20 January 2014

Due to Win8 debacle, Microsoft continues some XP support

When you have nowhere to go but to another platform (MacBook or Chromebook) due to the Windows 8 debacle, Microsoft relents and continues some support for the old operating system:

Microsoft will furnish malware assassin to XP users until mid-2015
Computerworld
Computerworld - Microsoft confirmed on Friday that it will continue to offer its malware scrubbing program to Windows XP users for more than a year after it stops patching the operating system. "Microsoft's Malicious Software Removal Tool is aligned ...


Apple's dated iPhone 4 may still cost Rs 23000 in India
Firstpost - We already have reservations about whether Apple's possible iPhone 4 relaunch in India is a sound strategy, but it looks like the company is going ...

Some Microsoft Surface Pro 2 users report a firmware fix rolling out
ZDNet - Summary: The fix for a faulty firmware update for Microsoft's second-generation, Intel-based Surface Pro 2 tablets may be starting to roll out, according ...

Google Buys Nest Just As Internet Of Things Suffers First Global ...
Forbes - When I think about the differences between Apple and Google it seems to me that Apple excels in the device in your hand and Google in the network ...

Microsoft Offers To Pay YouTubers To Positively Promote Xbox One
Cinema Blend - When your console is getting trashed by anyone who doesn't watch TV on their TV, when you have no idea how to win over the silent Japanese ...

Google Glass Traffic Court Ruling Just The Start Of Long Legal Battle
CBS Local - An attendee tries Google Glass during the Google I/O developer conference on May 17, 2013 in San Francisco, California. Eight members of the ...

Apple and Google Are Killing Nintendo's 3DS
DailyFinance - Friday's release suggests that Apple and Google's mobile devices are finally taking a toll on ...

Apple needs to clamp down on its talking cats
The Guardian - It's 4.30 on a gloomy winter's afternoon. I'm sitting with my grandson having one of those conversations in which grandsons explain complicated stuff ... available at: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/talking-tom-cat-2/


Rosetta: Alarm to sound for comet mission
BBC News
One of the most daring space missions ever undertaken reaches a key milestone on Monday. Europe's Rosetta probe was launched a decade ago on a long quest to chase down and land on a comet, and has spent the past two-and-half-years in hibernation ...

'Bio-Bot' Swims Like A Sperm! Self-Propelled Biological Robots Advances [Video]
Design & Trend
Engineers have created a new way to explore the viscous fluid of biological environments unsupervised, like the inside of the human body. Known as "bio-bot," the synthetic machine swims like a sperm, is powered by heart cells, propelled by a tail and can ...

Group: 250 dolphins await slaughter, lifetime of captivity at Japan's Taiji Cove
CNN
(CNN) -- Japanese fishermen rounded up more than 250 bottlenose dolphins in a secluded cove to kill for meat or sell into a lifetime of captivity, U.S. conservationists warned. The annual hunting of dolphins at Taiji Cove highlights the rift between ...

Nintendo needs 'radical new beginning' to recover from Y25bn loss
Financial Times
Amid the smartphone boom of the past few years, executives at the Kyoto-based company have stuck to the basic model that defined the modern gaming industry: sell hardware cheaply, or even at a loss, then make money back through sales of software.


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