Surface makes Microsoft money while the iPhone may be in trouble: CNET Radar
CNET Radar: Surface makes Microsoft money while the iPhone may be in trouble2:13 /
Microsoft's gamble into hardware seems to be paying off.
These are the top stories of the week. The iPhone may be in trouble. Human intelligence bested by Google and Microsoft's Surface is a money maker. Apple reported quarterly financials and it made lots and lots of money. But people are talking about next quarter already. Apple CEO. CEO Tim Cook says Apple expects iPhone sales to decline in the March quarter. This will be the first iPhone sales drop ever. So that's the end of the world, right? No, not really. Let's take a look at Microsoft. The company says revenue from the Surface line of computers Is at 29% compare to the same time last year. Bad news for Windows phone though, its revenue is down 49% with 4.5 milliion Lumia phones sold in a quarter. Last year at the same time, Microsoft sold over 10 Million phones read that to mean Microsoft will continue to make headway with the Surface and the Surface Pro. What should you do about phones? I don't know, you figure it out. For the first time a machine has beat a human at the game go, go is one of the oldest board games ever, and it is Far more complex than chess. Google's Alphago artificial intelligence was pitted against the winner of the European Go Champ. Alphago went five and against the champ. How did it work? Alphago learned a new strategy by playing games between its neural network. It's a very different strategy than what computers use to beat humans at other games, like chess or checkers. Google says it could further research in areas ranging from climate modeling to complex disease analysis. There is so much more news you should know, we should go rapid fire. Facebook is now allowing iPhone to the US on a live stream video. Support for Android and more regions are coming. Apple issued a recall on AC wall plug adapters sold outside of the US. Recall information can be found on apple.com. Oracle announced the Java browser plugin will be deprecated, gonna die. And an upgrade to Tinder means that you'll be able to send Animated gifts and photos directly from the app. The new features are on iOS now with Android support coming later. Now you're all caught up in tech. To get your daily dose of tech news, check out cnet.com/update. For a weekly dose, head to cnet.com/radar. I'm Iyaz Akhtar signing off. [MUSIC]