Category Archives: Computer – general

AI Photo Interpreter

The computers are watching us! Drum roll please! Now for the latest from Microsoft Cognitive Services: CaptionBot – an online AI (artificial intelligence) thingie that looks at photos and tells what it sees – sort of supplying a caption for … Continue reading

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Windows 8.1 – Start button

The Start button returns in Windows 8.1 With the Windows 8.1 Preview Microsoft returns the Start button – sort of. Down in the lower left corner, on the taskbar, is the new Windows logo. It does not have the nice … Continue reading

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Installing Windows 8.1 Preview in a VMware Player virtual machine

Windows 8.1 Preview Microsoft has released Windows 8.1 Preview. Like other “previews”, this is prerelease software and is not intended as a normal upgrade. In fact, there are serious disadvantages to installing this preview in a regular Windows 8 PC: … Continue reading

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Updating drivers for Windows 8

Windows 8 brings with it a set of drivers that might not provide the best performance. I had that happen when I installed Windows 8 on an ancient HP laptop. The native Windows 8 driver could not set the screen … Continue reading

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VMware Player 5 for Windows 8

Run Windows 8 on new VMware Player 5 VMware has released a new version of VMware Player with full Windows 8 support. Installing Windows 8 in a VMware Player virtual machine is now straightforward and quick. This version even received … Continue reading

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Windows 8 to install from Web and run on Windows XP hardware

When the Developer Preview of Windows 8 was released a while back I installed it on a number of machines. One of my tests was to perform an upgrade on a modest machine with Windows 7 Home Basic. The upgrade … Continue reading

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