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At least 10 years of support allotted to Windows 10, Microsoft says

Microsoft released a fact sheet today confirming that, yes, "every Windows product has a life cycle." Windows 10 will receive "mainstream support" until 2020, with extended support concluding in 2025.
Computing

Microsoft releases PhotoDNA for public use to help fight the spread of child pornography

Microsoft is giving away its anti-child pornography software PhotoDNA for free in an effort to stem the flow of more than 720,000 child abuse images that appear online every single day.
Emerging Tech

IBM’s Watson may now be able to tell how snarky your email is with its new tone analzyer

It may be difficult for humans to detect sarcasm via email and text, but IBM's Watson may be able to do the trick. A new application, the IBM Watson Tone Analyzer, claims to be able to "assess and refine the tone in textual communication."
Computing

Adobe and Google join forces to strengthen Flash defenses against hacks

A series of cyber attacks targeting Adobe's Flash Player has led to a strengthening of the company's defenses, according to Ars Technica.
Computing

What the NUC? Here’s how to outfit Intel’s miniature PC

The Next Unit of Computing, or NUC, is a kit PC from Intel that's smaller and more efficient than your average desktop, but you have to install a few components yourself. Here's what you need to buy.
Computing

Inside Logitech’s plan to painstakingly reinvent itself

Logitech unveiled a new brand this month that takes the "tech" out of its name. The new brand name aims to show how the company has expanded beyond PCs -- here's a few Logitech executives explaining that decision in their own words.
Computing

Spam reaches 12-year low as cybercriminals pursue new methods

For those of you who shudder at the thought of waking up every morning to a dozen unwanted emails in your inbox, you're in luck. Email spam is at a 12-year low, according to security software company Symantec.
Computing

Windows 10 will make Microsoft your auto-updating overlord, and that’s okay

Everyone's going crazy about the auto-update clause in the Windows 10 EULA. It states Microsoft can push updates whether the user agrees or not. I, for one, welcome our new auto-updating overlords.
Computing

AMD’s Nano video card is just six inches long and arriving this August

If you thought AMD's recently announced Fury X and Fury cards weren't really what you are looking for in a GPU, perhaps the Nano will be more up your alley. Powerful, but small and with a low TDP, it's the most unique GPU in a while.
Computing

Attack breaks through RC4 cipher; many websites vulnerable

The RC4 cipher has been criticized for its vulnerabilities for years, but new research has prompted renewed calls for it to be immediately phased out of use by system administrators.
Computing

Microsoft breaks down Windows 10’s EULA

Don't sweat it if you were worried about Windows 10's end user license agreement, as it's much the same as it was before. In a new terms and conditions breakdown, Microsoft explains that it's par for the course, with a few small additions.
Computing

Prefer physical over digital? Windows 10 USB pre-orders hit Amazon

Perhaps ideal for anyone that values a physical copy over digital downloads, Microsoft plans to sell the Windows 10 operating system on a physical format next month at several major online retailers.