Why did Microsoft rename Win Holographic to "Windows Mixed Reality"?
Published in Wearables


First developer kits arriving later this month


Last week Microsoft decided to make a brand name change to the Windows Holographic platform that will ship with an upcoming version of Windows and enable a variety of apps and programs to run on new head-mounted display units arriving this spring.

Goldman Sachs wants people to buy Nvidia
Published in News


Take share away from AMD


The bank which rules the world Goldman Sachs  has told its investors that they should buy Nvidia because the launch of its latest graphics card will boost sales and take share from the competition, AMD.

Asustek VR ready for third quarter
Published in News


Sorting out suppliers

Asustek is choosing suppliers for its VR head-mounted display (HMD) devices so it can have its production start in the third quarter of 2017.

Nvidia shows off Jetson supercomputer
Published in Graphics


An itsy bitsy teeny weeny mobile super brain


Nvidia has been showing off its Jetson TX2 mini supercomputer, which is a tiny PC that is designed for artificial intelligence (AI).

Lawyer admits smut scam
Published in News


Made him millions


A law school graduate told a court that he discovered a wizard wheeze to make a lot of cash fast which involved accusing people who used the internet of downloading illegal porn

Assange pulled another snow job on the press
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Still on the run from Swedish authorities, President Putin’s favourite propaganda channel Julian Assange has released a trove of documents which show the CIA’s methods of hacking.

Android is about to become the world’s most-used OS
Published in News


Beating Windows


Beancounters at web analytics service StatCounter have added up some numbers and divided them by their shoe size and reached the conclusion that Android is about to eclipse Windows as the world's most-used operating system.

Dell getting more excited about Linux desktops
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Apparently 2017 is the year of the Linux desktop

A decade after it first introduced its first pre-installed Linux computer, Dell claims it is more committed than ever to offering Linux-powered machines to users.

Nest adds two-factor authentication to its smart thermostats
Published in News


Prevents unapproved logins in event of account compromise


Palo Alto-based startup Nest Labs, which introduced its first Nest Learning Thermostat in 2011 along with a range of other home automation devices, prior to being acquired by Google, has just announced that it is introducing two-factor authentication for additional security to prevent customer security footage from getting stolen by thieves.

Amazon will hand over Echo audio data in murder case
Published in News


Warrant request was made for audio recordings on company's servers

Thanks to a proper demonstration of First Amendment rights by consent of a defendant to release information obtained under a warrant, Amazon has now repositioned its stance on a November 2015 murder case and has agreed to release audio recordings originating from an Echo device during the incident.