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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Windows 10 still contacts Microsoft even when told to stop

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Windows 10 still contacts Microsoft even when told to stop
There has been considerable concern over the intrusive and spying nature of Windows 10, so much so that multiple apps have been rushed to market to make it easy to turn off all the spying activity. Well, it seems even that doesn't work, as Windows 10 keeps right on poking around in users' systems, according to multiple reports. Read More

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Acer: Proven Solutions for Professional Demands
Whether your workforce requires high-tech mobility, powerful desktops to streamline efficiency, reliable technology available 24 x 7, or competent tools for viewing and projecting, you'll find your solution in Acer notebooks, desktops, servers, monitors, and projectors. Acer provides solutions for you. Learn more.

How technology is nourishing the food chain
Tim Malterer is a fourth-generation farmer who started working his family's land when he was a kid. He learned the business from his parents, who had learned it from their parents. (Insider Story) Read More

Google releases stylish $199 Wi-Fi router meant to be shown off
Google, which likes to tackle big challenges, including human mortality, is at it again, this time taking on another global nuisance: notoriously complicated and ugly home Wi-Fi routers. Read More

How the University of Wisconsin is closing the data science skills gap
Data is driving all industries, from corporations to the government to healthcare. While data has become a precious commodity for growing your business, it's also become unwieldy and unmanageable. Couple that with a lack of educational programs focused on data science and a skills gap emerges. Read More

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Agility, Simplicity, Modernization
CIOs today have more responsibility than ever to fulfilling business: increasing revenue growth, reducing operating costs and driving productivity improvements. Read how vendors are creating state-of-the-art systems to accommodate these systems in one solution. Learn More

Microsoft pushes emergency update for Internet Explorer vulnerability
Windows users are encouraged to update their computers as soon as possible, after Microsoft pushed out a patch for an issue in Internet Explorer that lets attackers remotely run malicious code with whatever privileges the current user has. Read More

Parallels Desktop 11 lets Mac users say 'Hey Cortana'
Mac users will soon be able to say "Hey Cortana" and have Microsoft's virtual assistant talk back to them from OS X, thanks to new functionality included in Paralells Desktop 11. Read More

Microsoft releases first beta for the next version of Windows
Microsoft has kicked off its Windows as a service plans with the launch of its first Insider update for Windows 10 Tuesday. Build 10525, which is available to beta testers who signed up to receive bleeding-edge updates through the Windows Insider Program's Fast ring, offers a few updates that Microsoft is testing before rolling them out to consumers later this year. Read More


Leveraging the Cloud for Your Social Business Workloads
Today, "social business" - a broad term that describes how social, mobile, and other technologies facilitate enhanced employee, customer, and partner engagement - has transformed the way we do business. Read this Frost & Sullivan whitepaper to learn why the cloud is one of the key reasons for this rapid transformation. Learn More

A spider made Wil Wheaton brick his phone
Yes, you read that correctly, a spider (not the one pictured above) made Wil Wheaton – actor, writer and social-media man about town -- brick his phone. It was a spider and a security camera, actually. Read More

DARPA wants low-power chips that handle high-impact applications
DARPA's Circuit Realization At Faster Timescales (CRAFT) program aims to make it easier, faster and cheaper to design custom circuits akin to this one, which was specially designed to provide a range of voltages and currents for testing an infrared sensor device that had been a candidate for an orbiting telescope. Read More

Attackers increasingly abuse insecure routers and other home devices for DDoS attacks
Attackers are taking advantage of home routers and other devices that respond to UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) requests over the Internet in order to amplify distributed denial-of-service attacks. Read More

5 tips for hiring software developers
Everybody, seemingly, needs software developers these days. But getting the attention of qualified programmers when they're in such great demand is difficult, as is properly evaluating the technical skills of prospective engineers. (Insider Story) Read More


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