Yesterday's computer news was about something old: Windows 7. After eleven years, Microsoft officially discontinued support – although, as Tom Warren notes, the company is likely to blink and have some kind of security update provides for something critical.
Windows has a reputation for delivering a good version and a bad version. Windows 7 was one of the good versions, and upgrades to Windows 10 are free for consumers. That means you can skip Windows 8 and have more power.
The future for Windows is now more difficult to guess. Microsoft does not publish "Windows 1
When I interviewed Microsoft's CEO in May 2018 (time is passing !!), it was clear to me that Microsoft wanted to make sure its wealth didn't depend on Windows – and Nadella has already achieved that goal. Microsoft is also focused on ensuring that its software runs well on other platforms as well as the platform the company is based on – maybe more.
I think the action will focus on the new Edge browser based on Chromium for the time being and what Microsoft can do with it. I am confident that the Edge browser itself works quite well, and I hope it is less battery-killing than Chrome. It is important for me to see whether Microsoft can use this technology elsewhere in Windows and Office or whether Edge just feels attacked.
Goodbye, Windows 7
└ Microsoft says goodbye to Windows 7 and the millions of PCs that are still running Windows 7.
Many thanks to Windows 7 for undoing some of the excesses of Vista. Thanks also to Windows 7 for being good enough to allow millions of people to skip Windows 8 because of its excesses. You were faithful and faithful, but now is the time for you to rest. May your registration always be clean and your start menu clear.
I greet you, oh Windows 7, with the greeting emoticon that happily contains the number seven: o7
└ How to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10 for free
└ Der PC market has just seen its first year of growth since 2011
With Microsoft no longer supporting Windows 7 today, companies around the world are forced to upgrade their older devices, according to Gartner, "lively business demand" for Windows 10.
└  Microsoft fixes the vulnerability discovered by the NSA in Windows 10
It is unusual for the NSA to report this type of vulnerability directly to Microsoft, not the first time that the government agency has done so. This is the first time that the NSA has accepted Microsoft's attribution for a vulnerability report
└ The latest leak on the Galaxy S20 Plus shows a 120 Hz display and no headphone jack.
Max Weinbach is back with more details and technical data. It looks like 120 Hz screens will be the basis for Android flagships this year. I am also fascinated by the larger / longer shape. Last year I really enjoyed it on the Sony Xperia phones.
Incidentally, the consensus is that "Bloom" was the code name for Samsung's folding phone and the actual product name is "Galaxy Z Flip". I think my concerns about gender addressing could still exist depending on how Samsung positions the phone. I will say that the only thing that interests me about the phrase "Galaxy Z Flip" is that it contains the last three letters of the English alphabet in a row.
└ Yahoo parent Verizon promises that he won't be tracked down with OneSearch, his new privacy-oriented search engine.
From the company that brought you the Super Cookie, a … privacy-oriented search engine? Fool me once, but I think we could take Verizon at his word, because it would be quite a scandal if something else turned out to be. Maybe.
Let's just call this a trustworthy but verifiable situation. If we have learned about tracking data over the past decade, people will find ways that you could never have imagined.
└ Danger! The greatest thing of all time is the GOAT of low-usage television.
A sign of admiration that you can see in this article and everywhere else is that we use the exclamation mark "Jeopardy!" Include and do so without the usual millennium irony. (Or is it Gen X irony?). If you want to teach someone how to be stoic, friendly, funny and empathetic at the same time, you can do a lot worse than sit down and watch Alex Trebek moderate the show.
└ Time zone chaos more than just your sense of time
You may think you know what you are getting yourself into with this video by Cory Zapatka and Verge Science, but it takes a fascinating and vital turn up to half , For some it is a political act to set the clock.
└ Coral is Google's quiet initiative to enable AI without the cloud.
Small, easily programmable AI chips will be an integral part of our computer infrastructure. – Not everything can go to the cloud. James Vincent is investigating the offer from Google, Coral. However, for many it is a little too closely linked to Google's own AI ecosystem.
However, if you've heard Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella talk about "the smart advantage" last year and wondered what he's about, this story is a good introduction to how these devices work and why it needs and what its potential could be – whether it’s made by Google or not.
└ Instagram brings DMs to the web
Good loot from Ashley Carman. Access to the desktop may no longer be the main way to use mobile chat apps these days. However, this is essential for employees with office tasks. If you stare at a particular screen all day and your fingers are on a particular keyboard, you are more likely to use the chat app displayed on that screen and work with that keyboard.
└ Letting go of third-party Google cookies in Chrome, but not for two years
Here I would like to briefly explain what is going on with the browser war. It really ignites a lot of passions and I really believe that not every side gives the other side the benefit of the doubt. And that these sites would probably say, "You're crazy," we don't give these varmints the benefit of the doubt! "This is how web developers speak, as you can see. There are very good reasons for everyone to distrust everyone else in this whole data protection chaos.
However, here comes the cliché: well, as long as all these arguments lead to a more resilient and sustainable solution We need to have this conversation and the web and browsers we use to access it have to evolve faster. Too many things are broken at the moment the space community is troubled, especially when it comes to tracking satellites and preventing collisions. Loren Grush has a deep, nuanced view of the current state of affairs, both for that and for astronomy. Worthwhile:
The truth about Starlink is that there is no fixed truth, depending on who you ask, the constellation will either not be a problem or lead to a space apocalypse.
This was a fun podcast – Louse first, he says.