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Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Leaves Up to 30GB in Installation Files

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Windows 10’s Fall Creators Update (FCU) dropped earlier this week, to generally positive reviews. The new OS version isn’t a radical change from the previous Creators Update, but it does introduce some new features and improvements to Edge, OneDrive, GPU monitoring, battery meters, and more. One potential niggle, however, is that the OS apparently has a bloated footprint, and leaves up to 30GB of data behind it when finished, BetaNews reports. We recommend taking this with a ...

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Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Launches With Mixed Reality, Edge, OneDrive Upgrades

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Microsoft has released the new Fall Creators Update, the latest in major upgrades for Windows 10. Many of the additions this time around are fairly small; the company’s twice-yearly cadence for features requires frequent small updates as opposed to major changes. Still, there are some improvements and new capabilities worth discussing. First of all, Windows 10 now supports mixed reality, which is the company’s combined name for augmented reality and virtual reality. It’s not a ...

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Climber killed by Yosemite rock fall 'saved wife'

A climber who was killed by falling rocks at Yosemite National Park in California saved his wife’s life, his aunt has said. Andrew Foster, 32, from Cardiff, was trapped while his wife, Lucy, 28, was seriously hurt when granite fell from the El Capitan monolith on Wednesday. The large “sheet” plummeted from a height of 200m (656ft). Mrs Foster spoke to her husband’s aunt and said she was only alive because he had jumped on top of her. His aunt Gillian Stephens told the Times newspaper: “She said ‘Andrew saved ...

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Brexit bust? London home prices fall for 1st time in 8 years

Virtual reality is the new open house It’s finally happened. London property prices have fallen after years of runaway increases. London home prices slipped 0.6% in the quarter ended September, according to Nationwide. It’s the first decline since the financial crisis. The mortgage provider said the average sale price for a London home is £472,000 ($ 630,000), an increase of 56% from a decade ago and more than double the current national average. Nationwide said that mounting pressure on household incomes was weighing on confidence and contributing to the slump. ...

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Hollywood had its worst summer in 20 years. Can fall save the box office?

How Hollywood is going old to look new The last time Hollywood suffered through a summer season box office this sluggish, the top films were “Men In Black” and “The Lost World: Jurassic Park.” Despite strong showings from “Wonder Woman” and “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” the 2017 summer season — which runs from the first Friday in May through Labor Day weekend — endured the worst box office haul since 1997, when adjusted for inflation. “In a nutshell: a lack of high-demand animated releases, too many under-cooked or ...

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Big net migration fall since Brexit vote, latest estimates show

Net migration has fallen to the lowest level for three years after a surge in the number of EU nationals leaving the UK since last June’s Brexit vote. Net migration – the difference between those entering and leaving the UK – fell 81,000 to 246,000 in the year to March 2017. More than half that change is due to a decrease in net migration of EU citizens, which is down 51,000. The government is committed to reducing net migration to below 100,000. The ONS figures show a particularly sharp rise, ...

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Microsoft Boosts Phone Linking in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Microsoft is coming up on its self-imposed deadline to launch the Fall Creators Update, which has an estimated delivery date in September. Given this relatively short time frame, we’d have expected Windows 10 Insider builds to be feature-complete by now, and we’ve covered what some of those features are and what benefits they’ll offer. Microsoft, however, seems to have other ideas. The new Build 16251 contains several new features and capabilities debuting for the first time. First off, there’s a new option to sync Android devices and Windows 10 PCs, ...

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MS Paint, Screensavers Get the Axe in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

The forthcoming Fall Creators Update for Windows 10 will do a great many things, including asking you to review your privacy settings every 15 minutes until it comes out later this year. As part of the update, Microsoft will be rolling some functions into different ones, and wholly eliminating others. Some moves are expected, like moving the Reading List into Edge. The company is also removing the last fossilized remains of Outlook Express. But other changes are perhaps less obvious: to wit, Microsoft is deprecating Paint in the Fall Creators Update, and may remove ...

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Emirates and FlyDubai are getting together as profits fall

What are the world’s best airlines? The next time you book an Emirates flight, you may end up on low-cost rival FlyDubai. The two Dubai state-owned airlines have announced an “extensive partnership agreement” that stops short of a merger but will allow them to issue tickets for each other, coordinate schedules and launch new routes. “Both airlines will continue to be managed independently, but will leverage each other’s network to scale up their operations and accelerate growth,” Emirates and FlyDubai said in a statement on Monday. The partnership is due ...

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'Walking Dead' stuntman dies after fall on set

John Bernecker, a stunt performer for the popular AMC television series “The Walking Dead,” died Friday after a fall on the show’s set in Georgia. AMC spoke publicly about the incident on Saturday, saying the network is “deeply saddened” by Bernecker’s death. “We are deeply saddened by this loss and our hearts and prayers are with John’s family, friends and colleagues during this extremely difficult time,” the network said in a statement. The death was deemed an accident caused by blunt force trauma to the head, according to Coweta County ...

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