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Microsoft releases security update for Internet Explorer, including for Windows XP customers

UPDATE: To story we covered earlier. Microsoft is releasing a security update for Internet Explorer that closes a gap that allowed attackers to take complete control of a computer. It also issued the update to Windows XP users, despite dropping … Continue reading

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Stop using IE until bug is fixed, says US-Cert

In a rare move, US Computer Emergency Readiness Team says to stop using Internet Explorer until Microsoft can plug a critical security hole. 

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Kinect has been evaluated for mass surveillance, GCHQ spy docs reveal

However it’s unclear if spy agency has used the Xbox tech.  The UK intelligence agency GCHQ had previously evaluated the potential of the Xbox 360′s Kinect camera for bulk surveillance purposes, a new report claims.

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Apple reportedly acquires PrimeSense for $345M

Apple has reportedly closed a deal to acquire PrimeSense, the 3D-sensor company behind Microsoft’s Kinect sensor. 

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Atmel Achieves Windows 8 Certification for XSense, The Innovative Flexible Touch Sensor Material

Atmel® Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML), a global leader in microcontroller (MCU) and touch technology solutions, today announced the company’s groundbreaking XSense® flexible touch sensor has achieved Windows® 8 certification as part of a customer’s system, ensuring the innovative touch material addresses … Continue reading

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Windows 8.1 update glitch stops RT starting up

The latest Windows update is causing problems for owners of Microsoft’s Surface RT gadgets. 

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Windows 8.1 update lands!!! What’s NEW!

Microsoft is releasing its long-awaited Windows 8.1 upgrade as a free download starting Thursday. It addresses some of the gripes people have had with Windows 8, the dramatically different operating system that attempts to bridge the divide between tablets and … Continue reading

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Microsoft’s Surface team working on ‘translucent aluminum’ smart watch

As reports claim Apple is gearing up to launch a so-called “iWatch,” another rumor claims that Microsoft is late enough in the development stage of its own smart watch that testing of the device has moved over to the company’s … Continue reading

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Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 public preview: What you need to know

Summary: Here are all the download links and info you need to know if you want to test drive Windows 8.1, codenamed “Blue.” Today’s the day. Microsoft is making available to anyone and everyone with Windows 8 and Windows RT … Continue reading

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Report: Windows 8.1 Preview ISO files to be released by Microsoft

Microsoft has already announced that current Windows 8 users can download the upcoming public preview version of Windows 8.1 via the Windows Store on June 26, but what about all the other Windows users who have yet to try out … Continue reading

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