Microsoft Word bug let hackers have access files for months

An error in Microsoft Word let hackers have access to files for month before the tech giant eventually fixed the problem — six months later.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/27/microsoft-word-bug-let-hackers-have-access-files-for-months.html

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Microsoft may be about to take on Google Chromebooks, reports say

Microsoft is slated to hold an event on May 2 in New York City where it’s expected to discuss the future of Windows 10. But the star of the show may be new hardware designed at the education market.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/21/microsoft-may-be-about-to-take-on-google-chromebooks-reports-say.html

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Unofficial Patch Unblocks Windows 7 and 8.1 Updates for Kaby Lake, Ryzen

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Microsoft has started disallowing Windows 7 and 8.1 updates on machines running the latest hardware. One developer has had enough, and is releasing a patch to help users get around this artificial blockade.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/248069-unofficial-patch-unblocks-windows-7-8-1-updates-kaby-lake-ryzen?source=Computing

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New CPUs from AMD, Intel now locked out of Windows Update on Windows 7, 8.1

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Microsoft has made good on its plans to stop all support for Ryzen and Kaby Lake owners running any OS but Windows 10. Going forward, using one of these chips in Windows 7 or 8.1 will prevent you from downloading any security or software updates in Windows Update.

The post New CPUs from AMD, Intel now locked out of Windows Update on Windows 7, 8.1 appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/247683-new-cpus-amd-intel-now-locked-windows-update-windows-7-8-1?source=Computing

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Microsoft finally reveals exactly what telemetry Windows 10 collects about your PC

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After over two years of questions, Microsoft is finally opening up on the data it collects and what it does with it.

The post Microsoft finally reveals exactly what telemetry Windows 10 collects about your PC appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/247311-microsoft-finally-reveals-exactly-telemetry-windows-10-collects-pc?source=Computing

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Microsoft’s new Project Scorpio Xbox could blow the PS4 Pro out of the water, challenge high-end PCs

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Microsoft’s Project Scorpio isn’t just a huge leap ahead for the Xbox One. Microsoft is showing game demos that could put its newest console on par with some high-end PCs, for a fraction of the price.

The post Microsoft’s new Project Scorpio Xbox could blow the PS4 Pro out of the water, challenge high-end PCs appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/247266-microsofts-new-project-scorpio-xbox-blow-ps4-water-challenge-high-end-pcs?source=Computing

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Microsoft claims 10 million ‘fans’ help it test Windows 10, but it’s sure got a funny definition of that word

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Microsoft says it’s cultivated a legion of 10 million fans with the Windows Insider program. The company’s bombastic claims to love its users don’t pass the sniff test, and its promise of actually making changes based on feedback is a joke.

The post Microsoft claims 10 million ‘fans’ help it test Windows 10, but it’s sure got a funny definition of that word appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/246685-microsoft-claims-10-million-fans-help-test-windows-10-but-its-sure-got-a-funny-definition-of-that-word?source=Computing

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Microsoft faces new class-action lawsuit over its Windows 10 upgrade policy

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Microsoft is facing another class-action lawsuit for its upgrade practices related to Windows 10.

The post Microsoft faces new class-action lawsuit over its Windows 10 upgrade policy appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/246587-microsoft-faces-class-action-lawsuit-windows-10-upgrade-policy?source=Computing

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Android is set to overtake Windows as most used operating system

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Microsoft Windows holds the slimmest of margins over Android, and they could trade positions very soon if current trends continue.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/mobile/245641-android-set-overtake-windows-used-operating-system?source=Computing

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Nvidia, Microsoft announce new HGX-1 hyperscale GPU accelerator for AI workloads

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Nvidia has teamed up with Microsoft to create a new GPU-centric server with flexible interconnects and up to eight GPUs per system.

The post Nvidia, Microsoft announce new HGX-1 hyperscale GPU accelerator for AI workloads appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/245569-nvidia-microsoft-announce-new-hgx-1-hyperscale-gpu-accelerator-ai-workloads?source=Computing

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Qualcomm announces 48-core Falkor CPUs to run Microsoft Windows Server

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Qualcomm has partnered with Microsoft to create a new version of Windows Server on ARM. This could represent a potent threat to Intel’s data center business, even as Chipzilla gears up to take on AMD’s Naples.

The post Qualcomm announces 48-core Falkor CPUs to run Microsoft Windows Server appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/245496-qualcomm-announces-partnership-microsoft-48-core-falkor-cpus-run-windows-server?source=Computing

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Microsoft launches less expensive flagship Surface Book without an Nvidia GPU

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Microsoft has trimmed the price on its highest-end Surface Book flagships by ditching the discrete GPU, but its Core i5 hardware is now the same price whether you buy a GPU or not.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/245411-microsoft-launches-cheaper-flagship-surface-book-without-nvidia-gpu?source=Computing

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Microsoft Seeks Global Cybersecurity Accord


Microsoft has called on governments around the world to create a “digital Geneva Convention” as a way to normalize international cybersecurity rules and protect civilian use of the Internet.
President Brad Smith, who is also Microsoft’s chief legal officer, addressed the issue at the annual RSA conference held earlier this week in San Francisco, saying that governments — with the assistance of technology companies in the role of NGOs — need to establish international rules to protect civilians from cyberthreats during peacetime.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84311.html?rss=1

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Robots that steal human jobs should pay taxes, Gates says

Bill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft and world’s richest man, said in an interview Friday that robots that steal human jobs should pay their fair share of taxes.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/02/18/robots-that-steal-human-jobs-should-pay-taxes-gates-says.html

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Microsoft’s guidance for Windows PCs in 2017 won’t reverse sales decline

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Microsoft has laid out its ideas for the hardware designs it wants OEMs to pursue in 2017. The problem is, there’s really nothing in the company’s guidelines that’s going to move product.

The post Microsoft’s guidance for Windows PCs in 2017 won’t reverse sales decline appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/243763-microsofts-guidance-windows-machines-2017-will-nothing-reverse-pc-sales-decline?source=Computing

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Report: Microsoft prepping a locked-down version of Windows, with RT-like restrictions

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Windows Cloud is less about a cloud-based operating system, and more about Microsoft challenging Google in the education and enterprise markets, where the locked-down nature of Chromebooks makes them preferable.

The post Report: Microsoft prepping a locked-down version of Windows, with RT-like restrictions appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/243648-microsoft-may-prepping-new-locked-version-windows-windows-rt-like-restrictions?source=Computing

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