Computers

Microsoft’s Whiteboard app leaks, shows the future of Windows 10 stylus support – The Verge

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

Microsoft first demonstrated its Whiteboard app for Windows 10 back at the company’s Surface Pro event in May. While the software maker promised it will launch later this year, an early copy of Whiteboard has leaked onto the internet today. It features many of the abilities that Microsoft demonstrated, including automatic inking to shapes and tables as well as the ability to see angles on shapes. It appears that the…

Google can’t even turn up the cash the Internet claims I have – The Star Beacon

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

The Internet is a fascinating place. For example, I just discovered on one of those reliable Internet search sites that my household income falls between $100,000 and $150,000, and that my personal net worth “based on census data” ranges up to $250,000. Had I known this sooner, I would have opted for cheese on my drive-through hamburger. Perhaps a large water instead of small. Apparently, I…

A guide for buying one of Microsoft’s excellent Surface computers – The Verge

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

Microsoft now has a variety of Surface devices that are designed to replace your laptop. There’s the Surface Book with a removable display, the Surface Pro with a kickstand, and now the new Surface Laptop that is the most traditional laptop Microsoft has ever made. I’ve been using all three extensively recently and have been able to learn the strengths and weaknesses of each. If you’re thinking about buying one…

Check Point says Fireball malware hit 250 million; Microsoft says no – Ars Technica

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

reader comments 8 Microsoft sparked a curious squabble over malware discovery and infection rates. At the start of the month security firm Check Point reported on a browser hijacker and malware downloader called Fireball. The firm claimed that it had recently discovered the Chinese malware and that it had infected some 250 million systems. Today, Microsoft said no. Redmond claimed that actually, far from being a recent discovery, it had been…

We’re one step closer to getting cheaper, faster Internet from space … – Washington Post

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

NASA / Flickr) For many, it’s been a years-long pipe dream: Ultra-fast, lag-free Internet that comes to your PC or smartphone via satellite instead of a wire into your home. Facebook, Google and even SpaceX have all explored the idea, partly in hopes of selling broadband access to a growing market with enormous potential — the developing world. But now, a former Googler and friend of Elon Musk has beaten them all…

A guide for buying one of Microsoft’s excellent Surface computers – The Verge

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

Microsoft now has a variety of Surface devices that are designed to replace your laptop. There’s the Surface Book with a removable display, the Surface Pro with a kickstand, and now the new Surface Laptop that is the most traditional laptop Microsoft has ever made. I’ve been using all three extensively recently and have been able to learn the strengths and weaknesses of each. If you’re thinking about buying one…