Διαθέσιμη για κατέβασμα η δοκιμαστική έκδοση των Windows 8

Στο Mobile World Congress της Βαρκελώνης, τη μεγάλη έκθεση κινητής τηλεφωνίας, η Μicrosoft παρουσίασε τα Windows 8 σε δοκιμαστική έκδοση που απευθύνεται στο μέσο χρήστη. Στην προσπάθειά της να προλάβει το τρένο των υπολογιστών-ταμπλέτα και άλλων φορητών συσκευών, μια αγορά στην οποία κυριαρχούν η Apple και η Google, η Microsoft βελτιώνει την υποστήριξη για οθόνες αφής και αντικαθιστά τα εικονίδια με «πλακάκια».

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Windows 8 Consumer Preview now available to download

Windows 8 betta fish

The wait is finally over as Microsoft has published the highly anticipated Consumer Preview copy of Windows 8. Available as a public download, the Consumer Preview build includes access to Metro style applications and the over 100,000 changes Microsoft has made since the Windows 8 Developer Preview. You can download it here.

The download comes bundled with a setup tool or in the form of an ISO file. The Consumer Preview it is currently available in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions in English, Chinese, French, German, and Japanese. Microsoft’s minimum requirements for the Consumer Preview are a 1GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of free storage space, and a DirectX 9-compatible graphics card — the exact same requirements as Windows 7….

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iPad 3 event στις 7 Μαρτίου, We have something you really have to see. And touch

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Η ημέρα κλείδωσε, Τετάρτη 7 Μαρτίου 2012 και το νέο iPad 3 θα είναι γεγονός. Η Apple προσκαλεί κόσμο στο San Francisco για την παρουσίαση του iPad 3 με το σχόλιο We have something you really have to see. And touch. Αυτό πραγματικά σημαίνει δύο πράγματα. Το iPad 3 θα έχει νέα οθόνη με σημαντικά […]

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Remains of the Day: Say Goodbye to The Pirate Bay’s Torrents [For What It’s Worth]

Remains of the Day: Say Goodbye to The Pirate Bay's TorrentsThe Pirate Bay replaces torrents with magnet links, Microsoft showcases a new 3D desktop, and uTorrent is coming to Android.

  • The Pirate Bay, Now Without Torrents: It seems the days of downloading torrents from The Pirate Bay are over. Files that are shared by more than 10 users have been replaced by magnet links, and while it may seem like a huge change, nothing will change for the average user, as the method for downloading files is virtually the same as before. As a member of the The Pirate Bay put it, “just click the red button instead of the green one and all will be fine.” [Torrent Freak]
  • Microsoft Teases Transparent 3D Desktop Interface: Microsoft is currently developing a new desktop that has the potential to allows users to manipulate virtual environments in a 3D space. In a demonstration, Microsoft showcased an illuminated display that allows users to view their hands through the screen and “pick and choose” windows on the desktop. Treating the windows as a file cabinet, the user can pull back and view windows stacked atop one another, making the viewing of all windows on the desktop at any given time easy to manage. [Neowin]
  • uTorrent Native Android Client on the Way:The first uTorrent client for a mobile operating system is on its way for the Android OS. The client will supposedly have all of the basic function of its Windows and Mac counterparts, however, parent company BitTorrent Inc. is staying mute about when we can expect to find the client in the Android marketplace. [Torrent Freak]
  • Mercedes-Benz Brings Siri to Their Cars: Mercedes-Benz plans to integrate Siri into its A-class electronics system via an app called Drive Kit Plus, which will work alongside Mercedes-Benz’s Digital DriveStyle App and will come pre-installed with popular apps such as Facebook and Twitter. Users will also have the option to install other apps and even control apps on their iPhone. [psfk]
  • Apple Loophole Gives Developers Access to Photos: Remember earlier this month when everyone was outraged that various iPhone apps were taking users’ address book information without their consent? It doesn’t look like that’s all they can grab. Apparently, when a user allows an app access to local information, the app can copy the user’s photo library without their knowledge. It is unclear whether or not any apps are actually doing this, but it is a frightening possibility. [The New York Times]
  • Google ‘Fails to Meet EU Rules’ on New Privacy Policy: Google’s plans to combine 60 different privacy policies into one universal policy may not meet the rules of the EU, and according to the French data regulator CNIL, it “raises deep concerns.” [BBC]
  • Dell Unveils New Servers, Says Not a PC Company: Likely due to many consumers switching to tablets such as the iPad, Dell has decided to switch its focus from the consumer market to the enterprise and public markets. Because the enterprise sector now represents over half of Dell’s profits, it may be a logical move on Dell’s part, especially since, according to Dave Johnson, Dell’s strategy chief, “The consumer market is not particularly healthy and the enterprise business is much more so.” [Reuters]
  • The Home Depot Brings PayPal into its Nearly 2,000 stores in the U.S.: Forget your wallet at home but need to pick up a few things from The Home Depot? Never fear, as in the next few weeks you will be able to purchase items from any The Home Depot location in the United States via the PayPal app on your smartphone. [PayPal Blog]

  • Title image remixed from Jojje (Shutterstock).

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Linux computer the size of a thumb drive now available for preorder

FXI is preparing to launch the Cotton Candy, a tiny computer that looks like a USB thumb drive. The device, which can run either Ubuntu or Android 4.0, has a dual-core 1.2GHz ARM Cortex-A9 CPU, 1GB of RAM, and a Mali 400MP GPU that allows it to decode high-definition video.

It has a USB plug on one side, which is used to power the system, and an HDMI plug on the other side, which allows it to be plugged into a display. It also has built-in WiFi and Bluetooth radios for connectivity and supporting input devices. The system can boot standalone and operate as a complete computer when plugged into a display. It’s also possible to plug the Cotton Candy into a conventional computer and boot from it like you would from a regular USB mass storage device.

FXI announced today that the Cotton Candy is available for preorder. The standard retail price is $199 plus tax and shipping. The product is expected to ship in March. The small form factor and relatively high specs make the product seem like a compelling choice for enthusiasts who are looking for an ultra-compact Linux system.

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Nokia PureView 808, πόσο καλό μπορεί να είναι ένα pixel;

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41MP αγνής αγάπης από την Nokia σήμερα το πρωί και το Nokia PureView 808, παρόλο που το είχαμε πει εδώ και ημέρες. Το νέο Nokia PureView 808 είναι το καμάρι της Nokia με την 41MP κάμερα που όλα τα smartphone θα ζήλευαν. Το Nokia PureView 808 χρησιμοποιώντας τον τεράστιο 41MP αισθητήρα κάμερας του και pixel […]

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Νέες ηλιακές εκρήξεις βομβαρδίζουν τη Γη με σωματίδια

Πέντε αλλεπάλληλες εκρήξεις που καταγράφηκαν στην επιφάνεια του Ήλιου εκτόξευσαν στο Διάστημα φορτισμένα σωματίδια που έφτασαν στη Γη την Κυριακή και θα μπορούσαν να προκαλέσουν γεωμαγνητικές καταιγίδες τις επόμενες ημέρες. Τα σωματίδια είχαν ταχύτητα άνω του ενός εκατομμυρίου την ώρα, χρειάστηκαν όμως δύο ημέρες μέχρι να φτάσουν στον πλανήτη.

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Sony Xperia S shipping globally now, goes on sale in Barcelona this week

Gallery Photo: Sony Xperia S hands-on

Sony has just announced here at MWC 2012 that its Xperia S Android smartphone is shipping now globally and will be available exclusively in the Barcelona Sony Store this week. Sony says the S joins the just-revealed Xperia P and Xperia U as part of the Xperia NXT series of “connected entertainment devices.” The Android-powered phone launched in Japan just last week as the Xperia NX, but now it looks like the rest of the world will be able to get their hands on the device. The device has a 1.5GHz dual-core processor that runs a skinned version of Gingerbread on a 4.3-inch, 720p display. Be sure to check our hands-on impressions of the smartphone from CES and our product database for more details, and we’ll let you know when Sony lets us…

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Ainovo Novo 7 Basic, με $99 Android 4.0 ICS χωρίς Google

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Το Ainovo Novo 7 Basic είναι το Android tablet που ονειρεύεται ο καθένας. Για την ακρίβεια το Ainovo Novo 7 Basic είναι το πρώτο στον κόσμο Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich tablet με κόστος $99 μόνο. Τι αγοράζετε με σχεδόν 100 δολάρια είναι μάλλον εντυπωσιακό παρά την χαμηλή ποιότητα κατασκευής, το τρίξιμο των πλαστικών και […]

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