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With just over three weeks to go before Microsoft releases its [url=http://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-store-offers-50.gift-card-with-select-new-pcs-to-help-ditch-windows-xp]last software updates for Windows XP to the general public[/url], a new report claims that 10 percent of the PCs used by the U.S. government will still be running the 12 year old OS when that April 8th support deadline is reached. The Washington Post reports that even at 10 percent, that still means [url=http://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-store-offers-50.gift-card-with-select-new-pcs-to-help-ditch-windows-xp]hundreds of thousands of government PCs will be using XP[/url]. That includes computers that are connected to classified military and diplomatic networks. Even though Microsoft has been issuing warnings about the end of XP support for years, it appears that at least some members of the government felt that the company should have extended its deadline. The story quotes an unnamed U.S. State Depart
[b]As size of storage drives shrink, capacity increases - dramatically. Here is a look at how data storage it has changed over the last six decades.[/b] [b] [/b] [b][url=http://www.pcworld.co.nz/slideshow/540621/pictures_data_storage_--_then_now/?utm_medium=rss&utm_source=taxonomyfeed]Slide show and a trip down memory lane.[/url][/b]
Yes, it's a monster movie plot but you need to make sure that your sympathies are with the monster. Mozilla is riding high and creating lots of nice open source software, but its position is far from secure. It hangs by a thread and we should be worried. Recently the computer press has been full of the rumor that Mozilla might sell advertising on the Firefox new tabs page which is shown to new users. The shock horror that greeted the news was as if a great betrayal was about to happen. Admittedly there is an irony as previously Mozilla made itself very unpopular with the advertising community by making "do not track" the default setting. In fact elements within Mozilla have been very vigorous in attacking the ad industry's use of the Internet. Yet the real irony is that most of Mozilla's money is ultimately derived from advertising anyway. [b]Yes. that's right. Mozilla and Firefox have been serving you more ads than you could possibly imagine for the last few years.[/b] Whe
[b]'Shame on you!' screams one developer as race-condition bug discovered[/b] Google has squashed a bug in its public cloud that threatened to accidentally delete users' virtual disks – an error so serious that one security researcher termed it potentially "catastrophic". The web king today admitted that one of its server migration commands could have "erroneously and permanently" deleted [url=https://cloud.google.com/developers/articles/overview-of-google-compute-engine-for-cloud-developers]persistent disks[/url] attached to virtual instances; the admission was sent out in an email from the Google Compute Engine Team to users of the service on Friday. Coincidentally, Google only just [url=http://googlecloudplatform.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/improvements-for-managing-persistent-disks.html]updated its persistent disk feature[/url] on Tuesday. [u]Today's [url=https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/gce-discussion/baeK1Oe2_zU]email[/url] read:[/u] [b]We discovered a se
[b]Forget machine parts and iPhone cases, the Dutch are thinking much bigger by using a 20-foot-tall 3D printer to create whole rooms that can be assembled into unique, customized houses.[/b] Till now, 3D printing has been used to create relatively small items -- everything from iPhone cases to prosthetic fingers to aircraft parts and alien shoes. But none of those projects are a match for the full-size house Dutch architects have begun building in Amsterdam using a 20-foot-tall 3D printer. The project, known simply as the "[url=http://3dprintcanalhouse.com/]3D Print Canal House[/url]," uses a super-sized version of the popular in-home 3D printer made by Ultimaker. Dutch architectural firm Dus commissioned the machine when it decided to take the scale-model rooms it was already 3D-printing and turn them into the real thing. "We bought a container from the Internet and we transformed it into one of the biggest printers on this planet," said Dus co-founder Hans Vermeule in a video (be
A robot has broken the world record for the fastest solving of a Rubik's Cube. Cubestormer 3, designed by David Gilday and Mike Dobson, recorded a time of 3.253 seconds at Birmingham's NEC. The previous record of 5.27 seconds was set by the same design team three years ago. Craig Glenday, editor in chief of Guinness World Records, was at the NEC to verify the claim as well as two other records set by Mr Gilday at the Big Bang Science and engineering fair. The robot uses a mobile phone to take pictures of the Rubik's Cube and then works out the quickest way to solve it, using four robotic hands. 'Bit of fun' The robot is powered by an ARM processor. Mr Gilday, a principal engineer at ARM, and Mr Dobson took 18 months to design and build the robot in their spare time. Mr Gilday said the attempt was "a bit of fun". "Our real focus is to demonstrate what can be achieved with readily available technology to inspire young minds into taking a greater interest in science, technology, engineeri
I have myself a few personal and business email accounts which I actively use and manage and hence I always prefer an email client over browser email for email management, unless I had to use some feature provided by email giants like gmail on browser. Anyways I had tried Outlook, Thunderbirs, Live Mail, Post box express.. till I came across Mailbird [url=http://www.getmailbird.com/]http://www.getmailbird.com/[/url] Wow! I fell in love instantly. So sleek, elegant, fast. They are new in the field and they are serious about their product, updating features so much like daily. Still in beta and I have been with Mailbird since beginning and they have changed from a simple third party Gmail client to multi account management app, with its own apps (Evernote, Dropbox, Calender, Contacts, etc). The best feature is its light uncluttered , no ad interface, so easy to the eyes. Almost everything can be controlled with easy Keyboard shortcuts. Composing and attachment is a
Developers at Mozilla have spent the last few years getting the Firefox web browser ready to run on Windows 8 computers with Microsoft’s new Metro-style, touch-friendly user interface. A [url=http://liliputing.com/2014/02/mozilla-releases-firefox-windows-8-touch-beta.html]beta was released[/url] just over a month ago. But now [url=https://blog.mozilla.org/futurereleases/2014/03/14/metro/]Mozilla is pulling the plug.[/url] It’s not that the browser didn’t work well on Windows tablets… it’s just that almost nobody was actually using the thing. According to Mozilla millions of people are running pre-release builds of the desktop version of Firefox every day. Meanwhile the team has never seen more than 1000 people actively using a pre-release build of Firefox for Windows 8 Metro. The team had to make a choice between continuing to develop a product that few people had shown interest in, and re-allocating resources to other projects where they could be put to better use. It kind of seems
[b]THE POOR[/b] Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is tired of asking Google to take down individual incidents of alleged copyright infringement and wants an end to banhammer Groundhog Day. The RIAA has taken a view opposing that of Google's senior copyright policy counsel Katherine Oyama's in her testimony before the US House of Representatives Intellectual Property Subcommittee of the Judiciary Committee this week. Oyama had testified that perhaps takedowns are not the best system, adding that it is also open to abuse. She said that Google deals with as many takedowns in a week in 2014 as it was doing in the whole of 2010. "The best way to battle piracy is with better, more convenient, legitimate alternatives to piracy, as services ranging from Netflix to Spotify to iTunes have demonstrated," she said. "The right combination of price, convenience, and inventory will do far more to reduce piracy than enforcement can." The RIAA made its own statements to the subcommi
Despite numerous attempts of copyright holders to shut it down, The Pirate Bay lives on, and a fairly recent study shows that the torrent website is keeping up with the times. Researchers have found that, over the past years, the website has been expanding.[b] [/b] The study has found that the [url=http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/articleDetails.jsp?reload=true&arnumber=6678931]number of high-definition video torrents[/url] hosted on The Pirate Bay has increased by over 500% during the study period between 2009 and 2012. In fact, the percentage of HD downloads has reached almost 10%,[url=http://torrentfreak.com/pirate-bay-sees-surge-high-definition-downloads-140313/]TorrentFreak[/url] reports. Researchers from the Institut Mines-Télécom in Paris and the Universidad Carlos III in Madrid have also determined that the median file size of torrents has doubled, reaching 458 Mb in 2012. Furthermore, experts have found that close to half of all torrents are for video conten
I personally use Windows 8 Manager by Yamicsoft and it does my job usually. It has many tools to manage startup, registry, network, uninstaller, metro app manager, UI tweaks, hosts editor, drives manager etc Do you use it or/and have an alternate opinion?
[quote][b]Michael Franco[/b] wrote: [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/8846iC0B1E6798EB2A9FF.png[/img] According to the manufacturers, the Diamond Armor suit is the world's most expensive men's dress suit. But it doesn't get really dirty, so there's that. Sartorially, Bruce Wayne certainly had the life. When he wasn't on the job, he got to wear million-dollar suits, thousand-dollar watches, and ties that cost more than a few hundred bucks. When he switched into Batman mode, he got to flaunt a slick cape, body armor that made him look ripped, and one hell of a belt. (By the way, I'm talking here of the movie reboots, not so much the Adam West days.) Now, a Zurich-based company known as [url=http://www.suitart.com/en]Suitart[/url] has developed a men's suit that combines a whole lot of Wayne style with an ample dose of "kapow!" It's called "[url=http://diamondarmor.suitart.com/]Diamond Armor[/url]," and for good reason: the suit fabric
[quote][b] Rich Edmonds [/b]wrote: Flappy Bird is a rather special mobile game, illustrating what can happen when a seemingly unimaginative concept goes viral and the developer subsequently wishes to remove oneself from the spotlight. The game has also split communities in two with many wanting the name to simply remain dead, but that hasn't halted numerous developers across all platforms from attempting to ride on the success that is Flappy Bird. Now the creator of Flappy Bird has said in an interview we could well see the game again. [/quote] Read[url=http://www.wpcentral.com/flappy-bird-creator-considering-revival-popular-game] here[/url].
[b]Fear of fine trumps fear of breach for banks[/b] Tens of thousands of ATMs will be running Windows XP long after Microsoft’s deadline to abandon the operating system ahead of a potential hacker storm. Just a third of the UK’s 60,000 ATMs will be upgraded from Windows XP before the end of this year, according to the biggest supplier of those machines - NCR. But it will be 8 April when Microsoft actually stops releasing security patches for Windows XP and when systems still running the OS will be open to hackers writing new malware and devising fresh attacks. NCR – which supplies 60 per cent of the UK’s cash points – believes 95 per cent of Britain’s ATMs are today still running Windows XP with less than a month to go. NCR told The Reg it has been working with Microsoft for nearly three years through workshops and sales camps to persuade banks to upgrade their ATMs. NCR is selling a version of its ATM software that runs on Windows 7. But the banks are dragging their feet becaus
Sir Tim Berners-Lee has called for a 'Magna Carta' for the world wide web to protect its users across the globe. The creator of the web also believes controls need to be put into place to ensure it remains independent and equally accessible to all. Sir Tim's comments come on what is the 25th anniversary of his first draft of the first proposal for what would become the world wide web. [url=http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2014/03/12/sir-tim-berners-lee-calls-for-magna-carta-bill-of-rights-for-world-wide-web/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+nakedsecurity+%28Naked+Security+-+Sophos%29]Full Article[/url]
[i]“Antivirus is dead!” [/i]has been the marketing cry of vendors wishing to displace antivirus (AV) technology with their “superior” comprehensive products. It’s true, purely signature-based AV scanners are extinct; however, AV is constantly evolving. The future can be predicted through knowledge of the past. This first brief in a two-part series on AV studies its evolution from the Brain virus to the Flame worm, from single threat remediation to modern day suites of technologies that contain industry-developed technology and protection mechanisms adopted from other security sectors. [url=https://www.nsslabs.com/system/files/public-report/files/From%20Brain%20to%20Flame%20-%20Myths%2C%20Facts%2C%20and%20the%20Future.pdf]Full Article[/url] "It’s true, purely signature-based AV scanners are extinct" The future behind the Webroot technologies!
A veritable mine in Washington state is pumping out an estimated $8 million in Bitcoins per month. Local TV news station KOMO News was given a peek at what the people behind it are calling "the largest mine in North America and most of the rest of the world." Built across two warehouses, the racks of constantly running mining rigs combine to provide a petahash of processing power, at the expense of 1.4 megawatts of electricity, devoted to solving the increasingly complex algorithm that generates Bitcoins. The result is monthly earnings of $8 million in Bitcoin per month, according to the report. Although the location of the warehouse was kept private, it was key to maximizing profits for the mining rig. The area where the facility was built was chosen for its access to cheap and reliable electricity, according to the report. [url=http://www.networkworld.com/community/blog/massive-bitcoin-mining-rig-earns-8-million-month?hpg1=bn]Full Article and Video[/url]
Sony helped to launch the Blu-ray disc player and format in 2006, which quickly defeated the rival HD-DVD to become the true successor to DVD. Now Sony has announced the next generation disc format, at least from a storage standpoint, with today's reveal of Archival Disc. Sony and its partner Panasonic first announced their plans to create [url=http://www.neowin.net/news/sony-and-panasonic-partnering-to-create-next-gen-optical-disk-300gb-dvds-inbound]a next-gen disc format in July 2013[/url], Today's press release not only gives a formal name to the format for the first time but also offers up a roadmap for future disc support. Unlike DVD or Blu-ray, which are both designed primarily as formats for video and games, Archival Disc has been developed to create a long term storage system. Sony states: [quote]"Optical discs have excellent properties to protect themselves against the environment, such as dust-resistance and water-resistance, and can also withstand changes i
Mobile users are just getting around to upgrading their handsets to take advantage of 4G networks, but this simply is not fast enough. UK Prime Minister, David Cameron, spoke at CeBIT announcing that the country will join forces with Germany to develop the successor to 4G -- the uninspiringly-named 5G. The PM announced a deal with Germany which will help to push forward with the development of a mobile broadband network that will offer download speeds up to 1,000 times those currently available on 4G. To put this kind of speed in perspective, as the Prime Minister explained, an 800MB movie (or any other type of file for that matter) could be download in a single second. One second. For the best part of a gig of data. On a mobile device. Who is going to say no to that? Ultimately, the adoption rate will be determined by the costs involved -- mobile tariffs, suitable handsets, data charges, and coverage -- but before any of this becomes an issue, 5G needs to be, well, invented really. &n
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