Microsoft announces Surface Hub try-and-buy program

Microsoft announces Surface Hub try-and-buy program

Software giant Microsoft has announced a new try-and-buy program for its gigantic Surface Hub PC, to give customers the ability to try out the Hub before actually purchasing it.

The super-sized Surface Hub PC has largely been designed as an attention-grabbing device for conference rooms, for use while video conferencing, collaboration, and digital whiteboarding. The Hub is available in two screen sizes, 55 inches and 84 inches, which are respectively priced at $8,999 and $21,999.

California DMV approves NVIDIA’s application for testing self-driving cars

California DMV approves NVIDIA’s application for testing self-driving cars

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has granted NVIDIA Corporation the permit for testing its autonomous automobile technology on the public roads in the state.

The development is noteworthy because though NVIDIA is mostly known for manufacturing graphics cards, the company has steadily been pushing into the artificial intelligence (AI) arena in the last few years, with one of its key focus areas being autonomous driving technology.

Google removes “evil” autocomplete suggestion on searches for Jews and women

Google removes “evil” autocomplete suggestion on searches for Jews and women

Tech giant Google has recently revealed that autocomplete suggestions in which the word "evil" was suggested on search phrases that started with "Are Jews." and "Are women." have been removed from the company's search engine.

Michigan establishes regulations for testing, use, and eventual sale of self-driving cars

Michigan establishes regulations for testing, use, and eventual sale of self-dri

In a Friday move which marks a momentous advance in self-driving car policy making, Michigan became the first US state to establish regulations for the testing and use of self-driving cars as well as their eventual sale.

Microsoft finalizes acquisition of LinkedIn

Microsoft finalizes acquisition of LinkedIn

In a Thursday announcement, software giant Microsoft and business social network LinkedIn have revealed that they have closed their acquisition deal; with Microsoft having paid $26 billion to take over LinkedIn.

The finalization of Microsoft's LinkedIn acquisition deal - the largest-ever acquisition by Microsoft - comes nearly six months after reports first started making rounds about Microsoft's plans to purchase the business social network.

AT&T CEO vows not to restrict Time Warner's TV content from rivals after merger

AT&T CEO vows not to restrict Time Warner's TV content from rivals after merger

At a Wednesday hearing before the Senate judiciary subcommittee on antitrust, Randall Stephenson - the CEO of bigwig US wireless carrier AT&T - promised that AT&T will not restrict Time Warner's TV content from rivals after the massive $85 billion merger of the two companies comes through.

Stephenson specifically said at a hearing: "We will not withhold content to disadvantage someone else."

Samsung Galaxy S8 will reportedly boast several noteworthy upgrades

Samsung Galaxy S8 will reportedly boast several noteworthy upgrades

With bigwig South Korean smartphone maker Samsung expected to officially unveil its new flagship handset - the Galaxy S8 - at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February 2017, it is being rumored that the handset will apparently boast some new, cutting-edge features.

Though Samsung will not likely divulge any details about the Galaxy S8 handset before its official unveiling, several reports and rumors making rounds about the upcoming handset have been hinting that the company has put its Galaxy Note 7 debacle behind it, and is looking ahead to its new handset.

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