Friday Five@5

The last Build 2016 sessions continue Microsoft's determination to invite developers to build software using Microsoft's various platforms, including Windows 10, Azure, Office, and Xbox. Read this and more in this week's Friday Five@5.

The Friday Five@5 is your weekly dose of the latest in digital news from around the world. 


Everything Microsoft announced at build 2016: Day 2 

The Next Web

If you didn't sit through the entire keynotes for both days, here's a quick recap of what you missed on this second half of the conference. Read more >


Oracle seeks $9.3 billion for Google's use of Java in Android


Oracle is seeking as much as US $9.3 billion in damages in a long-running copyright lawsuit against Google over its use of Java in Android, court filings show. Read more >


Critics absolutely love the Oculus rift

Huffington Post

It's judgement day for virtual reality: Facebook-owned Oculus started to ship its first Rift VR headsets to consumers this week. Read more >


Sweet web app redraws any image you upload using only straight lines


A Reddit user who goes by Jungsosh has created a surprisingly captivating site called that redraws any image you upload using criss-crossing straight lines. Read more >


How to stop texting while driving with awkward hand holding 


Want to stop your friend from texting while driving? Just make it mega-awkward and give them a gentle hold. Read more >


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