Neowin News Feed for: News Posts by Matthew Sims Neowin News Feed for: News Posts by Matthew Sims en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 From July 2, you'll be able to share apps from Google Play Store between six family members <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Google has revealed that Google Play purchases made after July 2 will be shareable between up to six family members. If developers want their apps to remain on one device, they will have to opt out. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Matthew Sims) Fri, 20 May 2016 11:14:01 +0000 The 'Pilot' is a Star Trek-like universal translator coming to market <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Struggling to communicate with your foreign friends? A US company could have just provided the answer with the Pilot, an earpiece and app which translates spoken languages in real time. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Matthew Sims) Wed, 18 May 2016 07:38:01 +0000 PGA releases four new Windows 10 apps for volunteers and spectators <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft and the PGA have revealed that three apps for volunteers and an app for spectators are being trialled. The apps will streamline the collection and distribution of live data and statistics. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Matthew Sims) Tue, 17 May 2016 07:22:01 +0000 NASA reveals software which can determine the lifespan of machines <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Everything becomes obsolete eventually, but new software could be the key to knowing when that new hardware will kick the bucket. DigitalClone is planned to be publicly released in 2016 or 2017. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Matthew Sims) Mon, 16 May 2016 08:06:01 +0000 Google Store now selling Cardboard VR viewers in Canada, the UK, France, and Germany <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Virtual reality enthusiasts outside of the US can finally get their hands on a Google Cardboard headset, which is now available to purchase in Canada, the UK, France, and Germany via the Google Store. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Matthew Sims) Thu, 12 May 2016 05:46:01 +0000 Microsoft Cloud increases its reach across South Korea and Canada <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft users in Canada and South Korea can now access its cloud-computing platform Azure. Data storage regions have popped up in another step in Microsoft&#039;s plight to unite the world&#039;s businesses. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Matthew Sims) Wed, 11 May 2016 11:38:01 +0000 Uber and Lyft consider sharing a ride out of Austin following legal defeat <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Texans will soon struggle to get home, as Uber and Lyft have terminated their operations in Austin. The ride-sharing services lost a legal battle to repeal a law which will see increased checks. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Matthew Sims) Mon, 09 May 2016 09:06:01 +0000 First flexible holographic smartphone will be exhibited in California <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>While high-definiton holograms may be years away, the Holoflex may be the first step. The Human Media Lab will unveil the flexible holographic smartphone at the Californian ACMCHI on Monday, May 9. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Matthew Sims) Sun, 08 May 2016 09:12:01 +0000 Chinese search engine Baidu under scrutiny after student's death <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The Chinese search engine giant, Baidu has come under fire after allegedly promoting an untested cancer treatment leading to a student&#039;s death. Authorities are currently investigating the matter. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Matthew Sims) Wed, 04 May 2016 06:20:02 +0000 Bing iOS app update allows for searching via image <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Searching for that particular image on the go has become easier for iOS users. Bing&#039;s iOS app update allows for users to search the web using existing or new images. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Matthew Sims) Mon, 02 May 2016 08:12:01 +0000 Microsoft buys synthetic DNA molecules to research data storage lasting thousands of years <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A new solution to the issue of global data storage could be one step closer. Microsoft has agreed to begin research on the possibility of storing information on the foundations of genetics: DNA. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Matthew Sims) Thu, 28 Apr 2016 12:06:01 +0000 Microsoft Azure offers free one-year support upgrade <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Enterprises who use Microsoft Azure for their cloud computing will soon be able to access a higher level of support. The roll-out will begin on May 1 and will be completed before September. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Matthew Sims) Thu, 28 Apr 2016 03:16:01 +0000 Yammer welcomes new external groups feature <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Corporate social network Yammer has added the option to create groups with users from several companies at once. The new feature will support easier collaboration between various corporations. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Matthew Sims) Wed, 27 Apr 2016 06:24:01 +0000 FOX Sports Go updated as a Universal app for Windows 10 PCs and phones <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Windows 10 users on both PCs and phones now have the ability to watch sports content on the go. Microsoft has updated the FOX Sports Go app which will host live and previously broadcasted games. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Matthew Sims) Tue, 26 Apr 2016 09:14:01 +0000 Symantec releases beta for Norton Security Premium 2017 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Tech company Symantec has allowed users to try out the update of its high-end security service. The beta of Norton Security Premium 2017 will be available to users for 14 days after its installation. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Matthew Sims) Wed, 20 Apr 2016 03:10:01 +0000 Amazon launches new movie and TV streaming service <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A new competitor has entered the ring in subscription-based streaming services, with Amazon Prime Video being made available via a monthly plan. New movies and TV, like Transparent, are now available. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Matthew Sims) Mon, 18 Apr 2016 06:00:02 +0000 Twitter tests out new look with tabs and a floating action button <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Sharing your thoughts with the world could get easier, as tests are underway on a new UI for Twitter. The popular social networking app could soon feature tabs, an easier navigation system and an FAB. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Matthew Sims) Sun, 17 Apr 2016 08:26:01 +0000 Work begins on HTML5.1 via Github <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Although you can&#039;t see it, HTML makes up most of your favourite websites. The markup language will soon be updated, with simple edits to the recommendation encouraged from people of all skill levels. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Matthew Sims) Wed, 13 Apr 2016 06:12:01 +0000 ubuntuBSD's creator is seeking official status for new OS <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The new BSD-based OS, ubuntuBSD is looking to be accepted into the Ubuntu line of products. Its major developer, Jon Boden has asked if his creation could be made official, similar to Xubuntu. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Matthew Sims) Mon, 11 Apr 2016 07:42:01 +0000 Microsoft partners with HackerRank to add executable code search results to Bing <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Finding the right language for that bit of code could be much easier with the new Bing search tool. Microsoft has released an in-built code editor and searcher for easy translation and use. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Matthew Sims) Fri, 08 Apr 2016 07:32:01 +0000 First driverless truck convoy goes to plan <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Trucks slowing down traffic could be a thing of the past. A convoy of autonomous trucks which completed a round trip of Europe could indicate a future without truck drivers is right around the corner. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Matthew Sims) Thu, 07 Apr 2016 07:04:01 +0000 UC Irvine to start first state-run e-sports scholarship <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The dream of playing video games for a living is about to become real for some Californian university students. An opportunity to be a professional e-sport player will be offered to a select few soon. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Matthew Sims) Fri, 01 Apr 2016 06:38:01 +0000 Microsoft Mail's message pop-out feature returns in new version <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Ahead of Build this week, a sneak peek of the Mail application update reveals that the message pop-out feature has returned. Windows 10 users will be able to open several windows with the addition. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Matthew Sims) Tue, 29 Mar 2016 07:48:01 +0000 Pre-2013 Amazon Kindles in need of immediate update to stay online <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Reading your favourite books on-the-go may get a little less easy as some versions of the e-reader Amazon Kindle must be updated by today in order to stay online. Read on to find out how to update. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Matthew Sims) Tue, 22 Mar 2016 07:56:01 +0000 Microsoft Sharepoint Server 2016 RTM version is released <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Sharing custom-made websites will be even easier and more secure with Microsoft&#039;s Sharepoint Server update. Windows users will be able to test the update before it is officially released in May. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Matthew Sims) Tue, 15 Mar 2016 10:02:01 +0000 Hydroelectric charger set to be released in July <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Campers and environmentalists need to watch out for the new Enomad charger. The product will allow users to charge their phones via any running water source. Read on to get more details. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Matthew Sims) Mon, 14 Mar 2016 03:48:01 +0000 Apple executive speaks out against DOJ's court order to unlock iPhone <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>An Apple head, Eddy Cue has spoken out against the DOJ&#039;s orders to unlock a phone connected to a terrorist attack. Read on to find out what he thinks the decision could mean for our future privacy. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Matthew Sims) Thu, 10 Mar 2016 07:56:01 +0000 Google's Project Loon to go ahead in India, future introduction of Ventures certain <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Several balloons will provide internet to remote townships in India as part of Google&#039;s Project Loon. Read our story to discover where Google&#039;s Indian branch is heading in the future. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Matthew Sims) Wed, 09 Mar 2016 02:42:01 +0000 Microsoft announces Photos support for Sway <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Telling stories with photos across all of your devices on Microsoft 10 using Sway is now only a click away. Read on to find out how you can share your favorite moments online. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Matthew Sims) Fri, 04 Mar 2016 02:08:01 +0000 Huawei P9 photos and features revealed in leak <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>For those who can&#039;t wait to get their hands on the new Huawei P9, you are one step closer, with unofficial photos being leaked. Read on for a closer look, as well as detailed specs for the new phone. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Matthew Sims) Thu, 03 Mar 2016 09:06:01 +0000 Kanye West's tweet lead to accusations of piracy <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>An ever-controversial musician/entrepreneur, Kanye West has put his foot in it again on Twitter, accidentally posting evidence of searching for torrents, and sparking a feud with EDM artist Deadmau5. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Matthew Sims) Thu, 03 Mar 2016 08:50:01 +0000 Australian video games saw sales rise in 2015 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>More people are buying games than ever before, as the land down under has seen a massive rise in video game sales over 2015. Check out our story to see where the money was spent. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Matthew Sims) Wed, 02 Mar 2016 03:10:01 +0000