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Day: June 6, 2018

  • We’ve been hearing for months that Microsoft was working on Alexa support for Xbox One, complete with voice control support via compatible Amazon Echo speakers. Today, we’ve seen hard evidence that not only shows Alexa support is coming, but also support for Google Assistant. Since the death of Kinect, Microsoft hasn’t really provided users with a decent alternative for controlling your console via voice commands. Sure, you can use a headset to speak with Cortana, but who is wearing a headset while watching a movie, when all you want to do is control the volume on your TV? Windows Central I guess Microsoft realized that Cortana usage has peaked and they need to start using more popular AI.
  • In his weekly message to the Linux community on Sunday, Linus Torvalds announced the release of Linux 4.17. The release comes a couple of months after the first release candidate, and in his message Torvalds also talks about version 5.0 of the Linux kernel. Having previously said that Linux kernel v5.0 “should be meaningless”, he said that this next major numerical milestone will come around “in the not too distance future”. For now, though, it’s version 4.17 — or Merciless Moray, if you prefer — that’s of interest. BetaNews I am so happy Linus is in charge of Linux releases.
  • Microsoft Corp. on Monday announced it has reached an agreement to acquire GitHub, the world’s leading software development platform where more than 28 million developers learn, share and collaborate to create the future. Together, the two companies will empower developers to achieve more at every stage of the development lifecycle, accelerate enterprise use of GitHub, and bring Microsoft’s developer tools and services to new audiences. “Microsoft is a developer-first company, and by joining forces with GitHub we strengthen our commitment to developer freedom, openness and innovation,” said Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft. “We recognize the community responsibility we take on with this agreement and will do our best work to empower every developer to build, innovate and solve the world’s most pressing challenges.” Under the terms of the agreement, Microsoft will acquire GitHub for $7.5 billion in Microsoft stock. Subject to customary closing conditions and completion of regulatory review, the acquisition is expected to close by the end of the calendar year. Microsoft Minecraft, LinkedIn, and now GitHub what will Microsoft buy next.
  • Google has released a new version of Photos app which upgrades it as a Progressive Web App. The latest update allows Google to provide Photos App as a PWA and is now available for Chromebooks and Windows 10. This is not the first time Google has taken the PWA route as the company published the PWA version of Google Maps. With the latest release of Google Photos, Google is aiming at creating an ecosystem of PWAs which can be used everywhere without any issues. You can currently install Google Photos PWA on your Chromebook or on Google Chrome if you’re using Windows 10. Google has enabled the support for PWAs starting Chrome 67 but if you still can’t use it then make sure Chrome is updated and PWA installation is enabled. MSPowerUser I am so happy to see Microsoft actually make some progress on the app development market but they still have a long way to go before the Microsoft Store can compete with the play store.
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