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Government asks Microsoft for discount on Windows OS

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The government has asked global software giant Microsoft to offer a “one-time special”discount to its users in India so that they can move to the latest operating system (OS) and stay protected against malware and ransomware attacks. “We have asked Microsoft to offer a one-time special pricing, so that people are able ...

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Microsoft’s canceled Surface Mini tablet emerges in leaked images

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Microsoft was planning to introduce a Surface Mini tablet alongside its Surface Pro 3 at an event in May 2014. While the Surface Pro 3 was announced to much surprise, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop canceled the Surface Mini project just weeks before. We’ve heard about the Surface Mini ...

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Microsoft makes emergency security fix

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Microsoft has released an urgent update to stop hackers taking control of computers with a single email. The unusual bug, in Microsoft anti-malware software such as Windows Defender, could be exploited without the recipient even opening the message. Researchers working for Google’s Project Zero cyber-security outfit discovered the flaw at ...

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Microsoft’s cool quantum computing plan embraces cryogenic memory

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Microsoft has crazy quantum computing plans. It is building hardware based on a particle that hasn’t been discovered, and the company now wants to make super-cool memory for quantum computers. The company is working with Rambus to develop and build prototype computers with memory subsystems that can be cooled at cryogenic temperatures. ...

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BlackBerry, Microsoft and the Ever-Smarter Connected Car

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In a couple of interesting briefings last week, BlackBerry announced that its turnaround was finished, and Microsoft finally provided some information on its new connected car deliverables. One strange thing was that after CEO John Chen excitedly pointed out that BlackBerry had displaced Microsoft in Ford, he then announced a ...

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Lenovo Launches Yoga A12 Android Convertible With Sleek Halo Keyboard

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When we see new convertibles announced these days, they’re usually running Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system. However, Lenovo is bucking that trend with its new Yoga A12 — a new convertible constructed of aluminum and magnesium running Google’s Android operating system.Lenovo is aiming the Yoga A12 at the “cost conscience ...

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Dell’s futuristic Smart Desk PC will challenge Microsoft’s Surface Studio

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After more than three years of development, Dell will unveil its version of the Surface Studio early next year. Dell’s getting ready to take on Microsoft’s Surface Studio in 2017. During a promotional video at Adobe Max, Dell revealed a Surface Studio-like PC aimed at creative professionals—but don’t call it copycat ...

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