Windows XP retirement closer and closer

Launched in 2001, Windows XP, despite a dozen years on the back, is still one of the most popular operating systems on the market, installed on almost 20 percent of all computers. Unfortunately, in a few months, Microsoft will send this system back to retirement.

Windows XP was released in 2001 and was fast commercial success, combining the consumer-driven Windows 98 interface and the stability of Windows NT. He had an excellent web browser and was able to surf the web straight away.

The new OS has quickly become a target for hacker attacks, so in 2004, Microsoft released Windows XP SP2 with a built-in, always-on firewall that virtually ended the era of malicious viruses such as Blaster, Sasser, and Slammer. The system was found on 600 million computers around the world.

Unfortunately, everything good has to end and even though Windows XP still enjoys great popularity, Microsoft will officially end its further support in April next year. Since May, OS will no longer receive security updates, which means that after a few months the windows will become extremely vulnerable to cybercriminals.

Ending support for Windows XP will hurt companies and offices using this system to the fullest extent, they will have to exchange it as soon as possible if they do not want to run into problems and lose data.

Wondering is why Microsoft is ending support for a system that’s still very popular. If you do not know what’s going on, it’s always money. In this way, the group will force consumers to switch to Windows 8, which is still a little popular, and we find it on less than 10 percent of all computers.…


Android Aiko Chihira knows sign language

The era of robots that look like people and performs similar duties is getting closer and closer. At the CEATEC Japanese trade fair, Toshiba presented a new Android based on sign language. The machine is called Aiko Chihira and looks extremely realistic, but at the same time it is extremely functional.

Already in a few years entering a company, we will not be greeted by a live answering machine, but a mechanical android that will provide all the information you need, and by the way, you will also communicate with us in sign language. Such a scenario is not too far away, especially if you look at the technologies presented at this year’s CEATEC fair held in Tokyo.

At the Toshiba booth, you could see the latest android Aiko Chihira, designed primarily for sign language communication. The machine is a prototype so far, so its movements are not as fluid and precise as human, but it is very realistic and its skin looks real.

The machine can function thanks to special algorithms that coordinate all 43 engines in its joints so that it can speak in sign language. Toshiba claims that soon Android will also be equipped with speech recognition technology and the ability to communicate with voice.…


Galaxy S7 tested with the latest version of Snapdragon 820

Qualcomm has announced that it has sent samples of the latest Snapdragon 820 processor 3 to Samsung.X. South Korean company, in parallel with the Exynos M1, plans to test it in the next generation flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S7, which it has been working on for some time.

The Galaxy S6 was expected to improve Samsung’s smartphone sales, but it turned out the product was not as popular as it had been. The company is working on the successor to the Galaxy S7, which, according to media reports, is testing both the Snapdragon 820 processor and the Exynos M1 chip.

We just learned that Qualcomm sent Samsung samples of the latest version of Snapdragon 820 3.X, over which the company’s engineers spend some time, focusing on optimizing his work. The latest system delivered to the Korean giant has four Kyro cores, a powerful Adreno 530 graphics unit, and is manufactured in a 14nm FinFET manufacturing process.…


Toyota wants to help the blind

When we hear the name Toyota, we come to think of solid cars. Automotive is not the only business of the Japanese concern, as it still has many departments dealing with completely different tasks. One of them specializes in modern technologies and has just introduced the latest idea that can improve the lives of the blind.

Project BLAID, the so-called Toyota concept, aims to make life easier for blind people and enable them to move around independently. This is a worn device that assists such person, filling the gap between the guide dog and additional GPS device.

All you have to do is put the device on your shoulder. With built-in cameras, the device can observe the surroundings and process information collected by turning them into navigational aids, which will be guided by the user’s voice, voice or vibration. The system can be very useful in an unfamiliar environment such as a shop or office, greatly facilitating the use of elevators or toilets.…


The new ipad is not compatible with 4G in Australia

The new iPad offers 4G connectivity. Unfortunately, it is not compatible with the 1800MHz frequency that is in force in Australia. Despite this, Apple has clearly advertised this feature on the local market.

The Cupertino company will now have to explain to the Australian court why the New iPad advertised clearly that consumers will be able to enjoy high-speed data communications over the fourth-generation network, although the device is not compatible with 1800MHz, which is valid for 4G communications on The country with Kangurami.

The Australians decided to react and the federal court received a request from the Consumer Protection and Compliance Office, alleging that Apple had misled customers and should pay the penalty and compensate the deceived customers.

Apple has announced that all dissatisfied customers in Australia will be able to return New iPads and the money will be returned to them. We doubt that anyone will benefit from this right.…


Disk to Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi is one of the most interesting inventions of recent years, offering a wealth of possibilities in its applications. Now they will be even bigger, because Western Digital has unveiled the WD PiDrive, a hard drive designed specifically for this small computer.

Raspberry Pi is a computer with a priority of miniaturization, versatility and low price, so it is a primary data medium to serve SD card.

Now, with Western Digital, Raspberry Pi users have been given the opportunity to purchase a dedicated WD PiDrive hard drive. The drive has a non-accidental capacity of 314 GB and is based on a 500 GB personal computer. The company, however, has not limited itself to reducing its capacity, and has modified it to work properly with this microcomputer.

The most important modification is to limit the energy required for proper disk operation. Considering how little energy is consumed by Raspberry Pi, this is a very good idea, and the manufacturer also asserts that lower consumption does not negatively affect propulsion.

Especially for this disk has been a modified version of BerryBoot bootloader, which allows users to install various operating systems and applications on it. Then at every Raspberry Pi startup, from the on-screen menu, we can choose which of your systems we want to run this time.

WD PiDrive in the manufacturer’s official store ($ 45.81) with full hardware. If you are hurrying, then it is currently available at a promotional price of $ 31.42.…


The world’s smallest 4K display

The Japanese company Ortus Technology has decided to break the world record of 4K screen size. But instead of making a big one, she decided to produce the smallest in the world.

As reported by Nikkei Tech-On, the company managed to create a small, only 9.6-inch LCD screen with a resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 pixels, achieving a record pixel density of 458 ppi. In this way, the world’s smallest panel capable of playing 4K video files is produced, and with 160 degrees of viewing angles and a 72-percent display of the NTSC color palette, no competing IPS display can match it.

The first samples of the new screen should be available next month, and we will be taking a closer look at the electronic fair which will take place in Munich on 13th November.

If it goes into production, Apple may have a big problem because its Retina, looking at the technical characteristics of the new screen, is far behind.…


Dangerous apps in the Google Play store still endanger Android users

The verification process of the applications before they reach the official store is to ensure their compliance with accepted standards and security. Unfortunately, the system does not always work, as demonstrated by 190 applications infected with the Android virus.Click.95, which they recently detected in Google Play analysts with Doctor Web.

Android.Click.95 is a virus that is hidden in simple apps that are then distributed using the official Google Play store on devices supported by Android. Most often, they are entertainment programs, such as guides, horoscopes, sleepers, jokes, trivia, and information.

The last two days, nearly two hundred applications of stingray virus were added from just six developer accounts (allnidiv, malnu3a, mulache, lohari, kisjhka, polkaPola). users.

Android.Click.95 after installation will wait six hours (hide the source of the attack) and then check the device for specific software. Then comes a specially prepared web page, which encourages the user to download and install a fake application (such as a safer browser or a solution to a supposedly malfunctioning battery). If the user closes this offer, the new one will appear every two minutes, effectively disrupting the use of the device.…