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iTunes Is Coming to the Windows 10 Store, Non-Edge Browsers Still Not Happening

iTunes Is Coming to the Windows 10 Store, Non-Edge Browsers Still Not Happening Bringing iTunes to the Windows Store is a significant feat for Microsoft, even if the actual need for the software isn’t what it once was.I think Windows 10 S, which restricts users to apps that they can download from the Windows Store, has a valid role to play, particularly given how Google has turned Chromebooks into educational devices.

Itanium's Last Hurrah: Intel Releases the Itanium 9700 Series as the CPU Finally, Officially Dies

Itanium's Last Hurrah: Intel Releases the Itanium 9700 Series as the CPU Finally, Officially Dies Today, Intel released its last updates to the Itanium family, the Itanium 9700 series.These new cores, codenamed Kittson, will be the last Itanium processors Intel manufacturers.

HP Accidentally Ships Laptop Audio Driver With Keylogger Installed

HP Accidentally Ships Laptop Audio Driver With Keylogger Installed Over the past few years, we’ve seen some high profile security problems with laptops from Lenovo, Samsung, and Dell.According to the Swiss infosec company ModZero, that’s changed, courtesy of a keylogger embedded (probably accidentally) into certain audio drivers used on HP laptops.

Largest X-Ray Laser Ever Is About to Power Up

Largest X-Ray Laser Ever Is About to Power Up Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY) has been working for years toward this single monumental achievement: It’s about to fire up the world’s biggest X-ray laser.4-km-long European XFEL is the largest and most powerful of the five great X-ray lasers worldwide.

Microsoft to Revamp Windows 10's Look With Fall Creators Update

Microsoft to Revamp Windows 10's Look With Fall Creators Update That’s the placeholder name for Microsoft’s next big Windows 10 update, which as you might guess, will roll out this fall.Perhaps the most prominent change for the average user will be the launch of the Microsoft Fluent Design System, previously known as Project Neon.

Scientists Find Molecular 'Key' to Killing Hearty Bacteria

Scientists Find Molecular 'Key' to Killing Hearty Bacteria Scientists from the University of Illinois have learned how to attach a molecular “key” to narrow-spectrum antibiotics, thereby making them much more effective.The LPS layer protects gram-negative bacteria from most antibiotics, but the University of Illinois team claims to have found a way to bypass it.

Cray Announces New, AI-Focused Supercomputers

Cray Announces New, AI-Focused Supercomputers Now Cray, which helped pioneer the very concept of a supercomputer, is also bringing its own solutions to market.the CS-Storm 500GT supports up to 8x 450W or 10x 400W accelerators, including Nvidia’s Tesla P40 or P100 GPU accelerators.

US Considering Banning All Laptops on Flights From Europe

US Considering Banning All Laptops on Flights From Europe The new rule would ban laptops from airplane cabinets on all flights from Europe.More importantly, as The Daily Beast details, halon fire suppressant isn’t useful against lithium-ion battery fires.

Microsoft Hits 500-Million-Device Milestone for Windows 10

Microsoft Hits 500-Million-Device Milestone for Windows 10 08 percent of Windows users are using Windows 10.And, of course, Microsoft’s free upgrade offer from Windows 10 has never ended, not in any meaningful sense.

Nvidia Goes All in for AI With New Volta Architecture

Nvidia Goes All in for AI With New Volta Architecture SAN JOSE, CA–A first-time attendee to Nvidia’s flagship GTC conference this week could be forgiven for thinking Nvidia was an AI company.The capstone was the announcement of Nvidia’s new Volta architecture and V100 chip.

SpaceX Successfully Tests Falcon Heavy Rocket Core

SpaceX Successfully Tests Falcon Heavy Rocket Core The rocket has been inching closer to completion ever since, and now SpaceX has successfully tested the Falcon heavy’s core rocket module in a so-called static fire test.The Falcon Heavy will essentially be three Falcon 9 rockets strapped together.

How to Speak Out Against the FCC's Attempt to Kill Net Neutrality

How to Speak Out Against the FCC's Attempt to Kill Net Neutrality Remember the halcyon days of 2015 when the Federal Communications Commission voted to secure net neutrality in the United States?Fake submissions won’t help the cause to protect net neutrality, so please use your real name and address.

HandBrake Download Mirror Compromised With Mac Malware

HandBrake Download Mirror Compromised With Mac Malware Users of the software were alerted recently that one of HandBrake’s download mirrors was infiltrated between May 2nd and 6th.The maintainers of HandBrake report that one of the two download mirrors it uses was affected, but the main Handbrake website and mirror was not.

Foundry Futures: TSMC, Samsung, GlobalFoundries, and Intel Gear Up For 7nm and Beyond

Foundry Futures: TSMC, Samsung, GlobalFoundries, and Intel Gear Up For 7nm and Beyond Over the past few years, companies like Samsung, TSMC, and GlobalFoundries have all jockeyed for the pole position in the highly competitive (and extremely expensive) foundry business.This is most apparent with Intel; its 10nm node is expected to be equivalent to 7nm from TSMC.

Microsoft Edge Prints PDFs Incorrectly, Substitutes Numbers

Microsoft Edge Prints PDFs Incorrectly, Substitutes Numbers The problem is compounded by the fact that Edge is set to be the default PDF handler in Windows 10.After acknowledging that the printed content looked different from the displayed PDF, Microsoft notes: “Possible workaround: Copy the document after printing using a Xerox copier.

Qualcomm Announces New Snapdragon 630, 600 Midrange SoCs

Qualcomm Announces New Snapdragon 630, 600 Midrange SoCs Device coverage in the smartphone world tends to focus on high-end products, rather than midrange or upper midrange hardware.Qualcomm’s new upper-midrange and midrange Snapdragon 600 refreshes were announced today, and both parts are a solid improvement over their predecessors.

Amazon's Echo Show Includes a Built-In Touch Screen

Amazon's Echo Show Includes a Built-In Touch Screen The Amazon Echo seemed like a bizarre device when it was announced, but it was just the first home of Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant.Now, Amazon is preparing to add a visual element to Alexa with the Echo Show ($229), the first Echo device with a screen.

In a Death Spiral, Cassini Is Delivering Incredible Science

In a Death Spiral, Cassini Is Delivering Incredible Science “I am delighted to report that Cassini shot through the gap just as we planned and has come out the other side in excellent shape.While the gas giant’s north pole was in shadow for the first part of the Cassini mission, it’s now in full sunlight, which enables Cassini scientists to directly image it in reflected light.

While No One Was Looking, BlackBerry Built a Damn Good Phone

While No One Was Looking, BlackBerry Built a Damn Good Phone Over the past seven years, BlackBerry’s market share has slipped away, lost to Apple and Android.Nothing stuck, including the company’s first attempt to combine a hardware keyboard and the Android operating system, the BlackBerry Priv.

Phillips, LG Launch 40-inch+ Monitors That Support 4 Simultaneous Displays

Phillips, LG Launch 40-inch+ Monitors That Support 4 Simultaneous Displays Now, it seems the Dell P4317Q will face some competition from both Phillips and LG, both of which have debuted widescreen, multi-system displays of their own.This means that the panel can technically produce 10-bit color, but it won’t be as high-quality as a native 10-bit display.