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Microsoft expands rural US campaign with Green Bay Packers tie-up – Reuters.com

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) has teamed up with the National Football League’s Green Bay Packers in a $10 million partnership intended to spur tech innovation in Wisconsin, the software company said on Thursday. The partnership is part of a trend by tech companies to connect with the U.S. Midwest following last November’s surprise election of Donald Trump as U.S. president. Trump was carried largely by rural states…

Microsoft quietly added an anti-cheat game feature to Windows 10 – The Verge

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

Microsoft started rolling out the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update to PCs earlier this week, complete with features like Windows Mixed Reality and people integration for the taskbar. While most of the new additions are obvious, Microsoft quietly added an anti-cheat feature for games. The software giant first revealed the feature in a Windows 10 Insider build back in July, promising to share more information. VG247 reports that Microsoft is…

How to Get Started with the Linux Operating System – Lifehacker

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

YouTube/World Top Best What operating system do you use? For some, that question may as well be posed in Latin or Sanskrit. For others, it’s an invitation to have a heated debate about the benefits of GUI vs. command line, modern day UI vs. old school metaphor, the pros/cons of Windows 10, LAMP vs. IIS … the list goes on and on. For most, however, the answer will be a…

Microsoft hits back at Google’s approach to security patches – The Verge

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

Microsoft’s Windows security team haven’t been happy with Google for the past year. While the pair are bitter rivals for a number of different reasons, Google disclosed a major Windows bug before Microsoft was ready to patch it last year. It irritated the company so much that Windows chief Terry Myerson authored a blog post criticizing Google for not disclosing security vulnerabilities responsibly. That resentment still remains today. Microsoft discovered…

Samsung’s phone-as-desktop concept now runs Linux – Engadget

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

It’s not quite the same as your typical Ubuntu or Debian install. Linux on Galaxy launches through an app, and it’s using the same kernel as Android itself in order to maintain performance. And it almost goes without saying that you’ll really want a DeX setup, since most Linux apps are expecting a large screen, mouse and keyboard. As it stands, you’ll have to be patient. Linux on Galaxy isn’t…

Samsung’s phone-as-desktop concept now runs Linux – Engadget – Engadget

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

It’s not quite the same as your typical Ubuntu or Debian install. Linux on Galaxy launches through an app, and it’s using the same kernel as Android itself in order to maintain performance. And it almost goes without saying that you’ll really want a DeX setup, since most Linux apps are expecting a large screen, mouse and keyboard. As it stands, you’ll have to be patient. Linux on Galaxy isn’t…

Microsoft hits back at Google’s approach to security patches – The … – The Verge

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

Microsoft’s Windows security team haven’t been happy with Google for the past year. While the pair are bitter rivals for a number of different reasons, Google disclosed a major Windows bug before Microsoft was ready to patch it last year. It irritated the company so much that Windows chief Terry Myerson authored a blog post criticizing Google for not disclosing security vulnerabilities responsibly. That resentment still remains today. Microsoft discovered…

Microsoft’s Windows Mixed Reality: everything you need to know … – The Verge

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

Microsoft is launching its own answer to virtual reality today, taking on HTC and Oculus in the process. Windows Mixed Reality will be available in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, and headsets are now available to buy. Here’s everything you need to know about Windows Mixed Reality. While Microsoft has picked the “Mixed Reality” naming for its initial headsets, they’re only capable of virtual reality experiences right now. Microsoft’s…

Samsung’s phone-as-desktop concept now runs Linux – Engadget

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

It’s not quite the same as your typical Ubuntu or Debian install. Linux on Galaxy launches through an app, and it’s using the same kernel as Android itself in order to maintain performance. And it almost goes without saying that you’ll really want a DeX setup, since most Linux apps are expecting a large screen, mouse and keyboard. As it stands, you’ll have to be patient. Linux on Galaxy isn’t…

You’re doing open source wrong, Microsoft tsk-tsk-tsks at Google: Chrome security fixes made public too early – The Register

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

A few weeks ago, Google paid Microsoft $7,500 after Redmond’s security gurus found, exploited and reported a vulnerability in the Chrome browser – a flaw that would allow malicious webpages to run malware on PCs. Now Microsoft isn’t entirely happy with the way Google handled it, and having been schooled a few times on security by the web giant, the Windows goliath has taken the opportunity to turn the tables…

Microsoft’s Windows Mixed Reality: everything you need to know … – The Verge

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

Microsoft is launching its own answer to virtual reality today, taking on HTC and Oculus in the process. Windows Mixed Reality will be available in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, and headsets are now available to buy. Here’s everything you need to know about Windows Mixed Reality. While Microsoft has picked the “Mixed Reality” naming for its initial headsets, they’re only capable of virtual reality experiences right now. Microsoft’s…

Microsoft exec says ARM-powered Windows laptops have multi-day battery life – The Register

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

Microsoft says testing of Qualcomm-powered laptops running Windows 10 is well advanced and suggest it will be possible to use the devices for multiple days without charging their batteries. Qualcomm revealed its tie-up with Microsoft in December 2016, when it promised Windows-10-ready 64-bit ARMv8-compatible Snapdragon system-on-chips would be ready in the second half of 2017. News from Qualcomm’s 4G/5G Summit in Hong Kong this week suggest that deadline could be…

Microsoft’s Windows Mixed Reality: everything you need to know – The Verge

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

Microsoft is launching its own answer to virtual reality today, taking on HTC and Oculus in the process. Windows Mixed Reality will be available in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, and headsets are now available to buy. Here’s everything you need to know about Windows Mixed Reality. While Microsoft has picked the “Mixed Reality” naming for its initial headsets, they’re only capable of virtual reality experiences right now. Microsoft’s…

You’re doing open source wrong, Microsoft tsk-tsk-tsks at Google: Chrome security fixes made public too early – The Register

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

A few weeks ago, Google paid Microsoft $7,500 after Redmond’s security gurus found, exploited and reported a vulnerability in the Chrome browser – a flaw that would allow malicious webpages to run malware on PCs. Now Microsoft isn’t entirely happy with the way Google handled it, and having been schooled a few times on security by the web giant, the Windows goliath has taken the opportunity to turn the tables…

Mohawk tribe sues Microsoft, Amazon for patent infringement – CNBC

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

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That email from Amazon is not a scam—here’s why you’re getting money – CNBC

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

<!– –> VISIT CNBC.COM Home Entrepreneurs Leadership Careers Money Specials PRIMETIME Money Money 9 Hours AgoCNBC.com On Wednesday, Amazon sent emails to qualifying customers to notify them that credit has been added to their accounts in response to the Apple eBook Antitrust Settlement. You were only eligible to receive credit if you had a U.S. billing address and purchased a Kindle book between April 1, 2010, and May 21, 2012,…

Samsung to let proper Linux distros run on Galaxy smartmobes – The Register

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

Samsung has announced it will soon become possible to run actual proper Linux on its Note8, Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones – and even Linux desktops. Yeah, yeah, we know Android is built on Linux, but you know what we mean. Samsung said it’s working on an app called “Linux on Galaxy” that will let users “run their preferred Linux distribution on their smartphones utilizing the same Linux kernel that…

Computer Learns To Play Go At Superhuman Levels ‘Without Human Knowledge’ – NPR

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

According to the researchers, there are 10 to the power of 170 possible board configurations in Go — more than the number of atoms in the known universe. DeepMind hide caption toggle caption DeepMind According to the researchers, there are 10 to the power of 170 possible board configurations in Go — more than the number of atoms in the known universe. DeepMind A year after a computer beat a…

Microsoft’s Windows Mixed Reality: everything you need to know – The Verge

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Microsoft is launching its own answer to virtual reality today, taking on HTC and Oculus in the process. Windows Mixed Reality will be available in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, and headsets are now available to buy. Here’s everything you need to know about Windows Mixed Reality. While Microsoft has picked the “Mixed Reality” naming for its initial headsets, they’re only capable of virtual reality experiences right now. Microsoft’s…

Microsoft claims Windows 10 ARM battery life will be a ‘game-changer’ for laptops – The Verge

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Microsoft first unveiled its plans for ARM-powered Windows laptops last year. The new devices will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 processor, and will support traditional desktop apps thanks to an emulator in Windows 10. While Qualcomm previously promised laptops before the end of the year, we haven’t heard much about them yet. Asus, HP, and Lenovo are all preparing devices, and it seems like battery life will be a…