Design Festival, ChromeOS/Windows 8, Silent Hill & Jim Duggan – WIRed #70

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Howdy, Hey There And Hello! This week on WIRed, I show you the winners of the World Architecture Festival, how Chrome OS got into Windows 8, the eerie and frightening soundtracks to the Silent Hill games, and how Hacksaw Jim Duggan won the WCW US title! Also, my PlayStation 4 preorder changed like many other people, so thank you Ubisoft for the ten dollars of Amazon credit!

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Google Pulls a ‘Solid Snake’; Sneaks Chrome OS Into Windows 8’s ‘Metro’ Mode

Now that the obvious Metal Gear reference is out of the way…oh, Google; you sneaky, crafty little scamp!  While I was happy to finally see the Google Chrome apps break out of the browser and become a real, offline app menu, it seems that the “Big G” wasn’t planning on just stopping there.  There was a recent update to the developer version of Google Chrome that essentially runs Google’s Chrome OS inside of Windows 8. SAY WHA?!?!?
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Microsoft Releases “Start Button” from Windows 8 Roster, enters Free Agency

NOOOOOOO!!! SAY IT’S SO, MR. GATES!!! SAY IT AIN’T SO!!!

Wow. Is that what it felt like to be a Cavs fan two years ago?

When the news came out that Microsoft was planning completely scrap the Start button from Windows 8 (and possibly all future OS’s for good), many of the hardcore fans of its simple availability and functionality were not happy. Recently, Microsoft decided to explain about why the choice was made to remove the Start button, which had been a presence on Windows PC desktops for well over 17 years.   Continue reading “Microsoft Releases “Start Button” from Windows 8 Roster, enters Free Agency”