ITC Judge Finds Microsoft Guilty of Patent Infringement

Microsoft has lost the first round in a battle against InterDigital Inc, as United States International Judge found Microsoft guilty of using InterDigital’s patented technology in its smartphones without consent. The litigation took place at the International Trade Commission, where Judge Theodore Essex ruled Microsoft had infringed on two wireless cellular patents owned by InterDigital, a company specializing in the design and licensing of technologies to third parties. Essex has also proposed a possible ban, stating it would not be against users interest to prohibit the importation of Microsoft devices into the United States. It remains to be seen if

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Microsoft’s New Project Spartan Browser Available This Year

Microsoft is coming out with a new web browser called Project Spartan in the hopes of revolutionizing the way people use the Internet. The new browser was first made public in January, but was recently discussed in more detail in a blog post by corporate Vice President Joe Belfiore. “Project Spartan is designed to work the way you do, with features enabling you to do cool things like write or type on a webpage,” Belfiore wrote. “It’s a browser that is made for easy sharing, reading, discovery and getting things done online.” Though still in “an early, incomplete state,” Project

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Microsoft Warns PC Users Could be Vulnerable to “Freak” Security Bug

Microsoft Corp has recently warned hundreds of millions of Windows PC users they that they are potentially vulnerable to attacks from the recently uncovered “Freak” security bug. Although this problem was initially thought to only threaten Android and iOS devices, Microsoft announced on March 5 that it could pose a hazard on Windows devices as well. The “Freak” weakness could allow attacks on PCs which “connect with Web servers configured to use encryption technology intentionally weakened to comply with U.S. government regulations banning exports of the strongest encryption,” the Financial Post writes. If successful, hackers could spy on communications as

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100GB of OneDrive Storage – Free for Two Years

Microsoft is offering 100GB of free OneDrive cloud storage for two years, and all you need is a free Bing Rewards account to get it. OneDrive, formerly known as SkyDrive, is a convenient option for anyone looking to add online storage or backup to their computing environment. Once users have signed up for a Bing Rewards account, they simply need to go to their Bing Rewards dashboard and click on the “100GB free” link. Users must then agree to receive promotional OneDrive emails in exchange for the free storage space, which is an extremely reasonable price to pay. Microsoft currently

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