Computers

FCC grants OneWeb approval to launch over 700 satellites for ‘space internet’ – The Verge

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

FCC chairman Ajit Pai has released a statement announcing that the commission has granted OneWeb approval for US market access to launch a network of internet-beaming satellites into orbit. OneWeb, which is backed in part by Richard Branson, has been working on providing broadband internet via satellite since 2000, when it acquired the satellite spectrum formerly owned by SkyBridge. OneWeb plans to launch a constellation of 720 low-Earth orbit satellites…

Microsoft’s Whiteboard app leaks, shows the future of Windows 10 stylus support – The Verge

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

Microsoft first demonstrated its Whiteboard app for Windows 10 back at the company’s Surface Pro event in May. While the software maker promised it will launch later this year, an early copy of Whiteboard has leaked onto the internet today. It features many of the abilities that Microsoft demonstrated, including automatic inking to shapes and tables as well as the ability to see angles on shapes. It appears that the…

BBC – Future – Meet the world’s most powerful computer – BBC News

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

China only started producing its first computer chips in 2001. But its chip industry has developed at an awesome pace. So much so that Chinese-made chips power the world’s most powerful supercomputer, which is Chinese too. The computer, known as the Sunway TaihuLight, contains some 41,000 chips and can carry out 93 quadrillion calculations per second. That’s twice as fast as the next-most-powerful supercomputer on the planet (which also happens…

A guide for buying one of Microsoft’s excellent Surface computers – The Verge

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

Microsoft now has a variety of Surface devices that are designed to replace your laptop. There’s the Surface Book with a removable display, the Surface Pro with a kickstand, and now the new Surface Laptop that is the most traditional laptop Microsoft has ever made. I’ve been using all three extensively recently and have been able to learn the strengths and weaknesses of each. If you’re thinking about buying one…

How to delete yourself from the Internet – KARE

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

Notebook computer. (Photo: Natali_Mis, Natali_Mis) Data breaches. Identity theft. Bank fraud. Every week, we read a fearsome new headline about cybercrime. Reputable services fall victim to anonymous hackers. Ransomware holds random computer user’s files hostage. And what about those websites that track your every move, targeting you with personalized advertisements? Maybe you’ve considered the unthinkable: removing yourself from the Internet. Well, there’s bad news and good news. You can’t erase…

Microsoft’s Whiteboard app leaks, shows the future of Windows 10 stylus support – The Verge

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

Microsoft first demonstrated its Whiteboard app for Windows 10 back at the company’s Surface Pro event in May. While the software maker promised it will launch later this year, an early copy of Whiteboard has leaked onto the internet today. It features many of the abilities that Microsoft demonstrated, including automatic inking to shapes and tables as well as the ability to see angles on shapes. It appears that the…