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Chinese users blast Microsoft’s assertive Windows 10 upgrade op

May 28, 2016 / no comments, on Uncategorized

Chinese users have complained about Microsoft’s latest aggressive move to get them to adopt Windows 10, according to the news service backed by the country’s Communist government. “IT giant Microsoft is under fire in China as the company pushes users to upgrade their operating systems to Windows 10,” said China Daily, an English-language newspaper in […]

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Makani energy kite is a smarter wind turbine

May 27, 2016 / no comments, on Uncategorized

Makani’s energy kite is an airborne wind turbine that aims to generate more energy using less materials.

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Skype 7.0 for Android rolls out a tablet-friendly redesign

May 27, 2016 / no comments, on Uncategorized

Skype has a tablet-friendly refresh coming your way. With version 7.0, the app more fully embraces Google’s Material Design language by adding in a floating action button for quick access to new messages, voice, and video calls. There’s also finally a multi-pane view when you use the app in landscape mode so you’re able to […]

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Windows 10 books big growth spurt

May 27, 2016 / no comments, on Uncategorized

Windows 10 in the last two weeks has posted its largest growth spurt since August 2015, according to data from an Irish analytics vendor. StatCounter, which measures usage share — a proxy for activity, but not necessarily representative of the number of devices running Windows 10 — portrayed a large and extended string of week-over-week […]

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8 ways to handle Web pages iOS users need to know

May 27, 2016 / no comments, on Uncategorized

These days most of us are becoming much more selective about using bookmarks or assigning favorite status to Web pages, as we strive to keep those collections under control. We need other ways to manage the Websites that we find and that’s where these alternatives may make a difference. [Also read: How to free up […]

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What is MAREA? Only an epic shift that changes everything

May 27, 2016 / no comments, on Uncategorized

Microsoft and Facebook partner to lay MAREA, the fastest-yet trans-Atlantic cable. This is HUGE news — not because of the cable itself, but because of how it’ll be operated. Here’s why… You see, undersea cables stretching thousands of miles are expensive beasts, so they’re usually owned by telcos, who parcel out access to their customers. […]

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Crowdfunding tech can serve backers poorly, even when the thing gets made

May 27, 2016 / no comments, on Uncategorized

Crowdfunding has always been risky, but several recent high-profile failures, delays, and significant shifts—including the CST-01 smartwatch, the Zano palm-sized drone, the Coolest Cooler, and the Glowforge laser cutter—reveal how fragile manufacturing-backed campaigns really are. If your interest in a project isn’t so much “I want this thing to exist in the world” as it […]

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The Full Nerd Episode 1: GeForce GTX 1070 and Intel’s Skull Canyon NUC

May 27, 2016 / no comments, on Uncategorized

This week Gordon Mah Ung, Brad Chacos, and Alaina Yee poke Intel’s new “game-ready” Skull Canyon NUC and ponder GeForce GTX 1070 vs. GTX 1080.

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PCWorld Show Episode 18: Microsoft trickery, WinPhone woes, and Twitter upgrades

May 27, 2016 / no comments, on Uncategorized

Jon, Brad and Gordon rage about Microsoft’s decision to trick people into upgrading to Windows 10, Twitter tries to make its service usable and Windows Phone dies a little more.

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Juniper’s new switches add to its cloud-focused lineup

May 27, 2016 / no comments, on Uncategorized

Juniper Networks’ Unite architecture is living up to its name, bringing more enterprise network gear into its system for simplified management and scaling. The latest additions to the lineup are entry-level and midrange access switches that also include other features for ease of use. Unite, introduced last year for the EX9200 core switches and other […]

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