Elon Musk's boring update suggests drilling work is well and truly under way

Elon Musk said on Wednesday that work on his ambitious plan to build a network of transportation tunnels across Los Angeles is under way, with the first segment of tunnel recently completed.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/29/elon-musks-boring-update-suggests-drilling-work-is-well-and-truly-under-way.html

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IBM, US Air Force Are Building a Neuromorphic Supercomputer

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IBM and the US Air Force are teaming up to build a massive supercomputer. The new system should be capable of processing data more like the human brain does, while simultaneously pairing that capability with more conventional CPUs.

The post IBM, US Air Force Are Building a Neuromorphic Supercomputer appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/251506-ibm-teaming-us-air-force-build-neuromorphic-supercomputer?source=Computing

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Can You Build a $500 Gaming PC to Match the Xbox One X?

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Can you build a PC — or upgrade one — to match the Xbox One X’s capabilities? It’s going to depend on what hardware you have already, but we step through the options and what’s available today.

The post Can You Build a $500 Gaming PC to Match the Xbox One X? appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/251081-build-500-gaming-pc-xbox-one-x?source=Computing

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Microsoft to Revamp Windows 10’s Look With Fall Creators Update

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Microsoft announced the new update at the Build conference, and it might look a lot different.

The post Microsoft to Revamp Windows 10’s Look With Fall Creators Update appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/249164-microsoft-announces-fall-windows-10-creators-update?source=Computing

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Apple Refuses to Allow iPhone, Mac Recycling

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Apple has released its annual environmental report and challenged itself to build an iPhone from fully recyclable materials, but it also explicitly refuses to allow its iPhones or Macs to be repaired or reused.

The post Apple Refuses to Allow iPhone, Mac Recycling appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/electronics/248113-apple-wants-build-products-100-recycled-materials-refuses-allow-iphone-mac-recycling?source=Computing

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Windows Insider Preview build 15002 lets some users delay updates, avoid driver installations

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Microsoft rolled out a new Insider Preview build this week, with new options for deferring updates and preventing driver updates from being installed alongside new features and security fixes — but only certain users are able to access these controls. Microsoft needs to make them available to all users, from the get-go.

The post Windows Insider Preview build 15002 lets some users delay updates, avoid driver installations appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/242492-windows-insider-preview-build-15002-allows-users-delay-updates-avoid-driver-installations?source=Computing

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Softbank Pumps $1B Into Global Web Access Race


Softbank has cut a check for $1 billion to OneWeb, which plans to build a constellation of satellites to provide Internet access to underserved parts of the world, the companies announced Monday. Helmed by satellite industry veteran Greg Wyler, OneWeb raised a total of $1.2 billion in its latest round of funding. The company will deploy 650 Ku band satellites into orbit at a height of 750 miles, which will offer more than 10 terabits per second of new capacity. OneWeb also will build user terminals containing embedded LTE, 3G, 2G and WiFi.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84186.html?rss=1

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New crowdfunding project promises an ATX motherboard for IBM’s Power8

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A new crowdfunding project wants to build ATX motherboards compatible with IBM’s Power8 CPU. Non-x86 chips are making something of a comeback this year — could Intel’s data center dominance be in danger?

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/237905-new-crowdfunding-project-promises-an-atx-motherboard-for-ibms-power8?source=Computing

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New iPhone 7 Smartphones to Be Water-Resistant, Lack Headphone Jacks

Apple today announced the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, which build on features seen in the iPhone 6s phones already on the market.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/09/07/new-iphone-7-smartphones-to-be-water-resistant-lack-headphone-jacks.html

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Latest Windows 10 Build 14385 packs in many bug fixes, feature updates

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Windows 10’s latest build is one step away from RTM and the latest bug fixes demonstrate it. Lots of bug fixes this time around as Redmond preps its one-year Anniversary Update.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/231445-latest-windows-10-build-14385-packs-in-bug-fixes-feature-updates

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The 4 Fundamental Attributes of Customer Loyalty, Part 1


As I see it, there are four basic capabilities, or attributes, needed to build better customer loyalty. I learned about them from two McKinsey researchers. Those attributes, according to David C. Edelman and Marc Singer — and I agree — are the following: automation, proactive personalization, contextual interaction and journey mapping. What strikes me immediately is that only two of them are purely or largely technological — No. 1 and No. 4 — while the others are organized as human-mediated processes.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83653.html?rss=1

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Historic bombers in pictures

Since before the First World War there have been attempts to build ever bigger aircraft for the purpose of dropping bombs on enemy positions. Here is a look the evolution of the military bomber over the past 100 years.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/slideshow/2016/06/17/historic-bombers-in-pictures.html

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Microsoft Guns for Cloud Devs at Build 2016


Microsoft last week at its Build 2016 conference announced innovations in mobile app development, the Internet of Things, microservices and intelligence designed to help developers create apps for the cloud. One is Azure App Service, which offers back-end capabilities for Web, native Windows, iOS and Android platforms. Microsoft also announced five Azure IoT starter kits, starting at $50. In the area of microservices, it announced the general availability of Azure Service Fabric and previews for Service Fabric for Windows Server and Linux.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83318.html?rss=1

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