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Windows 10 Source Code Leak Confirmed by Microsoft; Data Removed by Beta Archive

HIGHLIGHTS Windows 10 source code leaked online this week New reports say leak is a minor one Leak could lead to potential Windows 10 exploits Microsoft has found itself in an embarrassing position once again with reports that a massive trove of Windows 10 source code has been leaked online this week. Some system builds related to Microsoft’s USB, storage ... Read More »

iPad Pro 2017 Models Outperform New MacBook Pro Models in Some Benchmarks

HIGHLIGHTS The benchmark tests pitted new iPad Pro models against MacBook Pro The 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models were included in the test Benchmark also included 2016 MacBook Pro models Apple’s new iPad Pro models are as capable as the refreshed MacBook Pro models, matching, and even surpassing the laptops in certain benchmarks. Bare Feats, a benchmarking blog, posted ... Read More »

Western Digital Moves to Court in a Bid to Block Sale of Toshiba Chip Unit

HIGHLIGHTS WD has sought a court injunction to stop Toshiba’s chip unit sale The court injunction details that Toshiba needs to take WD’s consent Toshiba wants to complete the deal as quickly as possible Western Digital Corp has sought a court injunction to prevent Toshiba Corp from selling its chip business without the US firm’s consent – a move that ... Read More »

Microsoft Modern Keyboard With ‘Hidden’ Fingerprint Scanner Launched

HIGHLIGHTS New Microsoft Modern Keyboard comes with a fingerprint scanner It has been priced at $129.99 (roughly Rs. 8,500) The fingerprint scanner is embedded inside the right Windows key Microsoft on Thursday silently unveiled a new keyboard, called the Microsoft Modern Keyboard. Priced at Rs. $129.99 (roughly Rs. 8,500), the new Modern Keyboard is listed as “coming soon” on the ... Read More »

Summer Workshop Pushes Minority Students to Pursue Computer Science Degrees

Undergraduate tech students from universities around the country convened at Cornell this past week for a week-long computer science workshop, encouraging students to consider graduate degrees in the field. The workshop, Software Defined Network Interface, aims to increase the number of underrepresented minority Ph.D. students in computer science. The participants come from various universities including North Carolina State University and ... Read More »

Google Drive Is About to Become Much More Useful

Google is turning its Drive app into a better tool for backing up your computer’s files. The company is launching a new feature called Backup and Sync, which can continuously back up your folders like the desktop, documents, and photo library. That means you’ll be able to select specific folders on your Mac or PC and have Google automatically back ... Read More »

Designing Antiviral Proteins Via Computer Could Help Halt the Next Pandemic

The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research. As Bill Gates sees it, there are three main threats to our species: nuclear war, climate change and the next global pandemic. Speaking on pandemic preparedness at the Munich Security Conference earlier this year, Gates reminded us that “the fact that a deadly ... Read More »

Asus Chromebook Flip Updated With New Processor, USB Type-C Ports at Computex 2017

HIGHLIGHTS The new Chromebook Flip comes with Rockchip RK3399 processor The new variant retains the design of the original New Chromebook Flip has two USB Type-C ports It seems like Asus has quietly updated the Chromebook Flip as a new version of the portable was spotted at Computex 2017 event in Taipei. While the company has reportedly retained the design ... Read More »

Laptop Ban Affecting Middle East-US Traffic, Says IATA

HIGHLIGHTS US in March announced laptop/tablet ban on flights coming in & going out The Middle-East bound flights were mostly targeted IATA has said that it’s affecting the flight traffic Restrictions on bringing large electronic devices into aircraft cabins on certain routes to the United States are affecting traffic between the Middle East and the United States, a global airlines’ ... Read More »

Microsoft Accidentally Releases Internal Windows 10 Builds, Apologises

Microsoft has apologised for accidentally releasing builds from some of its internal branches for PC and mobile that were rolled out due to the “inadvertent deployment” to the engineering system that controls the release of builds to the Windows Insiders. Microsoft was forced to apologise late on Friday night after some confidential and internal Windows 10 builds were leaked and ... Read More »