An aerial picture taken aboard an helicopter on July 20, 2010 shows the headquarters of Microsoft Corporation new headquarters in Issy-les-Moulineaux, outside Paris.  AFP PHOTO BORIS HORVAT (Credit: BORIS HORVAT/AFP/Getty Images)

Microsoft Releases Security Update For Explorer

Microsoft is releasing a security update for Internet Explorer that closes a gap that allowed attackers to take complete control of a computer. It also issued the update to Windows XP users, despite dropping support for the older operating system last month.


The Xbox One is touteed as  a home entertainment hub that goes far beyond games. Microsoft announced a $499 price for the unit. (GLENN CHAPMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Boy, 5, Finds Flaw In Xbox Live Security

A 5-year-old San Diego boy has outwitted the sharpest minds at Microsoft — he’s found a backdoor to the Xbox.


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Google’s Role In Woodland Child Pornography Arrest Raises Privacy Concerns

Federal investigators arrested a Woodland man on child pornography charges after Google found images on his computer.


The Xbox One is touteed as  a home entertainment hub that goes far beyond games. Microsoft announced a $499 price for the unit. (GLENN CHAPMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Microsoft Reveals $499 Price, More Details On Xbox One

Microsoft revealed the console, which it has billed as an “all-in-one” entertainment solution for living rooms, will be released in November and cost $499. The initial reactions to the device have been mixed.


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Twitter Adds Security Measure To Logins

Twitter is adding an extra security measure to users’ accounts in an effort to prevent unauthorized logins.



Best Places For Computer Classes In Sacramento

Virtually every sector of the economy uses technology to operate, so computer skills are critical to get hired or advance one’s career. Read on for some of the best computer classes offered in the Sacramento area.


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Windows 8 Computers Go On Sale In October

Computers running on the next version of Microsoft’s Windows operating system will go on sale in October.


Same-sex couple Amber Weiss (L) and Sharon Papo stand in line to receive their marriage license before getting married at San Francisco City Hall June 17, 2008 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Bill Gates, Steve Ballmer Each Donate $100K To Campaign Supporting Gay Marriage

Microsoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmer and co-founder Bill Gates have each donated $100,000 to the campaign supporting the state’s new gay marriage law, which faces a referendum vote in November.


The Microsoft tablet Surface is unveiled during a news conference at Milk Studios on June 18, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. The new Surface tablet utilizes a 10.6 inch screen with a cover that contains a full multitouch keyboard. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Microsoft Unveils ‘Surface’ Tablet Computer

Microsoft has unveiled Surface, a tablet computer to compete with Apple’s iPad.


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Microsoft Agrees To buy Skype For $8.5B

Microsoft Corp. said Tuesday that it has agreed to buy the popular Internet telephone service Skype SA for $8.5 billion in the biggest deal in the software maker’s 36-year history.


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Microsoft Unveils New Privacy Feature For Internet Explorer

An upcoming feature in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser will let users add lists of sites that they do and don’t want tracking them.