GeekSpeak for 2015-01-24

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SkyMall closes, Windows10 for free, Twitter & Instagram wars, Doctorow’s Three Laws about digital rights, and moar. Bonnie Miles and Lyle.

So long, SkyMall

Today, we mourn the passing of another glossy giant. Xhibit Corporations, the company behind SkyMall LLC, filed for bankruptcy Thursday. The in-flight magazine peddled essentials focused on life-improvement, which included LED-illuminated ziplines and hooded raincoats for pugs .

Google publishes Apple exploits

Google’s Project Zero vulnerability research program may have dropped more zero-day vulnerabilities—this time on Apple’s OS X platform.

Instagram Is Now Bigger Than Twitter With 300 Million Monthly Users

Instagram now has 300 million monthly users, picking up 100 million since March. The photo- and video-sharing app has surpassed Twitter’s official user count of 284 million.

Twitter really doesn't want its top users to share Instagram links anymore

Twitter has a message for its top users: Stop sharing Instagram links.

Reach the Geeks on Twitter!

Send us a Tweet or two! Reach us @kuspgeeks

Currently we have 196 followers on Twitter, we look forward to hearing from our fans!

Microsoft announces augmented reality headset

HoloLens is an engaging and effective augmented reality system. With HoloLens I saw virtual objects—Minecraft castles, Skype windows, even the surface of Mars—presented over, and spatially integrated with, the real world.

Live demonstration of Microsoft’s Hololens

Windows 10 and Windows RT update

Microsoft Corp. unveiled a version of Windows adapted to run on gadgets beyond PCs and said it would be free for many existing users, a gamble that sacrificing some of its core revenue will lift the company’s fortunes in other digital devices.

The software giant says it’s working on an update for the versions of its Surface tablet that used an ARM-based chip. But it will only have some of the functionality of Windows 10.

Doctorow’s 3 Laws

1. Anytime someone puts a lock on something that belongs to you and won’t give you the key, it’s not there for your benefit.
2. Fame won’t make you rich but you’ll have a hard time getting sales if no one has heard of you.
3. Information doesn’t want to be free, people do.

And don’t forget Asimov’s Three Laws of Robotics