But those 2006-era requirements looked much less steep once Windows 7 rolled out in 2009: it required almost the same system specs, but now 16GB of available disk space instead of 15.This happens to bring the system in line with the 64-bit requirements, which has called for 2GB since Windows 7.These hardware demands are only particularly relevant for system builders; they'll need to meet the new specs for machines that ship with Windows 10 preinstalled.This isn't the only hardware change that comes this summer.However, ARM support remains stubbornly restricted to 32-bit, with no 64-bit support for any of the 64-bit ARM processors.Microsoft representatives said at its Build conference in 2015 that a 64-bit ARM compiler was in development, and the company hinted that it would become available by the end of last year.
And now that the PlayStation 4 is on the market and ditches that crazy PowerPC-based cell processor for x86-based hardware, owners are still itching to run anything they can on it, including games designed for the PC.That said, one PlayStation 4 modder named OsirisX managed to get Valve Software s Steam client up and running on the console by using firmware version 1.76 and a jailbreak, and installing Arch Linux.The individual also compiled and installed both 64-bit and 32-bit patched Radeon libraries provided by homebrew group fail0verflow over on Github so that Linux games could run flawlessly.About two and a half minutes into a video shown above , you ll see OsirisX log into Arch Linux on the PlayStation 4 console.The Steam login via Big Picture Mode appears four minutes into the video, and OsirisX progresses to show that users can access their settings and update the client, jump into their library and manage their titles, and launch Linux-based games on the platform.Anyway, the game seems to run just fine.
When Anniversary Update released this summer raised the minimum requirements for the first time in living memory. Microsoft has not raised the minimum system requirements of Windows since 2009, but now is the time. The big change is that the RAM required for the 32-bit version of Windows 10 will increase from 1GB to 2GB, writes Winbeta as compared to hardware recommendations. Read also: Soon out free Windows 10 - so much it will cost There is of course the few computers that do not live up to that level, but it is the first time in seven years that Microsoft raises the bar. Windows 10 Mobile can handle now displays up to nine inches instead of eight, while the desktop version of the operating system must support small sjutumsskärmar, down from eight. Microsoft is also suitable to increase security by requiring that all new Windows 10 computers sold must have support for TPM 2.0 security protocol from 28 July.
The tiny ARM computer is supported by several Linux distributions and even has a version of Windows 10 IoT core available.Now, it looks like the Pi is about to get official support for one of the most popular operating systems out there: Android.Raspberry Pis, if you're not aware, are cheap, credit card-sized, single board ARM computers with a focus on education and open source software.Pi will still run 32-bit operating systems, but it ll be 50% faster.With officially supported source code, it should be much easier for hackers to get Android up and running on the Pi 3.Android also comes with top-notch touch support and an SDK for any of your custom projects, so will we soon see a hacked version of Android TV on the Pi 3?
https://t.co/bTzQkeyrtF appfail pic.twitter.com/XEMMPWZ3Pk— Forbrukerrådet @Forbrukerradet May 25, 2016Finn Myrstad, digital policy director at the Norwegian Consumer Council, said the current state of terms and conditions for digital services is now borderline ridiculous, adding, Their scope, length, and complexity mean it is virtually impossible to make good and informed decisions.Speaking to BBC Radio, Myrstad said that in some cases when you accept the terms, you could be waiving fundamental consumer rights and privacy rights, adding that sometimes there s even a clause that says the app maker has the right to change the conditions at any time and without notice to the user, making a mockery of the entire system.Asked for an example of a ludicrous condition in a user agreement, Myrstad singled out iTunes.Nestled among its 21,000-word terms-and-conditions document is the promise not to use Apple s music app to produce a weapon of mass destruction.Really, it s there: You also agree that you will not use these products for any purposes prohibited by United States law, including, without limitation, the development, design, manufacture, or production of nuclear, missile, or chemical or biological weapons.While it s not clear how one might go about using iTunes to create a nuclear bomb, it seems Apple just wants you to confirm that even if you can, you won t. So don t get any ideas.
As the Inquirer reports, after the upgrade, the minimum amount of system memory required to run Windows 10 will be 2GB for the 32-bit version of the OS rather than 1GB, meaning it will be the same as it currently is for the 64-bit version.Your 1GB machine could possibly still function with 32-bit Windows 10, but will doubtless struggle a great deal more particularly when multitasking.You can always upgrade your memory of course, which may not be a particularly expensive or difficult prospect for some, although some notebooks or other devices like tablets may prove a lot more problematic to boost up to the required level or indeed impossible in some cases , leaving owners of such hardware in a very uncomfortable position.And probably wishing they didn't upgrade to Windows 10, if they made the move from Windows 7/8.1 earlier this year or last year.Shoring up securityThe Anniversary Update for Windows 10 will likely be unleashed on the one-year anniversary of the release of the OS, which would make sense, and as we reported earlier today, the update will soon be being tested by Windows Insiders.That will only affect vendors producing new PCs, of course, although there will be one exception: TPM will still remain optional for devices running Windows 10 IoT Core like the Raspberry Pi.
Microsoft has backtracked on the recent move it made to push through more Windows 10 upgrades, whereby clicking on the cross icon to close the 'Get Windows 10' pop-up was considered as consent for the OS upgrade.Of course, you'd think that clicking that cross would simply be dismissing the pop-up, not agreeing to a scheduled upgrade which was the case for those with their PCs set to accept recommended updates – with Windows 10 being 'recommended' , so predictably enough this caused quite the PR storm.However, according to a BBC report, Redmond has now changed things based on "customer feedback" read: being shouted at so users now have the chance to cancel the scheduled upgrade.Definite noThat's obviously an improvement to having a surprise upgrade fire up on your PC after dismissing a nag screen, but as others are pointing out, there should be a simple dismissal where you can say no to Windows 10 and never be bothered by the spectre of it again, if you've firmly decided you don't want to upgrade from Windows 7 or 8.1.Sadly, Microsoft seems hell-bent on attempting to cajole as many folks as possible into upgrading to the new OS, somewhat understandably given the failure of Windows 8 before it.There may be very good reasons why people don't want to upgrade, and one of those was revealed yesterday, with the announcement that 32-bit Windows 10 is doubling up the minimum amount of system memory required to 2GB with the release of the Anniversary Update this summer.
When you need to get some music playing quickly nothing quite beats the convenience of streaming it wirelessly.Interestingly, if you're playing files from your phone that are already compressed such as MP3s over Bluetooth, then the reason they're compressed is not because of the file itself.This refresh came in the form of AptX, which is now commonly supported on Android phones and tablets.Feasibly, you might have a bunch of music stored at a higher resolution such as 32-bit/384kHz in which case you'll want to hardwire your phone directly into your player to get the best sound but, for the vast majority of people, AptX is more than capable of letting your existing music collection sing.None of Apple's devices currently support AptX Bluetooth, so if you want to stream from your iPhone you'll have to use AirPlay unless if you want to avoid the compression of standard Bluetooth.Meanwhile, if you have a more premium Android phone it's likely to support AptX, and with AirPlay supported limited to Apple's devices your choice is more or less made for you.
Photographer and graphic designers need monitors that will show them colors as accurately as possible on screen.In addition to the high-resolution support, the display covers 100% of the Adobe RGB color gamut.An ergonomic stand allows the display to tilt, swivel, pivot, and height adjust.Acer integrates ColorPurity technology using RGBRGB color wheel with special lamp control techniques that bring a wider color gamut and reduced rainbow effects.The projector is also designed to be very quiet producing 20 dBA of noise to prevent the projector operation from interfering with quieter scenes in movies being watched.Pricing of the products is unannounced at this time with Acer saying that availability and pricing will vary by region.
MoreHttps%3a%2f%2fblueprint-api-production.s3.amazonaws.com%2fuploads%2fcard%2fimage%2f101664%2funnamedThe BBC micro:bit, a small, Raspberry Pi-like computer that was sent to 1 million year 7 students in British schools over the last two months, can now be bought by everyone.The computer, which starts at about $22, is available online in several configurations.SEE ALSO: I've built a metronome with BBC's micro:bit and British school kids can tooThe BBC micro:bit is a small, 32-bit computer, with LED lights and buttons which can be programmed to do your bidding.It also has Bluetooth support, an accelerometer and a compass, widely expanding the number of usage scenarios.The BBC micro:bit is available from Kitronik; the most basic variant called the Starter Pack, containing the micro:bit itself, a USB cable, a pair of batteries and a battery case, costs £15 or about $22.The BBC micro:bit will eventually become available to purchase from other retailers, including Premier Farnell, The Pi Hut, Pimoroni, Science Scope and Element 14.
This device is not meant to run as a home computer or a cheap HTPC solution like the Pi.The Micro:bit features a 32-bit ARM Cortex M0 processor, a 5x5 grid of programmable LED lights, two push buttons for user input, an accelerometer and compass, a micro-USB port, five I/O rings, 20 pin edge connector, and Bluetooth connectivity.The edge connector allows the Micro:bit to connect to other project boards, including Arduino and the Raspberry Pi.There are also apps for Android and iOS that allow you to create code on your mobile device and then flash it onto the micro:bit.Why this matters: Small programmable boards that teach children of all ages to code are becoming something of a trend thanks to the Raspberry Pi.Samsung followed a few weeks later with the Artik 10 as a follow-up to the Artik 5 released in April.
As far as gamers on Valve s Steam service are concerned, Windows 10 is the most popular OS.According to the survey, 41.48 percent of the gamers on its service are running Windows 10 combining both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions , up from 39.51 percent from the month before.If you consider how many gamers build and modify their own PCs, however, they wouldn't be the the type to give Windows 10 a free ride.The time s ripe for a hardware upgradeSteam s data also shows that Nvidia s 2014 graphics card, the GeForce GTX 970, is increasing its market share, to just under 10 percent of all GPUs used by Steam users.Nvidia powers 56.6 of all PCs that use the Steam service, with ATI taking 25.5 percent and Intel seizing 17.53 percent, according to the survey.Steam also tracked VR headset use, which is skewing more heavily toward the HTC Vive, with 66.6 percent market share.
You could plug in the bundled earphones and enjoy the show as its advanced 24-bit innards pump out high-quality sound.The Hi-Fi Plus with B PLAY module takes over audio-processing duties from the G5 s already incredibly competent internals, and lets you experience audio tuned by the Danish hi-fi deities themselves.It can handle files right up to 32-bit/384kHz – the sort that, usually, only high-end hi-fi systems can handle – which far, far surpass the potential detail on offer from CDs.In the words of What Hi-Fi?, which gave the LG G5 and Hi-Fi Plus with B PLAY module a full five-star review, "...the G5 is so good we would happily put it in the same bracket as some dedicated hi-res music players."Whether high-end hi-fi or streaming from web services - YouTube cat videos, full-fat Netflix movies, Spotify and the rest – you ll receive a far superior audio experience.The LG 360 CAM vs indoor skydiving
There are young generations now that can t even remember what life was like before cell phones had built-in cameras.Meanwhile, I can still remember back when my parents got our first camcorder, which connected to a full-size VCR that you had to hang around your shoulder and lug around with you so it could record directly onto VHS tapes.It was quite a setup, and I couldn t be happier that it s long gone.Don t keep buying new VCRs to watch them when they break and definitely don t throw them away.Instead, grab the Roxio Easy VHS to DVD 3 Plus kit, which is on sale on Amazon today for just under $30 shipped.Here are some key details:Minimum System Requirements: Microsoft Windows 8, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Basic SP1 , Windows XP SP3 for 32-bit, SP2 for 64-bit Add transitions between videos, trim unwanted contentRoxio s Easy VHS to DVD 3 Plus costs $29.99 with free shipping from Amazon in today s one-day sale.
Apple is finally moving away from the ageing HFS file system to APFS, a new copy-on-write file system with built-in encryption capabilities.Apple has announced that it is to replace its ageing HFS file system in the next version of its operating systems, announcing a replacement dubbed Apple File System or APFS.Announced at the same time as a rebrand that will see OS X return to its roots as macOS - with hip initial lower-case m, of course - with the launch of macOS Sierra, APFS is Apple's first major new file system for thirty years - HFS being little more than a layer of spit and polish over the ancient HFS.These file systems were developed in an era of floppy disks and spinning hard drives, where file sizes were calculated in kilobytes or megabytes,' Apple admitted in its developer documentation for the new APFS.'Today, solid-state drives store millions of files, accounting for gigabytes or terabytes of data.APFS, Apple claims, includes a range of improvements over HFS and HFS : a shift to 64-bit inode numbers from 32-bit file identifiers means a boost in the total number of files supported on each file system; timestamps can now have granularity of just one nanosecond instead of one second; lazy block allocation improves performance on larger volumes; copy-on-write COW , a feature of rival file systems including XFS and Btrfs, ensures crash protection; and extended attributes are supported.
They are Affinity Photo, Affinity Designer and Affinity Publisher, which are Affinity s take on Adobe s Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign, respectively.Today, Affinity showed off a teaser of its Photoshop competitor, running on an iPad Pro.Designed and developed from the ground up to operate on the mobile operating system iOS, Affinity Photo for iPad looks to offer up an impressive feature set in a compact package.From basic photo adjustments to Content Aware-like tools using the Apple Pen, the app appears to run smooth as butter on Apple s 12.9-inch iPad Pro.To showcase this, the video shows a user panning and zooming through a 385-megapixel photograph captured in 16-bit sRGB — all while running at a steady 60 frames per second.Also demoed in the video is the ability to edit full 32-bit HDR photos, such as OpenEXR and Radiance .hdr files, as well as 360-degree photos — features not yet seen in other post-production programs, especially those on mobile devices.
Publisher Natsume explores its back catalog for its latest console release, revealing that the Super Nintendo classic Wild Guns is coming to the PlayStation 4 with faithfully redrawn graphics and four-player co-op gameplay.Contrasting the approach many developers take when remastering classic games, Wild Guns Reloaded maintains the same look and feel as its SNES predecessor, with Natsume applying minimal changes in order to bring its Western-themed shoot- em-up to a modern audience.Originally released in 1995, Wild Guns is a shooting-gallery-styled game in the vein of the arcade classic Cabal.Wild Guns wasn t especially well received in 1995, as mainstream attention had largely shifted toward 32-bit consoles like the Sony PlayStation and Sega s Saturn.The game earned a cult following in the years after its release, however, leading Natsume to release a Wii Virtual Console version in 2010.A digital release via the PlayStation Network is due this fall.
Sources reportedly familiar with the matter tell Fudzilla that AMD s top-end server chip, codenamed Naples, will sport a 32-core / 64-thread configuration with a mind-numbing amount of cache on tap.It ll be built on a 14-nanometer FinFET manufacturing process by GlobalFoundries with support for the x86 instruction set.There s also said to be eight independent memory channels and 128 PCIe gen 3 lanes with support for up to 32 SATA or NVMe drives.Naples will also reportedly support 16x10GbE via an integrated controller that ll likely be in the chipset.AMD CEO Lisa Su previously told the publication that the desktop version will arrive first, followed by server, notebook and embedded solutions.Fudzilla says the server chips will be spread out over a staggered release that could begin as early as late 2016.
For the past year, Apple requires that all applications that are posted on the App Store to be compiled for 64-bit processors. But still far from any app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch to date. Are you starting an older app in iOS 10 you will get a warning box that looks like below: Apparently, warned that the app can affect system performance adversely, so use at your own risk. Do not miss: All about IOS 10 - biggest update ever In this context it may be mentioned that the IOS 10 after all works on three devices with 32-bit processor, namely the iPhone 5, iPhone 5C and iPad 4th
Although AMD and Intel s next-generation CPUs aren t expected to arrive until 2017, that doesn t mean we won t be talking about them a lot in the interim, and the latest rumor to emerge suggests that the Zen server processor is a monster.Supposedly this Zen chip, code-named Naples, will sport those 32 cores, giving it support for 64 threads if needed.It can be twinned with DDR4 memory we re told and with up to 128 lanes for third-generation PCIExpress, there should be no shortage of opportunities for add-in cards.Other specifications peg the server hardware as able to support up to 32 SATA or NVME drives, with an integrated network controller allowing for up to 16 x 10 Gigabit Ethernet connections.There is a suggestion that some may show up just before the new year, but most seem to think that a CES debut for Zen is the most likely time for them to make their appearance.This goes doubly so when you consider that AMD s CEO, Lisa Su, previously told Fudzilla that the server chips would appear after the desktop versions, which are currently expected to make their appearance at CES 2017 in January.