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Microsoft Edge gives VR boost to Virgin Galactic

Virgin Galactic hasn’t yet started taking tourists into space on its SpaceShipTwo rocket plane, but the company now offers a virtual SpaceShipTwo tour on its website, with a big assist from Microsoft Edge Web Showcase. The upgraded website is a lot … Continue reading

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The art of AI: Microsoft bot draws what you describe

Want to order up a drawing? Say you want a picture of a bird with a yellow crown and black rings around its eyes. Or a still life showing swirls of pasta with broccoli, carrots and onions. Now there’s a … Continue reading

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Microsoft puts AI into software seamlessly

BELLEVUE, Wash. — Don’t expect Microsoft’s consumer software to hype its artificial-intelligence features. For the most part, the AI smarts are under the hood. “If you do a good job infusing AI into your products, your customers don’t know you’ve done … Continue reading

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Tribe sues Amazon and Microsoft in patent spat

A Native American tribe and a small computer company have reportedly sued Amazon and Microsoft, claiming that they’re infringing on patents relating to supercomputer technology. The lawsuits are the latest twists in a relatively new strategy under which companies assign patents to … Continue reading

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How to scan a T. rex skull for $150

Researchers ran into a problem when they tried to scan and study the hole-ridden jawbone from Sue, the Field Museum of Natural History’s famous T. rex skeleton in Chicago. The jaw was just too big for their high-resolution 3-D scanner. … Continue reading

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Purdue joins Microsoft on quantum mission

Microsoft’s big bet to build a usable quantum computer based on two-dimensional quasiparticles just got bigger. Purdue University says it has signed a five-year agreement with Microsoft to expand its role in an international quantum computing collaboration known as Station Q. … Continue reading

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U.S. military takes HoloLens to the next level

Microsoft’s HoloLens augmented-reality system is scoring victories with the U.S. military, which means the goggle-eyed headsets are more likely to pop up at a wargame near you. Last November, the HoloLens system was incorporated into a platform known as the … Continue reading

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