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Microsoft's HoloLens has edge over Google Glass: Study

A comparative study of Google and Microsoft smart glasses by Britain-based market research firm Juniper Research has found that the Microsoft’s HoloLens will be better poised at dominating the market by 2020, a media report said. In a recently published report, Juniper Research said that more than 12 million smart glasses, like Google Glass and Microsoft HoloLens, will reach consumers by 2020. However, Microsoft has the upper hand because the

PM Narendra Modi 9th most powerful person in the world: Forbes

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been ranked as the world’s ninth most powerful person by Forbes magazine in a 2015 list which is topped by Russian President Vladimir Putin. Modi was placed 14th in the 2014 Forbes list of world’s powerful people. Forbes while releasing the list today at the same time said governing 1.2 billion people in India requires more than “shaking hands” and that Modi must pass his party BJP’s reform agenda and keep “fractious opposition”

Microsoft's new 'Spartan' browser likely to be lightweight alternative to IE

Microsoft is planning to introduce a completely new browser named “Spartan” as a lightweight alternative instead of revamping Internet Explorer with its launch of Windows 10, according to reports. According to sources, Spartan may eventually debut on alternative platforms like iOS and Android, reported PCWorld. Microsoft’s Internet Explorer is still the most popular browser in the world, holding steady at 58 percent of the user base throughout all of 2014, according to NetApplications.

Microsoft CEO apologizes for comments on women

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella apologized Thursday night and said he was wrong for saying that women don’t need to ask for a raise and should just trust the system to pay them well. Nadella was blasted on Twitter and in blog posts for his comments, which were made earlier Thursday at an event for women in computing. Tech companies hire many more men than women. And beyond the tech industry,

Bill Gates lauds Narendra Modi for talking about toilets

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has done more than any other leader since India’s independence to create awareness about the need for toilets, Microsoft founder Bill Gates said Tuesday. “It may seem surprising when you think about all the innovation coming out of India, but 630 million people there defecate in the open because they don’t have access to a commode. Worldwide, the number is 2.5 billion people,” Gates said in

Microsoft to set up data centre in India

Microsoft on Tuesday said it will offer commercial cloud services from local data centres in India by 2015 as the tech giant gears for competition for the estimated USD 2 trillion domestic market opportunity from rival firms like Google and IBM. The US-headquartered firm said it will set up 3 data centres in three cities in India by the end of 2015. “Last year, our cloud business in India grew

Microsoft develops keyboard designed for iOS, Android, Windows tabs

Microsoft has developed a keyboard designed for iOS, Android and Windows tablets in its latest move to underline the company’s focus on providing software services. The new Universal Mobile Keyboard is a lot like Logitech’s K480 keyboard, reported the Verge. Microsoft’s version includes a key to switch between iOS, Android, and Windows Bluetooth modes. The keyboard is unique in Microsoft’s range of wired and wireless keyboard s without the conventional

Microsoft to close MSN service in China by October 31

Microsoft plans to close its Windows Live Messenger (MSN) service in Chinese mainland by October 31, amid a crackdown by authorities against the world’s largest software firm over anti-monopoly violations. China launched the anti-monopoly probe against Microsoft alleging that the company may have broken laws regarding compatibility and documentation authentication for its Windows OS and MS Office. Amid the investigations, reports said India-born Satya Nadella, who took over as Microsoft

Ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer purchases LA Clippers

The NBA has reportedly named former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer as the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. After facing some hurdles, Ballmer finally sealed the two billion dollars-deal and has now become one of the 30 league owners, reported The Verge. He spelled his plans for the team by saying that he has a big, bold dream for the NBA team. The sale was necessitated by former owner Donald

Microsoft sues Samsung over Android patent contract

American multinational corporation Microsoft sued its Korean rival Samsung for violating a patent- licensing contract involving Android operating system following Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia. According to The Verge, Microsoft has had similar deal with several Android original equipment manufacturers, which have proved successful. Samsung is the leading creator of Android devices that include mobile phones and tablets. Microsoft says it holds patent on several features in Android operation system such

Microsoft planning to launch two new Windows phones

Microsoft is planning to launch two new Windows Phone 8.1 devices shortly. Microsoft devices Chief Stephen Elop revealed the devices in an internal meeting. He described the first phone, codenamed ‘Superman’, as a ‘selfie phone’ which sports a 5MP front camera and a 4.7 inch display for capturing high quality self shots. The second handset is codenamed ‘Tesla,’ and recently appeared in leaked images. Elop described the Tesla handset as an

Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs was born in San Francisco, California, on February 24, 1955, to two University of Wisconsin graduate students who gave him up for adoption. He was adopted at birth by Paul Reinhold Jobs (1922–1993) and Clara Jobs (1924–1986). The Jobs family moved from San Francisco to Mountain View, California when Jobs was five years old. The parents later adopted a daughter, Patty.Paul worked as a mechanic and a carpenter, and taught his