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15 Jan 17:01

Customize the "About This Mac" Window With Whatever Information You Want

by Thorin Klosowski

If you’re a Hackintosh user, you know the About This Mac window on your Mac often contains errors about what hardware you have installed. Over on iDownloadBlog, they show you how to manually edit the details to include whatever you want.


15 Jan 17:01

Roll Your Own, Self-Hosted Image Gallery with Chevereto

by Alan Henry

For many people, Google Photos, Flickr, and other cloud-based image hosting services are perfect for backing up photos, sharing them, and organizing them into galleries. If you’d rather use a self-hosted solution you control, or maybe use one in addition to those cloud services, Chevereto is worth a look.


15 Jan 17:00

iPhone at 10: The Best Is Yet to Come?

by John P. Mello Jr.
It seems like yesterday -- not 10 years ago -- that Steve Jobs took the stage at MacWorld to debut Apple's latest new gadget: the iPhone. It was three devices in one, he declared at Moscone West in San Francisco. It was a widescreen iPod with touch controls, a revolutionary mobile phone, and a breakthrough Internet communications device. Apple's "three-in-one device" has gone on to become a critical contributor to the company's success, accounting for more than half its revenues annually, as well as a can't-live-without tool for many people.
15 Jan 17:00

Pentagon Battle-Tests Micro Drone Swarm

by Richard Adhikari
The U.S. Department of Defense on Monday announced a successful demonstration of one of the world's largest micro drone swarms at China Lake in California. Three F/a-18 Super Hornet combat jets launched 103 Perdix drones in the exercise last fall. The micro drones demonstrated advanced swarm behaviors such as collective decision making, adaptive formation flying and self-healing. Since Perdix's 2013 debut, the DoD's Strategic Capabiities Office has upgraded the technology using commercial components, 3D printing and agile manufacturing.
15 Jan 17:00

St. Jude Medical Patches Cardiac Machine's Cybersecurity Flaw

by John P. Mello Jr.
Medical device maker St. Jude Medical on Monday began deploying software designed to protect its remote monitoring system for implantable pacemaker and defibrillator devices. The move came on the heels of the U.S. food and Drug Administration's warning that the company's Merlin@home Transmitter contained vulnerabilities that could be exploited by hackers. Merlin@home wirelessly communicates with implanted cardiac devices. It gathers data and sends it to a physician over the Patient Care Network.
15 Jan 17:00

Gadget Ogling: The CES Spectacular Edition

by Kris Holt
Trust Razer to come up with something completely ridiculous that I need in my life immediately. Project Ariana is a projector that incorporates Razer's full-spectrum lighting system, Chroma. It uses a wide-angle lens to project images, but it seems there's no lengthy setup process required here. Ariana uses 3D depth-sensing cameras to detect objects in a room and adjusts for them accordingly so that it still projects a flat image. You can use Ariana as a regular 4K projector when you're not playing games. It looks incredible.
15 Jan 17:00

New Facebook Project Aims to Strengthen Journalism

by Richard Adhikari
Facebook on Tuesday unveiled the Journalism Project, which is designed to establish stronger ties with the journalism industry. Through the project, Facebook aims to bolster the quality of journalism on the network. Among other things, the project aims to tackle the fake news issue that flared during the U.S. presidential election and its aftermath. The project will foster collaboration with news organizations to develop products, including the creation of new story formats and business models to better suit their needs.
15 Jan 17:00

Nintendo Banks on Switch Hit

by Richard Adhikari
Nintendo on Thursday announced the Nintendo Switch handheld gaming console, its long-awaited successor to the poorly received Wii 2. The $300 Switch will hit the streets March 3. Purchasers will get the console, two Joy-Con controllers, a Joy-Con Grip, a set of Joy-Con wrist straps, a Nintendo Switch dock, an HDMI cable and an AC adapter. The Switch has a 6.2-inch capacitive multitouch screen and a kickstand. The Switch can be used as an independent handheld player. Battery life ranges from 2.5 to 6 hours.
15 Jan 16:55

Three graphics processors in gaming laptop

by cellmate707

In the latest portable gaming PCs, Toshiba has tapped into three Nvidia graphics processors.

The Qosmio X305-Q708 and X305-Q706 is model names of the two portable newcomers both of which are equipped with integrated GeForce 9400M- and dual discrete GeForce 9800M GTS GPUs. Simpler graphics data, it is thought that the integrated graphics processor should take care of, while the dual discrete graphics processors can work with advanced and demanding 3D graphics handling in computer games.

According to Nvidia beats Toshiba’s new Qosmio gaming computers record in computer performance at high resolutions. But the question is if the computer’s 17-inch display with a resolution of 1680 x 1050 pixels makes the three GPUs full justice.

Otherwise, the Qosmio X305-Q708 and X305-Q706 naturally powerful armed computers and the former model, including available with a quad-core Intel Core 2 Extreme processor and an SSD of 128 GB.

The new gaming PCs are available immediately from Toshiba Direct online store with prices of 2000 dollars and very much upwards.

Microsoft is helping start-ups

The software giant has launched the new program BizSpark in which start-ups can get a free subscription to the Microsoft Developer Network, and free access to products like Visual Studio, Windows Server, SQL Server and SharePoint, as well as the Microsoft technologies for cloud computing services for three years.

To be qualified to get free access to Microsoft software and support company may not have been active for more than three years and have an annual turnover not exceeding one million dollars. In addition, the company recommended by a venture capitalist, a corporate network or one of the Microsoft-employed software developer that exists around the world, and termed Microsoft Champs.

Intel Core i7 launched

Intel’s first Core i7 processors based on the Nehalem architecture officially launched on 17 November.

Intel has invited the press to a launch event in San Francisco and on which it will present & rdquo; the fastest processor on the planet & rdquo ;. To prove this statement, Intel will introduce SPECint_rate_base2006 test results.

The quad-core Core i7 architecture is Intel’s first processor design since the original Core architecture succeeded Pentium family in 2006.

Intel has also revealed the prices of the first Core i7 processors. Computer Producers who buy larger quantities have to pay $ 284 for the Core i7-920 clocked at 2.66 GHz, $ 562 for the 940 clocked at 2.93 gigahertz and 999 dollars for the Extreme 965 version clocked at 3.2 gigahertz. How much processors will cost the consumer market is not yet known.