Google exec discusses new Pixel devices, privacy, artificial intelligence and more

Google has stepped up the competition between itself and Apple and Amazon for consumers’ hard-earned dollars, launching several new products, including the Pixel XL 2. While the products generally have similar features, the search giant is trying to use artificial intelligence as its hook.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/05/google-exec-discusses-new-pixel-devices-privacy-artificial-intelligence-and-more.html

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Artificial Intelligence, Smart Speakers and You


The AI speaker war is now being waged, and it is escalating. Today you can choose between Amazon Echo and Google Home. Harman Kardon’s Invoke is coming this fall. By the end of the year, Apple’s HomePod will be competing in the market, and Samsung has indicated it will join the fray as well. With all these choices, how can you determine which smart speaker is right for you? Amazon’s Echo and Google’s Home are the first generation of products in this new smart speaker and AI marketplace. They both do a good job — some of the time.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84827.html?rss=1

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Red Sox reportedly caught using electronic devices to steal signs from Yankees

The rivalry between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees has been taken up a notch, with both teams accusing the other of spying.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/05/red-sox-reportedly-caught-using-electronic-devices-to-steal-signs-from-yankees.html

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Red Sox used Apple Watches to steal signs from Yankees, report says

The rivalry between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees has been taken up a notch, with both teams accusing the other of spying.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/05/red-sox-used-apple-watches-to-steal-signs-from-yankees-report-says.html

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Samsung gets sweaty with Gear Fit2 Pro and Sport watches, IconX wireless earbuds

Samsung’s Gear Sport is a cross between a smartwatch and fitness tracker, but it’s not the only wearable the company is introducing. It’s releasing alongside the new Gear Fit2 Pro and Gear IconX wireless earbuds.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/30/samsung-gets-sweaty-with-gear-fit2-pro-and-sport-watches-iconx-wireless-earbuds.html

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Mayweather vs McGregor: 2.9 million viewers watched fight on pirated streams, says security firm

The much-hyped fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor reached more than 2.9 million viewers via pirated streams, according to data from digital security expert Irdeto.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/30/mayweather-vs-mcgregor-2-9-million-viewers-watched-fight-on-pirated-streams-says-security-firm.html

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Intel’s New Xeon W Chips Bring Skylake-SP to Enterprise, Workstation LGA2066 Sockets

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Intel has launched a new Xeon W product family to bridge the gap between its multi-socket LGA3647 products and its consumer Core i9 hardware.

The post Intel’s New Xeon W Chips Bring Skylake-SP to Enterprise, Workstation LGA2066 Sockets appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/254785-intels-new-xeon-w-chips-bring-skylake-sp-enterprise-workstation-lga2066-sockets?source=Computing

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Mayweather vs McGregor fight puts pirated livestreams in the spotlight

Saturday’s hotly-anticipated boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and UFC Champion Conor McGregor is sparking a fierce battle outside the ring over pirated livestreams.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/25/mayweather-vs-mcgregor-fight-puts-pirated-livestreams-in-spotlight.html

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Leaked Intel Slide Reveals Coffee Lake CPU Lineup

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A leaked slide points to significant performance uplifts between Kaby Lake and the upcoming Coffee Lake. These new chips could prove potent competitors to AMD’s Ryzen family.

The post Leaked Intel Slide Reveals Coffee Lake CPU Lineup appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/254351-leaked-intel-slide-shows-coffee-lake-cpu-lineup-performance-boosts?source=Computing

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Dell and Apple are the big winners in second-quarter notebook sales

Apple recorded a marked increase in its notebook sales between Q1 and Q2, and is poised to do the same again in Q3 thanks to strong response to its various MacBook refreshes and upgrades.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/15/dell-and-apple-are-big-winners-in-second-quarter-notebook-sales.html

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Microsoft Launches Windows 10 Pro for Workstations

Microsoft has announced a high-end Windows 10 SKU that’s meant to bridge the gap between server variants of the operating system and professional workstation alternatives.

The post Microsoft Launches Windows 10 Pro for Workstations appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/254031-microsoft-launches-new-windows-10-variant-windows-10-pro-workstations?source=Computing

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Huge seal battles octopus in incredible fight to the death

A kayaking guide and a group of tourists witnessed an incredible life-and-death fight between a massive fur seal and a massive octopus in New Zealand this week.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/22/huge-seal-battles-octopus-in-incredible-fight-to-death.html

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Ikea and NASA are partnering on Mars furniture?

Setting up Ikea furniture may be difficult, but it’s not rocket science…or is it? Thanks to a new collaboration between NASA and the Swedish furniture store, the two challenges may not be so disparate after all.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/12/ikea-and-nasa-are-partnering-on-mars-furniture.html

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T-Mobile wants to help pay off your iPhone — but there's a catch

As the battle for cell phone subscribers wages on between the carriers, T-Mobile has added another arrow to its quiver, encouraging Verizon customers who have an iPhone to switch networks.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/24/t-mobile-wants-to-help-pay-off-your-iphone-but-theres-catch.html

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Hands On With the Synology DS1517+ NAS: Affordable 10Gbps

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Storage for small offices has been a tradeoff between network-accessible and high performance. Now that there are relatively inexpensive 10 Gigabit options available, its possible to have both.

The post Hands On With the Synology DS1517+ NAS: Affordable 10Gbps appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/249245-hands-synology-ds1517-affordable-10gbps-soho?source=Computing

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L2 vs. L3 cache: What’s the Difference?

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What is L2 cache? What is L3 cache? What is the major difference between the two? All your cache questions have been answered.

The post L2 vs. L3 cache: What’s the Difference? appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/55662-top-tip-difference-between-l2-and-l3-cache?source=Computing

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