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Next Windows release reportedly codenamed ‘Threshold,’ set to further unify Microsoft operating systems
Microsoft’s on the, erm, threshold of something big — something that’s likely to make its three major operating systems even more similar. Queen of Microsoft leaks Mary Jo Foley has caught word from some unnamed contacts that the next major update to the Windows family is codenamed ‘Threshold.’ That name comes from an internal email from EVP Terry Myerson. The codename reportedly covers updates to Windows, Windows Phone and the Xbox One operating system, bringing even more commonality to the three OSes. The Threshold is title more than just a big abstraction — it’s actually borrowed from the original Halo game, following the Cortana codename the company adopted for its forthcoming personal assistant offering.
Among the shared, cross-OS features are single, unified app store and tool sets designed to further entice developers to create applications for all three. Naturally, none of the higher-ups at Microsoft are confirming the existence of Threshold yet, but Foley’s projecting a spring 2015 release for the upgrades.
Daily Roundup: 3D Systems Sense review, Smartphone buyer’s guide, hard times for the Wii U and more!
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past 24 hours — all handpicked by the editors here at the site. Click on through the break, and enjoy.
While Tesla is still in the early stages of considering an Android emulator, Korea’s ETNews reports that Hyundai and Kia are already bringing the platform (or, at least, a derivative of it) to all their cars by 2014. Kia’s Android-based in-car AVN system, UVO 2.0, comes with an app store of its own …
It sounds like the seeds of a end-of-days sci-fi hit, but DARPA knows what it’s doing, right? It’s establishing the first-ever tournament for automated network defenses, in which systems would compete against each other to test vulnerabilities, make security patches, and generally wage digital war …
It feels like the last time we thought about the Mini Cooper, it was pulling bank jobs with Mark Wahlberg. Since then, the diminutive coupe has apparently outgrown its rebellious phase and is now thinking about more mature notions, like safety. At next month’s LA Auto Show, the 2014 hardtop will …
Question by Dem Dem *hearts*: What is the difference between the handheld nintendo ds systems?
What is the difference between the nintendo DS, nintendo DS Lite, and nintendo DSI? and is there another system in the series? and can they play different game system games (game boy, ect)
Answer by Fox Spirit
DS is the original and it is bigger and bulkier
DS Lite is a sleeker version with the capabilites of lightening the screens
DSI has a camera
Hope I helped
They can play DS games and Gameboy games
I dont believe they can play any others but i could be wrong
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Alt-week takes a look at the best science and alternative tech stories from the last seven days.
Science and research. Two of our favorite words around these parts. This week, we have both in spades. From the first good visualization of the solar system’s tail, to the prospect of diagnosing cancer through smell — this is alt-week.
Just over 18 months after making its video debut, the Navy’s electromagnetic railgun has a manufacturer. BAE Systems — known for e-ink-powered tank camouflage, autonomous spiderbots and machine-gun-mounted lasers — won the government contract and hopes to have phase-two prototypes ready “as early as next year.” While the current design is capable of firing one shot, the Office of Navy Research hopes for six to ten shots per minute. If that doesn’t scare you, consider this: The pulse-driven projectiles travel at Mach 6 and can hit targets over 100 nautical miles away. Don’t worry, it’s not too late to rethink that career of sailing the high seas as a pirate and get to work on that accounting degree instead.
Filed under: Science
Via: Defense Tech
Source: BAE Systems
European M-Payments Startup SumUp Partners With Revel Systems, An iPad POS Provider, For Its Push Into Europe
SumUp, one of the many European mobile card reader startups targeting small businesses — and taking advantage of Square’s continued absence to acquire users and build out a business — has taken another step designed to expand its reach by announcing a partnership with Revel Systems, a maker of iPad POS software.
Revel Systems provides iPad-based tills to more than 1,000 chain stores and restaurants throughout the U.S., Canada, Australia and Saudi Arabia but it’s aiming to expand into Europe, hence the tie-up with SumUp. After launching last August, SumUp has now rolled out to 10 European markets.
Revel Systems will be using SumUp’s API, which it made available in fall last year, to process debit and credit card and cash payments in Europe. In other markets the company uses payment gateway USAePay, and says it can also integrate directly into Mercury Payment Systems.
In Europe the SumUp mobile payments app will come pre-loaded on Revel Systems tills and users will also get SumUp’s black card reader — which plugs into the iPad to take card payments. The partnership won’t bear instant fruit for SumUp on the customer acquisition front but as and when Revel Systems builds up its customer base in the region, SumUp will also make gains.
Commenting on the tie-up in a statement, Lisa Falzone, CEO of Revel Systems, said it chose to partner with SumUp to offer flexibility to its retail customers — but did not specify what it offered over and above other European mobile payments startups such as iZettle and Rocket Internet’s Payleven.
“SumUp’s technology is aligned with ours because it’s lightweight, secure, and speedy. SumUp is a natural partner for us,” she said. “We’re always looking to forge new partnerships with those businesses that aim to enhance the overall customer experience. Our users are also certain to appreciate the easy SumUp sign-up process and pay-as-you-go billing. We’re looking forward to working with SumUp as we expand to new markets.”
As with the myriad mobile payments players targeting small businesses, SumUp does not charge a monthly fee to businesses using its system but rather takes a 2.75% per card reader transaction charge. SumUp accepts Visa, Mastercard and recently added support for Amex in the majority of its markets.
The Revel Systems tie-up is not SumUp’s first b2b partnership aimed at building out its business. The company has previously announced partnerships with German taxi hailing app Taxi.de and an odd job software platform provider.