AMD’s Vega Arrives to Mixed Reviews, Modest Results

AMD’s RX Vega has hit the market, but it isn’t the knockout blow that AMD fans were hoping for.

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Consumer Reports slams Microsoft's Surface line, cites 25-percent failure rate

Microsoft’s Surface family suffered a major blow Thursday, as Consumer Reports not only pulled its recommendation forallSurface-branded products, but moves them into the dreaded “not recommended” category.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/10/consumer-reports-slams-microsofts-surface-line-cites-25-percent-failure-rate.html

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The complete guide to spring cleaning your computer

Computer spring clean

Blow away those digital cobwebs

Your computer could use a spring clean just as much as your house. Here’s how to tidy up the clutter and keep your machine running smoothly for the year ahead.

The original article can be found here: http://www.popsci.com/spring-cleaning-your-computer?dom=rss-default&src=syn

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Facing Senate hearing, Backpage.com eliminates all adult ad sections

Likely an enormous blow to the profitability of the Craigslist classified competitor, Backpage.com abruptly took action prior to a Senate hearing and closed all adult advertising sections of the site.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/01/10/facing-senate-hearing-backpage-com-eliminates-all-adult-ad-sections.html

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WhatsApp to cut off BlackBerry users by the end of 2016

Article Image Struggling smartphone maker BlackBerry suffered another blow on Monday as megapopular messaging service WhatsApp announced that it would no longer offer support for any BlackBerry platform after the end of this year.

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Opinion: Musk vs. Bezos: Who'll win in space race?

This week, we witnessed another blow in a very public battle between two heavyweights. I’m talking about Elon Musk’s successful vertical landing of his Falcon 9 rocket and his undisguised glee at trumping Jeff Bezos’ recent vertical landing of New Shepard.


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Salesforce's Lightning Announcement


Spreadsheets suffered a body blow on Tuesday, when Salesforce announced new platform functionality. Soon all spreadsheets will be good for is financial analysis. This sounds funny, because the spreadsheet for several decades has been the unofficial IT prototyping tool. Actually, it was the end-users’ prototyping tool — the default thing they used to capture data when IT was famously too busy maintaining tangled legacy systems. With Salesforce’s new tools, it’s now easier to build your prototype app than it is to build a spreadsheet.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/82318.html?rss=1

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Aereo Aims to Make Lemonade From Supreme Court's Lemons


After the Supreme Court appeared to deliver a death blow to Aereo, it has latched onto a part of the Court’s decision in an effort to stay alive. The Court determined that Aereo flouted copyright rules by retransmitting programming without a license. Aereo let users watch broadcast TV over the Internet for a monthly fee. Its rationale, said CEO Chet Kanojia, was that its “cloud-based individual antenna would provide consumers with a convenient way … to watch the live, free-to-air signals broadcast over public spectrum that belongs to them.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/80724.html?rss=1

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