Frequent Technology Use Linked to ADHD Symptoms in Teens, Study

A new study of 2,500 teenagers suggests that frequent use of digital media can lead to higher risk of developing ADHD-related symptoms . By Daniela Hernandez and Betsy Morris The Wall Street Journal July 17, 2018 11:00 a.m. ET . Parents, teachers and clinicians worry that use of digital media like social-networking sites, videogames and streaming services […]

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Microsoft Seeks To Use AI To Help People With Disabilities

NEW YORK CITY (AP) — Microsoft is launching a $25 million initiative to use artificial intelligence to build better technology for people with disabilities. CEO Satya Nadella announced the new “AI for Accessibility” effort as he kicked off Microsoft’s annual conference for software developers. The Build conference in Seattle features sessions on cloud computing, artificial…

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Microsoft still depends on Windows. Here’s what it is doing to revive the PC business

VR headsets and a return to ARM-based computers are on tap for next year. Despite Microsoft’s big move to the cloud, the Windows PC is still mighty important to its bottom line. Windows revenue directly accounts for nearly $15 billion per year in revenue, while Office sales and subscriptions account for another $23 billion. Throw […]

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Microsoft has big plans for VR and AR in 2017

Ever since Microsoft announced earlier this year that it would be opening up its Windows Holographic platform to other device makers, the company has been an intriguing presence in the world of virtual and augmented reality (or “mixed reality,” as it’s fond of saying). After all, Microsoft could offer some healthy competition to the likes of Oculus and HTC, which launched their own VR headsets and platforms this year. Today at the WinHEC conference in Shenzen, the company is finally giving us a clearer sense of how it plans to bring mixed reality to more consumers.

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WeWork Will House 300 Microsoft Employees in New York City

WeWork is best known as an easy way for small startups to rent office space by the month, but the company is now experimenting with working with huge customers. On Friday, Microsoft announced it will rent office space from WeWork for 300 of its employees in New York City as well as for a 37-person…

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