From TechWorm: Microsoft Starts Forcing Windows 10 Mail Users To Use Edge Browser

NOT AGAIN!!! Microsoft is forcing Edge browser on Windows 10 users through the Windows 10 Mail app In yet another move to make Windows 10 users forcibly opt for Microsoft Edge browser, the Redmond giant is testing a new method that will compel Windows 10 Mail users to use the Edge browser for links clicked […]

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From GeekWire: As Congress considers the tech-backed CLOUD Act, privacy and human rights groups raise concerns

The modern world of cloud computing, where data can moves seamlessly across most borders, presents challenges for law enforcement agencies and tech companies working with laws designed for a different era. A new law designed to address these international issues that has the support of both parties is pending before Congress, but privacy advocates and others are worried this solution will create an entirely new set of problems. The CLOUD (Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data) Act was introduced by Utah Senator Orrin Hatch and Georgia Representative Doug Collins in early February, and it seeks to change the way U.S.… Read More

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Microsoft ‘Shows Love’ To Ghanaian Blackboard Computer Teacher

Ghana teacher who used blackboard to explain computers gets standing ovation at Microsoft summit Richard Akoto Appiah, the Ghanaian ICT teacher at Betenase M/A Junior High School at Sekyedomase in the Ashanti Region, who posted pictures of himself drawing the Microsoft interface on a blackboard because his school in Ghana had no working PCs, received […]

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From TechCrunch: EdTech is having a renaissance, powered by the emerging world

So-called ‘EdTech’ has seen many false dawns over the years. After being lauded as the teaching platforms of the future, most MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course platforms) have not quite lived up to the superlatives made for them, and the sector has had trouble coming up with more innovative ideas for a while. But that […]

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From GeekWire: Women in Cloud Accelerator names first startups, giving access to Microsoft and HPE sales channels

Kate Isler says her company, Daysaver, needs to start growing. Isler wants to show off her cloud-based patient scheduling software to gigantic healthcare providers — and she wants to prove to them that Daysaver can scale up fast to meet their needs. Isler, who is Daysaver’s CEO, is hoping a new business accelerator for women-run cloud companies, offered by Microsoft and Hewlett Packard Enterprise, will plug her into new cloud technologies and big-name customers. “I have so much opportunity but I have limited resources,â€� said Isler, who used to work as a marketing and advertising director for Microsoft. “To get… Read More

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From BGR: Buy an Xbox One X starting tomorrow, and you’ll get ‘Sea of Thieves’ for free

In the market for a new console and have $500 to spare? Microsoft is trying to tempt consumers into buying an Xbox One X next week with free digital copies of Sea of Thieves. Beginning tomrrow, March 18th and set to run through Saturday, March 24th, anyone who buys an Xbox One X at a participating retailer will receive a free copy of Sea of Thieves, the sandbox pirate adventure game that launches on March 20th.

Sea of Thieves, like all new Xbox exclusives, will be enhanced for the Xbox One X, with true 4K resolution and high-res textures that should put the game on par with the PC version on max settings. Having spent several hours with the game on Xbox One X, I can assure you that it makes a huge difference visually.

If the extra pixels aren’t worth your hard-earned cash, you can opt for the Xbox One S Sea of Thieves bundle instead, which retails for $299.99 and contains an Xbox One S with a 1TB hard drive, Xbox Wireless Controller, a digital copy of Sea of Thieves, and 1-month subscriptions to Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass.

Already have an Xbox One? Microsoft has you covered there too, as a limited edition Sea of Thieves controller with a pretty radical design is launching alongside the game, as well as a special edition 2TB hard drive, a limited edition controller charging stand, and a Sea of Thieves themed controller stand.

Sea of Thieves will launch for Xbox One and PC on March 20th.

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From VentureBeat: Microsoft releases two new Windows 10 previews with High Efficiency Image File format

Microsoft today released two new Windows 10 previews for PCs. Both builds include support for the High Efficiency Image File (HEIF) format, but they diverge from there. It’s a rare occurrence for the Windows Insider program to get two new builds on the same day, though the last time this happened was only a month […]

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