According to a Bloomberg News report, Microsoft has apparently narrowed its new CEO search even further; with Ford CEO Alan Mulally having edged ahead of former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop as a potential replacement for the outgoing Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. Ballmer had announced in August that he will be leaving Microsoft within one year.
With a fresh document leak from whistleblower Edward Snowden revealing that the US National Security Agency (NSA) - and also the British snooping hub Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) - tapped into the cables and intercepted sensitive network traffic, software giant Microsoft is making a huge effort to encrypt the interlinks at its data centers.
Substantiating the rumors which have been making rounds for several weeks, tech giant Apple has recently confirmed that it has acquired Israel-based PrimeSense start-up which chiefly focuses on 3D sensor technology. The company was involved in the early development of the Kinect motion-sensing accessory for Microsoft's Xbox gaming console.
A new 3D printing app – dubbed the 3D Builder – has recently been launched by Microsoft for Windows 8.1 users. The app will allow the users to conceive, design as well as print their 3D creations using a Windows 8.1-compatibe 3D printer, like the $2,199-priced MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer.
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