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Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Microsoft announces that it is joining the MariaDB Foundation and will launch Azure Database for MariaDB, a fully managed, cloud-hosted version   —  NEW YORK—On the first day of its Connect developer conference, Microsoft announced that it is joining the MariaDB Foundation …
Nov 15, 2017, 10:35 AMIn context
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Microsoft debuts $1,499+ 13" and $2,499+ 15" Surface Book 2 with Nvidia GeForce GPUs, updated design, up to 17 hours battery; preorder Nov. 9, ships Nov. 16   —  Microsoft's super-flexible systems get potent upgrade.  Alas, still no Thunderbolt 3.  —  Just over two years ago …
Oct 17, 2017, 9:20 AMIn context
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Microsoft plans to release a quantum computing programming language, with full Visual Studio integration, along with a quantum computing simulator this year   —  Microsoft wants to be ready for a quantum computing world.  —  At its Ignite conference today, Microsoft announced its moves …
Sep 25, 2017, 1:45 PMIn context
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
W3C votes to make the contentious Encrypted Media Extensions specification, a system for HTML5 DRM, an official W3C Recommendation   —  30.8% of W3C members disapproved of the decision.  —  The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the industry body that oversees development of HTML and related Web standards …
Sep 18, 2017, 3:05 PMIn context
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Windows 10 Fall Creators Update will require third-party apps ask permission to access camera and other sensitive information or hardware   —  Microsoft is continuing to tinker with the privacy configuration and options in Windows 10, with the Fall Creators Update, due for release on October 17 …
Sep 13, 2017, 3:10 PMIn context
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Microsoft was an early player in AR, thanks to HoloLens, but is being superseded by Apple and Google, who focus on adding AR to software over expensive hardware   —  HoloLens was inspirational, but it's ARKit and ARCore that are going to win developers.  —  Stop me if you think you've heard …
Aug 31, 2017, 4:25 PMIn context
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Intel unveils first 8th gen processors, dubbed “Kaby Lake refresh”, based on an updated Kaby Lake architecture, claims 40% performance increase over 7th gen   —  No Coffee Lake or Cannonlake here; these are doubled up Kaby Lake parts.  —  The first “8th generation” …
Aug 21, 2017, 3:10 AMIn context
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
AMD's new Ryzen PRO CPUs designed for corporate desktops come with standard Ryzen features plus a 3-year warranty, additional management and security features   —  AMD wants to go after Intel vPro while avoiding Intel's excessive product segmentation.  —  AMD today launched Ryzen Pro (styled …
Jun 30, 2017, 12:25 AMIn context
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Microsoft to add Exploit Guard feature in this fall's Creators Update for Windows to help manage EMET-like exploit mitigations app by app   —  The built-in exploit mitigations are getting stronger and easier to configure.  —  The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update will include EMET …
Jun 27, 2017, 11:30 PMIn context
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
As vendors prepare to ship Windows laptops with Qualcomm CPUs, Intel warns x86 emulation is a patent minefield   —  Intel doesn't name names, but Windows 10 on ARM is surely the target of its ire.  —  In celebrating the x86 architecture's 39th birthday yesterday—the 8086 processor first came …
Jun 9, 2017, 4:30 PMIn context

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