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Windows 10 is #2

Windows 10 has officially moved up into the #2 spot for most used OS passing Windows XP and Windows 8.1. Windows 10 has grabbed up 11.9% of the desktop OS market share but now has a big job ahead of it thanks to Windows 7 still holding 52.5%. Most likely there will come a day when Windows 10 slides into the #1 spot, but looks like that's still a ways away. CNET has the story.

Microsoft made good Monday on its promise to give Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users a shove toward Windows 10.

The shove arrived in the form of Windows 10's shift from an "optional" upgrade to a "recommended" upgrade.

The 5 second rules is actually a thing

Everyone has dropped food and had to quickly make the decision whether or not their going to pick it up and eat it, most of the time citing the 5 second rule. For those of you who are pro 5 second rule, science is on your side. Mic has the story.

We've all done it. We've all dropped an Oreo or two on the ground when no one was looking and called into play the five-second rule. That is, if you pick up the cookie within five seconds, that thing is still fit for consumption. No judgment here. 

But should someone deign to judge you, there's no need to be ashamed. You've got science on your side.

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If you need to take your winter to the next level... You're welcome.

 

Need For Speed Most Wanted Now Free on Origin

I think the Need for Speed franchise is pretty tired, but the best game in the series was "Most Wanted" and it's now free on Origin. What makes it even better than free, is that according to EA's new policy, if you don't like the game you can return it and get all of your money back. A full refund. Just think. All of your hard earned nothing returned if you don't like free stuff.

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Source: Origin

How Microsoft's Hololens Enhances NFL

Microsoft is not showing an actual tech demo just yet, but they have high hopes that their Hololens could make pretty much everything you watch better. This is actually pretty cool, and while I wouldn't probably wear it when watching things like the new Lego movie, it would make NFL and NHL even more awesome.


Source: Microsoft (YouTube)

Amazon to Open 400+ Bookstores

I'm a bit confused here. First, Circuit City wants back in the retail store business, because more and more people are shopping online. Now, after Amazon has ran many other bookstores out of business with their fantastic online presence, they want to open retail locations as well. Maybe they are making too much money and need a way to lose some? Amazon wants physical retail presence, but a bookstore is probably not the way to go. The Kindle is popular for a reason. You get books - without putting on pants.

Amazon, a company famous for its universal online store, took its first step into the world of physical retail late last year, when it opened the first Amazon book store in Seattle. But according to a report from the Wall Street Journal, that may have just been the tip of the iceberg in terms of the company’s ambition for physical retail presence.

Source: Neowin

WTU Episode #343 - The Good & Bad of Microsoft

We have just posted up Episode #343 of Weekly Tech Update. In this episode we are discussing the good and bad of Microsoft, Circuity City is coming back and the DeLorean is coming back to your future. Check out those and lots more tech stories at the links below.

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Microsoft Puts Datacenters Underwater

Moving Datacenters to the ocean is actually not a bad idea when it comes to proximity of people. While some of the ideas are pretty awesome, there are a few issues - like replacing drives. It would be pretty expensive to pull a server, and swap a drive. That being said, it's pretty nifty.

 

Source: Microsoft Research

Apple Slides from Grace: Alphabet Takes the Crown

While Apple had a pretty fantastic quarter with their iPad Pro sales and all, they still slide from their spot as the "World's Most Valuable Company". That position has now gone to Alphabet (aka.Google). I'm sure that because both companies have a market evaluation that exceeds $530 Billion, things can change quickly. I'm sure Tim Cook is not really happy about this though and they are already working on ways to inflate stock through some software update hype.

The last time Google was more valuable than Apple was in February 2010, when both companies were worth less than $200 billion. At the time, Apple had yet to release its first iPad, the newest iPhone on the market was the 3GS, and the Mac was the company's biggest product line, accounting for one-third of revenue. Steve Jobs was still at the helm.

Source: CNBC

Windows 95 Now Will Run in Your Browser

Windows 95 was revolutionary. It sure was a huge step up from Windows 3.11 and it heralded a new era in desktop operating systems. The good news is that you can now relive the joy (probably manifested as pain) and run Windows 95 in a browser window. Thanks to the valiant efforts of Andrea Fauld, we now have the power in a browser.

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