Project Natick- Revolutionizing the Cloud Computing Infrastructure

At this moment, cloud computing makes it easy for us to access massive amounts of information from our computers and smart phones. All this information is stored in data centers which are traditionally built on land. Most of them are located at remote locations and Microsoft is now delving into new horizons by trying to put these data centers under water.

Microsoft has unveiled Project Natick which outlines the company’s initiative to bring cloud computing closer to big cities ...

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Political Speech Generator

Speeches have always held a great amount of importance to garner the attention of the crowd. Since ancient times, political figures have used strong speeches to show their opinions in the minds of the public. At this time, political figures depend on speech writers for powerful speeches. While this has been the most successful way of delivering speeches so far, technology has now made it easier for creating speeches with the help of the speech generator.

With the help of ...

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Braille Tablet Prototype Aims to Make Readers More Accessible for the Blind

A team of researchers led by Dr. Sile O’Modhrain at the University of Michigan have recently unveiled a Braille-enabled prototype tablet. If this initiative becomes a success, reading text and working with graphs will take a whole new turn for people who are suffering from sight problems. The tablet features fully refreshable pages which contain raised bumps which can be read by touch.

At this time, electronic devices that are Braille-enabled are extremely expensive. According to Dr. O Modhrain, a ...

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Spotify Rolls out Video Streaming to Android

Spotify announced in May last year that the company is going to introduce videos and podcasts to its streaming service line-up. While the launch date was being speculated at that time, it sounded promising to be able to watch videos as well.

On January 25th, 2016 the VP of Spotify, Shiva Rajaraman, told the Wall Street Journal that an update for Android is being made available soon. The next day, video streaming finally arrived on Spotify on Android devices. So now, ...

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Google Donates 25,000 Laptops in a Philanthropic Effort to Provide Education to the Refugees in Europe

While the media may have gradually phased out most of the refugee crisis in Europe, Google has given them a chance to put it back in the front page by donating 25,000 Chromebooks to the refugees trying to reconnect. This amounts to approximately $5.3 million. The thoughtful grant comes from Google.org which is the non-profit venture of Google. The company is trying to provide an easy access to education to the numerous individuals who lost their homes and are trying ...

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MinecraftEdu–Microsoft Boosts Student Engagement

Microsoft’s Minecraft has been a popular game since its launch in 2009. The game has sold 22 million copies and is one of the best-selling PC games. The game started getting the attention of children when it launched its mobile version. The tech giant is now planning to launch the game in the education market. Microsoft plans to release MinecraftEdu this summer. It is a modified version of the game which has been altered for classroom use.

MinecraftEdu was developed by ...

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Brave – Re-inventing the Browsing Experience

Brendan Eich, the former Mozilla CEO has announced launch of an Internet browser that takes annoyance out of the web browsing experience – Brave, a browser that is free of ads and cookies. The browser blocks everything except content that you specifically want. This means you are going to have an ad-free experience if you switch to Brave. The browser will continue to allow clean ads which are meant to fund website owners as well as Brave users. All Brave ...

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Microsoft Pulls the Plug on Support for IE 8, 9 and 10

On January 12th, Microsoft ended support for all older versions of Internet Explorer. A final patch was released to deliver the last few bug fixes. This came along with an ‘End of Life’ notification encouraging users to upgrade to IE 11 or Microsoft Edge. For the uninitiated, Microsoft Edge is the company’s successor to Internet Explorer. It has been built for Windows 10.

End of Support means that these versions of internet explorer will not receive security updates and you will ...

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Google Teams up with Ubilabs to Create the World’s Largest Model Railway Exhibit

Two months of preparation and experiments along with 600 hours of work on location has resulted in the world’s largest model railway exhibition. Miniatur Wunderland in Hamburg, Germany is an interesting Street View attempt by the teams of Google and Ubilabs. This is not your usual model railway exhibit. We are talking about 13,000 kilometers of track with almost a thousand trains. The model has 335,000 lights and over 200,000 figurines spread across the sprawling 14,000 square feet ...

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Windows 7 Continues to Dominate the Market

Microsoft has been moving towards the future introducing the world to new versions of the Windows Operating system to stay abreast with new technology being used in devices. Windows 8 and Windows 10 have been created with touch screens in mind so that users find the OS to be viable for new devices as well. So why exactly do we have Windows OS users so deeply rooted in operating systems that are dated? According to data from NetMarketShare, ...

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