At the WinHEC conference in China today, Microsoft showed off a new biometric authentication feature called Windows Hello. The ambitious technology, which uses fingerprint and iris recognition to replace passwords, will debut in Windows 10 devices later this year.
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If the latest rumors are true, Microsoft is on track to release Windows 10 to its hardware partners as early as June. But in the new era of continuous development, RTM is just another milestone. Here's what it really means for businesses and consumers.
Uber and Carnegie Mellon University have signed a partnership to develop vehicle safety and autonomy technology at the soon-to-be-launched Uber Advanced Technologies Center.
Intel outlined an update to Stephen Hawking's communications platform and plans to provide a toolkit that can be used to advance technologies that could help those affected by motor neuron disorders.
Making short-term decisions about technology investment is relatively easy; trying to work out how IT will develop over the next decade is much harder.
Even as it expands to support iOS and Android, Nokia isn't abandoning the Windows Phone platform with its HERE mapping technology.
Microsoft is aiming to make available a technology preview of Windows Threshold around late September or early October.
Microsoft's plan to integrate its Cortana digital assistant technology into Windows Threshold is looking more likely, according to a new report.
The former NSA contractor, still hidden within Russia, plans to develop anti-surveillance technology following the US government spying scandal.
Alcon, the contact lens subsidiary of Novartis, will license the technology and co-develop the lenses with Google for a variety of ocular medical uses.
Nokia has topped off a two-month buying spree with an agreement with Israeli surveillance specialist to develop new 3D monitoring technology for mobile networks.
The European Union and South Korea are due to launch a partnership which focuses on developing next-generation networking technology.
Microsoft officials admit they're contemplating whether to bring Microsoft's Cortana personal digital assistant technology to non-Windows platforms. Are the tradeoffs worth it?
As virtualisation technology spreads through the datacentre, the race is on to develop ways of sharing out data to virtual servers and desktops in large numbers.
The relationship between IT and the larger business organization is fraught with challenge and opportunity. Here are practical steps you can take drive value and gain recognition.
Microsoft is getting closer to making Windows Phone 8.1 available publicly. The company will launch the first phone preloaded with WP 8.1, the Lumia 630, this week in Asia.
Microsoft is finally allowing users to run Windows 7 and 8 in the cloud, but for development and test purposes only.
Aside from being rivals in the smartphone space, the two electronics giants are pushing hard to develop fingerprint technology to cater for their business users.
Windows Phone 8.1 was released as a Developer Preview today and some of the latest and greatest can be seen in these screenshots. You can download and test out this update on your Windows Phone device today.
The Windows Phone 8.1 developer preview bits, including a beta of its Cortana digital assistant, are available as of April 14. I've been using WP 8.1 for over a week. Here's what I found.