This week, Ubuntu 14.10 is out, Adobe ditches Linux, LG’s making processors, Google’s making Skynet, and Windows (still) has viruses!
– Ubuntu 14.10 is the Calm Before the Storm: http://www.pcworld.com/article/2836984/why-ubuntu-1410-utopic-unicorns-humble-changes-are-the-calm-before-the-storm.html
– Adobe’s Ditching Linux and Going Down: http://www.pcworld.com/article/2834094/rip-reader-examining-adobes-history-of-disdain-towards-linux-users.html
– LG Unveils its Own Phone Processor: http://www.pcworld.com/article/2838774/lg-unveils-its-own-processor-putting-it-right-to-work-on-giant-new-lg-g3-screen-phone.html
– Microsoft to Drop Nokia Branding from Lumia Phones: http://www.pcworld.com/article/2838325/this-is-what-microsofts-nokia-less-lumia-phones-will-look-like.html
– Apple Doesn’t Respond to Yosemite Wi-Fi Problems: http://www.pcworld.com/article/2839012/apple-mum-as-mac-owners-tussle-with-yosemite-over-wifi-problems.html
– AT&T Ruins Apple’s Plans of an Open SIM Card: http://techcrunch.com/2014/10/24/att-breaks-the-apple-sims-best-feature-locks-it-down-if-you-pick-att/
– Google Inbox Gives Google More Control over Your Email: http://www.computerworld.com/article/2838775/why-google-wants-to-replace-gmail.html
– Google Buys Skybox, a Real-Time Satellite Imagery Platform: http://techcrunch.com/2014/10/25/googles-new-skybox-for-good-program-gives-real-time-satellite-imagery-to-non-profits/
– Twitpic Still Shutting Down, but Archives Will Be Saved: http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/10/twitpic-given-eleventh-hour-reprieve-as-twitter-saves-all-the-pictures/
– Facebook Introduces Anonnymous Chat Room App: http://arstechnica.com/business/2014/10/facebooks-new-app-harkens-back-to-the-aol-chatroom/
– Massive Virus Influx for Windows; Be Careful with Your PowerPoints: http://techcrunch.com/2014/10/24/psa-dont-open-random-powerpoint-presentations-from-strangers-right-now/
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Smart guns that call for backup when police officers fire them, San Diego students stage a “Shit-In”, and jets powered by fried chicken!
A day after Hewlett-Packard Co revealed plans for ground-breaking 3D printing technology, 3D-printing manufacturer Stratasys said it is expecting more competition and pointed to its strong position in a market expected to explode by the end of the decade. Shares of Stratasys have slipped some 3 percent since the announcement, while those of rival 3D Systems Corp have dropped about 5 percent.
It’s time to test everyone’s favorite action-camera. The GoPro performs under extreme sports conditions, but how does it hold up against a 9-iron and a powerful swing? Find out, as we take the camera out of its durable case and tee it up for a test of total destruction.
Google Inc’s Gmail was blocked in China after months of disruptions to the world’s biggest email service, with an anti-censorship advocate suggesting the Great Firewall was to blame.GreatFire.org, a China-based freedom of speech advocacy group said, large numbers of Gmail web addresses were cut off in China on Friday. Google’s own Transparency Report, which shows real-time traffic to Google services, displayed a sharp drop-off in traffic to Gmail from China on Friday.
Can a flatscreen withstand a vicious potato gun and a flying soda can? Find out as we put the 40” LED T.V. to the ultimate spuds test.
Microsoft said it teamed up with online file-sharing company Dropbox to allow Office software users to manage and share files through Dropbox’s website and mobile app. Microsoft said the functionality would be included in the next updates to the Office mobile apps, to be rolled out in the next few weeks, and online accessibility would be available in the first half of 2015.
Christie’s said on Monday a fully operational Apple computer that company co-founder Steve Jobs sold out of his parents’ garage in 1976 for $600 will hit the auction block in December, where it is expected to fetch more than half a million dollars.The so-called Ricketts Apple-1 Personal Computer, named after its original owner Charles Ricketts and being sold on Dec.
A couple of weeks back we had our big blowout we called 3DPalooza. One of the central focuses was the complete 3D scanning of the Geek House. We talked with the guys from Autodesk to see how their software allows inputs from a number of different sources to be brought together to make one awesome 3D model! It’s a whole new world they’re calling “reality computing”. We’ll be getting the Geek House 3D walkthrough up on our site soon – watch for it!