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Microsoft Xim turns iOS, Android, and Windows phones into a multi-screen … – The Verge

Posted: Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Microsoft’s many research teams dream up fantastic concepts on a regular basis, but what you rarely see is an end product direct from the research labs. Microsoft Xim is launching today, built by Microsoft Research’s FUSE labs as an app to simplify mobile photo sharing. Xim is Microsoft’s take on quick Snapchat-like photo sharing without the hassle. What’s unique and unusual about Xim is, unlike Snapchat, not everyone who receives a…

Windows 10: Microsoft’s last big splash OS, but will a drip, drip of updates … – ZDNet

Posted: Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Read this What the enterprise needs to hear from Microsoft Read more If it’s true and Windows 10 really does prove to be the last major release of Microsoft’s operating system, it’ll be hard to find anyone in IT to mourn the passing of the massive desktop migration. But what looks set to replace the big Windows launches that have punctuated so much of the…

Meet Linux kernel 3.17’s best new features: Xbox One controller support … – PCWorld

Posted: Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Linux kernel 3.17—part of the series codenamed “Shuffling Zombie Juror” (yes, really!)—is now out. This means great new features are coming to a Linux distribution near you, though the 3.17 kernel’s changes mostly consist of new and improved hardware support. New versions of the Linux kernel will eventually make their way into all sorts of other devices, too. A new Linux kernel means improvements for Chromebooks, Android devices, network routers,…

Verizon’s Gamble on Internet Rules Might Have Backfired – Businessweek

Posted: Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Verizon (VZ) set off a wide debate in January over how the federal government should regulate the Internet by winning a legal challenge to the existing rules. It now looks possible that the company’s victory has paved the way for its political defeat. The Federal Communication Commission held the final roundtables on its net neutrality regulations on Tuesday, and FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler will presumably retreat to his office to…

Test Your Coding Skills With Kano’s $150 DIY Computer Kit – PC Magazine

Posted: Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Kickstarter success story Kano, which promises to teach anyone how to code and build a computer, is now available for $150. A computer-and-coding kit aimed at all ages—from inquisitive kids to tech-ignorant adults—Kano makes learning to use technology as easy as playing with Legos. Powered by the pint-sized Raspberry Pi, Kano comes with a speaker and wireless server, which the user can build on their own,…

Rumor: Apple’s 12-inch Retina MacBook Air enters limited production, may miss … – Apple Insider

Posted: Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Wednesday, October 08, 2014, 02:09 am PT (05:09 am ET) By AppleInsider Staff A rumor out of East Asia on Wednesday claims Apple’s rumored 12-inch MacBook Air with Retina display has reached the manufacturing phase, though production will be limited to small batches until a gradual ramp in November. Citing sources with knowledge of Apple’s supply chain, DigitTimes reports partner supplier Quanta Computer commenced manufacturing of a much-rumored 12-inch Retina…