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Cheap Microsoft virtual reality headsets announced

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Microsoft has stated that hardware partners will bring affordable virtual reality headsets to the market in 2017.

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Microsoft has partnered with hardware manufacturers to ship virtual reality headsets from early 2017.

The VR headsets will be made by companies such as HP, Dell, Lenovo, Asus, and Acer, and will start from $299 (R4,157).

The headsets will start shipping with the Windows 10 Creators Update between March and May 2017, said Microsoft.

All the VR headsets will ship with six-degrees-of-freedom sensors.

Microsoft also demonstrated “Holotour” – which allows you to explore and interact with new places – which will run on Windows 10.


The Linux alternative to Windows 10

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If you are looking to move from Windows 10 to a secure open-source operating system and don’t want to learn a new interface, BetaNews has suggested you try Linux-based Zorin OS.

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If you are looking to move from Windows 10 to a secure open-source operating system and don’t want to learn a new interface, BetaNews has suggested you try Linux-based Zorin OS.

The publication said that moving from Windows to GNOME or Unity can be “confusing and scary”, and Zorin OS version 12 has been designed for “Windows-switchers”.

The core version of the OS is free, while the Ultimate version sells for €15.

Zorin OS 12 is powered by Linux Kernel version 4.4 and is based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. This means it will be supported with security updates until April 2021, stated the report.

Features of the OS include Google Drive integration and the Chromium browser is installed by default.


ImBatch for batch image resizing, renaming and other tasks

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If you have several images on your hard drive keeping them in order is a big hassle. If you want to perform different tasks like resizing them for better utilization of disk space or you want to add watermark images while sharing online, it is a daunting task to go individually. This is where batch image processing software will come to our rescue. While there are applications that can do these tasks individually, like an image resizer, or a tool to add watermark, it is not handy if you want to do many tasks.

ImBatch is a batch image processing software that might be useful for doing many tasks on images. It is a free software and available for download, recently High Motion Software, the developer behind the program has released the version 2.1. It is a powerful application for doing image processing batch wise.

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The application comes with a simple yet functional UI, if you don’t like the default skin you can change the skin from configuration options. After installing the software explore the software features to see what all you can do with this tiny application.

All you have to do is add images to the left panel, you can add folders to this panel. Once added select the tasks from Add Task button on the right panel. You can add several tasks to be performed depending on your preferences. The individual tasks will show up in the right panel. You can rearrange tasks by dragging and dropping.

The most useful batch image tasks include resizing, watermark, renaming images. If you are worried about your image EXIF data you can remove it for privacy reasons or set Exif data using tasks. Once you are done with adding tasks you can run the program to do the batch image processing, depending on the tasks you have selected it might take some time to finish the process. Don’t forget to add Save as task to customize the file name and other parameters, otherwise your original image file gets overwritten.

Overall the program does exactly what is says. It is one of the best batch image processing software out there. It is available as a free download for Windows XP, Vista, 7 & Windows 8.

 

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