A news report out Thursday indicated that Microsoft is poised to give the world a glimpse at a new-generation computer operating system that will succeed Windows 8. The US software titan could hold an event as early as the end of September to provide a look at a version of what is expected to be called "Windows 9," according to technology news website The Verge. The introduction will be aimed at developers behind programs designed for computers powered by Windows software.
You might not be looking for the most Stupendous Splendiferous ButterUp butter knife out there for your cold butter, but almost 7,000 backers on Kickstarter definitely want to improve their experience when it comes to spreading butter taken right out of the fridge. With 12 days left in the campaign, the aforementioned knife project raised over AUD $170,000, well above its initial AUD $38,000 goal. The ButterUp knife wants to fix all the problems you may have with spreading the delicious treat immediately after taking it out of the fridge over your favorite bread – because who wants to wait for butter to warm up, right? The clever trick for the ButterUp is a built-in grater that helps the hungry person
(Reuters) - Home Depot Inc named Craig Menear its chief executive, replacing Frank Blake, who will stay on as chairman. The appointment of Menear, a retail industry veteran and president of Home Depot's U.S. retail business, is effective Nov. 1, the company said in a statement. (Reporting by Siddharth Cavale in Bangalore)
Modern operating systems "sandbox" apps so that they can't affect each other — in theory. In this way, the researchers were able to steal login credentials from the Gmail app, a Social Security number from the H&R Block app, a credit-card number from the NewEgg app and a bank-check image from the Chase app. Only the Amazon app proved resistant, though not immune.
Everything about the Galaxy Note 4’s camera has been leaked well ahead of its official launch, thanks to , including plenty of details about the upcoming selfie bloatware that will be available to users in addition to Samsung’s existing camera modes. FROM EARLIER: New benchmark confirms the Galaxy Note 4 will be as monstrously great as you hoped When it comes to camera hardware, the Galaxy Note 4 will apparently feature a 16-megapixel Sony IMX240 camera sensor with optical image stabilization and UHD video recording, and a 3.7-megapixel front-facing camera with WQHD video recording. These details are in line with what a recent AnTuTu benchmark test for the Galaxy Note 4 has revealed. A sensor built into the bottom right side of the handset
Lori Emerson's Reading Writing Interfaces"When computers move into people's homes, it would be most unfortunate if they were merely black boxes whose internal workings remained the exclusive province of the priests." "Homebrewery vs. the Software Priesthood," Byte magazine, 1976Ok. I admit it. The MacBook Air upon which I'm typing IS a black...
The S&P 500 broke two records during Thursday's session, climbing past its previous intraday all-time high of 1,991.39 and ending above its previous record close of 1,987.98. Market participants refrained from making big bets before Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's speech on Friday at a policymakers' meeting in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, which could provide clues on the timing of an interest-rate hike. Some investors also remained skeptical of whether the stock market's recent gains are sustainable, pointing to light trading volume. The S&P 500 gained 5.86 points, or 0.29 percent, to end at 1,992.37.
Google has created what it calls a "Matrix-style," virtual version of California's road system that it's been using to test self-driving cars before sending them out onto the actual road, according to the Guardian. Google is apparently so thrilled with its simulation that it petitioned California's government earlier this year, in a letter obtained by the Guardian, to allow it to use these virtual simulations in place of actual driving tests when certifying a vehicle for use. "Computer simulations are actually more valuable, as they allow manufacturers to test their software under far more conditions and stresses than could possibly be achieved on a test track," Google safety director Ron Medford wrote. The simulation maps the entirety of California's road system and has been used to virtually drive Google's autonomous cars for over 4 million miles, according to the Guardian.
Detroit pitcher David Price tossed a one-hitter at his former Tampa Bay teammates Thursday but lost as the Rays edged the visiting Tigers 1-0. Five days shy of his 29th birthday, the American left-hander faced his former Major League Baseball club for the first time and took the loss thanks to the only hit he surrendered. A throwing error by Detroit shortstop Eugenio Suarez allowed Ben Zobrist to reach first base with one out in the first inning and Brandon Guyer followed with a triple to centerfield to produce the game's only run. Tampa Bay starter Alex Cobb and relievers Brad Boxberger and Jake McGee combined on a four-hit shutout to snap a four-game losing skid for the Rays.
Tottenham Hotspur closed in on a place in the group stage of the Europa League on Thursday after coming from behind to win 2-1 away to AEL Limassol in Cyprus in their play-off first leg. The north London side are looking to reach the group stage for the fourth season running, and late goals by Roberto Soldado and Harry Kane have them in the driving seat ahead of next week's return at White Hart Lane. Spanish striker Adrian Sardinero opened the scoring in the 14th minute for AEL, who finished second in the Cypriot top flight last season and parachuted into the Europa League after losing to Zenit St Petersburg in the Champions League third qualifying round.
By Malathi Nayak SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - U.S video game service Ouya is turning to Asia to capture the growth that has eluded the startup on its own home turf. The Santa Monica, California-based firm has partnered with Xiaomi Inc to take its games to Chinese living rooms via the smartphone maker's new streaming boxes and "smart" TVs, an Ouya executive and a source at Xiaomi close to the deal told Reuters. Xiaomi, which in three years became China's top smartphone seller ahead of Apple Inc and Samsung, harbors ambitions beyond mobile gadgets. Last year, it expanded into the TV and set-top box business with its "MiBox" and "MiTV." Ouya Chief Executive Julie Uhrman said details are still getting hashed out but it's likely Ouya will get a dedicated channel on Xiaomi software installed on those devices, on which gamers can shop for and download a selection of its independently developed games later this year, Uhrman said.
Clayton Vila is finally taking hold of the reins. Vila has filmed with production companies like Stept, TGR, and Poor Boyz but always felt like he had to cede a little too much creative control to larger forces. This fall, the 23-year old will drop his first solo film project, Five, fo' free on the interwebs. This 11-minute documentary shines light on Vila's past, how he views himself as a skier, and why he decided to self-direct and self-produce his own film. If Vila goes as hard on this film as he has on his face—and there's little doubt the self-proclaimed perfectionist will—my fingers are poised and ready above my mouse to stream the shit out of this.Read More
District Judge Thomas Griesa on Thursday called Argentina's proposed debt restructuring plan "illegal" but stopped short of holding the country in contempt, saying that would not help resolve the dispute that led to the country's second default in a dozen years. Griesa said proposed legislation announced on Tuesday by President Cristina Fernandez would violate orders he imposed favoring creditors who refused to restructure bonds following the country's 2002 default on $100 billion in debt. Argentina missed a June interest payment after Griesa blocked payments owed to holders of debt issued under U.S. The proposal prompted lawyers for Elliott Management Corp's NML Capital Ltd and Aurelius Capital Management, the leading bondholders suing for payment after not participating in the country's restructurings, to seek a contempt finding.