Minecraft Earth Wants to Be the Next Pokmon GoBut Bigger

May 19, 2019

The gaming world may seem like it’s ruled by Fortnite, but Minecraft continues to be a phenomenon. In the 10 years since the very first Java edition went public, it’s sold 176 million copies. More than 90 million people play it every month, and that number has gone up every year, boosted most recently by 200 million Chinese users. Between PCs, game consoles, mobile, and VR devices, you can buy…

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Microsoft and DJI team up to bring smarter drones to the enterprise

May 11, 2018

At the Microsoft Build developer conference today, Microsoft and Chinese drone manufacturer DJI announced a new partnership that aims to bring more of Microsoft’s machine learning smarts to commercial drones. Given Microsoft’s current focus on bringing intelligence to the edge, this is almost a logical partnership, given that drones are essentially semi-autonomous edge computing devices. DJI also today announced that Azure is now its preferred cloud computing partner and that it…

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Ten predictions for digital media in 2018

December 5, 2017

Peter Csathy Contributor 2. Most other new premium OTT video market entrants in this beyond-crowded premium OTT video space — including so-called niche-focused OTT video services — will be swallowed up or simply languish, squeezed out by market leaders and the sheer scale of Google and Facebook, with which they simply can’t compete for ad dollars. Google and Facebook already own about two-thirds of that global digital advertising market. That…

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This wearable can help people with Parkinson’s write again

July 23, 2017

The Emma Watch is a wrist-worn wearable that reduces constant limb tremors associated with Parkinson's.Image: screenshot: microsoft Smartwatches may not be as hot as they used to be, but that doesn’t mean wrist-worn wearables are dead altogether. Far from it, actually. Take the Emma Watch, a wrist wearable created by Microsoft Research Innovation Director Haiyan Zhang that’s designed to help reduce the hand tremors people diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease live…

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This wearable can help people with Parkinson’s write again

May 23, 2017

The Emma Watch is a wrist-worn wearable that reduces constant limb tremors associated with Parkinson's.Image: screenshot: microsoft Smartwatches may not be as hot as they used to be, but that doesn’t mean wrist-worn wearables are dead altogether. Far from it, actually. Take the Emma Watch, a wrist wearable created by Microsoft Research Innovation Director Haiyan Zhang that’s designed to help reduce the hand tremors people diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease live…

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