Working on Microsoft’s Cortana Is Laborious and Poorly Paid
Leaked documents show that Microsoft’s contractors are paid between $12 and $14 an hour and are asked to transcribe as many as 200 audio clips per hour to train the Cortana virtual assistant.
The change comes after Motherboard found that Microsoft hired contractors to listen to some Skype phone calls.
Vulnerability Exposed Microsoft Azure Users to Cyberattack
New report says flaw with common remote desktop access protocol left millions of users and researchers open to attack.
Major Video Game Companies Commit to Disclosing Loot Box Probability
Companies such as Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft are committing to reforming practices around paid lootboxes, the Entertainment Software Association says.
Revealed: Microsoft Contractors Are Listening to Some Skype Calls
Documents, screenshots, and audio obtained by Motherboard show that humans listen to Skype calls made using the app's translation function.
Cybersecurity Firm Drops Code for the Incredibly Dangerous Windows ‘BlueKeep’ Vulnerability
Researchers from U.S. government contractor Immunity have developed a working exploit for the feared Windows bug known as BlueKeep.
Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony Say Trump’s Tariffs Will Make Consoles Cost More
US consumers will pay a total of $840 million more for consoles than they would without Chinese tariffs, the companies warn.
Gaming's Climate Dread in a 4K Streaming Ecosystem
Still preoccupied with whether they could, games and technology companies are still not stopping to think if they should.
Xbox Is Building the Netflix of Games. Is That a Good Thing?
Waypoint Radio breaks down all of the news from Microsoft and Bethesda's press conferences.
Everything We Learned About the Next Gen Xbox at Microsoft's Press Conference
The new Xbox, 'Project Scarlett,' will launch holiday 2020 with a new ‘Halo’ game.
Microsoft Deleted a Massive Facial Recognition Database, But It's Not Dead
The database contained 10 million photos of 100,000 individuals including activists and journalists.
Xbox Has New Guidelines on How to Talk Trash Without Getting Banned
Microsoft's new community standards say Xbox gamers should trash talk by saying, "That was some serious potato aim. Get wrecked."