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Microsoft return to U.S. offices delayed indefinitely

Microsoft return to U.S. offices delayed indefinitely

In an ongoing story, on Thursday, while the President stated most everyone needs to be vaccinated, Microsoft pushed back their return to office from October 4th, to indefinite. This continuing pushback indicates that this major player (with 181,000 FTEs), is joining...

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Apple Events – Apple

Apple Events – Apple

Apple's next event is coming in just a few days. Keith M. Sedor will be joining us on next weeks show to give his thoughts and opinions regarding the announcements.Watch the latest Apple keynote stream, and check out the archive of special event announcements for our...

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Microsoft sets Oct. 5 as Windows 11 launch date – Axios

Microsoft sets Oct. 5 as Windows 11 launch date – Axios

Here it comes. Windows 11 is just a month away; October 5th. October 5th brings the most boring version of Windows yet. Minor coats of paint, it contains little changes here and there which look like Chrome OS or Mac OS. I've been working in Windows since before most...

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Microsoft sets Oct. 5 as Windows 11 launch date – Axios

Microsoft sets Oct. 5 as Windows 11 launch date – Axios

Here it comes. Windows 11 is just a month away; October 5th. October 5th brings the most boring version of Windows yet. Minor coats of paint, it contains little changes here and there which look like Chrome OS or Mac OS. I've been working in Windows since before most...

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New Facebook app moves workplace meetings to VR – Axios

New Facebook app moves workplace meetings to VR – Axios

Facebook brought forth a new idea to bring VR to our homes, in the form of us using it to work from home. Current Oculus Quest 2 users will be able to join in conference rooms and the hardware will track movements and try to bring together a realistic world. I'm not...

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T-Mobile Confirms Major Hack, More Than 40 Million Impacted

T-Mobile Confirms Major Hack, More Than 40 Million Impacted

Another hack of millions of current and past customers. The name could have been anyone. T-Mobile is just the latest in what is going to be an ongoing story where the characters are changed, but the plotline doesn't. Hackers recently came out claiming to have stolen...

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40 Years Later: What Was it Like to Use an IBM PC in 1981?

40 Years Later: What Was it Like to Use an IBM PC in 1981?

40 years ago the IBM PC (Model5150) was introduced. Along through my life, I've had occasion to work on a few of these Model T's of the computer world. It represented state-of-the-art of the day, but is laughable by today's standards. The CPU was one core running 4.77...

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How to Use Apple FaceTime on Android or Windows

Apple's lock on Facetime is being loosened, and now you can send a link to someone to Facetime via a webpage. It's a day late and even though it's free, about $10 short. It's about time that we can communicate via one of the more common names in the industry. I've...

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Pegasus malware story

Pegasus malware story

I'm not quoting any news articles this week on Pegasus. What I found as I search further behind the scenes is a large series of borderline anti-Semitic articles about an Israeli company that makes law enforcement software that was used by someone else in corporate and...

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HOOD | Robinhood Markets Inc. Stock Price & News – WSJ

Robinhood made news earlier this year with the interruption of trading of GameStop and other stocks on their platform. They claimed at the time it was to protect investors and more, but the same customers remembered this week when the Robinhood IPO happened. Within...

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Turn off, turn on: Simple step can thwart top phone hackers

Turn off, turn on: Simple step can thwart top phone hackers

The simple reboot has been with us for ages. If you're having a problem, restart, and the system will reset to it's normal conditions. This is now being pushed as a tool against various phone attacks, simply because most of the attacks do not contain methods to...

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Learn to switch off, says pope in first appearance at …

The Catholic Church has stated before, through Pope's Francis and Benedict, and their priestly infrastructure, that man should learn how to disconnect from tech. This has been covered in many of the Protestant churches as well, and I would hope that we all take pause...

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How fast is Windows 11 | PCWorld

How fast is Windows 11 | PCWorld

There was some concern about the Windows 11 performance, but the latest benchmark comparisons indicate there is little to fear. PC World has released some numbers that indicate that the differences in power will be minimal. This will be exciting for people who wish to...

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Windows 365 Cloud PC | Microsoft

This past Wednesday, Microsoft announced Windows 365. If you're familiar with Office 365, a cloud based platform for the popular Office software suite, this is the same concept, but for the operating system. Where it differs is that you'll pay for access to your...

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End Of An Era: NTSC Finally Goes Dark In America | Hackaday

End Of An Era: NTSC Finally Goes Dark In America | Hackaday

Do you have an old-fashioned tube TV? Up until earlier this week, there were still a few more TV stations broadcasting in the old fashioned NTSC format. They were small LPTV stations that had an exemption from the major transition most stations had to make years ago....

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Biometric ID company CLEAR goes public – Axios

Biometric ID company CLEAR goes public – Axios

Gaze into the eyes, and you might even see through that window to the soul. There's a certain creep factor, however when you note the tech companies that are forging a pathway towards retina recognition for everyday things. Your drivers license? Your insurance cards?...

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Ransomware hits hundreds of US companies, security firm says

Ransomware hits hundreds of US companies, security firm says

Kaseya is a network management tool that's been around for a while. Solarwinds is a similar tool, and it was attacked back in December. They took data. Kaseya was hacked last weekend, and an estimate of 1500 of their clients were hit with ransomware. This new type of...

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Richard Branson is taking a big risk going to space – CNN

Richard Branson is taking a big risk going to space – CNN

It may be Branson over Bezos in the Billionaire Blast Off Race to space. We've known that both of them have this quest to show off, so it's not as surprising. I'm hopeful that it's successful, as this dangerous trip is needed to challenge more people towards the dream...

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AirCar prototype completes its first inter-city flight

Moving just a little closer to our goals of a flying car, in Slovakia, this past week, a car flew between two cities. It was then driven home. Now, this has a lot of history behind it, with 30 years of passion driving it. It's a two seater, and still requires a runway...

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Maine law restricts facial recognition technology statewide

Maine just setup the latest law against facial recognition, and it's supposed to be the new model for protecting rights, as the strictest statewide level. Maine apparently has recognized that they had a duty to rein in the government. There are still ways facial...

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Windows 11 is a free upgrade – The Verge

With the boring announcements, it better be free...Microsoft is making its next version of Windows available as a free upgrade. Windows 11 will be free for Windows 10 users and feature a new Start menu, updated store, and much more. See full story on Windows 11 is a...

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Windows 11 is here: Everything you need to know – CNN

Windows 11 is here: Everything you need to know – CNN

Windows 11 announcements today. They contained all of the excitement of reading an end user license agreement. Lots of caffeine is needed. You've been warned. Windows is getting a minor upgrade. See full story on Windows 11 is here: Everything you need to know -...

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IRS: Ransomware payments may be deductible – Axios

IRS: Ransomware payments may be deductible – Axios

Imagine itemizing your company deductions... "Fred... can we write off the amount we paid to the ransomeware hackers?" The answer now apparently from the IRS is that, yes, while we don't deal with terrorists, if you do, you can write it off. Now, there's issues, such...

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Microsoft Windows Event – Watch the June 24 LIVE stream

Join in the fun next Thursday, as Microsoft covers the road ahead (yes, title of Bill Gate's book from the '90s). Expected is Windows 11, and who knows what else. It promises to be exciting, or scary. I knew that Windows 10 wouldn't be the last version, even when it...

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Something Bothering You? Tell It to Woebot. – DNyuz

Something Bothering You? Tell It to Woebot. – DNyuz

Decades ago, one of the early attractions of simulated artificial intelligence was Eliza. Eliza was a pretend therapist. Now, Woebot comes along, and it's much the same concept. It tries to determine your issues, and serve as therapy, based on far more responses than...

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Instacart Wants to Replace Army of Gig Shoppers With Robots

Instacart Wants to Replace Army of Gig Shoppers With Robots

Walmart is retiring their robots from stores, but Instacart is now pushing the same idea. In this case, they want to try out creating automated fulfillment centers around the country. 100's of robots would gather standard boxed and canned products, while live people...

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Largest meat producer getting back online after cyberattack

Largest meat producer getting back online after cyberattack

Don't have a cow, but the meat industry is reeling after another cyberattack. Remember, I've said that the targets out there that are paying, are only serving to drive more attacks. We don't know how much JBS, the nations second largest meat producer, located in...

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