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Microsoft ends Windows 7 support: What should you do?

Microsoft ends Windows 7 support: What should you do?

Technology
Cyber-security experts are urging Windows 7 users to upgrade their operating system. Microsoft is going to stop supporting Windows 7 from Tuesday so that it can focus on "newer technologies". As a result, Windows 7 users will no longer receive the all-important security updates and patches that keep their machines safe. One in four Windows users is running Windows 7, according to statistics website StatCounter.What does this all mean?It means that Microsoft is ending the cat-and-mouse game with hackers seeking to exploit software bugs in the Windows 7 operating system. If perpetrators find a flaw in Windows 7, Microsoft will not fix it. Without continued software and security updates, Windows 7 machines are more likely to be infected with viruses and malw...
Should all acting stars stop flying to work?

Should all acting stars stop flying to work?

Entertainment
Before stepping up to collect their Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, Hollywood's great and good were warned by host Ricky Gervais to reassess their relationship with "the real world"."If you win an award tonight, don't use it as a platform to make a political speech," he said."You're in no position to lecture the public about anything, you know nothing about the real world. Most of you spent less time in school than Greta Thunberg."The UK actor, writer and comedian was joking, of course, but in doing so he touched on an important question: Are the rich and famous doing enough to help the planet that serves them so well?On Tuesday, one famous actor vowed to do more - potentially at the expense of her career.No-fly zoneAustralian Yae...
Why you should consolidate those 401(k)s and IRAs

Why you should consolidate those 401(k)s and IRAs

Finance
Many Americans hold multiple retirement accounts — and there are many reasons why they should consider combining those nest eggs instead of letting them gather dust.Around 25 million Americans left behind money in a 401(k) account when separating from an old job, according to the Government Accountability Office, which analyzed 10 years' worth of data from the 2004 to 2014 period. Millions left behind money in two or more accounts.That represents about 37% of the roughly 68 million workers actively saving in a 401(k)-type plan through their workplace, according to figures from the Labor Department.The relatively high incidence of stranded 401(k) funds is understandable, given that workers over age 25 only stay at the same job for around five years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statisti
Emotion-detecting tech should be restricted by law – AI Now

Emotion-detecting tech should be restricted by law – AI Now

Technology
A leading research centre has called for new laws to restrict the use of emotion-detecting tech.The AI Now Institute says the field is "built on markedly shaky foundations".Despite this, systems are on sale to help vet job seekers, test criminal suspects for signs of deception, and set insurance prices. It wants such software to be banned from use in important decisions that affect people's lives and/or determine their access to opportunities.The US-based body has found support in the UK from the founder of a company developing its own emotional-response technologies - but it cautioned that any restrictions would need to be nuanced enough not to hamper all work being done in the area.Ever-changingAI Now refers to the technology b...