Skype is giving devs tools to build their own bots

Following in the steps of competitors like Slack, Microsoft announced onstage at Build 2016 in San Francisco that it will be generously supporting bots on the Skype platform with a brand new SDK. Onstage at Build, the company showed off two different bots: video bots, which opera … | Continue reading | 2 years ago

Expa opens up Expa Labs giving companies $500k in funding

Expa, the startup studio led by foursquare cofounder Naveen Selvadurai and Uber cofounder Garrett Camp, has today announced the close of a $100 million fund that will go towards both Expa Studios and Expa Labs, a new incubator. Investors in the fund include Garrett Camp, TPG foun … | Continue reading | 2 years ago

Microsoft's latest HoloLens demo transports us back to the '80s

On Wednesday, Microsoft hailed the official launch of its HoloLens augmented reality device to developers at its Build 2016 conferenceBut unlike the past HoloLens demos, which were impressive enough to draw applause audience members, today's demo was less awe-inspiring and more … | Continue reading | 2 years ago

Microsoft demos next-generation image captioning Captionbot

The power of the cloud is a bit fuzzy to most of us, but Microsoft wants to improve that by giving developers a series of API tools it has dubbed Cognitive Services to make their software far smarter, including tools for trainable speech-to-text processing and a whole new grade o … | Continue reading | 2 years ago

Digital Asset & DTCC Partner to Form Blockchain for Repo Clearing

Post-trade market infrastructure provider DTCC, the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation and blockchain startup Digital Asset Holdings have announced plans to develop distributed ledger solutions to improve the current process he clearing and settlement of repurchase agreement … | Continue reading | 2 years ago

Entwicklerkonferenz Build: Microsoft kündigt Jubiläums-Windows an

Microsoft will die Verbreitung von Windows 10 beschleunigen: Per Update soll das Betriebssystem im Sommer stifttauglich, sicherer und ein wenig vorlaut werden. | Continue reading | 2 years ago

Microsoft’s new Bot Framework will let anyone build assistants for their apps

Microsoft just announced the Bot Framework –  a platform for developers to create and integrate intelligent bots into their apps. No wonder it launched Tay last week. It’s a lot like Facebook’s M, except spread across a variety of different apps. The company demoed making a hotel … | Continue reading | 2 years ago

Google lets you embed 360-degree content into apps and websites with VR View

VR View: a clean and easy way to put immersive content directly into your website, Android app, or iOS app. | Continue reading | 2 years ago

Skype will Cortana und andere Bots integrieren, Microsoft Cognitive Services anbieten

Eine der interessantesten Vorstellungen während der Build-Keynote war die Integration von Bots in Skype. Wer sich jetzt an den lustigen Fail des Twitter-Bots erinnert fühlt, der liegt nicht ganz richtig. Es geht darum, dass Cortana als Ge... | Continue reading | 2 years ago

Microsoft CEO: 'Bots are the new apps'

Facebook and Google aren't the only tech giants envisioning a bot-filled future.Apparently undeterred from last week's epic disaster that was the Tay Twitterbot, Microsoft's chief executive took the stage at the company's Build developer conference to outline his vision for the … | Continue reading | 2 years ago

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With Facebook Lead Ads, potential customers just have to click a button and they’ll be added to your list of leads. What’s not to love about that? | Continue reading | 2 years ago

Microsoft launches Cognitive Services based on Project Oxford and Bing

Microsoft today announced updates to its portfolio of machine learning tools. Until now they have fallen under the Project Oxford name, but now they are being rebranded to Microsoft Cognitive Services. The Project Oxford website now redirects to the new Cognitive Services website … | Continue reading | 2 years ago

Nackt im Dschungel: Halle Berry posiert wie Gott sie schuf

Halle Berry macht jetzt Social Media. Ganz nach dem "Wenn schon, denn schon"-Prinzip legt die Schauspielerin gleich doppelt los: bei Instagram und bei Twitter. Zum Start gibt's für die neuen Follower ein Bild oben ohne. | Continue reading | 2 years ago

Microsoft’s Bot Framework will help everyone build their own chatbot

The future is going to be full of people talking to chatbots, says Microsoft. This is the grand vision the company unveiled at Build today, and to populate the world with these bots, it's launching what it calls Microsoft Bot Framework. This will let anyone create a text program … | Continue reading | 2 years ago

Microsoft knows we will lose in robot war, argues for coexistence

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, a respected leader of one of the world's largest and most important technology companies, speaks as if humanity lives on the cusp of science-fiction. At today's Microsoft Build press conference, Nadella said of the not-so-distant-future, "It’s not go … | Continue reading | 2 years ago

NASA and Microsoft plan to take you to Mars with the HoloLens

Want to go to Mars? While a real trip to the red planet might be decades away for NASA astronauts, people on Earth can take a trip to the rusty surface of Mars using Microsoft's HoloLens technology. SEE ALSO: Astronaut Scott Kelly, who spent 340 days in space, gives the HoloLens … | Continue reading | 2 years ago

AT&T is considering making Cyanogen-powered Android phones, says report

AT&T is thinking about partnering with Cyanogen to build its own version of Android, according to a new report in The Information. The report cites two sources, who claim the carrier had looked to ZTE to build phones running the fork before export sanctions complicated that aspec … | Continue reading | 2 years ago

"Tötet uns hier": Flüchtlingspakt sorgt für Unruhen

In den griechischen Flüchtlingslagern kommt es immer wieder zu Tumulten zwischen den Migranten und der Polizei. Die Nerven bei den Menschen liegen blank: Denn in den "Hotspots" der Inseln naht der Zeitpunkt der Rückführung in die Türkei. | Continue reading | 2 years ago

Apple launches a new version of Safari for web developers

Apple has just released a new version of Safari designed for web developers who want to test out the latest web technologies before they hit the consumer version of the browser. Similar to what Google Chrome does with its Beta and Canary builds, Apple's Safari Technology Preview … | Continue reading | 2 years ago

Bots are coming to Skype on iOS, Android, HoloLens, and desktop

Microsoft today announced at its Build developer conference in San Francisco that Skype chats will be getting chatbots to interact with users. It’s coming today to Skype desktop, iOS, and Android — and eventually Skype for the HoloLens augmented reality headset. The new tools can … | Continue reading | 2 years ago

Clock Tower creator's successor NightCry is out now on PC

NightCry, the survival-horror spiritual successor to Clock Tower by that series' creator Hifumi Kono, is out now for PC on Steam and Playism.Priced at £18.99 / $24.99, this point-and-click affair follows the exploits of a woman on a haunted cruise ship.The game toggles between ex … | Continue reading | 2 years ago

Bis zu 2400 Grad am Tag: Super-Erde hat superheiße Atmosphäre

Forscher haben die Atmosphäre eines fernen Planeten untersucht, der um einen rund 40 Lichtjahre entfernten Stern kreist. Ihre Entdeckung: Auf dieser Super-Erde ist heißer als in einem Hochofen. Aber auch etwas anderes fanden sie heraus. | Continue reading | 2 years ago

Tragisches Unglück in Bergheim: Starben die Cousins an einem Stromschlag?

Nach dem Tod eines jungen Mannes und zweier Kinder in einem Schwimmbad in Bergheim verdichten sich die Hinweise, dass ein Stromschlag die Ursache für die Tragödie gewesen sein könnte - und die drei Cousins zur falschen Zeit am falschen Ort waren. | Continue reading | 2 years ago

Now any Xbox One can be used to develop games

SAN FRANCISCO — Microsoft has, in recent years, done a fairly good job of moving its Windows 10 and Xbox gaming platforms closer together, but mostly in favor of the console and console games.That may be changing with the next big Windows update — the Windows Anniversary Update — … | Continue reading | 2 years ago

Skype is getting Cortana and crazy bot messaging

You'll soon be able to use Skype to books trips, shop, and plan your schedule, just by chatting with Cortana. During its Build conference, Microsoft demoed how Skype users will soon be able to start a chat with Cortana and get things done just by having a conversation."Cortana is … | Continue reading | 2 years ago

The Flash damaged his own timeline, and there's no going back

From here on out everything could change, but only Barry Allen knows how Continue reading… | Continue reading | 2 years ago

Microsoft HoloLens wird heute ausgeliefert (und ist hübsch)

Hier ein erster Blick auf die Verpackung von Microsofts Augmented Reality Brille HoloLens, die jetzt ausgeliefert wird. So also sieht das finale Produkt aus. In der Box, wie man sieht, ein Clicker für die Navigation und ein Tragebeutel. | Continue reading | 2 years ago

Sebasitan Herkner designs Plateau range of oval-shaped bathroom products

Rounded trays extend from the sides of these bathroom fixtures by German designer Sebastian Herkner for Italian brand Ex.t | Continue reading | 2 years ago

Microsoft launches Bot Framework to let developers build their own chatbots

Microsoft today is introducing the Bot Framework, a new tool in preview to help developers build their own chatbots for their applications. There is also a new bot directory full of sample bots — like the BuildBot — that Microsoft is showing off today at the company’s Build devel … | Continue reading | 2 years ago

Instagram’s newest update for iOS gives you your damn log out button back

Rejoice! We’ve found a way out! When an update to Instagram had iOS users scratching their heads about a suddenly missing log out button, mild anxiety and existential dread ensued. Did Instagram change the UI? Are we all stupid? Will we ever be able to get out of here again? Than … | Continue reading | 2 years ago

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Looking to quickly accelerate your marketing growth? Here are 30+ free resources for quick marketing wins. | Continue reading | 2 years ago

Microsoft’s smart assistant Cortana now works on your lock screen

Microsoft announced a host of updates to Cortana at its annual Build developer conference, including a more conversational approach — complete with jokes — and the ability to take info from your email or calendar to help you plan trips or remind you to complete those tasks you’ve … | Continue reading | 2 years ago

Microsoft announces Xbox One Dev Mode to turn retail consoles into developer kits

During its developer-oriented Build 2016 conference today, Microsoft announced a big update for Xbox developers: they can now turn their regular retail Xbox’s into developer kits. That means that your Xbox One console can now be used to help you build and preview apps made with t … | Continue reading | 2 years ago

Samsung’s advanced Galaxy S7 UI is an intriguing glimpse of what TouchWiz could be

Samsung's new “advanced” Good Lock UI offers an alternate vision of what TouchWiz could be by reimagining major parts of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge interface. | Continue reading | 2 years ago

Distant super-Earth found to have hot nights and scorching days

Today, astronomers have figured out the temperature of a super-Earth — one of the first studies to provide details on the climate of these planets. Not only does it show the planet is extraordinarily warm, it also creates new puzzles for researchers hoping to characterize this w … | Continue reading | 2 years ago

Microsoft extends Cortana with Outlook integration, third-party app support

Microsoft today announced a number of new features for its virtual personal assistant Cortana. The company is extending Cortana's abilities with greater integration into the Outlook email and calendar apps, as well as smarter recognition of specific time and activity requests. Ot … | Continue reading | 2 years ago

Expa raises $100 million to build more companies, launches startup accelerator

Expa announced today that it has raised $100 million in funding that’ll be used to continue to ideate and build new companies. The investment round included investors such as TPG founder David Bonderman, Li Ka-Shing, Solina Chau, Google board member Ram Shriram, RIT Capital Partn … | Continue reading | 2 years ago

Uber wants you to stop sending it emails when you’re annoyed or lose stuff

It’s annoying and we’ve all been there: you tap for an Uber, it arrives, you get to where you’re going and sometime later realize you left something in the car. Or perhaps you get out and feel like the excessively long route just can’t go without comment. Or perhaps you just want … | Continue reading | 2 years ago

Microsoft launches Cortana Collection in Windows Store, unveils proactive features coming to digital assistant

At its Build 2016 developer conference Microsoft naturally had a lot to update on its digital assistant Cortana. The company launched Cortana Collection in the Windows Store to highlight the “nearly 1,000 Cortana-enabled apps already available” to Windows 10 users. Microsoft’s Ma … | Continue reading | 2 years ago

Microsoft's wild vision for the future puts conversations at the heart of computing

Microsoft's AI chatbot Tay may have grabbed headlines last week when it went rogue on Twitter, but Microsoft has far bigger plans for its bots. At the Build developer conference, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella unveiled the company's grand vision of "conversation as a platform" — mak … | Continue reading | 2 years ago

Minuszinsen - Commerzbank schafft das kostenlose Girokonto ab

Die Banken suchen nach Wegen, ihren Kunden keine Negativ-Zinsen zu berechnen. Meist lautet der Ausweg: Zusätzliche Gebühren. Die Commerzbank verlangt nun eine überraschend hohe Überweisungs-Gebühr. | Continue reading | 2 years ago

OnePlus 2 Marshmallow update to OxygenOS 3.0 now available in public beta

OnePlus has released a beta build of the Marshmallow-based OxygenOS 3.0 ROM for the OnePlus 2. | Continue reading | 2 years ago

iPad Pro vs. a Real Laptop: Choosing Your Next PC

Apple claims the new $600 9.7-inch iPad Pro is the 'ultimate PC replacement.' But is it? WSJ's Joanna Stern put it up against a Windows laptop and a Chromebook to find out. Photo/video: Drew Evans/The Wall Street Journal. | Continue reading | 2 years ago

This Week's 'Hearthstone' Tavern Brawl is 'You Must be This Tall to Brawl' and is All About Expensive Minions

Second new Hearthstone Tavern Brawl in a row, so we must be doing something right. This time around, there are no preconstructed decks to frustrate anyone with their complete lack of bala | Continue reading | 2 years ago

Bitcoin Price Decline Eyes $400

Bitcoin price decline continued all day, and pattern analysis shows $400 (Bitstamp) is a likely target during the coming 24 hours. This analysis is provided by with a 3-hour delay. Read the full analysis here. Not a member? Join now and receive a $29 discount using the … | Continue reading | 2 years ago

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