‘Microsoft Edge’ will replace Internet Explorer

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Internet Explorer has been used since 1996. Microsoft operating systems chief Joe Belfiore noted that the “e” icon “now has a completely different and better meaning than it has for a while.” Unlike Internet Explorer, Edge will support modern browser functions, such as extensions. Microsoft showed off Edge extensions for the first time Wednesday, so… Read more »

Google’s ‘Mobilegeddon’ – 5 Fast Facts

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Google released sweeping changes to its search algorithm on Tuesday, giving mobile-friendly websites a boost on smartphones. In its mobile search results, Google (GOOGL, Tech30) now favors websites that adjust for smaller screens. Source: CNN Date: April 21st, 2015 Link (to paste into browser): http://money.cnn.com/2015/04/21/technology/google-mobilegeddon/index.html?iid=ob_homepage_tech_pool&iid=obnetwork Discussion 1) “The top spot on a search page typically… Read more »

High price of ‘.sucks’ to be investigate

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The last part of a web address that follows the final dot, such as “.com”, “.org”, and “.net”, is referred to as a generic top level domain (gTLD). The people who issue domain names are charging a $2,000 ‘sunrise’ premium to those wishing to register ‘.sucks’ addresses early, before the addresses go on sale to… Read more »

How the U.S. thinks Russians hacked the White House

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Russian hackers behind the damaging cyber intrusion of the State Department in recent months used that perch to penetrate sensitive parts of the White House computer system, according to U.S. officials briefed on the investigation. While the White House has said the breach only ever affected an unclassified system, that description belies the seriousness of… Read more »

Inside Microsoft’s secret design lab

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Design, build, try…all within 8 hours Source: CNN Money Date: April 2nd, 2015 Link (to paste into browser): http://money.cnn.com/video/technology/2015/04/01/microsoft-hardware-design-lab.cnnmoney/index.html Discussion 1) It’s all well and good to design, build and try all within 8 hours, but doesn’t it matter a lot who does the trying? 2) What sorts of technology are “democratizing” what Microsoft is… Read more »