Microsoft's Surface brand offers some of the best Windows hardware on the market. Best known for the innovative, tablet-like hardware designs, Microsoft has expanded over the years and now offers a full family of computers, from a standard laptop to a giant desktop. Microsoft was an early innovator in mobile-friendly hybrid PC hardware. It's hard to find a PC-maker today that doesn't ape Surface's kickstand-packing, detachable-keyboard-rocking design. It's hard to find a nicer Windows experience than what Surface offers. The problem is one of choice: With such a diverse family of premium computers, which is best for your needs? Not to worry—we've sorted through the options and found the best Surface for everyone. Updated for Autumn 2019: We've updated our guide with the Surface 3 series hardware. When you buy something using the links in our stories, we may earn a small affiliate commission. Here's how it works. You can also support our reporting and reviewing by purchasing a … [Read more...] about Which Microsoft Surface Should You Buy?
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We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more. Cross-play commeth Another huge wall is about to drop between PlayStation 4 and other networks, with the Minecraft Bedrock Edition looking virtually confirmed for PS4 complete with Xbox Live cross-play in the near future. Jez Corden 7 Dec 2019 0 Source: Windows Central One big development throughout this generation has been the gradual encroachment of cross-play between competing gaming networks. Major titles like Fortnite, Call of Duty, and others now have some form of cross-play between PlayStation and Xbox One, with other titles like Gears 5 picking up cross-play between Xbox and PC. One very high-profile hold out was Minecraft's Bedrock Edition, which is arguably the most cross-playable title of them all, connecting players from Nintendo Switch, VR, mobile, Xbox One, and PC via Xbox Live. Unfortunately, it looked as though Sony was holding out on bringing Xbox Live to PlayStation in order to enable … [Read more...] about Rumor: Minecraft Bedrock Edition with cross-play is coming to PlayStation 4 very soon
Microsoft has released a next-word predicting keyboard as an iOS app as it seeks to tap into the popularity of Apple’s mobile ecosystem in the hopes of expanding its influence in the mobile productivity space. The Word Flow app, which was developed by Microsoft’s in-house experimental projects division, Garage, is now live in the U.S. App Store — although it’s not yet available in Europe. Earlier this month the company had offered beta sign-ups for iOS users but it’s now flicked the switch for users in the U.S. The app was originally developed for its own smartphone platform (née Windows Phone), and has also been offered to users of its desktop product, Windows 10. As well as next word predictions, the Word Flow app offers the promise of faster texting via a swipe to type input — a la other keyboard apps like Swype. A little more novel is a one-handed … [Read more...] about Microsoft’s Word Flow keyboard app lands on iOS
As concerns grow over the threat of AI-generated 'deepfakes' videos, some of the top names in tech have revealed a plan to fight fire with fire. Deepfakes can, quite literally, put words in a person's mouth; in recent examples, footage of celebrities and politicians have been altered to convincingly show them doing or saying they never really did. Facebook, Microsoft, and the Partnership on AI have now teamed up with researchers from a slew of US universities to launch the Deepfake Detection Challenge, which seeks to create a dataset of such videos in order to improve the identification process in the real world. Facebook is commissioning consenting actors for the effort, and says it has set aside $10 million for related research and prizes. Scroll down for video As concerns grow over the threat of AI-generated 'deepfakes' videos, some of the top names in tech have revealed a plan to fight fire with fire Deepfakes have rapidly grown more realistic in the short time since they … [Read more...] about Facebook and Microsoft team up on $10 million Deepfake Detection Challenge to fight the growing threat of deceptive AI-altered videos
Lister will keep the news ones as authentic as possible. The Lister Motor Company is continuing the recent trend of building authentic versions classic British sports cars. The firm's new Lister Knobbly Stirling Moss Edition revives the rare magnesium-bodied racer from the late ‘50s. None of the originals still exist, so paying a million pounds ($1.3 million) for one of these ten examples is the only way to experience this retro roadster. Deliveries start in the fall 2017. “The Knobbly remains one of my favourite racing cars," Sir Stirling Moss said in Lister’s announcement.These handmade sports cars precisely replicate Lister’s lightweight works racers. With magnesium bodies and thinner steel tubes for the space frame, the roadster weighs a mere 1,854 pounds (841 kilograms). The powertrain copies the original by using a 3.8-liter Jaguar inline-six with 337 horsepower (251.3 kilowatts) and 295 pound-feet of torque (400 … [Read more...] about Sir Stirling Moss endorses Jaguar Knobbly continuation edition
Photo: Rio Fest Photo: Rio Fest Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Rio Fest Rio Fest’s Compact Edition Opens Amidst Sectorial Crisis 1 / 1 Back to Gallery RIO DE JANEIRO — The 21st Rio Intl. Film Fest opens Monday Dec. 9t with the screening of Greta Gerwig’s “Little Women” in the Odeon landmark theater. The smaller than usual edition, which was almost cancelled due to the lack of municipal backing, reflects the crisis of Brazil’s film sector, involved in a battle with the administration of President Jair Bolsonaro. The once largest film fest in Latin America will feature this year about 100 international features, down from some 350 in the last fully sponsored edition in 2016. The recession … [Read more...] about Rio Fest’s Compact Edition Opens Amidst Sectorial Crisis