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Pwn2Own hacking contest ends with two virtual machine escapes

Two teams of researchers managed to win the biggest bounties at this year's Pwn2Own hacking contest by escaping from the VMware Workstation virtual machine and executing code on the host operating system.

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Microsoft says it's blocking Windows 7, 8 patches on latest AMD, Intel chips

Microsoft takes the rather harsh step of blocking Windows updates to those who try to run Windows 7 or Windows 8 on Intel Kaby Lake or AMD Ryzen chips.

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Windows 10's Creators Update tweaks a workaround for mandatory updates

Windows 10's Creators update may force critical patches over metered connections.

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Microsoft quietly teases new Creators Update inside Windows 10's settings

Microsoft has begun a low-key promotion for the next Windows 10 feature upgrade with the release of this month's Patch Tuesday updates.

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Microsoft adds in-game chat transcription for Windows 10 and Xbox One

Windows 10 PCs and Xbox One can now transcribe speech-to-text or text-to-speech in Halo Wars 2.

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4 of the best Windows 10 app launchers for increasing your productivity

Add one of these to your desktop to more quickly open programs, find important files, search the web, and more.

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Microsoft fixes record number of flaws, some publicly known

Microsoft's batch of security patches for March is one of the largest ever and includes fixes for several vulnerabilities that are publicly known and actively exploited.

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Windows Vista has just 30 days to live

Microsoft's extended support for Windows Vista runs out on April 11, and that's probably a good thing.

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PCWorld's March Digital Edition: Windows 10 Creators Update

Enjoy the best of PCWorld.com in a curated Digital Edition for Android and iOS.

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Discover the power of Bash, the Linux command line tool hiding in Windows 10

Windows devs have a new weapon in the age-old Windows-vs-Linux battle: The Linux command line itself

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Microsoft's .NET Core slowly marches onto Raspberry Pi 3

Microsoft's .NET Core is now making its way to Raspberry Pi developer boards, and an official .NET 2.0 Core is coming from the software company later this year.

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Microsoft ads invade Windows 10's File Explorer

Windows 10 is now selling Office 365 subscriptions with an ad in File Explorer.

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Facebook, Microsoft target faster services with new AI server designs

Facebook on Wednesday rolled out some staggering statistics related to its social networks. Each day, users watch 100 million hours of video, 400 million people use Messenger and more than 95 million photos and videos are posted on Instagram.

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Like in PCs, Microsoft and ARM look to topple Intel in servers

Intel's TV marketing campaign says the company is driving 98 percent of the cloud. That statistic will come under attack with some chip and OS announcements on Wednesday.

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Best Buy just knocked $150 off HP's newest 13.3-inch Spectre x360 2-in-1

HP's newest Spectre x360 is $1049 right now at Best Buy.