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Why is Microsoft trying to turn its Surface business into the...

Microsoft is developing a worrying habit of neglecting its hardware products.

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Use of DNS Tunneling for C&C Communications

Often, virus writers don't even bother to run encryption or mask their communications. However, you do get the occasional off-the-wall approaches that don't fall into either of the categories.

Take, for instance, the case of a Trojan that Kaspersky Lab researchers discovered in mid-March and which establishes a DNS tunnel for communication with the C&C server.

Microsoft 3Q17: Cloud, Office, Windows strong, Surface slumps

Phone revenue is basically wiped out.

Acer debuts see-through trackpad gaming laptop and a slew of affordable...

The company's big annual event brought updated laptops for all.

Windows 7 update lockout claims older Intel, AMD processors

Microsoft continues to shoot itself in the foot with buggy detection software, no documentation, and an infernal drive to block Windows Update on seemingly random machines. Now, some older Intel and AMD processors are unexpectedly getting the blocka...

9 things your service provider wants you to know

The relationship between enterprise IT and service providers can be difficult.
IT has frustrations in achieving optimal service levels.
Service providers, as it turns out, have an equal number of bugaboos when it comes to their enterprise clients' r...

How HP reclaimed the title of world’s top PC maker from...

In late 2015, HP was reborn as a PC maker following a split of its parent organization, Hewlett-Packard.

At the time, HP was a lost cause, and its double-digit decline in PC shipments was a main reason for the split.The new HP then set out to reclai...

AI, Amazon, Uber: 10 tech predictions for 2022

Recently, a co-worker said AI was so extreme that if put in charge of human happiness, it would strap us to a chair on a heroin drip à la “The Matrix.”He’s watched too many movies. Mostly, AI simply finds “which of these things is not like the other” in a large set—or handles the opposite task of grouping similar objects.
It’s not something to be afraid of anytime soon, really.

But his fantasy made me wonder what other things people think is or isn’t coming in the next five years or so.[ Docker, Amazon, TensorFlow, Windows 10, and more: See InfoWorld's 2017 Technology of the Year Award winners. | Cut to the key news in technology trends and IT breakthroughs with the InfoWorld Daily newsletter, our summary of the top tech happenings. ]What you’ll see in five years Searching videos for dialog: This is already available to some degree. Within the next five years, however, it will be commoditized to the point that you’ll be able to find YouTube clips of your favorite movie taglines even if no one added them to the title or description.

The main advances are in signal processing and encoding, as well as speech recognition.

But it's close because we’ve been working on it for more than 40 years.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Google becomes first foreign internet company to launch service in Cuba

Google servers inside Cuba are now live on the internet, marking a major milestone in the country’s communications evolution and promising faster access to Google’s services for Cuban users.The computers are part of Google’s global network of caching servers, which store frequently requested content locally so it doesn’t have to be accessed over long distances.[ Office 365 vs.

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That speeds up access in any country but is particularly important in a nation like Cuba, which has relatively low connectivity to the rest of the world.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Tech demo shows Scorpio’s superior graphics at both 4K and 1080p

The much more powerful GPU enables better textures, better models, and better anti-aliasing.

Microsoft cuts off 40 percent of Windows phones with Creators Update...

Our review of the Creators Update for Windows 10 Mobile may have shown it to be a half-hearted update at best, but a substantial portion of Microsoft's base of installed phones won't even have a chance to experience it.A report by AdDuplex, an ad ne...