Tag Archives: Microsoft

Lawsuit: Apple, Google, Tesla Profit from African Child Labor

A slew of high-tech companies including Apple, Google, and Tesla are being sued by a group of Congolese families whose children allegedly died or were severely injured while mining cobalt that is used to produce lithium-ion batteries found in smartphones and electric cars.

Microsoft Reveals Next-Gen Console, Xbox Series X, at The Game Awards

The next-generation Xbox console is officially called the Xbox Series X, and will be released over next year’s holiday season, Microsoft revealed during Thursday night’s The Game Awards. Head of Xbox Phil Spencer took the stage at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater to make the big reveal about the project previously known as Project Scarlett, and […]

Chinese Communist Party Orders Government Offices to Remove Foreign Computers

The Chinese communist party has reportedly ordered all government offices and public institutions to remove any foreign computer equipment and software over the course of the next three years. This includes products from U.S. companies like HP, Dell, and Microsoft.

Web Inventor Tim Berners-Lee Teams Up with Facebook, Google, to ‘Fix The Web’

Sir. Tim Berners-Lee, the British inventor of the World Wide Web, has teamed up with censorship-prone tech giants Facebook and Google to launch the “Contract for the Web,” a set of principles aimed to “fix” the Internet and prevent “digital dystopia.”

Bokhari: Microsoft Has A Massive China Problem

Cooperation with China has become a major point of criticism for Silicon Valley companies, most notably Google, which was excoriated by both Democrats and Republicans for trying to build a censored search engine called “Project Dragonfly,” for the Chinese market last year. But there’s another tech company that has far deeper ties to China — Microsoft.

Why Microsoft and Warner Bros. Archived the Original ‘Superman’ Movie on a Futuristic Glass Disc (EXCLUSIVE)

Microsoft has teamed up with Warner Bros. to store a copy of the 1978 movie “Superman” on a small glass disc about the size of a coaster. The collaboration, which will be officially unveiled at Microsoft’s Ignite 2019 conference in Orlando, Florida Monday, is a first test case for a new storage technology that could […]

Bill Gates Poised to Surpass Jeff Bezos as Richest Person in the World

Jeff Bezos is close to losing the title of richest person in the world to Bill Gates as Amazon shares continue to fall Friday after the company reported disappointing third-quarter results this week.

Apple CEO Tim Cook Begs for Mike Lee’s Green Card Giveaway to Big Tech

Apple CEO Tim Cook is begging the Senate to pass Sen. Mike Lee’s green card giveaway plan to reward multinational tech corporations after years of them importing foreign visa workers to take American jobs. 

Microsoft’s Mixer Streaming Service Loses Its Two Co-Founders

Microsoft’s Twitch competitor Mixer has lots its two co-founders: Both Matt Salsamendi and James J. Boehm, who co-founded the startup that eventually became Mixer in 2011, have both left the company over the past 2 weeks. The departure comes just a few weeks after Mixer poached famed video game streamer Ninja from Amazon’s Twitch. Salsamendi […]

Microsoft Files Patent for Virtual Reality Floor Mat, Hints at Xbox VR Support

Microsoft has filed a patent application for a dedicated floor mat for virtual reality (VR), which could help users avoid obstacles while wearing a headset. The patent application also suggests that the company hasn’t given up entirely on the idea of bringing VR to its Xbox game console. A Microsoft spokesperson declined to comment. The […]

Microsoft Admits that Human Workers Listen to Skype Calls

In an update to the company’s privacy policy, tech giant Microsoft has noted that human workers may listen to Skype and Cortana recordings. This is an admission by the software giant that media reports in early August based on internal leaks about contractors monitoring Skype calls are correct.

Facebook Contractors Have Been Listening to Your Conversations

Despite claims that Facebook was listening in on its users previously being dismissed as “conspiracy theories,” Mark Zuckerberg’s company recently admitted that it has been doing exactly that —  listening to audio recordings of its users, using the excuse that Amazon, Apple, Google, and Microsoft do the same thing.