Microsoft jumps on internet of things bandwagon

windows-10-start-menu-customised-live-tilesMicrosoft, like Intel, appears to believe its future is in the internet of things (IoT).

That’s according to Richard Edwards, principle research analyst at Ovum.

He said that vendors of desktops, notebooks and tablet computers hope Windows 10 will bring back people who have endured “the Windows 8 debacle”.… Read the rest

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