Hello everyone and welcome to my column. I haven’t written anything for quite a while but after reading the news recently about California’s “revenge porn” laws I thought I had to comment. For those not in the know, “revenge porn” is naked pictures of an ex- boyfriend or girlfriend who finishes with you so you publish personal pictures of them in revenge. The state was originally planning to make it illegal to post pictures even with that person’s consent. However, prosecutors would have to prove “the intent to cause serious emotional distress” and that the other person actually “suffers serious emotional distress”. First offenders could expect up to six months in jail, a $1,000 fine, or both.
It’s now nearly a year since Microsoft launched Windows 10. This means two things; Firstly, there’s an Anniversary Update on the way. With that, some enhancements to Cortana and the web browser, Edge – as well as an attempt to reinvent the stylus. Secondly, there’s only one month left before the Windows 10 free upgrade offer ends. After that date, it will cost £89. According to head of Windows, Yusuf Mehdi, there are now 350 million devices being powered by Windows 10.
Hi, let me introduce myself. My name is Edward Bear and I am the bear responsible for technology here at Jammy Toast. I have lived with The Bearkeeper for seven years now, and in that time I have designed blogs and kept our IT equipment running. I have been asked to write a column every now and then on the subject of technology – which is what I am going to start today. Also I will try to keep everyone up to speed with our plans for Jammy Toast. I think The Bearkeeper is thinking of retiring because he is getting everybody else to take over writing on the new Jammy Toast which used to be his job on the old Jammy Toast.