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The report says Microsoft will soon need SSDs for new PCs, but is that a big deal?

Enlarge / This cutaway view of a Western Digital 18TB Gold drive shows its nine platters and three-stage actuators. According to a report from Tom’s Hardware, Microsoft plans to have PC makers ship solid-state bootable drives on all Windows PCs starting in 2023 or 2024, ending the era of spinning hard drives for the most …

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HoloLens co-creator Alex Kipman resigns from Microsoft following Insider report of alleged misconduct

HoloLens co-creator Alex Kipman is resigning from Microsoft, Insider has learned. Resignation comes later Insider reported misconduct allegations against Kipman. Microsoft cloud boss Scott Guthrie, to whom Kipman reports, is planning a reorganization. Kipman will remain during the transition. HoloLens co-creator Alex Kipman resigns from Microsoft over recent Insider report on allegations he behaved inappropriately …

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HoloLens chief Alex Kipman to leave Microsoft in mixed reality revamp after report of ‘toxic’ behavior

Microsoft Technical Staff Alex Kipman led the company’s HoloLens mixed reality team. (File photo) Microsoft is splitting its HoloLens mixed reality group and parting ways with Alex Kipman, the leader of the group who was the subject of a recent Initiated story who cited him as an example of “toxic” behavior within the company. The …

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US stocks make solid gains despite bleak Microsoft outlook and hawkish Fed

U.S. stocks rose on Thursday, brushing aside Microsoft’s latest gloomy corporate earnings forecast as well as comments from Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Lael Brainard suggesting the central bank could continue aggressive rate hikes through september. The S&P 500 gained 1.8 on Thursday after a tough start to trading, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite rose 2.7%. …

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Yet another zero day (sort of) in Windows “search URL” handling

Just when the dust started to settle on the funny name Follina vulnerability‚Ķ ‚Ķcame another zero-day Windows security flaw. Kind of. We’re not convinced this one is as dramatic or as dangerous as some of the titles seem to suggest (which is why we’ve carefully added the words “somehow” above), but we’re not surprised that …

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DuckDuckGo caught giving Microsoft permission for trackers despite strong reputation for privacy

DuckDuckGo is known for its privacy-first commitment to users on iOS, Android, browsers and soon with its own Mac application. Now, a report highlights the company’s focus on privacy due to a research agreement with Microsoft that allows the Redmond-based company to continue tracking users on the browser. As reported by beeping computersecurity researcher Zach …

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