Synaptics, AMD Collaborate on Next-Generation Microsoft Operating System

Synaptics, AMD Collaborate on Next-Generation Microsoft Operating System

Synaptics together with AMD, today announced a joint initiative centered on delivering a new industry benchmark in highly-secure biometric fingerprint authentication for enterprise/commercial and consumer notebook PCs based on next-generation AMD Ryzen Mobile platform and Microsoft’s next-generation operating system. The collaboration brings a new level of security for AMD-based laptops by leveraging...

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Microsoft advocates regulation for facial recognition

Microsoft advocates regulation for facial recognition

Microsoft calls on the governments to regulate facial recognition to prevent misuse of the technology. Microsoft chief lawyer Brad Smith says Friday that face recognition technology causes problems affecting fundamental human rights, such as privacy and freedom of expression. According to Smith, the US government is going to regulate the...

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Microsoft Rolls Out Windows 10 April 2018 Update (build 1803)

Microsoft Rolls Out Windows 10 April 2018 Update (build 1803)

Microsoft began rolling out Windows 10 April 2018 Update. This isn’t an ordinary “patch Tuesday” update, but a major update akin to “Fall Creators Update,” which updates the build of the operating system to 1803. With it, Microsoft is introducing four major features to Windows 10 – Timeline, Focus Assist,...

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Microsoft to introduce option to delete collected diagnostic data

Microsoft to introduce option to delete collected diagnostic data

A lot has been said and written about Microsofts telemetry data collection. One part of it is that the company collects ‘diagnostic data’. It was earlier on hinted that there would be an option to block that functions, which it now can. But in the new Insiders build Microsoft introduces a button...

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Microsoft releases update to reverse problematic Spectre patch

Microsoft releases update to reverse problematic Spectre patch

Intel has reported issues with recently released microcode meant to address Spectre variant 2 (CVE 2017-5715 Branch Target Injection) – specifically Intel noted that this microcode can cause “higher than expected reboots and other unpredictable system behavior” and then noted that situations like this may result in “data loss or corruption.” Our own...

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Microsoft to retire Windows HomeGroup feature

Microsoft to retire Windows HomeGroup feature

The latest Windows Insider build of Windows 10, Microsoft has ended the Windows HomeGroup option. Originally a part of Windows 7 in 2009 and continuing until now, HomeGroup was a way to share files and devices between computers on your network. This change will go live in the Spring 2018 update...

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InSpectre Tool Determines Whether Your PC is Vulnerable to Meltdown and Spectre

During the whole Meltdown and Spectre turmoil, Microsoft released a PowerShell script that lets users assess their system to determine whether it’s properly protected against the two CPU exploits. To say that Microsoft’s method is non-intuitive is an understatement though. Their procedure involves punching in several lines of commands into...

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Microsoft Ends Mainstream Support for the somewhat failed Windows 8.1

Microsoft Ends Mainstream Support for the somewhat failed Windows 8.1

Microsoft halted supporting Windows 8.1 this week, the OS will continue to remain in an ‘extended support’ for a few years state though, which will be prolonged towards 2023. By halting mainstream support Microsoft simply will not introduces new features for the OS. In Windows 8.1’s extended support phase, that...

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Malware fakes BSOD and convinces victims to buy Windows Defender Essentials

Malware fakes BSOD and convinces victims to buy Windows Defender Essentials

A bit of a warning, there’s a new type of malware our on the loose that actually fakes a BSOD and then makes you purchase ‘Windows Defender Essentials’ to solve these blue screens of death.. Antivirus vendor Malwarebytes reports about the malware, which goes by the name Troubleshooter, on its website. The company...

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