Tech Q&A: Text read notifications, eBay alternatives, free office suites and more

Is there a way to know if someone has actually read my text messages? I send them, and people don’t always reply. So maybe they are just not getting my texts.

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What to Expect From Apple’s Neural Engine in the A11 Bionic SoC

Apple is talking up the machine learning and AI capabilities of its next-gen smartphone, but what can the A11 Bionic actually do — and why are so many companies focusing on developing these types of solutions?

The post What to Expect From Apple’s Neural Engine in the A11 Bionic SoC appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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Politicians can see who their voters are with this new Facebook update

A Facebook Town Hall update allow politicians to see who actually lives in the district they represent in three features launched Wednesday. The update allows politicians to see which commenters actually live in their district.

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Why the force is still strong with 'Star Wars' fans

A long, long time ago — 40 years ago this month , actually — an initially small group of theatergoers was transported to a galaxy far, far away, and saw the birth of the “Star Wars” universe.

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Why Watching Super Bowl LI at Home Will Be Even More Awesome Than Usual

Nothing is as exciting as actually being at the Super Bowl, but this year those of us watching from home will get to see something those at the game will miss: a view from inside the players’ hel…

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/01/22/why-watching-super-bowl-li-at-home-will-be-even-more-awesome-than-usual.html

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Who makes the most reliable hard drives?

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While it’s generally known how long hard drives actually live for, it stands to reason that some manufacturers make drives that are more reliable than others. But whose?

The post Who makes the most reliable hard drives? appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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AMD unveils new details for its next-generation 2017 Zen CPU core

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Now the company has actually demonstrated an 8-core, 16-thread Summit Ridge system — and is showing it outperforming an Intel Broadwell-E processor, at least in certain applications, at the same clock speed.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/233977-amd-unveils-new-details-for-its-next-generation-2017-zen-cpu-core

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Availability check: Can you buy the latest Polaris and Pascal GPUs from AMD and Nvidia?

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Two GPU families enter, but which GPUs actually leave in consumers’ hands? We check the numbers and report back.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/232575-availability-check-can-you-buy-the-latest-polaris-and-pascal-gpus-from-amd-and-nvidia

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Shutterstock Has Trained A Computer To Find You The Perfect Photos

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Computer vision can show you images you’re actually looking for

Stock image web site Shutterstock is using computer vision to enhance how users see images on its web site.

The original article can be found here: http://www.popsci.com/shutterstock-is-visualizing-images-in-whole-new-way?dom=rss-default&src=syn

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Apple captured 21% of smartphone processors, 31% of tablet CPUs in 2015

Article Image Although the smartphone and tablet processor markets actually declined year-over-year in 2015, Apple managed to capture large shares of both in 2015 simply manufacturing for its own devices, Strategy Analytics said in data released on Friday.

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Why rumors that Apple might acquire GoPro aren't as crazy as you think

Would Apple actually consider buying GoPro? It seems like a ridiculous question except, as MarketWatch informs us, GoPro’s stock has actually jumped recently on speculation that the company might get bought out by Cupertino. Two analysts have recently released research notes making the case for Apple to buy GoPro and they make for interesting, although not entirely convincing, arguments.

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Why AI still sucks in video games — and how DirectX 12 could change it for the better

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It’s 2015 — why does the AI in most games still suck? We delve into why AI has actually gotten worse as graphics have gotten better, and explore how DirectX 12 could indirectly improve things by giving graphics room to scale across threads.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/219358-why-ai-still-sucks-in-video-games-and-how-directx-12-could-change-it-for-the-better

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This week on AppleInsider: March event rumors, streaming TV on 'hold,' Smart Battery Case hoopla & more

Article Image Even with the Christmas break rapidly approaching, news actually picked up this week thanks to new releases, a possible Apple Watch event in March, and the company giving up on launching a streaming TV service — at least for the time being.

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Microsoft and Apple Share a Peaceful Moment


Can you imagine Microsoft and Apple actually liking each other? Who’da thunk such a thing was even possible? However, the holiday spirit is alive and well at Microsoft. The company flew a bunch of workers from around the country into New York City for something very special. Microsoft workers and a local NYC children’s youth choir met at Microsoft’s new Fifth Avenue store to spread some special holiday cheer. Their goal was to share a message of peace and harmony with Microsoft’s neighbor down the street… Apple.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/82858.html?rss=1

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