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Real estate blockchain set to go live in early '19

New York-based ShelterZoom is going live soon with its blockchain-based real estate offer-and-acceptance application; it's one of several ways companies are testing out the distributed ledger technology.

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With move to rebuild Edge atop Google's Chromium, Microsoft raises white flag in browser war

After watching its Edge browser bleed users, Microsoft this week gave up the ghost and said it will replace the browser's home-grown rendering engine with Blink, the engine that powers Google Chrome.

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Patching waters finally look calm; now is a good time to install the November Windows and Office patches

With the buggy Win10 version 1803 cumulative update officially yanked, two bad Office patches pulled, and the Win10 1809 forced upgrade momentarily defanged, the coast is clear to install November’s patches. Here’s what you need to...

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Tech event calendar 2018-19: Upcoming shows, conferences and IT expos

Our sortable chart offers information, dates and locations for a variety of IT-focused events coming up over the next year.

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What's in the latest Chrome update?

Chrome 71 for Windows, macOS and Linux goes after sites that deliver what the search giant calls "abusive experiences," and includes patches for 43 security flaws.

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Nine weeks later, Microsoft resumes its ill-fated Win10 1809 rollout — but only for seekers

The worst version of Windows in recent memory, Windows 10 SOND 2018 Update, just received its first cumulative update in more than three weeks. The fifth version of the “non-security” update, KB 4469342, was released late yesterday....

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Will Apple’s iPhone replace your password?

Apple begins testing security standard WebAuthn, elevating the possibility of using Face ID on your iPhone alongside a password and Touch ID to access highly secure websites.

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Microsoft trash talks Windows 10 LTSC – again

LTSC, which was once called LTSB, is a specialized edition of Windows 10 Enterprise that promises the longest intervals between OS feature upgrades.

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iOS 12 is now installed on nearly 3 out of 4 iDevices

Apple’s latest iOS update has already overtaken its 2017 predecessor and is now running on 70% of all iOS devices, according to new data.

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Microsoft, acknowledging Win10 1803 update blue screens, offers limited remediation

The cumulative update turns the Surface Book 2 into a quivering pile of blue screen mush. A week after pushing the patch, Microsoft acknowledges the problem, tells blue screen beneficiaries to pull the patch, and promises it won't...

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Blockchain: What’s it good for? Absolutely nothing, report finds

Blockchain has entered Gartner's 'Trough of Disillusionment' as a new report cites dozens of purported success stories that turned out to be failures.

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Microsoft gets explicit about Windows 10 upgrade blockers

Relying in part on the telemetry it receives from Windows 10 computers, Microsoft is getting more aggressive in blocking PCs from getting problematic updates.

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Google Fi (aka Project Fi): The complete FAQ

Google Fi can save you money and provide some pretty appealing perks, but there's a lot to wrap your head around before deciding if the service is right for you.

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Win10 version 1809 gets yet another jolt, fourth KB 4469342 now runs build 17763.168

While Win10 1809 is back in the garage getting fixed, we have news of yet another cumulative update, which brings the test build number up to 17763.168. Other than a new acknowledged bug in 1809, we have no documentation, but Win10...

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Windows by the numbers: Windows 10 fails to unseat Windows 7

Migration watch: If past is prologue, Windows 10 is likely to overtake Windows 7 this month as the world's most-used OS.

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Microsoft's $480M HoloLens deal with US Army could boost AR adoption

As many as 100,000 devices could be sold to the Army; the deal highlights Microsoft efforts to target augmented reality at the enterprise users.

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Top web browsers 2018: IE and Edge catch a break – and their breath

For the first time since June, Microsoft's two browsers managed to hold onto their share of the browser market; the same could not be said of Firefox.

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Amazon launches patient data-mining service to assist docs

Through its Amazon Web Services platform, Amazon is offering an A.I. engine that can cull useful information from millions of unstructured electronic files, including patient electronic medical records.

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