Twitter responds to Project Veritas allegation that it can share Trump's direct messages

Twitter pushed back on a Project Veritas video in which one of its engineers claims that the tech giant is “more than happy” to help investigators probing connections between President Trump and Russia.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/11/twitter-responds-to-project-veritas-allegation-that-it-can-share-trumps-direct-messages.html

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Facebook rolling back controversial initiative to fight fake news

Facebook announced last week that it is rolling back its controversial “Disputed Flags” measure next to articles deemed fake news amid studies showing it does not stop the spread of such content and only encourages users to click on it.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/28/facebook-rolling-back-controversial-initiative-to-fight-fake-news.html

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Amazon sold 'tens of millions' of Alexa devices this holiday season

Amazon has shown off some stats for the holiday season, and as usual it hasn’t held back with the superlatives. Among the data we learn that one of its smart speakers was its biggest seller this holiday season.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/27/amazon-sold-tens-millions-alexa-devices-this-holiday-season.html

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Amazon 'Digital Day' to offer deals on apps, games, comics

Mark your calendars, deal hunters: Amazon is bringing back a one-day, post-Christmas promotion it started last year offering steep discounts on all kinds of digital content.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/18/amazon-digital-day-to-offer-deals-on-apps-games-comics.html

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What the 'net neutrality' rollback means to you

Now that the federal government has rolled back the internet protections it put in place two years ago, the big question is: What does the repeal of “net neutrality’ rules mean to you?

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/15/what-net-neutrality-rollback-means-to.html

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Facebook slams former exec over comments on social media's ills

In a rather unusual move, Facebook has fired back at Chamath Palihapitiya after the former Facebook exec said social media is “destroying how society works.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/13/facebook-slams-former-exec-over-comments-on-social-medias-ills.html

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Samsung’s Z-SSD Uses New NAND Design, Threatens Intel’s Optane

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Samsung is firing back at Intel with a potent new SSD, but will it stand toe-to-toe with Intel’s newer 3D XPoint technology?

The post Samsung’s Z-SSD Uses New NAND Design, Threatens Intel’s Optane appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/259295-samsungs-z-ssd-uses-new-nand-design-threatens-intels-optane?source=Computing

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Legal online gambling to return to the US, report says

A new report says legal online gambling may be coming back to the U.S., not from an casino magnate such as Steve Wynn or Sheldon Adelson, but rather a headphone industry executive.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/12/legal-online-gambling-to-return-to-us-report-says.html

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DeepMind’s WaveNet Voice Synthesizer Is Live in Google Assistant

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No one knew exactly what DeepMind was up to when it was acquired by Google a few years back. Now DeepMind is an Alphabet company, working on big machine learning problems like how to beat humans at Go, improving AI problem solving, and making computer-generated speech more realistic.

The post DeepMind’s WaveNet Voice Synthesizer Is Live in Google Assistant appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/257110-deepminds-wavenet-voice-synthesizer-live-google-assistant?source=Computing

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Rumor: Intel Has Pushed 10nm Cannon Lake Back to 2018

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Intel’s new 10nm Cannon Lake CPUs may be delayed back into 2018, but the sourcing for this rumor is pretty dubious.

The post Rumor: Intel Has Pushed 10nm Cannon Lake Back to 2018 appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/256127-rumors-imply-intel-pushed-10nm-cannon-lake-back-2018?source=Computing

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GlobalFoundries Announces Early 7nm Availability, Huge Gains Over 14nm FinFET

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GlobalFoundries announced early 7nm availability, with volume shipments beginning in the back half of next year. The company is promising impressive gains compared with 14nm with up to 40 percent improved performance and 60 percent reduced power consumption.

The post GlobalFoundries Announces Early 7nm Availability, Huge Gains Over 14nm FinFET appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/250936-globalfoundries-announces-early-7nm-availability-40-improved-performance-14nm-finfet?source=Computing

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Microsoft Unveils Windows 10 S to Compete With Chromebooks

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Microsoft is set to fight back with Windows 10 S. It’s a stripped down version of the platform that’s intended to be faster and more secure, but that also means tighter restrictions on apps.

The post Microsoft Unveils Windows 10 S to Compete With Chromebooks appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/248670-microsoft-unveils-windows-10-s-compete-chromebooks?source=Computing

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