Microsoft’s termination of Windows XP support Tuesday threatens to leave hundreds of millions of PCs in homes and businesses worldwide open to security vulnerabilities, which will no longer be patched.
In-flight Internet access provider Gogo plans to introduce a service that increases maximum data speed on planes to 70Mbps in the middle of next year. Japan Airlines is expected to be among the first to test the technology.
China’s Ministry of Commerce has approved the Nokia-Microsoft deal. Microsoft has had to make a few patent concessions to secure China’s approval.
Israeli start-up StoreDot has come up with a prototype for a battery made of biological structures that recharged a dead cellphone battery in a demonstration at Microsoft’s Think Next Conference in 26 seconds. It will take three years before the product becomes commercially viable.
Britain’s Ministry of Defense has unveiled a new robot to test equipment for the British armed forces. The robot, also known as Porton Man, mimics the movements of human soldiers and is equipped with sensors that register data for testing chemical and biological suits.