Saturday, February 01, 2014

Microsoft Reasearch AI: Virtual Personal Assistant

Meet Microsoft's Virtual Personal Assistant: Video - Bloomberg:

"Head of Microsoft Research Peter Lee discusses Microsoft's use of artificial intelligence on Bloomberg Television's"

3D Printing Patents Expiring

Laser Sintering 3D Printing May Now Take Off with a Very Important Patent Expiring Today -

(5 years ago) "If it wasn’t for the expiration of this patent, MakerBot probably wouldn’t be around, and they certainly would not be selling 3D Printers for $1375 (Although the owner of the patent, Stratasys ended up acquiring MakerBot).  Prior to the patents expiration, you would typically find a printer that used this FDM technology to cost in the $25,000 range."

SkyDrive => OneDrive

Microsoft renames SkyDrive to OneDrive | PCWorld:

"Say goodbye to SkyDrive and hello to OneDrive. After losing its trademark dispute with BSkyB last July, Microsoft is finally set to reboot its online storage service under a new name in the coming weeks."


"The concept behind the name OneDrive is spelled out pretty clearly by the refreshed service’s tagline: one place for everything in your life. “One place for all of your photos and videos. One place for all of your documents,”

OneDrive for Everything in Your Life | OneDrive Blog
The new name for SkyDrive Pro is OneDrive for Business