Microsoft No Longer Producing Windows 7 Serials for OEMs

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.

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Samsung Hits 4Gb/s with new Wireless Technology

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.

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So what’s happening with Microsoft’s ARM based tablets?

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.

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Unpatched USB Malware in the Wild

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.

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External: Download Windows 10 Technical Preview

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.

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No Refunds or iPhones for Phones4u Customers

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.

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Nvidia’s DSR Feature to bring 4k Looks to 1080p Screens

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.

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