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Microsoft delivers Office 2016 to subscribers on the slow train

Those customers may begin downloading and installing the same Office 2016 client applications -- Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Word and others -- that debuted in September 2015.

By Gregg Keizer | 10 February, 2016 23:01

Tags: Microsoft

Kingston buys encrypted flash drive maker IronKey

Kingston has purchased Imation's IronKey subsidiary, a maker of encrypted USB drives.

Flash memory's density surpasses hard drives for first time

The production of 3D or stacked NAND flash in recent years has led to non-volatile memory exceeding the areal density of HDDs. This means that flash memory products with higher capacity can be built using the same surface area.

Microsoft reportedly buying AI-powered software keyboard maker SwiftKey

Microsoft will pay around $250 million to acquire SwiftKey, the company behind a popular keyboard for iOS and Android, according to a report in the Financial Times Tuesday.

By Blair Hanley Frank | 03 February, 2016 12:08

Tags: Microsoft

New 'moonshot challenge' at Harvard aims for giant leap in AI

Mankind has big hopes pinned to the potential of artificial intelligence, but the reality of the matter today is that machines still have a long way to go to catch up with the human brain. Enter Harvard University, which just won a new, $28 million grant to change all that.

Microsoft adds Mac testers to its Office Insider preview

Microsoft today announced that its Office Insider preview program now accepts Mac users of Office 365 Home, Personal and University.

By Gregg Keizer | 22 January, 2016 08:02

Tags: Microsoft

SDN pioneer Big Switch lands big round, big names

$48M in funding and Warmenhoven, Morgenthaler on board

By Jim Duffy | 20 January, 2016 08:11

Tags: code, programmers, netapp

Seagate inhales, uses helium to create 10TB HDD

Seagate's first 10TB enterprise-capacity hard drive is also its first use of helium to reduce friction and increase density in a drive as Western Digital has done with several of its drives.

Google Apps for Work gets an SMB boost via Kronos integration

Small businesses that use Kronos workforce-management software will soon be able to tap familiar Google tools in their HR efforts thanks to a new integration project.

By Katherine Noyes | 13 January, 2016 00:14

Tags: Google

Spherical video will shape your reality in 2016

360 video ecosystem is slowly coming together

By Nick Barber | 11 January, 2016 22:15

Tags: CES 2016, virtual reality

New thumb drives pack faster speeds, capacity with USB 3.1 support

It'll take less time to transfer files from a PC with faster USB 3.1 thumb drives announced at CES, which also have more storage capacity.

By Agam Shah | 08 January, 2016 21:38

Tags: play, work, CES 2016

Raspberry Pi-based home AI project open-sources key components

Mycroft.ai, which is working to create a home AI platform based on Raspberry Pi, Arduino and an extensive in-house software stack, has opened an important part of that stack to developers everywhere as of Wednesday.

Web metrics vendor reports major decline in Microsoft Edge's browser share

December's drop was nearly three times the largest prior single-month contraction.

SanDisk reveals the world's thinnest 1TB SSD

SanDisk today unveiled what it's calling the world's thinnest 1TB solid-state drive, which comes in an M.2 form factor that's only 1.5mm thick.

By Lucas Carlson | 06 January, 2016 01:36

Tags: CES 2016

Meet 'Galileo,' a new AI system from MIT that could help robots help us during disasters

Computers can be taught to understand many things about the world, but when it comes to predicting what will happen when two objects collide, there's just nothing like real-world experience.

Seagate touts fastest desktop drive and slimmest 2TB backup drive

Seagate and its LaCie subsidiary unveiled a new line of mobile and desktop drives, offering users the company's thinnest designs and USB C-type connectivity with up to 10Gbps throughput.

By Lucas Mearian | 05 January, 2016 19:01

Tags: CES 2016

Microsoft's IE browser loses its majority, falls under 50% user share

At one point, IE held a user share as large as 89.4%; a measurement of unique visitors to the websites of the company's clients, and one of the few proxies for real-world browser adoption.

Google said to be working on messaging app that employs AI

Google is working on a new messaging app that will employ artificial intelligence to bring some of the company's data smarts to a chat bot service in the software, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal.

SolidFire deal gives NetApp the season's hottest gifts: flash and cloud

NetApp wants to be at the intersection of two hot trends in a rapidly changing storage industry with its planned US$870 million acquisition of startup SolidFire.

NetApp to buy flash storage startup SolidFire for $US870m

NetApp is acquiring startup SolidFire for $US870 million cash for a foothold in the fast-growing market for scale-out flash storage.

By Stephen Lawson | 22 December, 2015 01:13

Tags: Net App

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