butilikethecookie writes: Microsoft has just delivered a preview release of it's upcoming operating system, Windows 8. This version focuses on bug fixes, small UI enhancements, and better multi-monitor support. Link to Original Source
An anonymous reader writes: Microsoft is planning to release MS Office Mobile Suite very soon. Rumor has it that Microsoft is going to release Microsoft Office Suite for IPad and Android devices. This is great as it gives a much wider audience compared to just on the IPad. Link to Original Source
What sort of witchcraft is this?!? I have all my updates done like you and have been crashing since day one. 5 min. into the game to tell you the truth. Maybe it's a good time to "sway" my wife into letting me drop 1500 dollars on a shinny new (BEAST) computer?:)
butilikethecookie writes: If you are a frequent traveler with a laptop, tablet or even a smartphone, you are likely always on the lookout for a way to get some free WiFi access. More often than not, however, you are forced to pay a fee to link up to a solid WiFi connection and sometimes those prices can be expensive.
Now AT&T has confirmed it will begin an experiment that's designed to give users a free WiFi connection on their network, but as usual there's a catch. GigaOM reports that the service will involve the user watching a 30 second video ad for every 40 minutes he or she is connected to the WiFi network.
The experiment is slated to launch in September at the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. While the service has been confirmed for laptop users, there's no word if tablet or smartphone owners will be able to access it as well. Link to Original Source
butilikethecookie writes: Restoring an Xbox 360 console to factory settings before selling it apparently isn't enough to remove your personal information.Drexel University researcher Ashley Podhradsky said that her team had successfully retrieved credit card data from a refurbished Xbox using simple modding tools. The software gave them access to the console's files and folders, letting them extract information that hadn't been wiped even by the Microsoft-authorized reseller. Link to Original Source
butilikethecookie writes: Canada's 2012 federal budget will eliminate production of the penny starting this fall in order to save costs. The budget claims that the coin is a "burden to the economy," as it it costs the Canadian government 1.6 cents to produce each penny — and Canada estimates that it will save about $11 million a year with its elimination. Canada joins a growing number of countries in sacking the penny, including Sweden, New Zealand, Mexico, Australia, Israel, Brazil, and others, and the penny debate is currently ongoing in the US. Looks like I'm done collecting Canadian Pennies. *sad face* Link to Original Source
butilikethecookie writes: The founder of Linux was invited to Apple HQ in Cupertino by Steve Jobs at the turn of the millennium, where is was invited to join Apple and work on (what would become) OS X. The lure? ‘Unix for the biggest user base’.The catch? That he would have to stop development on Linux, a condition that led Torvalds to flatly refuse the offer. Imagine: no Linux would have meant no Ubuntu, no Chrome OS, and no Android; the entire ecosystem of technology could have been dramatically changed by acceptance of this one job offer. Link to Original Source
butilikethecookie writes: Elder Scrolls Online will likely take place during the “Second Era,” or several hundred years before any of the other Elder Scrolls games.Elder Scrolls Online will have three playable factions. Not much is known about the factions, except each is represented by one of three animals: A lion, a dragon, and a bird of prey. A May 2012 announcement would likely be followed by some sort of presence at E3, the annual Los Angeles video game convention. The game would also be shown at Quakecon 2012 in August, along with id Software’s Doom 4 and several other titles. Link to Original Source
butilikethecookie writes: The Folks over at Stardock have created an app to add a pretty metro style start menu to Windows 8 Consumer Preview. Unfortunately it is unavailable at this time but there is a signup if you want to be notified when available. Link to Original Source