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Windows turns 30 today

The PC revolution started off life 30 years ago this week. Microsoft launched its first version of Windows on November 20th, 1985, to succeed MS-DOS. It was a huge milestone that paved the way for…

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Microsoft launches Windows 10, Version 1511, build 10586

Coverage is still a bit spotty, but many people are reporting that they can download and install the newest version of Windows 10. Originally code-named Windows 10 Threshold 2 and subsequently unofficially renamed many times…

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Square Is Going Public At A Price Lower Than Planned

Facing yet more investor skepticism, electronic payments company Square reportedly priced shares for its upcoming public offering at $9—lower than the company’s proposed IPO range of $11 to $13 a share, and far below the…

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NSA Keeps Some Security Bugs Under Its Hat

The U.S. National Security Agency is getting a collective side-eye after posting what it characterized as proactive information: the fact that it discloses 91 percent of security vulnerabilities that pass through its internal review process….

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Windows 10 Looks Like a Great Play for Microsoft and Here’s Why

The media was probably too quick to the punch when reporting speculative impressions of Windows 10 prior to its July 29th release. We’ll have to let the story unfold for a few months before we…

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Smarter robots put 50% of jobs at risk

Love your job? Enjoy it while it lasts. There’s a 50% chance you’re going to be sacked and replaced by a robot. The Bank of England has warned that machines could take over 80 million…

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Just when you thought your cell phone bill was getting simpler, Verizon has a brand new fee for you.

Verizon (VZ, Tech30) will begin charging certain customers a $20 activation fee when they add a new line to their service. The fee is a one-time charge — it won’t ever show up on your…

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ISIS responds to Anonymous’ threat of cyber war

An ISIS-affiliated account on the messaging app Telegram has sent out a message about Anonymous’threat to launch its “biggest operation ever” against the terrorist group. After the Paris terror attacks on Friday that left at…

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Microsoft places severe limits on unlimited OneDrive Storage

OneDrive capacity has grown by leaps and bounds this year. Microsoft increased capacity 40-fold earlier this year when it bumped the humble 25 GB of storage for OneDrive for Business accounts up to 1 TB,…

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Windows 10 pending its first big update

The first major update to Windows 10 is available for PCs and tablets. With this update, there are improvements in all aspects of the platform and experience, including thousands of partners updating their device drivers…

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