This week, Microsoft stepped further into the artificial intelligence (AI) market when the company said that its next version of its augmented reality glasses, called Hololens, will come with an AI coprocessor. It might not seem like that big of a deal at face value. After all, the first version of Hololens isn’t exactly an integral part of the company’s business — it’s only available to developers right now — but the announcement is more of a bet on Microsoft’s potential in the broader AI market.
Link: Here’s Why Microsoft Is Making Its Own AI Chip for Hololens — The Motley Fool
AR is when you overlay 3D objects and information onto the physical world. It’s not like this is a new technology in smartphones. Last year’s biggest tech story was arguably Pokemon Go, an AR game that worked just fine on older iPhones and plenty of Android devices. But AR on phones is about to take a giant leap forward.
Link: Get ready for the Apple AR revolution
Apple has issued a statement regarding last night’s removal of ‘most major’ VPN apps from the App Store in China. Unsurprisingly, Apple says that it is complying with regulations put in place by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology earlier this year that require VPN apps to be licensed by the government.
Link: Apple issues statement regarding removal of unlicensed VPN apps in China
Well folks, the new Lenovo Moto Z2 Force is finally here, and it’s shaping up to be an excellent choice for one of the smartphones for the year. The phone boasts a few upgrades over last year’s Moto Z Force, including the latest and greatest Qualcomm processor, the Snapdragon 835. Of course, there are plenty of other great phones out there.
Link: Lenovo Moto Z2 Force vs. Google Pixel XL: Can the new phone beat the Android champion?
Microsoft (MSFT) news recap is a weekly feature highlighting the top Microsoft news stories of the past week. Sit back, grab some coffee, and enjoy the read! 2 years ago, Microsoft open sourced its Edge ChakraCore engine. Now, after announcing last year that it wants to bring the engine to macOS and Linux, the company has released a cross-platform version of its Node-ChakraCore engine.
Link: Microsoft news recap: cloud success being measured by usage, Microsoft Teams gets HD audio and more
Every so often you might find Google Drive on Android giving you fits. You want to work on a document saved to your Google Cloud, or a document saved to work on locally and it won’t open. When those docs won’t download or open, productivity can grind to a halt. You check your network connection, and it’s good to go.
Link: How to fix document open errors on mobile Google Drive
Here are the five most common mistakes to avoid. If you are downloading a banking app make sure you are getting it from a reputable source such as Apple iTunes or Android Marketplace and double check it is the bank’s official app. Don’t use your mobile banking apps when you are connected to a public Wi-Fi network.
Link: The 5 biggest mobile banking mistakes you should avoid