aspect ratio. Microsoft also unveiled a new Surface Laptop , designed for students beginning college. Microsoft's other portable Surface devices include the Surface Pro, which is a tablet, and the Surface Book, which is a 2-in-1. Available for pre-order today, the laptop will start shipping June 15.

Author: 0 Snapchat Disappoints With Slow User Growth, Lower-Than Expected Revenue

Snap disappointed analysts with reported revenue of US$149.6 million in the three months ending in March. The eMarketer research dramatically underscores just how popular Snapchat still is with teens despite a proliferation of copycat services, especially from Facebook , which has seen success with clone products like Instagram Stories or WhatsApp Status .

Industry Yelp Inc Stock Price Targets Cut After Earnings, Goldman Upgrades
Author: 0 Yelp Inc Stock Price Targets Cut After Earnings, Goldman Upgrades

RBC Capital Markets analyst Mark Mahaney seems dubious about the company's prospects, saying in a note that "There are now substantial questions about Yelp's salesforce execution and its current value proposition for advertisers". San Francisco-based Yelp's shares plunged 18.4 percent to close Wednesday at $28.33 after the company reported a first-quarter loss of 6 cents a share, on $197.3 million in revenue.

Author: 0 Samsung to launch Galaxy Note 8 in the second half of 2017

The electronics manufacturer posted extremely good first-quarter earnings on Thursday, highlighting the size and diversification within the company. Mentioned in the press release were the facts that profits during the period were increased as a result of increase in component business, mainly display and semi-conductor chips, but the sales for flagship products had declined.

Industry Colbert has good week in ratings despite controversy
Author: 0 Colbert has good week in ratings despite controversy

As he packed away his iBook and lucky Steve Carrel mug, Samantha Bee - wearing a perm and sequined jacket - walked in to declare her surprise at Colbert's decision to leave during George W. The Daily Show , of course, continues on in a different incarnation with host Trevor Noah. His show brought in an average of 3.06 million viewers over the week, up 12% from the week before, which helped him win late night for the fourteenth consecutive week, according to Nielsen data.

Author: 0 Amazon unveils touchscreen Echo Show with video calling features

The device will potentially play a significant role in Amazon's dominance of the smart speaker market this year, with the company expected to account for over 70% of all smart speakers in the USA in 2017. However, Echo Show will respond with both audio and video. Google Home is second, and many other tech giants are getting interested in offering a similar device.

Author: 0 Amazon officially launches new Echo Show speaker

Echo Show is shipping on June 28. Amazon is expected to announce a new version of the Echo, equipped with a screen, as well as phone and videoconferencing capabilities, the Wall Street Journal reports . The speakers are located below the screen, and if rumours are to be believed, they should perform better than Amazon's other products. In a statement, Michael Mauser, President, Lifestyle Audio Division at Harman International, said, "We're excited to work with Microsoft to ...

Industry The FCC is about to unveil its net neutrality roll-back plan
Author: 0 The FCC is about to unveil its net neutrality roll-back plan

The chairman said he will seek a commission vote on the proposal at the FCC's next meeting on May 18. The first step in Pai's plan to reverse broadband Title II reclassification was to circulate a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) seeking input on a recommendation that would cause broadband to again be treated as a more lightly regulated information service, as it was prior to 2015.

Author: 0 Microsoft Unveils Windows 10 S To Take On Google Chromebooks

The OS is targeted at students and lower end PCs, but will be confined to desktop apps and programs available through the Windows Store. Microsoft has extensive programmatic control over all the apps installed through the Windows Store.

Author: 0 Apple records unexpected drop in iPhone sales

Another bump that Apple faced this quarter was the sale of iPhones. "We agree that we are underpenetrated there". With sales slowing for Apple in the USA and China, investors are looking to see if growth in India can compensate for this.

Author: 0 Cook remains optimistic on China despite Q2 revenue decline

The company forecast total revenue of between $43.5bn and $45.5bn for the current quarter, while analysts on average were expecting $45.6bn. Apple on Tuesday announced its second quarter financial results which sparked some disappointment in the market, mainly due to a slowdown in sales of its flagship product, the iPhone and despite a slight increase in its overall profits.

Author: 0 Here's how it differs from regular Windows 10

And it's a clear effort by Microsoft to step up competition with Google and its low-cost Chromebooks in the classroom, where the latter has made major inroads. Accompanying the new Surface Laptop is Microsoft's new Windows 10 S operating system, which is streamlined for classroom use and it's directly aimed at stealing market share from Google's Chrome operating system, which powers bare-bones Chromebook laptops.

Author: 0 Amazon launches new Echo with a touchscreen

Messages can also be read within the Alexa app . Amazon is showing no signs of slowing down with their powerhouse product, Echo . The new Echo Show [pictured above] goes on sale on June 28 for $230. The new Amazon Echo Show with a touchscreen is capable of streaming videos and while music is playing, it shows song lyrics on the screen. Amazon on Tuesday unveiled Echo Show , an addition to its Echo speaker line, that enables video calls.

Industry First Official Xbox Project Scorpio Headset Announced
Author: 0 First Official Xbox Project Scorpio Headset Announced

It pairs with Project Scorpio like the Xbox One controller does now, meaning there's no need for cables. The first official headset for Xbox's forthcoming Scorpio console has been revealed by Lucid Sound. We are likely to see more accessory announcements for the console in the run up to E3. Microsoft has just released a new Xbox One firmware update to those courageous souls signed up to their Xbox Insider Program.

Author: 0 Save $100 on Amazon Echo Show 2-Pack

Do you have an Amazon Echo device? The Echo Look is the first time Amazon has put a screen on an dedicated Alexa device, which have historically been voice-controlled. However, because Alexa works without user names or numbers, the device itself won't be where your contacts are stored. Pretty much anything you'd rather see than be told.

Author: 0 Samsung Releases Update That Fixes the Samsung Galaxy S8 Red Tint…

Operating profits rose to 9.90 trillion won, up 48% from 6.68 trillion won a year earlier. "The first quarter earnings were bolstered by solid performance of our component-making business that enjoyed strong sales thanks to favourable memory chip and display panel prices", the firm said in a statement .

Author: 0 Microsoft unveils their Surface laptop

The company is hopeful that this new Surface Laptop will replace the Chromebooks . As expected, Microsoft launched yesterday, at an event in NY, its Surface Laptop . The transition from full-fledged Win32 Office apps to Windows Store counterparts relies on Microsoft's Project Centennial, a toolset announced in April 2015 that allows developers to port existing Win32 apps and convert them into Universal Windows Platform (UWP) equivalents.

Industry Users under threat as phishing attack hits Gmail
Author: 0 Users under threat as phishing attack hits Gmail

A phishing campaign targeting Gmail users took place Wednesday, prompting Google , the provider of the service, to disable what it called "offending accounts" that initiated the attack, China's Xinhua news agency reported. Google claims to have squashed the attack within "approximately one hour" of its detection, and has removed fake pages and applications, noting that less than 0.1 percent of Gmail users were affected by the scam .

Author: 0 You Can't Change the Default Browser in Windows 10 S

Well, you see, Microsoft decided that Windows 10 S will only run Windows Store-certified apps. First of all, owning a Windows 10 S license doesn't mean you also get a full Windows 10 Pro license - there is one exception for that, and we'll address it below.

Author: 0 Globalstar Inc. (GSAT) closed its previous trading session at $1.78

The share price is trading in a range of $1.77 - 2.00. "Ultimately, through all this investigation into the company's performance the analyst decides whether their stock is a "buy", sell" or hold". (GSAT)'s stock to Buy with the price target of $2.5. Price Target plays a critical role when it comes to the analysis of a Stock. Another critical number in evaluating a stock is P/E or the price to earnings ratio .

Industry Jakarta's Christian governor jailed for blasphemy against Islam
Author: 0 Jakarta's Christian governor jailed for blasphemy against Islam

The minority Christian governor is now on trial on acc. Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, also known as Ahok, was accused of insulting Islam by referring to a verse in the Quran during a campaign speech past year. Prosecutors had called for a suspended one-year jail sentence. "Indonesia's ability to hold itself up as an example of a moderate, tolerant, Muslim-majority democracy is further threatened and is now very questionable".

Author: 0 Microsoft unveils Windows 10 S for its Surface laptops

Speaking at the product's announcement, Microsoft's VP for Surface Panos Panay "the Surface Laptop is lighter and thinner than any MacBook Air or MacBook Pro now available and it's faster and has longer battery life than any MacBook on sale today".

Industry Amazon's Echo Show gives Alexa a face quite literally
Author: 0 Amazon's Echo Show gives Alexa a face quite literally

Being able to quickly and easily pull up Youtube videos while getting ready in the morning or pulling up song lyrics through Amazon Music are a few of the first things that jump out. The new Echo Show device signals the possibility that Amazon may push into a new area of services, although with a weight of about 40 ounces, it is considerably more bulky than a typical mobile phone.

Author: 0 Zinke may recommend Utah monument be repealed

Bears Ears National Monument and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument are among 27 national monuments the administration is considering altering or revoking under an executive action signed by President Donald Trump in April. After his arrival Sunday in Salt Lake City, Zinke was met by about 500 protesters who chanted, "Save our monuments, stand with Bears Ears". Zinke has been tasked with making a recommendation on the monument by June 10, about two and a half months before a ...

Industry Amazon Echo Show is more than just a pretty face
Author: 0 Amazon Echo Show is more than just a pretty face

The Echo Show will also be capable of doing video calls. You don't have to get one for your own home, which probably already has an original Echo or Dot; instead, you just load up the free Amazon Alexa app and start a video conference call from there.