Big Windows 10 changes could be coming as Microsoft prepares next big release

If the company does move to once-a-year feature update schedule, it will roll out Windows 10 20H2 in the fall of this year but this will be a very minor feature update. In the spring of 2021 though, Microsoft will finally release Windows 10X for the first time.

Explainer: Microsoft’s TikTok bid spotlights Windows maker’s history with China

A deal would be in line with Microsoft’s stance toward China where the firm has a sizeable presence – unlike fellow U.S. tech heavyweights such as Facebook Inc (FB.O) and Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google which appear to have given up on China’s consumer-facing market with its miscellany of government strictures.

Dwarf planet Ceres is an ocean world with salty water under the surface, NASA mission finds

“Dawn accomplished far more than we hoped when it embarked on its extraordinary extraterrestrial expedition,” said Marc Rayman, Dawn’s mission director at JPL, in a statement. “These exciting new discoveries from the end of its long and productive mission are a wonderful tribute to this remarkable interplanetary explorer.”

Microsoft August 2020 Patch Tuesday fixes 120 vulnerabilities, two zero-days

Among the 120 vulnerabilities fixed this month, 17 bugs have received the highest severity rating of “Critical,” and there are also two zero-days — vulnerabilities that have been exploited by hackers before Microsoft was able to provide today’s patches.

Microsoft announces November launch for Xbox Series X,

Over a year after it first publicly revealed “Project Scarlett,” Microsoft announced today that the Xbox Series X console will be available in November. But while that launch will include what Microsoft says are “thousands of games spanning four generations”—including 50 new titles “optimized for Xbox Series X” planned for release this year—it will not […]

Xbox Series X release date confirmed for November

This announcement confirms persistent rumors – many originating from within Microsoft – that the Xbox Series X is planned for November, not the December holidays. It also makes it clear that the Halo Infinite delay hasn’t affected the release of the next Xbox. 

August 2020: All Major Game Releases For Switch, PS4, Xbox One, PC

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Russia’s approval of a COVID-19 vaccine is less than meets the press release

Scientists around the world immediately denounced the certification as premature and inappropriate, as the Gamaleya vaccine has yet to complete a trial that convincingly shows it is safe and effective in a large group of people. Even some within Russia challenged the move. “It’s ridiculous,” says Svetlana Zavidova, a lawyer who heads the Association of […]

Menemsha Films Duo And Ex-New Regency Exec Launch ChaiFlicks, A Subscription Streaming Home For Jewish, Israeli Fare

Menemsha’s recent releases have included The Women’s Balcony, Gloomy Sunday, Dough, The Rape of Europa and 1945. They’re among the 150 films, documentaries, shorts and series available on ChaiFlicks, which costs $6 a month or $66 a year, with a 14-day free trial. It will be available on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple iOS, Apple […]

Bullock staffer fired after offensive tweets surface

I especially owe an apology to the women, people of color and members of the LGBTQ+ community that these posts have rightly offended, and to my family and others who will receive undeserved negative attention because of my actions,” McCullers said in a statement. “More importantly, I will continue to listen to those with different […]