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7 Things Hated About Windows 10

Windows 10 is pretty well liked overall, but there are a few people that simply have the hate on for Microsoft's latest Operating System. Mark Wilson is one of those guys and he has found seven things (at least) that he still haves about Windows 10. Take a look and see if you agree with him, or have a bunch of things you'd add to the list. Then again, maybe the things he hates are the things you love.

Windows 10 has been with us for quite some time now, particularly for anyone who has been trying out the Insider builds since the beginning. Many people, myself included, have been disappointed with Microsoft's latest operating system but perhaps it's time to re-evaluate. Have I got used to the things I didn’t like? In some cases, yes. But there are still a number of areas in which Windows 10 falls short of the mark.

Source: BetaNews

Huawei's Nexus Will Have a 128GB Option

Huawei has been leaking out images and specifications of their Nexus device that is said to launch with an awesome 128GB option. The early rumor was that the next Nexus was going to return to a low-cost device, but now that we see the 128GB option on the horizon, this may not be the case. That being said, if Huawei can pull off an actual low-cost device with a 128GB option for an extra $100 premium, it would absolutely dominate the market. More details will likely be announced by Google at their event on September 29.

It took years (and years and years), but manufacturers are finally starting to loosen their grip on the idea that it's OK for flagship phones to come with just 16GB of storage. Last year's Nexus 6 came in 32GB and 64GB flavors, and high-end phones released this year tend to start at 32GB. According to multiple trusted Android Police sources, the Huawei Nexus phone that's been so prominently leaked in the last few weeks will be available in 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB variants.

Source: AndroidPolice

Six Week Search

After spending a lot of time scouring the interwebs to find the perfect streaming service, there are a few services that come out on top. After six weeks of trial, error, logins and signups, the top choices for streaming content on the internet are pretty much the same as they have been for a few years. Netflix, Amazon Video and Hulu top their list and are great alternatives that will still cost you a monthly fee - but it is a lot less than your cable bill.

A great streaming service should offer you a wealth of content and reliable, easy-to-use software for a low monthly price. Individually, each of these services is a bargain compared to most cable plans, but some are better than others. At $15 a month, HBO Now is a service many people will still be borrowing friends’ passwords to watch. At $12, Hulu isn’t much cheaper — and doesn’t come close to matching the quality of programming you find on HBO.

Source: TheVerge

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2nd Gen. Chromecast

Google's Chromecast is the most popular streaming stick on the market and they have been working hard on a replacement. There are rumors that the 2nd Generation Chromecast is on its way, and it looks like an over-inflated dongle - if the images at the link are to be believed. This version is said to have better WiFi, "Fast Play" and a few other features that will make it worth the upgrade. The ballon shape though? Yeah, not so much.

According to the leaked documentation we’ve seen, it appears that this could allow your Chromecast to plug directly into any speaker by way of auxiliary cord, providing Chromecast support to any speaker or audio system in your home. This feature will, according to the documents, have multi-room support, the ability to mirror your Chrome or Android audio, and brings “high-quality” audio.

Source: 9to5Google

Hackers figure out online poker

Not surprisingly, hackers have come up with a way to cheat at online poker. According to ETET, they've found a new malware that is affecting poker sites where hacker have found a way to take a screenshot of your cards which basically gives you zero chance of winning. Good times... Business Insider has the full story.

Hackers have found a way to cheat at online poker by using malware to take screenshots of the cards players are holding.

A report from ESET (via The Register) said the practice had affected hundreds of players on poker websites such as PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker.

The malware infects a player's computer, takes a screenshot of his or her hand of cards, and then sends the unique ID of the player to the hacker. From here, the hacker can find the player in the online poker rooms and play against the person with knowledge of the person's hand.

Amazon introduces new fire lineup

The rumors were true, Amazon has introduced a new 7" fire tablet and it does indeed cost $50. The specs included a quad-core CPU, 1024x600 7" screen, and of course access to all of Amazon's services. Battery life can be up to 7 hours and even features the ablility to add a microSD card for an addition al 128GB of storage to add to the 8GB internal storage. Amazon is even offering a 6 pack of these devices where if you buy 5 they give you one free. Here are the details.

In addition to the new $50 dollar fire tablet, Amazon also announced 6 other new devices, the fireHD8, fireHD10, fire kids edition, fire TVstick, fireTV (with 4K capabilities) and fireTV Gaming Edition.

I think Amazon is going to do well with all of these products, all of them offer great features at great prices and I think they will all be very popular coming into the holidays season. ArsTechnica takes a closer look over here.

In a breezy modern home atop one of the city’s steep and iconic hills, Amazon representatives told a small gathering of journalists on Wednesday about their new fall lineup of hardware products. “That we’re in a home is purposeful,” one Amazon rep said, explaining that Amazon has been trying to integrate home automation into its products as it also tries to take over living room entertainment.

That introduction gave way to Amazon’s real announcement: in October, the Seattle-based retailer will ship four new tablets and three updated Fire TV products that it hopes will pave the way to bringing more customers into its ecosystem via Amazon Prime and the Amazon App store.

HP is cutting jobs

It seems like everyone is cutting jobs over the past couple months, but HP is taking things to a new level after announcing that they are going to be cutting up to 30,000 jobs as they prepare to split the company into two parts. HP currently has over 300,000 employees but this still will represent a 10% reduction in their workforce. All of these tech companies are struggling with more and more competition and unfortunately there are probably more job cuts coming before they are all done. BBC has the full story.

Hewlett-Packard says it will cut another 25,000-30,000 jobs, or 10% of its workforce, as it plans to split the company in two.

It follows 55,000 job cuts announced earlier this year.

The losses will come in Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), which is splitting from the printer and PC business.

The company says the cuts will save $2.7bn (£1.76bn) in annual costs, although the plan will cost $2.7bn to carry out.

At a meeting for Wall Street analysts, chairman and chief executive Meg Whitman said: "We've done a significant amount of work over the past few years to take costs out and simplify processes and these final actions will eliminate the need for any future corporate restructuring."

Sharp releases 8K TV

While 4K TV's start to become more and more popular and content is finally starting to become more available, Sharp has decided to raise the stake and release their new 8K TV and you can get your very own on October 31st. Sure the price tag of $133,000 might be a little bit excessive, but thats just the cost of 'one-upping' your friends new 4K TV. The Verge has the story.

If you think 4K still has a content problem, you'll probably want to give Sharp's latest display a miss. That also applies to anyone without ¥16 million ($133,000) to blow, because that's how much you'll need for what is technically the world's first production 8K TV, the LV-85001. Technically, because although this 85-inch monitor does have a TV tuner inside, it won't pick up any 8K content yet — though it may be used to help with broadcast tests next year.

Facebook getting a dislike button?

Facebook has made this news after Mark Zuckerberg announced that they are working on a 'dislike' button after years of people asking for more option on a post than just 'liking' it. Now the details still are unknown and I don't think we can expect a dislike button on every post, but it appears that more options for responding to a post are on the way. The Next Web has more on this announcement.

During a Q&A session at Facebook HQ, CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed the company is planning to publicly test a Dislike button. It’s finally real.

While Zuckerberg had previously suggested Facebook was considering alternatives to ‘liking’ something, this is the first time he has definitively indicated it will ship a Dislike button to users. By the sound of it, we may not even have to wait too long.

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