Category Archives: Windows 7

Commerce Dept. to send “digital attachés” to Mexico, South Korea and four other nations

 The U.S. Department of Commerce is opening six new international markets for its Commercial Digital Attaché program, according to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker who spoke with TechCrunch today in San Francisco. The attaché program, which began in March this year, establishes commercial officers in countries where U.S. businesses seek to export their digital goods and… Read More
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Author: Lora Kolodny

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Oculus releases developer preview of Carmel WebVR product

 Many in the industry believe the next frontier for VR is web-based experiences that can be visited and absorbed across platforms. There are still quite a lot of unknowns when it comes to WebVR but Oculus is looking to start shedding some of the mystery through its own browser. Today, the company launched the Carmel Developer Preview, giving devs some early tools and APIs to begin building… Read More
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Author: Lucas Matney

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Vesper grabs $15M to build a durable low-power mic that listens forever

 As digital assistants like Siri and Alexa become more intelligent, there’s a growing need for them to always be accessible. Current microphone tech has been too power-hungry to keep permanently enabled. As a result, a new class of products, home assistants, like Amazon’s Alexa-enabled products and Google Home, have arisen as power-connected alternatives. Vesper is aiming to… Read More
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Author: Lucas Matney

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The Libreboot C201 from Minifree is really really really ridiculously open source

 Open source laptops – ones not running any commercial software whatsoever – have been the holy grail for free software fans for years. Now, with the introduction of libreboot, a truly open source boot firmware, the dream is close to fruition. The $730 laptop is a bog standard piece of hardware but it contains only open source software. The OS, Debian, is completely open source and… Read More
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Author: John Biggs

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Uber spells out what could cause riders to lose access in new policy

 Uber updated its Community Guidelines Thursday, and now the term “community” is more accurately applied, because for the first time, the ride-hailing company is publishing a policy outlining why riders can lose their access to the service – previously, this was only spelled out for the driver side of the equation.
To be clear, Uber always had rules in place for riders; you… Read More
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Author: Darrell Etherington

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