Erik Ellsinger

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LEAKED: Windows 9 Is Coming Next Year And Will Fix A Lot Of Problems With Windows 8

Tech blog Myce has obtained a leaked internal Microsoft document from a source in China known as FaiKee.<p>The document, first spotted on Myce's website by Windows blog WinBeta, lists both Windows 9 and Windows Phone 9 as scheduled for a release preview between Q2 and Q3 2015.<p>Here's a screenshot of …

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Outlook.com Rolls Out New Features, Looks More Like Gmail

Microsoft added new features to Outlook.com on Tuesday, making its email client look much more like Gmail. The updates include new ways to filter and …

NSA Docs Detail Efforts To Collect Data From Microsoft’s Skype, SkyDrive, And Outlook.com

Last July, Glenn Greenwald published a set of claims regarding a number of Microsoft services that were, especially at the time, unsettling: That Microsoft had helped the NSA “circumvent its encryption” relating to web chat on Outlook.com, that it had worked with the FBI to bring OneDrive (then …

Say hello to the first Windows Phone 8.1 handset: Lumia 630 sales begin

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Credit: Microsoft<p>Starting Wednesday in Asia, consumers can purchase the first Windows Phone 8.1(s msft) handset: Nokia has …

Microsoft gets into the home automation game with Insteon partnership

The tech giant's set to make its first foray into the smart home next month.<p>Microsoft announced a partnership with Insteon today, along with some big plans to fully incorporate the popular home automation network into its ecosystem. Starting June 1, an enhanced version of the Insteon app with …

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Encrypted or not, Skype communications prove “vital” to NSA surveillance | Ars Technica

Newly published memo leaked by Edward Snowden details the value of Skype data.<p>Last year, Ars documented how Skype encryption posed little challenge …

Connecting Cape Town: Inside South Africa's TV white spaces experiment

In 2011, a United Nations commission came to a powerful conclusion: access to broadband internet is a basic human right, matched by the likes of housing, sustenance and healthcare. Arguments can be made that widespread access has transformed entire economies while kick-starting others, with Finland …