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Microsoft to boost enterprise security of aging Windows 7 and 8.1

Microsoft to boost enterprise security of aging Windows 7 and 8.1

Windows 7 and 8.1 users will be able to add Windows Defender ATP Endpoint Detection & Response (EDR) functionality to their PCs starting this summer. Rob Lefferts, a partner director in Microsoft's Windows & Devices Group, said in a blog post on Monday that "we know that while in their transition, some [customers] may have a mix of Windows 10 and Windows 7 devices in their environments".


South Korean Court Jails Ex-President Friend

South Korean Court Jails Ex-President Friend

He was sentenced to 6 years in prison, a little longer than was expected, with a fine of 92 thousand dollars. Choi was also convicted of coercing Samsung to pay more than 1.6 billion won to a winter sports center for youth, established under her initiative.


Winter Olympics 2018: Japanese speed skater Saito fails drugs test

Winter Olympics 2018: Japanese speed skater Saito fails drugs test

Saito has tested positive for acetazolamide, a diuretic, in an out-of-competition check, and "accepted on a voluntary basis to be provisionally suspended and to leave the Olympic Village", according to a CAS statement. " I want to stress the "provisional" part of this decision". The IOC and anti-doping authorities have stepped up testing for the Pyeongchang Games following revelations of a state-sponsored doping scheme at the last Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia in 2014.


Facebook Messenger adds new feature for Valentine's Day

Facebook Messenger adds new feature for Valentine's Day

Couples who become "Facebook Official" will get a notification from Messenger that will open up into your chat with your loved one. The features available to them include "a heart shower" that will cascade down their screen. Lastly, your loved one will be the first to appear on the "Active Tab" on top of Messenger . "In the spirit of feeling all the feelings, we thought it would be timely to share how people in the Messenger community express their love and adoration", Messenger said ...


Amazon follows Apple, Google; Alexa gets custom AI chips

Amazon follows Apple, Google; Alexa gets custom AI chips

The camera maker announced its takeover by Amazon with scant details in a December 21 blog post. Blink , which says that its cameras last as long as two years on one pair of lithium AA batteries, could be a game changer. The reality, for one customer at least, has been rather less satisfactory after her device connected with her TV and ordered cat food. Blink's parent company, Immedia Semiconductor , was founded in MA by a team with a wealth of experience in the chip industry.


Fortnite: Epic announces a string of updates

Fortnite: Epic announces a string of updates

The seasonal gold reset was also scheduled to happen with patch V.2.5.0. Last weekend, the game hit a new milestone by recording a massive 3.4 million concurrent players. Epic Games, however, noted that the "extreme load" caused six different incidents over that weekend, with partial and total service disruptions experienced by Fortnite players.