MIPS Returns to Silicon Valley, Eyes Burgeoning AI Market

The custom CPU manufacturer MIPS has returned to its roots in Silicon Valley, and it’s already plotting its comeback. Can the small CPU firm still find a place at the AI table?

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Facebook, Google could face new tax in Britain for failing to tackle extremism

Tech giants like Google and Facebook, already under fire for not doing enough to combat extremism and fake news, could face new taxes in the United Kingdom if a government official has his way.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/31/facebook-google-could-face-new-tax-in-britain-for-failing-to-tackle-extremism.html

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Nintendo Switch becomes enormous hit, sells 10M units in under 9 months

Nintendo announced its hybrid console, the Switch, has already sold 10 million units around the globe.

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The Long Black Friday Shopping Day Has Dawned


Black Friday falls on Nov. 23 this year, but retailers already have begun to promote the huge discounts they plan to offer in its name. Some deals already are available to shoppers. Although Cyber Monday has grown in significance, Black Friday “is still significant as the kickoff to the holiday season,” said Ray Wang, principal analyst at Constellation Research. Black Friday sales are no longer limited to brick-and-mortar stores. For example, Amazon kicked off more than 50 days of “Black Friday Deals” last week.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84934.html?rss=1

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This artificial intelligence may start tracking you soon

It’s already 1984 in China.For the last year, the people of Hangzhou, China – a city of more than nine million – have had every moment of their lives tracked.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/27/this-artificial-intelligence-may-start-tracking-soon.html

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This 'inflatable space yacht' could be orbiting the Moon by 2022

Las Vegas-based Bigelow already has one of its inflatable space habitats attached to the space station. Now it wants to send one to the moon to aid astronaut training and act as a base for missions far beyond.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/20/this-inflatable-space-yacht-could-be-orbiting-moon-by-2022.html

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Tor Amps Up Its Mobile Browser Support

Tor and The Guardian Project have teamed up to add new UI elements and security data to the already in-development Orfox browser.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/mobile/255057-tor-project-adds-new-features-mobile-browser-support?source=Computing

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iOS 11 will make it impossible for cops to force you to unlock your phone

The rollout of iOS 11 is fast approaching, and with the beta version of the new update already in the hands of many testers we were bound to discover things that Apple had kept secret.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/22/ios-11-will-make-it-impossible-for-cops-to-force-to-unlock-your-phone.html

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Rumor: Intel’s Coffee Lake Could Shake Up Core i3 Family

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Intel’s Coffee Lake is already expected to bump up core counts for the Core i7 and i5 families, but there are rumors the Core i3 will also get a boost.

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Microsoft Boosts Phone Linking in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

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The Fall Creators Update already packs a number of new features and abilities, but MS apparently isn’t done adding new options quite yet.

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New Cybersecurity Policy Will Impact Federal IT Market


Federal agencies already under the gun to modernize their information technology capabilities have a new set of standards to meet as a result of an executive order President Donald Trump issued this spring. The directive not only will affect agency managers in their IT operations and acquisition activities, but also will have a significant effect on IT vendors. The Trump initiative “adds another important piece to the U.S. federal IT modernization puzzle,” said Katell Thielemann, research vice president at Gartner.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84693.html?rss=1

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SpaceX plans to relaunch a rocket just 24 hours after it lands

SpaceX, the pioneering force behind reusable rocket technology, has already proven to the world that single-use rockets will one day be a thing of the past, but the company clearly isn’t done honing its recovery and refurbishing techniques.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/20/spacex-plans-to-relaunch-rocket-just-24-hours-after-it-lands.html

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Google's Pixel 2 XL will have a new feature you won't find on the iPhone 8

Google’s new Pixel phones will be released in a few months, but we already have a pretty good idea of what to expect from the next-generation of high-end Google phones.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/17/googles-pixel-2-xl-will-have-new-feature-wont-find-on-iphone-8.html

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Research suggests glasses-free 3D videos could be coming soon to home TVs

Hardware for glasses-free TV already exists, but a new AI program will create more compatible content through software conversion. New research converts existing 3D content to a format compatible with glasses-free 3D TVs.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/12/research-suggests-glasses-free-3d-videos-could-be-coming-soon-to-home-tvs.html

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You won't have to wait until November to buy Apple's next-gen iPhone 8

For as popular as the iPhone already is, Apple’s iconic smartphone will take things to the next level once the iPhone 8 is released later this year. Said to feature a sleek new redesign with an edge-to-edge display, the iPhone 8 will likely spur the largest and most significant upgrade cycle Apple has seen yet. After all, seeing as how the iPhone form factor has more or less remained unchanged since the 2014 release of the iPhone 6, current iPhone owners have been pining for something fresh and different for years now. And for anyone curious about the iPhone 8 form factor, we recently posted exclusive photos of what the final iPhone 8 design will likely look like.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/22/wont-have-to-wait-until-november-to-buy-apples-next-gen-iphone-8.html

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T. rex had a bite so powerful it could pulverize bones

Scientists already knew Tyrannosaurus rex had a ferocious bite, but a new study in Scientific Reports spells out in detail just how fearsome it was.

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iPhone 8 may be slower than the Samsung Galaxy S8

The iPhone 8 hasn’t been announced yet, but CNET is reporting that there’s already a possibility that it will have slower wireless speeds than Samsung’s Galaxy S8 .

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/27/iphone-8-may-be-slower-than-samsung-galaxy-s8.html

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