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CDC launches Coronavirus Self-Checker chatbot with the help of Microsoft
Mehreen Kasana
It aims to help ease the anxiety of people who may be exhibiting symptoms but are unsure.
Tech
Microsoft's Surface Go 2 is a terrible iPad and a bad laptop
Raymond Wong
Slow performance and mediocre battery life make the smallest Surface tablet a confusing purchase for any sensible person.
Reviews
Microsoft is shutting down its stores in all but four locations
Ian Servantes
A plan only accelerated by COVID-19.
Tech
Microsoft Teams is now available for personal use
Tom Maxwell
You can use it to coordinate all types of group events.
Tech
Federal government got you down? Look at what Big Tech is doing for COVID-19
Mehreen Kasana
Apple, Google, Facebook, and even smaller firms are seemingly doing what Trump can't. But is it enough?
Tech
Microsoft shutters Mixer to team up with Facebook Gaming
J. Fergus
xCloud is heading to Facebook, possibly along with new talent and scalability.
Gaming
Emails reveal Microsoft tried selling the DEA facial recognition tech
Mehreen Kasana
The news casts Microsoft's recent comments on facial recognition and federal law in a very different light.
Culture
Microsoft’s HoloLens is a better surgical aid than ultrasound
J. Fergus
A study found hologram overlays even more effective than the former gold standard.
Scalpel!
Microsoft's president says its facial recognition technology is off-limits — for now
Mehreen Kasana
The company won't sell the technology to U.S. police departments until there is a federal law in place to govern its use, Brad Smith says.
Culture
Xbox bundles ditch redemption codes for included games
Tom Maxwell
Now you can choose to redeem games during the setup process.
Plug. Play.
Dozens of companies you’ve never heard of are competing to ID your face in real-time
J. Fergus
This is so much bigger than Clearview AI.
Surveillance
Microsoft Edge has a built-in surfing game that puts Chrome's dino to shame
Tom Maxwell
Sorry, Google, but your jumping T-Rex suddenly looks both basic and dated.
Surf's up
Xbox and the Special Olympics are hosting a virtual Forza competition on May 30
Tom Maxwell
The event will see athletes from 11 states participate and share their stories with the world.
Gaming
Researchers figured out how to fool Outlook's CAPTCHA with AI
Tom Maxwell
The spam prevention tool was no match for new AI that can mimic a human.
Tech
Rejoice Master Chief: Fans are resurrecting OG Xbox Live
Ryan Houlihan
Grab your Duke and some Mountain Dew.
Gaming
Google will no longer make custom software for oil and gas companies
Matthew Wille
Big tech has a problem with putting its climate goals into practice. This is a step in the right direction.
Culture
Microsoft’s Brad Smith admits to underestimating the power of open source
J. Fergus
The company has made a complete 180.
Tech
Amazon and Microsoft are now warring over a Pentagon contract in snarky blog posts
J. Fergus
The battle between oligarchs and their designer lawyers over JEDI continues.
Legal
Microsoft reveals dark AF third-party titles for the Xbox Series X
Craig Wilson
We'll have to wait until July for a peek at its first-party offerings, but if dystopia is your bag, there's plenty to look forward to already.
Gaming
Microsoft has hit peak Surface. Perfect is now boring.
Raymond Wong
It’s time for Microsoft to get out of the comfort zone and be an innovative disruptor again.
Tech