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How Many Times Did Bill Gates Meet with Jeffrey Epstein?

How many times did Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates meet with convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein before Epstein died in 2019? Just a few months after Epstein’s death, we learned about three meetings between Gates and Epstein from an article in the New York Times. But an explosive new report from the Daily Beast claims…Read more...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, United States, New York Times, Bill Gates, Bill Clinton, Melinda Gates, Gates, Bill Melinda Gates Foundation, Jeffrey Epstein, Epstein, Brian Epstein, Daily Beast, Businesspeople, Philanthropists

Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline say their COVID-19 vaccine triggers a strong immune response, bolstering the late-comer program's potential as a booster shot

Sanofi CEO Paul Hudson Reuters Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline said that their experimental COVID-19 vaccine succeeded in a mid-stage trial. The pharma giants plan to launch a pivotal-stage study with 35,000 volunteers in the coming weeks. The shot suffered from disappointing data and delays in 2020. The companies now hope for approval by year's end. See more stories on Insider's business page. One of the world's most closely watched coronavirus vaccine programs reported positive d...
Tags: Health, Science, Microsoft, US, Trends, Healthcare, GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson Johnson, Sanofi, GSK, Pharmaceutical, Andrew Dunn, Emma Walmsley, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Vaccine, Dispensed

Microsoft Is Rolling Out Dolby Vision for Xbox Series X and S Insiders

If you’re a part of the Xbox Insider Alpha ring, good news: Microsoft is rolling out Dolby Vision on the Xbox Series X and S consoles this week. Read more...
Tags: Science, Microsoft

Google Cloud Teams up With SpaceX in Satellite Internet Connectivity Deal

Google announced Thursday that it’s partnering with SpaceX to link Elon Musk’s ambitious satellite internet service Starlink with Google’s cloud infrastructure. The alliance marks a major win for Google in its competition with other tech giants like Amazon and Microsoft to dominate the fast-growing cloud computing…Read more...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Microsoft, Azure, Spaceflight, Hyperloop, Outer Space, Urs Hölzle, Gwynne Shotwell, StarLink, Businesspeople, Azure Cloud Service, Kuiper Systems

Update Windows (and Lots of Other Stuff) ASAP: 'FragAttack' Bugs Found Lurking in Millions of Wifi Devices

A slew of new wifi vulnerabilities impact everything from cellphones and routers to, well, anything wifi-connected, according to a new report by a Belgian cybersecurity expert. Read more...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, Vulnerability, Hacking, Cyberwarfare, Wireless Networking, Computer Security, Netgear, Wi Fi, Mathy Vanhoef, Computer Network Security, KRACK, Computer Networking, Technology Internet

The PS5 Shortage Will Likely Stretch Into 2022

If you were hoping it’d get easier to snag a PlayStation 5, Sony’s got some bad news for you. In a call with analysts, Sony warned that they likely won’t be able to meet PS5 demand and restock stores through 2022. Read more...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, Playstation, Sony, Xbox, Nintendo, Amd, Jim, NPD Group, Jim Ryan, Business Finance, Hiroki Totoki, Nintendo Switch, Video Game Consoles, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X

Melinda Gates Reportedly Warned Bill Not to Pal Around With Infamous Pedophile Jeffrey Epstein

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has strenuously denied that all those times he hung out with notorious pedophile Jeffrey Epstein—you know, the guy with the private jet and island compound who died in prison in 2019 before he could testify about who else was involved in his child sex abuse ring—was about anything…Read more...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, Joe Biden, United States, Bill Gates, Melinda Gates, Nerd Culture, MIT Media Lab, Boris Nikolic, Mike Bloomberg, Jeffrey Epstein, Joi Ito, Personal Computing, Nathan Myhrvold, Businesspeople, Big History

Windows 10X Reportedly Won't Ship in 2021 as Microsoft Shifts Priorities

Despite being announced back in the fall of 2019 and having already suffered from multiple delays, a new report is claiming that Windows 10X won’t ship in 2021 and possibly may never see an official retail launch.Read more...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, Asus, Smartphones, Windows Phone, Microsoft Surface, Windows 10, Microsoft Windows, Operating Systems, Windows 10 Mobile, Petri, Brad Sams, ChromeOS, Windows Insider, Computer Architecture, Surface Neo

RIP Windows 95 Icons

Bits and pieces of Microsoft’s sweeping aesthetic changes to Windows 10, codenamed Sun Valley, have dropped over the last few months. The OS is getting support for the Advanced Audio Codec (AAC) codec over Bluetooth, new folder icons, and reportedly a much-needed overhaul to its Microsoft Store user interface. (There…Read more...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, Ipod, Software, Icon, Windows Xp, Control Panel, File Explorer, Sun Valley, Microsoft Store, Computer Architecture, Windows Shell, System Software, Technology Internet, Advanced Audio Codec AAC

Update to iOS 14.5.1 Right Now or Your iPhone Is a Sitting Duck for Hackers

Apple has rushed out fixes to two major vulnerabilities in iOS and iPadOS 14.5, last month’s update that implemented its App Tracking Transparency feature. Both bugs could have allowed malicious parties to remotely execute code, possibly leading to the takeover of an affected device. That means you need to update your…Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Google, Facebook, Science, Technology, Microsoft, Imessage, Ars Technica, Safari, Software, Computing, Atom, Apple Inc, Computer Security

Microsoft Is Cutting the Adobe Flash Cord in July

Adobe Flash officially reached end of life at the end of 2020, and now Microsoft is removing Flash from Windows 10 this summer. Read more...
Tags: Science, Adobe, Microsoft, Software, Computing, Windows 10, Windows 8, Adobe Flash Player, Operating Systems, Adobe Flash, Windows Update, Flash Player, Computing Platforms, Adobe software, Cross Platform Software, Technology Internet

Bill and Melinda Gates said they'll continue their philanthropy work after their divorce. Here are their biggest projects, including spending nearly $2 billion to fight COVID-19.

Bill and Melinda Gates have announced they are to divorce. Ted S. Warren/AP Bill and Melinda Gates said their divorce wouldn't get in the way of their philanthropic work. The couple set up the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in 2000, which focuses on health, education, and poverty. Here are the foundation's biggest projects. See more stories on Insider's business page. Bill and Melinda Gates announced Monday that they're getting divorced after 27 years of marriage. They w...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, Nigeria, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Bill Gates, West Africa, Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Time Magazine, Bill, Seattle, Philanthropy, Melinda Gates

The incredible life and career rise of Melinda Gates - one of the world's richest and most powerful women

She heads a foundation with a $40 billion endowment. Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Melinda Gates is one of the most powerful women in the world, according to Forbes. She could be worth $73 billion if she and Bill Gates split their fortune equally in the divorce. Gates will continue in her role as co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. See more stories on Insider's business page. Melinda Gates is the fifth most powerful woman in the world, ...
Tags: Science, News, Microsoft, Obama, Bono, Life, Stanford, Africa, Time, US, America, Trends, Features, United States, U2, Aol

PlayStation and Discord Are Teaming Up

Discord, the gamer-focused chat app that’s been in the news a bit more than usual recently, has partnered with Sony’s PlayStation. Details are scarce, but the statement put out by Sony promises to bring “the Discord and PlayStation experiences closer together on console and mobile” beginning next year.Read more...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, Xbox One, Playstation, Sony, Xbox, Freeware, Twitch, Element, Jim Ryan, Business Finance, Instant Messaging Clients, Discord, Teamspeak, Video Game Consoles, Series H

Bill and Melinda Gates are ending their marriage after 27 years

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Bill and Melinda Gates married in 1994, and the Microsoft cofounder said they were ending their union. The Gates spends much of their $130 billion fortune on charity through the Bill and Melinda Foundation. The pair have three children together. See more stories on Insider's business page. Bill and Melinda Gates are ending their marriage of 27 years, the billionaire Microsoft cofounder tweeted on Monday."After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on o...
Tags: Science, News, Microsoft, Trends, Bill Gates, Healthcare, Warren Buffett, Bill, Melinda Gates, Forbes, James Titcomb, Melinda, Tech Insider, Melinda Foundation, Tech Executives, Katie Canales

Why You Should Use a Physical Key to Sign Into Your Accounts

The benefits of two-factor authentication (2FA) are clear: A person trying to get into your accounts will need something else besides your username and password, which makes it more difficult to hack you. That something else is often a code sent via SMS or through an app, but there’s another option: a physical…Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Science, Microsoft, Ebay, Cryptography, Dropbox, Kickstarter, Nintendo, Twitch, Dashlane, Trello, Computer Security, Yubico, Google Account, Yubikey

Windows 10 Is Finally Getting Better Support for AirPods

Part of Microsoft’s great big overhaul to Windows 10 finally includes some major changes to Bluetooth support and audio endpoints. These changes are now live in the latest Windows 10 Insider preview build, reports The Verge.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Bluetooth, Microsoft, Headphones, Computing, SBC, Lossy Compression, iPhone accessories, AirPods, Aptx, Telecommunications Engineering, Audio Codecs, Technology Internet, Sound Blasteraxx

A Cloud-Based Google Chrome Sounds Neat, but Consider Upgrading Your Hardware Instead

As I sit at my desk typing this blog, I have 15 Chrome tabs eating up 790MB of memory. I also have 17 Microsoft Edge tabs open, which take up 535MB of memory. Aside from those two extra tabs on Edge, I have the same webpages open, yet Chrome is hogging more memory. Complaints about the resource-hogging Google Chrome…Read more...
Tags: Google Chrome, Firefox, Google, Science, Microsoft, Web Browsers, Safari, Software, Chrome Os, Nvidia, Freeware, Operating Systems, Vivaldi, Chromium, Embedded Linux, Cloud Clients

Microsoft Wants Your Help Picking the Next Default Font in Office

Listen, Calibri. It’s not you, it’s Microsoft. After 15 years, Microsoft announced today that it’s commissioned five new custom fonts—one of which will replace Calibri as its default font.Read more...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, Calibri

Bill Gates disagreed with sharing 'the recipe' for the coronavirus vaccines, but it doesn't mean he's refusing to expand production in developing nations

Microsoft cofounder and former CEO-turned philanthropist Bill Gates. Elaine Thompson/AP Photo Bill Gates is being accused of refusing to share COVID-19 vaccine formulas with developing nations. The source of that accusation is a Sky News interview with Gates - but he doesn't say that. Instead, Gates speaks to the difficulties of ramping up vaccine production in untested facilities. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Bill Gates has advocated for pandemic preparednes...
Tags: Health, Science, Microsoft, India, Trends, Bill Gates, Healthcare, Vaccine, Sky News, Vaccines, Gates, Johnson Johnson, Ben Gilbert, Pandemic, Tech Insider, Coronavirus

SLAIT’s real-time sign language translation promises more accessible online communication

Sign language is used by millions of people around the world, but unlike Spanish, Mandarin or even Latin, there’s no automatic translation available for those who can’t use it. SLAIT claims the first such tool available for general use, which can translate around 200 words and simple sentences to start — using nothing but an ordinary computer and webcam. People with hearing impairments, or other conditions that make vocal speech difficult, number in the hundreds of millions, rely on the same com...
Tags: Google, Startups, TC, Science, Microsoft, Germany, Tech, Accessibility, Artificial Intelligence, Deaf, Computer Vision, Disabilities, Sign Language, Domenech, ASL, FOMIN

The Time Has Come for an Xbox Laptop

With the launch of the Xbox Series S/X, Microsoft has entered a new age of console gaming with support for ray tracing, 120Hz refresh rates, and more. But with continued expansion of Microsoft’s Surface family of PCs, I can’t help but wonder if the time for an Xbox gaming laptop has finally arrived. Read more...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, Intel, Xbox 360, Xbox, Nvidia, Windows 10, Amd, Razer, 1s, Phil Spencer, Video Game Consoles, Surface Book 3, Home video game consoles, Video Game Console, Xbox System Software

Hey, Sony, We Don’t Need a New Streaming Service. Make PS Now Better

After days of rumors that Sony is adding a video streaming service to its existing PlayStation Plus, the company confirmed today that it’s testing one such service in Poland. I don’t know about you, but I’m so over new video streaming services. There are just too many of them. PlayStation Now, Sony’s cloud gaming…Read more...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, Disney, Playstation, Sony, Xbox, Poland, Nvidia, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Ps4, Ps3, Sony Interactive Entertainment, Cloud Gaming, Remote Play, Video Game Consoles, Home video game consoles

Why You Should Use a Keyboard and Mouse With Your PS5 or Xbox Series X/S

There are plenty of good reasons to hook up a keyboard and mouse to your next-gen console. Not only do peripherals give you greater precision and flexibility while gaming, they also make entering text and using other apps much less of a chore. It opens up ways of using your games box—to browse the web, for…Read more...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, Usb, Netflix, Playstation, Xbox, Computer Mouse, Game Controller, Apple Keyboard, Video Game Consoles, Windows Key, PlayStation 5, Home video game consoles, Technology Internet, Apple Mouse, Kvm Switch

This is your brain on Zoom

We all know these constant video calls are doing something to our brains. How else could we get tired and frazzled from sitting around in your own home all day? Well, now Microsoft has done a little brain science and found out that yeah, constant video calls do increase your stress and brain noise. Tell your boss! The study had 14 people participate in eight half-hour video calls, divided into four a day — one day with ten-minute breaks between, and the other all in one block. The participants w...
Tags: Startups, Science, Microsoft, Stanford, Teams, Video Calling, Zoom, Microsoft Teams

Sitting at work is horrible for you, but there’s a simple way to counteract it

Walking meetings are a great way to give yourself a screen break. Westend61/Getty Images Walking meetings are becoming a more popular trend during the pandemic. Walking is one of the best things you can do to counteract sitting all day. Research found that workers who took walking meetings got more exercise. See more stories on Insider's business page. Employees are tired of meetings. They're burned out from looking at their computers and Zoom fatigue is on the rise. The number o...
Tags: Science, Fitness, Microsoft, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Walking, Activity, Career Advice, Meetings, University Of Miami, Physical, Meetings And Presentations, Preventing Chronic Disease, Lydia Ramsey Pflanzer Caroline Hroncich

The Microsoft Store for Windows 10 Is Reportedly Getting a Major Overhaul

Microsoft is reportedly reworking its entire Store app in Windows 10, including policy changes for developers and making the UI easier to navigate. Windows Central reports the changes are a sweeping rejuvenation of the Microsoft Store, changes that will hopefully encourage Windows 10 users to use the app more often…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Microsoft, Xbox One, Smartphones, Windows Phone, Computing, Microsoft Office, Windows 8, Microsoft Windows, Operating Systems, Mobile App, Microsoft Store, Computer Architecture, Mobile Operating Systems, Technology Internet

Discord Walks Back iOS Block on NSFW Content

Discord has walked back an earlier decision to ban NSFW servers completely from its iPhone and iPad apps.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ipad, Science, Microsoft, Software, Freeware, Operating Systems, Not Safe For Work, Instant Messaging Clients, Discord, Alt Tech, Proprietary Software, Technology Internet, A Szabla

Microsoft's Surface Laptop 4 Is Nearly Perfect

The Surface Laptop 3 was a special machine due to Microsoft’s decision to put an AMD processor in it for the first time. But the company has outdone itself with the smart improvements it’s made to the Surface Laptop 4, which has a more compelling price and better battery life, all while keeping key features and design…Read more...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, Intel, Computers, Macbook, Computing, Microsoft Surface, Amd, MacBook Air, Razer, Laptops, Consumer Electronics, Advanced Micro Devices, HP Envy, Surface Laptop 3, Technology Internet

Xbox Games Will Be Playable On PC and iOS Starting Tomorrow—If You Score an Invite

Xbox announced this morning its cloud gaming platform is nearly ready for Edge, Google Chrome, and Safari browsers. Starting tomorrow, the company will send out a limited number of invites to Game Pass Ultimate subscribers in 22 countries to take part in the beta.Read more...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Science, Microsoft, Xbox One, Computing, Xbox, Nvidia, Luna, Cloud Gaming, Xbox Game Pass, Video Game Consoles, Google Stadia, Home video game consoles, Amazon Luna, Xbox Cloud Gaming

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