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  • Since The iPhone Launched, Apple Has Made As Much As Microsoft and Alphabets Combined

    08/06/2017 11:54:53 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 15 replies
    Cumulative profits since introduction of iPhone
  • Windows 10 will include built-in eye tracking support (for disabled Windows users)

    08/01/2017 2:43:02 PM PDT · by dayglored · 24 replies
    The Verge ^ | Aug 1, 2017 | Tom Warren
    Microsoft is planning to add native eye tracking support into Windows 10. The new support is primarily designed to help those suffering from neuro-muscular diseases like ALS and other disabilities to control the various interface elements in Windows 10 without a traditional mouse and keyboard. This ranges from gazing at apps to launch them, or using an onscreen keyboard to glance at characters and type out words.Dubbed Eye Control in Windows 10, the new feature will require hardware like Tobii’s Eye Tracker 4C. Microsoft has worked closely with Tobii to enable this support, and existing devices like Tobii Dynavox PCEye...
  • How Microsoft Has Become the Surprise Innovator in PCs

    07/27/2017 10:19:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    New York Times ^ | 07/27/2017 | Farhad Manjoo
    When Microsoft unveiled the first Surface tablet five years ago, it was a spectacular failure. At the time, the Apple iPhone was well on its way to conquering the technology industry, and the iPad appeared set to lead an even more devastating invasion of Microsoft’s office-worker kingdom. Microsoft conceived of Surface, an innovative laptop-tablet hybrid, as a way to show off the versatility of its software. Windows machines, it argued, could work as phones, personal computers and tablets. And didn’t everyone love Windows? Nope. Microsoft soon took a $900 million write-off for unsold Surfaces. Another effort to break into the...
  • Jeff Bezos Overtakes Bill Gates To Become World's Richest Man

    07/27/2017 8:18:38 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 6 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 27, 2017 | Kate Vinton
    Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has overtaken Bill Gates and is now the richest person in the world, with a fortune topping $90 billion for the first time ever. When markets opened on Thursday, Bezos had a net worth of $90.6 billion, putting him $500 million ahead of Microsoft founder Bill Gates. Amazon stock opened up 1.6% on Thursday, adding $1.4 billion to Bezos’ net worth. That was enough to put him ahead of Gates.
  • RIP: Microsoft Paint Killed Off After 32 Years

    07/25/2017 5:07:37 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 22 replies
    Peta Pixel ^ | 07/24/17 | Michael Zhang
    Microsoft Paint, the first image editing software experienced by countless photographers and PC users around the world, is being laid to rest. Microsoft has announced that it’s abandoning the famous program after 32 years. The Guardian spotted a newly published page on the Microsoft website with a list of Windows features that will be removed or deprecated in the upcoming Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. Among the many entries is a simple line that reads, “Microsoft Paint,” with an indication that it will be deprecated. Paint, which first appeared on Windows 1.0 in 1985, has been replaced by Microsoft’s new...
  • Microsoft's Wilsonville jobs are going to China, underscoring travails of domestic (tr)

    07/19/2017 10:37:40 AM PDT · by dayglored · 6 replies
    The Oregonian (OregonLive) ^ | Jul 19, 2017 | Mike Rogoway
    (Caption:) Microsoft stamped "Manufactured in Portland, OR, USA" on the Surface Hub (which has actually been made in Wilsonville.) Now, production is apparently moving to China.(Microsoft photo) Just two years ago, Microsoft cast its Wilsonville factory as the harbinger of a new era in American technology manufacturing.The tech giant stamped, "Manufactured in Portland, OR, USA" on each Surface Hub it made there. It invited The New York Times and Fast Company magazine to tour the plant in 2015, then hired more than 100 people to make the enormous, $22,000 touch-screen computer.But last week Microsoft summoned its Wilsonville employees to...
  • Supernatural Experience[Charismatic Caucus]

    06/30/2017 9:55:35 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    Supernatural experience is you saturated by my Presence in and through you for as Ezekiel was swept up into my presence "Behold" this IS where I desire you to be always and forever in the arms of the One that loves you is where you belong ! A Psalm of David. Psalm 23 23 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. 3 He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. 4 Even though I walk through...
  • Britain’s Largest Warship Uses Windows XP And It’s Totally Fine, Says Michael Fallon

    06/29/2017 5:41:51 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 22 replies ^ | June 27, 2017 | Graeme Demianyk
    Britain’s largest ever warship is not “vulnerable” to cyber-attacks despite running on Microsoft Windows XP, a 16-year-old operating system, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has said. The Conservative minister defended the use of what many consider to be outdated technology on HMS Queen Elizabeth the day after it left its dockyard for the first time to begin sea trials. Windows XP is no longer supported by Microsoft, meaning it does not receive updates to protect users from new types of attacks. “If XP is for operational use, it is extremely risky,” Alan Woodward, professor of computing at the University of Surrey,...
  • Britain's biggest warship relies on vulnerable Windows XP despite Navy boasting of NASA [tr]

    06/27/2017 5:45:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 27, 2017 | Amie Gordon, Alex Matthews, and Larisa Brown
    The Royal Navy's largest ever warship squeezed under the Forth Bridge late last night after the captain had to wait for the right tide. HMS Queen Elizabeth, which weighs 65,000 tonnes, made its way under the iconic bridge in Scotland just before midnight.
  • How Microsoft Is Stealing Apple’s Cool Factor

    06/20/2017 11:44:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | June 20, 2017 | Lisa Eadicicco
    "If we're going to be able to create magical experiences with software, then the hardware will be the thing that people buy to go experience that," Microsoft corporate VP of devices Panos Panay told TIME during a recent interview. We were discussing his company's decision to release its first true laptop after years of selling hybrid computers, namely the Surface Laptop, which began shipping on June 15. "And [when] those two things work perfectly together in a seamless way, that brings elegance out," he added. If that approach sounds familiar — using the sleek, shiny allure of new gadgetry as...
  • Three new Windows 10 versions revealed for “Advanced PCs” and Servers (14 editions and counting!)

    06/05/2017 8:18:40 PM PDT · by dayglored · 39 replies
    MS Power User ^ | Jun 4, 2017 | Pradeep
    A few days back, Microsoft accidentally pushed out builds from their internal branches to both PC and mobile. The mobile build bricked a number of devices. Microsoft later posted an explanation on what really happened and how to recover the bricked devices. A MDL forum member has now spotted three new Windows 10 SKUs in the released Windows 10 Build 16212 pkeyconfig. The following are the three new Windows 10 versions revealed through this build, Windows 10 Pro for Advanced PCsWindows 10 Pro N for Advanced PCsWindows Server 2016 ServerRdsh Microsoft already offers the following Windows 10 versions, Windows 10...
  • Windows is now built on Git, but Microsoft has found some bottlenecks (Open source s/w tools)

    05/25/2017 7:36:20 PM PDT · by dayglored · 16 replies
    The Register ^ | May 25, 2017 | Richard Chirgwin
    [Microsoft has switched to Open-Source Code Management for Building Windows] [Yes, you read that right.] 300 GB repo handles 8,421 pulls and 1,760 official builds a day, more once GVFS fix is in Microsoft has adopted Git to manage the vast collection of code that is Windows' source, and has shared performance issues it's had to fix along the way.The state-of-the-nation report for what Microsoft calls the “largest Git repo on the planet” follows on from its launch of the “fat Git repo” handler, the Git Virtual File System, as the foundation of its planned shift.Redmond's certainly feeling pleased with...
  • Windows 7 PCs Account For 98 Percent Of All WannaCry Infections (tr)

    05/21/2017 4:05:49 PM PDT · by dayglored · 62 replies
    Hot Hardware ^ | May 21, 2017 | Paul Lilly
    For a quick minute, it looked as though a strain of ransomware that was seemingly stolen from the United States National Security Agency (NSA) was going to be a major problem for PCs around the world, and in particular Windows XP systems. Microsoft even made the unusual move of releasing an emergency patch for Windows XP even though it stopped supporting the legacy OS a long time ago. But now a week after the initial WannaCry outbreak it's been discovered that Windows 7 PCs were the hardest hit. A researcher for Kaspersky Lab posted a message on Twitter saying "the...
  • 'Safe and predictable' Windows 10 S won't run Linux, says Microsoft (disallows command line apps)

    05/21/2017 4:19:05 PM PDT · by dayglored · 37 replies
    ZC Net ^ | May 19, 2017 | Liam Tung
    Windows 10 S and Linux will not mix, according to Microsoft senior program manager Rich Turner. Just because Linux distributions are coming to the Windows Store, it doesn't mean they will work on laptops running Microsoft's streamlined Windows 10 S.Microsoft wants to clear up any confusion over two recent announcements. At the beginning of May it unveiled Windows 10 S, a fast-booting, locked-down version of Windows 10 that can only install apps from the Windows Store and is restricted to Microsoft's Edge browser. Windows 10 S ships with Microsoft's $1,000 Surface Laptop, as well as with forthcoming third-party Windows laptops...
  • Microsoft glasses could one day tell you when to stop eating (Augmented Reality Patent)

    05/13/2017 7:16:06 AM PDT · by dayglored · 41 replies
    KIRO 7 (Seattle News TV) ^ | May 10, 2017 | KIRO 7 News Staff
    Microsoft won a patent for augmented reality glasses that would provide a guiding voice at mealtime – whispering for you to consider grabbing a salad for lunch, rather than a greasy burger. The patent claims a device with image data would use a sensor to detect foods – and then provide feedback information to the user on the food's nutritional information. “A see-through, head mounted display and sensing devices cooperating to provide feedback on food items detected in the device field of view,” the patent abstract reads. “Feedback can include warnings based on personal wearer needs, general nutrition information, food...
  • Hackers Hit Dozens of Countries With a Stolen N.S.A. Tool

    05/12/2017 1:00:35 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 12, 2017 | By DAN BILEFSKY and NICOLE PERLROTH
    Hackers using a tool stolen from the United States government conducted extensive cyberattacks on Friday that hit dozens of countries around the world, severely disrupting Britain’s public health system and wreaking havoc on computers elsewhere, including Russia. The tool was leaked by a group calling itself the Shadow Brokers, which has been dumping stolen N.S.A. hacking tools online since last year. Microsoft rolled out a patch for the vulnerability in March, but hackers apparently took advantage of the fact that vulnerable targets — particularly hospitals — had yet to update their systems. The malware was circulated by email. Targets were...
  • Ransomware infections reported worldwide

    05/12/2017 12:52:39 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    BBC News ^ | May 12, 2017 | By Chris Baraniuk
    A massive ransomware campaign appears to have infected a number of organisations around the world. Computers in thousands of locations have apparently been locked by a program that demands $300 (Ł230) in Bitcoin. There have been reports of infections in more than 70 countries, including the UK, US, China, Russia, Spain, Italy and Taiwan. Many security researchers are linking the incidents together. "This is huge," said Jakub Kroustek at Avast. Another, at cyber-security firm Kaspersky, said that the ransomware had been spotted cropping up in 74 countries and that the number was still growing. There were a number of reports...
  • Microsoft Build 2017: The lessons learned on Windows, Azure, Dynamics

    05/12/2017 6:32:20 AM PDT · by dayglored · 35 replies
    ZD Net ^ | May 12, 2017 | Larry Dignan
    Microsoft's Build powwow has concluded and there were many key takeaways for business technology buyers to ponder. The big question: What did we learn? Here are six key themes that emerged. Microsoft conceded mobile and is betting that it can keep Windows relevant by connecting it to Apple's iPhones, Android and Internet of things devices. CEO Satya Nadella at Microsoft's analyst briefing didn't mention the smartphone once in his opening remarks. However, Nadella said mobility 10 times. Here's his view:When you say that it's going to be multi-device experiences, then the next logical thing is the data and the AI...
  • Microsoft has a funky new mantra ("Intelligent Cloud" - artificial intelligence everywhere)

    05/10/2017 8:36:59 PM PDT · by dayglored · 18 replies
    Business Insider ^ | May 10, 2017 | Matt Weinberger
    When Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella first took the job in 2014, it wasn't long before he unveiled a new guiding mantra, encompassing his new vision for the company: "mobile first, cloud first."That mantra was a big departure for Microsoft — it had spent the last several decades pushing Windows above all else, while Windows market share languished and the Windows phone business failed to get any kind of significant traction. Nadella was declaring his intention to build applications that work across all platforms, not just Microsoft's. Now, at the Microsoft Build 2017 event this week in Seattle, Nadella unveiled a...
  • 500 million machines are now running Windows 10 (halfway to that goal of a billion)

    05/10/2017 4:34:07 PM PDT · by dayglored · 53 replies
    The Verge ^ | May 10, 2017 | Tom Warren
    Microsoft is announcing today that 500 million active machines are now running Windows 10. The latest statistic comes almost 8 months after the company revealed 400 million devices were running Windows 10. Microsoft revealed its latest Windows 10 figures just as the software maker starts its Build developer event in Seattle today.Microsoft had originally claimed it would have 1 billion devices running Windows 10 by 2018. The bold estimate was revised last July, with Microsoft admitting "it will take longer than FY18 for us to reach our goal of 1 billion monthly active devices." It now seems this will take...