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Xbox, PC get a little bit closer with the latest Xbox updates

May 17, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

The May 2019 update for the Xbox One’s system software is now rolling out, bringing some small refinements to the friends list, messaging, and game/app list. Starting with the last one first, the app list will now ignore “a,” “an,” […]


Software Category, Software Security, System Software

New Intel firmware boot verification bypass enables low-level backdoors

May 10, 2019

Via: CSO Online

Researchers have found a new way to defeat the boot verification process for some Intel-based systems, but the technique can also impact other platforms and can be used to compromise machines in a stealthy and persistent way. Researchers Peter Bosch […]


Software Category, Software Security, System Software

Nvidia Warns Windows Gamers on GPU Driver Flaws

May 10, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Graphics chipmaker Nvidia has issued three patches for high-severity vulnerabilities in its GPU display driver, which could lead to information disclosure, escalation of privileges and denial of service (DoS) in impacted Windows gaming devices. Nvidia’s graphics driver for Windows is […]


Operating systems, Software Category, System Software, Windows

Alexa for Windows 10 goes hands-free, hands Cortana a P45 in the process

May 8, 2019

Via: The Inquirer

AMAZON HAS ANNOUNCED an upgrade to its Alexa voice assistant which pretty much destroys any hope for Microsoft’s Cortana. The world-dominating voice assistant is already available as a Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app to Windows 10 users – but there’s […]


Software Category, System Software

Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant are changing how we interact with the world by doing it for us

April 12, 2019

Via: The Next Web

Innovation shapes our daily experiences, offering us the chance to seize the convenience offered by modern technology. Since the advent of smart speakers and voice-enabled digital assistants, voice-user interface (VUI) technology has experienced an explosion in popularity among consumers and […]


Software Category, System Software

Windows Game Bar is getting lots of useful integrations

April 5, 2019

Via: TechSpot

Microsoft has been working towards making Windows 10 the most game-centric version of Windows yet, with Game Mode and Game Bar certainly being steps in the right direction. In a blog post on Xbox Wire, Microsoft details how the Game […]


Software Category, System Software

Windows Calculator will get a ‘graphing mode’

March 22, 2019

Via: ZDnet

After open-sourcing the Windows 10 Calculator on GitHub at the start of the month, Microsoft has now started work on expanding the app with new features, as it initially promised. Out of the 30+ suggestions that open-source contributors have proposed […]


Software Category, System Software

Anti-cheat software causing big problems for Windows 10 previews

February 27, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

The Windows 10 Insider Preview Slow Ring—the beta track that’s meant to receive only those builds that are free from any known serious problems—hasn’t received an update for months. While the fast ring is currently testing previews of the April […]


Software Category, System Software

Google researchers say software patches will never fully protect against Spectre-like flaws

February 25, 2019

Via: TechSpot

We’ve discussed said flaws in more detail in the past, but the gist is that virtually all modern processors take advantage of a technique called “speculative execution” to boost performance and speed up calculations. Unfortunately, that has come at a […]


Application Software, Software Category, System Software

Microsoft puts mixed reality, high-speed 3D rendering, and Kinect vision into cloud

February 25, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

While HoloLens 2 is undoubtedly the aspirational star of Microsoft’s augmented-reality (AR) offerings, the company isn’t putting all its eggs in that particular basket. Alongside the new HoloLens headset, the company also announced the Azure Kinect development kit: a new […]