Posted on 15 April 2014

Neo M1 may be the first smartphone with Windows Phone 8.1 and Android

Having a smartphone nowadays is not the big thing that it used to be a few years ago. Newer and newer models come out nearly every day pushing slowly but surely the so called feature phones out of the market. Yet there are smartphones and smartphones and you can still look chic depending on the model you have or the software you run. You may have the latest smartphone out there but can you run two mobile operating systems like Android and Windows Phone? Likely not but it appears that this will also change soon. The Chinese smartphone maker Neo promises that it will bring
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Posted on 15 April 2014

The Heartbleed Bug - should you change your password?

These days, one of the hottest news is about the Heartbleed bug. This bug refers to a serious vulnerability in the commonly-used OpenSSL library. This library is used in many applications to encrypt the data and to provide safe communication over the Internet. Now, when it was discovered, all researchers are agreed that this bug is the most significant vulnerability to ever hit the Internet. OpenSSL is used to protect e-mail servers, chat servers, virtual private networks, and wide variety of programs. The this about this bug is that all users who have upgraded their
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Posted on 14 April 2014

Start Menu X now puts its mark on Windows 8.1 Update

Since Microsoft released its Windows 8.1 Update a few days ago, developers started working on their software products in order to make them work seamlessly on the new operating system version. On 12th of April, Start Menu X received a new update definitions, which enable you to install it on Windows 8.1 Update and make this OS a much better working environment than it really is. Like a latest release, besides implemented improvements, version 5.15 comes with some bug fixes as well such as the keyboard focus issue, which is already in the past. Start Menu X 5.15
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Posted on 14 April 2014

Google Glass will be available for purchase soon, but controversies mount

There is a lot of anticipation about Google Glass and the news that they will be sold for only one day, tomorrow (15th of April), came as a surprise. But don't start to frat, because, this is actually only preliminary sale, since the device is still in its development stage. This explains the high price that is required by Google, as the glasses are due to be released for unlimited sale, but for now they will be sold for one day for the price of USD 1500. It is not the first time that the innovative eyewear had a limited release. In 2013 Google sold another eight
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Posted on 02 April 2014

Microsoft to launch Windows 8.1 Update 1 sooner than expected

A year and a half after the release of the ground-breaking Windows 8 operating system it is safe to say that this version is far from being successful. It has been bashed by tech specialists and common users since the day it came out due to a number of reasons – the famous lack of the popular Start button, the strange and controversial Start menu, the use of charms and many more. The answer of Microsoft was swift – the company released a major update, called Windows 8.1, less than a year after the general availability of Windows 8. It now appears that even
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Posted on 01 April 2014

New methods allows to reconstruct faces by 'mind-reading'

Mind reading has been a part of the science fiction from a long time, but one of the latest developments in the field of cognitive psychology suggests that it can be done. For now there are few things that can be understood and the method that is used is with a brain scanner that shows the repeated activities of the human brain. Until recently the methods used allowed only reconstruction of simple patterns, but a new study conducted by researchers, expanded these limitations and they succeeded in accurately reconstructing human faces by using the “functional
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Posted on 28 March 2014

Microsoft finally releases Office apps for iPad

It has taken Microsoft a really long time to release an office suite for the Apple iPad but the software is finally here. Starting now iPad users can find Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint in the App Store for iPad. The development of the software is estimated to have started in the year 2010 but various reasons and problems have delayed it until now. The time spent waiting seems to be worth it as users now have access to versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint for free but with a limited feature set. You now have a choice – the full versions remain free to Office
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Posted on 28 March 2014

Make tattoos with 3D printer

3D PRINTER X TATTOO MACHINE / EP 01 from appropriate audiences on Vimeo. We can safely say that the 3D printers are still becoming part of our lives and there is room for improvement, but until now we couldn't imagine that they could even be used to make tattoos. Last year there was a workshop in France, ENSCI les Ateliers, that offered materials to students and gave them the task to create a new equipment with the help of an expert. The thing that they produced looks like an idea from futuristic movie, where you go to a booth and it makes a tattoo for you. They
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Posted on 28 March 2014

Microsoft tries to kill Windows XP yet again, gives USD 100 off

There's no doubt by now that Windows XP and not the ill-fated Windows Vista is Microsoft's worst nightmare. According to many research sources the 12-year old operating system still powers about 20 percent of all PCs around the world. Quite easily this amounts to tens of millions of PCs. The wide popularity of this OS quite naturally hinders the sales of Microsoft's latest Windows version, known as Windows 8 and more recently as Windows 8.1. Although the new OS brings a number of new features among which the controversial Metro interface, Windows XP is still
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Posted on 28 March 2014

Artificial intelligence may be closer than it appears

Artificial intelligence is something that has been talked about for decades, ever since computer scientist John McCarthy coined the term in the distant year 1955. In a few words artificial intelligence is intelligence exhibited by machines and there's a special branch of computer science that deals exactly with this issue. Pretty naturally this branch carries the same name. Although there are no results as of now (or results very close to none) in building a truly intelligent machine like the ones you have seen in movies, it seems that mankind moves in the right
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Posted on 27 March 2014

How will the future of IT and gaming change with the acquisition of Oculus by Facebook

There is a lot of contradiction about the deal with which Facebook acquired Oculus, with its main product Oculus Rift headset for virtual reality, for USD 2B. Many gamers and commentators reacted with suspicion to the deal and there were even some critics that pointed out the fact that Oculus had started as a Kickstarter project that counts on donations, which gathered USD 2.4M and now it is sold with almost 100 times the profit. But this is not the main concern of the critics. The thing, which they are mostly worried for, is the possibility to receive a lot more crappy
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Posted on 27 March 2014

Windows 9 not revealed yet, but already having new look

As you may have already known, Microsoft announced the development of its next version of Window – Windows 9. In the past few months, lots of conceptions appeared. However it is really hard to tell, which change will become reality in April 2015 and which won't. Today we are about to take a look at the latest Windows 9 concept. Basically, it's completely developed with Rainmeter skins. Unlike other conception, this particular one was designed by using no professional photo editing software. Over time, the default look of the desktop interface becomes a bit
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