About the Microsoft and Walmart Acquiring TikTok Deal

The idea would be to help turn TikTok U.S. into more of an e-commerce app for creators and users, much like what TikTok parent company ByteDance does with a similar app in China. Source: Microsoft working with Walmart on TikTok deal - Axios One of the main reasons TikTok has taken off with influencers, soccer … Continue reading About the Microsoft and Walmart Acquiring TikTok Deal

Why augmented reality’s future is more practical and rational than you realize

Bryan Richardson, Android software engineer at stable|kernel, wants you to consider this: what if firefighters could wear a helmet that could essentially see through the walls, indicating the location of a person in distress? What if that device could detect the temperature of a wall? In the near future, the amount of information that will be … Continue reading Why augmented reality’s future is more practical and rational than you realize

Developed by Microsoft’s research division Tay is a…

Developed by Microsoft’s research division, Tay is a virtual friend with behaviors informed by the web chatter of some 18–24-year-olds and the repartee of a handful of improvisational comedians (Microsoft declined to name them). Her purpose, unlike AI-powered virtual assistants like Facebook’s M, is almost entirely to amuse. And Tay does do that: She is … Continue reading Developed by Microsoft’s research division Tay is a…

This is why we can’t have nice things.

“Since we started to roll out unlimited cloud storage to Office 365 consumer subscribers, a small number of users backed up numerous PCs and stored entire movie collections and DVR recordings. In some instances, this exceeded 75 TB per user or 14,000 times the average,” read the blog post, attributed to the OneDrive Team. “Instead of … Continue reading This is why we can’t have nice things.

Oddly, Microsoft and Dropbox Just Made It Easier to Use My Chromebook

My team primarily uses Dropbox for our file storage and sharing. It was a back-and-forth battle for a while between Google Drive (since we use Google Apps for email, calendars etc) and Dropbox, and we still do use Drive for some project management. Even a few of our clients prefer it as they are already using … Continue reading Oddly, Microsoft and Dropbox Just Made It Easier to Use My Chromebook

WSJ: You Can Ditch Your PC Now

Completely agree with the main idea of this article... Chromebooks (and tablets to some extent) are mature platforms and great devices for both creating and consuming content for personal and business use: In short, I’m done with PCs—at least as they are conventionally defined. And I think the majority of long-suffering PC users would be … Continue reading WSJ: You Can Ditch Your PC Now