Microsoft goes public with more Surface driver, firmware end-of-support dates

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On November 13, Microsoft went public with device support dates for some of its more recently released Surface PCs and tablets. Before today, Microsoft had made end-of-device-support dates public for its oldest Surface models, but not some of its newer devices.

For Surface devices the “device support period” means the period during which Microsoft will provide driver and firmware updates for a device. The device support period kicks off when a device is released. However, after an end-of-device-support date is reached, Microsoft will continue to provide Windows OS feature and security updates in keeping with the Windows 10 lifecycle policy, officials noted.

The earliest Surface models, like Surface RT and Surface Pro and Surface 2 received five years of driver and firmware support. More recently introduced devices are largely getting four years of device support.

Microsoft officials state on the Surface driver and firmware page that

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Apple released a new MacBook Air and I’m disheartened

Same old, same new?

I want to buy the future.

If I can own what is to come, then I’ll be ready to take advantage of it when it finally gets here.

I was deeply riveted, therefore, when Apple declared at its latest event last Tuesday that it had released “the future of the Mac.” Even more riveted as the first pillar of that future is a new MacBook Air.

I’ve been an Airhead since the first one emerged from the womb of an envelope.

The MacBook Air was always light, neat and perfectly minimalist. I stuck with it even when Apple released a keyboard designed by the Marquis de Sade on one of his more inebriated workdays.

How could I not be excited, then, when Apple promised a new, faster Air — and one without a fan?

Many will, of course, be marveling at the Air’s new

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Verizon, AWS drive mobile edge computing platform to Dallas and Miami

In the cellular-vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) and vehicle-to-everything (V2X) markets, 5G and mobile edge computing have become essential building blocks for enabling autonomous and connected vehicles. Verizon and Amazon Web Services (AWS) are bringing their core competency in mobile communications and cloud – 5G Edge and Wavelength, respectively – to developers and businesses in Dallas and Miami.

AWS Wavelength is designed to support the development of edge-based cloud applications that serve users with single-digit millisecond latencies over a 5G network. It focuses on providing users with a way of moving low-latency workloads off-premise, complementing AWS “mega” datacentre regions with smaller cloud data processing hubs in major cities to support enterprises requiring low-latency connections to its compute and storage resources.

Indeed, AWS Wavelength extends this concept, supporting at the edge latency-sensitive use cases such as the internet of things (IoT), augmented and virtual reality, autonomous industrial equipment and smartcars. It is set

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Airbnb says 1.4M users have rejected its non-discrimination agreement, foregoing their use of the platform, since it implemented the policy in 2016 (Whitney Kimball/Gizmodo)

Whitney Kimball / Gizmodo:

Airbnb says 1.4M users have rejected its non-discrimination agreement, foregoing their use of the platform, since it implemented the policy in 2016  —  In the four years since it implemented an agreement to promote equitable treatment of its users, Airbnb claims that 1.4 million individuals … … Read More