'Shadow Brokers' threaten to release more hacking tools in June

'Shadow Brokers' threaten to release more hacking tools in June An exploit that the "WannaCry" malware used to encrypt computers worldwide first appeared in a leak from "The Shadow Brokers," a group that claims to have stolen a number of tools from the NSA. Now the Shadow Brokers are back with a new blog post […]

Microsoft's Apps Problem Has Never Been More Dire

Microsoft's Apps Problem Has Never Been More Dire At Microsoft’s Build conference, the dorkiest of companies put on a big show, complete with fog machines and fancy lights, in order to show it’s a cool competitor to Apple and Google. The speakers who came on stage during keynotes had stylish hair. “Do they have dressers […]

How Microsoft’s Story Remix does what Clippy couldn't

How Microsoft’s Story Remix does what Clippy couldn't Microsoft is making some bold promises with Story Remix, its recently announced app for the Windows 10 Fall Creators update. Together with the company's deep learning technology, it can automatically craft your photos and videos into short films. Sto… Source: Engadget Link: How Microsoft’s Story Remix does what Clippy […]

Today’s Massive Ransomware Attack Was Mostly Preventable—Here’s How To Avoid It

Today’s Massive Ransomware Attack Was Mostly Preventable—Here’s How To Avoid It Ransomware may be mostly thought of as a (sometimes costly) nuisance, but when it hinders the ability of doctors and nurses to provide aid to those in need of emergency medical care, then it qualifies as armed robbery. Read more… Source: Gizmodo Link: Today’s […]

Microsoft revealed its plans for world domination at Build

Microsoft revealed its plans for world domination at Build Microsoft just wrapped up its Build developer conference, and the unifying theme was clear: Windows and Cortana everywhere. Whether it's linking Windows to all your other devices or letting developers code for various platforms from their PCs, Micros… Source: Engadget Link: Microsoft revealed its plans for […]

Microsoft privacy dashboard gives you control over your data

Microsoft privacy dashboard gives you control over your data Microsoft has been accused of overstepping privacy boundaries with Windows 10, but it's ready to try and regain some of that broken trust. It's launching a web-based account privacy dashboard that lets you monitor and control the information Microsof… Source: Engadget Link: Microsoft privacy dashboard gives […]

Microsoft CEO Stokes Surface Phone Rumors With 'Ultimate Mobile Device' Comments

Microsoft CEO Stokes Surface Phone Rumors With 'Ultimate Mobile Device' Comments Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has stoked speculation this week that Redmond is prepping a new line of smartphones under the Surface brand for launch in early 2017. In an interview with the Australian Financial Review published on Monday, Nadella said the company was conducting […]

Microsoft Launches Classic Solitaire Game on iOS

Microsoft Launches Classic Solitaire Game on iOS Microsoft today launched the “Microsoft Solitaire Collection” on iOS and Android, a package of classic Solitaire games that include Klondike, Spider, FreeCell, Pyramid, and Tripeaks. As noted by The Verge, Microsoft’s version of Solitaire has been available on Windows for more than 25 years, but this marks the […]

The biggest 'Minecraft' console update of 2016 lands in December

The biggest 'Minecraft' console update of 2016 lands in December The final Minecraft: Console Edition update of the year is also its largest. The Holiday Update will land in late December, bringing the Elytra (wings that allow players to glide), Amplified Terrain, End Cities, the Dragon's Breath potion ingredient… Source: Engadget Link: The biggest 'Minecraft' […]

Microsoft Explains How Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook Work With Touch Bar

Microsoft Explains How Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook Work With Touch Bar Yesterday during its Hello Again event, Apple confirmed that the Microsoft Office suite of apps will be gaining support for Touch Bar on the new MacBook Pro, and now Microsoft has detailed what that will look like for each app. The company said […]

Surface Studio: The Basics

Surface Studio: The Basics Microsoft showed off its new Surface Studio all-in-one on Wednesday. More than just an iMac rip-off, the Surface Studio is focused squarely at artists and creative professionals. Read more… Source: Gizmodo Link: Surface Studio: The Basics

Facebook's Messenger app for Windows 10 now does calls

Facebook's Messenger app for Windows 10 now does calls Facebook has quietly upgraded its Messenger app for Windows 10 with the ability to make voice and video calls, VentureBeat has discovered. No more leaving the app to ring up a friend through a browser. If that new-but-familiar phone or camera icon th… Source: Engadget Link: […]

Who's still using Windows Phones? The NYPD.

Who's still using Windows Phones? The NYPD. Microsoft may have all but given up on Windows Phones, but rookies in the New York City Police Department are now getting them with their gun and badge. As CNET reports, the NYPD only started handing out department-issued smartphones and email addres… Source: Engadget Link: Who's still using […]

Skype's live translations are now available in Russian

Skype's live translations are now available in Russian Since launching last year, Microsoft has steadily been building out Skype's automatic live-translating ability, and making it even easier to speak with more people around the world. The feature, which translates the voice of the person on the other e… Source: Engadget Link: Skype's live translations are […]

Duke hopes HoloLens will assist with tricky brain surgeries

Duke hopes HoloLens will assist with tricky brain surgeries When Microsoft envisioned the medical world embracing HoloLens in the future, it wasn't kidding around. Duke University is testing the augmented reality headset as an assistive tool for difficult brain surgeries like extraventricular drain placement,… Source: Engadget Link: Duke hopes HoloLens will assist with tricky brain […]

'Minecraft' October updates are big deals for tweakers and VR

'Minecraft' October updates are big deals for tweakers and VR Minecraft is close to some updates that could seriously alter how you play if you like to mess with game mechanics… or simply immerse yourself in a virtual world. An upgrade arriving October 18th for Minecraft's Windows 10, Pocket and Gear VR edit… Source: Engadget […]