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Founder of Career Girls helps young women kickstart STEM career

ATLANTA VOICE — Linda Calhoun, created the non-profit that brings real women role models to the forefront with careers. […read more]

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8 Hidden Features in Windows 10

(Time) – The Windows team went for a “familiar and fresh” look, tucking the fresh features behind the familiar ones Microsoft’s Windows 10 tends to hide some of its coolest tricks, maybe with good reason. Who wants to reboot their computer and find their desktop Read More

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What’s Next for Windows Phone?

  (ZDNet) – It’s less than 24 hours since Microsoft announced a $7.6 billion write-down on its acquisition of Nokia and aggressive layoffs, and the tech press has been quick in penning the Windows Phone obituaries. Even long-time supporters of the platform, such as ZDNet’s own Read More

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The Best and Worst From Microsoft Build 2015

Mario Aguilar, GIZMODO SAN FRANCISCO (Gizmodo.com) — Microsoft’s Build Developer Conference wraps up today, and as we pack away our (metaphorical/emotional) lanyards and look forward, we’re mostly excited about how Microsoft’s latest consumer electronics fever dream is shaping up. Best: HoloLens is achingly close to Read More

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Review: Microsoft Surface 3

  (Wired) – If you want to buy a Surface, Microsoft’s hybrid laptop-tablet device, you should buy the new Surface 3. It’s the Surface that’s both useful and affordable. It starts at $500 and runs a fully operational version of Windows. The Surface 3 is a Read More

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T-Mobile is the Tech Company of the Year

  (CNN) – T-Mobile had a more remarkable 2014 than any other American tech company. Sure, Apple (AAPL) unveiled the iWatch and Apple Pay. Microsoft (MSFT) has been on an absolute tear since new CEO Satya Nadella took over in February. Netflix (NFLX) solved its speed issues. And Facebook (FB) dominated the social landscape with its Read More

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Microsoft Launches Wearable Fitness Device for $199

  (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp launched a device called “Microsoft Band” that will allow users to monitor their fitness and exercise regime, marking the world’s largest software company’s debut into the wearable technology market. The wrist-worn device has sensors that monitor pulse rate, measure calorie burn and track sleep quality, Microsoft said Read More

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Instagram Launches Hyperlapse App

  (iAfrica.com) – Remember Microsoft’s nifty Hyperlapse video technique? Well, Instagram is launching a new app dedicated to creating these videos. The Hyperlapse app lets you create image-stabilised timelapse video clips, with users able to choose the speed of their timelapse (1x to 12x). The Read More

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Privacy Tools: Mask Your Location

A person’s location can be hugely revealing. Here are some tips on how to mask the information your computer and phone transmit automatically. By Julia Angwin Special to the NNPA from ProPublica Location is one of the most revealing pieces of information about us. In Read More

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The Best Chrome Extensions for Gmail

[PCMag] Ah, April 1. The day Google loves to prank us. But 10 years ago, it was no joke: Google entered the webmail business, taking on Microsoft’s Hotmail. Since then, Gmail, the advertising-supported email service that is also the backbone of communication inside Google Apps, has Read More

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Microsoft, Suspecting NSA Spying, to Ramp Up Efforts to Encrypt its Internet Traffic

[The Washington Post] Microsoft is moving toward a major new effort to encrypt its Internet traffic amid fears that the National Security Agency may have broken into its global communications links, said people familiar with the emerging plans. Suspicions at Microsoft, while building for several months, sharpened Read More

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Apple Gears Up for Holidays with New Macs, iPads

BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writers MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writers SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple Inc. is refreshing its iPad lineup in hopes of reclaiming lost ground in the tablet market and slashing the prices of its Mac computers to intensify the pressure on the beleaguered makers Read More

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Nokia Launches Tablet to Join Microsoft Gadget Push

[Reuters] Nokia has unveiled its first tablet and large-screen smartphones, which will form part of Microsoft’s global push to become a leading player in consumer devices when it takes over the Finnish company’s handset business. The Lumia 2520 tablet, along with the Lumia 1320 and Read More

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Microsoft-Nokia Deal is Ballmer’s Last Stand

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — With Microsoft Corp.’s $7.2 billion deal to finally buy Nokia Corp.’s mobile phone business, retiring CEO Steve Ballmer is putting what may be his last imprint on the software giant. Whether Microsoft’s MSFT -0.05% competitive position in the smartphone arena will improve by acquiring its main Read More

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Microsoft Needs Innovator-in-Chief

SAN FRANCISCO — Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer’s looming retirement sets the stage for a successor who can infuse sorely needed innovation into the once-dominant software maker. The company has suffered in recent years from its inability to move quickly and come up with exciting new Read More

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IPhone Microsoft Office Not Worth Wait: Rich Jaroslovsky

[Bloomberg] Microsoft’s long-anticipated Office Mobile app for Apple (AAPL)’s iOS operating system turns out to be a total non-event. Ever since the iPhone ushered in the era of ubiquitous mobile computing — and especially since the release of the first iPad began a shift away from Read More

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Microsoft: We Don’t Give NSA Direct Access to Email

[PC World] Microsoft does not give the National Security Agency direct access to its customers’ email or instant messages, contrary to previous news reports, a company executive said. News reports last week suggested that Microsoft has helped the NSA circumvent the company’s own encryption in order to Read More

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Microsoft says Windows 8 sales ‘good’ but will update amid criticisms

[LOS ANGELES TIMES] n the face of mounting criticisms and sluggish PC sales, Microsoft continues to insist that its gamble on the radically redesigned Windows 8 operating system is paying off, if slowly. Tami Reller, the Windows division’s chief marketing officer and chief financial officer, said Read More

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Microsoft, Google swap April Fools’ barbs

[CNET] Microsoft and Google have both gotten in some April Fools’ Day zingers against each other. The two competitors often trade insults about each other’s respective search engines, online office suites, and other products. But April Fools’ Day inspired them to create a couple of Read More

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Inaugural Corporate Donors Include Bank Of America, Coca-Cola, Microsoft

[Huffington Post] President Obama’s second welcome into office will be brought to you by Bank Of America, Coca-Cola and Microsoft. Those three companies are among the many backers of Obama’s inaugural festivities, according to a list posted by the Presidential Inaugural Committee. Other corporations donating to fund the Read More