Fitness tracking data on Strava app reveal US military bases details, sparking security concerns

Data from fitness trackers that clearly show the movement of personnel at U.S. military bases is sparking major concern, with experts citing potential dangers to base security.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/29/fitness-tracking-data-on-strava-app-reveal-us-military-bases-details-sparking-security-concerns.html

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Nvidia goes all-in on self-driving cars, including a robotic car racing league

Jen-Hsun Huang raving about the Nvidia powered Robocar for Roboracing
Nvidia is clearly pinning a large part of its future growth on the autonomous vehicle market — both its development and delivery. It’s even part of the DIY market for scale model versions.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/226071-nvidia-goes-all-in-on-self-driving-cars-including-a-robotic-car-racing-league

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Can't stop checking your phone? Blame your personality

There’s no denying that humans are mad for their cellphones, but some are clearly more attached than others—and scientists now have a clearer understanding of why.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/03/21/cant-stop-checking-your-phone-blame-your-personality.html

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Nvidia wants its new Drive PX 2 supercomputer to drive your next car

Nvidia Drive PX 2 shown in action
Deep learning is clearly the hottest technology driving the rapid advances in self-driving cars. Nvidia aims to make it practical, and enable the deployment of commercially-viable fleets of cars that can not just see, but navigate, for themselves.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/220339-nvidia-wants-its-new-supercomputer-to-drive-your-next-car

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Early Surface Book owners reporting GPU, display-related issues

Surface Book Laptop
Microsoft’s new Surface Book debuted to rave reviews, but early models are clearly having teething problems — including some odd display bugs.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/217055-early-surface-book-owners-reporting-gpu-display-related-issues

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Qantas to offer passengers Gear VR headsets as part of in-flight entertainment

Clearly eager to mark itself out from the competition when it comes to in-flight entertainment, Qantas is lining up to supply its passengers with Samsung’s Gear VR headset for a bit of 360-degree long-haul awesomeness.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/01/29/qantas-to-offer-passengers-gear-vr-headsets-as-part-in-flight-entertainment/

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This robot needs just a few seconds to learn to walk again after you break its legs

Futurama, Bender in pieces
Some foolhardy roboticists in France, who clearly haven’t read enough sci-fi books, have created a robot that can recover from a broken leg. More accurately, if the robot is immobilized by a broken leg, it only takes a few seconds for it to learn how to walk again, using a new gait that minimizes the impact of the broken leg. If robots are to become truly useful, they’ll have to be able to autonomously recover from damaged circuits and broken limbs.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/187147-this-robot-needs-just-a-few-seconds-to-learn-to-walk-again-after-you-break-its-legs

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Microsoft takes on Google X with its own secretive Special Projects group

Microsoft's self-driving car
Microsoft, clearly a bit jealous of the gratuitous geeky kudos being mopped up by Google X, has set up its own secretive Special Projects group. The group is being headed up by Norman Whitaker, previously a deputy director at DARPA. Not much is known about the Special Projects group, but a job listing says it will be tasked with “working on disruptive technologies that could benefit the company and society.” So far, Microsoft has declined to officially comment on this new group — presumably it’s waiting for a big New York Times expose, just like Google X.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/181501-microsoft-takes-on-google-x-with-its-own-secretive-special-projects-group

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Apple launches 'Better' environmental campaign with Tim Cook-narrated video

Apple on Tuesday unveiled a campaign that more clearly outlines the impact of the company’s environmental initiatives, backing it up with a revamped environmental responsibility website and an introductory video narrated by CEO Tim Cook.



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Alibaba IPO Could Spark E-Commerce Investment Surge


Whether Alibaba launches its IPO on April 21 or in the following days, it clearly will be a major event for Wall Street. By any measure, it will be a blockbuster. The company will raise up to $15 billion in the offering, which would place its value at $200 billion, based on investor community scuttlebutt. These are not unrealistic numbers. The company reportedly posts more revenue and net income than Amazon and eBay combined. Yahoo, a partial owner in Alibaba, provided a glimpse into just how robust Alibaba is in its latest quarterly report.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/80313.html?rss=1

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