Microsoft Files Trademark Application for ‘DirectReality’ as E3 Approaches

Microsoft Files Trademark Application for ‘DirectReality’ as E3 Approaches

Microsoft has been teasing its E3 show for the past week or so, with hints about Project Scorpio. Now, we know the company is possibly looking to emphasize VR or AR with a new trademark filing for DirectReality. The single-word trademark describes itself as applying to “Computer software; computer game software; computer software for holographic applications… Online computer software; online computer game software; online computer software for holographic applications; Software as a Service (SaaS).” There’s…

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Exposed files on Microsoft's document-sharing site

Exposed files on Microsoft's document-sharing site

Confidential documents, passwords and health data have been inadvertently shared by firms using Microsoft’s Office 365 service, say researchers. The sensitive information was found via a publicly available search engine that is part of Office 365. Security researchers said many firms mistakenly thought documents would only be shared with colleagues not globally. Microsoft said it would “take steps” to change the service and remove the sensitive data. Security researcher Kevin Beaumont discovered the sensitive information…

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Wikileaks is offering tech firms CIA files first

Wikileaks is offering tech firms CIA files first

Technology firms will get “exclusive access” to details of the CIA’s cyber-warfare programme, Wikileaks has said. The anti-secrecy website has published thousands of the US spy agency’s secret documents, including what it says are the CIA’s hacking tools. Founder Julian Assange said that, after some thought, he had decided to give the tech community further leaks first. “Once the material is effectively disarmed, we will publish additional details,” Mr Assange said. US federal agencies have…

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Hillsborough suspect files passed to Crown Prosecution Service

Hillsborough suspect files passed to Crown Prosecution Service

Files on 23 people and organisations involved in the 1989 Hillsborough disaster have been passed to the Crown Prosecution Service. An inquests jury concluded last April that the 96 victims of the FA Cup semi-final tragedy were unlawfully killed. The jury found the match commander, Ch Supt David Duckenfield, responsible for manslaughter by gross negligence. Prosecutors will now decide whether to bring criminal charges against the unnamed 23. Lawyer Elkan Abrahamson, director of Broudie Jackson…

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Amazon files patent for flying warehouse

Amazon files patent for flying warehouse

Amazon has filed a patent for massive flying warehouses equipped with fleets of drones that deliver goods to key locations. Carried by an airship, the warehouses would visit places Amazon expects demand for certain goods to boom. It says one use could be near sporting events or festivals where they would sell food or souvenirs to spectators. The patent also envisages a series of support vehicles that would be used to restock the flying structures….

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