Computers

How Microsoft embraced ‘messy’ creativity with Windows Ink – Engadget

Sunday, October 22, 2017

In particular, Woodman credits Microsoft’s close partnership with Wacom, a company best known for its stylus tablets and displays, for the progress with Windows Ink so far. That allowed the two companies to build a sensor that “essentially allows you to go between pen protocols.” For computer makers, that’s helpful since it lets them choose between different pen protocols. Basically, it let Microsoft open up the market for styluses, just…

Google parent company turns on internet balloons in Puerto Rico – Chicago Tribune

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Google’s parent Alphabet Inc. said Friday that its stratospheric balloons are now delivering the internet to remote areas of Puerto Rico where cellphone towers were knocked out by Hurricane Maria. Two of the search giant’s “Project Loon” balloons are already over the country enabling texts, emails and basic web access to AT&T customers with handsets that use its 4G LTE network. The balloons — called HBAL199 and HBAL237 — are more than…

Why and how you should switch to Linux | Popular Science – Popular Science

Sunday, October 22, 2017

What are the benefits? For a start, Linux is free and open source, which means you can add it to a computer or laptop you already own—or a machine you’ve built yourself—without paying anything. The system also comes with similarly-available software, including a web browser, media player, image editor and office suite, so you won’t need to fork out extra cash just to work on photos or documents. And of…

Slain Vegas cop left heartfelt funeral notes on computer – New York Post

Sunday, October 22, 2017

HENDERSON, Nev. — A Las Vegas police officer and U.S. Army veteran who was among 58 people killed in the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history provided instructions ahead of time for those at his memorial not to mourn, a pastor told the crowd at his funeral on Friday. “If you’re reading this, then I’ve been called home,” said the computer file that Charleston Hartfield began about a year…

Microsoft HR exec says you should apply to jobs in these 2 industries – CNBC

Sunday, October 22, 2017

<!– –> VISIT CNBC.COM Home Entrepreneurs Leadership Careers Money Specials PRIMETIME Leadership Leadership 1:05 PM ET Fri, 20 Oct 2017CNBC.com There’s also been an influx of jobs in both industries, especially at Microsoft. An “artificial intelligence” keyword search on the company’s career page brings up 469 results (and that’s in the U.S. alone). Plus, they’re not all technical roles. A quick skim of the most recent positions shows openings for…

How Microsoft embraced ‘messy’ creativity with Windows Ink – Engadget

Saturday, October 21, 2017

In particular, Woodman credits Microsoft’s close partnership with Wacom, a company best known for its stylus tablets and displays, for the progress with Windows Ink so far. That allowed the two companies to build a sensor that “essentially allows you to go between pen protocols.” For computer makers, that’s helpful since it lets them choose between different pen protocols. Basically, it let Microsoft open up the market for styluses, just…

Why and how you should switch to Linux – Popular Science

Friday, October 20, 2017

What are the benefits? For a start, Linux is free and open source, which means you can add it to a computer or laptop you already own—or a machine you’ve built yourself—without paying anything. The system also comes with similarly-available software, including a web browser, media player, image editor and office suite, so you won’t need to fork out extra cash just to work on photos or documents. And of…

Microsoft’s Answer to Amazon Echo Will Be Available Soon – Fortune

Friday, October 20, 2017

The Harman Kardon Invoke, Microsoft’s answer to Amazon Echo and Google Home, will be available October 22, the companies said Friday. That’s not a moment too soon. Microsoft msft is playing catchup to Amazon’s two-year-old Echo, which as of last month has sold an estimated 15 million units, and Google Home, a distant second in sales. Invoke gets its voice recognition smarts from Microsoft Cortana. With Cortana also embedded in…

A top Microsoft HR exec says you should apply to jobs in these 2 industries – CNBC

Friday, October 20, 2017

<!– –> VISIT CNBC.COM Home Entrepreneurs Leadership Careers Money Specials PRIMETIME Leadership Leadership 1 Hour AgoCNBC.com There’s also been an influx of jobs in both industries, especially at Microsoft. An “artificial intelligence” keyword search on the company’s career page brings up 469 results (and that’s in the U.S. alone). Plus, they’re not all technical roles. A quick skim of the most recent positions shows openings for a financial analyst in…

This hack connects you to the Internet via a virtual modem – TechCrunch

Friday, October 20, 2017

Legend tells of a programmer named Martin Kirkholt Melhus who worked at a client site where there was no Internet. Realizing most of his work involved cutting and pasting from StackOverflow, he needed a way to get online. And so he turned his speaker and microphone into a working (in theory) modem. “This was only ever intended as a gimmick and a proof of concept – not something that I…

Cummings: Trump aides admitted to lawyers they used private email – Politico

Friday, October 20, 2017

Rep. Elijah Cummings said the lawyers repeatedly refused to name the officials and now he’s asking Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) to issue subpoenas for the information. | Alex Brandon/AP By KYLE CHENEY 10/20/2017 12:16 PM EDT Updated 10/20/2017 01:12 PM EDT 2017-10-20T01:12-0400 A top House Democrat says White House lawyers acknowledged this week that “several” Trump administration officials used their private email accounts for government business in violation of federal…

Microsoft and the Green Bay Packers want to score some innovation via a $10 million venture effort – Recode

Friday, October 20, 2017

In an unusual pairing of a giant tech company and a football team, Microsoft and the Green Bay Packers are trying to spur innovation in Wisconsin by forming a $10 million partnership that will make investments, give workspace to startups and encourage innovation among local businesses. Called TitletownTech and located next to the Packer’s Lambeau Field, it will include an 18-week accelerator for companies, a venture capital fund that will…

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…