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Microsoft's Switching Out MSN's Contract Journalists for AI

Dozens of contract journalists at Microsoft’s MSN and Microsoft News organizations are being phased out in favor of artificial intelligence, according to multiple reports this week.Read more...
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Microsoft Is Switching Out MSN's Contract Journalists for AI

Dozens of contract journalists at Microsoft’s MSN and Microsoft News organizations are being phased out in favor of artificial intelligence, according to multiple reports this week.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Microsoft, Journalism, Artificial Intelligence, Robots, Machine Learning, Ai, Reporter, Msn, Did A Bot Write This


Microsoft-Connected CloudGuru Doesn't Care About GNU/Linux and Now It's Gradually Killing the BSD/Linux-Centric Jupiter Broadcasting (Bought by Linux Academy)

Assuming Docker is being 'killed' by Microsoft (or at least hijacked to push Windows, Azure and so on) while the GitHub-hosted (Microsoft) CloudGuru, whose co-founder comes from Microsoft, ‘finishes the job’ with Linux Academy and its assets, it’s time to take stock of a pattern/trend that ruins the media too
Tags: Microsoft, Linux, Github, Linux Academy


2018 'Hacking Attempt' Claimed By Georgia Was A Security Test They'd Requested Themselves

An anonymous reader quotes the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: It was a stunning accusation: Two days before the 2018 election for Georgia governor, Republican Brian Kemp used his power as secretary of state to open an investigation into what he called a "failed hacking attempt" of voter registration systems involving the Democratic Party. But newly released case files from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation reveal that there was no such hacking attempt. The evidence from the closed investigati...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, Georgia, Dhs, Department Of Homeland Security, Richard Wright, Georgia Tech, Democratic Party, Wright, Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Kemp, Brian Kemp, U S Department of Homeland Security DHS, Fortalice Solutions, Georgia Public Broadcasting


With a single click, Word Pigeon turns a Google Doc into WordPress website content

TLDR: Word Pigeon cleans up content creation by turning a Google Doc into a WordPress website post with just one mouse click. WordPress is usually a godsend for most people looking to build and maintain their own website. Its drag-and-drop simplicity and truckloads of customization options make it easy for almost anyone to get a site up and running, even if they’ve got no programming experience.  But creating content in WordPress? That can often be a different story. Copying and pasting a post y...
Tags: Google, Startups, Microsoft, Offers


Microsoft's tiniest new Surface laptop has one big advantage over the pricier iPad Pro — but there are 2 key reasons why it's still not right for most people (MSFT)

Microsoft's Surface Go 2 is a great tablet for entertainment and light productivity, thanks to its small size and useful kickstand. But to get the most out of it as a work device, you need to spend extra to purchase the keyboard cover and upgrade the processor. It has an advantage over the pricier iPad Pro in that it runs a desktop operating system, making it easy to work as you normally would on a laptop. But overall, there are other Windows devices and Chromebooks around the same price range...
Tags: Apple, Google, Microsoft, Mac, Trends, Intel, Netflix, Intel Core


The 14 most loved programming languages, according to a study of 65,000 developers

Stack Overflow, a popular Q&A site for developers, surveyed 65,000 users about the programming languages they use and if they're interested in continuing to develop with them. Using those responses, Stack Overflow compiled a list of the "most loved" programming languages.  This survey was conducted in February, before the coronavirus pandemic was declared an outbreak in March. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. While developers don't always get to choose what they write code ...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Dart, US, Trends, Css, World Health Organization, Java, Cloudflare, Powershell, Scala, Netscape, Kotlin, Scala Scala, Stack Overflow, Kotlin Kotlin


Microsoft's 'trailblazing' plan to solve climate change will create a lucrative new market, Morgan Stanley says

Microsoft shared some details of its plan to become a carbon negative company in 10 years with Morgan Stanley. Microsoft plans to invest enough in green technologies and initiatives that by 2050, it's removed from the environment all the carbon emitted by its operations between its founding in 1975 and today. Microsoft is charging its internal business units for their carbon footprint as a way to motivate them all to get with the program, the company told Morgan Stanley. Between the $1 billion...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Trends, Cisco, Jeff Bezos, Morgan Stanley, Weiss, Joppa, Keith Weiss, Morgan Stanley Microsoft, Lucas Joppa, Morgan Stanley Between the 1


Microsoft 'to replace journalists with robots'

Dozens working on the MSN site look set to be replaced by AI, media reports say.
Tags: News, Microsoft


Microsoft sacks journalists to replace them with robots

Users of the homepages of the MSN website and Edge browser will now see news stories generated by AIDozens of journalists have been sacked after Microsoft decided to replace with them with artificial intelligence software.Staff who maintain the news homepages on Microsoft’s MSN website and its Edge browser – used by millions of Britons every day – have been told that they will be no longer be required because robots can now do their jobs. Continue reading...
Tags: Technology, Media, Microsoft, Newspapers & magazines, Computing, Msn, News Agencies, Press Association, Artificial intelligence (AI


Microsoft asks staff each year if they think their compensation is competitive. Leaked poll results show a declining share say yes. (MSFT)

Internal Microsoft poll results reviewed by Business Insider suggest a declining number of employees think their pay is competitive. 55% of employees surveyed said their combined salary, bonuses, and equity is competitive with similar jobs at other companies, according to sources, down from 57% in 2019, 61% in 2018, and 65% in 2017. Some current and former employees told Business Insider there are other benefits to working at Microsoft that make up for comparatively lower pay, such as superior...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, Trends, Seattle, Signal, Business Insider, San Francisco Bay Area, John Thompson, Nadella, Internal Microsoft, All Microsoft, E5 Facebook


Xbox Series X will make old games look prettier

Microsoft continues its campaign of putting out details on the Xbox Series X, and today revealed that, in addition to having backwards compatibility, the XSX will employ some techno wizardry to make the older games much better looking than they originally were. Jason Ronald, Director of Program Management for the new console, revealed in an Xbox Wire update that Microsoft’s augmenting the launch line-up of the XSX with older games. We already knew the console would be backwards compatible with g...
Tags: Startups, Gaming, Microsoft, Ronald, Jason Ronald Director of Program Management


Coronavirus: Bill Gates ‘microchip’ conspiracy theory and other vaccine claims fact-checked

Fact-checking vaccine claims - including ones about the ex-Microsoft boss and a dubious cow-dung trial.
Tags: News, Microsoft, Bill Gates


The best Microsoft Surface Pro deals and bundles for June 2020

Microsoft Surface devices run the gamut when it comes to features and pricing, and with the lineup expanded with two new models for 2019, it’s not as easy as it was to find the right one for your needs. To help you out, we’ve scoured the web to bring you this list of the best Microsoft Surface Pro deals.
Tags: Deals, Microsoft, Trends, Computing, Microsoft Surface, Microsoft Surface Pro


Microsoft's first pair of true wireless earbuds sound good and fit comfortably, but they fail to truly earn their $200 price tag

  Microsoft's new Surface Earbuds feature above average sound quality, especially when listening to rock music and songs that don't rely on thick bass. Comfort is exceptional, even after several hours of use, and they come with multiple ear tip sizes to fit a wide range of ears. Battery life is strong at eight hours for a single charge and 24 hours using the case to recharge. Considering their $199.99 price tag, however, the Surface Earbuds don't include all the features that a pair of premium...
Tags: Apple, Google, Microsoft, Trends, Sony, SBC, Angelo, Luna Shadows, Anchor Braille Palm Springs


Microsoft Surface Go, Surface Pro 7 in the discount bin — save up to $230

The Microsoft Surface Go and Surface Pro 7 are now on sale on Amazon and Best Buy from $469, up to $230 off.
Tags: Amazon, Deals, Mobile, Microsoft, Trends, Computing, Microsoft Surface Go, Microsoft Surface Pro 7, Microsoft Surface Deals


$500 would be a completely reasonable price for the PlayStation 5. Here's why. (SNE)

The PlayStation 5 is expected to debut later this year, but we still have no idea what it will cost, or what it even looks like. Sony is reportedly struggling to keep the price of the console low. The launch price for the next-gen console likely won't be anywhere close to the $400 price tag of the previous PlayStation 4 console. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The PlayStation 4 has been around since 2013. Personally, it's my most-used piece of technology. And it's about to...
Tags: Apple, Microsoft, Trends, Sony


Popular dev tool Visual Studio Code finally arrives on less popular ARM64 Windows

Now you can program like a native with your £899 Surface Pro X – keyboard not included Good news for those who have splashed the cash on Microsoft's flagship Surface Pro X – the software behemoth has emitted an ARM64 build of Visual Studio Code.…
Tags: Microsoft, Software


Visual Studio Code finally arrives on ARM64 Windows. No, you haven't woken up in 2017, sadly. It's still 2020

Now you can program like a native with your £899 Surface Pro X – keyboard not included Good news for those who have splashed the cash on Microsoft's flagship Surface Pro X – the software behemoth has emitted an ARM64 build of Visual Studio Code.…
Tags: Microsoft, Software


How to Install the Windows 10 May 2020 Update if It's Missing

The Windows 10 May 2020 update is here, but it might not be here for you. Yes, it’s another rollout. Yes, we typically recommend you hold off on installing major Windows 10 updates until plenty of other people have “tested” them to make sure you’re not about to get hit with a horrific, performance-draining bug—but we…Read more...
Tags: Microsoft, Update, Windows 10, Lifehacks, Operating System, Update Assistant


Google's potential stake in Vodafone Idea would accelerate US tech giants' growth in India

Google is reportedly in early discussions to buy a 5% stake in Vodafone Idea, according to the Financial Times. The deal would escalate US tech giants' efforts to accelerate growth in India by way of network operators. In April, Facebook purchased a $5.7 billion, 10% stake in Jio, formalizing a collaborative effort by the companies to build a super-app for the Indian market that will include payments, messaging, e-commerce, and gaming functionality. And last week, Microsoft was said to be negot...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Microsoft, India, US, Trends, Vodafone, Financial Times, Airtel, Reliance, Facebook Google, Jio, Vodafone Idea, China Investments, Jio Fiber, Bahari Airtel


Twitter's ex-CEO stepped up the Silicon Valley beef and attacked Facebook for being a hotbed of anti-vaxxer Bill Gates conspiracy theories

There's a big spat between Twitter and Facebook right now over the nature of free speech and censorship online. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg appeared on Fox News on Thursday to say Facebook won't apply fact-checks to political figures like Trump, following Twitter's decision to fact-check two of the president's tweets about mail-in voting. Former Twitter CEO Dick Costolo attacked Facebook late on Thursday saying it is a hotbed for anti-vaxxer coronavirus conspiracy theories. He cited a survey,...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Microsoft, Minneapolis, Dick Costolo, California, Trends, Bill Gates, Silicon Valley, Fox News, Yougov, Jack Dorsey, Zuckerberg, Trump, Yahoo News


Nachschau auf die Microsoft Build 2020

Nachschau auf die Microsoft Build 2020 Der DOTNET-DOKTOR fasst die Highlights der ersten rein virtuellen Build-Konferenz aus Entwicklersicht zusammen. [Author: Dr. Holger Schwichtenberg]
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Tweet von DOTNETDOKTOR

Nachschau auf die Microsoft Build 2020. Auf https://t.co/eWIEFnL1VJ habe ich noch einmal kurz die Highlights aus me… https://t.co/Wgs3f4i5tM Twitter, 29.05.2020 [Author: Dr. Holger Schwichtenberg]
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How to send a calendar invite in Outlook in 5 simple steps

You can easily send a calendar invite in Outlook using its calendar feature.  This option is available in the "More Options" section of any event you create within your calendar. Here's what you'll need to do to create a new event and send calendar invites via your Outlook account. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. If you're new to Outlook, the interface might seem somewhat confusing at first. You can easily familiarize yourself with its quirks by simply using ...
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Lesson #327: All Search Engine Traffic is Not Created Equal

It is really easy for a newcomer to the world of search engine marketing to assume that the search engines (e.g., Google, Microsoft) are all the same and the clicks therefrom all behave in the same ways.  In the words of Lee Corso, the ESPN analyst on College Game Day . . . “not so fast my friends”!!  In this post, we are going to learn the differences between Google and Microsoft, their search engines and shopping engines, mobile vs. desktop, and much more, to help you better optimize your...
Tags: Google, Startups, Microsoft, United States, Aol, Espn, Google Microsoft, George Deeb, Lee Corso, Pottery Barn Wayfair, Apple Android Samsung


A developer says Microsoft led him on about a job and buying his tool before going silent and releasing its own very similar service. Now he wants an explanation and credit for his work. (MSFT)

A developer said Microsoft wanted to acquire his package manager AppGet in some form, but then stopped communicating with him and eventually released a very similar tool called WinGet. He told Business Insider that he just wants Microsoft to give him an explanation and credit for his work. Microsoft said it is investigating the situation. "We regret to hear about this candidate's experience and are reviewing the circumstances internally," a spokesperson said. Do you work at Microsoft? Contact ...
Tags: Microsoft, Trends, Signal, Redmond Washington, Winget, Keivan Beigi, AppGet, Beigi


cmd.exe is dead, long live PowerShell: Microsoft leads aged command-line interpreter out into 'maintenance mode' (the register)

'It should not be used for interactive shell work' – Windows Terminal chief Microsoft senior program manager Rich Turner took to Twitter in recent days to remind everyone that it really is time to move on from Windows' ancient command processor, cmd.exe.… [Author: Richard Speed]
Tags: News, Microsoft, Rich Turner, Richard Speed


Microsoft’s Xbox Series X won’t take a coronavirus hit

Highly anticipated console still on track for a 2020 holiday season release
Tags: Gaming, Microsoft, Video Games, Trends, Xbox, Xbox Series X


NSA: Russian agents have been hacking major email program

The U.S. National Security Agency says the same Russian military hacking group that interfered in the 2016 presidential election and unleashed a devastating malware attack the following year has been exploiting a major email server program since last August or earlier. The timing of the agency’s advisory Thursday was unusual considering that the critical vulnerability in the Exim Mail Transfer Agent — which mostly runs on Unix-type operating systems — was identified 11 months ago, when a patc...
Tags: News, Microsoft, U S National Security Agency, Jake Williams