Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) Review Roundup: Not Bad, Still Expensive

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Reviews of the new Surface Pro are surprisingly weak — weaker than we’ve seen for Microsoft’s flagship tablet in the past. This minor point update takes a few steps forward, but it wasn’t what reviewers were collectively looking for.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/250976-surface-pro-2017-review?source=Computing

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DDoS attackers exploited insecure IoT gadgets from Chinese company

Hangzhou Xiongmai Technology admitted weak product passwords were partly to blame for last week’s massive attack.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/10/25/ddos-attackers-exploited-insecure-iot-gadgets-from-chinese-company.html

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US Air Force's plan to improve radio communications? Plasma bomb the atmosphere

Radio communication is a weak point for most military operations — it is never long enough or strong enough. The Air Force’s solution to improve their long-distance calls? Supercharge the atmosphere by detonating plasma bombs.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/08/12/us-air-forces-plan-to-improve-radio-communications-plasma-bomb-atmosphere.html

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'Worst passwords' list is full of embarrassing options

If your computer blares “WEAK!” whenever you try to come up with a new password, your “secret” code may be an honoree on this year’s “Worst Passwords” list.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/01/22/worst-passwords-list-is-full-embarrassing-options/

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HP's Whitman Pulls Out the Chain Saw


In the wake of a weak Q2 earnings report, HP has announced it will eliminate 11,000 to 16,000 jobs. The news was a blow; it was only two years ago that HP announced it would undergo a massive restructuring to move away from its PC roots. As part of that effort, it planned to eliminate 34,000 jobs. While the extent of the cuts was a shock, the company was bolstered by its then relatively new CEO Meg Whitman, who had taken the helm in late 2011 amid predictions that she would act boldly to turn the flagging company around.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/80506.html?rss=1

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