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Computing pioneer Evelyn Berezin died this week—she should be remembered

Enlarge / Secretaries use typewriters, before the word processor changed everything. Evening Standard | Getty Images Computing pioneer Evelyn Berezin died at 93 this week. She was most known as the designer of the first true word-processing computer. But she designed many other innovative computing systems and helmed Redactron Corporation, a company that helped transform […]

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Microsoft is putting together a Microsoft 365 subscription for home users

Enlarge Patty’s Photos / Flickr Microsoft has had success in the enterprise space with its Microsoft 365 subscription, which bundles Office 365, Windows 10, and remote management with Enterprise Mobility + Security. Its home-oriented Office 365 subscriptions have also been growing steadily, with 32.5 million subscriptions as of the company’s most recent financial reports. And […]

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Latest Windows Insider build makes a major upgrade to, uh… Notepad

Enlarge g4ll4is / Flickr There’s a new Windows Insider build out today, and the biggest changes appear to be none other than Notepad, Windows’ venerable barebones text editor. Notepad already received a significant update in the recent October 2018 Update: Microsoft added support for files with Unix-style line endings. But the work hasn’t stopped there. […]

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Cryptography failure leads to easy hacking for PlayStation Classic

Enlarge / The PlayStation Classic’s internal USB, removed and picked at as part of the hacking effort. Yifan Lu / Twitter In the days since the PlayStation Classic’s official release, hackers have already made great progress in loading other PlayStation games (and even non-PlayStation software) onto the plug-and-play device. What’s more, it seems some sloppy […]