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Microsoft's new security tool lets you see your systems like a hacker would

Microsoft’s new security tool lets you see your systems like a hacker would

Image: The Good Brigade / Getty Microsoft has launched two security services that aim to boost the intelligence capabilities of an organization’s security operations center (SOC) rather than solely protect devices.  Microsoft has launched Defender Threat Intelligence and Defender External Attack Surface Management (EASM) — two new products that merge technology Microsoft gained after acquiring …

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Xbox and Windows fall in Microsoft’s $51.9 billion quarter

Xbox and Windows fall in Microsoft’s $51.9 billion quarter

Microsoft posted the fourth quarter of its 2022 financial results today, reporting revenue of $51.9 billion and a net income of $16.7 billion. Revenue is up 12 percent, and net income has increased by just 2 percent. But while revenue was up, Microsoft saw some of its core businesses, including Windows and Xbox, start to …

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Review: Microsoft’s Surface Laptop Go 2 has a lot of problems, but I like it anyway

Review: Microsoft’s Surface Laptop Go 2 has a lot of problems, but I like it anyway

Enlarge / Microsoft’s Surface Laptop Go 2. Andrew Cunningham Anyone who buys a Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 2 should go into it fully aware of the laptop’s shortcomings. The first and most important is that the base model, the one that gives it its attractive $600 starting price, comes with only 4GB of non-upgradeable RAM …

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Microsoft’s xCloud game streaming looks worse on Linux than Windows

Microsoft’s xCloud game streaming looks worse on Linux than Windows

A scene from Forza Horizon 5 on xCloud as seen with a Windows User-Agent string… … and with a Linux User-Agent. Note the added blur on the cobblestone light reflections. Another scene with a Windows User-Agent string… … and with a Linux User-Agent. The difference is subtler here but noticeable on the tops of the …

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Microsoft's Calling It Quits on Creepy Emotion Recognition Tech

Microsoft’s Calling It Quits on Creepy Emotion Recognition Tech

Photo: John MacDougall (Getty Images) Microsoft’s turning its back on its scientifically suspect and ethically dubious emotion recognition technology. For now, at least. In a major win for privacy advocates sounding the alarm on under-tested and invasive biometric technology, Microsoft announced it’s planning to retire its so-called “emotion recognition” detection systems from its Azure Face …

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Microsoft’s weird Surface Duo 2 has surprisingly become my favorite device of the year

Microsoft’s weird Surface Duo 2 has surprisingly become my favorite device of the year

It’s exceedingly rare that a product actually gets better months after it was released. But Microsoft’s oft-forgotten Surface Duo 2, which launched back in October 2021 with a steep price tag and a laundry list of bugs and issues that made it very frustrating to use, has bucked that trend. In fact, the Duo 2 …

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WTF? Do I Have to Pay for Microsoft's Defender Antivirus Now?

WTF? Do I Have to Pay for Microsoft’s Defender Antivirus Now?

Microsoft has offered antivirus protection with its operating systems as far back as 1993’s Microsoft Anti-Virus for MS-DOS. The current Microsoft Defender Antivirus started life as Microsoft AntiSpyware in 2005. It was a bumpy ride, with the antivirus tool going through various names and sometimes earning below-zero scores in third-party tests, but with the release …

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Apple's newest homegrown chips present a fresh challenge to Microsoft's Windows business

Apple’s newest homegrown chips present a fresh challenge to Microsoft’s Windows business

Apple CEO Tim Cook (R) looks at a newly redesigned MacBook Air laptop during the WWDC22 at Apple Park on June 06, 2022 in Cupertino, California. Apple CEO Tim Cook kicked off the annual WWDC22 developer conference. Justin Sullivan | Getty Images Apple’s new laptops announced on Monday, featuring the iPhone maker’s next-generation in-house chips, …

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