Andy Patrizio

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Andy Patrizio is a freelance journalist based in southern California who has covered the computer industry for 20 years and has built every x86 PC he’s ever owned, laptops not included.

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Windows 10 Creators Update: Microsoft removes, depreciates features specific to IT professionals

Windows 10 Creators Update: Microsoft removes, depreciates features specific to IT professionals

Microsoft removes and depreciates features in its Windows 10 Creators Update that apply to commercial IT environments.

Samsung announces competitor to Siri, Cortana

Samsung announces competitor to Siri, Cortana

Samsung’s digital assistant, Bixby, adapts to humans and has three new elements not found in Apple’s Siri or Microsoft’s Cortana.

Microsoft ends updates for Windows 7/8.1 on new processors

Microsoft ends updates for Windows 7/8.1 on new processors

Microsoft has stopped issuing updates for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users who run Kaby Lake, Bristol Ridge and Qualcomm’s 8996 processor or newer.

Microsoft announces AI Immersion Workshop

Microsoft announces AI Immersion Workshop

Microsoft’s AI Immersion Workshop will include tutorials to help developers create real-world, intelligent apps that use AI and machine learning.

FBI trained Geek Squad techs on law-enforcement tactics, new records show

FBI trained Geek Squad techs on law-enforcement tactics, new records show

Evidence shows the FBI trained Best Buy's Geek Squad technicians on law-enforcement operational tactics. Best Buy denies the claim.

Anonymous hacker causes dark web to shrink by as much as 85%

Anonymous hacker causes dark web to shrink by as much as 85%

A hacker connected with Anonymous attacked Freedom Hosting II, causing thousands of dark web sites to go down.

Third-party releases 'nano-patch' for Microsoft zero day bug

A UK security group has issued a patch for a Microsoft zero day bug that was first identified by Google security researchers

Microsoft paying a bug bounty of $30,000

Microsoft paying a bug bounty of $30,000

Microsoft doubles its bug bounty to up to $30,000 for serious bugs in certain Microsoft services. The bounty runs through May 31, 2017.

Windows 10 Creators Update allows indefinite postponing of reboots

Windows 10 Creators Update allows indefinite postponing of reboots

With Windows 10 Creators Update, Microsoft promises even more control over when you reboot to install updates.

AMD's Ryzen processor forces hefty price cuts from Intel

AMD's Ryzen processor forces hefty price cuts from Intel

AMD’s Ryzen processor isn’t out yet, but the buzz is so strong Intel is cutting its chip prices significantly.

Microsoft employees donate $650 million in cash, services and software

Microsoft employees donate $650 million in cash, services and software

Through Microsoft Philanthropies, Microsoft employees donated more than $650 million in cash, services and software to nonprofits, research and schools.

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