Daily Archives: April 11, 2019

Amazon and Microsoft to face off for Pentagon cloud contract

The US Department of Defense has revealed that Amazon and Microsoft have been chosen to continue competing for the Pentagon’s $10bn cloud computing contract. This means that Oracle and IBM are officially out of the running for the Defense Department’s Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure Cloud (JEDI) contract that is part …

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Some GeForce GTX graphics cards now support ray tracing

Nvidia has released a new set of drivers that allow owners of GTX graphics cards to enjoy ray tracing with games that support these added visual bells and whistles. Previously, this was exclusively the domain of RTX cards, but in March, Nvidia promised us broader support for ray tracing to …

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Google Docs will let you edit Office files

Working with Microsoft Office files in Google Docs is about to get a whole lot easier as Google has announced that it will soon add native support for Word, Excel and PowerPoint to its online word processor. Up until now, you could view files from Microsoft in Google Docs but …

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Amazon employees may be listening to your recorded Alexa conversations

Amazon employees could be listening to recordings of Echo speaker users’ conversations with Alexa, according to a report by Bloomberg. The report details how teams listen to “voice recordings captured in Echo owners’ homes and offices” in a bid to improve the way Alexa understands speech and responds to commands …

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Oppo launches the Oppo AX7 affordable smartphone in the UK

Oppo has announced that its newest smartphone, the Oppo AX7, is now available to purchase in the UK. The smartphone, which will cost £199, is only available from Carphone Warehouse, but you can pick it up immediately if you think it’s your cup of tea. We were expecting it to …

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