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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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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…

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,…

MacBook Pro’s space bar mercilessly mocked in song – CNET

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that’s taken over our lives. Does that look like 75 degrees to you? Looks like 74 to me. Jonathan Mann/YouTube screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET Works of art can be temperamental. They need the right light, the right temperature, the right atmospheric conditions. So it is with Apple’s lovely MacBook Pro. Especially, some believe, its keyboard. Some people maintain that it’s…

There’s now a song about the sticky MacBook keyboard to get stuck in your head [Video] – 9to5Mac

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

Jonathan Mann of ‘Song a Day’ fame has a new hit on his hands. “I Am Pressing The Spacebar and Nothing Is Happening” is his latest jingle, and it’s a brilliant tune about keys on the MacBook keyboard having a tendency to get stuck when exposed to debris or crumbs or, well, in some cases, air. Sony A6500 The lyrics are simple but relatable for anyone who has used the…

Microsoft’s Surface Book 2 is what the next MacBook Pro should be (but almost certainly won’t) – ZDNet

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

(Image: CNET) Microsoft’s new Surface Book 2 is a beast. Once again Microsoft is schooling Apple on what a modern laptop should be. Must read: Here’s why your old iPhone feels slow — and what you can do about it Apple has gone from leading the way when it came to high-performance laptops to getting mired in mediocre updates and gimmicks such as the Touch Bar. On the other hand,…

Is Niger Trump’s Benghazi? Four US Soldiers Died and It Took Him 12 Days to Respond – Newsweek

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

“This might wind up to be Mr. Trump’s Benghazi.”  Those are the words of Congresswoman Frederica Wilson, a Florida Democrat who was present during a controversial phone call between President Donald Trump and the widow of one of the four U.S. special forces soldiers killed in Niger on October 4.  The soldiers died in an ambush near the Niger-Mali border believed to be perpetrated by an ISIS-linked group. The president’s reaction to the deaths is being…

Deal to Prop Up Obamacare Stalls After Trump’s Mixed Signals – Bloomberg

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

A bipartisan deal to prop up Obamacare exchanges has “stalled out,” a top Senate Republican said Wednesday as President Donald Trump signaled his opposition. Trump had created confusion with conflicting signals on the deal Wednesday until White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders declared his opposition. “We need something that goes a little further to get on board,” Sanders told reporters at an afternoon press briefing. She called the deal a…

Trump sends $25000 check to fallen soldier’s family on same day as Washington Post report – CNN

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

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Suspect in shootings of 6 in Maryland and Delaware caught, officials say – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

A shooting suspect who was the focus of a day-long manhunt was arrested Wednesday evening, hours after, police said, he opened fire on his co-workers in Maryland, killing three and wounding two, and then drove 50 miles to his home state of Delaware, where he gunned down an acquaintance. The deadly mayhem, which unfolded in less than two hours, began shortly before 9 a.m. Wednesday when the gunman, identified by police…

Sessions Refuses to Discuss His Conversations With Trump About Comey or Russia – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

Bracing for more of the same, Democrats had sent Mr. Sessions a letter last week arguing that he would not have a legal basis to continue to refuse to answer unless Mr. Trump invoked the privilege. They demanded that Mr. Trump do so, or that Mr. Sessions be prepared to answer. But from his opening statement, Mr. Sessions made clear that he would frustrate their ambitions. “Consistent with a longstanding…

Why Apple should make Mac chips: Windows 10 ARM laptops will have multi-day battery life – 9to5Mac

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Industry players, such as Microsoft, have arrived in Hong Kong this week for Qualcomm’s 4G/5G Summit, an annual event to strategize and discuss trends and technology developments. One of the topics of surefire interest revolves around Microsoft’s upcoming ARM-powered Windows 10 laptop. In a glimpse into its battery life potential, Microsoft’s Principal Group Program Manager for Connectivity Partners, Pete Bernard, told Trusted Reviews that he only needs to “charge it every couple…

5 Tech Deals That Will Upgrade Your Home and Commute – WIRED

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

The holidays are fast approaching and every day is a little shorter than the last at this time of year. If you’re starting to get in the mood to treat yo’ self to some new tech for the winter, we have a few bargains for you this week. These picks come from our friends at TechBargains and were curated by the team here at WIRED. Dell XPS 8910 desktop PC…

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…

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

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

<!– –> VISIT CNBC.COM Home Entrepreneurs Leadership Careers Money Specials PRIMETIME Money Money 4 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,…