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Microsoft improves Windows Store app catalog for customers

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Customers shopping in the Windows Store app catalog now have a new and improved experience, with less clutter and more helpful information. Microsoft has begun enforcing a more robust approach to its 10.1 app certification policy to help customers easily find quality, high-value apps in the Windows Store. … Read more »

Conducting with Kinect, a world premiere

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The maestro raises his right arm with an abrupt, exacting motion. Then he raises it higher and higher still, slicing the air. His left hand juts out in a fist that remains clenched. With an avalanche of notes, the piano comes to life. This is what it looks like to … Read more »

Lenovo announces new business tablet, consumer laptops and search capabilities

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Lenovo introduced a new tablet for professionals, laptops for consumers and search capabilities incorporating Cortana at its global Lenovo Tech World conference Wednesday. The company announced that Cortana and REACHit will be available on Lenovo devices, starting as a beta when Windows 10 launches this summer. REACHit extends Cortana’s natural-language … Read more »

New Microsoft Research technology can interpret and caption photos

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Microsoft researchers are at the forefront of developing technology that can identify objects in a picture, interpret what’s going on and write an accurate caption explaining it. That ability can help advance Microsoft’s work in artificial intelligence – the development of systems that can see, hear, speak and even understand. … Read more »

Battle evil and save humanity in ‘Overkill 3,’ new for Windows

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Lead the Resistance, battle evil and save humanity in “Overkill 3,” a thrilling, third-person shooter game that just launched for Windows. The cinematic game takes place in a dark future controlled by evil Faction forces, and it’s up to you to stop them with weapons including shotguns, sniper rifles and … Read more »

Office Lens Android scanner app now available at Google Play Store

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Introduced for Windows Phone in 2014 and the iPhone last month, Office Lens is a handy, extremely popular scanner app that recognizes the corners of a document, whiteboard, electronic screen or any rectangular media and automatically crops, straightens, enhances and cleans up the image. Users have praised the app’s clean … Read more »

Free ‘Election Modernization’ webinar May 28 on how advanced technology improves voters’ experiences

“Secure, transparent and accessible information technology is gradually transforming the elections process,” Nelson says, citing Scytl ePollBook, a solution developed by Microsoft partner Scytl, a worldwide leader in secure electronic voting. “Built on top of Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Microsoft SQL Server using standard Windows tablets, Scytl ePollBook solves many Election … Read more »