How to Use “My People” on Windows 10’s Taskbar

Windows 10’s Fall Creators Update includes the “My People” feature originally promised for the first Creators Update. You can now pin up to three of your favorite people to the taskbar and quickly chat with them on Skype or send them emails. by Chris Hoffman #HowToGeek #tech #tips #news

https://www.howtogeek.com/329420/how-to-use-my-people-on-windows-10s-taskbar/

October 18, 2017 at 10:35AM

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11 Windows PCs that light up the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

The PCs we’re sharing today range in a variety of form factors and price points, so whether you’re an artist, student, or gamer, there’s a device for you. Purchasing a new Windows PC is a great way to take advantage of all the new features in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update and Microsoft Store can help with free workshops and personalized assistance to get your PC set up. To learn more about what’s new in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, visit this blog post. 11 Windows PCs that light up the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Acer Spin 5 Acer Predator 21 X ASUS Zenbook Flip S UX370 ASUS Transformer Mini T102HA (Available at Best Buy, com or Amazon) Dell Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1 Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 HP Omen 15 (Available at Microsoft Store and com) HP Spectre x360 13’’ Lenovo Yoga 920 Lenovo Legion Y720 Tower Samsung Galaxy Book 10’’ Acer Spin 5 Lightweight and portable, the Spin 5’s versatile, convertible form factor makes it a great platform to create and share content, while also utilizing productivity. The Spin 5 features 8th Generation Intel Core processors, up to 16GB of DDR4 memory and up to 13 hours of battery life. It also works with an optional Acer Active Stylus that offers creativity and stability through Windows Ink. (13-inch & 15-inch models starting at $799.99) Available from Acer.com Acer Predator 21 X The Acer Predator 21 X is packed with a 7th Generation Intel Core i7 processor, five cooling fans and dual NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 GPUs for a supreme graphics performance. This monster gaming laptop offers a curved 21-inch screen and delivers an immersive gaming experience with Tobii eye-tracking technology. Designed for the heaviest gaming needs, and equipped with native, live game streaming through Mixer in Windows 10, its processors can handle Windows multimedia entertainment and productivity needs with ease. (Starts at $8,999.99) Available from Acer.com ASUS Zenbook Flip S UX370 ASUS ZenBook Flip S combines convenience and versatility with a 360° convertible display and a thin and lightweight body. Intel’s 7th Generation i7 allows you to sail through everyday computing tasks with ease. The FHD multitouch NanoEdge display supports an active stylus that combines a high quality visual experience with the convenience of interactivity. In addition, a fingerprint sensor allows instant, one-touch login via Windows Hello in either laptop or tablet mode. (Starts at $1,099.99) Available at Microsoft Store ASUS Transformer Mini T102HA (Available at Best Buy, com or Amazon) Thin, light and flexible, the ASUS Transformer Mini T102HA is packed with key Windows 10 features that help keep you productive at a value price. A built-in fingerprint reader allows for a more secure login with Windows Hello, while the included stylus with Windows Ink lets you takes notes and draw in OneNote and Sketchpad. With a detachable keyboard and stepless 170-degree kickstand, the Transformer Mini can be used as a tablet or laptop. The device is powered by Windows 10 and has an 11-hour battery. (Price starts at $384). Available at Best Buy, ASUS.com or Amazon Dell Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1 The new Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1 brings powerful performance to the flexibility of a 2-in-1, all with a small footprint. A Dell Active Pen is also available for a natural feel with digital drawing, writing and note taking with Windows Ink. (13-inch models starting at $879.99 and 15-inch models starting at $849.99) Available from Dell.com Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 The 13.3-inch Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 laptop offers a 360-degree hinge, making it a workhorse for productivity. Used as a laptop or a tablet, the XPS 13 2-in-1 has up to 15 hours of battery life* with FHD and Quad HD+ InfinityEdge touch display. It is compatible with Windows Hello for password-free logins, and boasts 7th Gen Intel Core processors with Dell Dynamic Power Mode, delivering short bursts of performance when you need it, all with the smallest 13-inch 2-in-1 on the planet. (13-inch model starts at $999.99) Available at Microsoft Store with a free Wacom Bamboo Ink Stylus* HP Omen 15 (Available at Microsoft Store and com) Designed to deliver an immersive gaming experience, the Omen 15 sports full HD and 4K IPS display options as well as Wide Vision HD and Intel RealSense Cameras, which enable Windows Hello. Powered by Windows 10 – complete with native, live game streaming through Mixer – and with NVIDIA GTX GeForce graphics and immersive audio, this laptop is equipped for any gaming challenge. (Starts at $879.99) Available at Microsoft Store and BestBuy.com. HP Spectre x360 13’’ The HP Spectre x360 utilizes the best of Windows 10 with Windows Ink, Cortana** and Microsoft Edge. Whether you’re at home or on-the-go, the convertible Spectre x360 will keep you up and running with its 2.85lbs weight and up to 15 hours of battery life. The laptop optimizes Intel’s 7th Generation Core processors and the new micro-edge display bezel design that reduces the overall footprint by eliminating almost 10mm from each side of the screen. (Starts at $1,049.99) Available at HP.com Lenovo Yoga 920 The Yoga 920 is a lightweight, all-metal, ultra-thin device that arrives in platinum, copper or bronze color options and is available with an optional 4k display. Cortana, your personal voice-activated digital assistant, helps you get things done more easily and quickly – from up to 4 meters away, even in standby mode. The Lenovo Active Pen 2 with Windows Ink allows you to easily draw on photos and documents, add notes to a map, or highlight and markup webpages in Microsoft Edge. Windows Hello’s integrated fingerprint reader enables quick and easy biometric authentication, as well as fingerprint payments with PayPal and Visa. (Starts at $1,329) Available from Lenovo.com Lenovo Legion Y720 Tower Survive battlegrounds and blast through an alien invasion with the Lenovo Legion Y720 tower. Powered by Windows 10, complete with native live game streaming through Mixer, and upgradable without tools, this tower offers the complete package with fast computing, processing and graphical expertise. It is VR-capable and loaded with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB graphics, giving mainstream players reliable performance. (Starts at $899.99) Available from Lenovo.com Samsung Galaxy Book 10’’ The Samsung Galaxy book delivers a premium, flexible design and offers mobile professionals full PC functionality anytime, anywhere. Weighing less than 2lbs and packed with Windows 10 features, this detachable 2-in-1 is a great mix of tablet and laptop. Sporting a touchscreen that can be used with Windows Ink, you can markup, doodle or draw on website with Microsoft Edge while Cortana, your personal assistant, keeps you organized. (Starts at $629.99) Available at Microsoft Store Now is a great time to take advantage of everything the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update has to offer with a new PC! You can also take advantage of Windows Help Me Choose, an interactive tool on Windows.com that makes it easy to find the best PC that meets your needs. To check out even more great Windows 10 PCs from our partners, and to discover what the Fall Creators Update has to offer with free demos and workshops, visit your local Microsoft Store or Microsoft.com. *Limited-time offer **Cortana available in select markets by Elana Pidgeon #Windows #Microsoft #tech #WindowsBlog #news

https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2017/10/18/11-windows-pcs-light-windows-10-fall-creators-update/

October 18, 2017 at 10:10AM

Never heard of Ethereum? This mastery bundle will show you why it may be the most important web advance in years

That’s the idea behind Ethereum, a blockchaining process that hopes to do for decentralizing and ultimately protecting online information what Bitcoin is doing for online commerce. It’s a heady idea that’s only beginning to gain traction, but you can get ahead of that curve and take advantage of what Ethereum offers with the Complete Ethereum Blockchain Mastery bundle. This four-course platter of all things Ethereum is on sale right now for only $29 from TNW Deals. by TNW Deals #TheNextWeb #Internet #tech #news

https://thenextweb.com/offers/2017/10/18/never-heard-of-ethereum-this-mastery-bundle-will-show-you-why-it-may-be-the-most-important-web-advance-in-years/

October 18, 2017 at 10:05AM

Lego’s official ‘Women of NASA’ set goes on sale November 1

Lego has a new set that originated by a member of its Lego Ideas fan-sourced creation platform: The Women of NASA, a package that includes NASA pioneers Nancy Grace Roman, Margeret Hamilton, Sally Ride and Mae Jamison, as well as a space shuttle model, the Hubble telescope and display stands for all. The Lego set was originally proposed by MIT News deputy editor Maia Weinstock on the Ideas… Read More by Darrell Etherington #TechCrunch #Microsoft #tech #gadgets #news

https://techcrunch.com/2017/10/18/legos-official-women-of-nasa-set-goes-on-sale-november-1/?ncid=rss

October 18, 2017 at 09:24AM

Documenting the Web together

Today, we’re excited to share some big news for developers around the world wide web: We’re committing our resources towards making MDN Web Docs the best place to go for web API reference. To kick things off, today we started redirecting over 7,700 MSDN pages to corresponding topics in the MDN web docs library powered by Mozilla. In conjunction with similar commitments from Mozilla, Google, the W3C, and Samsung, we’re teaming up to make MDN Web Docs the best place for web developers to learn and share information about building for the open web. MDN is a core part of Mozilla’s overarching mission: to ensure the Internet is a global public resource, open and accessible to all. We believe providing web developers the best possible information will enable them to deliver great web experiences that adhere to established standards and work across platforms and devices. We are excited to have Microsoft, Google, The W3C, and Samsung on board as we continue on our journey to make MDN the premiere resource for developers. — Ali Spivak, Head of Developer Ecosystem at Mozilla Representatives from each of these organizations will also be serving on the MDN Product Advisory Board, a committee dedicated to making MDN your definitive place for useful, unbiased, browser-agnostic documentation for current and emerging standards-based web technologies. The MDN Product Advisory Board is also looking for active individuals from the web community to serve on the board. If you’re interested, find more details on MDN web docs. Web docs should just work for everyone Redirecting our API reference library to MDN is the next step towards consolidating our compatibility info in the same place you probably already frequent for general web documentation. Earlier this year, we began the effort to backfill the MDN browser Compatibility tables with a column representing the Microsoft Edge browser. Over 5000 MDN edits later, the entire web API surface of Microsoft Edge (as of the 10/2017 Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, Build 16299) is now documented on MDN, and will continue to be kept up-to-date with each new release of Windows and our EdgeHTML browser engine. Example of a Browser compatibility table on MDN Web Docs One of our guiding principles in developing Microsoft Edge is that end users should never have to worry about which sites work in which browsers. This philosophy—”the Web should just work for everyone“—led to our choice to target the “interoperable intersection” of web APIs in our browser engineering. Just like with end users, we think it’s well overdue for developers to have a simpler view of web standards documentation. Developers shouldn’t have to chase down API documentation across standards bodies, browser vendors, and third parties—there should be a single, canonical source which is community-maintained and supported by all major vendors. For these reasons we’re all-in on making MDN the home of web standards documentation. Not only is MDN a veritable encyclopedia and thriving community of all things web development, it’s also an institution in itself–a living monument to our collective history—as web developers and enthusiasts, web standards advocates, and browser engineers–of developing the web forward. Documenting the web forward MDN was founded over 10 years ago in 2005 as the Mozilla Developer Center and later become known as the Mozilla Developer Network. Just as the Mozilla Organization was founded out of Netscape, the Mozilla Developer Center grew from the original Netscape Navigator browser docs. Similarly, the Internet Explorer Developer Center was first published online from the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) several years before that in the late 90s to help introduce and showcase Dynamic HTML (“DHTML”), Microsoft’s precursor to the modern DOM and CSS object model. Microsoft Internet Explorer Developer Center on MSDN Online, circa 2000. Courtesy of the Internet Archive Wayback Machine Fast forward to the modern web platform of today. The competing Netscape and Internet Explorer browsers from the bygone era of the early web are now subjects of tech archaeology, not site compatibility testing. From the final releases of IE culminating with the birth of Microsoft Edge, we replaced earlier Microsoft technologies with emerging industry standards–the modern DOM and ECMAScript standards for DHTML and VBScript, HTML5 for ActiveX, a common browser extension model for Browser Helper Objects (“BHOs”). Through all this change, MDN has grown up alongside the web, and today has over 34,500 documents, 6 million monthly users and 20,500 contributors. From its initial Netscape product docs, the breadth and depth of MDN’s content has radically expanded to encompass the state of the art of modern web development—so much so that recently the site was restructured and rebranded to reflect MDN’s commitment to being a browser-neutral community resource. We are excited to join Mozilla, Google, The W3C, and Samsung in making MDN our home for web standards documentation and dedicated to helping it grow even further to meet your needs. We will continue to maintain Microsoft- and Windows-focused documentation on Microsoft Docs (docs.microsoft.com/microsoft-edge), including Windows-specific test guidance, information on the Edge DevTools, and upcoming details about Progressive Web Apps in the Windows Store. And you’ll still find the latest Microsoft Edge status, changelogs, and news at our Microsoft Edge Developer site (dev.microsoftedge.com). Please join us in supporting and contributing to MDN web docs! We’re all building this Web together; let’s document our hard work! — Erika Doyle Navara, Senior Dev Writer by Erika Doyle Navara #Windows #Microsoft #tech #WindowsBlog #news

https://blogs.windows.com/msedgedev/2017/10/18/documenting-web-together-mdn-web-docs/

October 18, 2017 at 09:14AM

This startup wants to be the NASDAQ of the art world

Stories of Scale is a content series with startup participants from our conference in a partnership with EQT Ventures, sharing growth stories and lessons from industry insiders centered around four pillars: technology, business, human optimization, and communication. Are you savvy enough to identify a counterfeit work of art? Do you know which paintings are most likely to be a solid investment? At the most recent TNW Conference, we spoke with Petr Václavek, the VP of Global Marketing and Communications for Artstaq, where he shared some of the challenges facing the auction business within the art industry. When it comes to…This story continues at The Next Web by Joel van Dorp #TheNextWeb #Internet #tech #news

https://thenextweb.com/insider/2017/10/18/startup-wants-nasdaq-art-world/

October 18, 2017 at 09:09AM

InVision takes on Sketch and Adobe XD with its new Studio design app

InVision’s made a name for itself with its suite of tools for prototyping and collaborating on mobile and web design projects; it’s now taking things a step further with the launch of Studio, a desktop app for designing responsive apps and sites from start to finish. With its new app for MacOS and Windows, the company hopes to take the fight to popular design software like Sketch and Adobe XD. Studio features an array of tools for designing for screens, as well as the ability to add in animations and transitions, and an intelligent engine that helps you create responsive…This story continues at The Next Web Or just read more coverage about: Adobe by Abhimanyu Ghoshal #TheNextWeb #Internet #tech #news

https://thenextweb.com/apps/2017/10/18/invision-takes-on-sketch-and-adobe-xd-with-its-new-studio-screen-design-app/

October 18, 2017 at 09:09AM

This organic robot could save lives

Stanford University researchers created this vine-like robot that can move around by ‘growing’ and shrinking. Inspired by natural organisms like fungi, this polyethylene robot can grow up to 72 meters long and move at 35 km/h just by inflating and deflating its limbs. It can lift a 100 kg crate, crawl under small gaps, create a free-standing structure and navigate difficult spaces thanks to the camera on its arm/tentacle. by TNW Video #TheNextWeb #Internet #tech #news

https://thenextweb.com/video/2017/10/18/organic-robot-save-lives/

October 18, 2017 at 08:24AM

How to Disable Haptic Feedback Vibrations on iOS

The iPhone 7 and 8 don’t have a physical home button. Instead, the feel of pressing a button is recreated by what Apple calls the Taptic Engine. When you touch the home button, the Taptic Engine sends out a small vibration. It feels really like pressing an actual button. by Harry Guinness #HowToGeek #tech #tips #news

https://www.howtogeek.com/329393/how-to-disable-haptic-feedback-vibrations-on-ios/

October 18, 2017 at 08:24AM

South Africa’s biggest data breach affects over 30 million citizens — and nobody knows where it came from

Earlier on 18 October 2017, the team at iAfrikan and I published all the details we knew at the time regarding what we thought was South Africa’s largest-ever data breach. This was after I had called Troy Hunt, the security consultant, researcher and founder of have i been pwned?, who had initially discovered and announced the data breach. “I typically receive many files relating to data breaches daily but what struck me about this one was that it was 27GB in size,” explained Hunt in a conversation with iAfrikan. The data included the records of at least 30 million South Africans, but the actual…This story continues at The Next Web by iAfrikan #TheNextWeb #Internet #tech #news

https://thenextweb.com/contributors/2017/10/18/south-africas-biggest-data-breach-affects-30-million-citizens-nobody-knows-came/

October 18, 2017 at 07:54AM