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December 11, 2015

Weekend Reading: Microsoft devices news and stories you may have missed

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Microsoft tech experts offer predictions for 2016, Bing shows where presidential candidates stand on issues, and a doctor improves patient satisfaction with Surface Pro 3—here are our picks for Weekend Reading.

From artificial intelligence to cryptography: Microsoft researchers offer 16 predictions for ‘16

Sixteen leaders and thinkers from Microsoft’s Technology and Research organization offer their technology predictions for the next year. They range from wide-spread adoption of artificial intelligence to computing in the cloud.

Our friends at Microsoft News Center round up their responses here.

Microsoft Band in the news

This week we shared how Lindsey Matese, Senior Communications Manager at Microsoft, is using the new Microsoft Band to track and monitor her heart rate, and how the Band is helping her train for her first ultramarathon.

A girl is using the new Microsoft Band and music controls at the gym

We also announced several exciting new features for the new Microsoft Band, including music controls, activity reminders, and an improved and enhanced Exercise Tile.

A doctor improves clinical efficiency and patient satisfaction with a Surface Pro 3

In a post by Dr. Clifford Goldsmith on the Microsoft in Health blog, he interviews obstetrician and gynecologist Dr. Brian A. Levine about how his Surface Pro 3 helps him be more productive and improve patient satisfaction.

Lifestyle image of doctor and Surface Pro 3

Bing 2016 election experience: How do the candidates measure up?

The Bing blog announced a new feature that allows you to see where each U.S. 2016 presidential candidate stands on election topics such as gun control and the environment. The Bing Political Index uses bar charts to show how conservative or progressive a candidate is on a particular issue, and compares him or her with other candidates on that same issue.

Bing Election 2016 landing page