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Facebook, Google, and Microsoft gurus say AI will help workers, not replace them

“In general, AI will not replace jobs, but it will transform them. Ultimately, every job is going to be made more efficient by AI,” says Facebook’s Yann LeCun. Reports of the demise of human labor may be hyperbolic, if you believe the likes of LeCun, G……


HoloLens adds mixed reality to a Japanese national treasure

One of the best ways to give centuries-old artifacts a modern touch is mixed reality. The technology allows you to add interesting elements to any object without actually touching or altering it in any way. Microsoft, for instance, has helped ……


Microsoft Mixer lets viewers buy games straight from livestreams

A few weeks ago, Microsoft outlined new plans for its Mixer streaming service, including Direct Purchases. The feature would enable viewers to buy whatever game (or DLC) they’re watching direct from the company’s store, which would then give s……


The ESA says preserving old online games isn’t ‘necessary’

The video game industry as a whole does a piss-poor job at preserving its history — especially when it comes to online games. The Entertainment Software Association — responsible for E3; counts Electronic Arts, Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo and ……


Microsoft’s new ‘canetroller’ brings VR to the visually impaired

Microsoft recently developed a haptic controller for VR with an unusual target audience in mind: the visually impaired. Developers from Microsoft’s research lab created the “canetroller,” a peripheral device designed to work with the HTC Vive headset a……


Microsoft stops pushing notifications to Windows 7 and 8 phones

The end of Microsoft’s Windows Phone project has been a long time coming, and now there’s another nail in the coffin. Microsoft is ending support for all push notifications for Windows Phone 7.5 and Windows Phone 8.0 starting Tuesday, February……


Google found another bug in Microsoft’s Edge browser

Google tasks its Project Zero time with finding security issues and loopholes within other companies’ products, and they’re pretty effective at what they do. Now, Google has made public a medium-level security issue within Microsoft’s Edge bro……


Microsoft inadvertently outlines the limits of Windows 10 on ARM

Microsoft began introducing ARM-powered Windows devices this past holiday season, and now we have more information on the limitations of these devices. Thurrott noticed that Microsoft published a list of limitations on the ARM version of Windo……


Microsoft’s Cortana is finally on IFTTT

Microsoft keeps striving to find Cortana a place in the crowded smart assistant market, and despite losing a minor feature, it’s still adding functionality. Today, Cortana added IFTTT, and launched with interactions to link it up with 550 apps……


E-waste recycler gets 15 month prison sentence for creating worthless backup discs

You may recognize the name Eric Lundgren. In 2017, he was all over the news for creating a $13,000 DIY electric car with a 380-plus mile range, easily besting a Tesla. Today he’s on his way to jail. Lundgren has always been a tinkerer. His LA-based com……