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Windows 10 Release Date Set for July 29th – Free Copy Reservations Happening Now

Posted on 01 June 2015 by GranTorinoGuy

Many have been awaiting an official release date for Windows 10 and today we have that date, which is set for July 29th.

Microsoft has set out to release the biggest leap in the Windows operating system yet in Windows 10. What Windows 10 offers is a cleaner interface over previous versions with the most attractive feature being that the upgrade to Windows 10 is free for those that have a legally licensed version of Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1.

With the release date set for July 29th, Microsoft is giving everyone with Windows 7 or 8 the opportunity to claim their free copy by reserving it now. This is a way to opt easily into the free upgrade ahead of time. From the current information available, those that don’t take advantage of the free upgrade reservation will not miss out on anything – you can still upgrade for free on or after the release date. As far as how far out from the release date that this offer will be valid, it has yet to be confirmed.

For those who have not looked into what Windows 10 offers, below is a quick video to demonstrate some of the major changes and how things flow. We expect the final release of Windows 10 to be a bit more polished with new animations and such versus the beta version in the demonstration you will see in the video below.

Highlighted changes/features of Windows 10

  1. Targeted feedback can be given directly to Microsoft
  2. File history is in its own tab in Properties
  3. Explorer has a new “Home” with your most-used folder locations
  4. You can now pin the Recycle Bin to the Start Menu and Taskbar
  5. Keyboard Shortcuts make Virtual Desktops easier to use
  6. The Command Prompt uses “CTRL-V” Paste function and additional console settings
  7. New Notifications that are displayed similar to incoming messages or e-mail notifications/pop-ups.

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Mobile Computing Minus the Hardware

Posted on 14 April 2010 by GranTorinoGuy

Groundbreaking new technology is eliminating the need for bulky computers and gadgets.

Imagine using your hands to manipulate a computer screen you simply drew on a wall with your fingertips, or using the palm of your hand to make a phone call, and capturing a photo by merely using your fingers to frame your desired shot. All this sounds far-fetched, and quite frankly impossible, but TEDIndia‘s, Pranav Mistry is making all of this a reality, and he’s sharing it for the world to use.

Mistry’s revolutionary software will likely change the way we interact with computers forever.

In this video Mistry demos several tools that help the physical world interact with the world of data – including a look at his SixthSense device and a new, paradigm-shifting paper “laptop”. And in an onstage interview, Mistry reveals that he will open-source the software behind SixthSense, to open its amazing possibilities to all.

What do you think about this amazing technology, it’s benefits and the problems it poses for industry giants such as Microsoft and Apple. Let us know your thoughts by commenting below.

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