Computers

How Microsoft Is Stealing Apple’s Cool Factor – TIME

Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017

“If we’re going to be able to create magical experiences with software, then the hardware will be the thing that people buy to go experience that,” Microsoft corporate VP of devices Panos Panay told TIME during a recent interview. We were discussing his company’s decision to release its first true laptop after years of selling hybrid computers, namely the Surface Laptop, which began shipping on June 15. “And [when] those…

On ‘OK Computer,’ Radiohead Saw the Future: Ours – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017

Photo Thom Yorke of Radiohead at Madison Square Garden in 2016. Credit Ebru Yildiz for The New York Times It all came true. Twenty years after Radiohead released “OK Computer,” capitalism’s tech overlords have inexorably cultivated a work force and customer base of wish-they-were-androids. Using algorithms that ruthlessly tabulate every available metric, they are determined to maximize efficiency, and they see no profit in human downtime, imperfection or ideals. On…

How you move a computer mouse may reveal if you’re lying – CNNMoney

Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017

The smallest things we do can give away our biggest secrets. According to researchers at the University of Padova in Italy, how a person moves a mouse when answering questions on a computer may reveal whether or not they’re lying. The finding has the potential to identify everything from fake online reviews and fraudulent insurance claims to pedophiles and terrorists, the team suggests. The researchers used an artificial intelligence algorithm…

How Microsoft Is Stealing Apple’s Cool Factor – TIME

Posted: Wednesday, June 21, 2017

“If we’re going to be able to create magical experiences with software, then the hardware will be the thing that people buy to go experience that,” Microsoft corporate VP of devices Panos Panay told TIME during a recent interview. We were discussing his company’s decision to release its first true laptop after years of selling hybrid computers, namely the Surface Laptop, which began shipping on June 15. “And [when] those…

Microsoft’s Dictate uses Cortana’s speech recognition to enable dictation in Office – TechCrunch

Posted: Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Dictate, a new project from Microsoft’s experimental R&D group, Microsoft Garage, is launching today to offer a way to type using your voice in Office programs including Outlook, Word and PowerPoint. Available as an add-in for Microsoft’s software, Dictate is powered by the same speech recognition technology that Cortana uses in order to convert your speech to text. This is also same speech recognition and A.I. used in Microsoft Cognitive Services, including…

How you move a computer mouse may reveal if you’re lying – CNNMoney

Posted: Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The smallest things we do can give away our biggest secrets. According to researchers at the University of Padova in Italy, how a person moves a mouse when answering questions on a computer may reveal whether or not they’re lying. The finding has the potential to identify everything from fake online reviews and fraudulent insurance claims to pedophiles and terrorists, the team suggests. The researchers used an artificial intelligence algorithm…