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Do you own a fingerprint scanner-toting Samsung Galaxy phone and a Windows 10 computer? If so, you might soon be able to unlock that PC with your handset’s digit reader.

OCP servers at Facebook

When a major company like Microsoft announces a new release, you generally expect to be shown the final product. After all, big companies usually use product releases as PR stunts. They kick off a major press cycle with hype over new features to get people to pay attention. Microsoft has decided to take a different approach this time around by announcing a different kind of innovation.

YouTube has announced that it now supports HDR videos. HDR (or High Dynamic Range) has been getting a lot of attention lately since both the Xbox One S and the upcoming PlayStation 4 Pro support it. Now that YouTube videos support HDR content, it means that those with HDR-capable consoles will be able to show the world what these new systems are capable of.

In one of the most unique products to have ever come out from the company, Zotac has announced a mini PC named VR GO, which comes with detachable straps that enables users to carry it around as a backpack. However, don't let the looks of the mini PC deceive you as it comes with hardware specifications capable enough to power even virtual reality content.

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Microsoft Corp said on Tuesday that a hacking group previously linked to the Russian government and US political hacks was behind recent cyber attacks that exploited a newly discovered Windows security flaw.

The software maker said in an advisory on its website there had been a small number of attacks using "spear phishing" emails from a hacking group known Strontium, which is more widely known as "Fancy Bear," or APT 28. Microsoft did not identify any victims.

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) is an important business phenomenon, especially in business spheres connected with IT and innovations. August 2016 was rich in companies’ acquisitions. Let us introduce you a list of fifteen companies which have acquired businesses last August. The list is drawn up in date order.

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Microsoft just surprised the world with its LinkedIn acquisition. Valued at $26.2 billion, it's a huge price to pay for a social network, and it tops the charts as Microsoft's biggest-ever acquisition. As Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's first major acquisition, the success or failure of LinkedIn will define him as the leader of Microsoft's increasingly service-driven future. While many are surprised at the cash figure, the question on everyone's lips is, why does Microsoft want LinkedIn?

We live under the eighth generation of video game consoles. With the exception of portable models, today at the world’s open market, as well as at the UAE market are exposed the Japanese Nintendo Wii U, Steam Machines released in 2016 and of course the most popular PlayStation 4 (PS4) and Xbox One. There are other ones, for instance OUYA based on Nvidia Tegra 3 with Android using open-source software but we will consider only the major. 

 

Microsoft Improved Video Calls by Projecting People Into the RoomMicrosoft’s research unit is working on an innovative way to improve Room2Room video calls. Room2Room is a life-size telepresence system that leverages projected augmented reality to enable co-present interaction between two participants.

Microsoft Makes Its Own SIM Card

Microsoft is going to surprise us with its new invention. However it won’t be a new tablet or a smartphone (though they are expected to be released soon). Microsoft is developing its own SIM card that allows Windows 10 based devices to access different cellular data networks without the need for a contract with them.