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WannaCry ransomware: Action required

Please update Windows computers by 5:00pm today (Tuesday, May 16). Restart your machine to have updates take effect.

Windows computers that are not up to date on Microsoft security update MS17-010 at that time will be temporarily disconnected from the UO network by the UO Information Security ...

Microsoft ends support for Windows 8 and Internet Explorer 7, 8, 9, and most of 10

Windows 8 will no longer be supported as announced by Microsoft this week. In 2014, prior to the advent of Windows 10, Microsoft announced that Internet Explorer will only be supported on each supported version of Windows. It was announced this week that Windows 8 will no longer be supported. This ...

Adobe is telling people to embrace open web standards

Adobe announced November 30th that it will phase out Flash to more fully support HTML5 and other web standards. In an announcement made yesterday, Adobe is renaming its Flash Professional CC program Animate CC in a move to deprecate Flash in favor of HTML5. Flash creation and support will still be ...

Embed Any Document Within UO Blogs

Download [517.00 B] The flag of Norway (saved as a SVG file and used courtesy of the Wikimedia Foundation) as seen above was added to this post using a new plugin available within UO Blogs called Embed All Documents. The plugin is automatically enabled within UO Blogs and can be used by pressing ...

Thunderbolt 3 to use USB-C connector

Thunderbolt 3 will use the USB-C connector as announced June 2. Due to a press release this morning, Intel’s Thunderbolt Technology Community announced this morning that the new iteration of the standard will feature a USB-C connector. The goal with this move is to provide faster response ...

NSA’s Internet spying will cost US tech vendors $47 billion

The National Security Agency’s spying scandal will lead to a $47 billion hit in revenue over the next three years for US-based cloud and outsourcing providers, but that sum is lower than the previous expectation of $180 billion, according to a Forrester Research analysis. In 2013, the ...

USB-C vs. USB 3.1: What’s the difference

Article originally posted by ExtremeTech.com With the launch of the Apple MacBook and Google’s Chromebook Pixel, USB-C (also called USB Type-C) and the accompanying USB 3.1 standard are both hitting market somewhat earlier than we initially expected. If you’re curious about the two standards ...

Update on the FCC’s Net Neutrality push

CNET.com reported that in a 3-2 vote the FCC will bring broadband internet under utility-style rules. This means internet service providers can no longer push for data “fast-lanes” or give certain data sources preferential bandwidth. The key piece of the new regulation is centered ...

Net Neutrality: Internet as an utility

FCC Chairman, Tom Wheeler, wrote a guest article on Wired.com regarding net neutrality and his push for having the Internet as an utility. Below is an excerpt from his statement. After more than a decade of debate and a record-setting proceeding that attracted nearly 4 million public comments, the ...

Grace Hopper: The Queen of Code

Title screen from The Queen of Code. This week, FiveThirtyEight launched its documentary film about Grace Hopper, a rear admiral in the U.S. Navy and the driving force behind the first compiled programming language. Her legacy went largely unnoticed alongside the other early computing geniuses, ...
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