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Jan 16th 2017

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SpaceX rapid disassembly; Interracial emoji
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Microsoft says the Windows 10 anniversary update protects you from exploits even before they get patched. Thanks to exploit mitigation controls, Microsoft's security researchers say systems running Windows 10 anniversary update are more secure against future attacks.

In other Windows news, Joshua Burge from Emojipedia says the newest Windows 10 Insiders build adds emoji for interracial couples, making it the first major platform to do so.

Google is using machine learning to make it easier to store high res images using less data, but only if you use Google +. A new technology called RAISR, which stands for Rapid and Accurate Image Super-Resolution can reduce data costs up to 75 percent per image.

Jay Y. Lee, the acting head of Samsung, could face formal corruption charges. South Korean officials accuse Lee of bribery, embezzlement, and perjury. Lee is the son of Lee Kun-hee, who is the official head of Samsung and is currently incapacitated. Court will convene Wednesday.

Jimmy Iovine confirms rumors that Apple plans to get into the original TV content arena. Iovene says the new content does not have to be music or about music. They're going to do whatever hits pop culture smack on the nose.

Elon Musk's SpaceX is back in flight. Over the weekend the company launched a Falcon 9 into space to release ten Iridium communication satellites into earth's orbit. This is the first SpaceX flight since the rocket exploded on the launchpad last September.

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