Microsoft details critical vulnerability in ChromeOS • The Register

Microsoft details critical vulnerability in ChromeOS • The Register
Microsoft has described a severe ChromeOS security vulnerability that one of its researchers reported to Google in late April. The bug was promptly fixed and, about a month later, merged in ChromeOS code then released on June 15, 2022 and detailed by Redmond in a report released on Friday. Microsoft's write-up is noteworthy both for the severity (9.8 out of 10) of the bug and for flipping of the script – it has tended to be Google, particularly its Project Zero group, that calls attention to bugs in Microsoft software. At least as far back as 2010, Google security researchers made a habit of disclosing bugs in software from Microsoft and other vendors after typically 90 days – even if a patch had not been released – in the interest of forcing companies to respond to...

Microsoft may be preparing to test mouse and keyboard support for Xbox Cloud Gaming

Microsoft may be preparing to test mouse and keyboard support for Xbox Cloud Gaming
What do you wish to know Xbox Cloud Gaming is out there on telephones, the online, and PCs as a part of Xbox Sport Move Final. You possibly can stream dozens of video games over the online, ultimate for low-power non-gaming PCs. However you’re restricted to gamepad and contact controls. Now it appears to be like like Microsoft is on the brink of check mouse and keyboard inputs with Xbox Cloud Gaming. Mouse and keyboard help for Xbox Cloud Gaming has been talked about for a very long time, and now we’re seeing the primary indicators that it might be within the testing section. In the event you’re a part of the Home windows Gaming Insider bundle through the Xbox Insider app on Home windows 10 or 11, you will have entry to a extra superior replace ring for the Xbox app and Xbox Sport Bar. A latest replace for the Xbox app has barely...

Gadgets Weekly: Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 and more

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Technology companies such as  Microsoft, Sony, OnePlus BenQ, Netgear, Tecno and iTel among others launched a new smartphone, smart TV, camera microphones, smartwatch, Wi-Fi routers, and more this week (May 23-29).  DH's Gadgets Weekly edition lists the latest prominent personal technology products to keep you abreast of everything that's happening in the world of consumer electronics.Microsoft Surface Laptop 4It comes in two sizes-- 13.5-inch (2256x1504p) and 15-inch (2496 x 1664p). They sport a PixelSense 10 point multi-touch display with a pixel density of 201 ppi (pixels per inch), 3:2 aspect ratio. It features aluminium casing and metallic power and volume buttons on the keyboard. It has Alcantara material palm rest.The company offers two configuration options-- 11th Gen Intel Core i5-1135G7 quad-core processor / Quad Core 11th Intel Core...

Amazon, Microsoft, Google vie for Boeing cloud contract

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The Boeing Co., which has its corporate headquarters in Chicago, is reportedly at the center of a bidding war between Amazon, Microsoft and Google for a cloud computing contract. (Boeing Photo) Amazon, Microsoft and Google are involved in a bidding process to provide Boeing with cloud computing services, a contract that’s expected to be worth at least $1 billion over several years, The Information reports. Today’s report is attributed to four people with knowledge of the matter. We’ve reached out to Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud as well as Boeing, but this is typically something such companies doesn’t talk about publicly during negotiations — as The Information found out. (For what it’s worth, representatives of Google Cloud and Microsoft sent us “no comment” emails.) The Information says AWS considers the...

6 Worst Wearable Tech Gadgets That Failed

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Nowadays, when you hear the term “wearables”, you probably think of smartwatches like the Apple Watch, fitness trackers, and VR headsets like the Oculus Rift. However, these gadgets didn’t just appear out of the ether. Several other devices had to crash and burn so modern wearables could flourish. While the 2010s was the first decade where wearables really took off, these devices actually have a long, storied history. They date all the way back to 17th century China, when scholars invented a tiny wearable abacus—or you know, the world’s first smart ring. Since then, there’s been a lot of trial and error in creating wearable technology that the average person would actually use. But we’re not here to talk about the successes. Some devices just had unlucky timing—revolutionary technologies that were simply ahead of their time. Others...

Fortanix Confidential Computing and Data Security Solutions Now Microsoft IP Co-sell Ready, Available in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fortanix® Inc., the data-first multi-cloud security company, today announced new and expanded security offerings available in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, an online store providing applications and services for use on Azure. Customers can now take advantage of the productive and trusted Azure cloud platform, with streamlined deployment and management. Fortanix is also now Microsoft IP Co-sell ready. Fortanix Data Security Manager, a unified platform for protecting enterprise data across cloud and on-premises environments, is now available in Azure Marketplace for the first time. Fortanix Confidential Computing Manager, one of the first solutions for end-to-end management of secure enclaves, is now available as an Azure Managed Application. Both products are now designated as “Microsoft Preferred...

Microsoft and Apple wage war on gadget right-to-repair laws

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By Mark Bergen Justin Millman has always fixed things. He tinkered with gadgets before opening a repair shop in Westbury, N.Y., a few blocks south of the Long Island Expressway. Students from a nearby school started trickling in with their busted devices, and business was brisk enough that Millman worked only on those. Each month he now fixes about 2,000 iPads and Chromebooks, computers that, since the pandemic, have become education essentials.Sometimes, though, Millman cannot fix them. It's not that he's technically incapable. It's that the parts and schematics are not available, usually because device manufacturers, including the world's richest companies - such as Microsoft and Google - do not share them. Several students recently came to Millman with defective WiFi cards on their Chromebooks, laptops designed only to work when connected to...

Microsoft and Apple wage war on gadget right to repair laws

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Justin Millman has always fixed things. He tinkered with gadgets growing up before opening a repair shop in Westbury, New York, a few blocks south of the Long Island Expressway. Students from a nearby school started trickling in with their busted devices and business was brisk enough that Millman worked only on those. Each month he now fixes some 2,000 iPads and Chromebooks, computers that, since the pandemic, have become education essentials. Sometimes, though, Millman can’t fix them. It’s not that he’s technically incapable. It’s that the parts and schematics aren’t available, usually because device manufacturers, including the world’s richest companies – like Microsoft Corp and Alphabet Inc’s Google – don’t share them. Several students recently came to Millman with defective WiFi cards on their Chromebooks, laptops...

Microsoft and Apple Wage War on Gadget Right to Repair Laws

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(Bloomberg) -- Justin Millman has always fixed things. He tinkered with gadgets growing up before opening a repair shop in Westbury, New York, a few blocks south of the Long Island Expressway. Students from a nearby school started trickling in with their busted devices and business was brisk enough that Millman worked only on those. Each month he now fixes some 2,000 iPads and Chromebooks, computers that, since the pandemic, have become education essentials.Sometimes, though, Millman can’t fix them. It’s not that he’s technically incapable. It’s that the parts and schematics aren’t available, usually because device manufacturers, including the world’s richest companies—like Microsoft Corp. and Alphabet Inc.’s Google—don’t share them. Several students recently came to Millman with defective WiFi cards on their Chromebooks,...