Computers

Microsoft Excel Class Scheduled – The Missourian

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Scenic Regional Library in Union will host an introduction to Microsoft Excel class Thursday, Sept. 14, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Participants will learn to perform basic functions using the program. To register, people may call 636-583-3224, or visit scenicregional.org.

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen finds lost WWII ship USS Indianapolis – USA TODAY

Saturday, August 19, 2017

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More Info On Microsoft’s Xbox One X Coming Tomorrow, August 20 – Forbes

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Credit: Microsoft Xbox One X. Microsoft’s Xbox One has been a known quantity for a while now, first surfacing in leaks as a rumored update to the Xbox One before Microsoft confirmed its existence at E3 last year. Since then we’ve received a steady drip of info, from a breakdown of its technical specifications at Digital Foundry to the final price and name at E3 this year. What we don’t…

Microsoft: Bing’s US Market Share Is Wildly Underestimated – Gizmodo

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Photo: AP Microsoft claims Bing, its search engine for people who have just unboxed a new computer and are trying to find out where to download Chrome, is bigger than you think. Stats released by the company this week claim Bing enjoys an astonishing 33 percent market share in the US, which is far higher than the frankly more believable 9 percent it reports worldwide. According to Microsoft, the 33…

Hidden Apple job listing requires serious computer skills to find … – Markets Insider

Saturday, August 19, 2017

  Reuters One way to get your foot in the door at Apple is to know where to look to find secrets hidden on its website.  For example, if you direct your browser to us-east-1.blobstore.apple.com, you’ll find a hidden plain text job listing looking for a distributed systems engineer. “Hey there! You found us,” reads the job listing. “We are looking for a talented engineer to develop a critical infrastructure component that…

A Stanford psychologist says internet culture isn’t as toxic as it feels – Quartz

Saturday, August 19, 2017

The internet feels like a worse place lately. In March, the Pew Research Center cited hate memes, manipulative bots spewing fake news, and media reports declaring the end of internet innocence as evidence that the social web isn’t “a space where disparate views, ideas and conversations [can] constructively converge.” Meanwhile, the risks of going online are widely discussed: It can cause depression, or create a “toxic mirror.” It can even…

More Info On Microsoft’s Xbox One X Coming Tomorrow, August 20 – Forbes

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Credit: Microsoft Xbox One X. Microsoft’s Xbox One has been a known quantity for a while now, first surfacing in leaks as a rumored update to the Xbox One before Microsoft confirmed its existence at E3 last year. Since then we’ve received a steady drip of info, from a breakdown of its technical specifications at Digital Foundry to the final price and name at E3 this year. What we don’t…

A Stanford psychologist says internet culture isn’t as toxic as it feels – Quartz

Saturday, August 19, 2017

The internet feels like a worse place lately. In March, the Pew Research Center cited hate memes, manipulative bots spewing fake news, and media reports declaring the end of internet innocence as evidence that the social web isn’t “a space where disparate views, ideas and conversations [can] constructively converge.” Meanwhile, the risks of going online are widely discussed: It can cause depression, or create a “toxic mirror.” It can even…

China launches cyber-court to handle internet-related disputes – The Verge

Friday, August 18, 2017

China’s new cyber-court in the city of Hangzhou will start hearing cases today that exclusively deal with e-commerce and internet-related cases, according to China Law Blog. The court will have the ability to handle all aspects of a case online from beginning to end. The court will accept filings electronically and try cases via live stream for the following areas of dispute: contract disputes arising from online shopping, product liability…

Neo-Nazis Expose the Internet’s Big Weakness – Bloomberg

Friday, August 18, 2017

An obscure internet executive’s decision to shut down a neo-Nazi website has rightly sparked a debate about how to govern the global computer network. On a technical level, though, it also demonstrates how vulnerable this supposedly resilient mode of communication has become. The Daily Stormer, which spreads neo-Nazi propaganda using cartoon frogs and anime avatars, was far from the most beloved page on the web. The site had already relocated…

‘The Daily’: The Alt-Right and the Internet – New York Times

Friday, August 18, 2017

• Tech platforms like Google, Airbnb and PayPal are battling with far-right activists, who accuse the companies of censoring their ideas. • Two women in the middle of the violence in Charlottesville have filed a lawsuit against more than two dozen white nationalists and groups that organized the march. Tune in, and tell us what you think. Email us at thedaily@nytimes.com. Tweet me at @mikiebarb. And if you’re interested in…

“Bing is bigger than you think,” Microsoft boasts, at 33% of US searches – Ars Technica

Friday, August 18, 2017

reader comments 101 Bing is bigger than you think! #SEM #PPC #bingadswebcast pic.twitter.com/fFtEDvM634 — Bing Ads (@BingAds) August 17, 2017 We’ve known from Microsoft’s financial reports that Bing has been growing. The search engine became profitable in the third calendar quarter of 2015, and Microsoft says it has continued to grow both the market share and revenue-per-search since then. But how big is Bing? Via OnMSFT, Microsoft tweeted yesterday that…

Why Consumer Reports is wrong about Microsoft’s Surface products – Mashable

Friday, August 18, 2017

Yes, I’m that guy. I’m the one who sits on the train using a Microsoft Surface Pro 4 and who takes it to the front row of exclusive Apple press events while balancing its unconventional kickstand on my lap. I’ve been this guy for three years, and it’s not because someone dared me to use a Microsoft laptop. Nope. I chose this life. I chose this product. Now, following Consumer…

Text of James Murdoch’s Email Condemning Trump’s Response to Charlottesville – New York Times

Friday, August 18, 2017

Photo James Murdoch, the chief executive of 21st Century Fox, in April in New York. Credit Kevin Hagen for The New York Times WASHINGTON — The following is the text of an email that was sent Thursday by James Murdoch, the chief executive of 21st Century Fox and the son of Rupert Murdoch, a frequent ally of President Trump’s. The email was confirmed as authentic by a spokesman for his…

Text of James Murdoch’s Email Condemning Trump’s Response to Charlottesville – New York Times

Friday, August 18, 2017

Photo James Murdoch, the chief executive of 21st Century Fox, in April in New York. Credit Kevin Hagen for The New York Times WASHINGTON — The following is the text of an email that was sent Thursday by James Murdoch, the chief executive of 21st Century Fox and the son of Rupert Murdoch, a frequent ally of President Trump’s. The email was confirmed as authentic by a spokesman for his…

Text of James Murdoch’s Email Condemning Trump’s Response to Charlottesville – New York Times

Friday, August 18, 2017

Photo James Murdoch, the chief executive of 21st Century Fox, in April in New York. Credit Kevin Hagen for The New York Times WASHINGTON — The following is the text of an email that was sent Thursday by James Murdoch, the chief executive of 21st Century Fox and the son of Rupert Murdoch, a frequent ally of President Trump’s. The email was confirmed as authentic by a spokesman for his…

Is White Power Music Finally Getting Booted from the Internet? – Pitchfork

Friday, August 18, 2017

In December 2008, on the heels of President Obama’s first victory, Ken McLellan, longtime frontman of neo-Nazi punks Brutal Attack, said attitudes were changing toward white power bands. “Being sold in mainstream places shows that white power isn’t so taboo anymore,” McLellan told SPIN. His pro–“Final Solution” lyrics had been a tough sell with physical retailers, but Brutal Attack’s late-’80s album Tales of Glory was easy enough to find from…

Neo-Nazis Expose the Internet’s Big Weakness – Bloomberg

Friday, August 18, 2017

An obscure internet executive’s decision to shut down a neo-Nazi website has rightly sparked a debate about how to govern the global computer network. On a technical level, though, it also demonstrates how vulnerable this supposedly resilient mode of communication has become. The Daily Stormer, which spreads neo-Nazi propaganda using cartoon frogs and anime avatars, was far from the most beloved page on the web. The site had already relocated…

Microsoft forced to Photoshop penis out of Bing homepage – The Verge

Friday, August 18, 2017

Bing.com, Microsoft’s search engine, always features an image on its homepage. It changes every day. Today, Bing is displaying the gorgeous beach on Brač Island in Croatia. Seriously, this beach is dreamy: Bing Right? So nice. But developer Andrew Lyle noticed an odd shape carved into the white pebble sand. Say what? Let’s take a closer look. Bing Bing Bing Bing Bing Bing Yeah, that’s definitely a penis. I’d like…