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Microsoft's Surface Headphones Sound Like Disappointment Microsoft's Surface Headphones Sound Like Disappointment

I’ll say one thing about the new Microsoft Surface Headphones. They’re pretty, especially if you like the color grey. I’ll tell you a few other things. The Cortana features are frustrating. The noise-canceling tech is basically fine. The ear cups aren’t super comfortable. And the headphones just don’t sound that…

Trump Wants to Borrow Tech Workers From Amazon, Google, and Microsoft: Report Trump Wants to Borrow Tech Workers From Amazon, Google, and Microsoft: Report

The Trump regime has found it hard to find people in tech who want to work for the White House. That’s probably because Trump has systematically dismantled the rights of Muslims, immigrants, and just about every other minority group in the United States. But Trump and his cronies aren’t giving up. The White House is…

Employees Protest Microsoft Bid for Huge Military Contract, Saying It Could Cause 'Human Suffering' Employees Protest Microsoft Bid for Huge Military Contract, Saying It Could Cause 'Human Suffering'

Last week, Google dropped its bid for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI), a massive military cloud computing contract potentially worth up to $10 billion, amid employee backlash and concern the project could violate their “AI principles.” Now an open letter claiming to be from an unspecified number of…

Microsoft Says It's Fixed That Windows 10 October Update Bug That Mass-Deleted Entire Directories Microsoft Says It's Fixed That Windows 10 October Update Bug That Mass-Deleted Entire Directories

Over the weekend, Microsoft pulled the latest update build of Windows 10 (version 1809) after a bug that flew past its Feedback Hub without the company’s notice resulted in mass file deletion for some users. Now, the company’s director of program management for Windows servicing and delivery, John Cable, says that the…

Google Drops Bid for Massive Military Cloud Computing Contract Amid Employee Pressure Google Drops Bid for Massive Military Cloud Computing Contract Amid Employee Pressure

Google has dropped out of the competition for a Pentagon cloud computing project that could be worth as much as $10 billion and last up to a decade, citing a possible clash with its corporate values, Bloomberg reported on Monday.

Microsoft Delays Latest Version of Windows 10 After Reports of Mass File Deletion Microsoft Delays Latest Version of Windows 10 After Reports of Mass File Deletion

Microsoft has temporarily halted the rollout of its October 2018 update for Windows 10 (version 1809), writing in a page dedicated to the update that it would “investigate isolated reports of users missing some files after updating.”

9 Things You Can Do in the Windows 10 October 2018 Update That You Couldn't Do Before 9 Things You Can Do in the Windows 10 October 2018 Update That You Couldn't Do Before

In addition to pushing out a boatload of new Surface hardware yesterday, Microsoft also made the October 2018 update of Windows 10 generally available—it should be heading to your machine soon if it isn’t there already. Here are all the new features you’re going to be able to take advantage of with the new update.

Microsoft Makes Surface Headphones Now Microsoft Makes Surface Headphones Now

Microsoft just announced a whole lot of stuff at an event in New York, but it saved the weirdest for last. The company, best known for its software and nice computers, is now making headphones.

Microsoft Just Announced Great Upgrades to a Whole Bunch of Its Computers

Microsoft announced refreshes to three different computers today and its proof the company is committed to manufacturing computers, and not just to periodically releasing glitzy overpriced products to showcase Windows. We’re getting the Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2, and Surface Studio 2, all with nice upgrades…

Microsoft Says That Full Mouse and Keyboard Support for Xbox One Is Finally Coming Soon Microsoft Says That Full Mouse and Keyboard Support for Xbox One Is Finally Coming Soon

Microsoft has claimed that the Xbox One would be getting full, official mouse and keyboard support since June 2016, though the feature has long remained ephemeral beyond unsupported third-party workarounds. According to a company blog post on Tuesday, though, they are actually doing it this time and a preliminary…

U.S. Government Claims China Using LinkedIn to Recruit Spies in America U.S. Government Claims China Using LinkedIn to Recruit Spies in America

The U.S. government claims that China is using LinkedIn to recruit spies in America. And it’s now calling for Microsoft, the company that owns LinkedIn, to shut down allegedly fake accounts being used to build its spy network. First reported by Reuters, the allegations are being made by William Evanina, the head of…

Microsoft Seizes Domains Imitating Right-Wing Groups Controlled by Kremlin Hackers Microsoft Seizes Domains Imitating Right-Wing Groups Controlled by Kremlin Hackers

Last week, Microsoft took control of six internet domains allegedly being used by Russian hackers, the company said. The domains included one website apparently created to mimic an organization led by six Republican senators, the International Republican Institute, on whose board also sits Senate hopeful Mitt Romney.

A Year Later, Cortana and Alexa Are FINALLY Working Together A Year Later, Cortana and Alexa Are FINALLY Working Together

It only took a year, but Cortana is finally coming to Alexa speakers, and vice versa.

You Can Watch Live Video From Microsoft's Underwater Data Center If That's Your Kind of Thing You Can Watch Live Video From Microsoft's Underwater Data Center If That's Your Kind of Thing

Back in June, Microsoft built an underwater data center off the Scottish coast. The company has installed some underwater cameras to keep an eye on things, but Microsoft isn’t keeping the view all to themselves. The company is generously livestreaming the view, just in case watching fish swim around large submerged…

How to Choose a Laptop for Less Than $500 How to Choose a Laptop for Less Than $500

Between the $330 iPad and the $400 Surface Go, it seems like the budget end of the computer spectrum is finally getting some attention. And it’s about damn time. As portable computers like laptops, and some tablets, have become the primary device people turn to to get work done, the price of top machines has stayed…

The Microsoft Surface Go Is Practically Perfect The Microsoft Surface Go Is Practically Perfect

Look, $550 is a lot of money... unless you’re talking computers. Any computer you buy for that little is firmly a “budget” PC, as far as the people making them are concerned. They’re not impressive, or especially fast, or pretty. They’re purely functional—the Ford Fiesta of computers. The sheer mediocrity of the…

Six Arrested at Amazon Store Amid Anti-ICE Protest in NYC Six Arrested at Amazon Store Amid Anti-ICE Protest in NYC

Coinciding with a national “we won’t be complicit” day of action aimed against US Immigrations Customs and Enforcement (ICE) approximately 100 protesters gathered in Midtown to pressure tech companies, which in recently months have drawn criticism for providing infrastructural support to the agency.

Windows Will Now Use Machine Learning to Decide the Least Infuriating Time for a Forced Update Windows Will Now Use Machine Learning to Decide the Least Infuriating Time for a Forced Update

Windows 10, Microsoft’s current version of its operating has long tormented users with a hard-to-bypass policy of forced updates. It will soon try to take the edge off by using machine learning to determine whether a user is actually using a computer when it updates.

The One Thing Windows Vista Did Right The One Thing Windows Vista Did Right

Vista was bad. Coming five years after XP, it was heavily anticipated by Windows users who were impatiently awaiting something interesting from Microsoft as Apple’s star was on the rise. Yet when the OS dropped publicly in January 2007, it was immediately reviled by, well, everyone (except our expert reviewers). It…

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