Friday May 26-th, 2017

Brexit opinion, Windows 10 upgrade prompts, and Surface Phone rumours — Microsoft's week Brexit opinion, Windows 10 upgrade prompts, and Surface Phone rumours — Microsoft's week

Employees at Microsoft Oy, a separate Microsoft sales subsidiary based in Espoo, Finland, would not be affected by the job cuts. The cuts will also affect as many as 500 additional jobs globally. Phones running Microsoft's software now make u...

Ex-NBA Player Kermit Washington Arrested in Los Angeles Ex-NBA Player Kermit Washington Arrested in Los Angeles

Washington's arrest is believed to be linked to a tax fraud case involving Ron Mix, a former National Football League player who became a lawyer whose practice involved filing worker's compensation claims on behalf of former professional athletes in ...

Solar 'superflares' fostered life on Earth Solar 'superflares' fostered life on Earth

Those early solar storms could be "the key to seeding life as we know it", the space agency said . But now new research, published in Nature Geoscience , suggests that the sun must have been a lot more active than we previously thought. "This work ...

Microsoft to remove Skype video messaging feature from Windows Phone devices

Take a look at Microsoft's What's new in Design post for full details of the changes, and the Minimum hardware requirements page for a full breakdown. Apps for Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows 10 Mobile, Windows Server, and Xbox can be downloade...

See Mars Tonight: Red Planet Visible Over Wilton Sunday Night

Mars will be visible to stargazers Sunday night as it moves into opposition with Earth. "When Mars and Earth are close to each other, Mars appears very bright in our sky". Its 2003 distance will go unchallenged until August 2287. Just in case y...

Blue moon & red Mars light up the night sky

There's also a bonus for sky watchers this weekend. Saturday's full moon will also share the sky near the red planet, Mars, which will be in flawless alignment with the Earth and the sun. It last happened in July. The Blue Moon is visible this ...

How to see Mars in Opposition Tonight

This is an orbital position in which two celestial bodies, in this case the Red Planet and the Sun, are on exact opposite sides of planet Earth. Our red planetary neighbour will soon be even closer and brighter as Mars is set to be in opposition...

Panorama mode in Windows 10 Mobile's Camera app Panorama mode in Windows 10 Mobile's Camera app

These images are then stitched together into a single panoramic photo. However, maybe this feature will only available for the latest Lumia phones such as Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL. Download the app from right here . The company actually annou...

Preakness Stakes 2016: Which horse will win Saturday's race? Preakness Stakes 2016: Which horse will win Saturday's race?

Exaggerator and Nyquist enter the 2016 Preakness Stakes on Saturday afternoon as the clear odds favorites over the field at the sports books. The National Weather Service has called for a 100 percent chance of rain on Saturday, a daylong downpour...

Castle series finale: Nathan Fillion and crew members share heartfelt message Castle series finale: Nathan Fillion and crew members share heartfelt message

Tonight on ABC Castle starring Nathan Fillion continues with an all new Monday, May 16, season 8 and series finale called "Crossfire". "No " Castle " without Beckett" was the cry. Who elevated every script by investing the best of themselves in...

Samsung Galaxy S7 Review: Why You Might Not Want To Buy It Samsung Galaxy S7 Review: Why You Might Not Want To Buy It

The updates are available for both AT&T's Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge devices, and they're around 1.5GB in size. "While AT&T has detailed some of the changes it is pushing through as part of the latest update, Marshmallow itself is expected to brin...

The Brick Wall Illusion That's Messing With Everyone's Minds The Brick Wall Illusion That's Messing With Everyone's Minds

This picture has gone viral and had been shared by millions of people on social media. To help you work out what you're supposed to be looking for, we've got some pointers to help. Relax yourself and allow your eyes to take a tour of the above imag...

Oil up sharply as Goldman Sachs says glut is ending

Northbound momentum is expected to continue toward $50.05. The oil price had plunged close to $27 in January - its lowest level since 2003 - amid a glut of crude supply amid weak demand. With several USA shale producers saying they would turn the...

Is Microsoft Really Placing More Ads on Your Windows 10 Start Menu?

If you can't wait for the update and want a basic remedy for the time being, you can head into the "Windows Update" settings and open up the "Advanced options" menu to schedule a restart time that works for you. As The Verge pointed out, the increa...

Microsoft's Windows 10 phones will finally support fingerprint scanner

Thanks to this feature, a user can simply log in to their device with a mere touch or look by deploying fingerprint or facial recognition. Swipe navigation in the browser is now back, allowing you to navigate back and forward just by swiping the pa...

Microsoft Lumia 950 May Not Have Likeability Factor Microsoft Lumia 950 May Not Have Likeability Factor

Well, that's about to change. Unlike high-end smartphones from other manufacturers, Microsoft's premium devices do not come with a fingerprint scanner but feature iris recognition with Windows Hello. Biometrics, a technology that Microsoft has incl...

Microsoft puts blinders on Cortana in Windows 10 Microsoft puts blinders on Cortana in Windows 10

In an effort to "streamline" the user experience Microsoft has decided to make Cortana integration available only to its own Bing and Edge services. Another example is a "Best Buy" search, and aside from the website of the store, Cortana will also ...

Microsoft teams with SITA to build Windows 10 app for airport staff Microsoft teams with SITA to build Windows 10 app for airport staff

As Insiders are now previewing the upcoming Anniversary Update , it is likely that this feature will come through the rings over the next few weeks, as part of a Windows Hello update . Have you used the Wi-Fi Sense feature? "For example, if you...

GTX 1080 and 1070 announced; faster than current flagship Titan X

Late last week, we provided you with some awesome footage of Doom running on an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 using the Vulkan API. Unfortunately, this replay of the game footage is not running on a GeForce GTX 1080 - it's actually running on a GeForc...

Ported versions of utilities on Windows Store suggest Microsoft is testing Centennial Ported versions of utilities on Windows Store suggest Microsoft is testing Centennial

Project Centennial is a development tool that takes some of the legwork out of turning Win32 desktop software into apps that are compatible with any device running Windows 10. "Microsoft is focused on helping enterprises manage their environment whil...

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