Windows 10, the Microsoft Savior

Windows 10, the Microsoft Savior
Windows 10, the Microsoft Savior

Windows 8 and 8.1 seems to be a failed product from Microsoft. Although it brings something fresh such as the live tile and the flat design, it looks not good enough for the users. Even many of them complain it and upset about it. The main issue of the Windows 8 and 8.1 is about its productivity. For the professional users, those windows versions lack of productivity. They are too strange and unfamiliar for the users. Although Windows 8.1 brings the start icon back, the start menu that has been a trademark of the Windows operating system is still not there. In fact, this is what the users want. And now, Windows 10 is on the way. But is it better than the previous version? Let’s find out about it.

Windows 10, the Microsoft Savior1
Windows 10, the Microsoft Savior1

The Return of the Start Menu
Start menu is like a core of windows operating system. When it is gone, many people asking it. They wonder why Microsoft changed it with metro UI. But in the Windows 10, Microsoft promised one thing. They will bring the start menu back to the place. And of course, there will be some improvement on it. It looks a good new for the Windows lovers. Uniquely, the new start menu is resizable. The apps that available on the start screen will be placed on the right side of the start menu. And on the left side, there are small icons app that you usually found on the windows XP or 7. One more interesting thing about the new start menu is the resizable feature. Users can resize it and make it full screen.
Cortana
Cortana is available in Windows 10. It appears just like the basic search and can be activated by pressing the search column. But unlike the traditional search, Cortana allows the users to search anything by voice. Even more, it seems like a personal assistant just like Siri on iOS or Google Now on Android.
Panel Control Alternative
The ambition of Microsoft to make a single platform for desktop, laptop, tablet and smartphone can be seen here. Now, there is an alternative panel control that can be activated from the desktop. In here, users can see all notification just like in the notification center on the smartphone. The interface also looks similar with the windows phone smartphone. Interestingly, the new setting app appears as a metro app without sacrificing the touch usability. This app can run on the window as well as on the tablet. But when it runs on the tablet, it is usable on the full screen.
Continuum
This is one of the most important features on the Windows 10. This feature allows the users to switch between the desktop to tablet view with ease. In the desktop mode, you will see the desktop look just like what you can see on the desktop platform. But when it changed into the tablet view, Windows 10 will appear in full screen view. Just by one tap or one click, the interface will be switched to windowed or full screen view. Beside these features, Windows 10 also equipped with the other features such as the new store, the new apps and many more.

Windows 10, the Microsoft Savior2
Windows 10, the Microsoft Savior2

The Great Barrier Reef may lose 90% Corals

The Great Barrier Reef may lose 90% Corals
The Great Barrier Reef may lose 90% Corals

The Great Barrier Reef, this place has been known for its coral collection. Even more, it also known as the largest in the world. This the great asset of the world. But unfortunately, it may lose 90% of the living coral that caused by the high temperature of the ocean. If it continues, this prediction will be a certainty. The Australian and the international scientists ensure it too.

The Great Barrier Reef may lose 90% Corals1
The Great Barrier Reef may lose 90% Corals1

The Great Barrier Reef
Great Barrier Reef is the richest coral reef system in the world. There are more than 2,900 individual reefs and also 900 islands here. All of them stretching on the more than 344,400 square km. It is located in Coral Sea on the coast of Queensland. The beauty of the Great Barrier Reef can be seen from the outer space too. It makes Great Barrier Reef as the largest structure that made by the living organism.
There are billions of the tiny organisms that support more life in this area. In 1981, it was chosen as the World Heritage Site and labeled as the 7 natural wonders in the world by CNN. Now, the Great Barrier Reef protected by the marine park, Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. The task of this protector is to limit the human impact, especially to the reef. This is fishing and tourism limited here.
Keep Losing the Coral
This is the serious issue that happen to the Great Barrier Reef. Although it has the size of Japan, about 400 coral types, 1,500 fish species and also 4,000 mollusk may disappear by the time. Since a few times ago, researchers has been examined the various environment scenario that may affect to the living organism in the Great Barrier Reef. Based on the article in the Science Daily, this study has published on 1996 until 2006.
On the research, pollution and overfishing may bring the worst effect to the corals. The other coastal activity may also leaving coral vulnerable. In the short term, it will be taken over by seaweed. And in the longer term, all of them will disappear. The main cause of this issue is the ocean temperatures that rise continuously. In this situation, the short term measures not much help. It cannot protect the reefs. This fact is stunning. While the most people do not really care about the nature, nature will leave them step by step. And when it is over, everything has gone.
This issue cannot be stopped. About a half of the reef building coral have gone. And in this time, it is only covering about 10 up to 20% of the seabed. For the Great Barrier Reef itself, it lost about a half coral. It happens on the last 27 years. Maybe this loss is undeniable, but human has a choice. They can reduce the impact even make the smart investment for the future. They can protect the coral reef and gain it. Of course it will take a long time. But there is still the other issue here. The global warming.

The Great Barrier Reef may lose 90% Corals2
The Great Barrier Reef may lose 90% Corals2

Travelocity acquired by Expedia in $280 million

Travelocity acquired by Expedia in $280 million
Travelocity acquired by Expedia in $280 million

Travelocity, an online travel agency from Sabre Corp. has acquired for US$280 million. This acquisition was made in cash and informed by the companies on Friday. This deal is just a follow up of the 2013 marketing agreement to bring the additional web traffic to the Expedia. It makes Travelocity for US and Canada powered with Expedia Inc. platform. Course the merger is a consolidation of Expedia to compete Priceline Group which is known as their main competitor. Even Priceline Group takeover OpenTable, the restaurant reservation with US$2.6 billion on the last year. A Capital IQ analyst, Tuna Amobi said integrating Travelocity to the Expedia will give the good outcome to the company.

Travelocity acquired by Expedia in $280 million1
Travelocity acquired by Expedia in $280 million1

Expedia, the Giant of Online Travel Corporation
This acquisition is not just to strengthen the position of Expedia in the travel business. It can also be identified as an effort to create the ecosystem of their business. The owner of Hotels.com and China’s eLong the air ticket volumes grew about 29% in October. It happens for the first of the three quarters 2014. This is because of the agreement with Travelocity.
In this time, the number of shopping tour is growing. This is because of the growth of the economic and the affordable travel cost which are something interesting that should not be wasted. Course it attracts the new business people to dig profits from this industry. In the other case, it will improve the competition and forces Expedia to grow further than before. To make it, improving their brand in the travel business is a smart way.
The Beginning of the New Innovation
Acquiring Travelocity is not just about buying a profitable company. In fact, it was made to improve their ability to continue the innovation. They have a great ambition about this, and that is giving the best travel experiences to more travelers. Even more, Expedia wants to reach more travelers in the world. This is what Dara Khosrowshahi, the Chief Executive Officer of Expedia on Friday. But according to Amobi, maybe Travelocity will be maintained as the unique brand under Expedia Inc. Although it was acquired by Expedia, the brand of Travelocity is still exist. Considering about the brand awareness of Travelocity, it makes a sense.
The Direction of Travelocity
Although it has the new master, Travelocity still focusing on the same mission. Tom Klein, the Chief Executive Officer of Sabre Corp’s ensured that. Travelocity will provide the solution for the global travel customers by their software. Expedia is the strategic partner for Travelocity and it will be the long partnership with this corporation. For Tom Klein, this is a logical step for Travelocity and Expedia. With the strong resource, it allows Travelocity to grow much better. It looks like a beneficial partnership for both of them. On Friday, the shares of Expedia Inc. rose 3.14% and reaching $88.40 per share. In the other side, the share of Sabre Corp. gained 1.81% at $20.85. It can be seen the market respond this acquisition very well. As long as they can utilize this momentum, it may strengthen their position in the business world.

Travelocity acquired by Expedia in $280 million2
Travelocity acquired by Expedia in $280 million2

Wikipedia Banned the Portions of their Editors

Wikipedia Banned the Portions of their Editors
Wikipedia Banned the Portions of their Editors

Wikipedia, the largest wiki in the world banned 5 editors of them from any articles that related to gender. Arbitration committee of Wikipedia banned them to make any corrections to feminism articles. It was made to stop the controversy on this topic. All editors need to prevent any articles from rewritten, especially for the pro-Gamergate slant.

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Wikipedia Banned the Portions of their Editors1

About Gamergate
Gamergate has become a public attention since August 2014. Some people said it concerned about ethics in game journalism. Gamer identity becomes the issue that the most people aware about too. But in fact, this is just angry obsessive that blended with the misunderstanding of journalism ethic. Whatever it is, gamergate increasing into the sexism debate, specifically on the video game culture. Primarily, it is targeting women, especially women in the industry of video game.
By the time and media publication, gamergate is no more about game. It is more often to be seen as the manifestation of the culture war with the specific target such as women. But how its controversy was began from the relationship of the indie game developer, Zoe Quinn. Her ex-boyfriend saw Quinn on the romantic relationship with Nathan Grayson. Nathan Grayson is a video game journalist in Kotaku. Since then, Quinn severe misogynistic harassment. This is including the false accusations that led the positive review of the Quinn’s game. Since then, she became a harassment subject such as malicious broadcasting especially relates to the personally identifiable information and the other threats. And next, the target is growing to the other women on the game industry and the feminist media critic such as Brianna Wu and Anita Sarkeesian. Even this issue grows to the online movement with “GamerGate” hast tag.
Wikipedia Responds
The culture war of gamergate is getting more serious by time. Even it reaches to the situation that quite alarming. Wikipedia, which is known as a neutral wiki also used to campaign this issue. Some editors who pro with gamergate pushed the Wikipedia articles to look fairer for this issue. Course it damages the vision of the Wikipedia itself. To stop it, Wikipedia committee sanctioned editors who did it. But observer warns Wikipedia to do it carefully. If the sanction is only hit the account, course it will not stop this issue.
Actually, this is a rejection from Wikipedia. This is more related to protect the neutrality of Wikipedia itself. Jimmy Wales, the Wikipedia’s founder said this act is not to support feminist. The gamergate supporters can keep in mind about their belief. But if they want change the Wikipedia article, it must be constructive. Instead of declaring a war to feminist, they have to improve the article to become more informative.
Because of this issue, 5 Wikipedia’s editors will be banned. This is not just because of what they do to Wikipedia. This is because of their effort to support gamergate and become the part of it. As long as they in favor of one party, their neutrality can be questioned. This is why Wikipedia takes this option.

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Wikipedia Banned the Portions of their Editors2

Pro-Russian Rebels Launch Offensive and Reject the Peace Deal

Pro-Russian Rebels Launch Offensive and Reject the Peace Deal
Pro-Russian Rebels Launch Offensive and Reject the Peace Deal

Ukraine internal conflict seems to be more serious. The last few months is fully with terror, even it stills ongoing now. Efforts to reconcile between the government and the Pro-Russian rebels seems to be useless. Both sides staunchly defend the goal and even fight harder for this. It paralyzed the country and bring suffering to the people. It just like a trap for some people. And peace, there is no certainty for this.

Pro-Russian Rebels Launch Offensive and Reject the Peace Deal1
Pro-Russian Rebels Launch Offensive and Reject the Peace Deal1

Rejected, Peace Deal was failed
Pro-Russian rebels in the Eastern of Ukraine rejected to sign the peace deal on Friday. Even they announced the new offensive act to Ukrainian government troops. Diplomatic efforts cannot give what people expect and the crisis still continues. Alexander Zakharchenko, the main separatist leader said they will not abide the peace deal and will improve the strike to gain their territory. Their priority is pushing the government troops now. Even more, they will do it until the border of Donetsk region and further. There is no ceasefire on this conflict.
Violations by the Both Sides
Conflict will always bring suffer and death is everywhere. Since April, the United Nation of the human rights agency records about 5,100 of death from the both sides. If the conflict continues, course the number will grow more than this.
On the Wednesday, the foreign ministers from 4 countries which are including Russian, Ukraine, German and French produced an agreement to create peace in Ukraine. Based on the peace deal, Ukrainian troops and Pro-Russian rebels have to pull back the troops about 15 km from the recent location. In the deal, there is only pull back agreement. There is still no troop withdrawal here.
Eduard Basurin, Rebel spokesman doubt it. He said the rebels will not consider the agreement. But their side is open for the peace talks. This statement seems contradicted with the Russia. Russia respect the Minsk agreement although they have been reluctant to end this conflict.
The Fight of Airport of Donetsk
Over Donetsk airport, the battle intensity was growth on the last weekend. Rebels took control over it although the fight still continues until now. Based on the Zakharchenko statement, the rebels advanced their attack to 3 directions, the Donetsk region and 2 areas on the Luhansk region. He said their side will hit the Ukrainian government troops till the border of Donetsk. If he see any danger for this city, he will destroy the threat.
The top NATO official also confirmed it. The rebels have pushed the government troops further to the west. They also beefed up with reinforcement. About this conflict, Russia insists that they do not give any support to the rebels. But the western military see something different. The heavy weapon of the rebels has negatively.
Russia will survive
On the international economic forum, the Russian deputy prime minister will not be flinched with the sanctions of the West. When Russian feels any pressure from the foreign country, they will not give up. Igor Shuvalov said their country will survive even with all of the pressure.

Pro-Russian Rebels Launch Offensive and Reject the Peace Deal2
Pro-Russian Rebels Launch Offensive and Reject the Peace Deal2