Windows 10 Tip: Having trouble with Cortana? Retrain your voice

With the launch of Windows 10, Cortana has arrived on the desktop. While the assistant can do many things, one of the key features is being able to act upon voice commands. But if you find Cortana not responding correctly or having trouble picking up your voice, you may want to ‘retrain’ her – and here’s …

Cortana Analytics is Microsoft’s way of bringing machine learning to the masses

Microsoft is announcing a new program called Cortana Analytics, which handles big data and transforms it into actionable information. Cortana Analytics is Microsoft’s way of giving easy access to machine learning algorithms; earlier today we reported on the company’s plans to make machine learning more accessible to everyone. Cortana Analytics is part of that strategy. The …

Microsoft announces “Upgrade Your World” charity campaign for Windows 10 launch

Microsoft is going all-out with the launch of Windows 10 this month, holding special events in honor of Windows Insiders in 13 different cities and a blitz of marketing; including a plethora of TV and digital ads aimed at consumers. They have not, however, forgotten the less fortunate in their celebrations. Coinciding with the launch of Windows 10, Microsoft …

The first ‘flagship’ Microsoft Store will open on New York’s Fifth Avenue this fall

Last September, Microsoft revealed plans to open its first ‘flagship store’ in New York City, after earlier rumors had hinted that it was in talks to acquire retail space on the city’s high-profile Fifth Avenue. It’s been a while since we heard anything more about those plans, but it looks like things are finally progressing.   The …

Microsoft wants to make it easy for regular folks to ‘teach’ computers

All of the tech giants of today use machine learning algorithms to perfect their own software in areas such as search, voice recognition and so on. But Microsoft wants to take machine learning and give it to the masses. Researchers inside of Microsoft are working on a project that would democratize the use of machine learning algorithms. …