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Microsoft quietly added an anti-cheat game feature to Windows 10 – The Verge

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Microsoft started rolling out the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update to PCs earlier this week, complete with features like Windows Mixed Reality and people integration for the taskbar. While most of the new additions are obvious, Microsoft quietly added an anti-cheat feature for games. The software giant first revealed the feature in a Windows 10 Insider build back in July, promising to share more information. VG247 reports that Microsoft is…

Microsoft quietly added an anti-cheat game feature to Windows 10 – The Verge

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Microsoft started rolling out the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update to PCs earlier this week, complete with features like Windows Mixed Reality and people integration for the taskbar. While most of the new additions are obvious, Microsoft quietly added an anti-cheat feature for games. The software giant first revealed the feature in a Windows 10 Insider build back in July, promising to share more information. VG247 reports that Microsoft is…

Microsoft hits back at Google’s approach to security patches – The … – The Verge

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Microsoft’s Windows security team haven’t been happy with Google for the past year. While the pair are bitter rivals for a number of different reasons, Google disclosed a major Windows bug before Microsoft was ready to patch it last year. It irritated the company so much that Windows chief Terry Myerson authored a blog post criticizing Google for not disclosing security vulnerabilities responsibly. That resentment still remains today. Microsoft discovered…

Microsoft hits back at Google’s approach to security patches – The … – The Verge

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Microsoft’s Windows security team haven’t been happy with Google for the past year. While the pair are bitter rivals for a number of different reasons, Google disclosed a major Windows bug before Microsoft was ready to patch it last year. It irritated the company so much that Windows chief Terry Myerson authored a blog post criticizing Google for not disclosing security vulnerabilities responsibly. That resentment still remains today. Microsoft discovered…

How to Get Started with the Linux Operating System – Lifehacker

Thursday, October 19, 2017

YouTube/World Top Best What operating system do you use? For some, that question may as well be posed in Latin or Sanskrit. For others, it’s an invitation to have a heated debate about the benefits of GUI vs. command line, modern day UI vs. old school metaphor, the pros/cons of Windows 10, LAMP vs. IIS … the list goes on and on. For most, however, the answer will be a…

How to Get Started with the Linux Operating System – Lifehacker

Thursday, October 19, 2017

YouTube/World Top Best What operating system do you use? For some, that question may as well be posed in Latin or Sanskrit. For others, it’s an invitation to have a heated debate about the benefits of GUI vs. command line, modern day UI vs. old school metaphor, the pros/cons of Windows 10, LAMP vs. IIS … the list goes on and on. For most, however, the answer will be a…

Samsung’s phone-as-desktop concept now runs Linux – Engadget – Engadget

Thursday, October 19, 2017

It’s not quite the same as your typical Ubuntu or Debian install. Linux on Galaxy launches through an app, and it’s using the same kernel as Android itself in order to maintain performance. And it almost goes without saying that you’ll really want a DeX setup, since most Linux apps are expecting a large screen, mouse and keyboard. As it stands, you’ll have to be patient. Linux on Galaxy isn’t…

Samsung’s phone-as-desktop concept now runs Linux – Engadget – Engadget

Thursday, October 19, 2017

It’s not quite the same as your typical Ubuntu or Debian install. Linux on Galaxy launches through an app, and it’s using the same kernel as Android itself in order to maintain performance. And it almost goes without saying that you’ll really want a DeX setup, since most Linux apps are expecting a large screen, mouse and keyboard. As it stands, you’ll have to be patient. Linux on Galaxy isn’t…

Microsoft’s Windows Mixed Reality: everything you need to know – The Verge

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Microsoft is launching its own answer to virtual reality today, taking on HTC and Oculus in the process. Windows Mixed Reality will be available in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, and headsets are now available to buy. Here’s everything you need to know about Windows Mixed Reality. While Microsoft has picked the “Mixed Reality” naming for its initial headsets, they’re only capable of virtual reality experiences right now. Microsoft’s…

Microsoft’s Windows Mixed Reality: everything you need to know – The Verge

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Microsoft is launching its own answer to virtual reality today, taking on HTC and Oculus in the process. Windows Mixed Reality will be available in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, and headsets are now available to buy. Here’s everything you need to know about Windows Mixed Reality. While Microsoft has picked the “Mixed Reality” naming for its initial headsets, they’re only capable of virtual reality experiences right now. Microsoft’s…

Microsoft hits back at Google over approach to security patches – The Verge

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Microsoft’s Windows security team haven’t been happy with Google for the past year. While the pair are bitter rivals for a number of different reasons, Google disclosed a major Windows bug before Microsoft was ready to patch it last year. It irritated the company so much that Windows chief Terry Myerson authored a blog post criticizing Google for not disclosing security vulnerabilities responsibly. That resentment still remains today. Microsoft discovered…

Samsung’s phone-as-desktop concept now runs Linux – Engadget

Thursday, October 19, 2017

It’s not quite the same as your typical Ubuntu or Debian install. Linux on Galaxy launches through an app, and it’s using the same kernel as Android itself in order to maintain performance. And it almost goes without saying that you’ll really want a DeX setup, since most Linux apps are expecting a large screen, mouse and keyboard. As it stands, you’ll have to be patient. Linux on Galaxy isn’t…

Microsoft’s Windows Mixed Reality: everything you need to know – The Verge

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Microsoft is launching its own answer to virtual reality today, taking on HTC and Oculus in the process. Windows Mixed Reality will be available in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, and headsets are now available to buy. Here’s everything you need to know about Windows Mixed Reality. While Microsoft has picked the “Mixed Reality” naming for its initial headsets, they’re only capable of virtual reality experiences right now. Microsoft’s…

Computer Learns To Play Go At Superhuman Levels ‘Without Human Knowledge’ – NPR

Thursday, October 19, 2017

According to the researchers, there are 10 to the power of 170 possible board configurations in Go — more than the number of atoms in the known universe. DeepMind hide caption toggle caption DeepMind According to the researchers, there are 10 to the power of 170 possible board configurations in Go — more than the number of atoms in the known universe. DeepMind A year after a computer beat a…

Microsoft exec says ARM-powered Windows laptops have multi-day battery life – The Register

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Microsoft says testing of Qualcomm-powered laptops running Windows 10 is well advanced and suggest it will be possible to use the devices for multiple days without charging their batteries. Qualcomm revealed its tie-up with Microsoft in December 2016, when it promised Windows-10-ready 64-bit ARMv8-compatible Snapdragon system-on-chips would be ready in the second half of 2017. News from Qualcomm’s 4G/5G Summit in Hong Kong this week suggest that deadline could be…

Samsung’s phone-as-desktop concept now runs Linux – Engadget – Engadget

Thursday, October 19, 2017

It’s not quite the same as your typical Ubuntu or Debian install. Linux on Galaxy launches through an app, and it’s using the same kernel as Android itself in order to maintain performance. And it almost goes without saying that you’ll really want a DeX setup, since most Linux apps are expecting a large screen, mouse and keyboard. As it stands, you’ll have to be patient. Linux on Galaxy isn’t…

Microsoft’s Windows Mixed Reality: everything you need to know – The Verge

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Microsoft is launching its own answer to virtual reality today, taking on HTC and Oculus in the process. Windows Mixed Reality will be available in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, and headsets are now available to buy. Here’s everything you need to know about Windows Mixed Reality. While Microsoft has picked the “Mixed Reality” naming for its initial headsets, they’re only capable of virtual reality experiences right now. Microsoft’s…

Native American tribe sues Amazon and Microsoft over patents | Ars … – Ars Technica

Thursday, October 19, 2017

reader comments 45 The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe has filed patent lawsuits against Amazon and Microsoft, using patents it acquired from a company called SRC Labs, according to reports in Reuters and CNBC. Until recently, the patents were owned by a holding company called SRC Labs, which is a co-plaintiff in today’s lawsuit. The lawsuits against Amazon and Microsoft are the second and third lawsuits filed by patent-holding companies working together with Native American…

Microsoft Surface Book 2: What the Reviewers Are Saying – Fortune

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Microsoft officially announced its Surface Book 2 would-be MacBook Pro killer on Tuesday, and early reviews are pretty good. Microsoft msft says the new item, which will start shipping November 16, doubles the battery life of rival Apple aapl laptops. In his introductory blog post, Microsoft corporate vice president Panos Panay said the company’s newest laptop is “powerful enough to fuel the next wave of computing across mixed reality, artificial…

You’re doing open source wrong, Microsoft tsk-tsk-tsks at Google: Chrome security fixes made public too early – The Register

Thursday, October 19, 2017

A few weeks ago, Google paid Microsoft $7,500 after Redmond’s security gurus found, exploited and reported a vulnerability in the Chrome browser – a flaw that would allow malicious webpages to run malware on PCs. Now Microsoft isn’t entirely happy with the way Google handled it, and having been schooled a few times on security by the web giant, the Windows goliath has taken the opportunity to turn the tables…