Windows 10 Proves Popular, Apple Ruins Finland, And More… [Tech News Digest]
Also, Nakamoto sues Newsweek, Facebook adds stickers, Flickr sells Wall Art, Ebola available to buy, and beating three Nintendo 64 games all at once.
One Million Join Windows Insider Program
Over 1 million people worldwide are now using Windows 10 , a fortnight after Microsoft unveiled its latest operating system. In a blog post talking about what has happened since Windows 10 was revealed , Joe Belfiore states that 1 million people have signed up to the Windows Insider Program to give feedback on the Windows 10 Technical Preview , and the company has already received more than 200,000 pieces of feedback.
The Windows 10 team are now busy sorting through the reams of feedback and using it to change Windows 10 for the better. Belfiore promises that Windows 10 will evolve over the next year, so it’s likely that the finished product will look and feel very different than the one available to download right now. Which, as Windows 10 is not quite ready to be used as your main operating system , is extremely good news.
Finland Blames Apple For Its Woes
“The iPhone killed Nokia. The iPad killed the Finnish paper industry” No offence Finland but you have an idiot for a Prime Minister.
— Shawn King (@ShawnKing) October 13, 2014
Apple is to blame for Finland’s current economic woes, at least according to the country’s prime minister, Alexander Stubb. He claims the downturn in Finland’s fortunes are as a result of Nokia falling out of favor and the paper industry suffering from the move to digital. Which is obviously all the fault of American tech firm Apple .
Stubb told CNBC, “A little bit paradoxically I guess one could say that the iPhone killed Nokia and the iPad killed the Finnish paper industry, but we’ll make a comeback.” Finland could indeed make a comeback, but with Nokia now owned by Microsoft, and tablets and e-readers killing the need for paper, the country may need to look elsewhere for salvation.
Dorian Nakamoto Is Suing Newsweek
Dorian Nakamoto, the man Newsweek claims is responsible for creating Bitcoin , is planning to sue the magazine for the story, and he is currently crowdfunding his legal defense fund. Nakamoto denies having anything to do with Bitcoin, but that didn’t stop Newsweek naming him as the mysterious man behind the crypocurrency in an article published in March, 2014.
Nakamoto found his world turned upside down when his personal information was disclosed in the magazine alongside the accusation he was actually Satoshi Nakamoto. Dorian has now created a website called Newsweek Lied, and is currently using it to solicit funds as “Newsweek must be held accountable for its reckless reporting.” One of the ways you can donate money is, rather ironically, by using Bitcoin.
Facebook Being Filled With Stickers
You know why Facebook stickers in comments make me angry? It now takes me an extra 4 HOURS to find the right sticker to leave as a comment.
— Chris Pirillo (@ChrisPirillo) October 14, 2014
Facebook has added the ability to post stickers to the main site, which explains why your Timeline is now probably full of annoying stickers that add nothing to the conversation. Remember, just because you can now leave a comment on Facebook using a sticker or two doesn’t mean you should do so. Please. They suck.
Flickr Wall Art Turns Photos Into Canvases
Oooh. Flickr launch Flickr Wall Art: http://t.co/Gx8M2jB73m I was just wondering last week why they didn’t do that already…
— Matt Gibson (@gothick) October 14, 2014
Flickr now lets you turn your photos into wall art, with a program appropriately named Flickr Wall Art. For $49 and up, Flickr Wall Art lets you choose one of your own images to be turned into a piece of art for your wall. Unfortunately, this is currently limited to U.S. users and you can only choose your own photos rather than someone else’s photos, but these limitations could disappear in the future.
Ebola.com Is Available To Buy
— Jason Feifer (@heyfeifer) September 30, 2014
If you have money to spare and a desire to make money from a scary epidemic, then you can now buy Ebola.com. The domain, currently owned by Blue String Ventures, is for sale, with an asking price of $150,000. Which proves that capitalism has no moral compass whatsoever.
Beating Three N64 Games Consecutively
As you can see in the video, Jobst switches between Super Mario 64, GoldenEye 007, and The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time. He reaches the end of all three in just 51 minutes. And now I need to get my old N64 out of storage and play these three games again for old time’s sake. [H/T Digg Video]
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