Microsoft had a little event today. You may have heard about it. They had a lot of new products introduced. Everything from cell phones to new tablets. The high-end new Lumia 950 series of phones to wearable bands. Here is every new Microsoft product unveiled today.
Windows 10 is one heck of a system but software is nothing without great hardware. Today Microsoft showed off some great device many have been waiting for is finally here. The Surface Pro 4 leaks were everywhere is now officially out. The pricing for the Surface Pro 4 will start at $799 and preorders are scheduled for October 7th. You won’t be able to get your hands on it until on October 26th.
Size: 7.93 in x 11.5 in x 0.33 inches (201.4 x 292.1 x 8.4 mm)
Weight: 1.69 to 1.73 pounds (766g to 786) depending on processor choice
12.3-inch PixelSense display with 2736 x 1824 resolution and 267 ppi and 3:2 aspect ratio, Gorilla Glass 4 screen and PixelSense technology
Intel sixth-generation processor (Core M3, i5 or i7), Microsoft Pen and Touch G5 chipset
Intel HD graphics 515 (M3), Intel HD graphics 520 (i5) and Intel Iris (i7) graphic cards
4/8/16 GB of RAM
128/256/512GB/1TB of SSD Storage
Wi-Fi 802.11 ac/802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.0 LE support
microSD card support
USB 3.0 and Mini DisplayPort connectivity
8-megapixel rear-facing camera with 1080p HD recording
5-megapixel front-facing camera with 1080p HD recording
Battery: Up to 9 hours of video playback
Windows 10 Pro
Surface Pen stylus (five colors and interchangeable pen tips)
Surface Pro 4 docking stations (four USB 3.0, two 4K DisplayPort and Ethernet ports)
Tesla Model S P85D, the world’s fastest four-door sedan up against a Holden Commodore V8 Supercar and the Walkinshaw Performance W507 HSV GTS.
A Tesla Model S P85D, a Walkinshaw Performance W507 HSV GTS and a Holden Commodore V8 Supercar drive on to a racetrack. While that sounds like a start of a joke. It is no laughing matter. TheTesla Model S P85D is super fast. So fast in fact that it can take on cars that cost way more than it that are designed for winning races. The folks from CarAdvice.com.au setup drag races between some impressive cars. The site just posted a YouTube showing just how fast the Tesla is. It also answers the question How Insane is the Tesla Model S Insane Mode?
The Tesla handles the Walkinshaw quite easily but the Holden V8 Supercar promises to be a more intriguing match. The Model S P85D goes from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 3.3 seconds. The Holden Commodore V8 Supercar weighs just 3,086 pounds. That is incredibly light for a vehicle. It also sports a 5.0 liter fuel injected V8. Holden Racing Team developed cylinder heads, fuel injection, intake and exhaust system. A MoTec engine management control system but none of that helped. The Tesla Model S P85D still beats the Holden but should the race been longer, it would not have been possible. Check out CarAdvice’s full video of the race below.
The NFL’s San Francisco 49ers are working with the FAA to tackle the issue of unmanned aircraft safety.
The San Francisco 49ers have had a tough year but now they are trying something new. They are fighting the good fight on the PR front. They have teamed up with the Federal Aviation Administration to come up with a new public safety slogan. “Know before you fly.” San Francisco 49ers Defensive Safety does a 30-second PSA with the FAA to let everyone a heads up on personal drone use.
You can’t operate unmanned aircraft over stadiums.
You can’t operate unmanned aircraft near raging fires
Microsoft has tried everything it can to catch up to Sony but not even a price cut has helped close the gap. Some think that the Xbox One is the best console on the market. However sales don’t reflect that sentiment. Microsoft still has some tricks up its sleeve to play catch up with Sony when it comes to sales. They are releasing six new console bundles.
The Department of Defense will soon require contractors to report major cybersecurity breaches. We are as surprised as you are that they didn’t.
The US government officials and their data have been as of late has had some bad days. Over 22 million government personnel had their sensitive information compromised. Security clearances, 5.6 million sets of fingerprints all compromised.Things got so bad that even the head of the Office of Personnel Management resigned. The DOD just wants to be kept in the loop of what is going on. Contractors used to have a voluntary system to report breaches. Now contractors must report cyber incidents that result in an actual or potentially adverse effect on a covered contractor information system or covered defense information residing therein, or on a contractor’s ability to provide operationally critical support.
FAA has hit some milestones in the integration process, it has yet to finalize small UAS rules, let alone facilitate the full integration of UAS that Congress contemplated in 2012
It should come as a surprise to no one when the government misses a deadline. Just look at the budget flight every few months in congress. Well that tradition continues into the FAA. The Federal Aviation Administration has missed the deadline set by Congress in 2012 to integrate drones into the national airspace. This would have had all unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones as most people call them now into an encompassing framework of rules. The rules would have govern the way commercial grade drones could be used. There are already some FAA regulations in place for both commercial and civilian drones but they are not universal. As of now the FAA has only to issue a draft proposal for new rules. It is currently enforcing on a case-by-case basis.
There over 1,000 companies with an FAA 333 exemption to fly drones as part of their business. The association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) wrote a letter to FAA about the disappointment on the missed deadline. Not everyone is waiting around though. New York and California legislators are introducing bills that severely limit drones in their states. We need to have rules because no one wants a drone to drop out of the sky on to your house.