The Mozilla Malaysia community is holding a Maker Party in Kuala Lumpur over the weekend. Titled “Hive Malaysia : Teach The Web Kuala Lumpur”, it is aimed at providing educators with the skills needed to teach web literacy. All this is part of the Mozilla road map to increasing web participation and showing people what it means to be a citizen of the internet.
China is targeting an October release for its own homegrown operating system as a replacement for Windows. The news comes after the Chinese government set out to prevent the procurement of software made by Western developers; most notably the ban on Windows 8 in the civil service. Ni Guangnan of the Chinese Academy of Engineering told the People’s Post and Telecommunications News that the OS will initially be designed for computers, although there are plans to bring it to mobile devices as well.
Released in 2012, Windows 8 is barely two years old but it is widely known that Microsoft is already working on the next iteration of the operating system. Codenamed “Threshold” and referred by many as Windows 9, the new operating system is expected to be released to consumers sometime in 2015 according to early information but it seems like that we might be able to see it in action very soon.
A month ago, Microsoft announced that it will be releasing a super affordable full-fledged Windows 8.1 PC laptop with its partners, in a move to stem the increasing popularity of Google Chromebooks (especially in the US). A German tech blog, MOBILE GEEKS, has retrieved a leak for what is now being called the Stream 14 by HP, which at a rumoured RRP of just $200 could be one of the many super affordable Windows laptops Microsoft will be releasing.
AMD is usually best known for making processors and graphics cards, but it appears that the company is now branching out into the Solid State Drive business. Three R7-branded SSDs will be offered soon, although the company will not be directly involved in the manufacture of the component.
Microsoft has issued a recommendation to uninstall the most recent patch to the Windows operating system. This comes as reports that patch MS14-045 is causing the blue screen of death on computers. It was originally intended to fix three issues which includes a problem with the Windows kernel, but has apparently broken something else along the way. User who have not yet installed the patch should be fine as long as they elect to not allow Windows to update itself.
Machines, an authorised reseller for Apple products in Malaysia, will be holding a warehouse sale starting from tomorrow until the weekend. Offering some pretty good deals for a variety of Apple products including current-gen devices like the iPhone 5s and the iPad Air, this is one stop you should make if you’re looking for a good deal for Apple products.
While Acer Chromebooks might not be as widely available as the company’s Windows-based notebooks, the Taiwanese company is certainly still committed to the Chrome OS ecosystem. Today, Acer has announced yet another new Chromebook in the form of Acer Chromebook 13.
But it is not just another Chromebook though as the Acer Chromebook 13 is the first Chromebook to be powered by the NVIDIA Tegra K1.
Rumours are beginning to circulate that Microsoft is preparing to drop the Charms bar for the next version of Windows. Widely assumed to be called Windows 9 (codenamed Threshold), the next iteration of the world’s most widespread operating system appears to be removing even more of the features that ended up underutilised in Windows 8. It is also believed that Virtual Desktops will be added as features; despite the option already having existed in Mac OS X and Linux for several years.
Gamers have been eagerly waiting news about the impending launch of Valve’s Source 2 with little to show for it. However, it appears that the new gaming engine has made an appearance in the most recent update to the Dota 2 Workshop. The revelation was first made on Reddit, where user RoyAwesome noticed some significant changes to the file system of the modding tools.