Microsoft is preparing to name its “Windows Blue” upgrade as Windows 8.1. ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley first unveiled the name, but The Verge has confirmed with its own sources that Microsoft will name Windows 8.1 as the upgrade to Windows 8. The upgrade will include a number of improvements to the operating system that are not usually distributed in Service Packs. Windows 8.1 will mark a new approach to Windows upgrades and updates, bringing future version changes on a yearly basis.
Microsoft will release its first Windows 8.1 public preview at its Build developer conference in late June. The software maker opened up registration for the conference today, and tickets are expected to sell out fast. Windows 8.1 will be part of the agenda, but…
This is Lesya Toumaniantz from Saransk, Russia. She let her tattoo artist boyfriend Rouslan Toumaniantz ink his name across her face the first time they met in real life after starting a relationship online. Rouslan must really have a thing for face tattoos because he’s the same dude that was accused (and later acquitted) of tattooing 56 stars on that one girl’s face after she allegedly only asked for three. *bashing face on keyboard* fghnbvfghvf hjhyj rty7hhgffg hvnfghfghbnv I just don’t even know anymore. I really did beat my head on the keyboard to type that though.
The pair – who’d met on an online chat room – say they quickly fell ‘head over heels in love’ and soon after met in Moscow, Russia, where they decided to get married.
‘It’s a symbol of our eternal devotion. I’d like him to tattoo every inch of my body,” she said.
The tattoo-mad former art student whose sister is also a tattoo artist added that above her eyebrow he had written All For Love.
‘I know that there are people who are terrified that Lesya has made a rash decision that she’ll regret horribly, but sometimes the best decisions are the ones you make in an instant with your heart rather than the ones long-debated in your mind.
Good call bro. As a matter of fact, ALL my best decisions have been made in an instant with my heart rather than the ones long-debated in my mind. You know why? “Your brain sucks.” It’s pure shit. Hey, at least if these two lovebirds ever break up she won’t have to paint her face to go to an ICP concert.
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The information leaks ahead Google’s Android event next week continue to flow, with the latest thanks to support manuals on LG’s Australian and UK websites. While we’re already familiar with the phone’s hardware thanks to a detailed Belarusian review, the manuals confirm it is going to be called the Nexus 4, and that along with the 8GB version we’ve seen there will definitely be a 16GB edition available. As you can see above, it also includes an induction coil for wireless charging and excludes any microSD slots for additional storage. This all comes after two separate Nexus 10 leaks earlier today, as well as a report by Wired of a lost Nexus 4 recovered in a San Francisco bar (sound familiar?) last month. Hit the source link below to check out the LG E960 PDF for yourself (you may need to select the “show all” radio button), although there’s only a few diagrams and support info waiting within.
[Thanks, Tim aka Zurginator]
The 3D printer craze shows no signs of stopping and Kickstarter is full of exciting examples of new printing hardware. Today’s entrant in the 3D race? The devilishly cute PandaBot, a “fur white” 3D printer with an 11x11x11-inch build area and a smooth, seamless design.
The bot prints in ABS plastic and has one enclosed print head. All of the major machinery is hidden behind white metal panels and the aforementioned “Panda” styling means this doesn’t look like a junk yard mated with the thing E.T. built in the woods.Over the past 9 months we’ve designed and built our prototype printer. Since it’s designed as a manufactured product, construction techniques and materials were chosen to make it exceptionally stable, robust, and quiet. Fully encased in metal, the PandaBot is very rigid and quiet. Our design isn’t as susceptible to vibration induced errors as other printers designed to be hand assembled. We’ve proven this by successfully printing on live national TV with no adjustments in less than 5 minutes from the back of a taxi.
Founded by Torontoans Kelly John Rose and Felix Tang, the project is looking for $ 50,000; PandaBots cost $ 800 for the basic model, which is quite reasonable. Like flowers in the meadow, 3D printers are beautiful and manifold, and this one is more attractive than most.Related Posts:
Question by choicie2k2001: Name at least three jobs that have been influenced by such technological advances as robotics, word processing? Name at least three jobs that have been influenced by such technological advances as robotics, word processing? Name at least three jobs that have been influenced by such technological advances as robotics, word processing software, fax machines, and electronic mail. Describe the jobs prior to the technological advances and explain how these jobs have changed or will change because of the technological advances. For each job, list the new skills that you feel are relevant for pay-for-knowledge pay programs.
Answer by Brad TOkay, seriously no one wants to do your homework for you. Part of learning means putting in the work. Here are some tips though. For industries I’d start with the Auto Industry as far as robotics, and software (someone needs to make the robots do stuff and they can’t do that without someone writing the program to make it move) I’d also look into Sales jobs. A lot of sales jobs use e-mail and fax machines to communicate between states. Not all companies are consolidated in one spot. Example: I worked at a bank in a call canter and we would have to contact insurance companies in different states or we had to create a report of someones identity getting stolen and send it to the Identity Theft department located in a different state or city. So there is a pretty good jumping off point. Seriously do the work and don’t expect free answers, You have the internet and it’s a great tool, but asking for free answers is lame. Be happy you have the internet. Actually you might even use that as another industry, being a student is a job, am I right? You have the internet where it wasn’t always available back in the day.
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Question by Mountain L: What would be a good name for our robotics team? I already asked this questions but didnt get any good answers.
I want it to be really cool and fun, and not to too cheesy or nerdy. you can include something about legos if you want, or about robots. i already have like the Flamin Hot Polar Bots but it seems too…dumb to me. ill take any good ideas! thanks!!!
Answer by JackieRobobotics
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As if our new hardware-based Hackathon opportunities weren’t enough, we’d love to draw your attention to Disrupt Hardware Alley, a collection of hardware startups who are ready to amaze, delight, and stupefy you with crazy hardware from around the world.
This year we have over 25 participants and we’re sponsored by NewBlue Innovators Program by Best Buy. Look for some wild stuff including a programmable flashlight, a compact and effective botanical vaporizer, and a robot that will allow home viewers to motor around the show floor and interact with visitors and exhibitors.
It will be, as they say, a hoot.
Again, special thanks to Best Buy for helping out and thanks for all of our Hardware Alley participants. It’s hard out there for small manufacturers but as we bring more hardware startups into the fold I’m sure we’ll see more respect given those hardworking, non-pivoting, and under appreciated electrical engineers who have to get it right the first time.
Manufacturers: There’s still time to join. Email me at email@example.com if you want a spot. Hurry, because tables are closing fast.Related Posts:
T-Mobile might have just gone with the nuclear option when it comes to ridiculous smartphone names. Apparently not content to let Sprint’s Galaxy S II, Epic 4G Touch hold on to the crown for unnecessarily wordy titles, Magenta is reportedly launching Samsung’s T699 as the Galaxy S Blaze Q. Yep. If you’ve stopped giggling, you’ll be glad to know TmoNews‘ leaked photos and details at least hint at a serious QWERTY slider attached to the silly name. The Android 4.0 hardware should be a slightly detuned Galaxy S III, with the familiar 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 and 720p display being tempered by a more restrained 1GB of RAM and a 5-megapixel back camera. As long as a store layout document proves accurate, we’ll have the choice of snagging a Blaze Q at T-Mobile on August 15th… assuming the store clerk doesn’t get tongue-tied first.
An as-yet unannounced Sony phone has been given another official nudge, courtesy of a filing over at leaky favorite, Bluetooth SIG. The device houses a substantial 4.6-inch screen carrying a 720p display and Sony’s Mobile Bravia engine software tweaks. It’s apparently part of Sony’s “premium product line” and while glamor shots are still non-existent, we’re told that it’ll have a familiar-sound arc design, and a metal back cover — a rarity for Sony phones. Despite these heady specs, the phone remains slim at 9 mm, and a weight of around 140g, while the LT30 model number tallies with some earlier benchmark appearances and user agent profiles that suggest the device will pack Android 4.0 and an LTE-friendly Snapdragon S4 processor. Good news then, if you thought Sony wasn’t launching enough phones this year.
At the bottom of the page for Microsoft’s new tablet Surface, there is an odd little note: “Looking for the Samsung SUR40 with Microsoft Pixelsense? Visit www.pixelsense.com“. Huh?
It looks like Microsoft’s new Surface tablet is not the first Surface to surface at the company. Before it, there was a large LCD panel, made with Samsung, which could be mounted as a table, or on a wall, that enables people to “share, collaborate and explore together using a large, thin display that recognizes fingers, hands and other objects placed on the screen.” The last update for the product was released at the beginning of 2011, during the CES show.
Customers for that version, Surface 2.0, included Dassault Aviation, Fujifilm Corp., Red Bull GmbH, Royal Bank of Canada and Sheraton Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc.
But hey! It wasn’t only big corporates who have shelled out for the Surface. TechCrunch has one, too. According to Josh, who sits in SF (I am in London):
“It’s fucking huge and apparently cost around $ 15,000. We supposedly bought it thinking we could use it for meetings and brainstorming, collaboration, hoping a developer community would emerge. That never happened, and we hardly ever use it. Now it’s the world’s most expensive coffee table.”
Microsoft hasn’t necessarily discontinued the product but it’s currently done something kind of curious with it. In an Escher-like puzzle, the URL it gives for the product actually leads to a bing search page, listing lots of further links for PixelSense, the technology used in the Surface table. [Update: the link now goes to a new Microsoft product page.]
One of those older links explains a little more about what that is:
PixelSense allows a display to recognize fingers, hands, and objects placed on the screen, enabling vision-based interaction without the use of cameras. The individual pixels in the display see what’s touching the screen and that information is immediately processed and interpreted.
Think of it like the connection between the eye and the brain. You need both, working together, to see. In this case, the eye is the sensor in the panel, it picks up the image and it feeds that to the brain which is our vision input processor that recognizes the image and does something with it. Taken in whole…this is PixelSense
PixelSense technology replaced hardware in an earlier version of Surface, a clunky-sounding implementation that needed cameras under the screens surface to sense and respond to stimuli on the surface of the device.
It’s not clear whether the new Surface tablet is using any part of the older Surface technology — although both are based on touchscreens, so far at the event in LA, nothing has been mentioned about any connection. The Surface tablet will run on Windows 8, and the Surface LCDs first used Windows Vista and then Windows 7, according to this post.
Apart from the aptness of the name, there is another possible reason for why Microsoft chose an existing trademark it owned rather than try to develop something new for this tablet: it helped the company keep snooping journalists off its scent — a point noted by Nicholas James:
“FWIW I think @microsoft were smart using #Surface trademark to keep this under wraps for as long as possible!”
We will ask Microsoft for more details and update as we learn more.Related Posts: