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Blockchains are the new Linux, not the new Internet – TechCrunch

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Cryptocurrencies are booming beyond belief. Bitcoin is up sevenfold, to $2,500, in the last year. Three weeks ago the redoubtable Vinay Gupta, who led Ethereum’s initial release, published an essay entitled “What Does Ether At $100 Mean?” Since then it has doubled. Too many altcoins to name have skyrocketed in value along with the Big Two. ICOs are raking in money hand over fist over bicep. What the hell is…

Graham: It’s ‘stunning’ Comey never told Congress about fake email – CNN

Sunday, May 28, 2017

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British Airways resumes flights from London airports following global computer outage – ABC News

Sunday, May 28, 2017

British Airways on Sunday is resuming departures from London’s Heathrow and Gatwick airports, following the cancellation of flights Saturday due to a worldwide computer outage that struck at the start of a busy holiday weekend. “Work continues to restore all of our IT systems but we expect some further disruption today,” British Airways posted on its Facebook page Sunday morning. “We are aiming to operate the majority of services from…

Google Chrome is testing a dramatic redesign, here’s how to try all the new features early – Express.co.uk

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Google is hard at work on a redesign of its hugely-popular Chrome web browser. Dubbed Chrome Home, the striking new look brings the web address bar to the bottom of the screen. Alongside the URL, Google has also included a new arrow symbol in the bottom left hand-side of the display that summons up suggested websites and stories from around the web Google thinks you’d be interested in. Google has…

British Airways says computer outage causing global delays – CNBC

Saturday, May 27, 2017

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New Microsoft Surface Pro 2017 Hands-On Review: Killer Keyboard Comes With Questions – Forbes

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Credit: Brooke Crothers New 2017 Surface Pro. The “new Surface Pro” is not called the Surface Pro 5 but that’s what it is. Here are my impressions after spending some hands-on time with the device at a Microsoft Store in Los Angeles. I also spoke with Ryan Day, who is a Communications Manager for Surface at Microsoft, and include his comments below. Note that the new Surface Pro, starting at $799, won’t…

Computer outage at British Airways delays flights worldwide – Los Angeles Times

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Air travelers faced delays Saturday because of a worldwide computer systems failure at British Airways, the airline said. The airline canceled all flights from London’s Heathrow and Gatwick airports until 5 p.m. local time (10 a.m. PDT.) and urged passengers not to go to the airports, which it described as extremely congested. The airline said it suffered a “major IT systems failure” and was working to resolve the problem. It…

Microsoft plans on storing its data on DNA in the next 3 years – ScienceAlert

Saturday, May 27, 2017

If we used DNA like we use magnetic tape to store data today, it’s theoretically possible to store all of the information humans have ever recorded in a space roughly the size of a double garage. Sharing their goals with MIT Technology Review this week, Microsoft Research computer architects say they want to start storing their data on strands of DNA within the next few years, and expect to have an operational…

Fans Rejoice! Microsoft Has Reinvented The Surface Pro 4 – Forbes

Friday, May 26, 2017

Microsoft The New Surface Pro Whether you’ll like what I have to say next will depend largely upon your expectations. After the immense hit that was the Microsoft Surface Pro 4, many expected the next installation in the franchise to be an equally mind-blowing, spine-chilling success. If that’s what you have come looking for, you will most certainly be disappointed. If, however, all you are looking for is a more…

This Weird Web Page Glitch Could Crash Your Windows Computer – Forbes

Friday, May 26, 2017

A new vulnerability has been discovered on computers that run Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8.x. While it won’t allow an attacker to hijack your computer to mine cryptocurrency or encrypt your files and hold them for ransom, it could cause you some serious headaches. Shutterstock Exploiting the bug is actually incredibly simple, too. All it takes is a few characters ($MFT) inserted into the code of a web…

Microsoft Brand ‘Largely Unscathed’ By WannaCry Attack: Report (MSFT) – Investopedia

Friday, May 26, 2017

The WannaCry cyberattack that swept across the globe earlier in May, exploited a bug in unpatched Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) operating systems and it’s time to assess whether it caused a dent in the company’s reputation. According to a new survey by Morning Consult, 57% of 2,148 adults polled said they were concerned about using Microsoft’s hardware products on the heels of the massive cyber attack, and a quarter of respondents…

Major US tech firms press Congress for internet surveillance reforms – Reuters

Friday, May 26, 2017

WASHINGTON Facebook, Amazon and more than two dozen other U.S. technology companies pressed Congress on Friday to make changes to a broad internet surveillance law, saying they were necessary to improve privacy protections and increase government transparency. The request marks the first significant public effort by Silicon Valley to wade into what is expected to be a contentious debate later the year over the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, parts of…

Microsoft Wants Clean South African Energy – Bloomberg

Friday, May 26, 2017

The two new data centers that Microsoft Corp. plans to build in South Africa will one day provide cloud computing services to the entire African continent. The power they use, however, will be generated and consumed entirely within South Africa’s grid. While a decade ago that would have meant buying electricity from the utility regardless of generation source, Microsoft today expects to have a variety of options. Given its commitment…

Lawmakers Seek to Restore Internet Privacy After Repealing It – Roll Call

Friday, May 26, 2017

<!– Legislation by Tennessee Rep. Marsha Blackburn would restore some of the internet regulations Republicans in Congress just repealed. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo) –> House and Senate lawmakers are hoping to push legislation to replace recently repealed Obama-era internet privacy regulations, a move by the Federal Communications Commission that has led to a tide of consumer complaints. At least two Senate bills are being drafted to address the…

Microsoft’s Video Game Streaming Service Gets a Name Change – Fortune

Friday, May 26, 2017

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Microsoft Still Has Plenty Of Room To Grow – Seeking Alpha

Friday, May 26, 2017

Over the years Microsoft’s (NASDAQ:MSFT) shares have had a great run, which seems to have accelerated over the past year or so. The great performance of this stock has caused both a high total value and high valuation multiples with a P/E of 30. While the company is known for its great performance, it is getting difficult to justify a high valuation since it’s getting more difficult to find new…

Microsoft’s Video Game Streaming Service Gets a Name Change – Fortune

Friday, May 26, 2017

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Microsoft rebrands Twitch competitor and adds mobile live streaming – CNBC

Thursday, May 25, 2017

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Microsoft released a new version of Windows that’s tailor-made for the Chinese government – Quartz

Thursday, May 25, 2017

On May 23 Microsoft formally announced a new version of Windows 10, customized for an important client—the Chinese government. The tailor-made software’s unveiling highlights the hoops foreign internet companies must jump through in China and the tighter controls they face, as well as China’s worries over possible US snooping and cybersecurity. The new edition comes as a new Cybersecurity Law, which will require foreign tech companies in China to give…