Day: October 16, 2018

Microsoft announces new Xbox One S Minecraft Creators Bundle

Microsoft today announced the new Xbox One S Minecraft Creators Bundle that will allow gamers to be a part of the global phenomenon. The Xbox One S Minecraft Creators Bundle includes: Xbox One S with 1TB hard drive, 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player and 4K video streaming Xbox Wireless Controller Full-game download

Latest Office for Mac Insider update comes with Animation triggers, Ideas pane and more

Microsoft today released Version 16.18.181008 build of Office for Mac for Office Insiders. This is the preview of October feature update for Office 2016 for Mac. This update comes with several new features including Animation triggers in PowerPoint, Ideas pane in Excel, improved search experience in Outlook and more. Find

Microsoft joins Open Invention Network to protect Linux from patent risks

The Open Invention Network is a shared defensive patent pool that was formed in 2015 to protect Linux and its associated open source projects. OIN already has several industry leaders including Google, IBM, NEC, Philips, Red Hat, Sony, SUSE, and Toyota as its members. Any company, project or developer that

Microsoft release KB4464330 for Windows 10 October 2018 update with fix for serious file deletion issue

Microsoft has released KB4464330 for the Windows 10 October 2018 update which takes the OS to build 17763.55. The update addresses a serious issue which can result in the deletion of a user profile when upgrading to the OS. The changelog reads: Addresses an issue where an incorrect timing calculation may prematurely delete

Horseradish contains 10x more glucosinolate than broccoli, making it a potent cancer-fighting superfood

You might have heard that broccoli can help fight cancer. If you’re not a fan of this cruciferous vegetable, you might be struggling to increase your intake. Even if you love broccoli, however, it can be difficult to consume enough of it to get the protection you’re seeking. Thankfully, there’s

Google announces new Home Hub, a Smart Display powered by Google Assistant

As expected, Google today announced the Home Hub, a Google Assistant-based smart display. With the new Home Hub, you can get hands free help that you can hear and see. You can just say “Hey Google” to get step-by-step recipes, watch how-to videos, listen to music, check your calendar, and

Google has 2 weeks to stop Android anti-competitive behaviour or face massive fines

Google was convicted in July by the EU of abusing its dominant position in Android and had until the 22nd of October to present solutions to the European Commission. Now the company has filed an appeal for the decision, according to the Wall Street Journal, but has also importantly said it has no

Microsoft reveals causes and extent of Windows 10 October 2018 Update File Deletion bug

In a long-awaited blog post Microsoft has finally revealed how many users have been affected by the file deletion bug in the Windows 10 October 2018 update. The good news is that the number does not appear to be large – according to Microsoft “one one-hundredth of one percent of

Easy PEA-sy: Protein found in peas kills off bacteria

A study published in Idesia concluded that a specific protein found in peas is effective at preventing and/or treating diseases caused by common bacterial strainssuch as E. coli and S. aureus. The researcher behind the study said this implies the usefulness of peas as a powerful natural medicine. For the purposes of the study, Lectin V-2

Scientists evaluate the effects of different freezing rates on dough and bread quality

A Mexican study tested different combinations of freezing rates and concentration of trehalose sugar on the quality of dough and bread. They found that the right mix resulted in bread with similar quality to freshly-baked bread. The study was supported by the Universidad de Sonora. Its results were published in the journal Food

Microsoft announces new Battery Limit feature for Surface devices

Microsoft today announced a new feature called Battery Limit for Surface devices from Surface Pro 3. This feature is targeted towards scenarios where Surface devices will be docked and charging all day long. When this feature is enabled, the battery controller will limit total charge to a maximum 50%. This preserves

Microsoft announces a number of new Azure capabilities for governments

Microsoft announced a number of new Azure capabilities for government. First of all, Microsoft is expanding its FedRAMP Moderate coverage for its public cloud regions. There are about 50 services available under this coverage and later this year, Microsoft will improve the coverage to FedRAMP High. Microsoft also mentioned that it will continue

Artichokes contain a variety of natural antioxidants that reduce the symptoms of diabetes

Diet plays an essential role in the health of diabetic patients. Leafy greens, fatty fish, and whole grains are just some of the foods typically recommended to both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes sufferers. A vegetable that would fit right into this diet is the artichoke, says a study published in