It’s Sunday and it’s time for Adi’s Week in Tech News. Incidentally, it’s the first edition of Adi’s Week in Tech News for 2015. This is your weekly roundup of all the week’s technology news.
Those who own an iPhone or an iPad have had Microsoft Office on their iOS devices for a long time now. However, Microsoft has finally released a version of Word, Excel and PowerPoint for Android tablets. If you have a tablet with a screen size of between 7 and 10 inches, then you will be able to create and edit documents for free. Additionally, Microsoft has released outlook for iOS and Android. The popular email and calendar software is free to download from the iOS App Store and the Google Play Store.
Humans should be worried about the threat posed by artificial Intelligence, Bill Gates has said. The Microsoft founder said he didn’t understand people who were not troubled by the possibility that AI could grow too strong for people to control.
First-class passengers flying between Australia and the US will soon be able to watch content via a virtual reality headset, airline Qantas has announced. In the first tie-up of its kind, the airline has teamed up with Samsung to provide the headsets for in-flight entertainment. The Samsung Gear VR headsets will show a variety of tailored content.
After a long wait, EA has confirmed that the open beta for battlefield hardline will be available between the 3rd of February and the 8th of February 2015. The beta will be available to everyone on PC, PS4, PS3, XBox 360 and the XBox One.
Pay-TV firm Sky is launching a mobile phone service next year in partnership with O2’s Spanish parent Telefonica. Sky will use Telefonica UK’s wireless network, enabling the satellite broadcaster to offer mobile voice and data services for the first time. It takes Sky into the battle for “quad play”, adding mobile to its existing services of internet, landline and TV.