You Can Now Download The Windows 10 Technical Preview

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Ashrules24:

After skipping a Windows 9 we have Windows 10 for you. Good news is that we can download the Technical Preview right away!

Note: The Technical preview is not a complete build. So make sure you download Windows 10 in a secondary computer, just for safety. Or you can backup your data as there are high chances of crashes and occurrences like that to happen.
So, people best of luck!

To read in detail about Windows 8, go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BMGPd6mqnI

Haffun. :)

Originally posted on TechCrunch:

Morning, everyone, have some fun: You can download the Windows 10 technical preview here.

The new code is only a partial look at the coming operating system, something which Microsoft told TechCrunch again, and again yesterday. It does start to field a perspective at what Microsoft has in mind for its new platform, however: An environment where touch and more traditional mouse and keyboard input sit in harmony.

Also, the company is looking for feedback. If you want to go technical preview, you will be their testing source. That’s true for all operating system previews, but in this case, a little more so.

The next preview, aimed at consumers, will land in the first quarter of 2015, likely the earlier end of that date range. For now, the current preview has a number of user interface tweaks that, in conjunction with new features and capabilities, make the Windows 8-themed operating system…

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Mobile Payments Are Finally A Reality Thanks To Apple

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Editor’s note: Robert McCarthy has designed, developed, researched and evangelized mobile products and technologies, with a focus on mobile and emerging payment eco-systems, for more than 15 years. At Mobiquity, Robert advises clients in areas including mobile communications, network and mobile security, and cloud infrastructure design.

A song lyric from “All That Jazz” comes to mind following Apple’s big announcement about mobile payments on Tuesday: “Everything old is new again.” Amid rumors and leaks surrounding the new Apple phone, operating system and peripherals, Apple clearly saw – and took advantage of – the looming perfect storm in mobile payments that’s been swirling and growling on the horizon for the last few years.

It is now clear: Apple is taking advantage of partnerships more than technology in order to innovate in this burgeoning space.

Apple has been focused on delivering some intriguing solutions to problems on the periphery of…

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Kickstarter: Augment modular charging solution for #iPhone 5/5s reinvents the battery case (Hands-on video)


Kickstarter: Augment modular charging solution for iPhone 5/5s reinvents the battery case (Hands-on video)

http://9to5mac.com/2014/05/16/kickstarter-augment-modular-charging-solution-for-iphone-55s-reinvents-the-battery-case-hands-on-video/

Lix, A More Precise 3D-Printing Pen, Passes Its Kickstarter Goal In 2-Hours

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Ashrules24:

Lix. 3D printing pen!

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The 3Doodler 3D-printing pen, as my TC colleague John Biggs recently pointed out, is a fun toy but a silly tool. It’s big and its output is frustratingly wonky. But then it was created by a pair of veteran toy makers so focusing on the fun was clearly the primary intention.

Now a U.K. startup is taking aim at building a more precise 3D-printing pen for the professional user — designers, architects and so on. Their Lix pen prototype passed its Kickstarter goal of £30,000 two hours after the crowdfunding campaign launched yesterday, and is fast approaching has passed £100,000 in pledged funds after one day in the wild, with 29 days left of the campaign to run.

“We have a small and lightweight product that is power supplied from any usual USB port. Lix Pen is very portable and comfortable to use. 3Doodler on the other hand, is heavy, big, difficult…

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Google Turns On Desktop-Based Web Streaming Of Google Play Content For Chromecast


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Google Chromecast owners can now stream Google Play music and movie content direct from the web, as well as from smartphones and tablets, thanks to the Google Cast extension for the Chrome desktop browser. Oddly, Google’s own media store isn’t the first to do this, as Netflix on the web can play nice with the Chromecast extension, as can YouTube. But Play media access means Google’s $35 wonder device is everything the Nexus Q was not, and a device only limited by software and time.

When the Chromecast first launched, it was sort of like a knock-off designer handbag: Not the thing you really want, but close enough and so cheap it didn’t matter. Slowly but surely, however, Google has been improving its streaming dongle to the point where it’s quickly becoming a true competitor for Apple’s AirPlay and Apple TV devices, which is a much-needed ingredient currently missing from…

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Leaked Facebook Video Ad Pitch Deck Reveals Plans To Steal TV And YouTube Dollars


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Facebook onto Youtube and Television!

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“Avoid saying anything negative about YouTube – leave the impression of the user experience up to them” Facebook tells its adtech partners in a leaked, confidential deck that teaches them to sell Facebook’s video ads. The 32-page document details Facebook’s plan to beat television with reach and YouTube with targeting, and spills the beans about an overhaul to video insights slated for Q1 2014.

If Facebook’s plan works, it could lure in tons of ad revenue as marketers shift their focus from television to digital.

The full “Facebook For Business: Video On Facebook” presentation including slides and Facebook’s notes is splayed out below. It was sent to Facebook’s Preferred Marketing Developer partners in late November to teach them to sell video ads to their clients. [Correction: This was sent to marketers, not presented at a meeting.] Facebook used NDAs to try to keep the presentation away from the public, but…

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Twitter’s New “Verified” Filter Lets Celebs Hob-Nob In Peace


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Life is hard for famous people. You’re trying to @ reply with your celebrity friends on Twitter, but the conversation gets drowned out by rabid fans and spammers mentioning you. So Twitter’s begun rolling out to people with verified profiles two new filters for the Connect tab. Filtered, which attempts to cut down spam, and Verified, which only shows interactions with other verified profiles.

Twitter noted the rollout earlier today and you can see them below in this screenshot, though.

Twitter Celebrities Verified

Keeping celebrities active and happy on Twitter is a big business for the company, which just filed its S-1 to go public today. Celebrities and their tweets are a big draw for users, who visit Twitter to absorb the latest updates from the actors, athletes, musicians, and other famous folk they love. Twitter capitalizes on that engagement with ad views, so the more celebs enjoy Twitter, the more money…

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