Microsoft Now Labels Windows 10 as a Recommended Update

Nearly six months after releasing Windows 10, Microsoft has begun pushing the new operating system as a ‘Recommended Update’ to users. While the change in the labelling (prior to the announcement it was an ‘optional’ update), will help many users upgrade their computer, it would also mean that things will become more annoying for those who don’t want Windows 10 on their system yet. Last year, Microsoft said that it would categorise the Windows 10 update as a Recommended Updatein early 2016. That day has come. Microsoft on Monday confirmed…

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China Plans Supercomputer Capable of More Than a Billion Billion Calculations per Second

China is planning a supercomputer 1,000 times more powerful than its groundbreaking Tianhe-1A within two years as it faces rising demand for next-generation computing. The National Supercomputer Centre in Tianjin will release a prototype in 2017 or 2018 of an “exascale” computer – one capable of at least a billion billion calculations per second, Meng Xiangfei, head of the applications department, said on Friday. Exascale computing is considered the next frontier in the development of supercomputers and it would represent a significant achievement in computer engineering. Tianhe-1A was recognised as…

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Dell gives XPS 13 a graphics upgrade and new gold option

A year after announcing what is arguably the best, if not one of the best, Windows notebook on the market, Dell is still making tweaks to the wildly popular XPS 13. Dell’s aluminum-clad XPS 13 with its Infinity Display will be getting a graphics bump. Dell will offer a variant of the XPS 13 with Intel Iris graphics, which Dell claims will deliver a 40% boost in graphics performance over the non-Iris counterpart. Innovations from Dell’s premium XPS 13 are trickling to business-class notebooks. For example, Dell announced a premium 30-inch OLED monitor…

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