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Bring your iOS and Android Apps to Windows 10

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Thanks to Microsoft's Build conference that is taking place this week, they've been dominating the headlines.

In yet another interesting announcement, Microsoft has announced that they'll be letting developers port iOS and Android apps into Windows 10. This sounds like a pretty smart move and will allow developers to bring their existing software into the Windows Store which will most likely make the number of available apps for Windows explode in numbers. We had heard rumors of this for a while but yesterday Microsoft finally made it official. Wired has the story.

Microsoft is providing ways for software developers to move applications from both Android and Apple iOS devices onto Windows phones, tablets, and other machines.

Terry Myerson, Microsoft’s vice president of operating system development, announced the new tools during his keynote speech at the company’s annual developer conference in San Francisco. The company was expected to unveil tools for moving Android apps onto Windows, and it went a step further in unveiling a toolkit for moving iOS apps as well, sparking cheers from the hundreds of developers gathered in the keynote hall.

The end of IE, here come Edge!

The Internet Explorer name is going away after many many years. Microsoft has announced that Microsoft Edge will be the name of their new browser that previously had been codenamed Project Spartan. IE will still be available for enterprise customers, but for the rest of us, it will be Microsoft Edge and it will become the default browser in Windows 10. Project Spartan has garnered some good attention and people are actually happy to use it, unlike previous version of Internet Explorer which work well enough to download a new browser. The Verge has more on this story over here.

Microsoft first revealed its new browser plans back in January. Known as Project Spartan initially, Microsoft is revealing today that the company will use the Microsoft Edge name for its new browser in Windows 10. The Edge naming won’t surprise many as it’s the same moniker given to the new rendering engine (EdgeHTML) that Microsoft is using for its Windows 10 browser.

Windows 10 Phone/PC - Continuum

Microsoft was showing off a new feature for Windows 10 Phone called Continuum which basically will let you turn your Windows 10 Phone into a full Windows 10 desktop when connected to a larger screen. The idea behind Continuum is pretty cool and what people have been asking for and could become pretty useful as more and more apps take advantage of it in the future. The Verge take a closer look over here.

During its Build 2015 keynote, Microsoft just unveiled a new Windows 10 feature it's calling Continuum for Phones. It allows smartphones running Microsoft's latest OS to transform into desktop PCs — or at least an experience that's very close — when connected to larger screens. We've already seen Continuum help ease the transition for users switching between tablet and PC modes, and this is an even better example of what's possible when developers go along with Microsoft's universal apps plan.

NZXT DOKO PC Streaming Device Review

We have just posted up our review of the NZXT DOKO Streaming Device. NZXT claims that this allows you to stream your PC "Anywhere" - on your home network of course. It streams your entire computer experience, so it's much more useful than a Chromecast, Steam In-Home streaming, Roku and more. Check out our review and see if it lives up to the promises or if it falls flat on it's face.

I was even unfortunate enough to try a game of Unreal Tournament, but as you will have deduced it was futile as it was a beast to play, somewhat reminiscent of playing a game on an older computer! I even tried connecting the DOKO directly to my PC to remove any possible failings, but got similar results.

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You CAN Actually Curve a Bullet

In the past few years we have seen awesome developments in combat technology. Now we see yet another piece of amazing technology Darpa’s Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordnance or EXACTO program has developed a self steering bullet. As you can imagine this will help to make those long distance precision shots.

DARPA's Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordnance (EXACTO) program, which developed a self-steering bullet to increase hit rates for difficult, long-distance shots, completed in February its most successful round of live-fire tests to date. An experienced shooter using the technology demonstration system repeatedly hit moving and evading targets. Additionally, a novice shooter using the system for the first time hit a moving target.

 

Source: DARPA

Skyrim Causes a Little Steam on Steam

As many are aware, Valve has tried to add a pay for mods system to Skyrim mods in the workshop. Steam has rescinded this and will be refunding anybody who paid money for mods their cash. This is due to the mass disdain for the new system held by the modding community of Skyrim.

To help you understand why we thought this was a good idea, our main goals were to allow mod makers the opportunity to work on their mods full time if they wanted to, and to encourage developers to provide better support to their mod communities. We thought this would result in better mods for everyone, both free & paid. We wanted more great mods becoming great products, like Dota, Counter-strike, DayZ, and Killing Floor, and we wanted that to happen organically for any mod maker who wanted to take a shot at it.

Source: SteamCommunity

Best Buy Goes Bananas over Apple Pay

Paying for things online can be a bit of a pain, made even more painful if you are using an App. Apple customers can rest easy when it comes to the Best Buy App. They have now allowed users to use Apple pay to purchase those essential electronic devices. So far this service is only allowed in the Best Buy App, but hopefully they will allow it in stores soon.

For now, Apple Pay transactions are limited to Best Buy's app, but the companies expect consumers to be able to use the mobile payment method for in-store purchases later this year, the retailer announced Monday. Best Buy was a major supporter of the Merchant Customer Exchange, or MCX -- a consortium of retailers led by Walmart that has developed a competing mobile-payments system.

Source: CNET

Five Nights Four

Time to celebrate Five Nights At Freddy’s fans! There is a new installment into this franchise and it is rumored to be out this halloween according to Scott Cawthon’s website. This next game will be titled Freddy's 4: The Final Chapter.

A new Five Nights at Freddy's game has been teased by creator Scott Cawthon via an image on hiswebsite. According to the image, the game will be out this year on Halloween and is titled Five Nights at Freddy's 4: The Final Chapter, which insinuates that it will be the final game in the series.

Image Credit GameStop

Source: GameStop

WTU Episode #310 - Google Glass 2 Coming Soon'ish

We have just posted up Episode #310 of Weekly Tech Update. In this episode we are discussing bankrupt RadioShack is into personal information trafficking, Google Glass 2 could be coming soon and all your tractor's are belong to us. We have those stories and more...

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Sennheiser RS 175 Wireless Home Audio Headphones

We have just posted up our review of the Sennheiser RS 175 Home Audio Wireless Headphones. These are designed to hook up to your TV and fill your ears (and yours alone) with the sweet sound of whatever-you-want while they block out all the annoying distractions around you. They promise great audio quality and combine that with great battery life and tremendous range. Take a look at our review for all the details.

The volume, bass, and surround controls are all located on the right side as well - and are easy to reach.  A nice touch is the raised plus and minus symbols (for audio volume) and this makes finding the buttons easy when wearing the headphones. The sound quality was top notch, which is what I except from Sennheiser. With crisp, clean sound that did not distort - even at high volumes, Far Cry 3's jungle came alive.

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