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Microsoft's new patent reveals 'Surface Phone' features...to Challenge IPHONE 8 and GALAXY NOTE 8

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Even though Microsoft has reported a fall in Surface PC line and Windows phones revenues, the Redmond-based tech giant is aiming for new devices called "Surface Phones" and has made its patent public.  According to a report in Forbes on Monday, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has confirmed that Microsoft will "make more phones, but they will not look like phones that are there today."  Earlier this year, Nadella declared that 2017 would see Microsoft launch the ultimate mobile device saying, "We will continue to be in the phone market not as defined by today's market leaders, but by what it is that we can uniquely do in what is the most ultimate mobile device."  On July 21, Microsoft reported that the Windows Surface revenue decreased two per cent -- mainly due to product lifecycle transitions. Phone revenues were effectively zero as with the previous quarter.  Even after these results, the company has now published patent on smartphones.  Titled 'Wi…

Desktop Metal gets $115 million in funding to deliver metal 3D printing

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Desktop Metal has already earned a number of fans with its 3D printed metal technology — Lowe’s, Caterpillar and BMW were all among its earliest clients. As first noted by CNBC, the Massachusetts-based startup is also getting some healthy monetary support, adding $115 million of venture funds to its coffers this week. The Series D features a number of high profile names, including New Enterprise Associates, GV (formerly Google Ventures), GE Ventures, Future Fund and Techtronic Industries, the holdings company that owns Hoover U.S. and Dirt Devil. Founded in 2013 by four MIT professors, Desktop Metal isn’t the first company to bring metal 3D printing to market, but it’s probably the most efficient. By its own measure, the company’s machines are able to print objects at up to 100-times the speed of their competitors. That’s good news for those clients using Studio, the prototyping machine the company announced last year — but even more useful for those planning to use the upcoming Produc…

Ubuntu® 16.10 version reaches end of life…even as Ubuntu debuts on Windows Store

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For those still running Ubuntu 16.10, which was released last October, it’s time to upgrade. Also known as 'Yakkety Yak', it was released on October 13, 2016, and as per short-term release lifespans, has petered out its nine-month support cycle. If you’re still running 16.10, then it’s time to upgrade to Ubuntu 17.04 which will be supported until the start of 2018. Once a release, such as Ubuntu 16.10, reaches its end of life, it no longer receives any maintenance updates, critical security patches, or updated packages. The long-term support releases are better suited for people who don’t enjoy upgrading their system every six to nine months. The current long-term support release is Ubuntu 16.04, which will continue to receive updates until spring 2021. In the meantime, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS will be released in April 2018; that release will be given life until April 2023. According to a statement from Ubuntu, in order to find out the support status of your system, open the terminal an…

New Whatsapp update now allows users attach any file

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In its latest update, Whatsapp has upgraded a few of its capabilities. For starters, while its initial roll out of document attachments last year was limited to PDFs, users can now share any file type. Shared files are limited to 100MB according to In its latest update, Whatsapp has upgraded a few of its capabilities. For starters, while its initial roll out of document attachments last year was limited to PDFs, users can now share any file type. Shared files are limited to 100MB according to WhatsApp's website, but there are reports that iPhone users can send slightly larger files. Additionally, you'll be able to see all of your pictures and videos in the in-app camera by swiping up and if you're sending lots of photos at once, they'll now be grouped into a gallery that only displays five images with the last thumbnail displaying how many additional photos have been sent. WhatsApp will also stop compressing photos, allowing your original quality to remain intact. And t…

Navegante Introduce “Casino Doctors” brand to track live-gaming

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Navegante Game Technologies has announced the offering of a new product line under their “Casino Doctors” brand. By using the latest artificial intelligence merged with cloud technology the product will concentrate on increasing casino player participation by tracking live-view stream of gaming activity with targeted triggered communication for instantaneous customer/host response. Casino Doctors’ new “ReFLEX” prodcut is a digital communication platform with patented technology, revolutionizing with AI the interaction between a casino player and casino host and floor operations, the company announced. ReFLEX analyzes real time card-in player data and instantly triggers individualized SMS text and email offers, games and communications to players, hosts, and employees. Navegante reported the “BounceBack” product improves loyalty marketing programs with automated direct mail marketing proven to increase casino revenues by 10 percent, spontaneous and without human input. “Working with The N…

Windows Phone 8.1 is officially Dead as Microsoft end support for platform

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Microsoft said yesterday that it was ending support for Windows Phone 8.1, one of the more notable updates to its troubled mobile operating system. The writing has been on the wall for a while for Windows Phone, which hasn't gotten a meaningful update or any new products in two years. While Microsoft continues to support the successor to 8.1, Windows 10 Mobile, the move marks another sad chapter in the company's desperate struggle to gain relevancy in the smartphone market at a time when iPhones and phones running on Google's Android software dominate the world. Windows Phone 8.1 was the fourth iteration of the mobile operating system and introduced the Cortana digital assistant to the phone. High-end devices like the Lumia 930 sported the then new software, and companies like HTC, Acer and Alcatel offered products using the platform. But there was a lack of app support for phones running on the OS, which offered a unique tile-based user interface similar to the PC version…

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