Micron Launches New NAND-based DIMMs, Intel Announces Optane DIMMs

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Intel and Micron both made significant announcements this week about the future of non-volatile RAM and future Optane (3D XPoint) products.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/259155-micron-launches-new-nand-based-dimms-intel-announces-optane-dimms?source=Computing

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FTC Tightens Screws on Social Media Influencers


Social media influencer advertising has become a major factor in e-commerce. Marketers of both big and small brands long have committed large chunks of their advertising budgets to endorsements by well-known personalities. Social media influencer campaigns are based on that tried-and-true formula, but the implication is that the endorsements are voluntary. The FTC has taken notice of social media influencer programs and has expressed concern over whether endorsements are voluntary or are paid for in some way.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84876.html?rss=1

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Oculus and HTC Both Slashed VR Prices, Didn’t See Same Benefits

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HTC and Oculus both slashed prices this past summer, but the benefits don’t seem to have helped them equally. All of this is playing out at a time when VR is being scrutinized to see how much momentum it’s actually built and whether it’ll impact the future of PC gaming in a meaningful way.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/256924-oculus-htc-slashed-vr-prices-summer-didnt-see-benefits?source=Computing

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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.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84787.html?rss=1

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Check out this camera gear wrecked by the August solar eclipse

Most photographers took the necessary precautions to protect both themselves and their kit when shooting the recent solar eclipse. Some didn’t, and here’s what happened to the gear.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/05/check-out-this-camera-gear-wrecked-by-august-solar-eclipse.html

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Ad Tech's Future Beyond Facebook and Google


Advertising technology, or ad tech, is a relatively new business segment. Both Google and Facebook have been very successful with this new advertising model. Going forward, will ad tech be important and rapidly expand to a wider segment, or will it be limited to the way certain companies show value and grow? Advertising has gone through wave after wave of change over the decades. Considering its long history, ad tech is still a new area. hen Google went public, it needed to show it could be profitable, so it started selling advertising.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84761.html?rss=1

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Best tablets of summer: Microsoft Surface Pro and iPad Pro vie for top tablet

Microsoft and Apple both released new tablets in June, offering two solid – and very different – choices for consumers.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/26/best-tablets-summer-microsoft-surface-pro-and-ipad-pro-vie-for-top-tablet.html

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Amazon's Prime Air 'drone tower' would look and sound like a giant beehive

Amazon has an idea for a “drone tower” that could one day act as both a fulfillment center and a busy drone delivery base. The beehive-like building would be built in urban centers where most of its customers live.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/23/amazons-prime-air-drone-tower-would-look-and-sound-like-giant-beehive.html

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Intel Launches Core i9 X-Series CPUs, 10-Core Available Now, 18 in October

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Intel’s new Core i9 CPU family and its X-Series of processors are both available for preorder today, with shipments expected on June 26.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/251090-intel-launches-new-core-i9-x-series-cpu-family-10-core-cpus-available-now-18-cores-october?source=Computing

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How to control your computer with your voice

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Siri or Cortana aren’t just for your phone

Both Windows 10 and macOS Sierra come with voice-activated digital assistants to do your bidding. Here are all the different ways you can put them to use.

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

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Microsoft’s Project Scorpio will improve games at 1080p as well as offering 4K

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New rumors concerning the Xbox One Scorpio suggest both 1080p and 4K gamers have advantages to look forward to when Microsoft’s major console refresh ships this winter.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/245737-microsofts-project-scorpio-will-improve-games-1080p-well-offering-4k?source=Computing

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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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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/245262-facebook-slashes-oculus-rift-prices-user-growth-sags?source=Computing

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Time to Get Serious About IoT Cybersecurity


Both companies and individuals will have incredible opportunities ahead with the Internet of Things. IoT is starting to combine with artificial intelligence, cloud-based services, and many other new segments, creating a very fertile growing field. However, it also poses a growing threat for security. We need a secure IoT framework — something that does not yet exist. That’s where the new IoT Cybersecurity Alliance comes into play. Security must play a very active role in the future of IoT.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84346.html?rss=1

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DC's digital shield: Cybersecurity ramps up for Trump inauguration

The Secret Service will be hard at work protecting against both physical and digital threats during President-elect Trump’s inauguration Friday.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/01/19/dcs-digital-shield-cybersecurity-ramps-up-for-trump-inauguration.html

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Russian facial recognition app sparks interest, controversy

A facial recognition app out of Russia is raising eyebrows, both because of its abilities and the privacy concerns it sparks.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/12/14/russian-facial-recognition-app-sparks-interest-controversy.html

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Office Depot, OfficeMax claim new computers have malware to sell useless removal services

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Office Depot and OfficeMax have both been caught using diagnosis software that claims brand-new PCs are infected with malware, then offering to charge consumers $150 to $200 to remove it. Analysis of the same systems by independent third parties has found zero evidence of any malware.

The post Office Depot, OfficeMax claim new computers have malware to sell useless removal services appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/239929-office-depot-officemax-claim-brand-new-computers-infected-malware-sell-useless-removal-services?source=Computing

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