Microsoft s aggressive efforts to move consumers and businesses to Windows 10 have now stretched to issuing warnings to those persisting with Windows 7.According to the firm s German arm, Windows 7 is no longer able to meet modern technology requirements and high security standards.Markus Nitschke, head of Windows at Microsoft Germany, said the legacy OS will pose a risk to those who don t navigate towards an upgrade in good time.Explaining Microsoft s decision to discontinue support for Windows 10 by 2020, Nitschke said via Geekwire : Today, Windows 7 does not meet the requirements of modern technology, nor the high security requirements of IT departments."Related: 13 common Windows 10 problemsNitschke said the OS is based-upon long-outdated security architectures, and claimed those still using Windows 7 in three years are faced with enormous dangers."
Google announced that the new version of the Google Android search app will work better for you when you are in a poor internet connection area.Now, if you do a search using the app and your internet connection drops, Google will keep trying until the internet connection returns.Then, Google will show you a notification that the app was able to find the search results for your query.When you first do the query, you will get a notification that your device is offline but Google will let you know when it comes back online.When it does come back online, a new notification will tell you that your search results are ready for viewing.You click on that notification and the search results load.
Rovio Entertainment, the Finnish company behind the popular mobile game Angry Birds, is opening a new game studio in London to focus on developing new massively multiplayer online games MMOs beyond the Angry Birds universe.Over the next two years, the company said it aims to build a team of over 20 in its London studio - its first one outside Scandinavia.Rovio has four other in-house studios including three in Espoo, Finland, and one in Stockholm, Sweden."Our business is profitably growing and London is the most logical place for us to found a new studio that will complement our overall global mix of internal and external developers," Antti Viitanen, senior vice president of studios at Rovio, said in a statement.The announcement comes after the company has struggled in recent years as profits from the Angry Birds franchise dropped and competition in the global mobile gaming business continues to become increasingly fierce.As its earnings struggled, the company suffered deep job cuts in 2014 and 2015 and sought to diversify its monetisation strategies.
, AGDQ has featured a block where TASBot the Tool-Assisted Speedrun Robot performs literally superhuman feats on classic consoles simply by sending data through the controller ports thousands of times per second.This year's block viewable above started off simply enough, with some show-offy perfect play of and on the new NES Classic hardware a system that TASbot organizer Allan Cecil says is "absolutely horrible" when it comes to automation .After that, TASBot moved on to a few "total control runs," exploiting known glitches in and to insert arbitrary code on the NES.This is —the basics of the tricks vary by game, but they generally involve using buffer overflows to get into memory, then bootstrapping a loader that starts reading and executing a stream of controller inputs as raw assembly level opcodes.The method was taken to ridiculous extremes last year, when with a very specific total control glitch.
Every January, America s biggest consumer electronics expo takes over a large chunk of Las Vegas.The convention center, two or three hotels, the streets, the nightclubs.It s a gadget paradise—or purgatory, depending on your outlook.Funny thing is, CES is largely a B2B show.Companies do big-money deals in private suites to secure manufacturing orders, negotiate exclusive retail shelf space placement, and poach oversees talent.But there s still a giant expo that s just for the consumers.
It looks like Lenovo has launched yet another solid midrange device.The company has taken the wraps off of the P2, offering customers in India some pretty nice specs, different color options, and even a variety of RAM options.Color and RAM aside, one of the nicest things about this device is that it offers a massive 5,100mAh battery, which is an absolutely huge battery and should keep your phone powered for at least two days under normal use.Lenovo, in fact, claims it should last as long as three days, which is a pretty significant amount of time.On top of the large battery, you ll get 24W fast charging, so when that battery does eventually run out of juice, you should be able to charge it up again relatively quickly.The new device also features a 5.5-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display, along with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor.
No compatible source was found for this video.Forget Phones, Blackberry Is Getting Into the Car BusinessI am a skip button.The folks with the clicky keyboards may have fled the hardware business, but the software side of the company lives on.And now it s pushing hard into the car world, because cars are the new smartphones.From sophisticated infotainment systems to the artificial intelligence enabling autonomous driving, vehicles are looking more and more like computers on wheels.
Back in 2012 a group of iPhone owners accused Apple of violating U.S. antitrust law by requiring apps to be sold exclusively at its own App Store, instead of allowing third party sources too.Courts initially sided with Apple s view that there are no bases for a lawsuit because people are technically buying apps from developers, with Apple doing the equivalent of renting them space to sell their goods.Now, a U.S. federal appeals court has ruled that people do indeed have the right to sue Apple over limiting iOS devices to apps from the App Store."Apple's analogy is unconvincing," the ruling says."In the case before us, third-party developers of iPhone apps do not have their own stores."Apple requires iPhone software developers to turn over 30 percent of what they charge for an app, increasing prices and excluding competitors from the iPhone aftermarket of apps according to the plaintiffs.
so Far, all the new owners of Tesla cars Model S and Model X able to charge their vehicles for free at the loading stations in the network of Superchargers.But the days have been numbered since the company in november announced that they have laid on the course.All new owners who buy a car after the 15 January, or get it delivered after 15 april, will now have to pay for to recharge your batteries.Those who already have an older Tesla in the garage are not affected by the change, nor if the car is sold on.Read also: will Tesla's first budgetbil - here is everything you need to know about the Model 3Fully lost the privilege, however.
We now know that the Nintendo Switch officially drops on 3rd March for £280, but if having a new Legend of Zelda game available at launch isn t enough incentive for you to pre-order the shape-shifting console, maybe a game that has you milking the udders of a virtual cow will have you whipping out your credit card.One of the Switch s more original launch titles is actually a compilation of silly mini-games called 1-2-Switch that has players competing against each other in one-on-one multiplayer competitions that include, and we kid you not, a game where you re racing to squeeze more milk out of the udders of a virtual cow.
The Department of Defense has released video of a test of swarming drones conducted in the skies over the US Navy's test range at Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake in California.In the October test, in collaboration with the Naval Air Systems Command, three FA-18 Hornet aircraft dispersed 104 Perdix micro-drones from onboard flare dispensers.The drones then communicated with each other, swarmed, and performed a series of designated "missions"—including finally swarming in a circle around a designated point on the ground.
My advice in surviving winter?Then just stay inside for three months.Then... wait, why can t you do that?Experience it through videos on the Internet.Like this one by ZALUSKart, where bubbles freeze over and over again and reveal wonderful patterns right before they do.
Volkswagen has pleaded guilty to three felony and pay a 4.2 billion dollars, or about 3.9 billion U.s. department of justice the emissions scam investigation.the report, inter alia, to the Financial Times.according to the Newspaper, it is the second biggest environmental crime of mediation in American history immediately after the oil company BP, known to the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster.Volkswagen also appoint and pay for external scrutiny of their activities the monitoring of a three-year period.the car manufacturer has granted attitude that the emission measurement results in distortion of the program, more than 11 million vehicles worldwide.the FBI arrested Sunday VW's regulatory compliance services to the united states in 2014-2015, led by Oliver Schmidt.
2016 is said and done from a gaming perspective, but don t fret - there are enough great titles coming out in 2017 to put your New Year s resolution of getting outside more or spending less on games in some serious jeopardy.That being said, we've gone through and compiled the list of the best games coming next year as well as collected the best ones that have already come out Gravity Rush 2 anyone?The reason for this list is two-fold: First and foremost we want to give you a look ahead at the new year of gorgeous games – powered in large part by powerful hardware like the PS4 Pro and Xbox One S. Then, once we start collecting more games that deserve to be called "the best of 2017" we'll group them together by month for your perusing pleasure.Combined, this list should give you a pretty complete overview of where you should spend your free-time next year.Oh, and in case you missed it, and are interested the best gaming moments of last year, be sure to check out our 2016 Game of the Year Awards.Looking for the best of all-time lists?
But the fact is that it requires huge amounts of energy to keep running the network with all its services, forums and platforms.Data centers worldwide consume power and some of the companies have proven to be better at to make sure that they are made with the environment in mind.In the report, the Clean click they go through the energy consumption of data centers belonging to large internet companies and apptillverkare the world over.Netflix must take responsibility and ensure that they grow with the help of renewable energy instead of fossil fuels, " says Rolf Lindahl, head of climate and energy issues at Greenpeace in Sweden.Where the included ranging from Netflix, to Youtube and Amazon Prime.And one of the big players is the just Netflix, with a third of the shares on the North american market.
With a simple exploit, browsers like Chrome and Safari can be tricked into handing over your credit card information to hackers.And you wouldn t even realise it.Viljami Kuosmanen is a hacker with Futurice and took to Github and Twitter to point out a simple exploit on malicious websites that can rip you off.As he explains, browsers like Chrome and Safari are set to autofill information into text boxes with data like your phone number, address, credit card number, etc.Typically, browsers will determine the type of information the site is asking for, then keep the rest.But, Kuosmanen notes, hackers can obscure certain text boxes—meaning users wouldn t they ve been autofilled.
Enlarge / The new MacBook Pro.Andrew CunninghamBrowser bug or no, Consumer Reports hasn't been the only publication to report disappointing battery life from the new MacBook Pros.We covered some of the reasons why the new laptops' battery life is more usage-dependent than in the previous model and how the GPU and the new Touch Bar could be affecting battery life.It was also reported that Apple originally planned to use a different kind of battery in the MacBook Pros, one that was contoured to the case to maximize its size a la the 12-inch MacBook.Problems forced Apple to use a more conventional battery with less capacity.
According to new data from the Pew Research Center, President Obama is the first president in 36 years to have overseen a decline in theShawn Bushway, an expert in criminal justice and professor at the University at Albany, SUNY, says the decline can be chalked up to a number of factors — some of which Obama may be able to take credit for, others which he himself inherited.
Photo: Ole Gunnar Onsøien / NTB scanpix / TTFacebook will start introducing small reklamsnuttar in their videos.The social giant is also reported to be ready to share on the revenue with the people behind the films, write the Recode.According to sources with visibility reported to Facebook to be ready to go on the same percentage distribution as the Google-owned YouTube has.This means that 55 per cent of the revenue ends up in the hands of the videoskaparna.If the new ads are lifting, they can represent a first opportunity for many video publishers to earn real money from the things they run on Facebook, enter the site.
Microsoft today launched a privacy dashboard that lets you manage and review all the activity data collected about you through its various products and services.The company also detailed privacy improvements coming as part of the Windows 10 Creators Update.The privacy dashboard is web-based, meaning you can access it from anywhere with your Microsoft account by just navigating to account.microsoft.com/privacy.The dashboard lets you see and control your activity data including location, search, browsing, and Cortana Notebook data.Microsoft says this is the first step in expanding the tools that give you visibility and control over your data spanning Microsoft products and services.The company plans to add more functionality and categories of data over time, but wouldn t commit to any specific schedule.As for the upcoming privacy changes to Windows 10, Microsoft is promising a new privacy setup experience, simplified Diagnostic data levels, and a reduction of the data collected at the Basic level.The company plans to introduce these changes in a Windows Insider build coming soon and promises they will be rolled out to everyone with the Windows 10 Creators Update.Windows 10 is a service, meaning it was built in a very different way than its predecessors so it can be regularly updated with not just fixes, but new features too.The next release is the Windows 10 Creators Update, slated for release in early 2017.