Microsoft’s search engine Bing announced support for emoji, enabling users to type in the special characters into mobile or desktop search and receive results based on their meaning
Bing says the feature, which will be available in English markets, is a way for users to “search the same way you communicate every day.”
The search engine will offer up definitions for some of the more puzzling emoji. It can even combine different…
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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella seems like an unlikely player in the fight against Ebola
But Microsoft’s top executive unveiled a new Azure-powered research initiative aimed at furthering Ebola research along with other updates to its cloud platforms during a press event in San Francisco on Monday.
During the enterprise-focused event, Nadella again reiterated Microsoft’s commitment to being “cloud first and mobile first,” which has become the CEO’s…
It seems Google is trying to bring an end to all the fake “diagnoses” resulting from folks searching for their symptoms and arriving at the wrong conclusions — or at least alleviate the problem
An image posted to Reddit shows a Google search for knee pain, and an option for the user to video chat with a doctor about their symptoms.
The company has now confirmed to several outlets that it’s a new feature Google is trying…
The first man to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States has died, Texas health officials announced Wednesday morning.
“It is with profound sadness and heartfelt disappointment that we must inform you of the death of Thomas Eric Duncan this morning at 7:51 a.m. Mr. Duncan succumbed to an insidious disease, Ebola,” officials at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas said in a Facebook statement. “He fought courageously in this battle. Our professionals, the doctors and nurses in the…
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Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced on Friday that Australia will conduct airstrikes, and deploy special forces troops to help fight Islamic State militants in Iraq.
Abbott said in a press conference that Australian troops will join U.S.-led coalition forces to support the Iraqi government in its fight against ISIS. “Only Iraq can defeat ISIL, but Iraq shouldn’t be alone,” he said. “And as far as Australia and our allies are concerned, Iraq won’t be alone.”
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In our latest Ask a Dev video, iOS architect Kevin Harwood discusses what the Apple Watch means for developers
Apple finally unveiled in early September that its long-rumored wearable will be available in 2015. They also confirmed it will run on its own custom operating system, Watch OS. While there are still a lot of unanswered questions for developers out there, we have a decent understanding of what the device is and how people will interact with it
Apple may love music, but true love goes just so far. Tim Cook made no mention of support for high-res audio — that is, sound that goes beyond CD quality — when he unveiled the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus earlier this month.
The push for high-res audio (sometimes called HD audio) got a big boost recently after Neil Young struck Kickstarter gold with his PonoPlayer project — essentially an iPod that plays high-res music. Given Apple’s close ties with the music industry, its recent acquisition…
Several unnamed Arab countries are willing to conduct airstrikes against the Islamic State in conjunction with the United States, Britain and other countries, according to a report published Sunday.
The addition of Arab military support to the coalition would be a major boost for the Obama administration’s efforts to form a wide coalition, and to convince Arab states that it is in their best interest to fight against the extremist group that now controls a swath of Syrian and Iraqi territory…