News by ‘Dianne Jacobs’

Microsoft steps up media campaign urging girls to pursue STEM careers

For the next phase of its “Make What’s Next” campaign, which encourages girls to enter tech and science fields, Microsoft is launching a spot that shows girls the steps they have to take to make their STEM goals a reality. The campaign was introduced last...

Microsoft adds Mixed Reality demo to Windows 10

windows mixed reality Microsoft previously let us know that a range of its OEM partners with familiar names from the PC world would be building headsets that offer mixed reality experiences on Windows 10 hardware. The tech giant launched its Windows 10 Insider Build 15048, which allows users to...

Facebook is testing emoji reactions and dislikes in Messenger

When words just aren’t enough emojis come to the rescue, and Facebook is reportedly testing out a feature that lets you reply to messages with smiles, sad faces, and even a thumbs down icon. Facebook confirmed to TechCrunch that emoji reactions are indeed being trialled....

Google unveils ‘Meet,’ a Hangouts app for businesses

Google recently killed its Hangouts API and said that consumer apps that use it won’t work after April 25th. However, the tech giant has quietly unveiled Meet by Google Hangouts app for businesses, a big part of its strategy to shuffle the Hangouts app towards...

Samsung introduces its new Galaxy Book family of tablets running Windows 10

Samsung has introduced a couple of new devices running Windows 10. The company introduced its new Galaxy Book which comes with two different devices: the Galaxy Book 10 and the Galaxy Book 12. Samsung’s new Galaxy-Book family can be taken as a successor to last...

New Update Makes Twitter Look Like Tweetdeck on Windows 10

Twitter’s Windows 10 app has now received a useful feature with its latest update as the company has now added Tabs to make it more like TweetDeck PC Tech reports. Apart from the Tabs, with the latest update, pinned tweets can now be viewed and...

YouTube to Remove 30-Second Unskippable Advertisements

youtube Google is planning to abolish those 30-second non-skippable ads next year according to Slash Gear. However, YouTube will have to find another way to please the advertisers. Users with  complete interest in ad free YouTube experience can opt for a subscription to YouTube Red, which cuts...

WhatsApp is the latest Facebook product to clone Snapchat stories

whatsapp WhatsApp has launched  WhatsApp Status, a new tab for sharing decorated photos, videos and GIFs that disappear after 24 hours. It’s another Facebook-owned Snapchat Stories copycat, but the twist is that it’s end-to-end encrypted like WhatsApp messaging. As on Snapchat, WhatsApp stories are posted from an...

Google’s AI Duet lets you make music with a virtual pianist

AI Google’s latest artificial intelligence experiment is a music-playing piano bot that digests whatever keyboard melodies you give it and tries to respond in kind. The neat tool is called Artificial Intelligence Duet, and it’s part of an ongoing push from Google’s Creative Lab division to...

Chinese tech giant Baidu bets on AI and virtual reality

Several tech giants and visionaries  have been rallying around artificial intelligence (AI) and augmented and virtual realities (AR/VR) as the next big developments in technology. The Chinese online search giant Baidu Inc embarked on this strategy as it announced its first venture capital firm focusing...