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DisplayPort 1.4 will support 8K displays PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 04 March 2016 04:44
DisplayPort 1.4 will support 8K displays

 

DisplayPort 1.4 graduates from supporting 4K, though it's not certain when devices will be compatible with the new standard. Big changes are coming to the popular DisplayPort display standard, with version 1.4 promising support for 8K displays. DisplayPort 1.4 will allow 8K displays to hook up to laptops, smartphones and other devices via a USB Type-C port. The new standard was announced by VESA (Video Electronics Standards Association) on Tuesday. The USB Type-C connector is already gaining popularity, so DisplayPort 1.4 will be easy to implement in devices. There's another 8K connector called SuperMHL under development that requires new ports but can also be slapped on USB Type-C connectors. 4K TVs are gaining popularity, but will be replaced by 8K in the coming years. Sharp was to first to retail an 8K TV for a whopping $133,000. Other top TV makers have shown 8K TVs, and may release them in time for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, which will be broadcast in 8K. It's still a challenge to transfer 4K video in real-time through USB Type-C port considering the amount of bandwidth required. But VESA has figured out a way to resolve the issue of 8K video transfer. A Display Stream Compression (DSC) technology in DisplayPort 1.4 is designed to compress video into smaller packets, which will make it possible to transmit 8K video from a device to displays.VESA says video quality won't be affected by the compression...More can be found at windows10newsinfo forum.

 

 
Windows 10 Redstone: Second wave PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 03 March 2016 15:51
Windows 10 Redstone: Second wave

 

Microsoft is currently developing the next version of Windows 10, codenamed Redstone which will introduce a whole batch of new features, fixes and other operating system improvements. So far, Microsoft has released multiple pre-release builds of Redstone to Insiders for testing, but is yet to give any dates as to when Redstone will be ready for the public. We already know that Redstone will launch in two waves, the first of which will be happening in June. This first update is being developed under the tag RS1, and according to my sources will focus mostly on the convergence of different Windows 10 devices such as PC, Xbox and Phone. RS1 will heavily concentrate on the Universal App Platform, bringing the Windows Store to Xbox One and introducing more Project Centennial and Islandwood apps to the Store. There will also be a bigger focus on universal AAA video game titles between Xbox and PC, which is something we have already started seeing as of recently. In short, the Windows Store in RS1 aims to be a hub for all media-related content on the Windows platform, accessible from any Windows 10 device. As mentioned in the past, Continuum will also be a big focal point in Redstone. The ultimate goal here is to use Continuum as a way of bringing devices closer together, and this should happen with Redstone...To learn more visit our forum.

 

 
Windows 10 Redstone Gets Antivirus Scanning At Boot PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 02 March 2016 01:11

Windows 10 Redstone Gets Antivirus Scanning At Boot

 

While antivirus scanning at system boot is not an entirely new concept, it appears that Windows 10 Redstone might come with this feature in order to remove threats before the user logs in. Into the operating system, obviously. Microsoft continues to make Windows 10 as secure an OS as possible, and the latest preview build released for Insiders come with an important improvement in this regard — what the software titan calls Windows Defender Offline. Conveniently named, this feature allows users to scan for threats before logging into Windows. The newly released build 14271 offers this boot scanner feature, which actually should be standard on all modern antivirus solutions, considering it can block malware from running at startup. As noted, this handy new option is now integrated into Windows Defender, and is very much a step in the right direction. Obviously, this is not something for everyday use, but it’s very welcome nevertheless. As you can see from the screenshot above, this functionality is now directly integrated in Windows 10 and can be accessed from the Settings screen. In fact, this feature has been part of the OS since build 1511, but not in the Settings app. And the only way to start it was via the MpWDOScan PowerShell command. Redmond actually rolled this out all the way back in 2011, as a standalone application that allowed users to scan their computers at boot...Turn to windows10newsinfo forum for further details.

 

 
Microsoft Support may have a tough time handling Windows 10 help requests now PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 09 February 2016 16:55
Microsoft Support may have a tough time handling Windows 10 help requests now

 

Will Microsoft Support be able to cope up with the deluge of help requests that may come up, after offering Windows 10 as a Recommended Update? Suddenly you may have a lot of computers upgraded to Windows 10 – most successfully, but some bricked or with problems maybe. Microsoft has now decided to push Windows 10 as a recommended upgrade. Offering Windows 10 as a Recommended Update is expected to push Windows 10 adoption faster, since most users already have this option checked in Windows Update setting. While for most, including myself, the Windows 10 Upgrade has been a smooth affair, for many it has bricked their laptops or caused problems & issues. What will happen now, after it is pushed as a Recommended Update to Windows 8.1/7 users? You find issues all over the Internet forums saying that the Windows 10 upgrade created problems for them. Seriously, here is a guy whose upgrade is stuck, and he is asked to clean install Windows 10 using the Media Creation Tool. Isn’t it a little too much to expected from a regular John or Jane computer user? I mean, isn’t it unfair to expect a regular home user who cannot open some file types, to open CMD or PowerShell and Run SFC, DISM and finally if all fails to install Windows 10 using the Media Creation tool? Sure a geek may be able to do it, but a regular home user!? Many a times, the question is not either presented properly or if it is, then it is not understood properly – and then then the users is directed to some KB article which an average computer user finds too technical to understand....To learn more and read user complaints visit windows10newsinfo forum.

 

 
Nintendo Releases Details about Its First Mobile App Miitomo PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 03 February 2016 21:24
Nintendo Releases Details about Its First Mobile App Miitomo

 

Five years ago Nintendo’s late great Worldwide President Satoru Iwata stated that developing software for mobile devices was “absolutely not under consideration”. Despite investor pressure to follow modern trends and hook up with smart devices and criticisms that the company was stuck in the dark ages of gaming, it seemed like Nintendo was fixing to stay with what it knew. Since Mr Iwata’s remarks the company launched the Wii U home system in 2012. Sticking with tradition but adding a touch-screen twist was a gamble that didn’t pay off financially. This console initially confused gamers and brought little market success. Nintendo saw massive losses in the following years. Fast forward to March 2015, and Nintendo made the shocking announcement that it has entered a long-term partnership with Japanese app maker DeNA but little was made public about how this would affect the brand – only that Nintendo IPs would cross over onto smart devices in the next few years. This would be one of Mr Iwata’s last announcements before his passing in July of that year. With the direction of the Nintendo brand now in the hands of new President Tatsumi Kimishima everything was about to change. Almost a year later Nintendo has released information about its first mobile app, a social interaction platform called Miitomo...Learn more at windows10newsinfo forum.

 

 
Microsoft starts pushing Windows 10 PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 02 February 2016 05:25

Microsoft starts pushing Windows 10

 

Microsoft is stepping up its Windows 10 push by making the OS a 'recommended' -- though not required -- update for Windows 7 and 8.1 users, beginning February 1. In October 2015, Microsoft officials outlined a schedule for stepping up the company's push to get Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users to move to Windows 10. On February 1, Microsoft started making good on the promised push. "As we shared in late October on the Windows Blog, we are committed to making it easy for our Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 customers to upgrade to Windows 10. We updated the upgrade experience today to help our customers, who previously reserved their upgrade, schedule a time for their upgrade to take place," said a company spokesperson. What does that cryptic statement (delivered at 5 pm ET, right in the middle of the Google earnings call, by the way) actually mean? It means today's the day Windows 10 moves to "recommended" status. In October, Microsoft execs said the "reservation" phase of upgrading to Windows 10 had ended. That phase of the upgrade push involved users proactively "reserving" their free copies of Windows 10 for download.The next phase of the push was to mark Windows 10 as an "Optional" update in Windows Update for all Windows 7 and 8 customers. After that, Microsoft officials said in early 2016 they'd re-categorize Windows 10 as a "Recommended" update. Officials did concede that users with automatic updates enabled might see the Windows 10 upgrade automatically initiate on their devices. But they said that users would not be fully moved to Windows 10 unless they proactively chose to do so. And if anyone does move -- intentionally or inadvertently -- to Windows 10 and are unhappy with it, they have 31 days to roll back to their previous Windows versions...For more turn your attention to windows10newsinfo forum.

 

 
Microsoft probably Has Your Encryption Key PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 01 January 2016 08:54

Microsoft probably Has Your Encryption Key

 

ONE OF THE EXCELLENT FEATURES of new Windows devices is that disk encryption is built-in and turned on by default, protecting your data in case your device is lost or stolen. But what is less well-known is that, if you are like most users and login to Windows 10 using your Microsoft account, your computer automatically uploaded a copy of your recovery key — which can be used to unlock your encrypted disk — to Microsoft’s servers, probably without your knowledge and without an option to opt out. During the “crypto wars” of the ’90s, the National Security Agency developed an encryption backdoor technology — endorsed and promoted by the Clinton administration — called the Clipper chip, which it hoped telecom companies would use to sell backdoored crypto phones. Essentially, every phone with a Clipper chip would come with an encryption key, but the government would also get a copy of that key — this is known as key escrow — with the promise to only use it in response to a valid warrant. But due to public outcry and the availability of encryption tools like PGP, which the government didn’t control, the Clipper chip program ceased to be relevant by 1996...For more turn your attention to windows10newsinfo forum.

 

 
What You Need to Know Before Flying a Drone PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 25 December 2015 04:04

 What You Need to Know Before Flying a Drone

 

Drones are awesome fun. They can bring out the inner kid in even the most jaded individual, but they can also land people in a lot of trouble. Here are some things every new drone owner should know before taking to the skies. Traditional R/C model airplanes are a time-tested hobby that require patience and dedication. True R/C hobbyists often devote thousands of dollars and hours to their passion. Drones, or Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), on the other hand, are relatively and generally pretty easy to operate and well within the budgets of many people. That’s not to say, drones don’t require significant skill, practice, and patience to master. On the contrary, their simplicity is deceptive and to that end, many newbs go into them with unreasonable expectations. But, here’s something that many people don’t know or realize, if you’re not fully abreast of UAS do’s and don’ts, you can end up in a lot of trouble. You can run afoul of the law and face felony charges if you’re flying in the wrong place at the wrong time. You can face hefty fines if you hit or endanger pedestrians. Or, someone could take your drone flying personally and pick a fight. The point is, bad stuff can happen if you don’t know what you’re doing and if you’re not aware of the laws and practical points of safe UAS flying. In fact, it’s fair to say that most rookie UAS pilots get into trouble when they fly where they’re not supposed to. The FAA Advisory Circular 91-57 is one page, dates all the way back to 1981, and states simply that model aircraft operators – in this case people flying drones – cannot fly their crafts more than 400 feet above the ground, must keep them within sight, and should not operate within five miles of an airport without first informing the airport’s operating authorities or aircraft control tower. How far you can fly is going to be limited to the space you’re flying in and line of sight...More rules and regulations can be found at windows10newsinfo forum.

 

 
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