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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A Reuters report today says Microsoft is working on a major update to its Cortana personal assistant technology. The report also cites unnamed sources predicting the company will release Cortana as a standalone app for other platforms. But you might have a long wait.
The deal, valued at $3 billion and $2.7 billion net of debt and cash, gives HP more heft to tackle campus networks and wireless technology.
Nine new suppliers including Dimension Data and iiNet have joined companies such as Microsoft and IBM on the Australian government's cloud services panel.
Microsoft has opened up a first public preview of its real-time mobile analytics service that is based on technology it acquired with its purchase of Capptain last year.
Microsoft is set to buy the company which supplied the technology for the Surface Pro 3, and has spearheaded the comeback of pen tech.
Finnish startup Verkotan acquired mobile equipment testing facilities from Microsoft to offer wireless and 5G performance testing in Northern Europe.
Microsoft founder Bill Gates is working on a new 'Personal Agent' project with Microsoft, he disclosed during his latest Reddit AMA.
When IBM signed up for Basic and DOS in 1980, Microsoft was tiny (40 staff) compared to Big Blue (341,279). But in the latest round of quarterly results, Microsoft unveiled bigger revenues, and it has 10x more cash in the bank.
Identity Mixer's technology uses an algorithm to encrypt personal data that's verified---age, birthdates, address, credit card number etc.---and share only what's needed with third parties.
Microsoft took the plunge into holographic computing and has all the hooks built in to ensure the technology will at least be tried in the enterprise.
The lobby group representing technology giants including Google, Twitter, Microsoft, and Facebook has said that the mandatory data-retention legislation before the Australian parliament could see its own services caught up by the scheme.
Tired of having to plug a cable into your tablet to charge it? That could soon be a thing of the past as wireless charging technology gets a power boost.
Microsoft has yet to launch a single flagship model across all major US wireless carriers in the history of Windows Phone. Their focus on the low- to mid-range market may be part of why Windows Phone market share remains low.
Philippines telecommunications giant Globe Telecom has indicated that it may choose to use G.fast VDSL technology to reach buildings where legacy copper can't be replaced with fibre and fixed wireless can't cope with demand.
If you're a wireless customer -- Verizon or not -- you're entitled to technology freebies as part of 'Connection Day.'
A new discussion paper released by the Department of Communications is calling for greater sharing of the country's radiofrequency spectrum in a bid to free up space as it approaches a bandwidth shortage in the accommodation of emerging wireless technology.
We are a connected world and even when on vacation people want to stay in touch with family and friends. Carnival is improving its wireless technology so you can share your experience on social media.
IBM has named Martin Jetter as senior vice president and head of its global technology services unit.
2020 is shaping up to be crunch time for the next generation of wireless telecommunications technology, and although most industry players are still vague on the specifics of what it will look like, the 5G era is set to see plenty of bandwidth sharing and carrier aggregation, and lots of cheap, fast devices.