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Cortana's big challenge: Catching up to Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant

When Google wowed the tech world with its demo of Duplex — the tech that allows its digital Assistant make phone calls to perform mundane tasks like booking haircuts or making restaurant reservations — Microsoft's Cortana chief was
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Microsoft employees demand cancellation of contracts with ICE

With pressure mounting on the Trump administration's family separation policy, Microsoft employees have joined the fold. As first reported by the New York Times, more than 100 of the company's staff have signed an open letter to CEO Satya Nadella
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We're so hyped for the adorable new American Girl Xbox gaming set

On Monday, American Girl revealed a brand new mini Xbox One S gaming accessory set for its dolls, and honestly, none of us were ready. Seeing the tiny gaming bundle in action immediately inspired a conflicted mixture of "WOW I NEED THIS" and also "
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Tech CEOs speak out against separating families at the border

Executives at Apple, Microsoft, YouTube, Uber, and more tech companies are joining other Americans with a conscience in speaking out against the Trump administration's practice of separating children from their families at the border.  “
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Google Introduces 3 New AI Features to Hire, Focused on Reducing Monotonous Tasks

No one’s stopping. Microsoft’s not stopping. Facebook’s not stopping. Indeed’s not stopping. And no, Google’s not stopping either. Announced today, the company is upgrading its Hire product with a focus on artificial
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Microsoft could power Walmart's Amazon Go rival

The race is on. Microsoft is building automated, cashier-less, and checkout line-free technology to rival Amazon Go, Reuters reported Thursday. And Microsoft is reportedly in talks about the technology with Walmart, Amazon's rival for all-out retail
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For the next Xbox and PlayStation, game streaming will be front and center

E3 2018 is in full swing, and, as expected, all's quiet on the hardware front — but the future has been teased with one word: streaming. Streaming not in the Twitch sense, where you watch someone play a video game for fun, but rather an
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Microsoft Office is getter a simpler, cleaner look

Microsoft Office is getting a cleaner look. The company announced Wednesday it will begin rolling out subtle changes to the Office.com and Office 365 app designs in order to make them look simpler and less cluttered.  The biggest change by far
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Thanks to E3 there are some huge gaming deals on Nintendo, Sony, Xbox, PS4, and so much more

E3, the Electronic Entertainment Expo, is hot and heavy in Los Angeles through June 15. But if you're reading this post, we're guessing you already knew that — and are probably experiencing hella FOMO if you're not there. SEE ALSO: 13 of
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HoloLens 2 will reportedly address the biggest criticism of the first model

Back in 2016 Microsoft entered the augmented-reality game with HoloLens, a headset that delivered a true mixed reality, combining the real world with virtual images on a transparent display. Developers and early adopters quickly realized that, while

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