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Here’s how you can still get a free Windows 10 upgrade

Everyone knows the free upgrade offer for Windows 10 ended on July 29, 2016, right? That’s when Microsoft officially ended the Get Windows 10 program and, to the relief of many, stopped forcing the GWX tool onto the PCs of unsuspecting users who were perfectly happy with their current version of Windows and had no desire to upgrade. As of… Read more →

Artificial intelligence on Hadoop: Does it make sense?

Hadoop is becoming a substrate for artificial intelligence Getty Images/iStockphoto — MapR This week MapR announced a new solution called Quick Start Solution (QSS), focusing on deep learning applications. MapR touts QSS as a distributed deep learning (DL) product and services offering that enables the training of complex deep learning algorithms at scale. Here’s the idea: deep learning requires lots… Read more →

Amazon’s app store puts millions of Android devices at risk

(Image: CNET/CBS Interactive) Ask almost any security expert, and they’ll tell you switching on “unknown sources” on your Android phone or tablet is one of the worst things you can do for device security. But that’s exactly what Amazon has asked its app store customers to do for years. Amazon won’t say if Echo has been wiretapped Its transparency reports… Read more →

Drone regulations are up in the air

Drone invades @Dbacks – @Padres game and makes a crash landing in the stands. pic.twitter.com/OaOcPTACLM – FOX Sports Arizona (@FOXSPORTSAZ) May 21, 2017 At a San Diego Padres game on Sunday, spectators ducked and reached to catch — not a baseball, but a stray drone — as it flew overhead and crashed into the stands. Fortunately, nobody appeared to be… Read more →

Final BlackBerry, Qualcomm settlement reaches $940 million

BlackBerry revealed Friday that it has reached a final settlement agreement with Qualcomm for $940 million. The chipmaker has agreed to pay the full amount on or before May 31. The two companies had agreed to arbitrate a contract dispute over whether Qualcomm’s royalty cap program applied to payments made by BlackBerry under a licensing deal. The arbitrator determined that… Read more →

Apple’s MacBooks: Still the most reliable

More speed, better battery life for Apple’s 12-inch MacBook Consumer Reports surveys its subscribers annually to learn about their experience with cars, appliances, retailers, and computers. In their latest survey, almost 83,000 readers shared their experiences with computers. Not everyone was pleased. Winners and losers read this Not your father’s MacBook: The pros and cons of Apple’s tiny ultrabook With… Read more →

Meet the army of Surface Pro clones and lookalikes

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Making sense of Microsoft’s Surface lineup

Microsoft’s Surface business has always been a minefield for the company. The OEMs who build PCs that run Microsoft Windows aren’t thrilled at the prospect of their partner also being a rival in the cutthroat hardware business. The competitive challenge for Microsoft, then, is to be successful but not too successful. That might explain why some Surface decisions, especially pricing,… Read more →

​HP hits its stride: How PCs and printing have stabilized, rebounded

When Hewlett Packard split its PC and printing business from its enterprise unit, it was widely assumed that Hewlett Packard Enterprise would outshine HP Inc. But better design and a knack for finding new profit pools in a tough personal systems market has put the spotlight on HP. In its second quarter earnings report, HP reported revenue of $12.4 billion,… Read more →

It’s not just Windows anymore: Samba has a major SMB bug

The other week, Microsoft got its security teeth kicked in when an old SMB security hole was exploited by the WannaCry ransomware attack. This week, it’s the turn of Samba, the popular open-source SMB server. Like the WannaCry security hole, the good news is the Samba file-sharing bug has already been fixed. The bad news is you may be using… Read more →

It’s not just Windows anymore: Samba has a major SMB bug

The other week, Microsoft got its security teeth kicked in when an old SMB security hole was exploited by the WannaCry ransomware attack. This week, it’s the turn of Samba, the popular open-source SMB server. Like the WannaCry security hole, the good news is the Samba file-sharing bug has already been fixed. The bad news is you may be using… Read more →