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Nvidia Has Officially Ended Support For 32 Bit Computers & Operating Systems

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To be honest, I’ve never really liked 32 Bit computers and I wonder why anyone should even be using them. It’s 2018 so if you’re using a 32 bit PC just get an upgrade.

32-bit systems have their days numbered as the pressure from both hardware manufacturers and software developers increases. Apple has stopped supporting 32-bit applications in iOS and will soon do so in macOS as well.

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More recently, it seems Google will require only  64-bit apps for Android in the Google Play Store.  Also Nvidia that has just announced that it will stop releasing drivers for these systems.

With a brief statement, Nvidia has finished “killing” their drivers for 32-bit systems.

The drivers will not be installed or will work on these systems and the news will not be released for compatible versions, which will be the GeForce Game Ready Driver 390 and earlier versions.

The statement reads as follows:-
“After the launch of the 390 drivers, Nvidia will stop releasing drivers for 32-bit operating systems in any architecture of their GPUs. The versions released after the news, will not work or be installed on these systems. The improvements of the drivers, the optimizations and the special functions that are released later, will not be ported to the 390 version or any of the previous ones”.

Evolution of 64-bit is inevitable, now also on Nvidia graphics cards


Nvidia’s decision affects all operating systems for which it releases drivers. Without going any further, we have all supported versions of Windows such as Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10, all supported Linux versions and FreeBSD.

However, we must make a nuance to all this. In the case of security updates that are considered critical, Nvidia will continue to launch them for 1 year. The deadline to leave “completely abandoned” 32-bit systems is January 2019.

With this change, 2018 will be the expected year where the 32-bit systems start to have its days counted. For now, the lack of pressure from manufacturers and developers has allowed some relaxation, but the time has come to put an end to these systems that already have little meaning in the current scenario.

I’m suspecting the next tech company to kill 32 bit will be Microsoft.

Let’s take a moment of silence for 32 bit softwares.

Michael Ajah is a Computer Science Student of The University of Port Harcourt and a Chelsea Fan. He loves RnB and a little mix of Trap Music. An awesome tech reviewer and analyst. Email - [email protected]

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Mercedes Benz Accused Of Using Car Tracking Software On Their Cars

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If you thought privacy issues end on social media then you might have to think again. Top Auto brand Mercedes Benz has been accused of using car tracking software to monitor drivers who use their cars.

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The secret car tracking sensors, were all built into all new and used motors sold by the firm’s dealers, to enable them pinpoint the vehicle’s exact location.

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Mercedes has refused to say how long it has used the sensors and has insisted the sensors are only activated in “extreme circumstances” — when certain customers have defaulted on payment.

However it has admitted to sharing car owner information and vehicle location details with third-party bailiffs and recovery firms who repossess the cars.

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British Ex cabinet minister David Davis has called for extensive investigation into the matter.

According to Davis, “This is not the first time big business has behaved like Big Brother — but it’s rare to be quite as deceitful as this, I have to question whether it is even legal to pass on information to other people such as bailiffs. I would think the relevant minister ought to look very closely at the legality of this procedure.”

British Human Rights Group, Liberty said Mercedes’ actions were disturbing and part of the “creeping growth of surveillance”.

Legal experts have also raised concerns. According to a legal practitioner, “Modern technology means our ability to keep personal information private is under threat like never before.

“Organisations that handle personal data need to be completely upfront about what they are doing. That Mercedes appear not to have been so in this case is concerning. Its customers may start to worry about what other personal information the company may be gathering, then passing on.”

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Personally, I have always said that privacy in the 21st Century is more or less an illusion. Just when you think all your data is secure, then it hits you. Mercedes isn’t the first to do this, however their rivals BMW, Jaguar Land Rover and Volkswagen have all denied that they do similar tracking.

An investigation by The Sun months ago revealed that Amazon staff can listen to Alexa recordings of British couples rowing, discussing private family matters — and having sex.

Yes you read that line, having sex. I haven’t seen something as obnoxious and bizarre as listening to conversations and sex at the same time. I don’t know the perverted employees Amazon has employed but it’s not acceptable.

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According To Mercedes Benz , the said sensors are not used to permanently track customers or access real time data. “When a customer chooses to finance the purchase of their car this way they sign a contract and agree to the location sensors in the car being activated in the event that they default or breach their agreement.

“This clause in the finance contract is in bold print, just above the customer’s signature.

“Locating the car is part of the repossession process and is not permanently tracking customers.

“It is only activated in exceptional circumstances where the customer has breached their finance agreement and repeatedly failed to reply to requests to contact us.”

Nevertheless, It’s actually good if you can track your car on your own terms and luckily I know a good car tracking service.

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iTunes is going to be shut down officially

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After almost two decades of service, Apple is reportedly dumping iTunes.

It first started off as rumors, but now it is going to be made official at WWDC in just a few hours.

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Before this, you might have noticed that the Instagram and Facebook page of iTunes has had a slight change.

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Posts on both pages has been entirely deleted – Apple’s move at shifting away from iTunes links, I guess.

Before this, there has been separate apps for music on its mobile devices, however, not available for Mac OS.

Relating to that, there is supposedly going to be an announcement for three separate apps for its music, TV and podcasts, and hopefully they’ll also be available for Mac Books.

We’ll just keep our fingers crossed for this and other big announcements at WWDC.

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