Computers

Microsoft Takes Lead In Moving The Public Cloud Towards The Edge – Forbes

Thursday, May 18, 2017

At Build 2017, Microsoft has outlined its plan to take Azure beyond the public cloud towards the edge. Branded as Azure IoT Edge, this offering exploits the growth in enterprise IoT and industrial automation. During the early days of Cloud Computing, the key differentiating factor of the providers was the number of regions followed by the breadth of services. With the global presence and a comprehensive set of services, Amazon…

The Weird Thing About Today’s Internet – The Atlantic

Thursday, May 18, 2017

The world’s biggest tech companies might be bigger than you think.

Microsoft held back free patch that could have slowed WannaCry – Financial Times

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Microsoft held back free patch that could have slowed WannaCry

WannaCry cyberattack may spark wave of Windows upgrades, lifting Microsoft’s stock – CNBC

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

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A 2000-year-old computer called the Antikythera Mechanism helped the ancient Greeks understand their universe – The Verge

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The world’s oldest known computer lay submerged for more than 2,000 years off the treacherous coast of the Greek island of Antikythera. Beneath the weight of the water, the sand, and the wrecked ship that once carried it, the ancient astronomical computer’s bronze gears and mechanical parts slowly warped and rusted. At the turn of the 20th century, a group of fishermen happened upon the wreck and its decaying treasures…

An open letter to everyone who uses the internet – TechCrunch

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The free and open internet as we know it is at risk. Tomorrow, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will vote to initiate a process to repeal the strong net neutrality rules that have been in place since 2015. U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), U.S. Senator Ed Markey (D-Mass.), U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), U.S. Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.), U.S. Senator Tom…

The state of the car computer: Forget horsepower, we want megahertz! – Ars Technica

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

reader comments 106 If I asked you “how many computing devices do you own?” your mind will probably first jump to your PCs and laptops at home, and then to your smartphones and tablets. The more tech savvy might include smartwatches, TVs, and video game systems. But there’s one computing device that not many people think about as a computing device: the car infotainment system. Like everything else, infotainment systems are…

WannaCry cyberattack may spark wave of Windows upgrades, lifting Microsoft’s stock – CNBC

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

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Microsoft will make the most from WannaCry – Financial Times

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Microsoft will make the most from WannaCry

WannaCry cyberattack may spark wave of Windows upgrades, lifting Microsoft’s stock – CNBC

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

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The Antikythera mechanism is a 2000-year-old computer – Vox

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Exactly 115 years ago today, divers looking for sponges discovered the wreck of a 2,000-year-old vessel off the Greek island Antikythera. Scattered among the wreck’s treasures — beautiful vases and pots, jewelry, a bronze statue of an ancient philosopher — was the most peculiar thing: a series of brass gears and dials mounted in a case the size of a mantel clock. Archeologists dubbed the instrument the Antikythera mechanism. The…

Microsoft faulted over ransomware while shifting blame to NSA – The Spokesman-Review

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

There’s a blame game brewing over who’s responsible for the massive cyberattack that infected hundreds of thousands of computers. Microsoft is pointing the finger at the U.S. government, while some experts say the software giant is accountable too. The attack started Friday and has affected computers in more than 150 countries, including severe disruptions at Britain’s National Health Service. The hack used a technique purportedly stolen from the U.S….

Microsoft Monday: WannaCry Ransomware, Fall Creators Update, Build 2017 Conference Announcements – Forbes

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella opens the annual Build Conference in Seattle on May 10, 2017  (Photo credit GLENN CHAPMAN/AFP/Getty Images) Microsoft Monday is a weekly column that focuses on updates in regards to the Redmond giant. This week, Microsoft Monday includes details from the Build conference, the patching of a major Windows vulnerability, support for the original version of Windows 10 ending, Paul Allen’s plan to help protect elephants, a…

WannaCry cyberattack may spark wave of Windows upgrades, lifting Microsoft’s stock – CNBC

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

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HPE Debuts Its Next-Gen Computer–Sans Much-Anticipated Memristors – Scientific American

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Three years ago HPE (formerly Hewlett–Packard) laid out its vision for a radical redesign of the computer that would deliver hitherto unimaginable performance in a single system. By combining all the memory that is usually tied in small chunks to each processor into one vast pool and connecting everything with fiber optics instead of copper wires, HPE sought to turbo-charge computers in ways that packing ever-more transistors on microchips would…

‘Internet abortions’ may be option in some countries that restrict the procedure, study suggests – Washington Post

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

In the United States, the Food and Drug Administration approved the abortion pill Mifeprex (mifepristone) in September 2000. (Courtesy of Danco Laboratories) Five years ago, the tragic case of a young woman in Ireland made headlines around the world. Savita Halappanavar had been 17 weeks pregnant when she entered a hospital in pain. Doctors told her miscarriage was “inevitable.” But they also said she had to continue to carry the baby because of the country’s abortion ban. Her condition deteriorated,…

Microsoft to update SharePoint with deeper personalized search support – ZDNet

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Microsoft officials previewed the company’s plans for its next set of SharePoint updates and features during the SharePoint Virtual Summit webcast on May 15. While Microsoft will continue to support its SharePoint Server on-premises users and will release a second Feature Pack for SharePoint Server 2016 later this year, a number of its coming SharePoint updates will be available first (and in some cases, exclusively) for SharePoint Online/Office 365. SharePoint…

WannaCry cyberattack may spark wave of Windows upgrades, lifting Microsoft’s stock – CNBC

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

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Microsoft President Urges Nuclear-Like Limits On Cyberweapons – NPR

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Microsoft President Brad Smith speaks at the annual Microsoft shareholders meeting on Nov. 30, 2016, in Bellevue, Wash. Elaine Thompson/AP hide caption toggle caption Elaine Thompson/AP Microsoft President Brad Smith speaks at the annual Microsoft shareholders meeting on Nov. 30, 2016, in Bellevue, Wash. Elaine Thompson/AP Microsoft has had a whirlwind last few days. The company’s Windows operating system was the target of a massive cyberattack that took down hundreds…