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Comic-Con Trailer Roundup

While not tech-related, the Comic-Con festival in San Diego is always a haven for nerds, and we've found a roundup of almost all of the exclusive video game and movie trailer that was shown off at the event. At the end of the day, this is pretty much all you wanted to see anyway, right?

From "Star Wars" to "Batman v Superman" and from "The Man From UNCLE" to a glimpse of the upcoming "Arrow" and "Flash" spinoff, we've scoured the Web and compiled some of the footage from this weekend for easy viewing -- since we're pretty sure everyone will be talking about them this week.

Source: CNET

Microsoft Kills AV Updates for Windows XP

It looks like you have yet another reason to ditch Windows XP here in the very near future. Microsoft announced that they have now killed updates for Microsoft Security Essentials. Patches have been stopped for a while and now without real-time protection, there are not many reasons to keep on using a 14 year old OS.

"Of course we wish Microsoft decided to support the XP platform for a longer period given its commercial success, but since things didn’t play out that way, it’s important for users to know that if they don’t move away from XP they stand to lose financial resources, personal information, and critical professional files," Zaharia says.

Source: TheRegister

WTU Episode #320 - Samsung Pushing for 11K Screen

We have just posted up Episode #320 of Weekly Tech Update. In this episode we are discussing IBM's is getting smaller with their 7nm CPUs, the Internet gets faster in a lot more places and why the Apple Watch sucks, Check out those stories and more at the links below.

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Quad Backflip on a Pedal Bike - No Big Deal

Just so you know, I almost pulled this off as a kid when I was on my bike racing my sister on her pony... almost.


Google Backs Up Photos - Even if You Uninstall the App

I'm not so sure that I really like the connotations of this "feature". In Google's latest mobile OS, you can manage your photos with the aptly named "Photos" app and when you set it up, it asks if you want your images backed up to your Google account. Some people don't like this idea at all (or the app), so they uninstall the app. Further digging reveals that Google keeps on backing up your photos however, and if you want to disable this feature entirely, you'll have to dive into you "Google Settings". Google thinks that you really do want all your photos backed up - even if you think you don't.

So whether you're going to have the Google Photos app installed or not, check your Google Settings to manage your photo backups. We're not sure if this is the right way to handle services and their settings, or the wrong way. Just be sure to turn it off if you decide you don't want to use it.

Source: AndroidCentral

HP Delays Windows 10 PCs Until mid-August

Although Windows 10 is only a couple of short weeks away, HP has joined a few other PC manufacturers that won't be shipping Windows 10s for launch day. As Windows 10 builds are still rolling out very quickly, I wouldn't be surprised if Microsoft misses their lauch day - at least with a finished product. Either way, the OS feels pretty close to me and it would feel all finished if companies would make Windows 10 drivers available. Yes, I know Windows 8 drivers work, but it feels that something is missing when you can't find the proper download.

On Monday, HP said in a press release that it doesn't anticipate having products available with Windows 10 preinstalled until "mid-August into October." That means it will be a minimum of two weeks after Windows 10 ships to Windows Insider members and as possibly as long as a couple of months before HP product running the OS becomes widely available.

Source: TheRegister

Comcast Offers 2Gb Internet

Comcast is the first company that offers 2Gb internet for your home or business and while the price isn't super cheap ($299 / month), the fact that you can actually get 2Gb internet is pretty amazing. The crazy thing here is that any router I've seen anywhere only has a 1Gb WAN port. This is truly a "first world problem" as you will have to have a crazy new router or split up your internet with a pair of good routers. Oh, and it's 2Gb down as well as 2Gb up. Yeah.

Multi-Gigabit LAN Requirements
In order to connect multiple devices to the fiber handoff, a compatible 10 Gbps Layer 3 switch or router is required (in addition to the single-computer requirements for each device to achieve 2 Gbps)
+ (1) 10G switch/router
+ (1) 10G SFP+ transceiver (850nm MMF)
+ (x) single computer requirements (required for each computer to reach 2 Gbps from the Layer 3 switch/router. The actual number of devices and configurations supported will vary by switch brand/model)

Source: Xfinity

Android App Pick #187 - Relic Run

We have just posted up another Android App Pick of the Week and this week we are stepping into the boots of one of my favorite heroines. Relic Run puts Laura Croft in the spotlight and this game is perhaps the best of any "Temple Run" style game there is. In addition to the standard movements and controls, you get to wall-run, parkour, ride ATVs and more. Check it out and you'll be hooked for hours!

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"Fling" Content to your Amazon Fire TV

Amazon has had a lot of hits on their hands in the shopping world, and has revolutionized the way we read content. If it weren't for Amazon, we would know what e-ink is. They are ready to sit back on their success and are trying to tackle Apple TV as well as Google Chromecast and more. They have just released a SDK for their Fling software which will allow you to push photos, videos and music from your Android, iOS, or FireOS apps sharable with your Fire TV. I think this is a very crowded market and while Amazon has the content library in the USA, they are still too late to this party to really make a dent.

According to Amazon, when users open apps that support Fling on their smartphone or tablet, they'll see a Fling icon appear. Upon tapping on that icon, they'll be able to send the content to the Amazon Fire TV. So, if a user is watching a movie on an iPhone within an app and decides to put it up on the big screen, they need only to tap the Fling icon and the Fire TV will display the content on the connected television.

Source: CNET

Samsung Rushes 11K Smartphone Screens

Much of the world is very happy to use a 1080p screen and while there are some 2K, 3K and 4K screens on different electronics and TVs, we've only seen tech-demos of 8K screens at CES. That's not stopping Samsung from dreaming big. They are working on an 11K screen for an upcoming device and that this 2250 pixels-per-inch display allows the screen to "create optical illusions, mimicking certain 3D effects without the need for glasses". Yeah, 'cause we all know how awesome 3D is on a small screen...

This technology will, however, take a couple of years to be feasible, not only because it's only research at the moment but also because battery capacities today are not equipped to deal with the excessive drain that results from driving a higher resolution - perhaps Samsung's own work using graphene and silicon to create Lithium-Ion batteries can come to aid.

Source: Neowin

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