How Qualcomm will improve your smartphone's camera

Big changes are coming to your phone’s smartphone camera next year, with Qualcomm previewing an update to its image signal processor (ISP) that will better support features like face recognition and mixed reality.

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Microsoft Set to Unveil New Surface Pro With No USB-C or Thunderbolt

Microsoft's Surface has gone from a proof of concept into the spearhead of Microsoft's hardware business

Microsoft is prepping an update to its Surface Pro 4, but the company won’t be making any dramatic changes to its hardware.

The post Microsoft Set to Unveil New Surface Pro With No USB-C or Thunderbolt appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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Twitter updates privacy policy, ends 'do not track' support

You may see a notice informing you about the recent privacy policy changes the next time you visit the microblogging service, if you haven’t seen it already.

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John Oliver's Viewers Flood FCC Site With Net Neutrality Concerns


Comedian John Oliver, incensed over proposed changes to unravel Net neutrality protections for consumers, unleashed a torrent of criticism against the Federal Communications Commission and urged viewers to register their protest online. The response led to a digital meltdown on the agency’s site Sunday night. Oliver targeted a proposal by Ajit Pai, the agency’s new chairman, that would loosen Net neutrality regulations. It would allow Internet service providers to abide by market forces and largely self-police their conduct.

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YouTube revamps Restricted Mode feature that sparked outrage over LGBT content

YouTube has made changes to its Restricted Mode, which is designed to hide objectionable content, after the feature sparked intense criticism of the video sharing service.

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Future Firefox versions may slim down, use less memory thanks to new ‘Performance’ option

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Mozilla is considering changes to Firefox that would give end users much easier methods of tweaking performance settings, including the option to optimize the browser for the specific characteristics of your own PC.

The post Future Firefox versions may slim down, use less memory thanks to new ‘Performance’ option appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/internet/247699-future-firefox-versions-may-slim-use-less-memory-thanks-new-performance-option?source=Computing

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It looks like the next iPhone will have augmented reality

A glass design and edge-to-edge display may be the most visible changes to the next iPhone, but a growing number of indicators point to augmented reality as a major focus for Apple’s iPhone 8 .

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Apple didn't just fix its dongle hell problem with a miraculous new connector

It takes a lot of courage to make changes that customers may like, and Apple is one prime example of that.

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Upcoming Windows 10 update reduces spying, but Microsoft is still mum on which data it specifically collects

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Windows 10’s upcoming Creator’s Update will add some new privacy changes and condensed telemetry options — but while the ‘basic’ telemetry setting will now collect less information, MS isn’t really being open about the data it gathers.

The post Upcoming Windows 10 update reduces spying, but Microsoft is still mum on which data it specifically collects appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/243079-upcoming-windows-update-reduces-spying-microsoft-still-mum-data-collects?source=Computing

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iPhone Turns 10: How It Became a Cultural Icon

“Every once in a while, a revolutionary product comes along that changes everything,” Apple CEO Steve Jobs said as he introduced the first iPhone in San Francisco on January 9, 2007.

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Airbnb Offers to Give a Little in NY, SF Tussles


Airbnb recently proposed changes to its listing policies for short-term rental property owners in New York City and San Francisco, possibly in response to threats of aggressive action from state and local lawmakers. With respect to New York operations, Airbnb on Wednesday proposed a set of five changes in an article penned by Chris Lehane, the company’s global head of public policy. Airbnb supports a three-strikes policy that would bar landlords from offering short-term rentals if they repeatedly broke the rules.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84018.html?rss=1

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5 reasons why your Wi-Fi is slow (and how to fix it)

For the two decades that the internet has been in our lives, despite all the changes and technology improvements, one constant has remained: pokey connections.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/07/31/5-reasons-why-your-wi-fi-is-slow-and-how-to-fix-it.html

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Microsoft reverses course on Windows 10’s malware-style upgrade tactics

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Microsoft has finally rolled out a fresh set of changes to its Windows 10 upgrade policy settings, but with just a month to go, are the changes too little, too late?

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Facebook Tweaks Trending Topics Out of Abundance of Caution


Facebook this week said it would make several procedural changes to its Trending Topics feature to quell concerns that the results could be steered in a particular political direction, even though it has found no evidence of bias. The company will retrain workers in the Trending Topics department and institute additional oversight and control to make sure trending stories are selected fairly, said Facebook General Counsel Colin Stretch. “Our investigation has revealed no evidence of systematic political bias,” he noted.

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New Windows 10 update will change hardware requirements for the first time since 2009

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Microsoft is rolling out the most significant set of hardware changes that it’s made to Windows in almost a decade. Most of these will only impact system builders, but there’s increased RAM requirements, support for larger screens, and mandatory support for the secure computing TPM 2.0 standard.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/229101-new-windows-10-update-will-change-hardware-requirements-for-the-first-time-since-2009

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BMW plans self-driving software overhaul to fend off the likes of Apple, Google

Article Image German automaker BMW is planning a major corporate changes going forward, in an effort to build “the most intelligent car” it can, sensing impending competition from Apple, Google and others in Silicon Valley.

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