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Xbox Chip Architect Was Poached by Intel for a ‘Really Exciting Oppurtunity’

Former Xbox SoC architect Jon Sells has revealed why he left for Intel, what he will be doing there, and thoughts on several recent industry trends.

McAfee Joins the List of Anti-Viruses Broken by Windows 7’s April Security Updates

A Windows 7 and 8.1 security update has caused issues for McAfee users, slowing down or causing unresponsiveness on boot or restart.

The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Will Reach End of Servicing Today

The Windows 10 Fall Creators update will stop receiving security fixes after a final build today. Users are encouraged to upgrade immediately to ensure the safety of their system.

Windows 10 191H Gets Protection History, Tamper Protection Security Features

Windows 10 191H will be getting some major security improvements, with the Windows Security app making it harder for attackers to tamper with its features and providing more insight to its users.

Apple Mac Vulnerability Leaves Platform Open to Kernel Exploit

A newly disclosed flaw in Webroot on Mac could give attackers the ability to execute kernel level codes, but only with local access.

New Security Flaw Has Potential to Affect Every PC in Sleep Mode

A new security vulnerability caused by Sleep Mode firmware could allow attackers to steal data from hard disks. The problem potentially affects every modern computer.

Microsoft Debuts Desktop Analytics to Expediate Desktop Upgrades

Desktop Analytics will allow customers to create an inventory of applications ahead of a Windows 10 or Office 365 upgrade.

Jarvis Universal Search for Windows 10 Offers Spotlight-Style OS Searches

Jarvis is a search tool that adds an extra layer to searching in Windows 10, ideal for those frustrated by the native universal search experience.
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Microsoft and Intel Warn of “Foreshadow” CPU Vulnerability

Researchers have found a side-channel vulnerability that has been called Foreshadow, a flaw that was discovered the same day Meltdown and Spectre was disclosed.
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Report: Intel to Launch 9th-Generation Core Processors in October

Among them will be the Intel Core i9-9900K, with 8 cores and 16 threads. Joining the flagship will be a new Core i7 and Core i5.

Android Emulator Scores Hyper-V and AMD Processor Support

Google's Android Emulator has received a significant upgrade with support for hardware accelerated emulator for AMD processors, as well as Hyper-V support.

Cortana to Get TV Integration via LG-Amazon Partnership

Cortana is coming to LG TV's via Amazon Alexa integration, giving her a seat in a vital place in the home. However, with Alexa also coming to PCs, it's unclear how much she will be utilized.
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Google Awards 18-Year-Old Student $36,000 for Discovery of Remote Code Execution Flaw

Uruguayan Ezequiel Pereira López found a remote code execution vulnerability in Google's App Engine and has been rewarded over a $30,000 as a result. It's not the student's first find, though it is his highest paying to date.

Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Cumulative Updates, but One Bricks PCs

Microsoft has rolled out the first Cumulative Update for build 1803, but it appears to be bricking a number of PCs. The patch contains vital bugfixes and security updates.

Microsoft’s Windows Meltdown Patch has “Fatal Flaw” Leaving Millions of PCs Vulnerable

Issued in January, Microsoft’s Meltdown patch has seemingly failed and users are not mitigated. However, the Windows 10 April 2018 Update does come with a fix.

Netflix Architect: CPU Utilization is wrong and getting Worse on Windows

While CPU utilization is a way to measure system performance, Brandon Gregg says it is an incorrect method and cites Meltdown and Spectre patches as proof.

Windows 10 April 2018 Update Has Many Problems, Including Microphone, Sounds, and Mouse Issues

Microsoft’s newly launched Windows 10 April 2018 Update is loaded with bugs, which have all been listed, including mouse delays.

Intel Tech Allows GPU-Based Malware Scanning in Windows Defender ATP

Intel's Accelerated Memory scanning lets Windows Defender ATP users search for malware while using fewer CPU resources. It joins Intel Advanced Platform Telemetry as part of the company's threat detection offering.

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Finally Gets a Fix for USB Devices

Microsoft has finally fixed issues with USB devices on the Windows 10 Fall Creators update, but it comes with its own issues. The update is causing some PCs to become unbootable.
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Surface Laptop Firmware Update Promises Battery Improvements

A new firmware release for the Surface Laptop also makes unspecified changes to the System Aggregator to make it more stable.


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