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Soon Windows10 on ARM-based processors Windows on ARM situartion has not looked pretty. Windows CE is old. Windows phones look to be on free fall out of matkets. Windows 10 IoT on Raspberry Pi is one plan for getting some life support for Windows on ARM. Microsoft has not forgotten ARM. Soon Windows 10 will run on ARM processors

Intel’s Incredibly Tiny Compute Card Could Make Obsolete Dumb Gadgets Upgradable This new tiny computer card looks like an interesting concept. It looks like a concept that needs to be priced right and supported by many manufacturers – or it is in danger of getting obsoleted soon. Let’s wait to see what is the situation when this becomes really available to buy. 

Debugging mechanism in Intel CPUs allows seizing control via USB port Some Intel CPUs have JTAG over USB 3 debugging built-in. This could be good for debugging but is really bad for computer security. “starting with the Skylake processor family in 2015, Intel introduced the Direct Connect Interface (DCI) which provides access to the JTAG debugging interface via common USB 3.0 ports.” Having the DCI

CES 2017

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is the world’s biggest tech event. With nearly 200,000 attendees flooding into the Las Vegas strip for a week in January. Newest event CES 2017 just started. CES is often the home to consumer product announcements and demonstrations of future technologies, so it is one of the most anticipated events

Leap second problem

At the ends of the 2016 the new year’s eve was one second longer than usual because there was a leap second. Why this was done? Time is a little bit complex thing. There are leap years and leap seconds. A leap second is a one-second adjustment that is occasionally applied to Coordinated Universal Time