Autonomous warriors may dominate the battlefield of tomorrow, but even those that still require human flesh will take on a robotic sheen. That shift could start with the end of windows.
This, at least, is what Raytheon is proposing for its contribution to Darpa’s new Ground X Vehicle Technologies program, an effort to improve of future tanks, fighting vehicles, and transports. Darpa hopes smart new tech will obviate the need for increasingly heavy armor by making vehicles harder to spot, catch, and kill.
Do you use Windows 7? says you are placing yourself in danger…
In a new post on the official Microsoft Newsroom, the company has warned Windows 7 users the ageing platform suffers from a number of serious failings including security deficiencies and hardware restrictions while reiterating all support for the platform is ending. It’s scary stuff.
Microsoft last week backtracked from a 2016 decision to offer Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users only cumulative updates, saying on Friday that starting next month it will again provide Internet Explorer (IE) security patches as a separate download.
The same trick we just described on OneDrive works on other cloud storage services like Dropbox and Google Drive as well – once your files have been synced to the cloud, you can delete the local copies. Make sure you don’t just delete the local copies and the cloud copies at the same time, though.
Android is still inconsistent across vendors, and the app quality still leaves a lot to desire. iOS is simply better there, and it has a lot to do with a difference in philosophies regarding how the app stores are run.
Because Apple was “first” (in quotes because yea, I know), they could launch with a walled garden and exert a lot more control and put a lot more requirements on developers to keep the crap to a minimum. Android, Blackberry, and Windows Stores never had that luxury.