Taking a long weekend. Back on Tuesday. Enjoy the holiday.
Here are some links to help you understand how some technical things work: UEFI BIOS explainedThe new way to get PCs booted up is explained at PC Pro by Darien Graham-Smith Guide to Codecs, Container Formats and TranscodingWant to know what all those multi-media terms like H.264, DivX, MP4, AVI, MPEG-2, AVCHD, AAC, OGG, MKV [...]
As many people are now using a variety of platforms, businesses have started allowing employees to bring their own devices. The practice (often referred to as BYOD) has been growing and the infographic below gives some statistics. Source: ReadWrite
YouTube users now upload 100 hours of video every minuteToday [Sunday] is YouTube’s eighth birthday, and to mark the occasion Google is revealing new statistics that underline what a cultural sensation its video site has become. Most staggeringly, over 100 hours of video are now uploaded to YouTube each and every minute.—The Verge Helper Robots [...]
Windows “slower than other operating systems”“Windows is indeed slower than other operating systems in many scenarios, and the gap is worsening.” That’s one way to start an insider explanation of why Windows’ performance isn’t up to snuff. Written by someone who actually contributes code to the Windows NT kernel, the comment on Hacker News, later [...]
After almost two decades online, I have never been more paranoid about my security, identity and theft—At ReadWrite, Dan Rowinski relates how he has personally been hacked in various ways