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The updates come on the heels of last week's "Bug Bash," during which Microsoft gave developers a variety of "quests" to test Windows 10 for glitches and problems. "Instead of simply giving you the option to install its latest operating system (or not), Microsoft now automatically schedules a date and time to update your PC to Windows 10".
  • Microsoft creates its own FreeBSD

    Microsoft creates its own FreeBSD

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    The Redmond-based software firm has announced today the availability of FreeBSD as a VM image for Azure, as it has discovered that there are many customers whose solutions were created to launch on this operating system. It was first enabled to run on Hyper-V, but in their blog post today, Microsoft stated for the past two years they have been working with "Citrix Systems, Array Networks, Stormshield, Gemalto and Netgate to bring their virtual appliances to the Azure Marketplace".
  • Thousands show in Redding to support Trump

    Thousands show in Redding to support Trump

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    As Trump supporters exited the rally, protesters shouted insults at them and accused them of being racists. After the rally ended, Trump went to greet supporters. 'Violence is absolutely and totally unacceptable, ' Sanders said . "I'm open to attend his rallies, but I'm not necessarily going to vote for him".
  • Why is Antarctica's sea ice spreading as the Arctic's shrinks?

    Why is Antarctica's sea ice spreading as the Arctic's shrinks?

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    What is more concerning is that in the recent year, the Arctic sea ice is recorded to be at its all time low. Arctic sea ice maximum hit a record low past year, but down south, Antarctic sea ice was as thick and extensive as ever. The zone's path also corresponds with the southern Antarctic Circumpolar Current front, a boundary that marks a separation of cooler and warmer waters near the southern continent.
  • Stunning Backlit Image Reveals Possible Cloud in Pluto's Atmopshere

    Stunning Backlit Image Reveals Possible Cloud in Pluto's Atmopshere

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    Until now, researchers have known that Pluto was geologically active, but they hadn't any idea why . Prof Bill McKinnon from Washington University in St Louis, author of one of the studies , said the polygons could be the outcome of convection under Sputnik Planum , which is a huge reservoir of malleable nitrogen ice.
  • Microsoft makes Dona Sarkar head of Windows 10 Insider Program

    Microsoft makes Dona Sarkar head of Windows 10 Insider Program

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    Now, Gabe is passing on his Windows Insider lead role to Dona Sarkar as he thought he cannot give his 100% to the Windows Insider Program in addition to his current job. Microsoft credits her with developing the Windows search experience, managing teams that created the search box in Windows 7's Start menu, the File Explorer tool and the Open/Save dialogs, and Windows 8 search functions for tablets.
  • Indonesian navy fires shots, seizes Chinese fishing boat

    Indonesian navy fires shots, seizes Chinese fishing boat

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    He further noted that shots fired from the Indonesian frigate hit the stern of the Chinese fishing trawler, but that no one was injured. The two vessels were intercepted by the Indonesian Navy Ship KRI Multatuli on Friday (May 27) in the Pacific waters north of Fani Island and were escorted to the Sorong Naval Base (Lantamal XIV).
  • Xbox One's massive VR secret outed by top games developer

    Xbox One's massive VR secret outed by top games developer

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    To lend more credence to this rumor we now discovered, thanks to the scouts at Neogaf , that the official E3 website added a dedicated Virtual Reality category for Xbox One. It is the Redmond Company's attempt to get Windows and Xbox closer together so that future titles will go across these platforms at the same time. The Xbox One Preview Program has been around since past year but has gotten a major push as of late due to the earlier implementation of backwards compatibility with 360 for ...
  • 9-inch Surface tablet hinted with Windows 10 mobile change

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    Previously the application was only available to Windows Insider members, PC World is reporting , but it's now in the Windows Store and available for all users to download . It should be said that Windows 10 has been well received by new users and is considered a big improvement on previous versions of Windows. But what about those features that aren't so great? This change has caused considerable damage to many computers that had not been prepped for the install, and there have been ...
  • Go outside tonight to view Mars without a telescope

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    In addition, Sunday evening, Mars will be at opposition , where the Red Planet is opposite the Sun in our sky. Mars will have quadrupled in brilliance since the beginning of April, and at its brightest, Mars shines 80 times more brilliantly than at its dimmest.
  • Older Nokia Lumia Users Get The Windows 10 Mobile OS Update

    Older Nokia Lumia Users Get The Windows 10 Mobile OS Update

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    Double tap to wake was a feature built-in to Windows Phone 8.1 that allowed you to turn on your phone screen simply by double tapping it. About a month back, we reported on how the "Double Tap to Wake" feature could come back to Lumia 950 devices if enough of you expressed your support for it through Microsoft Feedback.
  • 'Castle' & 'Nashville': ABC President On The Decision To Cancel The Two Series

    'Castle' & 'Nashville': ABC President On The Decision To Cancel The Two Series

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    He asked Castle a lot of things about her personal life, but what he and his boss LokSat, who's none other than the man who saved Castle and Beckett with a truck earlier, really cared about was who else knew about his existence. A lot of those decisions really did come down to the wire, which is a hard thing about these jobs. "At the end of the day, we didn't feel that even though Castle and Nashville were wonderful shows and good performers for a long time, the future for us didn't lie ...
  • Google Nexus 7 2016 looking to be released at Google I/O 2016

    Google Nexus 7 2016 looking to be released at Google I/O 2016

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    Google may announce an upgraded version of Nexus 6P that was released past year with specs like Snapdragon 810 chip and 3 GB of RAM. With the Nexus 7 Google caught the attention of the masses and opened them to the possibility of an affordable, powerful, high-quality and truly portable new computing platform.
  • Microsoft Lumia 950 XL: More Reason To Get One Now

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    Other new features include Swipe navigation in Microsoft Edge allowing the use of a swipe gesture to return to the previous page in the browser, and capabilities added to support an upcoming website app feature. Now we should highlight the fact that while these are promoted apps and in turn are something like an advertisement, they won't really hinder your Windows 10 experience.
  • New form of light could make fiber optics more secure

    New form of light could make fiber optics more secure

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    A whole number, in other words, not a fraction. New research from Trinity College, Dublin shows, for the first time, that these speculations can be realized with light. "The topic of light has always been one of interest to physicists, while also being documented as one of the areas of physics that is best understood", said Stefano Sanvito, Director of CRANN.
  • Microsoft says Edge extensions for Windows 10 Mobile are now 'in development'

    Microsoft says Edge extensions for Windows 10 Mobile are now 'in development'

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    So far, though, Edge extensions support has been limited to PCs and tablets - and Microsoft has remained tight-lipped about possible plans to extend that support to phones as well. It's therefore important that Windows 10 users are aware of the fact that links opened in apps are potentially unsafe. Some admins, however, had ditched the Store for other reasons, including bandwidth consumption as scores of apps frequently updated .
  • The Pirate Bay Loses Its Main Domain

    The Pirate Bay Loses Its Main Domain

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    A Swedish court has ruled that the torrent site's thepiratebay.se and piratebay.se domain names must be handed over to the state. The Swedish Court of Appeal has ordered the owner of the two main Pirate Bay torrent site domains - ThePirateBay.se and PirateBay.se - to forfeit the addresses over to the Swedish state, marking another loss for one of the largest media torrent sites in the world.
  • Microsoft Releasing Nearly One Million Gamertags

    Microsoft Releasing Nearly One Million Gamertags

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    The Gamertags will be released across a 24-hour period so that folks in different markets don't have to set their alarm clocks for odd times to score the Gamertag of their dreams. These accounts never migrated to Xbox 360 and as a result, they have been inactive for quite some time. If interested, you can change your Gamertag from the Xbox website , Xbox app, or your Xbox One console.
  • Microsoft Blocks Cortana From Searching Google on Windows 10

    Microsoft Blocks Cortana From Searching Google on Windows 10

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    It's also explained that integration of Cortana with other browsers and search engine have resulted in compromised experiences that are less reliable and predictable. This is the reason why it has finally decided not to entertain people who're using Google search browser or any other browser for that matter in Windows 10 via Cortana .
  • 'The Division' Patch 1.2 Release Date

    'The Division' Patch 1.2 Release Date

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    This comes via the company's State of the Game stream, by way of VG247. While developer Massive Entertainment has typically been quick to squash the issues, many players have been patiently waiting for news on update 1.2, which aims to finally put many of these issues to rest including the notorious Sentry's Call permanent damage boost bug.
  • Takata airbag recall in United States expanded to additional 35-40M vehicles

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    Last month, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said that there were still around 85 million Takata airbags fitted on U.S. vehicles, all of them having the volatile substance that could lead to deadly ruptures. But many owners of cars or trucks with airbags that are included on the recall list will have to wait months for a replacement airbag to become available.
  • Microsoft to remove Windows 10 option to share WiFi access

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    Ubuntu on Windows has also been updated . The support of extensions will be released to everyone with the Anniversary update in July, but for the time being, only Windows Insiders can get the taste of it. If you're using really old software that won't run on Windows 10, you'll either need to update those programs or stick to your current version of Windows.
  • Microsoft to Shut Down Sunrise App on August 31

    Microsoft to Shut Down Sunrise App on August 31

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    We then saw the company integrate most of Sunrise's features into its Outlook app for Android and iOS . The team also stated that it will continue to work "side-by-side with the Outlook team" and that it's "a thrilling moment for us to work on an app of this scale", speaking about continuing to work on the Outlook apps for iOS and Android.
  • Facebook VP Denies Allegations Over "Trending Now"

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    A journalist who worked for Facebook told Gizmodo that employees averted stories about the right-wing CPAC gathering, politicians Mitt Romney and Rand Paul, and other conservative topics from showing up in the section, even though they were organically trending.
  • Facebook, Messenger, Instagram available in Windows 10 Store

    Facebook, Messenger, Instagram available in Windows 10 Store

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    According to a Facebook blog post , you'll be able to share photos directly from File Explorer to Facebook . The app offers desktop notifications so you won't miss any big news , and you can pin a new Live Tile, which shows the latest updates from friends, family, and Pages you follow.
  • Microsoft acquires Solair to beef up its Internet of Things offerings

    Microsoft acquires Solair to beef up its Internet of Things offerings

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    Solair has built a reputation for providing IoT services across an array of industries including manufacturing, retail, transportation, and food, according to Microsoft Azure IoT partner director Sam George said in a blog post . Ever since brandishing its "Internet of Things" (IoT) vision and ambition past year with Windows 10 IoT, Microsoft has been rather quiet about the market, especially compare to some of its more exciting new ventures.
  • Microsoft Surface Pro 5 To Be Released In The Next Month

    Microsoft Surface Pro 5 To Be Released In The Next Month

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    The price cut is substantial and this has made it all the more enticing for the Windows fans across the country and beyond. In addition to that, the updates apply new Surface System Aggregator firmware versions that will fix auto-rotate feature problems spotted in certain situations, as well as resolve screen flickering in Microsoft Edge and other apps through a fresh Surface UEFI update.
  • Is This the End of Microsoft's Lumia?

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    Adjusted revenue of $22.08 billion was just shy of the $22.09 billion analysts had expected , according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. Office commercial products and cloud services revenue went up 7%. Microsoft said its revenue from Windows software licenses declined 2 percent in the March quarter , after adjusting for currency fluctuations.
  • The first brain-controlled drone race just took place in Florida

    The first brain-controlled drone race just took place in Florida

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    But imagine if you didn't need a remote control to actually fly the drone. In the race known as the world's first brain-controlled drone, flying robots were remotely controlled by operator's thoughts and it utilized brain-computer interface (BCI) technology to connect brain to a drone.