Congrats: If you’ve held out this long through the shopping season, anxiously awaiting discounts bigger than Black Friday, you made a smart move.
Best Buy’s 20 Days of Doorbusters continues with a massive deal on one of the best 2-in-1 laptops out there: 2017’s 5th generation Microsoft Surface Pro, now on sale for a whopping $360 off, keyboard included.
Yes, the newer Pro 6 did just come out earlier this month and yes, and it is undoubtedly spiffy as hell. But TBH, the upgrades are pretty light, and if you’re truly on a mission to save (which is probably why you clicked on this story), the 5th generation definitely holds its own — especially now that it’s about $500 cheaper than similar 6th generation models at their full price. Read more…
Bug bounty hunter Sahad Nk recently uncovered a series of vulnerabilities that left Microsoft users’ accounts — from your Office documents to your Outlook emails — susceptible to hacking.
While working as a security researcher with cybersecurity site , Nk discovered that he was able to take over the Microsoft subdomain, , because it wasn’t properly configured. This allowed the bug hunter to set up an Azure web app that pointed to the domain’s CNAME record, which maps domain aliases and subdomains to the main domain. By doing this, Nk not only takes control of the subdomain, but also receives any and all data sent to it. Read more…
Gorgeous • expansive 28-inch screen • Beautiful • minimal design • All-in-one digital studio • with touchscreen
Intimidatingly high price • Big change for Apple loyalists • Not a huge improvement from first gen
The Surface Studio 2 is a wondrous device that stakes a bold claim for Microsoft as a brand for artists and creatives, asking a high price in return.
A digital artist’s workspace is an expression of their creative process. The positioning of screens, layout of canvases and programming of shortcut keys reflect the personality and routine of the individual user. It’s a very personal thing, and finding the right fit is important. Read more…
A group of U.S. tech giants, including Apple, Google and Microsoft, have collectively denounced the new so-called “anti-encryption” law passed by the Australian parliament last week. The bill was passed less than a day after the ruling coalition government secured the votes from opposition Labor lawmakers, despite strong objection from tech companies and telcos. “The […]
Recent rumors were real: Microsoft’s Edge will become a Chromium-based browser.
Microsoft’s Corporate VP Joe Belfiore revealed the news in a blog post Thursday, saying the company intends to “to adopt the Chromium open source project in the development of Microsoft Edge on the desktop.”
Here’s the kicker: Microsoft plans to bring this new, Chromium-based Edge browser to the Mac.
According to Belfiore, Microsoft plans to make the switch to Chromium “over the next year or so.”
For users, this means better compliance with web standards and other Chromium-based browsers such as Google’s Chrome and Opera. Microsoft also plans to deliver and update Edge more frequently to all supported versions of Windows. And, finally, Microsoft hopes that its participation in the Chromium project will make other Chromium-based browsers better on Windows devices. Read more…
Over the summer, Microsoft President Brad Smith called for governments to take a closer look at how facial detection technology is being implemented across the globe. This week, he returned with a similar message — only this time the executive is calling out fellow technology purveyors to help address myriad issues around the technology before […]
Qualcomm wants to become a major player in the PC/laptop market. Now that there is Windows 10 on ARM, that’s more than a pipe dream, but in its earliest iterations, those Qualcomm-based Windows 10 laptops used the Snapdragon 850 system on a chip that was specifically designed for PCs but still very much a direct […]