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Microsoft, acknowledging Win10 1803 update blue screens, offers limited remediation

The cumulative update turns the Surface Book 2 into a quivering pile of blue screen mush. A week after pushing the patch, Microsoft acknowledges the problem, tells blue screen beneficiaries to pull the patch, and promises it won't...

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Blockchain: What’s it good for? Absolutely nothing, report finds

Blockchain has entered Gartner's 'Trough of Disillusionment' as a new report cites dozens of purported success stories that turned out to be failures.

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Microsoft gets explicit about Windows 10 upgrade blockers

Relying in part on the telemetry it receives from Windows 10 computers, Microsoft is getting more aggressive in blocking PCs from getting problematic updates.

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Google Fi (aka Project Fi): The complete FAQ

Google Fi can save you money and provide some pretty appealing perks, but there's a lot to wrap your head around before deciding if the service is right for you.

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Win10 version 1809 gets yet another jolt, fourth KB 4469342 now runs build 17763.168

While Win10 1809 is back in the garage getting fixed, we have news of yet another cumulative update, which brings the test build number up to 17763.168. Other than a new acknowledged bug in 1809, we have no documentation, but Win10...

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Windows by the numbers: Windows 10 fails to unseat Windows 7

Migration watch: If past is prologue, Windows 10 is likely to overtake Windows 7 this month as the world's most-used OS.

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Microsoft's $480M HoloLens deal with US Army could boost AR adoption

As many as 100,000 devices could be sold to the Army; the deal highlights Microsoft efforts to target augmented reality at the enterprise users.

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Top web browsers 2018: IE and Edge catch a break – and their breath

For the first time since June, Microsoft's two browsers managed to hold onto their share of the browser market; the same could not be said of Firefox.

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Amazon launches patient data-mining service to assist docs

Through its Amazon Web Services platform, Amazon is offering an A.I. engine that can cull useful information from millions of unstructured electronic files, including patient electronic medical records.

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FAQ: Windows 10 LTSB explained

The 'Long-term Servicing Branch' of Windows 10 was initially aimed at enterprises that wanted to avoid Microsoft's Windows-as-a-service model and delay frequent feature updates. Here's how it's supposed to work.

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Microsoft Patch Alert: After months of bad news, November’s patching seems positively serene

After a disastrous month of patching in October, Microsoft seems have finally decided to slow down and get its Windows 10 (version 1809) patch routine right.

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Mozilla's 2017 expenses grew twice the rate of revenue

Most of the Firefox browser-maker's $562M in revenue came from deals struck for the default search engine spot.

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WeWork halts rollout of Alexa for Business

The company was showcased as an early adopter of the virtual assistant technology when Alexa for Business launched in 2017. CNBC says the WeWork trial was halted after two months.

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Pixel Slate vs. Pixelbook: The productivity conundrum

Google's new Surface-like convertible has plenty of surface-level appeal, but can it stand up to the company's reigning productivity champion?

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New cumulative updates for Win10 1803 and 1709 — and a taste of what might be right in 1809

Yesterday saw the usual Fourth Tuesday barrage of Win10 cumulative updates, with all currently supported versions getting a jab, except Win10 version 1809. With 1809 we got a look at expected fixes, while the testing pot still...

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Sirin to launch its first blockchain-enabled smartphone

The Swiss-based company said the phone will not only act as a cold-storage crypto wallet, but also give users a secure means of communicating with others.

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WhatsApp at work: Companies grapple with a popular ad hoc tool

The popular messaging app, owned by Facebook, is following a familiar path: Popular at home, it’s now showing up more often at work.

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Microsoft's multi-factor authentication service flakes out – again

For the second time in nine days, the Multi-Factor Authentication system used by Microsoft for Office 365 logins failed.

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The definitive Windows 7 retirement timeline countdown

In less than 14 months, Microsoft's popular Windows 7 runs out of general support, a deadline that's pushing businesses to move up to Windows 10. These are the dates to pencil in as the transition to 10 gathers steam.

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New beta-test version of Win10 1809 arrives, and — mirabile dictu! — it’s in the Release Preview ring

Once again, Microsoft brings hope to avid Windows watchers as it uses the correct, defined method to test build 17763.167 of Win10 1809. Remains to be seen if this is a fly-by-night fix for a hastily pushed patch, or a sign that the...

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