Microsoft issues patch to disable Spectre fix

Microsoft issues patch to disable Spectre fix

Buggy microcode causes data loss and corruption. Microsoft has issued an update that disables mitigation against variant 2 of the Spectre hardware flaw in Intel processors. The company’s weekend advisory for the out-of-band KB4078130 update points to Intel’s earlier recommendation that customers stop deploying the current set of Spectre microcode firmware updates. Intel said the present set of firmware images […]

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Microsoft’s “Holoportation” will virtually beam you into another room

Microsoft’s “Holoportation” will virtually beam you into another room

Microsoft is bringing a whole new level to remote social interaction with “Holoportation.” The prototype technology allows users to see, hear, and interact with others remotely as if both are present in the same physical space. 3D cameras capture and record a users movements and construct a temporally consistent 3D model. That data is then compressed […]

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Microsoft Releases Next-Gen Open Data Centre Hardware Designs

Microsoft Releases Next-Gen Open Data Centre Hardware Designs

Embraces open source hardware innovation for cloud. Microsoft and the Facebook-led Open Compute Project have released the design and specifications for the Project Olympus next-generation hyperscale hardware. As part of Project Olympus, Microsoft said it will contribute the design for a new universal server motherboard to the OCP. A one and a two-unit server chassis, […]

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Microsoft replaces cmd.exe with PowerShell in latest Win10 build

Microsoft replaces cmd.exe with PowerShell in latest Win10 build

Microsoft is keeping on getting out old code from Windows, making PowerShell the default command line shell in its latest Windows 10 release. PowerShell will start up via the file explorer in the latest insider preview build 14971 instead of the cmd.exe command prompt. It will also launch in the Win + X menu, the shift-right-click context […]

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