Microsoft

Windows 10 To Be Released ‘For Free’ On July 29

Users of Windows will able to upgrade to the latest version of the operating system for free, says Microsoft. Windows 10 will be initially available for release for PCs and tablets, although you will need to be running the latest version of Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8.1 update. And customers will be able to get an upgrade for free within the first year of release. Microsoft has promised Windows 10 will be faster than ever, work across different devices and bring…

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Goldfish Now Have Longer Attention Span Than Humans…

Average human attention span is 8 seconds compared to 9 seconds for a goldfish, according to research. Apparently, the average human attention span in 2000 was 12 seconds but in 2013 it was 8 seconds – 1 second less than that a goldfish. The statistics have been highlighted in a new report from Microsoft, which draws on research into the digital lifestyles of Canadians and finds the ability to remain focussed on a single task – particularly in the non-digital world –…

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Rise of the machines… Bill Gates warning over Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Microsoft founder Bill Gates is worried Artificial Intelligence (AI) could get out of control. If you have watched any Terminator films, which feature a world where machines have taken over, you might be a tinsy little bit concerned. And he’s not the only one – renowned scientist Stephen Hawking told the BBC: “The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race.” Space pioneer and tech entrepreneur Elon Musk has also voiced concern about AI. Mr Gates made his…

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Windows 10 features – are you excited? Vote here

Update: Read our latest post on Windows 10 – including news of a “free upgrade” pledge – by clicking here >>> Windows 10: 7 things to know   The start menu appears to be back with Windows 10, which Microsoft is expected to further show off on Wednesday 21 January 2015. Following the lukewarm, at best, response to Windows 8, Microsoft has decided to skip a number to Windows 10 – which some have argued is an attempt to differentiate its latest product.…

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