16 Aug 2012

 

The wait is over for the official bits, at least if you are an MSDN or TechNet subscriber.  Windows 8 is available to MSDN subscribers via this link and TechNet here.  Servers were bogged down yesterday with people trying to download the bits and today should prove a better day on getting the software.  If you aren't an MSDN or Technet subscriber you can 90-day evaluation version here.  The code in these versions is the same that will be released to the general public on October 26th as an upgrade or with new Windows 8 PCs. 

08 Aug 2012

Microsoft has made it known that attempts to bypass the Metro (or whatever new name they choose to give it) interface, will not work in Windows 8 RTM.  But there is a way to get around this behavior and have Windows 8 boot straight to the desktop.

06 Aug 2012
One of the first images from the Curiosity rover from NASA TV. The rover's wheel is in the lower right corner.


Eight years in planning and eight months in travel, NASA's Mars Science Laboratory landed safely on Mars, resulting in cheers from the NASA team and showing once again the true grit of American ingenuity and determination.  The landing happened around 1:32 a.m. EDT.  The Curiosity rover later sent the first images from the Gale Crater after landing.

05 Aug 2012

As we near closer and closer to the landing, there are some places you can watch the event unfold live as it happens at 1:30 a.m. EDT and before the landing as well.  NASA will attempt to lower the largest rover yet, on Mars and search for signs of water and past life.

NASA TV

NASA on YouTube

NASA TV in HD via UStream


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02 Aug 2012

Tech-Stew Podcast #20: The Hate for 8, Recorded on August 2nd, 2012

Summary: 

Windows 8 hits RTM, we will tell you when it will be on MSDN, more backlash from developers on Windows 8, Microsoft announces outlook.com, the FCC tells Verizon to allow Android hotspots, Antarctic forests and more


02 Aug 2012

Scientists drilling into the seabed off Antarctica revealed that a rainforest grew in the icy continent 52 million years ago.  Scientists warn that Antarctica could be ice-free again within decades.  This new discovery is published in the journal Nature.

02 Aug 2012

As we know Microsoft has released Windows 8 to manufacturing the other day, but in the meantime one blogger has gotten his hands on the bits before the August 15th MSDN/Technet date and has documented a tutorial that will be included in Windows 8.

02 Aug 2012

Star Wars the Old Republic, developed by Electronic Arts and Bioware has announced via their blog that the game would have a free to play option sometime this fall.


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