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Microsoft’s AI no longer listens to ‘Hey Cortana’ on Android

Кubric: Android | 23 Dec 2015 | no comments yet »
Microsoft’s AI no longer listens to ‘Hey Cortana’ on Android

Microsoft delays Windows 10 Mobile update for old phones until 2016. If you’re part of the minority rocking a Windows Phone 8 or 8.1 smartphone loud and proud, and if you were hoping to update to Windows 10 Mobile, we’ve got some bad news for you.Despite forecasting a rollout of the Windows 10 smartphone update in December several months ago, Microsoft now says the upgrade will take place next year on select devices. Not even two weeks later, though, and the company has disabled the digital assistant’s hands-free feature on Android. “Hey Cortana” allows users to open Cortana and give her commands just by saying those two words. Although no particular devices suitable to the ...

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Microsoft buys second startup from former exec Ray Ozzie

Кubric: Microsoft | 23 Dec 2015 | no comments yet »
Microsoft buys second startup from former exec Ray Ozzie

Microsoft Buys Another Ray Ozzie Company. Ozzie was Microsoft’s chief software architect until 2010 after joining the company when it bought one of his earlier startups, Groove Networks, in 2005. SAN FRANCISCO – Microsoft said Monday it’s buying Talko, absorbing the Ray Ozzie-founded start-up’s technology and employees to build out functionality on Microsoft’s Skype communication network. It was launched publicly last fall, with about a half-dozen employees at its Boston headquarters and another five scattered between Seattle and San Francisco. Massachusetts-based Talko, a mobile app for consumer and business communications that launched in Sept. 2014, creates multi-person ...

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Facebook now shows Apple’s Live photos

Кubric: Apple | 23 Dec 2015 | no comments yet »
Facebook now shows Apple’s Live photos

Facebook adds support for Apple Live Photos feature. New York: The latest iPhones come with the ability to turn still images into video — just like magic — but sharing options had been limited to other Apple apps. The technology giant announced that the Facebook app on Apple’s iOS operating system will now be able to “share and experience” the moving image, though only a small number of global users will be part of the initial rollout. The technology, which is built into the camera of the current generation iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, captures the one second of movement either side of a photo being taken on the device, and then creates a short animation – with audio – that appears when ...

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Microsoft cops Talko for Skype stuff

Кubric: Microsoft | 23 Dec 2015 | no comments yet »
Microsoft cops Talko for Skype stuff

Microsoft Buys Another Ray Ozzie Company. SAN FRANCISCO – Microsoft said Monday it’s buying Talko, absorbing the Ray Ozzie-founded start-up’s technology and employees to build out functionality on Microsoft’s Skype communication network. It was launched publicly last fall, with about a half-dozen employees at its Boston headquarters and another five scattered between Seattle and San Francisco. Massachusetts-based Talko, a mobile app for consumer and business communications that launched in Sept. 2014, creates multi-person conversations combining voice, text and photos in an evolving timeline. Talko will be shutting down in the next several months, according to a note ...

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Microsoft buys Ray Ozzie’s Talko to bolster Skype, will shutter service in 2016

Кubric: Microsoft | 23 Dec 2015 | comment 1 »
Microsoft buys Ray Ozzie’s Talko to bolster Skype, will shutter service in 2016

Microsoft Buys Another Ray Ozzie Company. Ozzie was Microsoft’s chief software architect until 2010 after joining the company when it bought one of his earlier startups, Groove Networks, in 2005. SAN FRANCISCO – Microsoft said Monday it’s buying Talko, absorbing the Ray Ozzie-founded start-up’s technology and employees to build out functionality on Microsoft’s Skype communication network. It was launched publicly last fall, with about a half-dozen employees at its Boston headquarters and another five scattered between Seattle and San Francisco. Massachusetts-based Talko, a mobile app for consumer and business communications that launched in Sept. 2014, creates multi-person ...

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Microsoft disables Cortana for Android voice feature after user complaints

Кubric: Android | 23 Dec 2015 | no comments yet »
Microsoft disables Cortana for Android voice feature after user complaints

Apple’s Siri vs. Microsoft’s Cortana on an iPhone. If you’re part of the minority rocking a Windows Phone 8 or 8.1 smartphone loud and proud, and if you were hoping to update to Windows 10 Mobile, we’ve got some bad news for you. Despite forecasting a rollout of the Windows 10 smartphone update in December several months ago, Microsoft now says the upgrade will take place next year on select devices. Not even two weeks later, though, and the company has disabled the digital assistant’s hands-free feature on Android. “Hey Cortana” allows users to open Cortana and give her commands just by saying those two words. For the first time since its launch in April 2014, Cortana, ...

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Man sues Bethesda over Fallout 4 addiction

Кubric: Android | 23 Dec 2015 | no comments yet »
Man sues Bethesda over Fallout 4 addiction

‘Fallout 4′ details: Ideas for a DLC from the Best Mods. When a video-game player in Russia began playing “Fallout 4,” he stopped eating, sleeping, spending time with his wife, and even going to work. With “Fallout 4″ already released, chances are the mods that make the game—and every other game Bethesda ever made—all the more entertaining follows close enough. He has now lost his marriage, job, and health, and he blames the video-game maker Bethesda Softworks. “If I knew that this game could have become so addictive, I would have become a lot more wary of it,” the man wrote in a statement, as reported by RT. “I would not have bought ...

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Bandai Namco Announces Big Lineup, See Whats’s Coming In 2016

Кubric: Android | 23 Dec 2015 | no comments yet »
Bandai Namco Announces Big Lineup, See Whats’s Coming In 2016

Bandai Namco officially announces a US release for Tales of Berseria. Six months after its Japanese debut, Bandai Namco is finally ready to announce that Tales of Berseria will also be released in North America for the PC and PS4. Bandai Namco announced this at the Jump Festa event today, with an awesome new announcement trailer that showcases some of the game’s story and gameplay. Velvet will visit a wide range of breathtaking environments as she travels the world in an all-new adventure developed by the celebrated team behind the Tales of series. Given the development pace of recent Tales games, it’s not out of the question to guess that the game could arrive in America in late ...

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Apple Criticizes Proposed UK Expanded-Surveillance Law

Кubric: Apple | 23 Dec 2015 | no comments yet »
Apple Criticizes Proposed UK Expanded-Surveillance Law

“The fact is to comply with the Government’s proposal, the personal data of millions of law-abiding citizens would be less secure.”. Apple Inc. outlined its opposition to a proposed U.K. surveillance law, saying threats to national security don’t justify weakening privacy and putting the data of hundreds of millions of users at risk. The tech giant claims that the proposed new law, which purports to help British authorities fight terrorism, would weaken the security of “hundreds of millions” of people who use Apple’s iMessage and Facetime communications platforms. “The bill threatens to hurt law-abiding citizens in its effort to combat the few bad actors who have ...

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Apple, Ericsson reach ‘broad’ patent settlement

Кubric: Apple | 23 Dec 2015 | no comments yet »
Apple, Ericsson reach ‘broad’ patent settlement

Ericsson Rising on Resolution of Apple Dispute; RBC Cuts to Hold on Capex Uncertainty. STOCKHOLM: Swedish telecoms giant Ericsson has reached a global licensing agreement with Apple that settles several earlier patent disputes between the two companies, Ericsson announced.Shares of telecom giant Ericsson (ERIC) are high by 40 cents, or 4%, at $9.54, after the company this morning announced the end to a long and drawn out battle with Apple (AAPL) that had weighed on its shares for over a year, signing an agreement to license each others’ patents and drop litigations against one another. Ericsson, the world’s largest wireless equipment maker, did not reveal terms of the deal Monday but ...

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