Microsoft Word vs. Google Docs

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Microsoft and Google both offer word processing programs but are quite different. Computing Web comparison Google Google Docs Microsoft Microsoft Word versus WordWhich one is best for you?

NVIDIA CloudXR is Launching on Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure, and AWS

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NVIDIA is continuing the rollout of its CloudXR technology on the three leading cloud computing platforms: AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud. The post NVIDIA CloudXR is Launching on Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure, and AWS appeared first on Road to VR.

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Is Google Stadia Working On VR Support?

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New job listings recently posted by Google point towards potential VR streaming for the cloud gaming service. It’s been a rough year or so for Google Stadia. Despite these setbacks, however, Google has expressed zero interest in shuttering its cloud gaming platform.

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Microsoft Edge vs. Google Chrome: Performance, design, security, and more

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Microsoft has completely revamped its Edge browser. Computing Browsers Chrome edge Google Microsoft webCan the new kid on the block compete against Chrome?

NVIDIA CloudXR Now Publicly Available on Google Cloud

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CloudXR, NVIDIA’s real-time XR cloud streaming technology, is now publicly available through the Google Cloud Marketplace with Nvidia RTX Virtual Workstations as a Virtual. The post NVIDIA CloudXR Now Publicly Available on Google Cloud appeared first on Road to VR.

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Why You Should Ditch Google Chrome For Microsoft Edge

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The odds are good that you’re reading this right now in Google’s web browser, Chrome, which has become hugely popular since it made its debut in 2008.

Skype lives on as Microsoft adds new features to take on Zoom and Google Meet

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Microsoft is updating Skype with a set of new features designed to make the app faster, reliable, and more modern. Computing Microsoft Skype teams Windows 10 Windows 11

Microsoft Wants U.S. to Adopt Internet Rules From Australia That Google Hates

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Microsoft would like the U.S. government to adopt media rules that would force big tech companies to share profits with newspapers when they link to news content, according to a new blog post by Microsoft president Brad Smith.

The XR Week Peek (2021.03.08): Microsoft launches Mesh, HTC and Pico tease new hardware, and more!

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Microsoft announces Mesh, an XR collaboration platform. Alex Kipman promised us a Microsoft Ignite conference with an amazing level of immersion , and he kept his word. But since Microsoft owns one of those studios (and using it costs around $100K/day if I remember well!),

Google, Facebook and Microsoft Line Up For VR Standalone Push

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Over the next two weeks we are expecting major announcements related to VR from Microsoft, Google and Facebook. Microsoft. Halo is coming to Microsoft-based immersive systems. 3 (Tuesday morning) Microsoft will give one final overview of its mixed reality strategy before its manufacturing partners, later this month, start shipping inexpensive but surprisingly capable PC-based virtual reality headsets. Google. Google’s Daydream View.

Google Launches Augmented Reality Filters on Meet App for Mobile

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Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Google has packed new functionality into Google Meet to compete with Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and other video conferencing platforms.

Our First Look At Microsoft HoloLens 2

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Microsoft debuts their latest mixed reality device at Mobile World Conference 2019. Over these past three and a half years, Microsoft has been listening to their customers, claims HoloLens inventor and Microsoft Technical Fellow Alex Kipman as he took his turn on stage. With the HoloLens 2, Microsoft has made what appears to be a more consumer-friendly device than its original predecessor – although the company themselves dare not utter the “c-word” just yet.

Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Twitter team up to fight election interference

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News Social Media breaking Facebook Google Microsoft TwitterBig Tech wants to make sure the election is secure this time.

Windows 11 Is the Overhaul Microsoft Needed

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Today Microsoft announced the next big chapter for its ubiquitous operating system: Windows 11 is here, and while there’s some awkwardness to work out (specifically in the way Microsoft is handling Android app integration), Windows 11 feels like the big facelift Microsoft really needed.

Microsoft’s Edge browser gets 41% faster thanks to new Startup Boost feature

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Version 89 of Microsoft's Chromium-based Edge browser is taking aim at Google Chrome with Startup Boost, which can improve the browser's performance by 41%. Computing News Google Chrome Microsoft Microsoft Edge web browser Windows Windows 10

Outings Looks Like Microsoft’s Answer To Google Earth VR For MR

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Microsoft just launched a brand new app for its Windows VR and HoloLens headsets, but you’d be forgiven for missing it. Outings was released quietly onto the Microsoft Store yesterday. It’s a new take on Microsoft Garage’s mobile app of the same name, released in conjunction with a new software development kit (SDK). A quick glance invites comparisons to Google Earth VR. Art & Science Experiences google earth vr Outings

Mixer was a pawn in the high-stakes game between Microsoft and Google

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Microsoft is readying for the real boss battle in the video game industry. Gaming Google Microsoft Stadia Xbox Series X xCloud

Xbox Error Message Refers to VR Headset, Microsoft Says VR Still Not a Focus for Console

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Microsoft says however that the error message was inaccurate, and that VR for Xbox is still not a happening. Some prognosticated that Microsoft has mistakenly leaked VR support for Xbox, something it has repeatedly rebuked in the past.

Microsoft Is Going to Make it Difficult for Chromebook Owners to Use Word Offline

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Microsoft plans to end support for its Android-based Office apps for Chrome OS users. Beginning Sept. 18, Chromebooks that rely on the Android versions of Office, Outlook, OneNote, and OneDrive will need to migrate over to the web to access files and folders. Read more.

The best Google Docs alternatives for browser-based editing

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Google isn't the only company that offers an online suite of productivity apps. Here are our favorite alternatives to Google Docs including OnlyOffice and Zoho. Computing Web Best of Google Docs Google Drive microsoft office online OnlyOffice Tier 4

Google Stadia vs. xCloud

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Google and Microsoft each have their own game-streaming service. But is Google Stadia better than xCloud? Buying Guides Gaming google stadia Project xCloud Tier 4 versus

Microsoft Is Shutting Down Its 3D Asset Platform, Remix 3D

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Microsoft is getting rid of its answer to Sketchfab and Google Poly early next year. ” Microsoft hopes to “streamline our offerings in this space” with this move. “Once the Remix3D.com site is no longer available, Microsoft will delete all user-generated 3D models and associated metadata from its systems,” the FAQ reads, “and users will no longer be able download it or request a copy of it from Microsoft.”

Microsoft Edge’s new Performance Mode could make it a more powerful web browser

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Microsoft Edge is getting a performance boost feature that will optimize the browser for higher-end hardware. Computing Chrome edge Edge Canary fastest web browser Google Chrome Microsoft Microsoft Edge web browser Windows 10

Microsoft Patents Wand-Like Augmented Reality Controller

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Microsoft’s HoloLens already has a physical input device, the HoloLens Clicker, but in a recently published patent, we may be getting a peek into what the company was initially planning before they decided to include each HoloLens with the tiny 3DoF device. image courtesy Microsoft. image courtesy Microsoft. image courtesy Microsoft. image courtesy Microsoft. image courtesy Microsoft.

Microsoft May Leapfrog Facebook and Google in VR With HoloLens Tracking

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Microsoft’s play for command of next generation personal computing can be seen today with the announcement of a series of Windows-powered VR headsets starting at $300. The system is already used on the $3,000 HoloLens, an advanced augmented reality system, but with it employed on a low-cost VR headset Microsoft may have leapfrogged efforts by both Facebook and Google, powered by Windows. This is not the case with the headsets on the way from Microsoft’s partners.

Google Hangouts Is Now Google Chat, and Good Luck Figuring Out Why

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Google is officially making its Workspace suite of apps available to all users with a Google account instead of limiting it to folks who use apps through their employers. Nearly 3 billion users with Google accounts now have access to the company’s new versions of Gmail, Docs, and Chat.

Microsoft Edge’s new Kids Mode is the must-have feature it’s been missing

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The latest version of Microsoft Edge is bringing yet another exclusive feature, designed to help keep kids safe online when web browsing. Computing Features Chromium browser edge Google Chrome Microsoft Edge Web Browsers

Microsoft Will Take the Wraps Off Windows 11 Hardware On Sept. 22

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We already know Microsoft is launching Windows 11 on Oct. Microsoft is having what many have pegged as a Surface hardware event on Sept. 5, but what would a new operating system be without new hardware to showcase it?

Syncing up With Chrome, Microsoft Accelerates Edge's Release Cycle to Every Four Weeks

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Taking a page from Google’s book, Microsoft is speeding up the release schedule for its Edge browser and will issue updates every four weeks instead of six weeks, the company announced Friday.

Google Puts a Date on When It Will Auto-Enroll Everyone in 2FA

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Earlier in May, Google casually dropped in a password security blog that it planned on automatically enabling 2FA on Google Accounts. At the time, Google didn’t give any idea of what that timeline would look like other than “soon.”

The AR Space Race, Part VII: Microsoft

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That could be wayfinding with Google Live View , or visual search with Google Lens. As you can tell from the above examples, Google will have a key stake in this “Internet of Places.” continuing here with Microsoft. What’s Microsoft’s XR Play?

Google’s new Chrome add-on lets you create links to specific text on a web page

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It works on Chrome and Microsoft Edge browsers. Computing News Google Google Chrome Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Is Experimenting With a 'Super Duper Secure Mode' for Edge

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But Microsoft is approaching the issue with a bit of levity. The company’s browser vulnerability research team is experimenting with a new feature in Microsoft Edge called… Read more.

Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2 Now Available for Direct Developer Purchase

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Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2, the company’s most recent smartglasses (or rather smart glass ), was only available to partner companies when it launched in May 2019. Now Google is allowing its third-party hardware vendors to sell the headset direct to developers.

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For Once, Microsoft Got The Jump On Google and Apple with HoloLens — Will It Last?

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In terms of the enterprise market, that pie will be smaller, but will lean even more heavily toward AR and MR. Currently, at the forefront of the MR revolution is the Microsoft HoloLens. Microsoft has uncharacteristically been early to market in this sector, with the HoloLens dominating almost all coverage of actual deployments of the technology. Tagged with: microsoft Facebook Twitter Reddit More. AR microsoft

Microsoft Just Bought VR Social App AltspaceVR

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Microsoft is rescuing the beloved VR social network. The Silicon Valley social VR startup that has taken us on a roller coaster ride of emotions over the past months has big news—AltspaceVR has been acquired by Microsoft. Announced at today’s Windows Mixed Reality event in San Francisco, AltspaceVR will be joining Microsoft as part of the family. The announcement comes as Microsoft prepares to launch its own VR and AR platform, called Windows Mixed Reality, on October 17.

Power and Responsibility: Highlights from Microsoft Build

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We need to ask ourselves not only what computers can do, but what they should do,” said Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella in his opening keynote at Build. Microsoft sees the “intelligent cloud” as the backbone of this revolution. Within that vision, Azure is being built as “the world’s computer,” a ubiquitous computing fabric that would allow Microsoft to meet the digital sovereignty and regulatory needs of their customers while delivering the benefits of innovation.