Computers

How I tried to get Microsoft to turn me away from MacBooks – CNET

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

 Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that’s taken over our lives. I wanted to be sold. I really did. Sarah Tew/CNET I’m vulnerable. I look at my MacBook Air and think it a little dowdy.  It works just fine, but there are those times when you want to believe there’s something better out there.  So when I heard that Microsoft had released its Surface Laptop, I…

We’re one step closer to getting cheaper, faster internet from space – The Denver Post

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

For many, it’s been a years-long pipe dream: Ultra-fast, lag-free internet that comes to your PC or smartphone via satellite instead of a wire into your home. Facebook, Google and even SpaceX have explored the idea, partly in hopes of selling broadband access to a growing market with enormous potential – the developing world. But now, a former Googler and friend of Elon Musk has beaten them all to the…

VC Justin Caldbeck raised funding in email to accuser ahead of scandal breaking – TechCrunch

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

TechCrunch has reviewed an email allegedly sent by VC Justin Caldbeck, of Binary Capital, to one of the female founders who have accused him of inappropriate behavior — which suggests he tried to use his influence as an investor to encourage the woman to drop the allegations against him. The email, dated June 8 of this year, was published earlier by Pando, and was sent to Evertoon founder Niniane Wang, who…

We’re one step closer to getting cheaper, faster internet from space – The Denver Post

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

For many, it’s been a years-long pipe dream: Ultra-fast, lag-free internet that comes to your PC or smartphone via satellite instead of a wire into your home. Facebook, Google and even SpaceX have explored the idea, partly in hopes of selling broadband access to a growing market with enormous potential – the developing world. But now, a former Googler and friend of Elon Musk has beaten them all to the…

Hackers attack UK parliament’s email system – Financial Times

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

Hackers attack UK parliament’s email system

Everyone Secretly Hates Your “Friendly Reminder” Email – Fast Company

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

You might think that “friendly reminder” emails are a nice attempt to be professional while disguising your actual annoyance at whoever’s holding you up from finishing something. In other words, it’s just a non-confrontational way to ask for something that’s late. Well guess what? That’s all a misguided fantasy and it’s making everybody you email with secretly resent you. You need to stop doing it–immediately. Here’s why, and what to write…

We’re one step closer to getting cheaper, faster internet from space – The Denver Post

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

For many, it’s been a years-long pipe dream: Ultra-fast, lag-free internet that comes to your PC or smartphone via satellite instead of a wire into your home. Facebook, Google and even SpaceX have explored the idea, partly in hopes of selling broadband access to a growing market with enormous potential – the developing world. But now, a former Googler and friend of Elon Musk has beaten them all to the…

US Asks Supreme Court to Take Up Microsoft Fight Over Email Privacy – KTLA

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

The Microsoft logo is illuminated on a wall during a Microsoft launch event to introduce the new Microsoft Surface laptop and Windows 10 S operating system, May 2, 2017 in New York City. (Credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) The Microsoft logo is illuminated on a wall during a Microsoft launch event to introduce the new Microsoft Surface laptop and Windows 10 S operating system, May 2, 2017 in New York City….

Microsoft’s ‘Play Anywhere’ program fails to attract big game studios – Seattle Times

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

A year in, Microsoft’s bid to link personal computer and Xbox gaming is still a work in progress. At the E3 trade show a year ago, Microsoft introduced “Play Anywhere,” a program that lets people buy a game digitally through the Xbox store, and play it on both a console and a PC. The aim was to add a consumer-friendly link between Windows, the home for most PC gaming, and…

The Internet has jacked up the price of Eiffel Tower tours – New York Post

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

More like Eiffel sour. The digital age has ruined yet another old world charm — a quick trip up Paris’s iconic Eiffel Tower, the Sunday Times of London reported. Now, 80 percent of all tickets will be sold online and on-the-spot purchases will cost about $9 more, increasing from roughly $19 to $28. “It’s still below the average price of monuments worldwide, like the Empire Sate Building,” said the deputy…

British Parliament Hit by Cyberattack, Affecting Email Access – New York Times

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

Photo Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II with Prince Charles in the House of Lords on Wednesday. Credit Arthur Edwards/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images LONDON — The British Parliament was the target of a cyberattack that left many legislators unable to connect to their email on Saturday as remote access to accounts was disabled as a security measure. Legislators were made aware of the problem on Friday night, and Chris Rennard, a…

Microsoft’s ‘Play Anywhere’ program fails to attract big game studios – Seattle Times

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

A year in, Microsoft’s bid to link personal computer and Xbox gaming is still a work in progress. At the E3 trade show a year ago, Microsoft introduced “Play Anywhere,” a program that lets people buy a game digitally through the Xbox store, and play it on both a console and a PC. The aim was to add a consumer-friendly link between Windows, the home for most PC gaming, and…

Microsoft confirms some Windows 10 source code has leaked – The Verge

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

A portion of Microsoft’s Windows 10 source code has leaked online this week. Files related to Microsoft’s USB, storage, and Wi-Fi drivers in Windows 10 were posted to Beta Archive this week. Beta Archive is an enthusiast site that tracks Windows releases, and asks members to donate money or contribute something Windows-related if they access a free private FTP full of archived Windows builds. The leaked code was published to…

How Vladimir Putin weaponized the internet – The Week Magazine

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

Vladimir Putin’s regime is weaponizing the internet to sow chaos, confusion, and discord across the West. Here’s everything you need to know: What is Russia doing?It’s conducting a global disinformation campaign of unprecedented scope. Russia’s interference in last year’s U.S. election — when hackers stole and released emails from high-profile Democrats — wasn’t an isolated incident. Kremlin-linked hackers have been active in French and German elections, promoting far-right parties. They…

Microsoft’s Whiteboard app leaks, shows the future of Windows 10 stylus support – The Verge

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

Microsoft first demonstrated its Whiteboard app for Windows 10 back at the company’s Surface Pro event in May. While the software maker promised it will launch later this year, an early copy of Whiteboard has leaked onto the internet today. It features many of the abilities that Microsoft demonstrated, including automatic inking to shapes and tables as well as the ability to see angles on shapes. It appears that the…

Microsoft’s Whiteboard app leaks, shows the future of Windows 10 stylus support – The Verge

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

Microsoft first demonstrated its Whiteboard app for Windows 10 back at the company’s Surface Pro event in May. While the software maker promised it will launch later this year, an early copy of Whiteboard has leaked onto the internet today. It features many of the abilities that Microsoft demonstrated, including automatic inking to shapes and tables as well as the ability to see angles on shapes. It appears that the…

Microsoft’s Whiteboard app leaks, shows the future of Windows 10 stylus support – The Verge

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

Microsoft first demonstrated its Whiteboard app for Windows 10 back at the company’s Surface Pro event in May. While the software maker promised it will launch later this year, an early copy of Whiteboard has leaked onto the internet today. It features many of the abilities that Microsoft demonstrated, including automatic inking to shapes and tables as well as the ability to see angles on shapes. It appears that the…

FCC grants OneWeb approval to launch over 700 satellites for ‘space internet’ – The Verge

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

FCC chairman Ajit Pai has released a statement announcing that the commission has granted OneWeb approval for US market access to launch a network of internet-beaming satellites into orbit. OneWeb, which is backed in part by Richard Branson, has been working on providing broadband internet via satellite since 2000, when it acquired the satellite spectrum formerly owned by SkyBridge. OneWeb plans to launch a constellation of 720 low-Earth orbit satellites…

How to delete yourself from the Internet – USA TODAY

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE Columnist Kim Komando talks about how to protect yourself and your internet security. Kim Komando Special for USA Today Remove yourself from the Internet? It’s not totally possibly, but you can start by deleting your search history.(Photo: Virginia Mayo, AP) Data breaches. Identity theft. Bank fraud. Every week, we read a fearsome new headline about cybercrime. Reputable services fall victim to anonymous hackers. Ransomware holds…