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Microsoft Office Might Be Good Now, Maybe

Microsoft has given its suite of Office applications a major update and I’m worried because they actually seem useful for regular people. Raise your hand if you’ve ever tracked your monthly budget by copy and pasting your bank account transactions into Excel. Raise your hand if you hate typing formulas into Excel. Or raise it if you wish Word be as good as Grammarly or if Outlook was a little more like Google Calendar. Read More >>

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Google Boots InfoWars App Off Play Store Over Bogus Coronavirus Claims

Google has finally kicked the Infowars app from its Play Store, the company confirmed to multiple outlets on Friday. The tech giant’s app store was one of the last major bastions for conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, as his show (and all the extremist views and tainted supplements it touts) has been booted from nearly every mainstream online platform. Read More >>

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PS5 and Xbox Series X Code Stolen From AMD and Briefly Put on Github

Yesterday AMD issued a statement regarding IP stolen in December 2019, but details of what was stolen or who stole it was scarce. Now AMD has filed multiple Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) take-down notices against GitHub to get its GPU source code removed from the website, which GitHub immediately complied with. Read More >>

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Microsoft Says Critical Vulnerability in Windows is Already Being Used in ‘Limited Targeted Attacks’

Microsoft said on Monday that it has discovered a flaw in Windows 10 and other versions of the operating system that has already resulted in “limited targeted attacks.” There is as of yet no patch for the vulnerability, though Microsoft ranks it as a “critical” flaw. Read More >>

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Microsoft Teased a Revamped UI for Windows 10 and It Looks Awesome

Microsoft has been dropping hints that it’s working on a revamped Start menu for Windows 10. But now, to celebrate Windows 10 hitting 1 billion users, Microsoft’s chief product officer Panos Panay dropped a super slick teaser for Windows 10's next UI refresh. Read More >>

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Microsoft Just Made It a Lot Easier to Port Cool PC Games to Xbox

Today, Microsoft announced a new DirectX standard that it claims will not only sync the graphics improvement process in games across both PC and console, but will also be backwards compatible with older PC hardware. If it works as explained it’s going to be a lot easier to port games from PC to Xbox and vice versa. Read More >>

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Microsoft Wants You to Snack Freely Without Irritating Your Video Conferencing Colleagues

While this covid-19 pandemic has more of us working from home, some of us might still be getting used to video conferencing, or at least talking into a headset or our laptop with a built-in microphone. The sound of our teeth grinding down pretzels, crisps, or anything else that goes ‘crunch,’ when made directly into a microphone, can sound like you are chewing right next to someone’s ear. Not pleasant under normal circumstances, but especially unpleasant if you have misophonia (when certain sounds trigger a physical or emotional response). There’s nothing worse than trying to give a remote presentation or trying to wind down with a game of Overwatch when your eardrums are attacked out of nowhere. Read More >>

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AMD’s Ray Tracing Looks Great on the Xbox Series X, but It’s Based on Nvidia’s Code

We’ve known for a while that Microsoft’s next-gen console, Xbox Series X, will include ray tracing, but we haven’t seen what it will look like until now. In a blog post yesterday Microsoft gave the most spec-heavy details about the new system yet. However, a deep dive by Digital Foundry provides a closer look at what the AMD GPU inside the Xbox Series X, powered by next-gen RDNA 2 architecture, can do. Read More >>

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Bill Gates Has Left Microsoft’s Board

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has stepped down from his role on Microsoft’s board of directors, the company announced today. Read More >>

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Google Asks All U.S. Staff to Work From Home as COVID-19 Spreads

Google has asked all of its North American employees – well over 100,000, counting all those working under parent company Alphabet, and a similarly massive number of contractors – to work from home due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, Business Insider reported on Tuesday. Read More >>

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Big Tech Will Pay Its Hourly Workers Even as Full-Time Staff Stays Home During Coronavirus Outbreak

Various big tech companies announced this week that they will continue to pay hourly employees that provide their offices with much-needed services, such as food catering, security and cleaning, even as an increasing number of tech giants ask their full-time employees to work from home to contain the novel coronavirus outbreak. Read More >>

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Windows 10 Updates Are Munted Again

Here we go again, folks. If you haven't installed the latest Windows 10 update, you should probably steer clear. Read More >>

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Microsoft’s Dual-Screen Surface Duo Might Be Available Sooner Than Expected

Last year, after announcing its long-awaited dual-screen phone, Microsoft promised the Surface Duo would go on sale sometime during the 2020 holiday season. However, if a new report is accurate, it might be possible to get your hands on one a lot sooner. Read More >>

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Surface Duo Will Make Notifications Available With Just a Peek

How do you solve the problem of a folding dual screen phone with no external display? If you're Microsoft and you're hyping up the Microsoft Surface Duo, you do it by allowing simple details to be discerned simply by opening the device slightly. Read More >>

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Microsoft Expects to Lose Money Due to Coronavirus

The impact of the COVID-19 Coronavirus continues to hit tech companies, with Microsoft revising its profit forecasts for its OEM and Surface businesses as a result of the disruption it's causing in China. Read More >>