Day: July 18, 2018

Microsoft and Walmart announce strategic partnership to take on Amazon

Microsoft and Walmart today announced a strategic partnership to further accelerate Walmart’s digital transformation in retail. As part of this partnership, Azure will be the preferred and strategic cloud provider for Walmart. Also, Walmart will deploy Microsoft 365 for its thousands of associates around the world to improve productivity. Walmart

Usain Bolt may play football trial in Australia

Eight-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt is in talks for a trial to play football in Australia, his agent says. The Jamaican former sprinter, 31, is negotiating a six-week stint with the Central Coast Mariners, a team in the country’s A-League competition. Club officials said “if all goes well”, Bolt could

Uber adds new features to ensure a smooth pickup

Uber is rolling out some new features aimed at making the pickup process simpler and more efficient. First, while the company began offering advanced booking in 2016, it’s now going to start guaranteeing your pickup time. If your driver doesn’t arrive within the time period you selected for the ride, Uber will

Stryker’s Blood Flow Diverting Stent for Large and Giant Brain Aneurysms Approved in U.S.

Stryker won FDA pre-market approval for its Surpass Streamline Flow Diverter, a device indicated for treatment of large and even giant unruptured intracranial aneurysms. This is only the second flow diverting stent to be approved in the U.S., the first being from Medtronic. “Surpass Streamline is the first flow diverter indicated for large

Microsoft working on call recording and several new features for Skype

Along with the announcement that Skype classic app will be discontinued from September, Microsoft announced that they are working on several new features including call recording for Skype for Windows. These new features will be coming later this summer. Read about these upcoming features below. Read receipts—See at a glance who’s read

Samsung’s Galaxy S10 might come in three sizes, with an in-display fingerprint sensor

Samsung’s still weeks away from announcing the Galaxy Note 9, but we’re already moving on to rumors for the company’s next flagship phone: the Galaxy S10. According to Business Insider, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said Sunday that he believes the S10 will come in three different sizes: 5.8 inches, 6.1 inches, and 6.4 inches. Those

Apple won’t replace faulty MacBook Pro keyboards with third-gen components

The new, third-generation MacBook Pro keyboards are definitely quieter, but they won’t be used to swap out the faulty ones from older MacBooks, reports MacRumors. In a statement, Apple says the third-gen components are “exclusive” to 2018 MacBook Pros, so if you plan to take your laptop in for a repair, don’t expect

Lyft will offer discounts to people who use bikes and scooters to connect to transit

Fresh off its purchase of the largest bike-share operator in the US, Lyft says it’s adding incentives and discounts to encourage more people to use bikes and scooters, especially to and from mass transit hubs. The goal is to get more people to abandon their personal cars in favor of

James Rodriguez ready to negotiate Real Madrid return

The stepping down of Zinedine Zidane and the emotional transfer of Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid marked the end of an era at the Santiago Bernabeu. An era that saw Madrid single-handedly dominate Europe with their record three back-to-back Champions League titles, as well as four titles in five years.

Microsoft Edge iOS beta offers handy visual search tool

Today, beta testers of the Microsoft Edge browser on iOS can now try out Visual Search, which parses images taken by your device’s camera and delivers links to related information. The Bing-based feature came to early users on Android last month, and it works with just-taken photos or from those in your camera roll.