London police are testing a system which would let them know who is likely to commit a crime before they’ve actually done it. However, it’s not quite as Minority Report as it sounds, as the predictive tech is aimed at gang members.
Last week, Microsoft released the latest build of Windows 10, build 9860, which has allowed us to get a look at more of the new features that are coming to the platform like native support for MKV files. Another feature that is coming is a new package management framework called OneGet.
At the end of this month, Microsoft will pull the plug on the sales of Windows 7 licenses to OEMs for most versions of the OS. What this means is that vendors, such as HP and Dell, can no longer buy the licence keys from Microsoft for the OS, but they will still be able to sell through their existing stock. So, on November 1st, Windows 7 machines wont disappear completely but they will quickly become much harder to find.
Microsoft is in full development mode for Windows 10, and one item that is likely on the minds of many are the new security features coming with the platform. Seeing that data breaches, identity theft, and malware are real and consistent threats, Windows 10 needs to be built to project against threats of today and tomorrow too.
British Justice Secretary Chris Grayling stated his intentions today to raise the criminal penalty for cyber trolling in the UK up to a maximum two year sentence, in an attempt to halt the spread of online abuse happening on social media and other sites.
Apple is unveiling new, or rather upgraded products, left and right today at their big October event. Besides the new iPad Mini 3 and the iPad Air, Apple has also finally unveiled the long-awaited iMac with a “Retina 5K display”.
Wireless routers have come a long way in the last few years when it comes to transmission speeds and service range. The coming 802.11ac standard was poised to replace the solid but soon-to-be-dated 802.11n over the next year. 802.11ac promised to bring faster speeds and longer transmission range capabilities, but even the new 802.11ac wireless standard is no match for what Samsung has up its sleeve for 2015.
Microsoft opened up a new ’Insiders’ program with the release of Windows 10 technical preview and the company has said today that over 1 million users have signed up for the program. That’s quite a few folks who want to try out the latest offering from Microsoft and will help shape the upcoming OS.
A few years back, Microsoft took an ambitious step to build a version of Windows that would run on ARM-based processors. At the time, this was a huge move, as many expected this new operating system, called Windows RT, to challenge the standard that Intel and AMD were the only vendors who could produce laptop-class processors. With several well known ARM vendors such as NVIDIA and Qualcomm producing the chips, there was hope that ARM-based devices would rival those made by Intel and AMD at the low end of the market.
Microsoft has announced today that they are releasing a new version of Skype for both Windows and OS X. For those of you on Windows, there is a new preview version out; and on OS X, they are releasing 7.0.
With the introduction of Windows 10, Microsoft is making some fundamental changes to how its software functions. Beyond bringing back the Start menu, Microsoft will also be making some significant changes to the way the Windows Store works.
Most people reading this probably already know that the internet, and most devices connected to it, are inherently unsecure. Any computer, any server, any device can be eventually broken into, destroyed, or repurposed for nefarious purposes, oftentimes without the owner’s knowledge. And the trusty USB memory stick is no exception.
As promised, Microsoft has released the Windows 10 Technical Preview and you can download it now by hitting the source link at the bottom of this post.
The OS, which is designed to give you a small flavor of what will be included in the final release of Windows 10, is still an early build. The build number for this release of the OS is 9841 and we know for a fact that later builds are currently floating around inside the walls of Microsoft.
We have been hearing for some time that Windows 9 could be free, and thanks to a Microsoft official in Indonesia, the rumors are looking like they will be true. The information is said to come from Andreas Diantoro, who, according to his LinkedIn profile, is the president of Microsoft Indonesia.
Phones 4u, one of the UK’s largest independent device retailers, collapsed into administration earlier this month, resulting in the immediate closure of its 550 stores across the country, as well as its website. The move came after two of the UK’s largest networks – EE and Vodafone – withdrew their sales support from the chain, making it impossible for it to continue operations with so few major carriers still on board.
Security researchers have discovered a very serious vulnerability in Bash, the popular shell used in various Linux and Unix based operating systems.
Exploiting this vulnerability, termed as “Shellshock”, hackers can take control of any device running on operating systems that make use of Bash for command line operations.
First, there was ‘Antennagate’, as iPhone 4 users found a noticeable drop in signal strength when touching the lower-left corner of their handset, leading Apple to tell its customers that they were holding the device the wrong way. Then came ‘Scuffgate’, as iPhone 5 users complained that it was all too easy to scratch that device’s aluminium bodywork.
Nvidia is releasing new graphics drivers to complement the new 900-series graphics cards the company revealed this morning. One notable new feature coming with the driver update will be the ability to “down-sample” images, such as 4K, down to displays that cannot exceed 1080p. Nvidia calls this new feature Dynamic Super Resolution (DSR) and it’s considered to be a superior method in some cases for offering crisp images without using GPU-instensive smoothing methods such as anti-aliasing to improve the image(s) on screen.
Based on the same Kepler architecture as the GeForce 600 GPUs before it, the 700 series debuted with the 2688-CUDA core GTX Titan February last year, followed by the GTX 770 and GTX 780 a few months later and then the single-GPU flagship GeForce GTX 780 Ti in November.