Microsoft lays the foundation for separating the Windows 10 shell UI components from the rest of the operating system. This work could lead to a more modularized Windows to provide greater flexibility in future product offerings.
A Twitter User Who Holds the Handle Albacore frequently discovers future plans by Microsoft by dealing with the code of insider builds. While browsing Insider Build 1
In the short term, this does not mean much to average Windows users. It is unlikely that they will notice the difference. However, removing the Shell UI from the base operating system opens up new possibilities for Microsoft. This change could be useful for Microsoft's Windows Lite and Core plans, which might only include the parts required for a specific device, such as Hololens, or supposedly for dual-screen devices.
Ultimately, users can also benefit from it, because these typically static components could be used to display updates without a full operating system update. And as Albacore pointed out, another interesting option is to sync settings for components such as File Explorer across devices. [ZDNet]
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In other news:
- Target now offers same-day shipping: Everyone goes into the fast-moving game. Target now offers same-day shipping for much of its online catalog. The cost is $ 10, and while you can not get an Xbox or Playstation at this time, clothes, bedding, groceries and more are available on tap. [Business Insider]
- Huawei added ads to his lock screens: Users of Huawei Android phones had a nasty surprise yesterday. They spotted advertisements for Booking.com on their lock screens. The ads seem to be part of Huawei's standard landscape backgrounds. Other companies like Microsoft have added ads to lock screens. Usually, however, this will be preceded by a warning. [Android Police]
- Yubico remembers government-level security keys: Yubico found that the FIPS series devices are not sufficiently random after being turned on that they are vulnerable to attack. These devices are not end user devices and actively replace the keys. So if you are concerned, you should already know this. Do not worry; All these callbacks do not mean that security keys are not secure. [Engadget]
- Google has created a video game to create video games: Google officially released a video game yesterday with the title Game Builder . The game is a bit like Minecraft, so you can create video games with drag and drop and the logic "if then, then". Google even offers co-op capabilities and the ability to share your creations. Excuse me as we create a Scorched Earth clone called Morning versus Coffee. [The Verge]
- Airbnb wants to send you on an adventure: Do you have $ 5,000 left and you want an "experience of your life"? Airbnb has a new offer called "Adventures" for you. You will travel for 80 days through several countries and engage in rock climbing, lion hunting and UFO hunting. Bring back a souvenir. [Geek.com]
- Tesla wants to be an entertaining car: Tesla expands its cars by Fallout Shelter and Youtube streaming. While you may think that cars are designed only for driving, electric vehicles require downtime to be charged on long trips. Fallout Shelter seems to be at least a less frustrating way of passing time than Cuphead, the last game it has added. And nothing makes it half an hour faster than clicking on "just a" cat video. [SlashGear]
- Gmail's dynamic email will be sent to everyone on July 2nd: Google has previously announced a future change to Gmail that will make the platform more interactive. AMP technology lets users answer or fill in forms without leaving Gmail. These changes will be made available to all users on July 2, although G Suite administrators can disable them by default. [VentureBeat]
- Longtime Youtube TV subscribers get free Showtime access: Youtube TV gives some subscribers free Showtime access. It is unclear which subscribers are logged in exactly because Google did not specify what is considered "long-standing". When we checked our account, we did not find the option. Apparently we have to learn to be better friends. [Review Geek]
NASA wants to return to the Moon and eventually build an outpost there. Another moon journey is a step in the overall plan to get to Mars, and it's a reasonable step. If we can not get to a place near us reliably and safely, how can we hope to travel further?
But space travel (well, any trip) costs money, and NASA has just submitted its proposal for the first moon trip in five years: 20 to 30 billion dollars in addition to the current NASA budget. This number may seem high, but lower than predicted by observers.
It is easy to forget that while NASA does not technically produce and sell products, the technology that inventes or helps it comes back to consumers often. If you like Velcro, memory foam beds, or better vision through LASIK, you owe it (at least in part) to NASA.
Traveling to other moons and planets seems to be unnecessary at present, but beyond science Along the way, some say it is necessary for the ultimate survival of humanity. Our world is just so big, our resources just so big. As Carl Sagan once put it: "All civilizations become either space fit or extinct." [Gizmodo]