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New Versions of Windows 10

To make things easier for customers, Windows 10 is going to come in many different versions.

You'll be able to get the following flavors of Windows 10:

  • Windows 10 Home
  • Windows 10 Mobile
  • Windows 10 Pro
  • Windows 10 Enterprise
  • Windows 10 Education
  • Windows 10 Mobile Enterprise
  • Windows 10 IoT Core (for low cost, small footprint devices, eg. gateways)
  • Windows 10 Enterprise for Industry (devices like ATM's, Point of Sale Devices, etc.)
  • Windows 10 Mobile Enterprise for Industry (devices like ATM's, Point of Sale Devices, etc.)


Quote from Microsoft:

We designed Windows 10 to deliver a more personal computing experience across a range of devices. An experience optimized for each device type, but familiar to all. Windows 10 will power an incredibly broad range of devices – everything from PCs, tablets, phones, Xbox One, Microsoft HoloLens and Surface Hub. It will also power the world around us, core to devices making up the Internet of Things, everything from elevators to ATMs to heart rate monitors to wearables. No matter which Windows 10 device our customers use, the experience will feel comfortable, and there will be a single, universal Windows Store where they can find, try and buy Universal Windows apps.


Should be interesting to see how the multiple versions are received. For the average consumer there aren't too many choice outside of Home and Pro which isn't overly confusing but Microsoft has always taken some flak over too many versions which doesn't appear to be changing anytime soon. You can read more about all of the versions over at Microsoft's Blog.

Deepcool @ CES 2016

If you haven't heard of Deepcool before, after this CES, you will probably be trying to find someone who sells their products here in North America. Deepcool brought some interesting designs to their suite this year. One of such is the Tristellar case and by looks alone one could almost say it was out of a Star Wars movie. The graphics card is contained in the top one of the three "wings", while the PSU is in the lower left "wing" and lastly the ITX motherboard and CPU are housed in the lower right. There is also enough room to stick one of Deepcool’s liquid coolers in the case as well.

The Images will show the Tristellar S white case however this is a special Bill Owen MOD case with only 50 made globally; the normal version of the case comes in black.

Tristellar

The Genome which will be hitting the market later this year is more than just a case, it's an extreme liquid cooling system. The case and liquid cooler are designed to fit seamlessly together all the while bringing some interesting design elements in along the way. The cooling solution is a 360mm radiator with 3 PWM fans, a helix reservoir, and all the while using the new captain design CPU block and pump. Depending on the final price when it hits the market it really could be worth looking at when building a new rig.

To top it all off DeepCool was demonstrating a PSU that was liquid cooled which is something not too many people have worked on. Who knows if it will become a mainstream item or not, but it's always cool to seem something new and different.

Liquid Cooled PUS

Please be sure to check out more image in our CES gallery here. Also, take a look at the Deepcool website to find our more about these products.

Humble Bundle Awesomeness

Some humble bundles are better than others and this latest bundle is pretty much fantastic. The latest bundle is dubbed the Firaxis bundle and it comes with some XCOM goondess as well as a ton of Sid Meier's titles. Currently, there are 13 titles and counting, so if you need something to do on long winter evenings, take a look.

Pay $1 or more for XCOM: Enemy Unknown, Sid Meier’s Pirates!, Ace Patrol Bundle, and Sid Meier's Civilization III Complete. Pay more than the average price to also receive Sid Meier's Civilization IV: The Complete Edition, Sid Meier's Civilization V, Sid Meier's Starships, XCOM: Enemy Unknown - Elite Soldier Pack, XCOM: Enemy Unknown - Slingshot Pack, XCOM: Enemy Within, and 10% off one month of Humble Monthly. Pay $15 or more for all of that plus Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth, Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth - Exoplanets Map Pack, and a coupon for 33% off Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth - Rising Tide DLC in the Humble Store.

Source: HumbleBundle

WhatsApp is finally free

WhatsApp has started rolling out free lifetime subscriptions to users after years of trying charging $0.99 after a free one year subscription. The price wasn't necessarily the factor but it was a bottleneck that needed to be eliminated in order for WhatsApp to continue to grow.

Speaking of growth, WhatsApp has hit 990 Million users, looks like they'll be celebrating the big 1 billion mark very soon.

Reviewsoft has more details.

The announcement implies that Facebook-owned WhatsApp will be potentially forfeiting hundreds of millions of profits from ads and subscription fees which is a very critical step towards increasing its user base, particularly in the developing countries. This messaging service allows an inexpensive, quick and easy way to share pictures, videos and text among friends serving as the first major instant messaging platform. It leverages the ease of usage and user experience as its pillars of success, which has already paid off well with over 990 million users till date. The application is available for all major operating systems, including Java and Symbian based OSes and is particularly popular in Europe, parts of Asia, South America, having witnessed an incredible growth in the past years in pace with smart phone growth and penetration in these regions.
 

Volvo Promises "Deathproof" Cars by 2020

Volvo has been working hard on making their cars safer and figure that by 2020 it will be near impossible to be killed or seriously injured in one of their cars or SUVs. While this sounds pretty amazing, the truth is that Volvo isn't the first and obviously if you are trying to kill yourself, you probably still can. This is pretty cool though and I'm not sure if  this was inspired by Stalone and Secure Foam or not.

Volvo, still based in Sweden but now owned by China's Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (GELYY), wants to make this the case for its entire vehicle line up throughout the world. The automaker already tracks how many people die in its vehicles in order to monitor safety. That way, engineers can tell how much safer their vehicles become each time they roll out a new crash-prevention technology.

Source: CNN

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