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Windows 11: A guide to the updates

Here’s what you need to know about the latest updates to Windows 11 as they’re released from Microsoft. Now updated for KB5032288 Preview, released on Dec. 4, 2023.

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Windows 11 Insider Previews: What’s in the latest build?

Get the latest info on new preview builds of Windows 11 as they roll out to Windows Insiders. Now updated for Build 22635.2841 for the Beta Channel, released on Dec. 4, 2023.

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Spanish media's $600M suit against Meta is based on GDPR noncompliance

An association representing 83 Spanish media outlets accuses the company of having a competitive advantage based on violations of EU data-protection regulations and could set a precedent for future cases.


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Microsoft to offer extended Windows 10 security updates to businesses, individual users

Though Windows 10 support ends in late 2025, both businesses and — for the first time —individual customers will have the option for up to three years of paid security updates.

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AI Alliance, led by IBM and Meta, to promote open standards and take on AWS, Microsoft, and Nvidia

Reminiscent of the recurring battle between open source and proprietary ecosystems, the AI Alliance includes about 50 members and is expected to help IBM, Meta and AMD challenge the largest players in generative AI.

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How Fake Lockdown Mode can fool you into a sense of security

Don't panic, but a team of security researchers have figured out how to fool people into thinking they have Lockdown Mode enabled when they don't.

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Singapore makes key policy shifts in revised national AI strategy

One of the first countries to come out with an AI policy in 2019, Singapore has now revised its AI strategy in line with the rapid development of the technology.

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Windows 10 cheat sheet

Eight years after releasing Windows 10, Microsoft hasn’t stopped tweaking it. Here’s what you need to know about the most popular version of Windows.

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Japan partners with Nvidia to boost GPU stock pile

Nvidia’s CEO is promising more support for Japan as all the nations in the world want more GPUs – and the US wants to dictate whom they are sold to.

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Twilio sheds jobs in third round of layoffs

Cloud communications company Twilio is making cuts mainly in its data and contact center software sales team.


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Apple sees 6G as strategically important to its future

The hope is that Apple can maintain tighter integration between future 6G modems and its own hardware — and have a far better negotiating position with modem makers.

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Questions raised as Amazon Q reportedly starts to hallucinate and leak confidential data

As Amazon's next big bet in generative AI starts to hallucinate, experts question if the new generative AI assistant is ready for prime time.

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The arrival of genAI could cover critical skills gaps, reshape IT job market

Facing a tech talent shortage, many corporate leaders see generative AI applications such as ChatGPT as one way to fill the gap by taking on tasks normally handled by workers.

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OpenAI signed $51M deal to buy ‘brain’ chips from Sam Altman portfolio firm

OpenAI's deal with Rain Neuromorphics, which makes NPU chips that emulate the human brain, reflects a possible conflict of interest because of Altman's $1 million investment in the startup.

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Smartphone shipments are on the rise, buoyed by 5G, iOS devices: IDC

Fourth quarter smartphone shipments did better than expected, with the recovery forecast to continue in 2024, IDC says.