Microsoft's Familiar New Security Guards Are Exterminating Trespassers

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Microsoft's Familiar New Security Guards Are Exterminating Trespassers
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Microsoft just deployed a new robotic security robot, the K5.

Microsoft's Silicon Valley campus was being policed last week by five of these roughly human-sized 300-pound (136 kg) robots, each equipped with enough cameras, sensors, artificial intelligence, and alarms that they can replace most human security patrols.
But who knows how long until they teach themselves how to craft weaponry. We've all seen enough movies to know what "artificial intelligence" actually means.

Microsoft's Buying Mojang for $2 Billion

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Microsoft's Buying Mojang for $2 Billion
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Microsoft is buying Minecraft Mojang AB after Notch approached them a few months ago and offered to sell. Many are speculating that after the deal is done, Notch (real name: Markus Persson) will leave the company. Alongside Minecraft, Microsoft is also getting Cobalt, Scrolls, and, well, all of Mojang for $2 billion.

Microsoft is Making Anime Commercials for Internet Explorer

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Yeah. Made to advertise the release of Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 8, the ad features a character named Inori Aizawa, a "personification of Internet Explorer," fighting off killer robots (presumably with exoskeletons made of chrome. Subtle.).

The official Inori Aizawa Facebook page describes the character as:

"When I was younger, I used to be a clumsy, slow and awkward girl.

However, just like the story of ugly duckling, people told me that I have really matured and changed over the years. I feel confident in my abilities now, and I'm eager to show you what I can do.

Why don't you get to know me a little better?"

This isn't the first ad that Microsoft has been using the styles of anime: in September, they released a three-minute short of Ghost in the Shell characters using Surfaces. Chances are that they'll be making more of these types of ads in the future.

I, for one, was disappointed that the character wasn't named Inora the Explorer, but hey, you can't win 'em all, I guess...