COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's capital city has unveiled the first version of its pioneering transportation operating system.Columbus beat out six other cities in 2016 to win the U.S. Department of Transportation's Smart City Challenge. It received a $40 million federal grant and $10 million from Vulcan Inc. to implement data-driven ideas that make transportation safer, easier and more reliable.Smart Columbus said Thursday that the first-of-its-kind operating platform will pave the way for the public and private sectors to integrate transportation technologies such as self-driving cars, connected vehicles and smart sensors into the city's transportation network.Mayor Andrew Ginther says it should allow Columbus to improve city services and residents' quality of life.The other cities that applied were San Francisco; Pittsburgh; Denver; Portland, Oregon; Austin, Texas; and Kansas City, Missouri. … [Read more...] about Ohio capital launches unique “Smart City” operating system
After announcing in December that the clock was about to run out on its support for 32-bit operating systems, NVIDIA now has a firm timeline in mind. In an updated support article (via HotHardware), the company says that it will drop 32-bit GPU driver support this month. According to NVIDIA, critical security updates with still be available for 32-bit operating systems through January 2019. However, those who haven't moved to a 64-bit OS will miss out on Game Ready driver updates, new features, and performance enhancements. From NVIDIA: Drivers: Game Ready Driver upgrades, including performance enhancements, new features, and bug fixes, will be available only on 64-bit operating systems. Critical security updates will be provided for 32-bit operating systems through January 2019. This includes the following operating systems: Microsoft Windows 7 Microsoft Windows 8/8.1 Microsoft Windows 10 Linux FreeBSD GeForce Experience: Software upgrades with new features, security updates, and … [Read more...] about NVIDIA ending GPU driver support for 32-bit operating systems this month
Nvidia has announced it has officially ended mainstream graphics driver support for its Fermi-based GeForce GPUs. The move is effective immediately and will see all Fermi products being moved to legacy support status. Additionally, the company said it would end GeForce support for 32-bit operating systems before the end of the month. Fermi GPUs were part of Nvidia’s GeForce 400 and 500 series lines, including the infamous GTX 480 and GTX 580; you can see the full list of cards here. The architecture has been around for about eight years—the same amount of time that Fermi's predecessor, Tesla, existed before being moved to legacy status in March 2014. Nvidia notes that critical security updates for Fermi will be available through to January 2019. “Effective April 2018, Game Ready Driver upgrades, including performance enhancements, new features, and bug fixes, will be available only on Kepler, Maxwell, and Pascal series GPUs. Critical security updates will be available … [Read more...] about Nvidia ends driver support for Fermi-based GPUs, 32-bit operating systems
Google’s Fuchsia operating system is a mysterious littler bugger. We know that Google continues to work on it, that it’s an all-Google OS, that it’ll be for phones and computers, and that it wants to run fast and possibly be the future of computing for the search giant. But we have no idea when it’s coming, what it’ll look like as a finished product, etc. However, someone put together a website that brings you the current Fuchsia experience, so that you can get a feel for where Google is at and how different it is from your typical Android UX. All you have to do is head to this link. You can go there from both computer or phone, though I’d suggest phone to get that more involved experience. Once there, you may run into an error because of the number of requests it has serviced today, but the majority of the experience works. Tap on the (+) button in the bottom right and then “Guest.” Give it a second and it should then load up Fuchsia. … [Read more...] about This Website Lets You Play With Google’s Fuchsia Operating System Right Now
There's a wide selection of mobile hardware these days, but the variations between flagships are getting fewer with every year. IP-68+ ratings and high-dpi OLED displays are commonplace now, and every new phone wins a camera award. The only real way manufacturers can differentiate is via the software experience, and everyone has an option when it comes to that, including those of us here at Android Police. So, what operating system does your phone use? We're pretty varied, but most of us at Android Police probably use a mix of Meego and Windows NT 3.51. Microsoft's new NT kernel really is great, but I know Cody and David still prefer to stick with DOS. Artem, of course, is still using NeXTSTEP. Personally, I think Palm's new WebOS is the future. But there are a lot of other operating systems to choose between. From iOS to OS/2 Warp, the possibilities are endless. Some of us at Android Police even hope that someday Google might make an operating system of its own. One can dream. … [Read more...] about Weekend poll: What operating system does your phone use?