Microsoft skips Windows 9, jumps to Windows 10

Microsoft skips Windows 9, jumps to Windows 10

As a follow-up to Windows 8, Microsoft has released a preview of its newest operating system (launching next year) – and they’re calling it Windows 10.

During a live demo event that happened last September, Microsoft VPs Joe Belfiore and Terry Myerson presented the newest version of their operating system. Here are just some of Windows 10’s features:

Microsoft to acquire Minecraft-maker Mojang for $2.5 billion

Microsoft to acquire Minecraft-maker Mojang for $2.5 billion

Minecraft has been creating waves ever since its release by the independent Swedish video game company Mojang. In this sandbox (or open world) indie game, players get to create worlds and do whatever they want by placing or breaking blocks. There are no specific goals; it’s really all about how you want to play it – and this is something that has proven wildly successful as indicated by Mojang’s steady rise in revenues as well as the huge following that the game has developed. So it’s far from surprising why tech giant Microsoft would pay $2.5 billion dollars to get its hands on it.

The quadcopter drone is now going to be wearable

The quadcopter drone is now going to be wearable

You’ve probably heard of drones, and these days you may have heard of them in a negative light. Drones are essentially any automatic mechanical device that can be remote controlled without being manned. Quadcopter drones, in particular, have really taken off (pardon the pun) in recent years. While drones are not really the most technologically advanced objects out there, they are, you have to admit, among the coolest. Everyone from filmmakers to marketing teams to hobbyists enjoys taking aerial shots and literally getting a new perspective on things.

How much would you pay for an old computer?

How much would you pay for an old computer?

It is believed that less than 50 of the original Apple-1‘s are still in existence and today one of those computers just sold for $905,000. This Apple-1 was put together by Steve Wozniak (Apple co-founder) in Steve Job’s family garage in the summer of 1976. This antique was purchased by The Henry Ford organization with goal to put it on display in their Michigan museum.

We no longer use the phone in our smartphones

We no longer use the phone in our smartphones

Ahh, smart phones: the modern human’s weapon of choice in braving today’s hyper-connected digital world. Have you ever wondered why they’re still called phones nowadays? More than anything, the functionality of our so-called smart phones has transcended their original purpose. They’re now devices jam-packed with applications that let you do almost anything, and they have become less of a traditional phone in every sense of the word.