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Microsoft has removed a standalone security update from its Windows update after confirming user reports about freezes, boot problems, and installation issues. The security update, KB4524244 was released on February 11, 2020, as part of the normal Patch Tuesday release cycle, and was targeted for all Windows 10 versions via Windows Update, the company said
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After Facebook, Coronavirus has derailed another significant tech summit in the Silicon Valley, this time from global chip-maker Intel which on Monday decided to postpone its “Intel Labs Day” conference that was scheduled from March 12-13. Intel said in a statement that the briefing sessions would not be organised as scheduled “due to the coronavirus/COVID-19 impact
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Seagate knows that consumer interest in portable SSDs is growing, and so its portfolio has also expanded. We have with us for review today the new Seagate One Touch SSD, which is relatively affordable and quite stylish. It’s positioned as a tech lifestyle device, and targets people who don’t necessarily need the best possible speed
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Some Chinese technology firms are continuing to manufacture parts and products despite government calls across various cities and provinces for work to be halted as Being seeks to stop the spread of the coronavirus ravaging the country. Chinese telecom giant Huawei Technologies said on Monday it had resumed production of goods including consumer devices and
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Samsung Electronics will temporarily shut down its flagship store in China amid growing fears of the spread of the Novel Coronavirus, company officials here said on Monday. Samsung will close its flagship store in downtown Shanghai until Sunday, the company said. The 800-square-metre store, the largest Samsung store in China, opened last October and sells
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Microsoft on Wednesday reported quarterly sales and profit that beat Wall Street expectations, driven by the first acceleration of Azure cloud computing revenue growth in eight quarters amid a pitched battle with Amazon.com Inc’s cloud unit. Shares of the world’s largest software company hit an all-time high in after-hours trading. The results reflected the approach
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South Korea’s SK Hynix, a chip supplier to Apple and Huawei, on Friday warned of growing uncertainties, after posting its lowest quarterly profit in seven years, hit by a protracted industry downturn. The tech company said it would be cautious about investments despite improvements in demand, joining its bigger rival Samsung Electronics in offering a guarded
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We already seem to know a lot about Apple’s 2020 plans, thanks to leaks, rumours, and investor notes from the likes of Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Now, Kuo is back with yet another investor note to further detail the Cupertino, California-based company’s plans for the first half of this year. Kuo reiterates that Apple will
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The Free Software Foundation really set the bar high there Good news everybody! The Free Software Foundation has blown through its self-imposed target of 7,777 signatories in its efforts to persuade Microsoft to make Windows 7 open source. We noted last week the GNU-gang’s attempt to coax the born-again open-sourcerer formerly known as “The Beast
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‘We finished 2019 very strongly – but that is on the strength of the product portfolio’ says CEO Lisa Su AMD is touting record quarterly numbers as the chip designer closed out a solid fiscal 2019. Both the quarter and the full year brought high water marks in revenue. For the fourth quarter, ended December
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Intel on Thursday cemented the market view that the chip industry is turning around after a prolonged slowdown, forecasting better 2020 revenue and profit than Wall Street anticipated, driven by cloud computing demand. The company’s sales in its closely watched data centre business jumped 19 percent, helping it beat fourth-quarter profit and revenue estimates and
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