Computer

Team Rubicon is revolutionizing disaster response. Microsoft wants to help

In 2018, natural disasters ran amok. Deadly tsunamis battered Indonesia. Destructive hurricanes walloped the south. Wildfires, once seasonal in California, engulfed the state, leaving more than 1,650,000 acres of scorched earth in their wake and resulting in a cool $ 16.5 billion worth of damage. This year hasn’t proved much better. Heavy rains and tornadoes […]

Mobile

Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with Task Manager, virtual desktop, and mouse cursor improvements

Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 preview with Task Manager, virtual desktop, mouse cursor, Notepad, and Chinese IME improvements. The update bumps Windows 10 from build 18956 (made available to testers on August 7) to build 18963. These builds are from the 20H1 branch, which represents the Windows 10 update that will arrive in […]

Gears & Gadgets

Microsoft contractors hear phone sex and more while reviewing Cortana, Skype audio

Long-press the Action button to bring up Cortana. Valentina Palladino Here we go again. It’s Microsoft’s turn in the spotlight thanks to a new report about the company’s practices for reviewing and improving its AI. With today’s news, nearly every company operating a major voice assistant has now been hit with revelations that employees or […]