Microsoft on Monday issued an emergency fix for all supported versions of its Windows operating system, plugging a hole that essentially allowed hackers unfettered access to victims' computers. The "critical" vulnerability, denoting Microsoft's highest level of threat, would have allowed hackers to take "complete control of the affected system," the company wrote in an online security bulletin posted Mo
Toshiba's chief executive and president Hisao Tanaka is to resign after the company said it had overstated its profits for the past six years. He will be succeeded by chairman Masashi Muromachi, with vice-chairman Norio Sasaki also stepping down. On Monday, an independent panel appointed by Toshiba said the firm had overstated its operating profit by a total of 151.8bn yen ($1.22bn, £780m). The overstatement was roughly triple an initial Toshiba estimate.
The inaugural Lenovo Tech World event is set to kick off on May 28 in Beijing. Lenovo aims to use the event to show off its vision for how computing technology will develop over the next five years, but the company also has some more immediate announcements to share. Lenovo has revealed a few limited details for three new low-cost consumer notebooks: the entry-level Ideapad 100, the 14-inch Z41 and the larger size Z51 with optional 3D camera. The new notebooks are aimed at giving a boost to L
Apple could sell 36 million of its Apple Watches over the first 12 months they're on the market, according to the latest prediction out of Wall Street. And that's a conservative estimate. The new figure comes from Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty, who is raising her Apple Watch sales forecast by 20 percent from the earlier figure of 30 million. It might have been even higher if Apple were having better luck with its supply chain for the smartwatch, its first foray into wearables. The
This isn't the first time we've seen Windows 10; operating-system releases don't power out like race cars, they ooze out like honey, sometimes taking a year between the first previews and the first shipment. That's good. It takes time for developers to ramp up support and for users to ease into the notion of a platform change. We first officially saw Windows 10 in late September, which was followed in October by the release of the Technical Preview.