Snapchat is taking a crack at maps with new Snap Map feature

Following in the tradition of other tech heavyweights, Snapchat parent company Snap is launching its own mapping feature.

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Chastened Uber CEO Takes Leave of Absence to Work on Self-Improvement


Uber Technologies CEO Travis Kalanick said he will take a leave of absence, as a company review led by Eric Holder was made public. The review sketches out a plan to make radical changes to diversify Uber in the wake of allegations of sexual harassment and discrimination. Kalanick accepted responsibility for widespread company problems that led to the investigation. “For the last eight years my life has always been about Uber,” he wrote in a letter to employees. “Recent events have brought home for me that people are more important than work.”

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Microsoft Issues Surprise Windows XP Patch to Protect From State-Sponsored Hackers

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The company has just released another patch for the aged OS, more than three years after ending support. It turns out unpatched Windows XP is a target of state-sponsored hackers.

The post Microsoft Issues Surprise Windows XP Patch to Protect From State-Sponsored Hackers appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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SoftBank to Take Fearsome Robots Off Alphabet's Hands


SoftBank on Thursday announced that it will acquire robotics company Boston Dynamics from Alphabet, parent company of Google. Softbank also agreed to buy robotics firm Schaft as part of the same deal. SoftBank Robotics is the company’s subsidiary that focuses on the development, sales and maintenance of humanoid and service robots. “Smart robotics are going to be a key driver of the next stage of the information revolution,” said SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son.”

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Microsoft Files Trademark Application for ‘DirectReality’ as E3 Approaches

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Microsoft isn’t bringing VR headsets to E3 to show off on Project Scorpio, but the company has applied for a new trademark on the word DirectReality. Could specialized API support be on its way?

The post Microsoft Files Trademark Application for ‘DirectReality’ as E3 Approaches appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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iOS 11 can stop creepy apps like Uber from constantly tracking your location

As anyone who closely follows Apple can attest, the company tends to harp on user privacy whenever it touts new software features.

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China's inescapable Tencent adds Hollywood movies to its vast 'walled garden'

After getting off work at a real-estate company in eastern China, Zhu Feiyue spends most of his time on his smartphone.

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Elon Musk vows to step down from White House councils if US leaves Paris accord

Elon Musk, CEO of electric carmaker Tesla and aerospace company SpaceX, threatened to leave two White House advisory councils should President Trump pull the U.S. out of the landmark Paris accord.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/01/elon-musk-vows-to-step-down-from-white-house-councils-if-us-leaves-paris-accord.html

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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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Lowe's is building an exoskeleton that gives warehouse workers superhuman strength

The hame improvement store, Lowe’s. just unveiled its exoskeleton design. The company hopes the device will boost productivity and aid in overall ergonomics.

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It’s the end of an era as Intel cancels its Intel Developer Forum, effective immediately

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After nearly 20 years, Intel is cancelling its Intel Developer Forum conferences. The company has not announced what event or events will take their place.

The post It’s the end of an era as Intel cancels its Intel Developer Forum, effective immediately appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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Amazon is licensing Echo microphone tech to third party device makers

Amazon’s Echo speakers have become a hit for the company and now it is licensing out the microphone technology to third-parties.

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Tech firm will give its workers $10G to leave San Francisco

Tech company Zapier says San Francisco is a fantastic city—and it would like to encourage its employees to move far away from it.

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Traceable liquid used to identify looted Syrian artifacts

A company in the U.K. has developed clear traceable liquid that is harnessed in the battle against black market sales of Syrian antiquities.

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