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Wanted – GTX 780 / 780ti / 970

Looking to upgrade my GTX 680 card to one of the above, have around £120 to spare. Anyone looking to sell something that might do?

(Edit to up my offer a little bit…!)

Location: London

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Wanted – Z97 LGA1150 motherboard

Anyone got a good fully working Z97 lga 1150 motherboard for sale?

If local to Manchester can come collect.

Location: Newton, Hyde, Greater Manchester

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Wanted – WD Purple HDD or Other Surveillance HDD

Hi,

Has anyone got any WD Purple HDD’s they wish to sell, preferably 2tb capacity or greater? Other makes of surveillance HDD also considered.

Thx

Location: Croydon, UK

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Wanted – GTX 780 / 780ti / 970

Looking to upgrade my GTX 680 card to one of the above, have around £120 to spare. Anyone looking to sell something that might do?

(Edit to up my offer a little bit…!)

Location: London

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Wanted – WD Purple HDD or Other Surveillance HDD

Hi,

Has anyone got any WD Purple HDD’s they wish to sell, preferably 2tb capacity or greater? Other makes of surveillance HDD also considered.

Thx

Location: Croydon, UK

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For Sale – Lenovo E73 Desktop (ThinkCentre) I5 4460S 2.9Ghz 500GB HDD 4GB Ram Windows 10 Pro

Edit: Tower sold, but do still have the Monitor, keyboard and mouse if anyone is interested.

I have for sale a Lenovo E73 Desktop (ThinkCentre) PC with the following spec.

  1. Core i5 4460s 2.9GHZ 4th Gen CPU (65w)
  2. 4GB DDR3 Ram
  3. 500GB HDD SATA3
  4. Windows 10 Professional
  5. DVD RW Drive
  6. Liteon 280w PSU
  7. Samsung Monitor S19E460BW
  8. Lenovo Optical mouse
  9. Lenovo keyboard – some keys have worn letters.

I will sell just the tower unit for £175, or with monitor, keyboard and mouse for £200, delivery included.

It is just over two years old, all works OK, the HDD has been wiped and Windows 10 Professional reinstalled, updated and is activated. Currently it has one user account on it without password, if desired I can perform a reset.

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Price and currency: £200
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: PPG or BT
Location: Broadstairs, Kent.
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – Lenovo E73 Desktop (ThinkCentre) I5 4460S 2.9Ghz 500GB HDD 4GB Ram Windows 10 Pro

Edit: Tower sold, but do still have the Monitor, keyboard and mouse if anyone is interested.

I have for sale a Lenovo E73 Desktop (ThinkCentre) PC with the following spec.

  1. Core i5 4460s 2.9GHZ 4th Gen CPU (65w)
  2. 4GB DDR3 Ram
  3. 500GB HDD SATA3
  4. Windows 10 Professional
  5. DVD RW Drive
  6. Liteon 280w PSU
  7. Samsung Monitor S19E460BW
  8. Lenovo Optical mouse
  9. Lenovo keyboard – some keys have worn letters.

I will sell just the tower unit for £175, or with monitor, keyboard and mouse for £200, delivery included.

It is just over two years old, all works OK, the HDD has been wiped and Windows 10 Professional reinstalled, updated and is activated. Currently it has one user account on it without password, if desired I can perform a reset.

P1030335.JPG

P1030336.JPG

P1030339.JPG

P1030340.JPG

P1030341.JPG

P1030345.JPG

P1030358.JPG

HDD Health.PNG

Price and currency: £200
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: PPG or BT
Location: Broadstairs, Kent.
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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  • Name and address including postcode
  • Valid e-mail address

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Eye Control for Windows 10, inclusive tech design for all and more options for getting a new Surface device – Weekend Reading: Aug. 4 edition – The Official Microsoft Blog

“Anyone can drive change every day. Everyone can make an impact.” Who said it? The answer is to be found in this edition of Weekend Reading, along with news about the addition to Windows 10 of an eye tracker that will enable people to operate an on-screen mouse, keyboard and text-to-speech experience using only their eyes; the importance of inclusive design in technology; and expanded purchase options for Surface devices.

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Windows 10 will include built-in eye tracking support and an experience called Eye Control that empowers people with disabilities to use a compatible eye tracker to operate an on-screen mouse, keyboard and text-to-speech experience in Windows 10 using only their eyes. “Having Eye Control in Windows 10 continues to bridge the gap between widely used technology and people with disabilities. It’s simply liberating,” says former NFL athlete Steve Gleason, who was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s).

Three years ago, Gleason challenged Microsoft to help him during the company’s inaugural One Week Hackathon. ALS has robbed him of his ability to speak, move so much as a finger or breathe without a respirator. During the hackathon, employees who made up the Ability Eye Gaze team developed the Eye Gaze Wheelchair, which allowed Gleason to drive his wheelchair using only the movement of his eyes as he looked at controls on his Surface device. The project was received so enthusiastically by employees and the ALS community that a new Microsoft Research team was created to understand the potential of eye-tracking technology.

Eye Control creates options and is inclusive, something that is vital to good technology design, even with items like the OXO Good Grips fruit and vegetable peeler. Millions of them have been sold, but the peeler was inspired by one person. One person who wanted his wife, who had arthritis, to be able to cut and peel fruit just like everyone else. Inclusive design, design that benefits everyone, is the topic of the latest .future podcast which looks at how inclusive design is making technology work better for everyone. It features Jenny Lay-Flurrie and Sean Marihugh from Microsoft, as well as Angela Glover Blackwell, the founder and CEO of PolicyLink, and Dan Hermosa, a design consultant and professor.

Woman sitting on bed using Surface with cup of coffee in one hand

In time for back to school, and for anyone looking to get a Surface, the Surface Plus and Surface Plus Business programs were announced this week. Both programs offer flexible financing options designed to help more people and businesses take advantage of the power a Surface Laptop, Surface Pro, Surface Book or Surface Studio for a low monthly payment and zero percent interest. Surface Plus also offers customers the opportunity to upgrade their devices after 18 months for no additional cost. Also with the classroom in mind, Microsoft announced new deals on the Surface Pro 4 and select devices from ASUS, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Samsung, Toshiba and more.

Back to School LIVE promo for Facebook starting Aug. 16, 2017

Teachers getting ready to head back to the classroom may want to do some fun learning to prepare. Microsoft is holding its first “Back to School LIVE” series, starting Aug. 15 with a global #MSFTEduChat TweetMeet at both 10 a.m. PT and 4 p.m. PT. Then, on Aug. 16, “Back to School LIVE” starts a day-long series of Facebook live videos, from 11 a.m. PT until 5 p.m. PT, on the Microsoft Education Facebook page. Teachers will find out how to collaborate seamlessly on projects, learn to code and let creativity loose from the very first day of school.

GIF of how Send Money works on Skype with PayPal

You can now transfer money to friends and family using PayPal on Skype with the new Send Money feature that began rolling out Wednesday. When you’re using the Skype mobile app on your phone, swipe right, tap Send Money and use PayPal to get the money on its way. The feature is available in 22 countries and includes options for currency exchange.

WE co-founder Craig Kielburger shown in a Skype conversation
WE co-founder Craig Kielburger participating in the Microsoft Design Experience through Skype for Business. (Photo by Devon Young)

More than 20 years ago, inspired by a news story on child slavery, a family of organizations known as WE was started by Craig Kielburger and his older brother Marc. Since then, WE has grown into a global movement that brings young people together to change the world. We met Kielburger this week, and learned about the work his organizations do. WE’s ongoing steps to modernize include using cloud services such as Microsoft Azure and Office 365 (donated by Microsoft Philanthropies through its free and discounted offerings for nonprofits), Microsoft Dynamics and Power BI. “WE makes doing good doable,” says Kielburger. And, he says: “Anyone can drive change every day. Everyone can make an impact.” (Ding-ding-ding! If you’ve followed along from the start of Weekend Reading, give yourself props for reading comprehension!)

Three Xbox controllers available in August 2017

Gamers have more choices in accessories with three new Xbox wireless controllers, a new smaller Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows 10 and two new controller bundles announced this week. The wireless controller designs include Green/Grey, Patrol Tech Special Edition and Volcano Shadow Special Edition. Each controller pairs seamlessly with any Xbox One, including the newest member of the Xbox family, Xbox One X. For PC gamers, the new Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows 10 is half the size of the previous Wireless Adapter design, taking up less space around USB ports.

Musician Alison Wonderland
Alison Wonderland

This week on the Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn pages, we featured Alison Wonderland, a rising star, DJ and producer on the electronic music scene. Together, we developed a custom Surface-powered tour kit that can be controlled from the stage, allowing her to connect deeper with her audience by taking the live visual experience to the next level. The compact set-up works with Kinect in real time to tailor visuals to any venue and insert her human element and distinct style into each performance.

That’s it for this edition of Weekend Reading. We’ll see you back here next week!

Suzanne Choney
Microsoft News Center Staff

Tags: accessibility, education, Eye Control, Games, inclusiveness, Kinect, PayPal, PC, skype, Surface, teachers, Windows 10, WR, XBOX, Xbox One X

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Hacking voting machines takes center stage at DEFCON

LAS VEGAS — “Anyone who says they’re un-hackable is either a fool or a liar.”

Jake Braun, CEO of Cambridge Global Advisors and one of the main organizers of the DEFCON Voting Village, said the U.S. election industry has an attitude similar to what had been seen with the air and space industry and financial sectors. Companies in those sectors, Braun said, would often say they were un-hackable their machines didn’t touch the internet and their databases were air-gapped —  until they were attacked by nation-states with unlimited resources and organized cybercrime syndicates and they realized they were “sitting ducks.”

The fear of threat actors hacking voting machines and tampering with election results has been stoked in the wake of the 2016 U.S. presidential election and growing questions about Russia interference. That false sense of security that governments may have had about election infrastructure received yet another blow at this year’s DEFCON, where attendees gathered in the conference’s Voting Village to successfully penetrate different types of e-voting machines.

“This idea that’s being perpetuated in the elections industry, whether it be government or vendors, that these are un-hackable machines because they don’t touch the internet or voter registration databases that are un-hackable because they’re air-gapped is just ridiculous. If you said something like that here, you’d be laughed at,” Braun told SearchSecurity in an interview at DEFCON. “The sin isn’t the fact that some secretary of state or clerk gets hacked or some vendor’s machine gets hacked. The sin is not asking for help and saying that you’re un-hackable, both of which things are ridiculous.”

DEFCON hacking voting machines

Braun said that everyone at DEFCON assumed hacking the voting machines would be successful from the start. Ultimately, Braun said the participants were able to get into two systems an hour and a half after starting, and it has since been reported that all of the machines at DEFCON were hacked in less than two and a half days “without inside or domain-specific knowledge.”

“The guys in here literally have the database of a poll book — they’ve already accessed it — and they’re able to go in and say people have already voted, so that if you showed up to your precinct it would say you already voted so you couldn’t vote,” Braun said. “They were able to uncheck people as voting, which would enable people to vote multiple times. They were one of the ones who got in within the first hour and forty minutes.”

Hackers were also able to pull off some more unconventional tricks, such as analyzing unintentional radio signals created by the cables connecting a voting machine to a printer, as well as installing Windows Media Player on the AVSWinVote system in order to “Rick-roll” DEFCON attendees by playing Rick Astley’s 1980s pop song “Never Gonna Give You Up.”

If we don’t improve the security of our voting systems, we’re basically handing the keys to the backdoor of our democracy over to the Russians and whoever else wants to mess with us.
Jake BraunCEO, Cambridge Global Advisors

Even pulling together the Voting Village proved an impressive feat as Braun said he called Jeff Moss, founder of DEFCON, in February or March 2017 to suggest hacking voting machines. Braun got the go-ahead in April to create the Voting Village where attendees from around the world would be given a chance at hacking voting machines.

“So, all of this came together in about two and a half months. We’ve got about two dozen machines, a couple poll books, and we got an elections clerk to give us the specs of their network and we built it on a virtual cyber range in there,” Braun said. “So, we’ve got guys and gals who are able to sit there and attack and defend a clerk’s network, including voter registration databases and all that stuff.”

All of the machines used in this year’s DEFCON Voting Village were purchased second-hand, but Braun is optimistic the companies that make official voting equipment will donate systems in future years. Braun said the Voting Village has already been slated as a permanent fixture at DEFCON.

Responding to election hacking

Candice Hoke, law professor and co-director of the Center for Cybersecurity and Privacy Protection, said in a DEFCON talk the laws surrounding investigations of potential election hacking were troublesome.

“In some states, you need evidence of election hacking in order to begin an investigation … This is an invitation to hackers,” Hoke said. “We all know in the security world that you can’t run a secure system if no one is looking.”

Barbara Simons, former president of the Association for Computing Machinery and current board chair for Verified Voting, said the push towards paperless ballots has made it very difficult or impossible for election officials to perform recounts if it suspected there was hacking of voting machines.

“We need to get paper ballots everywhere, but we also need get people to look at them because those paper ballots, by-and-large, are being counted by computers in optical scans, and those computers are computers,” Simons said. “We need to get laws passed, or requirements, that after every election, before the votes are certified a manual random post-election ballot audit is conducted as a check against the computers and the scanners.”

Simons said there were currently 14 states that have electronic-only voting, meaning there is no way to perform a proper recount and many states have retrofitted electronic voting machines with paper copies printed on thermal rolls, which are typically seen in supermarket receipt printers.

“Those retrofits are really bad designs. Most people don’t look at them. They can be very hard to read because the font can be very small. It can be designed to print out everything a voter does with no summary page, making it difficult to see who someone voted for. And they’re hard to recount because it’s a continuous roll,” Simons said. “If you want to count something, the easiest way to do it — like you do with money or cards — is you sort it into piles and count each pile. But if it’s a continuous roll, you can’t do that.”

Improving election security

Awareness of election security issues has been on the rise, according to Braun. Outside of the voting machine hacks at DEFCON, the words of General Doug Lute, former U.S. Ambassador to NATO, who spoke at the conference, the various local election officials at DEFCON and former U.S. intelligence chief James Clapper, should help push awareness even more. 

Braun said a common argument from election officials is there is a need for physical access when hacking voting machines, but he noted that a motivated nation-state with enough intelligence operatives could gain that access relatively easily.

“The fact that they can drive around — they only have to go to a handful of counties around the country — the machines are kept in warehouses with padlocks, essentially,” Braun said.

Braun said there is a need to fundamentally rethink how people are trying to solve this problem. He said that for the last decade or so the focus has been on the approximately 3,000 county clerks and the 50 secretaries of state urging better security, upgrades and audits.

“But the thing is: A) you’re not going to get to all of those people and B) actually about 20 percent of them change every year because they’re elected or appointed, so you have high levels of turnover. So it’s literally an unsolvable problem if you approach it that way,” Braun said. “Instead what needs to happen is governors need to take ownership of this.”

Braun said state governors were perfectly placed to organize the county clerks and secretaries of state and implement better election security procedures as well as to petition the federal government for more funding and resources to put towards new systems, upgrades and risk limiting audits.

“I think the only way that the governors take ownership of this and work together with Homeland Security is if the national security elite in this country — leaders in the intelligence community, military, foreign policy — say what is true, which is that this is a direct existential threat to the United States from a foreign adversary,” Braun said. “And if we don’t improve the security of our voting systems, we’re basically handing the keys to the backdoor of our democracy over to the Russians and whoever else wants to mess with us.”

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