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Summer Workshop Pushes Minority Students to Pursue Computer Science Degrees

June 19, 2017

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 […]

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

June 19, 2017

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 […]

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

June 19, 2017

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 […]

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Microsoft Modern Keyboard With 'Hidden' Fingerprint Scanner Launched

June 19, 2017

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 […]

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Lenovo's Global PC Shipments Fall 1 Percent, Slower Than Market Decline

June 16, 2017

HIGHLIGHTS Revenue from PC and smart device business fell 2 percent to $30.1 billion Lenovo blamed a 4 percent drop in revenue on difficult macro environment Lenovo said its worldwide PC market share rose to 21.4 percent China’s Lenovo Group, the world’s largest personal computer maker, said its global PC unit shipments fell 1 percent […]

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Acer Nitro 5, Iconia Tab 10, Iconia One 10, Spin 1 Refresh Launched Ahead of Computex

June 16, 2017

HIGHLIGHTS Acer Nitro 5 is a budget gaming laptop releasing in July Acer Spin 1 has also been upgraded with better specs Two Iconia-branded Android 7.0 Nougat tablets also launched Just ahead of Computex in Taipei, Taiwanese company Acer has launched a host of new devices. This includes a new laptop, an upgraded 2-in-1, and […]

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HP Says PC, Printer Businesses Grew for First Time Since 2010

June 16, 2017

HIGHLIGHTS Revenue from personal systems business rose 9.6 percent to $7.66 billion HP and Lenovo remain the world’s two largest PC makers HP warns of uncertainty in PC business for next two quarters HP reported better-than-expected results in what its chief executive termed a “breakthrough” quarter as both its PC and printer businesses grew for […]

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How to upgrade Windows 10 S to Windows 10 Pro

June 16, 2017

So your PC came pre-loaded with Windows 10 S and you want to install programs from outside the Store. Here’s how to upgrade your Windows 10 S machine to Windows 10 Pro. Some devices come pre-installed with Windows 10 S, which is locked to the Windows Store for apps and games. Luckily, Microsoft offers Windows […]

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6 display settings you should be using in Windows 10

June 16, 2017

Windows 10 Creators Update added two display settings that make sitting in front of your laptop or PC a more pleasant experience. I’ll cover these two new display settings along with some old standbys so you can get Windows 10 ($92.99 at Amazon.com) looking its best. 1. Use the night light at night Staring at […]

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WannaCry attacks prompt Microsoft to release Windows updates for older versions

June 16, 2017

The new patches include updates to Windows XP. Photograph: Jeff Christensen/Getty Images View more sharing options Shares 222 Alex Hern @alexhern Wednesday 14 June 2017 12.26 BSTLast modified on Wednesday 14 June 2017 12.50 BST Microsoft has released new security updates for older versions of Windows as it warns of potential cyber-attacks by government organisations. The patches […]

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