Guam accidentally broadcasts emergency alerts amid North Korea threats

After a week of threats from North Korea targeting the U.S. territory, two radio stations in Guam accidentally broadcast an emergency alert test to residents on the Pacific island.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/15/guam-accidentally-broadcasts-emergency-alerts-amid-north-korea-threats.html

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Daily Stormer down: White supremacist site loses domain in wake of Charlottesville violence

The Daily Stormer website is offline after domain providers GoDaddy and Google expelled the white supremacist site.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/15/daily-stormer-down-white-supremacist-site-loses-domain-in-wake-charlottesville-violence.html

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Google cancels meeting on diversity, citing workers' safety

Google surprised many of its workers Thursday after the company suddenly canceled a town-hall meeting in the wake of the firing of a worker who had written the controversial leaked memo on diversity.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/10/google-cancels-meeting-on-diversity-citing-workers-safety.html

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Consumer Reports Yanks All Microsoft Surface Recommendations

The move comes after CR’s hardware reliability survey, which showed significantly higher rates of failure among Surface machines compared with those from other manufacturers.

The post Consumer Reports Yanks All Microsoft Surface Recommendations appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/254010-consumer-reports-yanks-surface-recommendations-declares-entire-product-family-not-recommended?source=Computing

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FaceApp removes 'blackface' feature after significant backlash

After considerable backlash on social media, face altering app FaceApp has decided to remove its latest features, which let users change their ethnicity.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/10/faceapp-removes-blackface-feature-after-significant-backlash.html

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Uber driver caught by passenger allegedly receiving sex act from lady friend

Uber has reportedly suspended a driver after a customer claimed the man was engaged in sex acts with a woman during the “dangerous and inappropriate” trip.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/25/uber-driver-caught-by-passenger-allegedly-receiving-sex-act-from-lady-friend.html

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Microsoft Closes US Surface Factory, Moves Production to China

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Microsoft is closing its Surface Hub manufacturing facility in Wilsonville, Oregon, barely two years after opening it. Instead of being manufactured in the US, future Surface Hubs will be built in China.

The post Microsoft Closes US Surface Factory, Moves Production to China appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/252743-microsoft-closes-us-surface-factory-moves-production-china?source=Computing

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Take a look at the USS Gerald R. Ford, America's new $13B aircraft carrier

The USS Gerald R. Ford is set to go into active duty on July 22, after concerns about its technology and costs have caused politicians to criticize the aircraft carrier’s new technology.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/19/take-look-at-uss-gerald-r-ford-americas-new-13b-aircraft-carrier.html

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N-word used on Walmart website to describe product color

Walmart was apologizing on Monday after an appalling description of a product by a third-party vendor made its way onto the retail giant’s website.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/17/n-word-used-on-walmart-website-to-describe-product-color.html

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Verizon data breach: 14 million customers reportedly exposed

Millions of Verizon customers’ records have been exposed after an Israeli technology company left user data unprotected, according to a new report.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/12/verizon-data-breach-14-million-customers-reportedly-exposed.html

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AMD Epyc Faces Off With Intel Skylake-SP Xeon in Massive Server Battle

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After six long years of declining data center market share and a lack of competitive performance, did AMD make the right decisions in designing its newest server CPUs?

The post AMD Epyc Faces Off With Intel Skylake-SP Xeon in Massive Server Battle appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/252262-amd-epyc-faces-off-intel-skylake-sp-xeon-massive-server-battle?source=Computing

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Alexa calls cops on man allegedly beating his girlfriend

A New Mexico man was arrested for allegedly beating his girlfriend and threatening to kill her — after Amazon’s Alexa called police, authorities said.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/10/alexa-calls-cops-on-man-allegedly-beating-his-girlfriend.html

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Photobucket angers a lot of its users with sudden payment demand

Photobucket has upset a large chunk of its user base after suddenly demanding $400 a year for embedding images in third-party sites. Even worse, currently hosted images have been removed from sites until payment is received.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/05/photobucket-angers-lot-its-users-with-sudden-payment-demand.html

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Drone operator near wildfire facing felony charges

Days after a drone forced firefighting aircraft out of the sky over a raging wildfire in Arizona, the drone’s pilot is facing charges, the AP reports.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/03/drone-operator-near-wildfire-facing-felony-charges.html

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Windows 10 Has Halved Data Collection: Privacy Watchdog

French data watchdog CNIL has closed its investigation of Microsoft and Windows 10 after updates to the OS cut its telemetry gathering by 50 percent.

The post Windows 10 Has Halved Data Collection: Privacy Watchdog appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/251857-french-watchdog-closes-inquiry-windows-10-announces-os-halved-data-collection?source=Computing

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Microsoft Details GPU Monitoring in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

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After Microsoft’s announcement of new GPU monitoring tools last week, we had some questions about the finer points of the implementation. The company has since responded.

The post Microsoft Details GPU Monitoring in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/251763-microsoft-shares-new-details-gpu-monitoring-capabilities-windows-10-fall-creators-update?source=Computing

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