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May 25, 2016 2:15 PM Don’t click the ‘X’: Microsoft rolls out new Windows 10 upgrade prompt that may catch you out

Instead of allowing users to close the window by clicking the red ‘X’, the latest Windows 10 upgrade notification kicks the update off. There are around two months left to upgrade to Windows 10 for free, and Microsoft is determined to get as many people using its new operating system as possible. As previously announced, the company is now making Windows 19

May 3, 2016 12:55 AM Doubt still lingers over the true identity of Bitcoin's creator

Mr Wright said in a blog post and interviews with three media organisations that he developed the original Bitcoin software under the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto, a claim that has been disputed by others. Mr Wright provided technical evidence, including the original encryption keys, that have been confirmed by prominent members of the Bitcoin community 13

May 2, 2016 5:43 PM Consensus 2016: Bitcoin takes governance lessons from Ethereum

With news that Dr Craig Wright has re-affirmed that he is Satoshi Nakamoto, the question of Bitcoin governance is riding even higher than usual at this year's industry standard crypto conference, Consensus 2016. At the opening of the conference, Garrick Hileman of the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, made the point that Bitcoin could take some governance 12

April 22, 2016 3:49 AM Android in Numbers: Key Dates and Figures Behind the Computing Phenomenon

Here are key dates and figures behind Alphabet-owned Google's Android operating software, a computing phenomenon that runs the vast majority of smartphones sold across the world. The number of smartphones shipped in 2015 that are powered by Android, according to research group Gartner. That accounts for 82 per cent of the market, dwarfing the 225.85 million 82

April 20, 2016 3:57 PM This time it has a better chance of success

IN 2001—aeons ago in internet time—the European Commission sent a sternly worded missive to Microsoft. It accused the software maker of having illegally extended its dominance in operating systems for personal computers (PCs) into adjacent markets, for instance by tying Windows to programs that play music and videos. The legal action lasted more than a decade 25

April 20, 2016 8:43 AM EU set to charge Google over Android

EU is lookin­g at whethe­r Google gives unfair promin­ence to its own apps BRUSSELS: The EU’s anti-trust chief is widely expected to unveil anti-trust charges against Google’s Android, the world’s most popular mobile phone operating system, as she faces reporters on Wednesday. The European Commission, the powerful executive arm of the 28-nation European 12

April 19, 2016 1:27 AM Amazon’s stand-alone video offer pressures Netflix, its own client

By stepping up pressure on Netflix with a stand-alone video subscription, Amazon.com is challenging not only a major competitor, but also a big cloud-computing client. Beyond whether Amazon manages to dethrone Netflix as the king of streaming video, the move is a sign of how all-encompassing the Seattle tech giant’s empire has become. And it shows how the increasingly 47

April 11, 2016 3:23 PM It's time for upgradable cars: O'Donnell

But there are several other aspects of Tesla’s new cars that automakers should note. Tesla is one of the only carmakers that offers over-the-air software updates to their cars. The company takes the approach software is never done and offers regular upgrades not only to traditional infotainment features—such as clock apps and climate controls—but also to driving 11

April 6, 2016 12:09 PM The virtual worlds that keep us coming back to the HTC Vive

Eight launch games to check out on your simulated holodeck. Typically, the excitement for a new game hardware launch is tempered by a lineup of rushed, undercooked games. Devs throw all kinds of stuff at the wall while coming to grips with new hardware—and that’s only worse when it looks like the system hinges on a “gimmick,” like the Wii or the Kinect 37 1

April 6, 2016 7:47 AM Nvidia goes deep with new DGX-1 supercomputer

Personal computers have come a long way since the hefty notebooks of the early 1980s. Today's laptops are shedding bulk almost as fast as your local CrossFit evangelist, and the latest effort from Hewlett-Packard is set to undercut them all. Its newly announced HP Spectre will enter the market as the world's thinnest laptop, and it is packing some punch 60