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James Gunn Confirms Anti-Piracy Tech at San Diego Comic Con PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 12 July 2016 09:59

San Diego Comic Con International is the biggest geek-fest of the year and whether you’re lucky enough to attend, or even if you’re not, you can always guarantee some tantalising footage from some of the top upcoming movies is sure to follow! As much as we love a shiny new HD trailer, sometimes this isn’t always the way we get to see the footage first and illegal recordings surface from the SDCC every year and grainy videos pop up all over the social networking sites. This year, however, the organisers are expected to employ special technology to prevent the clips from leaking ahead of time and keep them exclusive to the event and its attendees. It was actually Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 director James Gunn who teased on his Facebook page that his new flick will be represented at the event and also dropped the bomb about the new high tech pirate preventing measures: “You might see something if you’re in Hall H on July 23 with me and the Marvel panel. Or if someone secretly films that – which is less likely to happen because of new technology, but I still know sometimes happens – then you’ll see it right after. If not then, it will be a short while.”

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Free Windows 10 upgrade: time is running out PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 11 June 2016 11:45

By the time you read this, there are roughly seven weeks remaining until Microsoft's free Windows 10 upgrade offer expires on July 30. After that, you're going to have to pay US$119 to upgrade your PC to the latest and greatest Windows.  If you've been on the fence – if you're still running Windows 7 or especially Windows 8.1 – it's probably time to upgrade to Windows 10.  The past few weeks especially, Microsoft has been making headlines by using tactics to promote the upgrade that are annoying at best and misleadingly icky at worst. It's not a flattering look for Microsoft to push Windows 10 on people so aggressively, especially when there are plenty of good reasons to stay on older versions of Windows.  But if you can get past that, and if you don't have a pressing and immediate reason to stay with an older version, there are lots of great reasons to upgrade, and not a lot of reasons to hesitate.  First and foremost, Windows 10 is just plain nice to use. I have found lately that I can get more done on a Windows 10 machine such as Microsoft’s own Surface Book than on an Apple Macbook. With Windows 10,

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Bluetooth 5 is coming, will be faster, support longer range PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 09 June 2016 20:07

Last year the Bluetooth Special Interest Group announced that the next generation of its wireless data transmission standard would be faster and work over greater distances, all without increasing power consumption. Now we have a name for that next-gen technology: Bluetooth 5. The Bluetooth SIG says the official announcement is coming on June 16th. Bluetooth 5 is expected to be up to four times faster than Bluetooth 4.x Low Energy, while the range is said to be doubled. The increased range might not matter much if you’re trying to connect a wireless mouse or keyboard to your computer, or wireless headphones or a smartwatch to your phone. But it means you could transmit sound to a Bluetooth speaker from much further away… and it have other applications. For example, Bluetooth 5 could be used to connect smart home products to one another or to a hub or gateway. And Bluetooth beacons would be able to more easily deliver location-based information to users as they travel through stores, museums, or streets. source:liliputing

 
Windows 10 Redstone Brings Background Process Improvements PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 08 June 2016 11:40

A little too late to be talking about these background process improvements in Windows 10 Redstone, particularly as developers need time to implement them, but there you go. Microsoft has outlined these in a blog post. A lengthy and geeky blog post. - The idea being optimizing the background activity of the applications, as many users do not want to close the applications but keep them running in the background. But for this to happen, every program needs to be optimized, so as to have as small as impact on the system as possible. Luckily, with all the focus on the universal apps for Windows 10, Microsoft has an opportunity to empower developers with solutions to optimize their software. The new operating system now offers developers the ability to have their apps run in the background either as a separate process or directly inside the foreground application. This single process model, though, only arrives with the Anniversary Update, and as Redmond explains, the company is planning even more tweaks to the solution in the coming months:

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Get free Leawo iTransfer License: Limited Time Offer PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 12 June 2016 11:53

Leawo iTransfer, the powerful tool is available for free for a limited time. Regarded as one of the best alternatives of iTues, Leawo iTransfer is a simple but powerful transfer program which helps the users to transfer the data among their iOS devices, iTunes, and Windows PCs with an ease. You can just transfer all your data without synchronizing with iTunes. So basically, iTransfer is an all-inclusive transfer which includes iPhone transfer, iPod transfer, and iPad transfer which can back up all files on your IOS devices and transfer among all the portable players. You can play all videos your and audios on all Apple devices freely after the transfer. The software helps to take the backup in iPhone, iPad, and iPod data to a Windows PC. It does more than what iTunes can do for you. If you have deleted the data accidentally, iTransfer will help your backup iPod/iPhone/iPad to your Windows PC.

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Install Android 6.0 Marshmallow on your PC with Android-x86 RC1 PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 10 June 2016 11:40

The Android-x86 project has been providing a way to install Google’s mobile operating system on desktop and notebook computers for years, and now the team is just about finished with the first build based on Android 6.0. A release candidate for Android-x86 6.0 is now available for download, and it’s designed to run on most computer with 32-bit x86 or 64-bit x86_64 processors. This isn’t an emulator that lets you run Android within Windows or another operating system. It’s a full-fledged OS that you install much the same way you would Ubuntu or another Linux distribution. The latest version supports computers with UEFI, features support for OpenGL ES 3.x hardware acceleration on computers with AMD or NVIDIA graphics, and supports most of the features you’d want from an Android device, including WiFi, Bluetooth, audio, multi-touch, camera, an Ethernet. There are a few known issues with the release candidate, including

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Google and EU govts’ cross-hiring revealed in new report PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 09 June 2016 11:44

A new report has raised concerns about Google's influence in European politics, revealing a “revolving door” between the tech giant and politicians. It follows research which proved a similar relationship between Google and Washington.  The study, conducted by the Google Transparency Project (GPT), found at least 80 “revolving door” moves over the past decade, finding instances in which Google hired government employees and European governments hired Google staff. “Google, now part of Alphabet Inc., has hired at least 65 government officials from all over the European Union since 2005,” the GPT wrote on its website. Twenty-six of those officials came from the UK. The initiative listed a couple of Google's recent hires by name, including Tomas Gulbinas, former ambassador-at-large for the Lithuanian government, and Georgios Mavros, an adviser to a French member of the European Parliament. Google hired both officials as lobbyists last year.

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Computex 2016: Jide Remix Pro Tablet With Snapdragon 652 CPU and Remix OS 3.0 PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 06 June 2016 19:38

Jide Remix is one of the most interesting tablets on the market, particularly thanks to its software, that makes Android more desktop-like. Now there’s a Jide Remix Pro out there and it was spotted and handled at Computex 2016 by the folks of Notebook Italia. The very same device was showcased at CES 2016, but this version has been revamped. We’re dealing with a 2 in 1 unit, that was shown at the Qualcomm booth from Computex. This makes sense, seeing how it integrates the Snapdragon 652 CPU inside. The core concept stays the same as the Jide Remix, a detachable tablet with a dock keyboard and pogo pins, but this time we get a magnesium frame in the mix. Remix Pro measures less than 7 mm in waistline and weighs around 650 grams, being more compact than the predecessor. Jide also included a Remix key on the keyboard, that has the same functionality as a Windows key. The Snapdragon 652 CPU will work in tandem with a 2K resolution 12 inch IPS screen and other specs include 3 GB of RAM, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, WiFi dual band, MU-MIMO, 4G LTE and an 8 megapixel camera at the back.

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