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New Windows 10 upgrade system might irk some, tickle pirates

New Windows 10 upgrade system might irk some, tickle pirates

Microsoft isn't one to be modest about the success of its Windows 10 rollout. In its latest tally, more than 110 million devices have been upgraded since the OS launched in June, eclipsing Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 in many records. Of course, that's just a faction of the Windows installations throughout the world, and Microsoft is intent in upgrading those as soon as possible, especially given the one year free period. Now it has announced some changes to the upgrade system that might inconvenience, even annoy, some while also embracing pirates.

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Tesla firmware 7 on Thursday, some autopilot features only

Tesla firmware 7 on Thursday, some autopilot features only

It seems that the earlier leaked firmware version 7 for Tesla's electric cars isn't that far away after all. A long time coming, since it has been available for weeks for a select number of testers, the software upgrade will bring the long awaited autopilot features to the Model S sedan as well as the Model X SUV. And all of that will start this coming Thursday. Sadly, not all advertised features will be landing this time around, with some of the more interesting self-driving capabilities reserved for a 7.1 update.

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Windows 10 guide to downloading and loading from a USB stick

Windows 10 guide to downloading and loading from a USB stick

Today upgrades to Windows 10 begin to be unleashed by Microsoft for all the most modern computers, including yours. Microsoft is releasing this operating system upgrade for free for most users - assuming they've got a Windows operating system from the past couple of generations -- if you're running Windows 7 or Windows 8, you should be safe. Today we're having a peek at how simple it is to load Windows 10 to your computer using a disk image (ISO file) downloaded from Microsoft to a USB stick.

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Microsoft flip-flops on Windows 10 for Insiders promise

Microsoft flip-flops on Windows 10 for Insiders promise

Microsoft promising a free upgrade to Windows 10 for Windows 7 and 8.1 users is definitely a great thing, but it seems that Redmond still can't its strategy pinned down. It once sent confusing messages regarding Windows 10 updates for those running on non-genuine (read: pirated) copies of the operating system. Now it's muddling the waters again for their own testers, at first saying the Windows Insiders who have been testing Windows 10 will get the update for free, backtracking on that position, and then ambiguously confirming it again.

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Windows 10 arrives July 29: How much will you pay?

Windows 10 arrives July 29: How much will you pay?

While the announcement of Windows 10 included word that the upgrade to this OS would be free, not every user will have that opportunity. The opportunity to attain this operating system at no cost is limited. Only those who have Windows 7 or 8.1 "Pro" editions - not those with the "Enterprise" editions - will receive this upgrade for free. This push also only exists within the first year of release of the OS. You'll want to read this fine print before you proceed to the "go" button.

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Dropcam offers free replacement for legacy devices

Dropcam offers free replacement for legacy devices

Hardware reaching their end of life is a natural occurrence, especially in mobile and smart devices that seem to have at the very least only 2 years to live. More often than not, owners are left with no choice but to upgrade, which usually entails cashing out on a new device. That is why Dropcam's new offer is like a breath of fresh air. It will be giving a free hardware replacement to owners of the original Dropcam and Dropcam Echo, even going as far as allowing owners to keep their old units, just as a remembrance.

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iOS 8: how to download, when to expect

iOS 8: how to download, when to expect

What to expect when you’re expecting iOS 8 for your device in the next 24 hours is the alternate title for this article. What you’re going to need to know is very little. Most of your iOS 8 upgrade will be automated. You just need to sit back, relax, and think about what you’ve done.

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Verizon fast-forwards phone upgrade eligibility for some customers

Verizon fast-forwards phone upgrade eligibility for some customers

Verizon customers chomping at the bit to get the iPhone 6 or the iPhone 6 Plus as soon as possible are in luck: those with a smartphone upgrade eligibility date of November 15, 2014 or sooner will now be seeing that date changed for an immediate upgrade, allowing them to swap out their current handset for Apple's shiny new smartphone.

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New Retina MacBook Pros arrived: more power at no extra cost

New Retina MacBook Pros arrived: more power at no extra cost

Apple has finally rolled out the its refresh of its MacBook Pro with Retina Display line. The slightly revamped specs match what was leaked from China yesterday, with the absence of a new super-powered model. This time, however, we also get to see what has changed with the 13-inch models as well.

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HTC One Sense 6.0 arrives this weekend

HTC One Sense 6.0 arrives this weekend

Over the weekend several HTC One units from the previous generation have been updated to Sense 6.0. This means that they’ll have the same - or rather similar - software to that of the HTC One (M8). This update does not include (of course) some of the camera features included with the HTC One (M8) as this device (the M7) does not have the same hardware as its replacement.

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HTC One family update to Sense 6.0 – what’s that mean?

HTC One family update to Sense 6.0 – what’s that mean?

This month the HTC One family will be upgraded to HTC’s own Sense 6.0. This is a software suite that will upgrade what you see and how you interact with your smartphone on a day-to-day basis. Unless you’re working with an HTC One (M8) or a hacked, ROM’ed device today, you’ll likely still be on a version of Sense that’s pre-6.0.

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2014 Corvette C7 gets Hennessey treatment with 1,000HP tune-up

2014 Corvette C7 gets Hennessey treatment with 1,000HP tune-up

Hennessey has been in the business of modifying sports cars and gaining even more performance out of them for over 20 years, and their latest project is the new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7 (also known as the Corvette Stingray). Hennessey has unveiled their plans for their Corvette C7 upgrade program, with a launch date sometime in October.

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