Windows 10 Will Download Some Updates Even Over a Metered Connection

Reader AmiMoJo writes: Until now Windows 10 has allowed users to avoid downloading updates over metered (pay-per-byte) connections, to avoid racking up huge bills. Some users were setting their ethernet/wifi connections as metered in order to prevent.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotMar 20th, 2017

Inside Amazon, diversity concerns flare up over Amazon"s handling of harassment accusations against former Amazon Studios chief Roy Price (Nick Wingfield/New York Times)

Nick Wingfield / New York Times: Inside Amazon, diversity concerns flare up over Amazon's handling of harassment accusations against former Amazon Studios chief Roy Price  —  SEATTLE — Amazon on Friday tried to quell concerns.....»»

Category: topSource:  techmemeRelated News51 min. ago

OmniHub tries to fix the MacBook Pro’s port shortage with magnets and modules

 My five-year-old MacBook Pro finally gave up the ghost. After traveling the world and surviving several CESes, it was time to finally lay the thing to rest. I had some misgivings about replacing the old workhorse with one of the new models, not.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News1 hr. 6 min. ago

Google officially activates Project Loon over Puerto Rico

Google's parent company, Alphabet, has officially brought its Project Loon balloons to Puerto Rico. The company is hopeful that its new technology will be able to restore internet and cell service to the people of the island. The post Google official.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News1 hr. 59 min. ago

How to play a Hammond organ

I have a 1956 Hammond M3, youtube and this here book. Wish me luck! I bought Hammond Organ Complete because I literally had no clue how to even turn on the Hammond M3 I decided would complete my living room. Took me a while to figure out it wasn'.....»»

Category: topSource:  boingboingRelated News2 hr. 27 min. ago

CO₂ benefits of regrowing forests nothing to shake a stick at

Land use shifts could provide over a third of our needed emissions cuts. Enlarge (credit: Patrick Shepherd/CIFOR) It’s a common suggestion that we should just plant trees to suck CO2 out of the atmosphere, but this isn’t quite the solution.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News2 hr. 27 min. ago

Why Are We Still Using Passwords?

Here's some surprising news from the Akamia Edge conference. chicksdaddy writes: [E]xecutives at some of the U.S.'s leading corporations agreed that the much maligned password won't be abandoned any time soon, even as data breaches and follow-on atta.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News3 hr. 43 min. ago

Antisocial media?

 As Facebook finds itself publicly on the hook for enabling Russian agents to spread divisive propaganda via its platform, be it in the form of fake news, ‘dark ads’, issue pushing Facebook pages, and even political rallies organiz.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News4 hr. 7 min. ago

GitHub’s scandalized ex-CEO returns with Chatterbug

 Translation earbuds might eliminate some utilitarian reasons to know a language, but if you want to understand jokes, read poetry, or fall in love in a foreign tongue, you’ll have to actually learn it. Unfortunately, products like Rosetta.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News4 hr. 7 min. ago

Code School Fined $375K Over Employment Claims and Licensing Issues

An anonymous reader quotes Ars Technica: [O]ne of the most prominent institutions, New York's Flatiron School, will be shelling out $375,000 to settle charges brought by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's office. The AG said the school ope.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News4 hr. 59 min. ago

Now"s not the time to politicize the roving gangs of giant spiders slowly taking over America

First and foremost, let me say that what’s happening in this country right now is simply tragic. Families have lost loved ones, and this nation mourns with them.  But it is both premature and reprehensible to inject politics into this sudd.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News5 hr. 43 min. ago

What can a 24-megapixel selfie camera do for you? We reviewed the Vivo 7+ to find out

My wife recently decided to print out a hundred or so of the best photographs we've taken with our smartphones over the years. Looking at them, I've noticed something interesting: More than half of them were selfies. It's hardly surprising. Rear came.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News7 hr. 18 min. ago

Microsoft and Google Duke It Out Over Security Strategies

While they share many common causes, the world's largest tech companies are not above taking veiled and not-so-veiled potshots at each other, as the latest sniping between Google and Microsoft illustrates. Earlier this month, a researcher with Goog.....»»

Category: topSource:  scitechtodayRelated News7 hr. 35 min. ago

How Microsoft embraced "messy’ creativity with Windows Ink

Windows Ink isn't Microsoft's first stab at bringing stylus support to PCs -- that would be Windows XP Tablet Edition -- but it is the company's most successful. It made stylus support a core part of Windows 10, and it's.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  engadgetRelated News7 hr. 42 min. ago

Help Me, Laptop! I Need a Good, Cheap Chromebook

Chromebooks — the laptops that run Google's minimalist Chrome OS instead of Windows 10 or macOS — carry a certain allure with their lower prices, automatic updates and simple interface. But all of........»»

Category: topSource:  laptopmagRelated News7 hr. 50 min. ago

Kids" smart watches are a security/privacy dumpster-fire

The Norwegian Consumer Council hired a security firm called Mnemonic to audit the security of four popular brands of kids' smart watches and found a ghastly array of security defects: the watches allow remote parties to seize control over them in or.....»»

Category: topSource:  boingboingRelated News7 hr. 51 min. ago

Inazuma Eleven Ares Revealed For PS4, Switch, And Smartphones In Japan In Summer 2018

Level-5 hosted their latest Inazuma Walker broadcast today, where the platform for Inazuma Eleven Ares was finally revealed as PS4, Switch, iOS, and Android. Here’s a look at some new footage. Read Inazuma Eleven Ares Revealed For PS4, Switch, And.....»»

Category: gameSource:  siliconeraRelated News8 hr. 6 min. ago

Porsche Design Huawei Mate 10 redefines luxurious style in smartphones

Huawei has certainly done very well for itself to be one of the major smartphone manufacturers in the world, and some of their flagship models like the Honor 9 and Mate 9 have definitely captured the attention of many. However, they have also collabo.....»»

Category: blogSource:  coolestgadgetsRelated News8 hr. 7 min. ago

Clean 1968 Ford Bronco Restomod Needs a New Home

Nowadays, restomoded Americana can be a bit prosaic. We’ve seen it all before, and unless it’s something revolutionary from Icon, you run the risk of blending into the cruising crowd. Still If you look hard enough, there are some exceptionally cl.....»»

Category: autoSource:  motortrendRelated News8 hr. 58 min. ago

BLACK+DECKER Smart Dog Collar

Every dog deserves its very own collar, and this is exactly what the folks over at BLACK+DECKER have done, coming up with the all new Smart Dog Collar. This is a path that is less traveled by BLACK+DECKER, where through their licensing program, they.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  coolest-gadgetsRelated News8 hr. 59 min. ago

Cambridge To Oxford Connection: Ideas Competition Reveals Gallery of Finalists

The National Infrastructure Commission and Malcolm Reading Consultants have revealed an online gallery of the four final design concepts for The Cambridge to Oxford Connection: Ideas Competition. © Short.....»»

Category: infraSource:  archdailyRelated News9 hr. 6 min. ago