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Microsoft"s Dream of Decentralized IDs Enters the Real World

For years, tech companies have touted blockchain technology as a means to develop identity systems that are secure and decentralized. The goal is to build a platform that could store information about official data without holding the actual document.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotMar 2nd, 2021

Chat App Discord Ends Takeover Talks With Microsoft

Microsoft and video-game chat company Discord have ended takeover talks after Discord rejected a $12 billion bid, Bloomberg reported Tuesday, citing a people familiar with the matter. From the report: Discord is now focused on a potential public list.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News10 hr. 31 min. ago

Discord walked away from Microsoft talks, may pursue an IPO

A month after reports that Microsoft sought to buy the hot voice chat app Discord surfaced, those talks are off, a source familiar with the deal confirmed to TechCrunch. Discord is considering plans to stay independent, possibly charting a path to it.....»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated News10 hr. 59 min. ago

Hackers are exploiting a Pulse Secure 0-day to breach orgs around the world

Exploits allow state-backed hackers to bypass 2FA and breach defense contractors. Enlarge (credit: CHUYN / Getty Images) Hackers backed by nation-states are exploiting critical vulnerabilities in the Pulse Secure VPN to bypass two-factor authe.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News11 hr. 31 min. ago

Apple Introduces M1 Chip-Powered iMac

Apple has finally given the world a dramatic new iMac redesign, aimed at the company's long-standing goal of "making the computer disappear." From a report: Naturally, the latest version of the 24-inch all-in-one desktop is built around the company's.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News12 hr. 31 min. ago

Holographic metasurface gas sensors for instantaneous visual alarms

Biological and chemical substances can be rapidly detected in real-time for public health and environmental monitoring purposes. In a new report now on Science Advances, Inki Kim and a research team in mechanical engineering, materials science and el.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News12 hr. 59 min. ago

Xbox Series X update adds long-requested quick resume update

Microsoft is rolling out a new update for Alpha Skip-Ahead Xbox Insider members that enhances the Quick Resume feature on Xbox Series X|S consoles......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News12 hr. 59 min. ago

Apple introduces a colorful new iMac

After years of waiting, Apple has finally given the world a dramatic new iMac redesign, aimed at the company’s long-standing goal of “making the computer disappear.” That, of course, only applies to the the thin new design, because.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News14 hr. 31 min. ago

Hustle Fund backs Fintor, which wants to make it easier to invest in real estate

Farshad Yousefi and Masoud Jalali used to drive through Palo Alto neighborhoods and marvel at the outrageous home prices. But the drives sparked an idea. They were not in a financial position to purchase a home in those neighborhoods (to be clear, no.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News14 hr. 31 min. ago

Social Status calculator shows what "class" you would have been in Shakespeare"s time

Researchers from the University of Kent, King's College London and the University of Birmingham have developed a class calculator to explore the cultural and social world of the 16th and 17th Century England. The calculator will allow individuals to.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News17 hr. 59 min. ago

An ecofriendly technique to upcycle metal waste into multi-purpose aerogels

Metals are one of the most widely used materials in the world—they are used in cookware, tools, electric appliances, electric wires, computer chips, jewelry and so on. With the growing demand for metal products, it is crucial to promote sustainable.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News18 hr. 59 min. ago

Microsoft Visual Studio 2022 will (finally) enter the 64-bit world

Next year's upgrade—out for preview later this summer—looks like a doozy. File under "You can't do this with 32-bit addressing": 1,600 projects and about 300,000 individual files open at on.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News20 hr. 59 min. ago

Microsoft"s Visual Studio 2022 Announced

Dave Knott writes: Microsoft has announced Visual Studio 2022, the next major revision of their flagship development IDE. A public beta will be arriving this summer. The most significant change, which has long been rumored, is that the entire applica.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News21 hr. 59 min. ago

The climate pledges of the world"s top emitters

Under the Paris Agreement on climate, nearly every country will have to drastically reduce their carbon emissions, and they were supposed to submit renewed plans to do so by the end of 2020......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 20th, 2021

Nasa successfully flies small helicopter on Mars

The Ingenuity drone completes the first powered, controlled flight by an aircraft on another world......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated NewsApr 20th, 2021

Microsoft Edge "Performance Mode" Takes the Load Off Your CPU and RAM, Saves Battery

An anonymous reader quotes a report from 9to5Google: The latest addition coming to Microsoft Edge is "performance mode." Rolling out first to the Canary channel, "performance mode" in Microsoft Edge is designed to improve how the browser uses the res.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsApr 19th, 2021

NASA Successfully Flies Small Helicopter On Mars

NASA's first attempt to fly its "Ingenuity" helicopter on Mars was a success, marking what the space agency says is the first powered, controlled flight by an aircraft on another world. The BBC reports: The space agency is promising more adventurous.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsApr 19th, 2021

We can’t believe how good this Microsoft Surface Pro 7 deal is at Staples

The Microsoft Surface Pro 7, a tablet with the 10th-generation Intel Core i5 processor and a 12.3-inch PixelSense display, is currently $300 off at Staples......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsApr 19th, 2021

Mark Zuckerberg Announces Facebook is Working on a Clubhouse Clone

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Monday announced that the company is building audio features where users can engage in real-time conversations with others, similar to the app Clubhouse, which gained a lot of buzz in Silicon Valley circles earlier thi.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsApr 19th, 2021

World running out of time to tackle climate crisis: UN

2021 must be the year of action for protecting people against the "disastrous" effects of climate change, the United Nations insisted Monday, ahead of a crucial US-convened summit......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 19th, 2021

Forgotten species could future-proof coffee in a warming world

A once-prized coffee species, rediscovered in West Africa decades after it was thought to have disappeared, is just as tasty as high-end Arabica and more resilient to climate change, scientists said Monday, adding that the forgotten bean could help f.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 19th, 2021