How the iPhone could save your life

An iPhone 8 Plus I’m testing has called 911 by accident a few times. It’s annoying, but it turns out this new iOS “feature” could save lives. Experts say discrete calling is a sign of things to come in making 911 calls work a little better and a little safer, especially in a tense situation.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/03/how-iphone-could-save-your-life.html

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Microsoft May Be Planning Price Increases for Windows 10

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A new edition of Windows 10 called Windows 10 Pro for Workstations is coming soon, and the version realignment will likely increase costs for system builders. Those costs will probably end up being passed down to consumers, too.

The post Microsoft May Be Planning Price Increases for Windows 10 appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/257228-microsoft-may-planning-price-increases-windows-10?source=Computing

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How good will Apple's Face ID be? Will it be able to tell twins apart?

Apple is expected to roll out facial recognition on the newest high-end iPhone, likely called iPhone X, on Tuesday. Will it be good enough to tell twins apart?

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/12/how-good-will-apples-face-id-be-will-it-be-able-to-tell-twins-apart.html

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Navy says cyber sabotage played 'no role' in USS John S. McCain incident

A top U.S. Navy admiral on Monday called for a swift and thorough investigation into Monday’s collision of the USS John S. McCain into an oil tanker near Singapore — marking the second deadly mishap that occurred in the Pacific in the past three months.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/22/navy-says-cyber-sabotage-played-no-role-in-uss-john-s-mccain-incident.html

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Is someone hacking our 7th Fleet? Navy to investigate after USS John S McCain collision

A top U.S. Navy admiral on Monday called for an extensive investigation into the recent collisions of two U.S. warships in the Pacific, including a review into the possibility of “cyber intrusion or sabotage.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/22/is-someone-hacking-our-7th-fleet-navy-to-investigate-after-uss-john-s-mccain-collision.html

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Elon Musk joins other experts in call for global ban on killer robots

Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk and other leading artificial intelligence experts have called on the United Nations for a global ban on the use of killer robots, which includes drones, tanks and machine guns, The Guardian reported on Sunday.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/21/elon-musk-joins-other-experts-in-call-for-global-ban-on-killer-robots.html

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Facebook's new 'Watch' tab marks major push into original TV shows

Facebook is launching a new video tab called “Watch,” marking the start of its big push into original content. Landing this week for select users, the tab is expected to be a more structured version of its current video offering.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/09/facebooks-new-watch-tab-marks-major-push-into-original-tv-shows.html

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Will robots take your job? These jobs may be automated in the future

Called simply willrobotstakemyjob.com, the site is based on an academic paper by a pair of Oxford economists that set out some predictions for which jobs were most likely to have tasks automated in the future.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/31/will-robots-take-your-job-these-jobs-may-be-automated-in-future.html

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Google Swipes at Nvidia With Learning-Capable Cloud TPU

Google introduced a powerful AI processor called the Cloud TPU, with 180 teraflops of performance.

The post Google Swipes at Nvidia With Learning-Capable Cloud TPU appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/249499-google-takes-swipe-nvidia-powerful-new-learning-capable-cloud-tpu?source=Computing

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Trump makes space call to record-breaking NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson

President Trump called NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson at the International Space Station Monday to congratulate her on clinching the record for most time in space by an American.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/24/trump-makes-space-call-to-record-breaking-nasa-astronaut-peggy-whitson.html

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Samsung’s Tizen OS may be overrun with security flaws

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Samsung has long had an in-house mobile platform called Tizen as a backup plan if Android ever becomes a problem. However, a new report claims that Samsung’s Tizen OS is riddled with serious security flaws.

The post Samsung’s Tizen OS may be overrun with security flaws appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/mobile/247043-samsungs-tizen-os-may-overrun-bugs?source=Computing

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Incredible ping pong-playing robot earns Guinness World Record

Guinness World Records has recognized a robot with a unique ability: a machine called FORPHEUS is officially the “first robot table tennis tutor.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/02/27/incredible-ping-pong-playing-robot-earns-guinness-world-record.html

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Professor has taken a selfie every day for the past 30 years

Long before they were called selfies, Karl Baden snapped a simple black and white photo of himself. Then he repeated it every day for the next three decades.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/02/23/professor-has-taken-selfie-every-day-for-past-30-years.html

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Microsoft Seeks Global Cybersecurity Accord


Microsoft has called on governments around the world to create a “digital Geneva Convention” as a way to normalize international cybersecurity rules and protect civilian use of the Internet.
President Brad Smith, who is also Microsoft’s chief legal officer, addressed the issue at the annual RSA conference held earlier this week in San Francisco, saying that governments — with the assistance of technology companies in the role of NGOs — need to establish international rules to protect civilians from cyberthreats during peacetime.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84311.html?rss=1

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Mistaken identity: British man Steve Bannon included in official White House Twitter group message

A British man called Steve Bannon has been confused with Donald Trump’s chief strategist after he was added to an official White House group message on Twitter.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/01/31/mistaken-identity-british-man-steve-bannon-included-in-official-white-house-twitter-group-message.html

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Could Foxconn actually help Trump's dream of a US-built iPhone come true?

During the primaries and lead-up to the general election, then-candidate Donald Trump called out a handful of US companies when demanding that products be built in the United States rather than abroad.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/01/23/could-foxconn-actually-help-trumps-dream-us-built-iphone-come-true.html

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