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Endless – A smart desktop designed for the developing world

Endless Smart DesktopAround 5 billion people don’t have computers, a majority of the world. Endless was born from a thought on a trip to India, that a smart phone’s processor could run a desktop operating system. Smart phone processors are inexpensive and mobile. Using the mobile capabilities, Endless will enable anyone with access to a television to have a desktop PC to use.

The project is well thought out. The OS comes with pre-packaged apps that don’t require the internet to be used. For areas without a reliable internet service (Or with no internet at all.), the desktop can still be used. An app service will allow users to download apps in a click. The apps that come with the OS include topics like games, health, recipes, farming, healthy teeth, home how-to’s and others. Educational apps are also available with the device, such as Wikipedia, Khan Academy, academic curricula and educational games.

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Better Than A Laptop Yet? Meet the new Microsoft Surface 3

Microsoft Surface 3

Previous version of Microsoft’s Surface have existed within the world of tablets, but always been there making up numbers. Not much stood out for the Surface, as it had a tuned down version of Windows (RT.), and the app store didn’t compare to that of Apple iOS or Android. What users of tablets have wanted is the ability to be rid of a laptop, to not feel as if what they have in their hands is a toy.

Users of tablets want to be able have a similar experience as they do on a laptop, plain and simple. So, Microsoft worked out how to put a full 64-bit Windows 8.1 into the 3rd generation of Surface devices. Also promised is a future upgrade to Windows 10 (Which is to be available as a free upgrade to any Windows 8.1 user.), which as a user of the Technical Preview I can say it’s a worthwhile upgrade.

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Microsoft Windows 10 launch details are now Official

Microsoft Windows 10With the hype for Windows 10 continuing to climb higher and higher, we now have real launch details that tell us a bit more about when we will be getting what we have all been waiting for.

According to Microsoft, they will be officially releasing Windows 10 this summer. That is good news for the people in the 190 countries where it will be released, in 111 languages.

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Windows 10 will use file compression, lightweight recovery for more compact system

  • 17/03/2015 at 23:10 by It's a Gadget Staff
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Windows 10 File Compression ExampleMicrosoft promised the world a more compact system that utilizes its resources on a level not seen on other operating systems. As they move toward complete synchronization between all devices, many were wondering how they would manage it. Now we know: file compression and better recovery services.

The biggest space and resource saver comes courtesy of a new way of recovering. Instead of creating a separate recovery image upon reset/refresh, it removes this feature. The change will save anywhere from 4 GB to 12 GB worth of storage on the average device, making a huge difference in performance and space utilization.

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Mobile World Congress 2015 Preview

MWC 2015Barcelona is once again playing host to the largest and most important mobile event of the year, the Mobile World Congress. Already, people are on the edge of their seats as we anticipate the year’s most crucial and interesting releases in the mobile market.

By its very nature, this event has plenty of surprises. Smaller producers, or even well known brands that have fallen from grace in recent years, can sweep in with some really cool tech. But there are some coming unveilings that are known, and much anticipated. A few have already been shown off. Let’s take a look.

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Microsoft plans for Windows 10 to offer FIDO support

Fido Security Key USBMicrosoft has announced that their Windows 10 platform will offer Fast IDentity Online (FIDO) support, in a bid to begin eliminating the need for passwords, and to provide an extra layer of cyber security to their users.

FIDO is believed by many to be the natural next step in securing the web. The reliance on passwords has long since been a concern, as experts admit that it is simpler than ever before to crack into accounts.

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Microsoft releases earliest preview ever with Windows 10 for phones

Windows 10 for PhonesMicrosoft is well known for releasing new software for preview prior to the full release. Windows 10 is no exception, and as they work towards full PC, phone and tablet integration, they have decided to do that release earlier than ever before. You can now preview the OS upgrade for your Windows based smartphone through their Windows Insider Program.

The blog post addressing the release make it pretty clear why they are launching the preview so soon. They are asking for feedback, so users can be with them “every step of the way”. This is a rather cautionary measure that isn’t surprising. There have been a number of stumbling blocks along the way with Windows (we all know the versions no one likes, Windows 8 included).

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