Gears & Gadgets

Windows Virtual Desktop now in public preview

Enlarge / A VT100 remote terminal, which is basically the same thing as Windows Remote Desktop. Wolfgang Stief Initially announced last September, Microsoft’s Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) service has now entered public preview. The service brings together single-user Windows 7 virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and multi-user Windows 10 and Windows Server remote desktop services (RDS) […]

Computer

The best virtual machines for 2019

If it hasn’t happened already, there will come a time when you’ll wish your computer was running a different operating system. Whether you’re a competent software developer or an average user desiring an application exclusive to an OS other than the one you have, there are plenty of valid reasons why you’d want to use another […]

Gears & Gadgets

Microsoft unveils Windows Sandbox: Run any app in a disposable virtual machine

Enlarge F Delventhal A few months ago, Microsoft let slip a forthcoming Windows 10 feature that was, at the time, called InPrivate Desktop: a lightweight virtual machine for running untrusted applications in an isolated environment. That feature has now been officially announced with a new name, Windows Sandbox. Windows 10 already uses virtual machines to […]

Emerging Tech

This cryptocurrency wallet teaches kids to save as virtual money gains a foothold

[embedded content] So you’ve taught your 6-year-old child to read, write, and play nice with others. What’s next? Give them a base understanding of cryptocurrency, of course. After all, what self-respecting modern kid trusts their parents to hand over regular installments of allowance without systematically recording it on the blockchain for posterity? Okay, so we’re […]

Emerging Tech

Nvidia’s new A.I. creates entire virtual cities by watching dash cam videos

Nvidia From the Grand Theft Auto franchise to the plethora of available Spider-Man titles, plenty of video games allow you to explore a three-dimensional representation of a real (or thinly fictionalized) city. Creating these cityscapes isn’t easy, however. The task requires thousands of hours of computer modeling and careful reference studies before players have the […]

Emerging Tech

Virtual newscaster wants to know: Is this the real me or just a fantasy?

[embedded content] “Hello, everyone. I’m an English artificial intelligence anchor. This is my very first day in Xinhua news agency.” Those are the introductory words of one of two A.I. clones presented the World Internet Conference taking place in Wuzhen, China, BBC News reported. Previous Next Xinhua news agency real and virtual news readers Xinhua news […]