Chinese 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
Fiat Chrysler is recalling 1.4 million cars in the United States to install software to prevent hackers from gaining remote control of the engine, steering and other systems.
The recall has the dubious honour of being the first of its kind.… Read the rest
Microsoft’s moves to make updates compulsory for home users appears to be breaking Nvidia’s graphics drivers.
Comments on the GeForce community forum feature disgruntled Nvidia users for the last week and a half voicing their anger and it is expected that similar problems will happen elsewhere on the world wide wibble.… Read the rest
Software king of the world Microsoft has had enough of people not updating their home computers.
Now on Windows 10 it is forcing updates on them whether they want them or not.
The company has confirmed that comsumer users of Windows 10 will have to agree to receive system updates automatically as part of the terms and conditions.… Read the rest
A report said that Microsoft hasn’t been able to supply computers that have Windows 10 pre-installed and so is setting up teams to help customers make it happen if they buy a computer on July 29th next.
Bloomberg quotes vice president of Windows, Yusuf Mehdi, as saying that the operating system isn’t finished.… Read the rest
Nvidia 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
While 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
The continuing strength of the US dollar has hit database company Oracle in the financials.
The company said for its Q4 results, its revenues fell by five percent to $10.7 billion.
Its revenues for the whole of its financial year 2015 amounted to $38.2 billion.… Read the rest
Linus Torvalds has admitted that his Linux baby has grown so big and is so influential it can carry on without him.
In an interview with Bloomberg, Torvalds’ said that there is no concrete plan of action if he died. But that would have been a bigger deal 10 or 15 years ago.… Read the rest
Software 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