Microsoft offers up to $150,000 reward to those who detect errors

Microsoft wants to ensure the safety of its latest Windows 8 is free from fault for not giving opportunity to the lesser intrusion of malware programs or external control of the system. Therefore, the company has launched a new rewards program for those detected faults and their possible solutions.


Nothing less than $100,000 will Microsoft deliver those who show a vulnerability in Windows 8. Additionally, for those who submit also the solution to the vulnerability, the company will deliver an additional $50,000, an offer very interesting to get hackers working on the side of Microsoft and not against. Continue reading “Microsoft offers up to $150,000 reward to those who detect errors”

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The International Space Station migrated to Linux

If until now the astronauts on the international space station NASA had used some laptops with Windows for everyday tasks, NASA has decided to totally radical change, migrate all their laptops on board to Linux, including the operating system of the first humanoid robot in space, it’s Robonaut (R2).

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The Linux chosen for this important task has been Debian 6 and despite the fact that Debian 7 is now available, the new variant has not yet received due attention, as do several tests are needed for the new OS is appropriate for the various missions station. Continue reading “The International Space Station migrated to Linux”

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Windows 8 could reduce UI interface in future embedded versions

The UI interface (formerly known as Metro) for Windows 8, has generated much controversy. Conceived as an interface for touch devices, the new operating system has not been well received, with a small market share, 4 months after its launch. However, the problems generated by the UI interface could be resolved, the hand of Microsoft itself.

Windows 8 Embedded version

The hope lies in the changes that Windows 8 Embedded version, which would come out in late March; allow users to remove some or most of UI. Such embedded variants are used in contexts where certain features are not needed for an OS to be reduced to a minimum, such as ATM (automated teller machines), suppliers, outlets, computer kiosks or some consoles and video games machines. Continue reading “Windows 8 could reduce UI interface in future embedded versions”

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Google launch this summer its music streaming system

For those who believe that the landscape of web sites that broadcast music via streaming, like Pandora or Spotify, is populated enough, now comes a new proposal for Google to stir up the hornet’s nest. Apparently, Google does not want to stay out of the business, so it would be in negotiations with record companies to launch its own service.

google music streaming

The news is not yet publicly announced by Google, so even unofficial, since just about assertions from “external sources” the Financial Times newspaper and Bloomberg business site. Continue reading “Google launch this summer its music streaming system”

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Messenger is dead, long live Skype

If you have a Hotmail account and still you have not received an email warning that March 15 is the last day of life the legendary Messenger, wait for it to arrive anytime. And that is Microsoft has chosen this day to the death of Messenger, which had already been brewing for a few months.

skype and messenger

The instant messaging service that gave the old Messenger will be replaced by the Skype service. We should remember that Microsoft purchased the Skype service in 2011, so it will now want to take advantage of its new acquisition. The problem is that Messenger users already did raise their voice of protest, with some fairly valid reasons. Continue reading “Messenger is dead, long live Skype”

Yahoo! closes some of its services

The fate and progress of Internet technologies has not been too kind to Yahoo!, former ruler of the first search engines and messaging programs. Not have been able to compete head to head with similar competitive products, so slowly the company has begun a steep decline that has not stopped even in more recent times, when the company has started a new policy of renewal.

yahoo close services

As part of this policy, Yahoo! announces it will close some of its services. Specifically, there will be four of their most popular services will close or remain unchanged background. They are, the Yahoo! public chat, Pingbox, interoperability of Yahoo! Messenger with Windows Live Messenger and Phone in and Phone Out service. Continue reading “Yahoo! closes some of its services”

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Outlook has announced new features and 25 million active users

Microsoft strikes back with the announcement that has come to have 25 million active users, while announcing changes to its mail service.

Outlook new features

New features allow archive or save messages to a new folder called “Archive” with a single click. The truth is that so far it was possible to do so quite similar to the tab “Move To” to any folder or category that we created in advance, although the process is a little less direct. Continue reading “Outlook has announced new features and 25 million active users”

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Gmail allows attachments up to 10 GB

With the speed at which we are moving into the network and some files that have become quite large, the times in which the limitations to send an e-mail was about 2 or 3 MB, have already left behind. One of the most commonly used mail services in the world has taken the leap to the 10 GB of attachments: Gmail.

gmail attachments up to 10 GB

All this, thanks to the new Gmail integrating with Google Drive, allowing us to have access to files stored on our virtual drive so that to serve as attachments. It would be approximately similar to share files on Google Drive within Gmail, so that would be receives the mail by directly accessing the file stored in the cloud. Continue reading “Gmail allows attachments up to 10 GB”

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Google Maps and Google Earth are updated with more recent images

The services of Google Earth and Google Maps have been updated with more recent images of various places and regions of the world that have updated their database of images, which had some years above in many cases.

Google Earth and Google Maps

The new images that are included are from the aerial imagery, until the view to 45 degrees, as well as the satellite photos to much greater altitude. New pictures covered in total to 164 cities and 108 countries, it is already renewing its bank of photos or with more detailed new images of new places. Continue reading “Google Maps and Google Earth are updated with more recent images”

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The Linux Foundation is trying to ensure the installation of Linux on Windows 8

Both the Linux Foundation and responsible for some Linux distros, work to avoid the blocking of the UEFI of Windows 8 and in obtaining digital keys from Microsoft.

installation of Linux on Windows 8

A few months ago, it was announced that Windows 8 would use a protection system that would recognize all the operating system that it wasn’t Windows 8, as malware. All this, thanks to the UEFI secure boot, that Microsoft will implement on computers that incorporate Windows 8 as main system. Continue reading “The Linux Foundation is trying to ensure the installation of Linux on Windows 8”

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