The story goes: After Steve Ballmer retired from his 34-year career at Microsoft in 2014, including 14 years as its CEO, he felt so lost that he spent weeks at home binging Netflix. So when we sat down to talk to Ballmer during the Code conference a couple of weeks ago in LA, we asked Continue reading Steve Ballmer spent his last weeks at Microsoft secretly binging on Netflix
Microsoft general manager for Surface Ryan Gavin said that the iPad Pro is a clear example of Apple following Microsoft rather than the other way around, in an interview with Business Insider. Think about it, if we had been looking at [Apple] we wouldn t have made a product like Surface Pro or Surface Book, Gavin said. Continue reading A Microsoft exec said that the iPad Pro is a clear example of Apple following Microsoft (MSFT)
Microsoft is rolling out an update to its AI-powered photo editing app, Microsoft Pix, that aims to give Prisma and others like it some new competition. While the app was originally designed to enhance your iPhone photos by tweaking things like color, exposure and other variables, the newly updated Microsoft Pix will now let you Continue reading Microsoft Pix can now turn your iPhone photos into art, thanks to A.I.
Game over, man. A Microsoft-made AI system has achieved a perfect score of 999,990 points on the Atari 2600 version of the classic Ms. Pac-Man — making it very likely the first time anybody, human or robot, has beaten the game. Ever. The notion that this is the first time this score has been achieved Continue reading A Microsoft robot just got the highest all-time score in Ms. Pac-Man (MSFT)
Microsoft shared some pretty big news for Xbox One owners on Sunday: The company will let you play select games from the original Xbox — the one that launched in 2001 — on the current Xbox One console, with a software update coming later this year. The news was announced at Microsoft s annual press briefing Continue reading Microsoft just did something with Xbox that Sony won t do with PlayStation (MSFT)
Microsoft just announced they will be bringing backwards compatibility for some of the original 2001 Xbox games to the Xbox One later this year. This puts it ahead of Sony s PlayStation 4, which does not offer a similar feature. Follow Tech Insider: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story » Technorati Tags: business insider, InfoWorld tech news, Continue reading Microsoft is making it possible to play original Xbox games on the Xbox One
Steve Ballmer, the former CEO of Microsoft, may be one of the happiest retirees in tech. He left Microsoft in 2014 and is now splitting his time between being the owner of the LA Clippers basketball team and helping his wife, Connie, run their charitable foundation, the Ballmer Group. Business Insider met with Ballmer at Continue reading Microsoft billionaire Steve Ballmer is giving millions away with a focus on the American Dream for American kids