Windows RT will receive some Windows 10 functionalities, Microsoft has confirmed.
During Wednesday's (January 21) briefing, the company was vague about the system's fate, telling reporters that it is "working on an update for Windows RT as well".
In a statement to CNET, Microsoft gave a little more information away, saying: "Surface Pro 3 (and the entire Surface Pro lineup) will update to Windows 10.
"We are working on an update for [the Windows RT version of] Surface, which will have some of the functionality of Windows 10. More information to come."
The system was first released in 2012 and was meant to serve as a promising, slimmed-down version of Windows 8 using 32-bit ARM architecture.
However, lack of significant industry backing from the start and poor product performance lead to its demise.
Windows 10 will be available to Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 as a free upgrade in its first year.
Indiegogo has announced a partnership which sees Vimeo named as the preferred distribution platform for films backed on the crowd-funding website.
In exchange for Vimeo On Demand receiving exclusive distribution rights to some films, the video-sharing website will commit to an ongoing creator fund for selected Indiegogo film campaigns.
Indiegogo CEO Slava Rubin said: "Mirroring the diversity of our open platform, we are proud to support an incredibly robust community of filmmakers across multiple genres.
"With the addition of Vimeo as a distribution partner, it is now easier than ever for filmmakers using Indiegogo to pursue their passions, receive funding, garner global exposure, and deliver their work directly to their fans."
Vimeo CEO Kerry Trainor added: "This partnership highlights both Vimeo and Indiegogo's continued support of independent filmmakers on a global level, and provides Indiegogo's community of creators an opportunity to be exposed to an even wider audience via Vimeo's transactional VOD platform."
Indiegogo has been offering filmmakers crowd-funding opportunities, access to new filmmaking technologies and access to marketing analytics since it was founded in 2008. Last month, they announced a partnership with Amplifier, a fulfilment house which helps campaigns to fulfil perks.
Vimeo, which lets users can upload, share and view videos, was founded in 2004.
Google's Project Zero has discovered three high-risk vulnerabilities on Apple's OS X operating system.
The flaws enable an attacker to take over a machine, but only if they already have access to it.
Apple was informed of the vulnerabilities back in October, but as per Project Zero's 90-day policy, they were revealed publicly this week.
According to iMore, the bugs won't be around for long, with a forthcoming OS X 10.10.2 update rectifying the problems.
Project Zero was recently criticised by Microsoft's security chief Chris Betz for exposing flaws on Windows, describing their approach as feeling "less like principles and more like a 'gotcha'".
The vulnerabilities found on Windows 7 and 8.1 allowed attackers to impersonate a user as well as decrypt and encrypt data.
Microsoft has confirmed that an early version of the Xbox app for Windows 10 is included in this month's Technical Preview.
The initial version of the application will include high-resolution monitor support, as well as keyboard and mouse controls.
Other features in the initial release include Achievements, game clips, the activity feed, and the ability to manage your friends and followers.
Additional features will be added gradually with each preview build of Windows 10 issued ahead of the operating system's full launch later this year.
Windows 10 will have a strong gaming focus, granting users the ability to stream Xbox One games to any PC or tablet in the home.
Users can sign up to Microsoft's Windows Insider programme to test the latest Technical Preview.
Microsoft has confirmed that it is considering ways of making its HoloLens headset compatible with Xbox One.
Xbox boss Phil Spencer said that the holographic computer is a "standalone" product first and foremost, but admitted that "specific scenarios" on how it could be used with the console are under discussion.
"I think gaming will be important," he told Polygon. "Specific scenarios with the Xbox we're thinking hard about where people could ask about streaming solutions, use it as a display for Xbox, we don't have answers for any of those things."
HoloLens is a head-mounted computer that uses holographic technology to present the user with augmented reality imagery, which can be interacted with through gaze, voice, and hand gestures.
Gaming is expected to be one area of application, with a Minecraft clone shown running on the device at its unveiling.
Microsoft has confirmed that HoloLens will be released during Windows 10's lifecycle, but has not provided a more specific timeframe.
A new controller for Pokken Tournament has been revealed by Bandai Namco.
The gamepad for the upcoming arcade fighting title sports a six-button layout, which includes a traditional D-pad.
The controller resembles the look of the Super Famicom controller, according to Siliconera.
Producer Katsuhiro Harada said the design was chosen with beginner arcade players in mind - so that veterans and newcomers alike would be able to enjoy the game.
Bandai Namco recently unveiled the title's first gameplay trailer, which confirms new playable characters Pikachu, Gardevoir and Suicune.
Pokken Tournament is set to debut later this year in Japanese arcades, with no console versions announced as yet.
Snapchat reportedly has plans to break into content publishing and commission original video content for its users.
Videos produced by Snapchat will appear alongside material from ESPN, CNN and Vice in the forthcoming 'Discover' section, according to Digiday.
The messaging service is said to have recruited journalists, filmmakers and animators in recent months to spearhead its original content push.
This footage will be supported by adverts, specially configured to suit the platform.
Vevo was allegedly on board as a content provider before the deal broke down after the companies failed to agree on a revenue split.
Snapchat's 'Discover' section is an extension of the 'Our Story' feature that launched last year, serving users highlights from special events alongside messages from their contacts.
Twitter has reportedly begun encouraging influential users to post pictures with them, not third parties like Instagram.
A prompt message obtained by Mashable shows the microblogging site informing celebrities that their photos are visible when uploading them on Twitter.
"Post your photos directly on Twitter to make sure your fans always see them," the message reads.
Although the company doesn't outright tell users not to post Instagram links, the prompt does use an image of an Instagram link.
Instagram removed support for cards on Twitter in 2012, resulting in many posting the link as a workaround.
The move is Twitter's latest push for native content and is set to include videos later this year.
Microsoft has confirmed that an "improved" version of Internet Explorer will launch with Windows 10, along with the new 'Project Spartan' browser.
News of Spartan's existence prompted speculation that Internet Explorer could soon be phased out, but the computing giant has hinted that the software will continue to serve business users going forward.
"Windows 10 also includes an improved version of Internet Explorer that's great for large organisations. It's more secure than ever, always up-to-date for modern sites, with Enterprise Mode compatibility for existing web apps," said Microsoft in a statement issued to Digital Spy.
"Customers on Windows 7 can upgrade to Internet Explorer 11 now to easily migrate to Windows 10 when it becomes available."
Designed for both touch and non-touch hardware, 'Project Spartan' features a minimalist layout, note-taking and sharing features, built-in Cortana support for supplemental information, and a Reading Mode.
"'Project Spartan' [is] a new browser that consumers are going to love across all their Windows devices - including the ones they bring to work," said Microsoft.
"It's built to put the web to work for you; it's cleaner, smarter and better at all the things you do online."
The consumer build of Windows 10 will be released later this year.
Jan 25 2015
4chan founder Chris Poole has announced plans to leave the website.
Poole, who founded the site 11 years ago when he was 15, announced plans to leave his role as sole administrator earlier today.
"I've decided it's time for me to move on," reads a 4chan post. "4chan has faced numerous challenges over the years, including how to continuously satisfy a community of millions, and ensure the site has the human, technical, and financial resources to continue operating.
"But the biggest hurdle it's had to overcome is myself.
"As 4chan's sole administrator, decision maker, and keeper of most of its institutional knowledge, I've come to represent an uncomfortably large single point of failure.
"I've spent the past two years working behind the scenes to address these challenges, and to provide 4chan with the foundation it needs to survive me by bolstering its finances, strengthening its infrastructure, and expanding and empowering its team of volunteers."
Poole said that he has handed the site over to a "handful of trusted volunteers".
"That foundation will now be put to the ultimate test, as today I'm retiring as 4chan's administrator."
In an interview with Venturebeat, Poole said that he'd been planning to quit for the past year or two, and that he's now itching to start a new company.
He also said that despite any controversy, 4chan had "done far more good than bad".
"For a lot of people, 4chan has served as their third place…not work, not home, not school, you know?
"The site has been accessed by millions of people. For the most part, it's touched those people in a really positive way.
"Despite the more unsavoury things, when you take it for what it's worth over its entire run, I think it's been a powerful and positive force for people."
The site was at the centre of last year's nude photo leaks of celebrities.
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