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Google finds security flaw in Microsoft Edge

  • 21/02/2018 at 22:26 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Technology

Security KeyGoogle found a security flaw in Microsoft’s Edge browser, announcing its finding after Microsoft failed to fix the weakness in the time allowed. The response from Microsoft as to why they were unable to include a security update for this flaw is that the issue was too complicated to have anything ready for February’s update.

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Microsoft’s Surface Book 2 will be hitting shelves soon

  • 20/10/2017 at 00:50 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Laptops

Microsoft Surface Book 2Microsoft has officially released a peek at their much anticipated Surface Book 2, the latest in the company’s flagship laptop series, and people are pretty excited about what they have to offer this time around.

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Developers can now make voice apps for Microsoft Cortana

  • 11/05/2017 at 01:09 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Platforms

Microsoft Cortana AssistantMicrosoft has announced that they are launching a public preview of Cortana Skills Kit. This will allow developers to begin making their own voice activated applications for the digital assistant.

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Inside Microsoft’s Project Scorpio future gaming console

  • 09/04/2017 at 23:19 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Gaming

Microsoft Project ScorpioMicrosoft has shown off their next range of Xbox technology called Project Scorpio. The aim is to provide gamers with an experience that their 4K television can achieve. Sony’s PlayStation 4 is currently the console of choice for a lot of gamers and Microsoft want to get more gamers using their devices.

Project Scorpio Specs

The specs of Project Scorpio are impressive and looks like being the most powerful console on the market when it’s released. The CPU used in Project Scorpio is eight custom x86 cores clocked at 3.3GHz; The GPU has 40 customised compute units at 1172MHz. The memory is 12GM GDDR5 RAM; Memory bandwidth is 326GB/s; Internal hard drive memory is 1TB 2.5-inch, and the optical drive is a 4K UHD Blu-ray.

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Bill Gates shares Microsoft’s Focus and Future

  • 19/02/2017 at 19:16 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Technology

Bill GatesMicrosoft has been in the digital game a long time, and Bill Gates was there at the start. Gates is still there now, thinking and focusing on what’s happening now and what’s coming next. Currently, Gates is a board member, significant shareholder, and part-time technology adviser.

What Microsoft was once it now isn’t. For years, Windows was the primary operating system for desktops and laptops around the world; Microsoft Office was seemingly in every workplace and on every computer; A lot of people’s learning in the digital world was on Windows PCs, their first steps into this technology accompanied by the Windows start up chime.

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Microsoft and LinkedIn is now a done deal for $26.2 Billion

  • 09/12/2016 at 02:05 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • News

Microsoft LinkedInMicrosoft has finalised a merger with LinkedIn that shows the company knows itself, finally. This merger, announced on the 8th December, will help professionals network, connect and collaborate in new ways.

What Microsoft do well is their Office Suite. Word, Outlook, Excel, OneNote and the others are on millions of devices worldwide. For many, these are the office programs you’ll learn to use in school. So, for Microsoft to enlarge the scope of what an Office Suite can do will help their users immensely.

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Microsoft launches new Teams workplace app in Office 365

Microsoft TeamsFollowing an already pretty full event of new products late last month, now we have a new thing to talk about: Microsoft Teams. The app acts as an additional feature to Office 365, and promises a better way to operate with multiple members on a project.

Taking On Smaller Fish

Before we look at the new Microsoft Teams, we have to address the elephant in the room: Slack. Startup whiz0-company Slack launched as a basic project management and team management platform a couple of years ago. From its humble beginnings it has grown into the “it” kid of the tech world, and a bootstrap success story  that makes every would-be entrepreneur salivate.

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