Software

Lenovo claims first for Windows 10

windows-10-start-menu-customised-live-tilesChinese manufacturer Lenovo said it is ready to immediately ship a number of products pre-loaded with Microsoft Windows 10.

It also said it is ready to upgrade Lenovo Windows 7 SP1 and 8.1 devices to Windows 10.

It claims it’s shipping product with its own aps including the Companion 3.0 optimisation tool, Lenovo settings that senses attached devices, and Lenovo ReachIt and Cortana natural language and contextual search tool later on this year.… Read the rest

Nvidia plans more AI

Robby the Robot - Wikimedia CommonsNvidia is updating its Digits software for designing neural networks.

Digits version 2 comes with a graphical user interface, potentially making it accessible to programmers beyond the typical user base of academics and developers which specialise in AI.

Nvidia vice president of accelerated computing Ian Buck said that a the previous version could be controlled only through the command line, which required knowledge of specific text commands and forced the user to jump to another window to view the results.… Read the rest

US Navy spends millions to stay low-tech

Brig_Niagara_full_sailWhile it is spending a fortune on new weaponry, the US Navy would rather pay millions in protection money to Microsoft to keep its ancient Windows XP machines running.

The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, which runs the Navy’s communications and information networks, signed a US$9.1 million contract earlier this month for continued access to security patches for Windows XP, Office 2003, Exchange 2003 and Windows Server 2003.… Read the rest

Adobe boosts Creative Cloud

Adobe HQ - Wikimedia CommonsSoftware firm Adobe said that it has released the 2015 version of its Creative Cloud tools and services, describing it as a milestone.

The release updates Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, Premiere Pro CC and InDesign CC as well as proving mobile apps for both the iOS and Android operating systems

Adobe also said it has introduced a better Creative Cloud product aimed at enterprises and that includes security, collaboration and publishing services for businesses and large organisations.… Read the rest