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Kentucky Man Shoots Drone

I'm amazed this doesn't happen more often but a guy in Kentucky had enough of his neighbors $1,800 drone flying over his house so he fixed the problem.... with a shotgun. My drone prediction of the day is that this will happen more and more often because lets face it, drones are just expensive targets tempting people to take a quick shot at. Arstechnica has the details.

The way William Merideth sees it, it’s pretty clear-cut: a drone flying over his backyard was a well-defined invasion of privacy, analogous to a physical trespassing.

Not knowing who owned it, the Kentucky man took out his shotgun and fired three blasts of Number 8 birdshot to take the drone out.

"It was just right there," he told Ars. "It was hovering, I would never have shot it if it was flying. When he came down with a video camera right over my back deck, that's not going to work. I know they're neat little vehicles, but one of those uses shouldn’t be flying into people's yards and videotaping."

Amazon TV snags Top Gear Trio

Ever since the BBC canceled Top Gear, the trio of Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May, have been making headlines speculating where they'd land for their new show. Netflix and other competing cable networks in the UK were the front runners until today when it was announced that Amazon had scooped up the trio for a new show. Top Gear was one of the top shows and the fact that Amazon had snagged them shows they are serious about adding top quality content. The Standard has the full story.

Top Gear trio Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May have signed to present a new car show on the Amazon Prime streaming service in one of the biggest coups in TV history.

 

The programme will air for the first time next year and be produced by former Top Gear executive Andy Wilman, an old school friend of Clarkson’s who is credited with revamping the format and turning it into the world’s most successful factual TV show.

The deal ends months of speculation about the future of the most bankable star on British TV following Clarkson’s spectacular departure from the BBC after 27 years.

Windows 10 Could Break the Internet

Microsoft has already started gearing up and rolling out Windows 10, but with the launch day set for today (Wednesday, July 29), they say that things may not be as smooth as they hope. The fact is that huge Apple events and software rollouts use up to 8TB/s and Microsoft has already reserved 40TB/s. It's quite likely that they could exceed that bandwidth, but hopefully all their third-party CDNs will hold up.

Unless Windows 10 is a complete flop and people don’t upgrade as quickly as Microsoft expects, Windows 10 is going to create some serious havoc with regards to the user experience. Expect to see some download times in the days, not hours, especially if any other content owners happen to have larger than expected traffic at the same time.

Source: StreamingMedia

Download Windows 10

If you're the type of guy that wants to do a fresh install of Windows 10 when it launches, you can now download full ISOs from Microsoft. There are two major download versions - the 32-bit and 64-bit versions. The beautiful thing is that if you want to do a fresh install - but don't have a Windows 10 license key, just input your Windows 7 or Windows 8 key, and you're good to go. Thank-YOU Microsoft!

Before you begin
Make sure you have:
  • An internet connection (internet service provider fees may apply).
  • Sufficient data storage available on a computer, USB or external drive for the download.
  • A blank USB or DVD (and DVD burner) with at least 4 GB of space if you want to create media. We recommend using a blank USB or blank DVD, because any content on it will be deleted.
  • Read the System Requirements.
  • If you will be installing the operating system for the first time, you will need your Windows product key (xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx). For more information about product keys and when they are required, visit the FAQ page.

 

Source: Microsoft

 

Get Minecraft: WIndows 10 Edition Beta for free!

If you're a Minecraft fan, but don't yet have it on every device your own, you can now get it for free on your shiny new Windows 10 installation. In order to get this version (which was announced at MINECON 2015), you have to go get or log in your Mojang account, sign into your Microsoft account, and BOOM you're playing Minecraft.

If you’re one of the 20 million(ish) players who already own Minecraft for PC/Mac, you get the new version for free. Completely free! To download your copy, first log into your Mojang account (My password is significantly more complex than those dots so don’t bother trying, criminal person).


Source: Mojang

3D Xpoint Memory - Much Faster than NAND

It appears that Intel and Micron have put their collective heads together and are putting the new 3D Xpoint memory into production right away. This new memory is the first new "mainstream" type of memory since 1989. All the other memory was evolutionary in terms of design and performance - always building on the previous generation. This is new. This is really, really fast. Up to 1,000 times faster than current NAND.

Rather than pitch it as a replacement for either flash storage or RAM (random access memory), the company suggests it will be used alongside them to hold certain data "closer" to a processor so that it can be accessed more quickly than before.

3D Xpoint Memory

(Image Courtesy BBC)

Source: BBC

WTU Episode #322 - Apple's $202 Billion Cash Hurting Stocks

We have just posted up Episode #322 of Weekly Tech Update. In this episode we are discussing Apple has a LOT of money, PayPal is worth a lot of money and Amazon’s Fire Phone makes no money. Check out those stories and more at the links below.

 

Download Episode #322
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Android App Pick - InstaWeather

We have just posted up another Android App Pick of the Week and this week we are trying to keep up with the changing weather with InstaWeather. This app not only can give you alerts to major disasters, it also is a great visual way to keep track of weather and share with your friends. It's a much nicer weather app than stock Android and it's FREE! Check it out and see why it's our pick this week.

InstaWeather

 

Enjoy!

Semi Truck Jumps Half a Football Field

There's not really much more I can add. Just watch the video and see the semi jump crazy distance.

 

Android MMS Hack Surfaces

Android has joined the MMS hack club as a hacker recently discovered that sending a specially crafted MMS can allow code to be remotely executed on the victims phone. The exploit users an Android software feature called "Stagefright" and this needs to be patched as soon as possible. In the meantime, if someone you don't know texts you a video, don't watch it. All the hacker has to do, is know your cell phone number.

The researcher didn’t just find the vulnerabilities, but actually created the necessary patches and shared them with Google in April and early May. The company took the issues very seriously and applied the patches to its internal Android code base within 48 hours, he said.

Source: PCWorld

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