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Microsoft's latest Windows 10 preview includes the new Edge browser

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Operating Systems | Posted: 1 hour, 25 mins ago

With the full release of Windows 10 not far away, Microsoft is offering users the chance of testing its new Edge browser in the latest preview of its new desktop operating system, before Windows 10 drops on July 29.

 

 

The new Windows 10 preview includes Edge, which has been updated with a new home button, a customizable New Tab page, password autofill, and now the chance to import favorites/bookmarks from alternate browsers, and you can now play music from a minimized tab. Cortana is now capable of providing users with flight or work alerts, and it can also send e-mails without you typing anything.

 

How does that work? You can just recite the recipient's e-mail address, the subject line and contents in that order. The Windows Photos app is also capable of supporting GIFs and now has an "Open with..." option. Skype Wi-Fi has also been replaced, with Microsoft Wi-Fi taking over, offering you to buy access to hotspots in banks of time using Windows Store's payment methods.

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French official says Assange, Snowden could be allowed in France

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 3 hours, 17 mins ago

French Justice Minister Christiane Taubira said it's not up to her, but she "wouldn't be surprised" if WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and former NSA contractor Edward Snowden were offered asylum in France. Ultimately, it'd be up to French Prime Minister Manuel Valls and President Francois Hollande to make a final determination - however, trying to get both men to France would be a rather unique logistical challenge.

 

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"If France decides to offer asylum to Edward Snowden and Julian Assange, I wouldn't be surprised. It's a possibility," Taubira recently told BFMTV.

 

Snowden is wanted by US authorities for espionage and numerous other charges after leaking NSA documents to the public. Meanwhile, Assange has taken up residence in the Ecuadorian consulate in London, in an effort to avoid extradition to Sweden on alleged sexual assault charges. He's afraid if extradited back to Sweden, he'd be sent to the United States.

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Star Citizen's Star Marine FPS mode delayed indefinitely

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Gaming | Posted: 4 hours, 2 mins ago

Star Machine, the FPS mode of Star Citizen, was promised in April but has been delayed indefinitely while Cloud Imperium Games sorts out some issues.

 

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Unfortunately, the current state of Star Marine isn't up to the standards that the studio and publisher hoped for - but has abandoned legacy code in favor of the "Generic Instance Manager" (GIM). Less than 20 percent of the overall Star Citizen development team is working on Star Marine, and it's unknown when it'll be completed.

 

"There are several issues that will need additional time in order to deliver the first iteration of the gameplay we want you to experience," said Star Citizen boss Chris Roberts in a recent "Letter from the Chairman" blog post. "The challenges facing the FPS launch are a mix of technical blockers and gameplay issues. The most significant technical hurdle faced today is the networking backend."

Apple will now replace your battery once it hits 80% health

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 4 hours, 56 mins ago

Apple may have just unveiled Apple Music, but it also made some changes to the terms of its AppleCare+ extended warranty program.

 

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The company will now replace the battery in any iOS or OS X device you own once the battery reaches 80% health. Before today, Apple would only replace devices under its AppleCare+ plan if the battery was at 50% for iOS devices, and Mac devices were only covered under manufacturing defects, not battery degradation.

 

This is a great step by Apple, as it gives consumers even more confidence in their products. The new policy is for devices purchased after April 10 of this year.

Don't expect Edward Snowden to leave Russia anytime soon

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 7 hours, 27 mins ago

Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden has said multiple times he would like to return home to the United States, but has become comfortable living in Russia. Over the past two years, Snowden has adapted to his temporary home as best as he could, learning to live his life away from political scrutiny and intense media attention.

 

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"Edward and all of us hope that, sooner or later, all absurd charges against him will be lifted and the questions for him put on the legal track, without insults and name-calling. This is when he can return home," said Anatoly Kucherena, Snowden's attorney, in a statement to Interfax.

 

The idea that Snowden will one day be able to return to his homeland seems like nothing more than a fantasy at this point - it seems highly doubtful the Obama Administration, and other members of the government would be able to leave him alone.

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Microsoft unveils the Minecraft in Education initiative

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Gaming | Posted: 9 hours, 2 mins ago

Microsoft hopes teachers use Minecraft to help stimulate students in the classroom, allowing them to think creatively - and have fun while doing it.

 

 

After the game originally launched in 2011, some teachers found unique ways to embrace Minecraft. It has been used to help teach students about Japanese-American internment camps, DNA extraction, architecture, all while helping grow leadership and digital citizenship.

 

"Many of the most fun parts of Minecraft, including the collaborative nature of play, the need to experiment, the open world, the earning of achievements, and the growth of players' in-game characters as well as their personal skill sets, are also key to excellent learning environments," according to a recent blog post on the Minecraft Education website.

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Bethesda hesitant on offers for Fallout or Elder Scrolls movies

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Gaming | Posted: 10 hours, 39 mins ago

It looks like film studios have asked Bethesda about creating movies based off of Elder Scrolls and Fallout, but the gaming studio is more focused on creating great video games. The Bethesda board of directors has two TV and movie industry executives, so there is a "really good window" available - but gamers shouldn't hold their breath.

 

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Bethesda believes video games are the "best form of entertainment in the world," according to Pete Hines, marketing executive at Bethesda, in a statement to GameSpot. "Generally speaking, we view ourselves as a video game company. We make video games. Movies and TV shows are an entirely different thing."

 

The added insight from CBS President Leslie Moonves, former MGM CEO Harry Loan and other people close to Bethesda has offered unique insight into trying to create something away from games: "We've gotten a lot of very good advice about, 'There's way more things that can go wrong than can go right with this. The concern is always... do you want the world's view of The Elder Scrolls to be what [director Todd Howard] envisions in Skyrim or do you want it to be some other director who decides to make a movie that looks like Cats?"

You can legally listen to AC/DC, now on Spotify, Rdio, Apple Music

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Business, Politics & Money | Posted: 11 hours, 32 mins ago

Rock band AC/DC is now embracing streaming music, allowing its music to be shared on Spotify, Apple Music, and Rdio. The popular band has sold more than 72 million albums in the United States, and apparently hasn't liked the idea of streaming music for quite some time.

 

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AC/DC only started to allow its music to be sold on iTunes just three years ago, so digital change isn't something the band has been quick to embrace. Remember, Metallica, Led Zeppelin and the Beatles all managed to finally come to terms with iTunes - but AC/DC continued to avoid joining the digital revolution.

 

"When the latest thing comes along, everyone wants to be the first to jump in. But we were hesitant," said Angus Young, AC/DC guitarist, in a statement to the Wall Street Journal last year. "It was only later on that people said, hey, you were pretty clever. We were doing better because people were still buying the physical product."

Another researcher shares concerns with artificial intelligence

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: 11 hours, 57 mins ago

Dr. Stuart Armstrong is a member of the Oxford University Future of Humanity Institute, and the Oxford academic believes humans are risking our own survival depending how artificial intelligence (AI) developments occur in the future.

 

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"Humans steer the future not because we're the strongest or the fastest, but because we're the smartest," Dr. Armstrong recently said. "When machines become smarter than humans, we'll be handing them the steering wheel."

 

Even though the thought that robots are able to coordinate across the world without human oversight may sound irrational, the idea that humans are creating AI in itself would have seemed impossible not too long ago. If done properly, using artificial general intelligence (AGI) could greatly impact our lives for the good - but no one is really sure what will happen beyond that.

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Spotify under fire for 'silly' free streaming model by Rdio executive

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: 13 hours, 7 mins ago

Spotify offers a free membership and $9.99 per month subscription to its popular music service, but the No. 1 streaming service is effectively cannibalizing the industry, according to Rdio CEO Anthony Bay.

 

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"The idea that giving it away for free leads more people to buy is flawed. You will convert a large number of people who would normally pay for something to the free service," Bay recently told CNBC.

 

Rdio has a free offer to stream radio stations, $3.99 stripped down tier, and $9.99 per month unlimited version as it offers radio and streaming stations. Unlike Spotify, music listeners don't control the music they listen to - but can purchase songs if they like it. However, Spotify is willing to be patient and wait for free users to upgrade to the paid subscription:

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