Upgrade licenses are only free until July 29, so CBR helps you on why you should move to Windows 10.Its major usage is indeed the ability to get notifications not only from apps running on the computer, but also apps on mobile devices.Windows 10 is built on the pretext of 'universal apps', meaning that famous applications like Office are now able to run across all users' devices.CortanaJust like every other OS provider, Microsoft has invested in a new AI personal assistant PA , named Cortana.Some of the functions Cortana can carry out include answering questions about the weather and pretty much everything else if not, the system will link to your favourite web browser and look for an answer , setting calendar reminders and tell jokes.Just like on Mac computers, users can now create several desktops and full-screen programs.
The Redshift SM can do it all; just don t forget a backup batteryAs a lifelong gearhead with an aversion to change, I wasn t sure what to expect when I received an invitation from Alta Motors to try out one of their electric motorcycles.My eyes were immediately drawn to the exotic metal, which included offerings from Japan, Germany, and the U.S., but after a few minutes, Alta Motors CEO and co-founder Marc Fenigstein glided in on a red and white bike.The 5.8 kWh battery was developed in-house, and it takes three to four hours to reach a full charge.When my hand moved toward the ignition, I was told that the motor was already switched on.Hooked on that electric feelingFenigstein, a more experienced rider than myself, weaved in and out of traffic, but I had little trouble keeping up.ConclusionThough the Redshift SM wasn t designed as a commuter, it felt well suited for my excursion through the city.
Google s Now on Tap just got a whole lot more functional — you can now select specific text to search, and the Marshmallow-only feature can provide results on image searches.When you press and hold it for the first time, it will say that you have discovered Now on Tap — it s almost as though Google doesn t want you to use the feature.For example, assuming a friend messages you plans to meet at a restaurant at a specific time, if you press and hold the home button on that conversation, Now on Tap will offer to create a calendar event with the data provided.And while it was previously difficult to analyze specific text on a page as Now on Tap would just read everything, Google is now letting you trigger Now on Tap after you highlight a specific word so that it offers more precise information.This will bring up information about the Sequoia National Park, and General Sherman — the man that particular sequoia was named after.Say you re looking at the George Washington Bridge and you want more information on it — if you point your smartphone s camera at the bridge and trigger Now on Tap, it will bring up results in the camera app.
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Photographer: Imagine China / Splash News / All Over Press TECHNOLOGY sweep. Here are the latest technology news. Tesla founder Elon Musk talks about the reasons behind the hyped electric car late deliveries. Including the shooting incident, hail storms and earthquakes, it writes Recode. The kommandeTeslan, Model 3, however, shall be completed within six weeks, according to The Verge. Ahead of the anniversary of the massacre in Tiananmen Square, image service Tumblr blocked in China, it writes TechCrunch.
GIFIt s easy to be captivated by the medieval world of Westeros in Game of Thrones.But have you ever wondered why Westeros is stuck in this never ending medieval age?It s an interesting point of view that makes a lot of sense even if it s applying our history and pace of progress to a fictional history and world that includes all kinds of weird magic .Instead, they had to wage war in the open field which meant they needed to wield larger armies to give themselves a better chance at winning which meant they needed more money, which meant they needed more taxes, which meant they needed a better government system.You pledge fealty to the people who have dragons.The whole video explaining how dragons stop progress by Nerdwriter below is really, really fun to geek out on.
Their conclusions are pretty damning for the agency, centring around a lack of protocols to manage a major change in the craft's thruster, and the disabling of safety systems.This reported that the satellite was rotating when it wasn't, and to break the mistakenly-reported spin, mission controllers started the reaction wheel spinning.The next failure was that the magnetic torquer operated by the ACS didn't work, and that caused the reaction wheel to keep accumulating angular momentum in other words, speeding up .The ACS decided the satellite was in a critical situation, switched it to a safe mode, and tried to use the thrusters to correct things – but it used inappropriate thruster control parameters , and sped up the rotation.That resulted in the solar array paddles, the extensible optical bench , and other components breaking away.The designers had decided not to use this data, because the limited 20 field of view of the sensors risked it producing false positives.
ASUS New Zenbo RobotFor as much as people talk about and rightfully get excited about smartphone advancements, we don t often hear about technological strides in the field of robotics.Boston Dynamics, of course, famously has a lineup of impressively capable and equally terrifying robots, many of which are designed to look like and act like animals.Earlier this week, ASUS chairman Jonney Shih took the stage at Computex and introduced the world to Zenbo, a $599 household robot that looks and acts like a real-world version of Wall-E.DON T MISS: iPhone 7 will finally fix the one thing everyone hates most about the iPhone Our ambition is to enable robotic computing for every household, Shih said.Well, from what we ve seen so far, it performs impressively well.In the live video demonstration below, we see Zenbo respond to a voice command from Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen and play music as instructed.While we still don t have a release date for Zenbo, ASUS wants to provide developers with an SDK so that they can get started on building apps for the device.
Earlier this year, Microsoft shuttered Lionhead Studios, and seemingly brought its popular Fable series to a sudden end.Fable Fortune is a digital card game set to be developed by Flaming Fowl Studios, a new indie formed by ex-Lionhead staffers Craig Oman, Mike West, and Marcus Lynn.However, it seems that Flaming Fowl has plenty of ideas on how to put its own spin on that style of gameplay.Quests that play out over the course of a match will offer players the opportunity to make a morality choice inspired by the focus on character alignment present in the mainline Fable series.These decisions could affect your in-game avatar and its powers, or even the very cards in your hand.A pledge goal of $365,385 has been set, but you can gain access to an upcoming beta for just $7.
GoBone is a "smart bone" for dogs PulsePetYou'd be mistaken in thinking the Internet of Things was exclusive to humans.There's also a manual mode that gives you control of the GoBone and lets you play various games with your dog, including a hide-and-seek like game and a fetch mode that works a bit like Wii Bowling, in which you can make the GoBone move using your smartphone as a controller.GoBone can be set to a manual or automatic mode PulsePetAs well as providing an innovative way of allowing owners to engage and bond with their pets, Santiago Gutierrez, CEO and founder of PulsePet, said the GoBone could be used to improve the lives of dogs in rescue centres.As an added boon, PulsePet believes its smart bone can help resource-stretched shelters provide each dog with sufficient exercise and mental stimulation without needing to hire more staff.Chris Watts, Dallas Animal Advisory Commissioner, said: "At shelters, a lot of the time you'll see that animals are recluse or deemed unadoptable because they lack interaction.This is a way to show their personality and bring out who they are and make them more adoptable."
Image credit Georgia Tech Centre for Music TechnologyAre you fed up with how your bandmates go off on epic solos in the middle of sets… like Garth in Wayne s World?Well, you may be better off with a robotShimon the jazz robot, a 7-year-old creation by Gil Weinberg out of Georgia Tech University may become your musical muse.The four-armed robot is designed not only to play alongside a human companion, but to listen and improvise along the way.A new video posted this week from Moogfest, an event showcasing the meeting of music and tech, shows Shimon able to keep up with his partner s changing of tempos, all while bopping his head to the beat."An embodied anthropomorphic robot can create familiar, acoustically rich, and visual interactions with humans ... the visual connection between sound and motion can allow humans to anticipate, coordinate and synchronize their gestures with the robot," reads a description on the Georgia Tech website via NPR The result is quite remarkable.Check out the duet in the video below.
Don't have the time or money to get a bachelor's degree?It turns out that plenty of two-year associate degrees have a high return on investment.According to the latest data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, these are the 25 highest-paying jobs that require only an associate degree.Each has a median annual salary of at least $51,000.This is an update of a story originally written by Vivian Giang.View As: One PageSlides
Entrepreneur bank OakNorth, launched eight months ago, moves entire core systems into the public cloudA British bank has become one of the first in the UK to move its entire core infrastructure onto the cloud, and has chosen Amazon Web Services AWS as its provider.RegulationsOakNorth provides loans of between £1m – £15m to entrepreneurs and fast-growth businesses, has been working closely AWS and the regulator for six months on policies related to access to data, business continuity, as well as data protection and security provided by cloud systems.online bankingGavin Jackson, Amazon Web Services UK boss, said: We are delighted to have worked with OakNorth to adopt the AWS cloud.This demonstrates to customers that even highly regulated industries are entrusting their critical systems to AWS and are benefitting from the flexibility, agility and security of cloud computing to deliver innovative services to customers.But OakNorth s announcement is the first of its kind in the UK, and could show other banks that moving legacy infrastructure and core systems into public cloud could come with a whole host of benefits.The Financial Conduct Authority FCA proposed new guidance on cloud and other IT outsourcing last November in order to promote innovation and competition in the sector.
NBCUniversal s TV Everywhere service has expanded via a trio of new apps being made available on Apple TV.Now, SyFy Now, and Bravo Now apps for Apple's set-top-box, but they're not cord-cutting options -- you'll need to have an applicable pay TV subscription to gain access to the content.Those with such a subscription will get access to full episodes, current seasons and more.NBCUniversal s TV Everywhere is akin to the online access some competing services provide, giving pay TV subscribers access to online shows that can be streamed anywhere, providing all the benefits of streaming services without the extra cost.The company already offers some other networks on Apple TV, including CNBC, NBCSN, USA, and NBC.With them, you ll get access to full seasons for a bunch of shows broadcasted on each network.