Airbnb ‘Smart Locks’ Bricked By Bad Firmware Update

Smart lock company Lockstate mistakenly sent a firmware update out to a set of “smart locks” that should never have received it, bricking the devices in the process. Expected replacement time? Between 5 – 18 days.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/254177-internet-things-smart-locks-bricked-bad-firmware-update?source=Computing

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Google cancels meeting on diversity, citing workers' safety

Google surprised many of its workers Thursday after the company suddenly canceled a town-hall meeting in the wake of the firing of a worker who had written the controversial leaked memo on diversity.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/10/google-cancels-meeting-on-diversity-citing-workers-safety.html

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New tech protects homes from invisible radon threat

A Norway–based company, Airthings, has created a state–of–the–art radon detector that uses digital sensors and smart home technology to measure radon levels over a long period of time.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/07/new-tech-protects-homes-from-invisible-radon-threat.html

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HP's virtual reality simulator will 'build' a colony on Mars

HP is hooking up with chip company Nvidia and others in a “Mars Home Planet” project where participants make 3D models of Martian buildings, cities, vehicles and infrastructure.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/02/hps-virtual-reality-simulator-will-build-colony-on-mars.html

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Is this Apple's next big product? Tech giant files patent for glasses

As Apple looks to its next big product, the company is increasingly placing bets on augmented reality, a revolutionary technology that combines the digital and physical worlds, drastically changing the way we experience everyday life.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/31/is-this-apples-next-big-product-tech-giant-files-patent-for-glasses.html

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How Amazon Is Transforming Retail


Amazon’s plan to buy Whole Foods Market has raised many new questions. If the company is successful in making the acquisition, and then successful in operating the business, it could transform the entire grocery industry. If we pull the camera back, we can see how success on the grocery side could foreshadow Amazon’s success in many other parts of the retail environment, furthering the expansion that began two decades ago in the book business, when Amazon challenged Borders and Barnes & Noble.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84703.html?rss=1

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Astronaut habitat for Mars missions could be made from recycled Space Shuttle parts

NASA is giving Lockheed Martin the permission to go where no company has gone before.To deep space — using recycled material.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/25/astronaut-habitat-for-mars-missions-could-be-made-from-recycled-space-shuttle-parts.html

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Vendor Exposes Millions of Verizon Customers on Amazon Cloud


Verizon, the largest wireless phone company in the U.S., last week confirmed that data belonging to about six million of its wireless customers was exposed after the information mistakenly was allowed to remain unprotected on an Amazon cloud server. The disclosure follows reports that an engineer at Nice Systems, which provides workforce management technology to track call center performance, allowed the data of 14 million Verizon customers to reside on an Amazon Web Services S3 bucket.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84676.html?rss=1

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Ashley Madison offers to pay $11.2 million to hacking victims

Ashley Madison’s parent company has reached a proposed $11.2 million settlement agreement with lawyers representing victims of the cheating site’s 2015 data breach.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/17/ashley-madison-offers-to-pay-11-2-million-to-hacking-victims.html

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PC Market Shipments Slip Again, Macs Mostly Flat

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Apple’s newest Mac refresh doesn’t appear to have helped the company very much, but stagnant growth is preferable to the decline hitting the rest of the PC market.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/252399-pc-market-shipments-slip-macs-mostly-stagnant?source=Computing

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iPhone 8 said to feature next-gen 3D laser technology

Citing a source familiar with Apple’s plans, Fast Company reports that Apple’s iPhone 8 will incorporate an advanced system of 3D lasers on the back designed to enhance the user experience when running augmented reality apps.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/13/iphone-8-said-to-feature-next-gen-3d-laser-technology.html

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Nvidia Considers Multi-Chip GPUs for Future Designs

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A new research paper from Nvidia suggests the company is looking to new designs for future cards — including non-monolithic GPUs that would communicate with each other via MCM-like signaling.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/252022-nvidia-considers-multi-chip-gpus-future-designs?source=Computing

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Petya cyberattack: Ukraine software firm may face charges, official says

The small Ukrainian tax software company that is accused of being the patient zero of a damaging global cyberepidemic is under investigation and will face charges, the head of Ukraine’s CyberPolice suggested Monday.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/03/petya-cyberattack-ukraine-software-firm-may-face-charges-official-says.html

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Western Digital Unveils 96-layer NAND, 4-bit QLC breakthrough

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Western Digital has announced a pair of major breakthroughs in NAND flash technology. The company is claiming it will commercialize 96-layer 3D NAND next year, and that it has found a way to build NAND that can store up to four bits of data per cell.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/251774-western-digital-announces-new-96-layer-nand-4-bit-qlc-breakthrough?source=Computing

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