Chrome Beats Edge in New Battery Life Tests

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Microsoft has made a number of impressive claims about Microsoft Edge’s battery life — but those claims aren’t holding up under independent analysis.

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Best tablets of summer: Microsoft Surface Pro and iPad Pro vie for top tablet

Microsoft and Apple both released new tablets in June, offering two solid – and very different – choices for consumers.

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Microsoft, others spearheading a 'smart cities' initiative for everyone

Microsoft has teamed up with two organizations to make smart cities more accessible for everyone, including the disabled and elderly.

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Xbox One X, along with its 4k gaming prowess, will be available Nov. 7

One year after Project Scorpio was announced at E3, Microsoft finally revealed that the new Xbox One X is coming out on November 7. The system will cost $500.

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Microsoft Buys Hexadite to Toughen Windows Security


Microsoft on Thursday said it has agreed to buy a Hexadite, which incorporates artificial intelligence in its automated responses to cyberthreats. The acquisition will help bolster the company’s efforts to help commercial Windows 10 customers deal with advanced attacks on their networks, Microsoft said. It currently offers Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection to detect zero-day attacks, ransomware and other advanced threats, and the Hexadite technology will build on that.

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Microsoft Files Trademark Application for ‘DirectReality’ as E3 Approaches

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Microsoft isn’t bringing VR headsets to E3 to show off on Project Scorpio, but the company has applied for a new trademark on the word DirectReality. Could specialized API support be on its way?

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Pegasystems Nestles in AWS, Azure Clouds


Pegasystems has deepened its 7-year-old relationship with Amazon AWS, and also has teamed up with Microsoft Azure, company officials said Tuesday. The deals are part of a series of planned partnerships aimed at giving Pega’s clients choice in their cloud environment and avoiding lock-in. Pega last month inked an agreement to deliver Pega software on Pivotal Cloud Foundry. “These partnerships enable us to optimize all of our solutions within different cloud provider environments,” said Ying Chen, head of product strategy at Pegasystems.

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Kaspersky Accuses Microsoft of Unfairly Disabling Its Antivirus

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Kaspersky recently accused Microsoft of unfair practices for the way it deletes the company’s antivirus during Windows updates. The Russian company has now filed a number of regulatory complaints.

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Microsoft Preps ‘Advanced’ Windows 10 Pro for Workstation PCs

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Microsoft is prepping a new workstation version of Windows 10 Pro, with support for up to four CPU sockets, 6TB of RAM, and its new ReFS file system.

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Microsoft Set to Unveil New Surface Pro With No USB-C or Thunderbolt

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Microsoft is prepping an update to its Surface Pro 4, but the company won’t be making any dramatic changes to its hardware.

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Microsoft Bashes NSA Following Massive Ransomware Attacks


Microsoft this weekend unleashed its wrath on the National Security Agency, alleging it was responsible for the ransomware attack that began last week and has spread to thousands of corporate, government and individual computer systems around the world. Microsoft Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith launched a blistering attack on the NSA and governments worldwide, equating the ransomware attack with the U.S. military allowing the theft of a Tomahawk missile cache. “This is an emerging pattern in 2017,” Smith wrote Sunday in an online post.

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NSA-Derived Ransomware Is So Serious, Microsoft Is Patching Old Windows Versions

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The WannaCrypt ransomware that struck on Friday is so risky, Microsoft has taken the highly unusual step of pushing security updates for operating systems well outside its support window. Unless you feel like paying out a hefty chunk of Bitcoin ransom, we recommend updating your OS, now.

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Microsoft: Windows 10 ARM Devices Will Run x86 Code at Near-Native Speed

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Microsoft is bringing ARM support to Windows 10–only this time, ARM devices will run x86 code at near-native speed, thanks to a clever emulation layer.

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iTunes Is Coming to the Windows Store, but Still No Non-Edge Browsers

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Microsoft announced yesterday that iTunes will come to the Windows Store with Windows 10 S, but don’t hold your breath waiting for Chrome or Firefox.

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Microsoft to Revamp Windows 10’s Look With Fall Creators Update

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Microsoft announced the new update at the Build conference, and it might look a lot different.

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Microsoft Aims to School Google With Education Onslaught


Microsoft on Tuesday launched a major effort to bulldoze its way into the educational computing space carved out by Google, with the introduction of a streamlined operating system called “Windows 10 S,” a range of new collaborative programs for K-12 schools, and two new Surface laptops aimed at the college student market. The Surface laptop runs on the Windows 10 S operating system, featuring an Intel Core 7th generation processor, 14.5 hours of battery life, a 13.5 inch PixelSense display, optically bonded Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and a keyboard covered in Alcantara material.

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