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The Navy is paying Microsoft millions to keep updating Windows XP

Windows XP has been many people’s operating system of choice for more than a decade, with only Windows 7 surpassing it in market share. This is despite the fact that Windows XP was released almost fourteen years ago. It stands to reason that the operating system would have remained popular
China Hacks US Government

The massive breach of security that gave someone, allegedly China, access to over 4 million US federal employee records didn’t just go broad. It went deep. Records span back as far as 30 years, giving the hackers access to many people who don’t even work for the government anymore. As
IBM Climate Data

ARMONK, N.Y. and HAMBURG, Germany, May 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The German Climate Computing Center is using technology and services from IBM (NYSE: IBM) to manage the world’s largest climate simulation data archive, used by leading climate researchers worldwide. The archive currently consists of more than 40 petabytes of data and is projected to grow
Developers

For all of their ups and downs, one thing that can be said about Yahoo! is that they’re willing to try new things. Some have said that it makes it harder for them to develop a company identity in the post-portal world, but the fact that they’re still alive, kicking,
Microsoft has ended mainstream support for Windows 7 today

Bad news for Windows 7 users: as of today, Microsoft is officially ending mainstream support for the operating system. You shouldn’t let that worry you though, as this is nothing like the complete cessation of official support that Windows XP underwent a few months ago, Microsoft simply won’t be offering
Android apps collect a disturbing amount of data on their users

Many apps need your permission to access various parts of your smartphone before they can work, and many of us simply grant them this permission without looking into exactly what it is that these apps want to access. In what it describes as “barometer of what app makers think they
Cortana demonstrated on Windows 10 in leaked video

It’s been known for quite some time now, through various rumors and leaks, that Microsoft is bringing Cortana to Windows 10. Microsoft hasn’t even released Windows 10 yet, nor has it confirmed that Cortana will appear in it, but nonetheless, WinBeta managed to acquire a leaked build of Windows 10
Microsoft is replacing Office’s Clip Art feature with Bing Images

Microsoft has announced that the expansive Clip Art library that has long been associated with the company’s Office productivity software suite is being done away with, according to Venture Beat. From now on, people looking for royalty-free images to use in Office applications will have to do so via Microsoft’s
Facebook’s Flow could help programmers find elusive bugs in JavaScript

Facebook has announced that it’ll be releasing an early version of its open-source static type checker, known as Flow, for JavaScript. Flow is designed to help improve the productivity of developers and ensure code quality with features such as early error checking and code intelligence, according to the social media
Microsoft is open-sourcing .NET and bringing it to Linux and OS X

Microsoft made a shocking announcement earlier this week when it revealed its plans to open source the full server-side .NET core stack, according to Geek Wire. From there, the technology giant plans to take that open-sourced .NET core to Linux, Android, iOS, and OS X, areas that Microsoft has long