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After months of hype and media attention, finally the decision day is almost here. Will you upgrade to Windows 10 or Wait or just don't.
May it be hard for you to stop yourself form the better computing experience form Windows 10, but I have decided, I am not upgrading to Windows 10.
Here are 9 valid reason you should consider too:
If it ain’t broke
For sure, Windows 10 is going to be free upgrade for current and genuine users but in case price is not the only thing you should consider when you are trying to decide to upgrade or not. Just review what you will get ? Sure, there’s some fancy new touch interaction and a personal assistant you can talk to — cool story, Microsoft. But “cool“ doesn’t always equal “compelling.”
Why upgrade to windows 10 when you are completely OK with Windows 7 or 8. Dont worry about support form MS, Microsoft has promised to keep supporting Windows 7 until 2020, Windows 8 until 2023.
Windows 10 is forever
Unless you have some serious tech-savvy, downgrading from Windows 10 to a previous version is going to be a serious undertaking. And there’s always the chance that you’ll lose apps and/or data during that downgrade process.
Windows 10 is forever. At least don't hurry to upgrade. Why not wait until you’re absolutely certain you’re ready for the new OS?
You can get the new features in other ways
The marketing of Windows 10 has been so big as the company screams with shiny new features in Windows 10. But with a little patience and a few Web searches, you can get many of those “new” features now by tweaking your older version of Windows.
For example: You can find in web how to get start menu in windows 8( 8.1 already has) with little tweaks. The shiny new Edge browser looks cool and all, but it doesn’t do a whole lot that Chrome or Firefox — with the appropriate settings and extensions — can’t.
First Version - Buggy
Despite all the effort making it the perfect one by collecting feedback from early adopters through its extensive Windows 10 technical preview process, bugs and other issues are still going to surface in the launch-day version of the new OS. The best thing to do for now is at least wait for other to be the pigs and let the bugs be ironed out.
Windows Media Center - RIP
Windows 10 is completely without Windows Media Center. Once when you upgrade to Windows 10, WMC will all but disappear, leaving you to figure out some other means of accessing your entertainment content.
So don’t upgrade to Windows 10 if you rely on and use Windows Media Center on a daily basis.
Favorite apps might break
It will depend on how the third party developers have have tested their codes to Windows 10. It will be heck of a problem if you favorite app break down. If you rely on a given app to do your job, check with its developer about its Windows 10 compatibility before you click on that install button.
May be you have an old computer
Dont forget to check the some minimum hardware requirements for PCs to run Windows 10. But, if you PC have just the minimum requirement, that doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll be happy with the results.
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Google has launched it centralized privacy hub that helps user to control all the privacy of Google account from one single place and also assures maximum security and protection against all kind of threats and attacks.
Google also launched a FAQ site that covers all the question and answers to explain what data Google collects and how it uses it. For example, Google states that it uses certain information from people's search queries and location for ad targeting. However, the company says it does not share personally identifiable information with advertisers unless users give it permission.
Thanks to Google for making a clear and consolidated way of managing our privacy across all the various Google products and services that are offered.
Here is a clear look at the new simplified privacy setting:
My Account Hub – Manage Your Privacy Settings in One Place
Google's new My Account Hub is the ultimate place that serves as the centralized palces for managing al the privacy setting of all the Googel account, Google product and Google service(Maps, YouTube, Voice etc.)
This part is divided into three sections: “Sign-in & Security”, “Personal Info & Privacy”, and “Account Preferences”.
All section includes what it previously used to hold.
Sign-In & Security
This section provides you to manage security of you login section. You can change your password, enable or disable 2 Step Verification (2-factor authentication) and manage your account recovery options such as your password recovery e-mail, recovery phone number, and your security question and answer.
Personal Info & Privacy
Through this section you can have access to personal account information you’ve provided to Google, such as your email, phone numbers, and other data. Changing these datas and information can be don through this section.
In addition to that you can also edit your search preferences, shared endorsements and G+ profile.
Privacy Checkup Tool:
At the top of the Personal Info & Privacy page of the My Account Hub you’ll find the Privacy checkup tool which will guide you all the way to making correct decision on privacy management and setting whcih only takes few minutes.
Personal Info & Privacy - Account History
Account history deserves to be in this section. This option provides you the ability to tell Google you don’t want them to record your search and browsing history, In this section you can turn off (or pause as Google likes to refer to it) Google’s recording of your search history.Also features separate options to control the search and browsing history recording, Location History, mobile device and app history, as well as videos you’ve searched for and videos you’ve watched on YouTube.
Personal Info & Privacy - Ads Settings
Personal Info and Privacy provides option to let you set what ads Google want to show to you that can be more relevant to your interests. Or, if you don’t want to be targeted, you can opt-out of interest-based ad targeting altogether.
Thorough this section you can get access to your preferred language, input tools, accessibility options (such as screen reader options), manage your Google Storage, and delete content that you have created and stored on Google, such as YouTube videos you’ve uploaded, etc.
Experts still said that it is still not the perfect right level of control to make these important decisions. The decision, in this case, is mostly about how much of your digital life you want to sell off in exchange for convenience. For example you may be happy to have Google track your location constantly through your phone and have access to your calendar, because it helps make Google Now such a useful service. Those who don't use Google Now might prefer to opt out.
The security checkup is more about protecting your information from people who are not in Google. Best part is that you can review the devices and apps authorized to access your account, and alert Google if something seems awry. You can also double check your two-step verification and recovery settings.
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Tiny computers like and Kano and Raspberry Pi are the tiny computer that are already inspiring of future coder/hackers helping them learn to code and become the admin of Anon hackers. These kits possess the potential to unshackle us from the past and usher in a new world of computing.
Our present computer framework is based on the decades-old client-server architecture that made the first IT revolution. Whether it's a PC or one of these Kano PCs on a stick, these customers need to utilize the system to bring the guidelines they have to work. This system functioned admirably in the PC era, and even in the beginning of the business Internet. Be that as it may, PC makers sold around 100 million machines yearly. Contrast that with the billions of phones with PC–like controls today. As indicated by ABI Research, there areas of now more than 16 billion dynamic wireless devices, and that number may surpass 40 billion by 2020.
In principles, we could keep on utilizing the same network recipe for this new world. We would need to continue layering more transmission capacity in the middle of customers and servers, designating more range, laying more fiber, and utilizing more energy to run the servers. Telecom organizations are as of now griping about the cash they'd need to spend to bolster this future, and the wireless carriers would prefer not to put resources into quicker systems unless they can go along the expense to their clients.
For a very long time, PCs have been connected with work. Centralized servers were for the Army, government offices, and after that huge organizations. Workstations were for architects and programming software engineers. Now we can take that processing power, shrink it down, and put it
in cars, thermostats, lightbulbs, and music systems. People are using Raspberry Pi and Kano kits to make intelligent toys, lamps, alarm clocks, picture frames, and small robots. Those billions of connected gadgets will be about imperceptible, low-power PCs whose essential occupation will be
to assemble information from sensors. In the event that we join every one of them the same way we've generally done it, they are going to put a hernia-inducing strain on our wired and wireless networks.
These gadgets are just going to get littler and all the more intense. You can purchase a Raspberry Pi with a 700 MHz processor and 256 MB of memory for about $25. In 2001, a Mac with 450 MHz and 64 MB of RAM cost $1,800. There is one Arduino component that are as of now littler than a quarter, and costs on Pi and its brethren will likely drop to just a few dollars by the turn of the decade.
What we have to do, then, is acknowledge that every one of the pieces that once went inside a beige box will now be inserted all over the place, and that we'll reconnect them in new and intriguing ways. It is as though somebody scattered and combined a couple of boxes of Lego and the old rules don't have any significant bearing.
In this world, is it difficult to create a server of size of a deck of cards that fits into the back of your Wi-Fi router or TV and runs your home? Or Pandora's whole music database on a stick that you connect to your auto and stream utilizing a mesh network of these little gadgets instead of the Internet? The tiny-computer-distributed networking era will present a whole new set of software challenges and opportunities, but to folks like Alex Klein of Kano, it may be a walk in the park.
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10 years ago, Lego was just another toy company with brand-name crisis but now it is Apple of toy Industry.
Not many wise people have every thought some decade ago that toy stacking bricks would go on to become a multi billion-dollar business and the biggest toy company in the world. By now, Lego is not just the biggest toy company but also the universal appeal of toy by all age groups - adults, children, the mainstream and a cult crowd.
It was 1932, when Lego managed to emerge with its creative idea of creative play which was handsomely rewarded by costumers.In its 80th anniversary video, Lego sums up its raison d’etre as “With a child’s imagination, Lego could be anything in the world, over and over again. Imagination is the limit.”
The company was on the verge of bankruptcy 12 years ago.
The company was founded by Ole Kirk Christiansen in 1932 in a small Danish town of Billund, Denmark (where it is still headquartered). The word Lego in Danish means ‘leg godt’, meaning ‘play well'. Christiansen was in fact a simple carpenter but when the Great Depression hit and furniture demand stalled, he started to produce toys.
At first, Christiansen produced cars and yoyos toys of bricks of very high quality. In 1940s Christiansen came with idea of plastic module and then the key was a plastic injection molding machine that increase the potential to mass produce plastic toys.
In fact toy bricks weren't invented by Christiansen. The market was ruled by a British line called Kiddicraft. But what Christiansen did do was invent the system that made one brick ‘stick’ on top of the other. In 1949, he debuted ‘Automatic Binding Bricks’.
The tragic warehouse fire in 1960 killed the company’s wooden inventory, and Christiansen’s son, Godtfred planned to go ahead with exclusively with the plastic toy bricks and leave the historical products behind.
Well if you found an original set of Lego bricks today, it would still work with one produced this year which means except for the plastic module nothing have changed in the basic Lego bricks.
Change In Status
Throughout the following couple of decades, Lego extended as its brand-name grew. In 1966, after a discussion with an associate, the more younger Christiansen chose to present the system of play around Lego. As it were, this is the means by which distinctive Lego universes were made. The first framework was a train.
1968 saw the presentation of Legoland with the first amusement park in Denmark close to the Lego production line. It got more than 600,000 visitors that first year. There are currently six Legolands around the globe with a further three under planning. Then again, Lego sold a 70% stake of its possession in the Legoland chain to British firm Merlin Entertainment in 2005.
1969 and 1974 were great year as they hit the market with Duplo. They even managed to build their own airport for their own. As on now, it’s the second biggest airport in Denmark.
Around 10 years back, it looked like Lego may not have a lot of a future by any stretch of the imagination. In 2003, the company—situated in a modest Danish town called Billund and possessed by the same family that established it before World War II—was very nearly insolvency, with issues sneaking inside of like tree rot. Confronted with developing rivalry from computer games and the Internet, and tormented by an inward trepidation that Lego was seen as dated, the company had been making a progression of blunders. Regular administration had been submitted 1998 to a "turnaround master" with no toy foundation who kept on living in Paris, as business author David C. Robertson plots in his 2013 Lego history, Brick by Brick. There were heartbreaking reroutes far from the center experience, including the appalling morning toy Galidor, and examinations with greater, more macho minifigures with a line called Jack Stone. The company continued opening Legoland amusement parks far and wide, notwithstanding having constrained hospitality. Offers of a few of Lego's best items, including Lego's Star Wars and Harry Potter lines, weaved all over taking into account motion picture discharge plans over which Lego had no control. And the company wildly increased the number of products it released each year, resulting in a dreadful 2002 Christmas season, when major retailers ended up with around 40% of their Lego stock unsold.
More precisely, In 1998, Lego, still a privately owned company, reported its first ever loss of £23 million. By 2004, that loss had blown out to £174 million. A global workforce of 9,100 in 1998 was more than halved to 4,200 by 2007, partly due to outsourcing.
In during 2009,despite of continue of decline in business Lego kept investing in market as if it was getting more strong and strong. Children were getting less and less time to play. Some of the western markets had fewer and fewer children. So play trends changed, and they failed to change. They were not making toys that were sufficiently interesting to children. They failed to innovate enough. But the company was about to rise high due to technical innovations. They realize they were on slippery path.
Lego also started to embrace a new consumer demographic: Adults. The Architecture arrangement was taken off after a Lego fan and designer, Adam Reed Tucker, in Chicago manufactured notorious structures out of Lego pieces. So an official named Paal Smith-Meyer, without clearance from administration, furnished Tucker with enough blocks to make up 200 arrangements of the Sears Tower and the Hancock Tower. From that point, the Architecture arrangement was conceived. Lego likewise understood that they could charge more for the sets in light of the fact that grown-ups were willing to pay all the more, despite the fact that it contained the same number of pieces as a container went for children.
It all meant an awesome turnaround for the Danish Company. The good to beat all was The Lego Movie discharged a year back. The famous film was not brought about by the comapny; rather it was pitched to them by producers. It went ahead to net a large portion of a billion US dollars from a financial plan of $US60 million, and earned basic approval. That the film figured out how to get such a variety of bums on silver screen seats is likely a demonstration of the continuing prevalence of Lego as a brand.
Knudstorp put resources into exploration with a broad ethnographic investigation of how messes around the world play to make sense of how the company ought to handle the following stage.
That research has advanced into Lego's Future Lab, an undercover innovative work group inside of the business made up of designers(intelligent and mechanical), software engineers, ethnographics scientists, advertisers and expert manufacturers. Consistently, the Future Lab meets in Spain for a gathering/hackathon to think of new play encounters.
This group has been charged, basically, managing Lego's fame even with new eras who've been raised on iPads and the web. They additionally track diverse play designs far and wide — for instance, European folks incline toward toys where they can bring part with their children while American folks lean toward their children to play without anyone else's input.
Their Future Lab is centered around its brief, 'One Reality', which is making half breed advanced/physical play encounters that include the plastic blocks and a bit of programming.
As such, it's made Lego Fusion, where children construct a model, for example, a house or manor, takes a photograph of it with a tablet, which then embeds their model into an advanced world.
So it appears the sky's the farthest point for Lego.
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