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Intelligent Windows Phone Microsoft’s big investment in machine learning

Intelligent Windows Phone Microsoft’s big investment in machine learning

Microsoft Research's biggest investment is machine learning, the R&D division's new chief has revealed, claiming the team is "well within reach of solving speech recognition" as well as intelligently analyzing the content of images. "Machine learning is the really big one" Peter Lee told MIT Technology Review, "it is our number one investment." With the Nokia acquisition in the pipeline, Lee also says that the goal is to make tomorrow's Windows Phones "aware of what you are doing" through sensors and wearables.

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Nokia Netflix bundle in Lumia 1020 promo [Update: confirmed plus 925 & 625]

Nokia Netflix bundle in Lumia 1020 promo [Update: confirmed plus 925 & 625]

Nokia will bundle Netflix streaming video access with new purchases of the Lumia 1020 on select carriers, it's reported, with the media subscription aiming to sweeten the deal in the competitive UK market over the holiday period. Purchases of the 41-megapixel Windows Phone on carrier Vodafone UK will get a year's use of Netflix bundled, the Financial Times [registration required] reports, while at least one retailer, Phones4U, is offering six months of Netflix on a range of Lumia handsets.

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Verizon Nokia tablet Lumia 2520 tipped for November 17th

Verizon Nokia tablet Lumia 2520 tipped for November 17th

The Nokia Lumia 2520 has gone by several names in the past - most recently "Sirius" - and is now being rumored to appear with Verizon first (and perhaps exclusively) in the third week of November. This bright red machine has been tipped several times to be appearing with Verizon at some point or another, coming up quick with a 10.1-inch display and no less than Windows 8.1 RT. That's the kicker - it will almost certainly be bringing on a new edition of Windows, but with the tablet-aimed RT attached to the end.

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Windows Phone dual-SIM hardware appearing soon: Nokia, HTC onboard

Windows Phone dual-SIM hardware appearing soon: Nokia, HTC onboard

There's little doubt that the world of Windows Phone 8 and subsequent editions will be rolling out with new hardware features in the future. That's a given. What's not known at this very moment is whether or not we'll be seeing the likes of specific features previously only known to the likes of sub-Smart phones and Android devices up until now. One of these features appearing in tips this week is a dual-SIM card setup.

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Nokia HERE Traffic arrives on select 2014 Mitsubishi models

Nokia HERE Traffic arrives on select 2014 Mitsubishi models

Nokia has announced that its HERE Traffic platform will be available on select 2014 Mitsubishi models for those located in the United States, offering information on fuel prices, roads, and more. Nokia is promising that its service brings data on four times the number of roads than competing traffic platforms, doing so via HD Radio technology and the vehicles' infotainment systems.

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Samsung allegedly view confidential Apple-Nokia licensing terms

Samsung allegedly view confidential Apple-Nokia licensing terms

Apple and Nokia battled patent disputes in court for a long time and ultimately Apple agreed to license certain Nokia patents. The exact terms of that license agreement were confidential and closely held by both Apple and Nokia. However, during the legal battle between Apple and Samsung those documents were presented to attorneys handling the case as part of their normal preparatory paperwork.

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Nokia smartwatch appears: may bring wearable concepts to life

Nokia smartwatch appears: may bring wearable concepts to life

This year we've heard more than a couple whispers - and straight up confirmations - from and about Nokia's wearable device prospects. Today we're seeing a couple of views of a device that may well bring the company in to the smartwatch universe. This miniature watch-face-sized piece of equipment has appeared overseas in what we can only assume is an early iteration, completely devoid of software.

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Nokia HERE offline maps given incremental updates for tiny changes

Nokia HERE offline maps given incremental updates for tiny changes

With incremental updates for HERE maps on Nokia devices, the company takes away the pain of downloading the entire massive bulk of an offline map and makes it tiny. An update to Nokia's offline maps system this week makes updating an offline map to your phone as simple as updating any normal app. Just as you'd update Angry Birds to get a few new levels, so too can you update your maps for offline use in just a tiny, incrementally updated file.

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