Re: Considering that most digital radio is utter crap in quality...
FM = Full audio bandwidth with no compression (except as found on the source media).
Pretty sure FM is only 30Hz-15KHz
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FM = Full audio bandwidth with no compression (except as found on the source media).
Pretty sure FM is only 30Hz-15KHz
Microsoft aren't bringing back anything here.
What they're doing is adding the start screen tile folders from Windows Phone that have been on Windows phone since 8.1
Folders on the start menu for shortcuts already exist. I think they came back in 1607 or maybe even 1511.
Doesn't even need a takedown request. You just adjust your robots.txt and it's gone.
According to winver.exe Windows 10 had version number 10.0, the Windows 10 update had version number 1511, the anniversary update has version number 1607. Those are pretty big leaps.
I think in the background though the current version number is 10.0.14393.576
The release version of 7-zip went from 9 to 15 but that's still not as big a jump as Linux flash.
To use the UWP office apps to edit documents on a screen larger than 8" requires an office 365 subscription. Is that the case with this too?
If so then I can't see the benefit. Any windows laptop has access to the office apps and you can use your 365 license across your iPad, android phone, desktop and laptop.
Also, docking with the laptop part is via miracast or USB cable, this doesn't sound like much of a "dock" to me. I was expecting some kind of slot that the phone fitted in to. You can buy a decent laptop and a Lumia 950XL for the same price as this package and it will do more stuff, including allowing you to use your phone from your laptop (if for some weird reason that is something you want to do).
"3. All the video output was Thunderbolt. Stuff that, we had very nice monitors on display port."
The video carried by thunderbolt is display port. It even uses the same connectors.
It's not mentioned in the reg article but the Trend blog clearly states the devices will be fully patched.
Who is going to pay £700 for a Windows 10 phone? Microsoft can't sell them for £350.
This wouldn't fix anything. A compromised database will almost certainly include the email address alongside the username and anybody who is reusing passwords across sites will also be reusing usernames.
I think all DVB encryption systems are card based. The original idea being that you bought a DVB receiver with a CAM slot. Then you bought a CAM for the particular encryption system your provider was using which would accept the card from your provider. The system Sky uses ties the card to the box so each card can only be used in that box and the encryption is customised so only a Sky box can be used rather than any DVB-S receiver with a CAM. Not sure why the card is used rather than embedding the technology for the card into the box itself.
Most mass market phones are Dual SIM outside of Europe/USA. Within Europe/USA the network operators don't like them getting sold so the manufacturers build models without for those markets.
I think both Slots generally support 3G for voice and SMS, in some phones only slot 1 can be used for data but a lot can use either slot for data. This is certainly the case for Lumia phones and I'd imagine Androids will be the same.
"I don't need to pay for it again to some streaming provider."
Totally agree, or indeed need to pay the phone manufacturer £100 for some flash which I can buy for £20.
"And all USB C devices are USB3. I have yet to see a blue USB C tab."
Not all USB-C devices are USB 3, they could be 2.0, 3.0 or 3.1
I'm with you on the blue USB-A plugs/sockets though. My surface pro 2 has a solitary USB 3 port coloured black. I have a Lenovo with red and yellow USB 3 ports.
"If I understand correctly, the dongles you can currently buy for USB (various flavours) to HDMI are effectively graphics cards in a cable and need a driver."
Not for USB-C they're not. I think they're using the display port over USB-C with a DP to HDMI adapter.
I don't get this either.
I can already buy a USB-C to HDMI dongle. I didn't realise that I couldn't buy an HDMI to USB-C cable I hadn't considered that it would be a different thing.
Floppy disks on DOS/Windows etc. used FAT12. You're going to need FAT32 to format a 32GB flash card. How do the ancient systems this device is intended for cope with that?
Any CA can issue a certificate for any CN. I can issue you a certificate for github if you want. Difference is if I issue you a certificate nobody will trust it. The problem is that there are too many trusted CAs in browsers and they clearly aren't audited correctly.
Competitive as in similar to but ultimately worse than Intel.
My current i7 is one of the 65W ones, it stays cool most of the time without needing the fan spinning. Current AMD chips that get anywhere near it on speed are over 100W.
The old competitive AMD forced Intel to develop decent processors and release them quickly. Now my processor is 3 generations old and I don't see anything from benchmarks that would encourage me to upgrade. Hopefully something new from AMD will shake up the CPU market.
USB-C can go up to 100W using 20V, if it's done right it should replace everything. Media streamers plugged into TVs getting power from the TV whilst sending video over the DP connection the other way. Phone running out of charge, plug it into a another phone or a tablet to get some power. Your laptop charger can charge your phone with the same cable. Your PC powers your monitor over cable used for video which also carries USB for the USB hub.
At the moment it's just a mess I have some HP tablets at work, they will only charge using the provided USB-C charger, everything else is unsupported.
Microsoft have payment services with iris recognition in the anniversary update. It's US only at the moment so I have no idea how well it works or what level of acceptance there is but Samsung aren't the only ones with this feature.
Next thing will be Microsoft removing the downgrade rights for professional so you can't install 7 under a Pro OEM license.
Then the re-imaging rights will go, then the ability to use a KMS server. Then it will be no AD login apart from to azure and so the process will continue until eventually Pro will be Home edition with RDP.
You have missed the point by such a long way here.
GP is a way for businesses to centrally manage settings in Windows and other software. Some of the settings handled by GP can be set in the gui. Most require obscure undocumented registry entries.
The particular settings that are being talked about here have no corresponding setting within windows. The app promo is the thing that creates tiles on the start menu for any new user asking them to install candy crush.
The pro version of windows has always fully supported GP. This allowed businesses to use the pro OEM license of the windows that came with the PCs they purchased. Now Microsoft is turning Pro into a weird stripped down OS to try and force companies to purchase enterprise.
What they're going to find is that the centralised management provided by AD is the single most important feature of Windows in a business and there are going to be a lot of business who are already paying for server licenses and CALs to allow them to use AD that aren't going to fancy also paying for licenses for the OS.
Note that Enterprise Windows isn't a license you buy instead of Professional, you already have to have an OEM pro license on the computer so you have to buy Windows twice just so that your users aren't asked to download Candy Crush every time they log into a PC.
For me the X2 has one big issue. It has a single USB-C connector which is used for charging, video output and USB 3.1. Thing is the charging part is non-standard this means that you can only charge the device using the HP charger. If you want HDMI output you can't do that and charge at the same time unless you buy the HP dock which is £200. If you try and use a standard USB-C to HDMI/USB-A/USB-C adaptor it stops working as soon as you connect the charger.
The Falkirk wheel is a boat lift, it moves boats between two canals on different levels. The Barton aqueduct is a different thing, it swings open to let boats that past that are too tall to pass under.
Boat lifts are much more common, there is the Anderton boat lift (mentioned in this article) which is an older example of the same thing.
Interesting article, I knew the Barton aqueduct was the only working example in the UK. I didn't realise that it was the only one ever in the world.
I don't think DAT was ever 8 track certainly the only DAT tapes/drives I ever saw were stereo.
There was ADAT which used a full size S-VHS tape to record 8 channels of digital audio. You could chain loads together to get more tracks. The optical interface they used for the digital audio signal lived on long after the tapes were forgotten about.
"Come to think of it smart metering only applies to electrical supplies"
No smart metering is for gas and electrical supplies (but only gas of the piped variety).
You can't use these in an S6 either. You can't use them in anything yet. The S6 uses the same format internally for the embedded flash but doesn't have a slot for one of these cards.
This is a switch to ADSL2+ which supports speeds up to 24Mbps. I'd imagine that openreach are no longer offering products based on ADSL. As you live quite close to your exchange you get a decent boost on speed. For people further from the exchange the benefit of ADSL2+ is very small and won't take people over the magical 10Mbps boundary.
I presume that the voting boxes and the names of the candidates are still lined up though? This would be a simple task for OCR. The text to read is from a known list so the hard part is recognising all possible ways that a person can write numbers. I reckon that even allowing for mistakes it would still be more accurate than extrapolating the results from a sample.
I think the vulnerabilities are in the OEM driver update software rather than the drivers themselves. It's a shame that the MS signature editions still contain these crummy bits of software. Driver packs for computers should be a zip containing the raw driver files with the inf and no stupid installer. Then just let Windows find the drivers.
that's what the dump is for
Having encryption enabled stops the page from being modified during transit. It prevents ISPs from injecting adverts or downgrading the quality of images to save their bandwidth.
The lobster not only had DAB radio but some form of TV transmitted over DAB. The phone wasn't too bad, it was a standard HTC windows smartphone. Theoretically capable of almost anything but lacked the power or the software to actually do anything beyond email.
The DAB radio was far too power hungry for a little phone. I remember I took mine to the cricket so that I could listen to the commentary on sports extra. I took 3 batteries and didn't make it through the days play.
There are still quite a few problems with Mobile 10 and I think Microsoft would be wise to take the time required to resolve the issues before they start upgrading 8.1 clients. I have a 950 and I knew when I bought it that I was buying in to a partially finished OS but for people already running 8.1 there's going to be some annoyance with loss of functionality if the upgrade happens automatically overnight.
I upgraded a 625 to the latest preview build and it's actually usable which has never been the case with the older builds. The bugs that Andrew mentions are all there, live tiles that don't update are pretty annoying. There's also stuff in the background that has gone missing like AVRCP 1.4 if you currently control music on your phone using your car stereo you're going to get a shock when you upgrade.
I hope nobody is using AVRCP 1.4 to browse music on their phones over bluetooth because Microsoft have decided that 1.3 is advanced enough for windows 10.
I like Windows phone 10 but Microsoft should not have released it until it had all of the functionality of 8.1. They certainly shouldn't be releasing it as an upgrade for 8.1 when Windows phone is used by a lot of not particularly techy people who have Windows phones because they can be bought much cheaper than Apple devices aren't a total brain fuck to use like Android. These people are going to wake up one day (if the alarm goes off) and find they can't use their phone because it looks similar but everything has been moved.
It doesn't need to work like that.
You just need a menu on the device that shows you the available networks, pick a network and tariff, enter some details and you're online. This would work for basic payg deals. For more complicated tariffs or contracts it can all be done online.
Only real drawback is the loss of temporary sim swaps, battery in your phone is dead you can't borrow one for the day until yours is charged up. This is becoming harder and harder these days anyway my spare phones take mini or micro sims, my current phone has a nano sim so I can't just swap my sims around.
Actually 8 comes with IE10 and can't be upgraded to IE11, 8.1 comes with IE11. Fact remains though you can't do Windows 8 and IE8.
I'm guessing the article should say Windows 7 + IE8 since that was the shipped version of IE for windows 7.
It's called webjet admin, centralised patching, reporting etc. etc. for your HP printers.
Loads of stuff made in the 80s is at its limit at 1080p. A lot of those films were made to look grainy by pushing the film. When you scan them at higher resolution you don't get more detail, just more grain. I think 4K is probably the limit for 1:1.85 content. You can get a bit more for 4:3 or scope.
I think people will very quickly realise that they don't care. We've been watching 2k projection at cinemas for years and nobody is complaining.
And after the would be fraudster has "shoulder surfed" your PIN how do they make use of this information? In order for the PIN to be any use they have to steal your card. This means they have to follow you from the shop where they have surfed the PIN until they can somehow obtain the card from you.
With a mag stripe card and signature all the fraudster needs to do is get a skim of your card, the signature is worthless and cards are easily copied.
Good luck getting a bank to perform a forensic inspection of the receipt.
Is this a premature end of media centre? It's probably going to be the final nail in the coffin for me the only thing really keeping me using media centre was the TV guide.
I've started investigating alternatives, for Freeview, it's not too bad since you can get the EPG over the air. For Freeview HD channels you have to use the EPG data from the equivalent SD channel.
As an SME your barrier to a fast Internet line is rarely the install costs. If you can't afford the £3000 for installation then you're unlikely to be able to afford the £500 per month to run the line. Most businesses can get FTTC, if they need more than that then chances are they can afford to fund it themselves.
Whilst it's perfectly possible to make this device work with Windows Pro and join it to a domain you will run foul of licensing terms unless you buy retail (not VLK) licenses for windows pro. Windows Pro VLK licenses are always upgrade licenses so require you to already have a copy of Windows Pro on the device you are using. I also think that as a business device they are hampered by being wifi only.
If you want to run a mac but there are a few windows programs you need then virutalbox is fine. If you want Cortana and the Windows 10 Action Centre then you probably want Windows 10.
The reason why the updates take so long to install is not so much the processor (although that won't help) it's the 2GB of RAM. If you watch task manager whilst Windows updates are being installed you'll see the trusted installer process consume more and more RAM. Once your computer runs out of RAM Windows starts swapping to disk and updates grind to a halt. If I've got loads of updates to do on a computer and I want to get them done quickly I do them in batches of 30 with a restart after each batch.
I hadn't either until a couple of months ago when I installed ffmpeg on a raspberry pi, ended up with libav instead and nothing worked.
opens the download manager in most browsers (including edge)
Surely Nvidia are at fault here, they are the ones who wrote the driver sent it to Microsoft for release via Windows update but didn't also add it to their own, pointless, update routine. Also it's their pointless update routine that was automatically downgrading the driver. If it had been the other way around with the Nvidia software ahead of Windows update there would have been no issue. Windows update would have ignored the driver release because the installed version was a later release.
Of course whether Microsoft should be automatically updating driver software or not is another matter entirely.
@theOtherJT what sugarbear is saying is that it isn't possible to make a working replica contactless card using the information that can be obtained from the card. If you have in the past had your card cloned, either
1. The information from the card was used to shop online
2. The card was used in a store with the details read from the mag stripe or entered directly into the till
This article is about lax security verification in online stores. The contactless card part is moot, I could obtain this information using CCTV cameras, if you have an American express card I can even get the CV2 since this is on the front of those cards.