There has been new information from benchlife.info and PCGameshardware regarding Intel’s 6th generation Skylake-S processor that will be part of the next generation desktop lineup. There will be processors what will range from 95W performance for enthusiasts to 65-35W power efficient users. 
There will be ten Skylake-S chips:

  • Intel Core i7-6700K (Enthusiast” 95W processors)
  • Intel Core i5-6600K (Enthusiast” 95W processors)
  • Intel Core i7-6700
  • Intel Core i5-6600
  • Intel Core i5-6500
  • Intel Core i5-6400
  • Intel Core i7-6700T
  • Intel Core i5-6600T
  • Intel Core i5-6500T
  • Intel Core i5-6400T


 
 
The Windows 10 release is coming up soon and surprisingly AMD has mistakingly released when we expect that date to be. Microsoft Windows 10, the successor to Windows 8 will be released late July. This new OS is Microsoft's attempt to get Windows XP and Windows 7 users to upgrade too since Windows 7 and Windows XP seem to be the favorite. AMD’s CEO, Lisa Su, let slip the date during a quarterly earnings conference call:

What we also are factoring in is, you know, with the Windows 10 launch at the end of July, we are watching sort of the impact of that on the back-to-school season, and expect that it might have a bit of a delay to the normal back-to-school season inventory build-up.

Windows 10 will be free to download for Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1 and Windows phone. There is a catch though because you must upgrade within a year or you will be charged extra to upgrade.
 
 
Microsoft has developed a new part of Office called Office 365 Video. Think of it as YouTube for companies without sharing publicly. It allows companies a place to upload and share videos with their corporation on desktops and mobile devices. Companies can create easy browsable channels and upload content. It gives the tool of sharing bulky files over your intranet.

Just like YouTube when a video is uploaded, different resolutions are available so members of the company can stream smoothly. All content is uploaded to via HTML5-based player so content is compatible with all platforms.

In addition, has developed and launched an iPhone app to allow employees to make videos on the go and upload them. Microsoft claims more apps are coming soon.
 
 
 
 
NZXT has been working on CAM: a free app to monitor your PC. It has finally been released and can be downloaded here. It has a clean interface with an easy to use modern UI that serves as a powerful tool. You can change CAM to be your very own command center with different backgrounds. What CAM does is monitor all your key hardware to make sure everything is running smoothly and cool. A cool feature is the ability to track in-game FPS performance with CAM Overlay.
If you register, your have the ability to store your CAM data in the cloud in order to access monitored data and analyze the health of your PC over time. 

The most interesting tool that CAM has to offer is the ability to access the program remotely and use your iOS or Android device as a second screen.When you use an iOS or Android device you can download the app when you sign in to your account. 
 
 
The new generation of Apple TV will have many new apps, a new streaming TV Service, but it will not support 4K videoBuzzFeed News‘ John Paczkowski states that the highest resolution that the new Apple TV will support is 1080p because the 4K technology is “still in its infancy.”


The interesting thing is that the A8 chip should be able to handle 4K resolutions but the market just isn’t there yet. Many consumers right now are not buying 4K monitors or TVs so Apple believes that until there is a large market for 4K resolutions the Apple TV will have to only support 1080p. Companies such as Amazon and Netflix currently do not have much 4K content for that reason. You also have to consider to find consumers with both compatible TVs and fast internet access. The internet access speed for most consumers in the United States is slow but that should change as Google Fiber begins to expand its network. While this is disconcerting for consumers with 4K TV and fast internet, it will not take very long for the 4K resolution market to grow and at that point, Apple may release a firmware update that will unlock its capabilities of supporting 4K resolution.
 
 
 
 
If you go to Amazon.com and you are a Prime member, you can request an invitation to get a FREE Amazon Dash button for multiple products. This Dash Button allows you access to products with the press of a button without having to worry about going to the store, putting it on a grocery list, or running out. The button comes with an adhesive backing and comes in a variety of different product buttons. You can order them here.

The Dash button is an extension of Amazon's ONE CLICK feature but this button makes it more convenient for the average consumer. If you run out of a product and you have the button right next to it you can just push the button and BAM, Amazon begins packing it for you and you'll have it within two days. This is compared to having to order via computer and remembering to order it. Amazon's idea was that if you have a physical hardware device device near the place where you actually use the product, you’ll be more like to order before you run out.

How does it work? Well you can setup Amazon’s Dash Button using the Amazon mobile app, and connect via your Wi-Fi network. You have to configure it to the product you want and once you are finished the button will automatically order to your default address using your default Amazon payment order. Amazon has designed it so that multiple presses won't cause multiple orders until the first one is delivered. You can override this manually, especially if you want to order more than one.

For now the products that you can use the Dash button with include things like toilet paper, cleaning products, juice, and many more products. Amazon is planning something big to try and integrate the button in a number of devices. Amazon has already partnered with a number of companies to make this happen. What is surprising is that some products will detect when a replacement is needed. Is the future here? Will everyone have smart devices?

You should also check out Amazon Pantry!

Amazon describes their new Pantry service: 

"Prime Pantry is a new shopping experience on Amazon.com. Prime members can shop popular household essentials and have them conveniently delivered.
Adding your first Prime Pantry item to Cart starts a Prime Pantry box. As you shop, you see that each Pantry item tells you what percentage of a Pantry box it fills based on its size and weight. Pantry boxes are large and can hold up to 45 pounds or four cubic feet of household products. As you check items off your list, we continuously track and show you how full your box is.

You can buy as much or as little as you want for a flat $5.99 delivery fee per Prime Pantry box. Save gas, save money, save time.

Prime Pantry allows Prime members to shop a wider range of products, including heavy and bulky items, all in popular pack sizes that are cost prohibitive to ship for free."

Shop the new selection and sizes:


Shop Prime Pantry
 
 
Microsoft was originally founded April 4th 1975 by Bill Gates and Paul Allen in order to develop and sell interpreters for Altair 8800. In the mid 1980s, Microsoft  began to take over the computer market with MS-DOS followed by Microsoft Windows. Microsoft has grown by acquiring companies such as  Skype Technologies in May 2011 for $8.5 billion in its largest acquisition to date. Microsoft continues to have the computer market in PC-compatible operating system and office software suite markets. 

Microsoft has started to become more active in the video game industry with the Xbox, Xbox 360 and Xbox One consoles, the digital services market (through MSN), and mobile phones (via the Windows Phone OS). They have also acquired Mojang, the makers of Minecraft, in order to increase their impact on the gaming market.  Microsoft has also made a big move to enter the mobile personal computer production market with the launch of the Microsoft Surface Tablet.

Happy Birthday Microsoft!

 
 
Microsoft has revealed a "rough draft" of Spartan, so that they can get some feedback.

“This preview is NOT a polished, ready-for-everyone release,” says Microsoft product manager Joe Belfiore.

Here are some of the new changes:

-A modern engine- “Faster, more secure, and more reliable,” Microsoft says.
-A cleaned-up design- No traditional menus (no File, Edit, or View)
-Cortana. Cortana is Microsoft’s Siri or Google Now
-Reading View- Like Safari, it views only the texts and photos with no ads (Is Microsoft getting the hint from Apple?)
-Annotations- Toolbar full of annotation tools. 
Microsoft lists what you should expect:
  • Cortana is built-in and ready to assist: Cortana in Project Spartan is a personal assistant that helps make Web browsing easier for you, with whatever you’re trying to get done. Cortana offers help at just the right moment, based on what she knows about the Web, about you and what you might be trying to do. She remains in the background but provides additional information when you need it, making browsing easier and more efficient. Cortana in Spartan will be available in the US versions of this build, and available more broadly later.
  • Inking and sharing so you can capture and communicate your thoughts: Everyone uses the Web routinely to share questions, thoughts, info and comments with friends and colleagues. Now with new inking capabilities, Project Spartan enables you to write or type directly on the page, comment on what’s interesting or clip what you want – then easily share this “Web Note” via mail, or a social network. Researching and collecting information from the Web is just as easy, as you can save your notes directly to OneNote.
  • Distraction-free reading with Reading List and Reading View: Keeping up with information overload on the Web is one of the challenges that we all have to manage.  Project Spartan helps with a beautiful new Reading List to collect everything you want to read, including the ability to save any webpage or PDF for convenient access later, and an integrated, distraction-free Reading View that keeps you focused on the content.
  • A new engine for the modern Web: Project Spartan’s new rendering engine is built around the idea that the Web “just works,” while being fast, more secure and more reliable.