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In a bid to demonstrate the advantages of its latest-generation SentryPoint fingerprint solutions, at this year's Computex event Synaptics came with a very interesting demonstration for breaking into a PC. By taking advantage of flaws in a fingerprint sensor implemented without end-to-end encryption, the company was able to showcase just how easy it is to hack into a PC using such a sensor. The ultimate purpose of course being to promote their own wares: the company says that its latest fingerprint solutions for PCs (as of late 2016) not only use end-to-end encryption, but can process the data in secure environments such as those enabled by the Intel SGX and Microsoft Windows 10 VBS. Fingerprint-based security used to be exotic on consumer devices just 15...

Qualcomm Announces First OEMs for Windows 10 on Snapdragon 835

Today, as part of Computex 2017, Qualcomm and Microsoft are joint announcing the next steps for their Windows on Snapdragon strategy. As previously reported, Qualcomm and Microsoft have collaborated...

24 by Ian Cutress on 5/31/2017

The Microsoft Build 2017 Recap: What To Expect When You’re Expecting Windows

Microsoft’s Build conference is one of their most important shows of the year, with a developer focused discussion that provides some guidance on the direction of Microsoft and its...

85 by Brett Howse on 5/19/2017

Microsoft Announces Windows 10 S: RT Redux

Alongside the new Surface Laptop announced today in NYC, Microsoft also unveiled their next play with Windows 10. Windows 10 S launches as a fresh take on an old...

72 by Brett Howse on 5/2/2017

Acer Launches TravelMate Spin B1: Apollo Lake Convertible with Windows 10 S for $299

Acer on Tuesday launched its new low-cost PC, the TravelMate Spin B1. The new entry-level mobile computer comes in a convertible form-factor and is powered by Microsoft’s newly-announced Windows...

23 by Anton Shilov on 5/2/2017

The Windows 10 Creators Update Arrives

Windows 10 launched in July 2015, and on April 11, 2017, Microsoft released the third major update to their latest operating system. First announced in October with the Surface...

68 by Brett Howse on 4/25/2017

Microsoft Readies Game Mode For Windows 10 Creator’s Update

The Windows 10 Creator’s Update was announced in October, at the same event where the Surface Studio was launched. It promises many new features for makers, but when makers...

50 by Brett Howse on 1/25/2017

Microsoft and Qualcomm Collaborate to Bring Windows 10 & x86 Emulation to Snapdragon Processors

Today at Microsoft’s WinHEC event in Shenzhen, China, the company announced that it’s working with Qualcomm to bring the full Windows 10 experience to future devices powered by Snapdragon...

121 by Matt Humrick & Brett Howse on 12/7/2016

Adobe Photoshop Elements 15 Comes To The Windows Store

The Windows Store is Microsoft’s big bet, combining software purchases, updates, and installs into a single place. Although it continues to grow, it still doesn’t offer anywhere near the...

55 by Brett Howse on 11/25/2016

Examining Windows 10 Anniversary Update's Driver Signing Enforcement Policy

Windows 10 Anniversary Update came out at the beginning of August, with plenty of new user-facing features. There were also plenty of changes under the hood as well, including...

85 by Brett Howse on 10/14/2016

Microsoft Releases The First Xbox Play Anywhere Title: Recore

At E3, Microsoft announced a new feature to bring together their Xbox ecosystem with the much larger, and more diverse, Windows 10 user base. The initiative was called Xbox...

48 by Brett Howse on 9/12/2016

Windows 10 Anniversary Update: The Road To Redstone

It’s already been a year since Microsoft launched Windows 10, and we have had a couple of updates since release. The biggest update yet though is the Windows 10...

196 by Brett Howse on 8/2/2016

Windows 10 Anniversary Update Launching August 2nd

While certainly not as big of an update as the original launch of Windows 10, the next major update now has a release date. August 2nd will be the...

35 by Brett Howse on 6/30/2016

Microsoft Adds V-Sync Control And Adaptive Framerate Support To The Universal Windows Platform

Microsoft has certainly gone all-in on their Universal Windows Platform (UWP) and have been updating it, including the name, for several years now. What originally started as WinRT apps...

49 by Brett Howse on 5/10/2016

Windows 10 Gaming Updates: DirectX 12 and Xbox One

With the Windows Anniversary Edition, Microsoft has detailed some upcoming improvements for gaming. They even brought Phil Spencer out to announce the upcoming plans for gaming on Windows. The...

21 by Brett Howse on 3/30/2016

Microsoft Announces Windows 10 Anniversary Edition

Windows 10 is unlike previous versions of Windows in that the original intent was to have it constantly updated over its lifetime. We’ve already had one big update with...

45 by Brett Howse on 3/30/2016

Windows Adds Support For Bash Scripting

With the goal of making more developers use Windows, and to help them move their workflows over to Windows, Microsoft has taken the step to enable Bash scripting natively...

41 by Brett Howse on 3/30/2016

Microsoft Extends Skylake Support On Windows 7 And Windows 8.1

Back in January, Microsoft made a rather surprising announcement that it was changing the support model for older operating systems running on the latest Skylake hardware. As part of...

50 by Brett Howse on 3/18/2016

GDC 2016: Tearing & Freesync/G-Sync Support Coming to Windows' UWP Apps

With the recent release of the first major games built for Windows’ Universal Windows Platform runtime, the current limitations of UWP has been a hot topic in technical circles...

9 by Ryan Smith on 3/17/2016

Microsoft Reveals Additional Details About HoloLens and Begins to Take Pre-Orders

Microsoft this week began to accept applications for pre-orders for its HoloLens augmented reality device. Right now, the company offers HoloLens only to software developers looking to build applications...

20 by Anton Shilov on 3/3/2016

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