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Microsoft AI for Accessibility is a $25m fund for smart disability tech

Microsoft AI for Accessibility is a $25m fund for smart disability tech

Microsoft is launching AI for Accessibility, a $25m program to fund ways to leverage artificial intelligence to the benefit of those with disabilities. Announced at Build 2018 today, the five year scheme will fund and support projects that use AI to alleviate the impact of being blind, deaf, and more.

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Microsoft’s pragmatic AR isn’t sexy, but it will be successful

Microsoft’s pragmatic AR isn’t sexy, but it will be successful

Apple may be working on AR smart glasses, and Facebook trying to turn Oculus into a virtual chatroom, but Microsoft keeps playing it serious when it comes to mixed reality. The company has detailed its latest efforts in augmented reality and more at Build 2018, its annual developer event, and if you were hoping for more Minecraft AR you'll be sorely disappointed.

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NVIDIA GeForce Partner Program canned after just two months

NVIDIA GeForce Partner Program canned after just two months

It was just a couple of months ago that NVIDIA launched its GeForce Partner Program, and now it's already coming to an end. NVIDIA announced over the weekend that it's "pulling the plug" on the Partner Program, which has been the subject of a lot of speculation since it launched. Though the company doesn't go into specifics, it says enough, suggesting that all of the speculation is behind this decision.

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One Mix Yoga is a 7-inch Windows 10 convertible

One Mix Yoga is a 7-inch Windows 10 convertible

Portability, next to longevity, is the name of the game these days. If people could do everything conveniently using their smartphones, they would. Size, unfortunately, is often the biggest hurdle and those who work on the go often need a physical keyboard to type on, not to mention a "full OS" like Windows. For these people, something like One Notebook's One Mix might be a dream come true, cramming a full Windows 10 system inside a 7-inch laptop that flips around like a Lenovo Yoga.

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Watch Steve Jobs reveal the original iMac and change everything

Watch Steve Jobs reveal the original iMac and change everything

It's hard to imagine sometimes that, two decades ago when Steve Jobs stood on stage as Apple's "interim CEO" and unveiled the original iMac, the Cupertino firm wasn't the behemoth it is today. The candy-colored, translucent all-in-one computer made its debut on May 6, 1998, and proved to be the tipping point for Apple's reinvention.

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F8 2018 day 2 puts new Facebook AI in the spotlight

F8 2018 day 2 puts new Facebook AI in the spotlight

Mark Zuckerberg may have spent much of the Facebook F8 2018 opening keynote on handling the social network's privacy fallout, but day two sees the tech - and AI and machine learning - come right to the fore. The second day keynote at the social site's annual developer event is, arguably, always more interesting from a geeky perspective.

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Apple’s big 2018 MacBook Air refresh just got some bad news

Apple’s big 2018 MacBook Air refresh just got some bad news

For the past few months, we've been hearing that Apple may look to launch a MacBook Air refresh at some point in 2018. At one point, rumors claimed that Apple was looking at a spring launch for this new laptop, but with May just around the corner, that's seeming increasingly unlikely. Today, a new report states that the refreshed MacBook Air may not be here for a while yet, though it should still arrive before we close out the year.

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Windows 10 April 2018 update: 5 reasons we’re excited

Windows 10 April 2018 update: 5 reasons we’re excited

The Windows 10 April 2018 update is coming, making it to your PC of choice just under the wire, and there are several reasons to be excited. The update - the fifth feature pack to be released since Windows 10 first launched - is expected to begin installing on Monday, sneaking in just before the month ends. Here's why you should care.

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Intel 10nm roadblock delays Cannon Lake again

Intel 10nm roadblock delays Cannon Lake again

Intel's much-anticipated "Cannon Lake" processors have been delayed, with the chip-maker confirming that its next-generation CPUs now won't be hitting volume production this year. The new chips rely on Intel's equally-new 10 nanometer production process, which the company has been particularly upbeat about, but which itself has experienced some significant delays.

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AirPort alternatives: Our top 4 Mesh WiFi systems

AirPort alternatives: Our top 4 Mesh WiFi systems

Apple may be killing its AirPort router family, but there are some great mesh networking replacements that promise just as much convenience but even more speed. Rather than focusing on a single box to which every WiFi device in your home is connected, mesh routers use two or more units in different locations, spreading coverage in the name of keeping performance at its best. Read on for our top four picks.

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Controlling Microsoft’s Andromeda folding tablet could hinge on this

Controlling Microsoft’s Andromeda folding tablet could hinge on this

Ongoing rumors of a folding Microsoft device, codenamed Andromeda, continue to gain pace, with a newly-revealed patent application outlining just what you could do with a hinge in the middle of your screen. A descendent of Microsoft's original Courier concept, Andromeda is believed to be a connected folding tablet that would straddle the definitions of phone and slate.

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Intel just poached Tesla’s Autopilot and AI expert

Intel just poached Tesla’s Autopilot and AI expert

Intel has snagged Tesla's Autopilot expert, poaching Jim Keller to lead the chip-mailer's silicon engineering team. The news will see Keller made Intel's latest senior vice president, taking the helm when it comes to system-on-chip development and integration.

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