The Windows 10 Spring Creators Update is just around the corner, and Insiders are already testing the build that will go out to the public in early April. Lots of Insiders like joining the program so they can get access to the next version of Windows early, so now that the Spring Creators Update is done, will you be opting out? It's a legitimate question. I, personally, will be dropping to the Release Preview ring once the Spring Creators Update begins its official rollout. This means I'll remain on the Spring Creators Update, but still receive early app updates and other improvements. Once Redstone 5 is about mid-way through development, I'll switch back to Fast. But, we want to know what you're going to do! Are you going to remain in Fast and start testing Redstone 5 straight away, or will you drop to the Release Preview or even leave the program once the Spring Creators Update is ready for launch? Let us know in our forums! Will you opt-out after the SCU hits? … [Read more...] about Chime in: When Spring Creators Update hits, will you opt-put of the Insider Program?
Everyone knows Intel as a chipmaker, but its influence extends well beyond the CPU. Today’s laptops wouldn’t be ultra-thin if it weren’t for Intel’s ultrabooks, upgrading a desktop wouldn’t be easy if not for the company’s ATX standard, and graphics cards couldn’t connect to laptops over Thunderbolt if it didn’t push that new standard. The company has many other projects, such as its Next Unit of Computing, better know as the NUC. Since 2012, the NUC team has worked to make desktop computers as small as possible. John Deatherage, Director of Product Marketing at Intel, told Digital Trends the project started from this notion for a cutting-edge yet compact PC. “Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could build something that was really small, but also kind of was where we wanted computing to go,” Deatherage said, “Instead of where it had been.” That’s exactly what Intel has attempted to do. From small to fast … [Read more...] about Inside the Intel lab that put a legit gaming desktop in the palm of your hand
By Adrian ChoMar. 30, 2018 , 4:50 PM When a football player takes a big hit to the head and gets his “bell rung,” it’s more than an expression: Like a real bell, the player’s brain can oscillate at different frequencies, a new modeling study finds. The results bolster the notion that concussions originate not so much from the collision of the brain with the skull, but in the stretching and shearing of tissue that the ringing causes deep within the brain. The researchers suggest that better helmets could be designed to dampen the most damaging low-frequency vibrations. The work could significantly simplify the modeling of concussions, says Philip Bayly, a mechanical engineer specializing in head impacts at Washington University in St. Louis in Missouri, who was not involved in the study. “To me, that’s the main thing,” he says. “It’s the low frequencies that dominate and you can simulate the brain with just a few low-frequency … [Read more...] about Concussions originate from ringing deep inside the brain, modeling suggests
Microsoft is rolling out a fresh Insider preview build for those enrolled in the Slow ring today. Today's build is 17133, and it comes just three days after it first landed for Insiders in the Fast ring. Build 17133 is also expected to be the RTM build of the Windows 10 Spring Creators Update, set to roll out in April. Microsoft cautions that it is using this release to test the engineering systems responsible for the deployment of Windows 10 updates, so it may not be available to everyone in the Slow ring right away. However, it should reach full availability for Slow ring Insiders by Monday, April 2. Here's a look at the small list of changes included in this build: General changes, improvements, and fixes for PC If you're currently a part of the rollout, build 17133 should be available via Windows Update now as "Feature update for Windows 10, version 1803." Updated March 30, 2018: Windows 10 SDK preview build 17125 is also now available for developers. … [Read more...] about Windows 10 preview build 17133 rolls out to Insiders in the Slow ring
Windows Insiders who have opted to receive builds on Skip Ahead can get their hands on a new build today. Microsoft has started rolling out the latest Redstone 5 build, 17634, to Skip Ahead Insiders, bringing along a couple of new features and a swath of general changes and improvements. Most notably, this build adds the ability to search in the Windows 10 Calendar app, and Cortana Show me now supports voice queries. Here's a look at what's new. What's New Search is now available in Calendar for Windows 10! Now you can find past or future events by searching for the name, location, people included or words in the event body. Events that match your search will be clearly visible on your calendar, while those that don't will be greyed-out so you can find what you need quickly. Search will work for Outlook, Hotmail, Live and Office 365 accounts. We do not yet support searching Exchange Server, Gmail, Yahoo or other IMAP calendars. Cortana Show Me now supports voice queries Last week, … [Read more...] about Microsoft rolls out Windows 10 preview build 17634 to Skip Ahead Insiders