Bendable Magnetic Interface Offers New Ways To Use Computers

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A sensing surface developed by Microsoft researchers offers new ways to use computers.

Computer users have been typing on keyboards and clicking on mice for more than 20 years. An experimental new interface under development at Microsoft could give them a completely new way to use their system.

 

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Forbes Billionaire College Study

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No. 1 Harvard University

Want your kid to become one of the richest people in the world? Send them to Harvard.

The Cambridge, Mass., school tops our first-ever billionaire college study with an alumni base that features 54 10-figure titans, more than 5% of the world’s billionaires. Of those 54 plutocrats, 11 received an undergraduate degree, 41 earned a master’s, doctorate or juris doctorate, and two earned two degrees.

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Three Researchers From Microsoft Find Way To Trace Malicious Users

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Microsoft team find a way to trace compromised machines used to attack other computers

Anonymity on the Internet can be both a blessing and a curse. While the ability to hide behind anonymous proxies and fast-changing Internet protocol (IP) addresses has enabled freer speech in nations with repressive regimes, the same technologies allow cybercriminals to hide their tracks and pass off malicious code and spam for legitimate communications.

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Weapons of the Future (Videos)

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The Last Stand sponsored by Gears of War 2 – Part 1: Attack

Here are two videos about weapons of the future.  These videos were produced by Microsoft to go along with the release of their Gears of War 2 video game.  In part 1 of this documentary, sponsored by Gears of War 2, we speak with military strategists, war historians, weapons experts and think tank members to lay out what an invasion by a hostile alien species might look like. (Part 2 video after the break)

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Add Creative Graphics To Excel

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Give that dull Excel spreadsheet a little spice

Spreadsheets needn’t be drab, dull affairs. Excel has a slew of impressive graphics features that can help you brighten up otherwise dry information and present data in an attractive manner.

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Is There A Chance Apple-Jabbing Ads Could Backfire?

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The never ending battle

Microsoft (NSDQ:MSFT) dusted off one of its favorite Apple (NSDQ:AAPL) arguments this week, rolling out new television and Web ads which claim that PCs are cheaper than Macs and offer a broader range of configuration options.

Microsoft’s channel partners love the ads — and, as it turns out, so do many Apple partners, albeit for different reasons. Continue reading… “Is There A Chance Apple-Jabbing Ads Could Backfire?”

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10 Useful And Free Windows Tools

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I know there are vista users who could really benefit from receiving this information I know I would

When compiling your essential Windows XP or Vista toolkit, it makes sense to source as many free tools as you possibly can.

But sometimes you don’t know that you need a tool until you’re presented with it

So check out this list of ten of our favourite free system tools and plug some gaps in your software collection.

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