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Microsoft aims to create a more versatile Windows 10

Microsoft aims to create a more versatile Windows 10 Microsoft Build 2017 happened in Seattle this week. The arrival of Creators Update will be this fall. Mobile developers building apps for iOS and Android have some new tools from Microsoft created to make their lives easier. Microsoft says its other partners will begin selling the controllers around that time as well. Microsoft gave developers a look at other new Windows 10 features... [Full Article...]

Apple iPhone 7 top-selling smartphone in Q1 with 6% share

Local brands Micromax, Intex, Lyf, and others now capture only 12% of India smartphone sales. According to the report , the main factors influencing consumers' purchasing decisions are 4G capability, camera, battery life, and price. The news of an Apple Store opening in India will be a positive development and hopefully we'll get to hear that news within the next year. They are followed by Le... [Full Article...]

Boy was assaulted by classmate before killing himself

Boy was assaulted by classmate before killing himself The school then claimed they contacted the boy's mother, telling her to have her son checked out at a hospital. Gabriel went to school the next day (Jan. District officials and attorneys for Gabriel's mother have disputed what the mother was told the day Gabriel was knocked unconscious. Doctors said he had a stomach virus and sent him home. [Full Article...]

Minecraft comes to the Nintendo Switch

Minecraft comes to the Nintendo Switch So it should come as ABSOLUTELY NO SURPRISE WHATSOVER that those cool cats in Mojang are now bringing the blockbuster game to Nintendo Switch. Nintendo Treehouse Live will return to the show and they'll be running tourneys on the floor for both Arms and Splatoon 2 . [Full Article...]

United Kingdom healthcare systems hit by massive ransomware attack

Private security firms identified the ransomware as a new variant of "WannaCry" that had the ability to automatically spread across large networks by exploiting a known bug in Microsoft's Windows operating system. By Kaspersky Lab's count, the malware struck at least 74 countries . Hospital emergency rooms said only the most serious cases could be handled, surgical operations had to be cancelle... [Full Article...]

Global extortion cyberattack hits dozens of nations

It was first widely reported having crippled the United Kingdom hospital system, but has since spread to numerous other systems throughout the world including FedEx in the USA, the Russian Interior Ministry, and telecommunications firms in Spain and Russia. [Full Article...]

Microsoft announces MySQL and PostgreSQL Azure services and Azure Cosmos DB

GE said it remains a partner to, not a competitor with, Microsoft in the Industrial IoT market, a GE spokesperson told CRN. Enable customers to build highly responsive, mission-critical applications. Microsoft already has customers running DocumentDB at massive scale - including JET.com, and refactored the design based on these experiences. Cosmos DB supports scaling to two or more A... [Full Article...]

Ubuntu, SUSE, and Fedora Linux comes to Windows Store

And if they can win that battle, they might just win the war after all . Microsoft's Windows 10 S is a stripped-down version of Windows that will only be able to run Windows Store titles, reducing security risks and overhead. Developers can also package software optimized for ARM as Universal Windows Platform apps for distribution in the Windows Store but it is now optional. [Full Article...]

Google's Messaging App Allo Turns Selfies iInto Emoji

Google's Messaging App Allo Turns Selfies iInto Emoji Also, Google Allo team is preparing the desktop client as like of the Whatsapp Web. While the functionality of generating stickers out of selfies is not new and has already been available on Bitmoji for enough time, Google's version uses a combination of neural networks and the work of artists, which have partnered with the company . [Full Article...]

UK hospitals report tech problems in possible cyberattack

Hospitals in the United Kingdom were crippled by a "large-scale" cyber attack on Friday that forced operations to be canceled and ambulances to be diverted.File graphic image for hacking. Schwartz ( euroinfosec ) • May 12, 2017 The lockscreen displayed by the WannaCry crypto-locking ransomware used in the attacks. A computer virus is affecting hospitals and Global Positioning System surgeries ... [Full Article...]

'Arizona Sunshine' Coming To PSVR Next Month

'Arizona Sunshine' Coming To PSVR Next Month We don't know an exact release date in June, but it's certainly one for PSVR players to keep an eye on, especially since it's been quite successful thus far, earning $1.4 million United States dollars in its first month of release. It was awarded UploadVR's VR Game of the Year 2016 . You can look for Arizona Sunshine to drop on the PSVR this June. Head on over to the game's website if you'd l... [Full Article...]

Mobile Galaxy S8 Buy One, Get One deal launching today

Mobile Galaxy S8 Buy One, Get One deal launching today Oh, and the prepaid Visa card can take 6-8 weeks to arrive and can only be used by swiping anywhere they use Mastercard; there is no cash value. There's a few catches - you have to activate at least one new line, and the device you buy has to be on an instalment plan - but whichever way you look at this, it's a pretty fantastic deal. [Full Article...]

Apple iPhone Will Cost $1000, Goldman Says

Apple iPhone Will Cost $1000, Goldman Says Wall Street analysts have a consensus estimate of $675 average selling price for the iPhone. (AAPL) stock to a bullish $180. Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May 2nd. Among the new potential categories for the company to explore are game consoles or handheld gaming devices, cameras or camcorders, DVD or Blu-ray players, and TVs or HDTVs. [Full Article...]

Windows 10 update aims to help identify best photos, videos

Windows 10 update aims to help identify best photos, videos The company announced Thursday at its Build developer conference in Seattle a set of coming updates to Windows 10. However, all of the big announcements are already out, and there are a lot of things to talk about since Microsoft had 2 keynotes for Build as per usual. [Full Article...]

Tim Cook: Apple creating $1B fund to bring manufacturing jobs to US

Apple was previously expected to sell 51.4 million iPhones this quarter but the company missed the mark by a tiny fraction, selling 50.7 million iPhones instead over the last three months. However, the report was not all bad news. However, CNet reports that this was in line with what analysts expected. Apple sold 50 million iPhones in the past quarter, 1 million less than in the same period p... [Full Article...]

Maryland regulators OK plan for two large offshore wind projects

Maryland regulators OK plan for two large offshore wind projects Deepwater Wind and US Wind have secured offshore renewable energy credits from the US state of Maryland for wind farms totalling 368MW. U.S. Wind, a subsidiary of Italian energy and construction company Toto Holdings SpA, plans to build 62 turbines about 14 miles off the coast of Ocean City, a $1.4 billion project. [Full Article...]

Amazon Prime Video App Expected to Launch on Apple TV this Summer

While the Apple TV has always been home to streaming video services like YouTube, Netflix and Hulu, one company has been jarringly absent: Amazon. Amazon had previously declined to offer a Prime app on Apple TV despite Apple's "all are welcome" policy when it launched its TV App Store in 2015. [Full Article...]

Russian blogger convicted for playing Pokemon Go in church

Russian blogger convicted for playing Pokemon Go in church A Russian blogger has been convicted for inciting religious hatred for playing "Pokemon Go" in a church and given a suspended sentence. The court in the Urals region city of Yekaterinburg also sentenced 22-year-old Sokolovsky to 160 hours of compulsory community service and told him not to show up in public places. [Full Article...]

Windows 10 now runs on 500 million active devices

Windows 10 now runs on 500 million active devices Microsoft released today KB4016871 - a cumulative update for Windows 10 PC and Mobile running Creators Update or version 1703. In a recent blog post , Microsoft explained their reasoning for ending support for the original version of Windows 10. [Full Article...]

Upgrade the Surface Laptop to Windows 10 Pro for Free

Fortunately The Verge has found out that Surface Laptop owners will be able to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro for free. The main difference it has on Windows 10 is that it can only run applications that are available on the Windows Store. Asus makes one of the best Chromebooks on the market, so it only makes sense that the company's convertible Windows 10 S laptop would be on this list as well. [Full Article...]


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