Computers

Microsoft’s ‘Play Anywhere’ program fails to attract big game studios – Seattle Times

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

A year in, Microsoft’s bid to link personal computer and Xbox gaming is still a work in progress. At the E3 trade show a year ago, Microsoft introduced “Play Anywhere,” a program that lets people buy a game digitally through the Xbox store, and play it on both a console and a PC. The aim was to add a consumer-friendly link between Windows, the home for most PC gaming, and…

US Asks Supreme Court to Take Up Microsoft Fight Over Email Privacy – KTLA

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

The Microsoft logo is illuminated on a wall during a Microsoft launch event to introduce the new Microsoft Surface laptop and Windows 10 S operating system, May 2, 2017 in New York City. (Credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) The Microsoft logo is illuminated on a wall during a Microsoft launch event to introduce the new Microsoft Surface laptop and Windows 10 S operating system, May 2, 2017 in New York City….

British Parliament Hit by Cyberattack, Affecting Email Access – New York Times

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

Photo Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II with Prince Charles in the House of Lords on Wednesday. Credit Arthur Edwards/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images LONDON — The British Parliament was the target of a cyberattack that left many legislators unable to connect to their email on Saturday as remote access to accounts was disabled as a security measure. Legislators were made aware of the problem on Friday night, and Chris Rennard, a…

The Whispered Warnings of Radiohead’s “OK Computer” Have Come True – The New Yorker

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

I’ve noticed a nugget of embarrassment buried in the recent avalanche of critical reappraisals and retroactive interrogations of Radiohead’s “OK Computer,” a record that was released in 1997 and is celebrating its twentieth anniversary this summer. Critics (and some fans) approached its reappearance with trepidation—as if we were all about to be strong-armed into reckoning with our pretentious and over-serious past selves. As if someone had just slid an unmarked…

Microsoft confirms some Windows 10 source code has leaked – The Verge

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

A portion of Microsoft’s Windows 10 source code has leaked online this week. Files related to Microsoft’s USB, storage, and Wi-Fi drivers in Windows 10 were posted to Beta Archive this week. Beta Archive is an enthusiast site that tracks Windows releases, and asks members to donate money or contribute something Windows-related if they access a free private FTP full of archived Windows builds. The leaked code was published to…

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

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 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…