Forests lost in wildfires could be replanted by drones

U.S. wildfires have left a trail of devastation behind them in recent months. According to the National Interagency Fire Center, from Jan. 1 through Oct. 6, 2017 there were 50, 283 wildfires in the United States– up from 46,618 last year.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/03/forests-lost-in-wildfires-could-be-replanted-by-drones.html

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Vivaldi CEO Claims Google Retaliated for Privacy Criticism


Vivaldi CEO Jon von Tetzchner, the brains behind both the new Vivaldi browser and the early Opera browser, has accused Google of retaliating against his company after he questioned its customer privacy practices. Vivaldi’s Google Adwords campaigns mysteriously were suspended just two days after von Tetzchner’s remarks criticizing Google’s handling of customer data were published this spring, he said. Von Tetzchner had lamented the fact that too much personal information was being collected on ordinary consumers for use in targeted advertising.

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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.

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New leak claims to reveal final iPhone 8 and iPhone 7s Plus designs

With Apple’s big WWDC 2017 keynote and the unveiling of iOS 11 now behind us, attention is quickly turning back to the most hotly anticipated launch of the year.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/07/new-leak-claims-to-reveal-final-iphone-8-and-iphone-7s-plus-designs.html

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North Korea likely behind $81M hack at the Federal Reserve, report says

North Korea may have been behind last year’s $81 million theft of the Bangladesh central bank’s account at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, according to new evidence.

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Oculus slashes Rift prices as sales sag

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Oculus sales are lagging behind both the HTC Vive and the Sony VR. Facebook’s solution? A whopping 25% price cut.

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Japanese arcade pioneer and 'Father of Pac-Man' has died

Masaya Nakamura, the “Father of Pac-Man” who founded the Japanese video game company behind the hit creature-gobbling game, has died. He was 91.

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Atlassian Scoops Up Trello for $425 Million


Atlassian, the parent company behind the Jira enterprise tracking and HipChat communication apps, on Monday announced a deal to acquire Trello, the developer of a cloud-based collaboration app for enterprise teams and personal use. Atlassian will fork over $425 million– $360 million in cash and the rest in stock. Founded five years ago at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco, Trello provides software that includes digital whiteboards and virtual sticky notes to help customers collaborate on a wide range of projects.

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DARPA may borrow blockchain tech from Bitcoin to secure military networks

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Bitcoin hasn’t changed the world, but the blockchain technology behind it might make the world safer.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/237461-darpa-may-borrow-blockchain-tech-from-bitcoin-to-secure-military-networks?source=Computing

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The 6 biggest announcements from Apple's big WWDC 2016 keynote

Apple’s huge WWDC 2016 keynote is now behind us, which means it’s finally time to catch our breath and take account of all the announcements Apple just made from San Francisco on Monday.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/06/15/6-biggest-announcements-from-apples-big-wwdc-2016-keynote.html

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Real hoverboard company Arx Pax will now sell you a hover engine

Arx Pax, the firm behind the Hendo Hoverboard, is selling its hover engines to companies interested in harnessing the technology in industries such as manufacturing and transportation.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/06/09/real-hoverboard-company-arx-pax-will-now-sell-hover-engine.html

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The NSA doesn't even know how many Americans it's spying on

The National Security Agency ( NSA), which is behind some of the world’s most sophisticated mass surveillance operations, can’t say how many Americans it’s spying on in these endeavors.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/04/29/nsa-doesnt-even-know-how-many-americans-its-spying-on.html

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Meet The Amazing Women Who Launched America's First Rockets

Rise Of The Rocket Girls gives the untold story of the women behind the space race

At a time when women’s roles were mostly limited to housework and motherhood, the girls at JPL calculated how much fuel the rockets would need to explore the solar…

The original article can be found here: http://www.popsci.com/meet-amazing-women-who-launched-americas-first-rockets?dom=rss-default&src=syn

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Google Gets Serious About Cloud Services


Google, which lags far behind Amazon and Microsoft in the cloud infrastructure services space, last week released a slew of machine learning and analytics products and services. The Cloud Machine Learning platform provides access through REST APIs to the technologies powering Google Now, Google Photos and voice recognition in Google Search. The tools are designed to let users build predictive analytics models with their own training data through the open source TensorFlow machine learning library.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83289.html?rss=1

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Ambitious 'Free Electric' bike project brings energy to poverty-stricken areas

The CEO of the company behind the popular 5-hour Energy drink is spearheading an ambitious project to power homes in poverty-stricken areas using stationary bikes.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/02/24/ambitious-free-electric-bike-project-brings-energy-to-poverty-stricken-areas.html

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