About AnkitChawla@TWC

A constant learner of gadgets, Ankit has been writing about technology and the internet, in general, for the past three years, and has written for several well-known media outlets.

Microsoft just patented an on-screen fingerprint sensor

A familiar applicant by the name of ‘MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC’ just filed a patent with the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organisation) for ‘Fingerprint Detection with Transparent Cover‘. Windows Mobile phones have had security features including Iris Scanner in the […]

Outlook.com adds support for Google Drive and Facebook photos

Outlook.com today announced that it is extending its cloud storage compatibility options by adding support for Google Drive, and also adding the option of sharing Facebook photos right from their app/website. Outlook.com’s support for Google Drive Outlook has had OneDrive […]

Microsoft is closing Skype’s UK Headquarters

In a shocking revelation, Microsoft is soon closing down the headquarters for Skype in London, UK. This move will lead to a laying off of more than 400 employees working at the office. Skype’s UK Headquarters to be closed Microsoft […]

Microsoft creates a record in Speech Recognition technology

Microsoft recently announced that it had achieved a new milestone in pursuit of their Speech Recognition Technology, being developed in their labs. According to the company, its best single system has achieved a WER (Word Error Rate) rate of just […]

Microsoft’s Excel World Champ competition 2016 is here

Microsoft officially announced the initiation of their annual Excel World Champ competition where they award the best in data management and visualization. Excel World Champ 2016 From October to November 2016, Microsoft will run four rounds of Excel tests for […]

Dell announces new XPS and Inspiron laptops in new color variants

Dell Electronics, today, announced the launch of their newest upgrade to the popular XPS and Inspiron laptop series. The new laptops will come with Windows 10 out of the box, along with some other improved specifications. Dell XPS to come […]

Satya Nadella says BOTs will shape the future of consumer technology

Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella, was recently at the Global Partner Summit 2016, where he expressed his thoughts over how artificial BOTs would shape the future of customer experience on most consumer tech devices. Said Nadella, “Bots are now learning in […]

LinkedIn

Microsoft launches Linkedin Lite for Indian audience

Linkedin, one of the world’s biggest professional social media portals, just launched a ‘Lite’ version of their website for mobile browsing, especially targeted at the Indian market. Linkedin Lite for India Microsoft announced on Monday that this new launch was […]

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 gets a $150 discount on official store

The Microsoft Store in the U.S has a surprise for all the Surface fans out there. Their latest convertible, the Surface Pro 4, is currently selling for a price of $849, $150 less than the previous retail price of $999. […]

Microsoft releases the first ‘Xbox Play Anywhere’ game title

Microsoft recently announced an exciting new feature called Xbox Play Anywhere at E3 2016. This feature enables a never seen before seamless integration of gaming titles on Xbox One as well as Windows 10 on PC. Today, the tech giant […]

Sling TV brings on-demand entertainment to Windows 10

With a blog post earlier this week, Sling TV officially announced that the on-demand Internet streaming service will be available on Windows 10 PCs and tablets with immediate effect. Sling TV for Windows 10 Starting at around $20 a month, […]

Sony says PS4 Pro sees PC as the biggest competitor, not Xbox One

Sony just launched its ‘new’-ish upgrade to the PS4 console, the PS4 Pro last week. This is one of the rare times that Sony has upgraded its console before the usual 6-year refresh cycle. With minor updates, the PS4 Pro […]

Microsoft Dreamspark student program rebranded to Microsoft Imagine

Microsoft just announced some exciting news for school and college students. Their popular student program, DreamSpark, underwent a rebranding and is now called the Microsoft Imagine program. This change has been done to put it in sync with the annual Imagine […]

Microsoft is finally bringing WebVR to Microsoft Edge Browser

After a long wait and months of speculation, Microsoft today officially announced that it has begun development on WebVR for Microsoft Edge and would be shortly bringing the final product to consumers. WebVR for Microsoft Edge WebVR is an exciting […]

Microsoft Surface All-In-One PC coming late October 2016

After rumors of Microsoft developing a few All-in-one PCs under the Surface blanket, the company will finally be showing at least one model from the new range to the media at a hardware event in late October. Surface All-In-One PC […]

Skype Teams is Microsoft’s answer to Slack

Slack is one of the, if not the most, popular messaging services when it comes to handling business teams and groups. Microsoft is reportedly planning to take on Slack by launching its very own messaging service that closely mirrors Slack’s […]

Microsoft gets support against its big battle with the U.S Government

Microsoft is finally getting support from tech giants including Google, Apple, and Amazon as it gears up to fight its biggest battle against the U.S Department of Justice, which it sued in April 2016 for violation of customer protection. Google, […]

Lumia 640 and Lumia 650 beat iPhone 6s in Danish cellular signal test

Nokia has been, since eternity, known to provide legendary cellular connectivity for their sturdy handsets. Carrying on the legacy, Microsoft Mobile seems to have not made any compromises when it comes to technical proficiency. Lumia 640 & Lumia 650 fair […]