Why Slack may live to regret its smarmy letter to Microsoft

 Posted by on 2016-11-03 at 12:38  microsoft, Reblog, slack, software, tech  Comments Off on Why Slack may live to regret its smarmy letter to Microsoft
Nov 032016
 


Slack has always been easy to like. The fast-growing team communication startup had a classic underdog story, with its founders falling ass-backwards into enterprise software following a failed effort to build a video game.

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What the Touch Bar says about Apple’s approach to innovation

 Posted by on 2016-10-27 at 22:52  android, apple, google, mac, microsoft, Reblog, tech, windows  Comments Off on What the Touch Bar says about Apple’s approach to innovation
Oct 272016
 


I was skeptical of the Touch Bar when I first read rumors about it earlier this week. Those rumors turned out to be true: The newest MacBook Pro has a small touchscreen above the keyboard, where there used to be a row of physical “function” keys.

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Sticking with Windows 7? Make sure you do these 5 things first

 Posted by on 2016-06-22 at 21:30  microsoft, Reblog, tech, win10, win2k7, windows, windows 10, windows 7  Comments Off on Sticking with Windows 7? Make sure you do these 5 things first
Jun 222016
 

Windows 7 was released back in 2009. That’s seven years ago, and a lot has changed in the tech world since then. Even so, Windows 7 remains the most popular desktop operating system on the planet. This in spite of Microsoft’s insistence that users upgrade to Windows 10.

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Google Doesn’t Want to Accidentally Make Skynet, So It’s Creating an Off Switch

 Posted by on 2016-06-03 at 12:24  ai, artificial intelligence, google, machine learning, microsoft, Reblog, science, skynet, tech  Comments Off on Google Doesn’t Want to Accidentally Make Skynet, So It’s Creating an Off Switch
Jun 032016
 


There are two unmistakable sides to the debate concerning the future of artificial intelligence. In the “boom” corner are companies like Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Microsoft aggressively investing in technology to make AI systems smarter and smarter.

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Microsoft releases Word Flow keyboard for iPhone with one-handed mode, custom backgrounds

 Posted by on 2016-04-25 at 16:43  apple, ios, iphone, microsoft, Reblog, tech  Comments Off on Microsoft releases Word Flow keyboard for iPhone with one-handed mode, custom backgrounds
Apr 252016
 

Microsoft is bringing its predictive Windows Phone keyboard, called Word Flow, to the iPhone. The third-party keyboard is now available for free in the US App Store.

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A Vision Of The Future As Predicted By Microsoft

 Posted by on 2009-04-14 at 23:08  Technology, Video  Comments Off on A Vision Of The Future As Predicted By Microsoft
Apr 142009
 

Some of you may have already seen this video, but I thought it would be worth posting as many may have missed it (I know I didn’t see it back in March when this video hit). The video shows what Microsoft predicts the future will look like in 2019. The geek part of me drools, the paranoid privacy/security advocate in me is freaking out. Either way, it will be an interesting decade if one of the richest companies in the world wants it to be this way. Please watch the video and leave some comments about what you think of this possible future. I’m truly interested in what you think.
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May 262008
 

I know there are hundreds, if not thousands of list of Windows “free software” on the web. But every time I read one of those lists, I usually find one or two applications which I wasn’t aware of previously. So I figured that one more list couldn’t hurt. People like lists. There will obviously be a lot of things that you have seen before, but I’m sure some of you will find some new gems to try. This is by no means a complete list of Freeware. I am only adding software to this list that I’ve used and determined to be worthwhile. Many of these applications may fall on the “geeky” side, as I mainly do IT consulting.

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