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Welcome to The 848 Update, a need-to-know guide for all that has happened this week in the world of technology. Released every Friday, 848 aims to sum it all up in 500 words or less! Check back every week for more.

First: The Microsoft Announcement

Microsoft unveiled a host of new devices at their announcement event last Tuesday, including a new laptop called SurfaceBook, a new Surface Pro 4, two new Lumia phones titled 950 and 950XL, a new fitness band, and the super-cool HoloLens- which lets you fight killer robots in your own living room. We’re reviewing how you can use the latest gadgets for business, and you can check back next week to take a look.

What we liked: The ‘productivity’ aim of the entire event- Microsoft are really considering what the modern business needs from their devices. Also Panos Panay, that man’s enthusiasm could sell anything!
What we disliked: The prices. Come on Microsoft, give us a break!

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This week at a Cisco conference event, the company revealed it has disabled a distributor of ‘the angler’ ransomware exploit kit, taking about 50% of the threat off the market. The software can be used for either malvertising or ransomware, whereby your computer is encrypted and held for ransom. The bad guys can earn up to $60 mil a year from this- all the better they’ve been struck back. Cisco also revealed they receive up to 81 malware attacks a second on their network, and they’ve got detection time for cyber-attacks down to 48 hours, which is the leading time in the industry. We’ve never been prouder to be cisco partners!
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Weirdest tech story of the week:

You can now buy the best speakers in the world for around $40,000 (around £26,000)
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You haven’t read that wrong- Bang and Olufsen have created a new BeoLab 90 speaker, cashing in at $40,000. It goes on sale November 17th, to mark 90 years since the first radio was produced by the company. Each speaker has 18 drivers and 18 amps, which produce collectively 8,200 watts. It can play sound in ’11 dimensions’, 360 degrees around. Fancy getting one?

That’s all for this week- we’re on hiatus for the next fortnight.
We’d love to hear your thoughts on this!

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