Net neutrality fans speak up as FCC set to strike down rules

NEW YORK (AP) — Net neutrality is a simple concept but a dense and often technical issue that has been argued over for years in tech and telecom circles. Now everyday folks are talking about it.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/08/net-neutrality-fans-speak-up-as-fcc-set-to-strike-down-rules.html

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Former Google and Uber engineer is developing an AI 'god'

The concept of an AI ‘god’ may seem outlandish, but a former Google and Uber engineer is touting the idea of a high-tech ‘deity’ as a way to improve society.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/06/former-google-and-uber-engineer-is-developing-ai-god.html

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Hyperloop One pod reaches almost 200 mph in new test

An Elon Musk concept at first, the Hyperloop train may become a reality sooner than expected — though it’s not Musk who is overseeing the various Hyperloop projects currently underway.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/03/hyperloop-one-pod-reaches-almost-200-mph-in-new-test.html

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CPQ: Boost Selling Performance and Accuracy


They say it can take a product idea 10 years to go from concept to mass-market appeal but that might be only an optimist’s viewpoint. Some of the best ideas in CRM right now have been marinating for at least that long — and some for much longer. Two great examples are analytics and CPQ, which companies like Oracle, Salesforce and others have embraced with passion. Interestingly, each technology has traversed a path that needed other technologies to become fully mature. “Analytics” is an old term for what we now call “machine learning.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84462.html?rss=1

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Your Smart TV could be hacked a lot more easily than you might think

As first reported by Ars Technica, there’s a new hack whose proof of concept suggests that terrestrial radio signals could be used to take control of a large swath of Smart TV sets without having actual physical access to any one of them.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/03/your-smart-tv-could-be-hacked-lot-more-easily-than-might-think.html

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eBay founder throws $500G into experiment on income

The concept of basic income is a simple idea: Impoverished people receive a fixed amount of money on a regular basis to pay for necessities such as food, clothing, and housing.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/02/13/ebay-founder-throws-500g-into-experiment-on-income.html

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Realdoll builds artificially intelligent sex robots with programmable personalities

Sex doll manufacturer Realdoll is dipping its toe into the world of AI and robotics with a new concept for a robot sex assistant that will form a “real bond” with its, erm, users.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/02/06/realdoll-builds-artificially-intelligent-sex-robots-with-programmable-personalities.html

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A selfie turned into 'fake news' on Facebook, says lawsuit

The concept of “fake news” has infused itself into the regular news cycle, and now a well-known Syrian refugee says he’s embroiled in it—and he’s suing Facebook as a result, the Guardian reports.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/01/16/selfie-turned-into-fake-news-on-facebook-says-lawsuit.html

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EasyJet unveils plan for hybrid planes

easyJet announced plans to trial the use of hydrogen fuel cells on their planes,a concept that could save 50,000 tons of fuel yearly.


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An Idea Whose Time Has Come… Again


Whether you call it “industry CRM,” “vertical CRM” or something else, the concept is gaining altitude. Not that it’s new or ever been gone, but today’s vertical CRM is different — a constellation of quantitatively and qualitatively different and better CRM solutions than we’ve ever seen. Vendors like Veeva, Vlocity and Salesforce are getting into the act, and I expect this sector could be one of CRM’s sleeper stories of the year. First, what is it, where does it come from, and why hasn’t it been more of a force already?

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83038.html?rss=1

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AT&T revives unlimited data plans for DirecTV & U-verse TV subscribers

Article Image AT&T is briefly resurrecting the concept of an unlimited data plan for its smartphone customers, but with the catch that subscribers must also have DirecTV or U-verse TV, and pay a high monthly fee.

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Patent on Velcro-like Liquidmetal fastener could be used to prevent Apple device tampering

Article Image A U.S. patent application published on Thursday illustrates a Velcro-like fastener concept, but using the amorphous alloy technology Apple picked up through a licensing deal with Liquidmetal.

The original article can be found here: http://appleinsider.com.feedsportal.com/c/33975/f/616168/s/4ab41db2/sc/15/l/0Lappleinsider0N0Carticles0C150C10A0C150Cpatent0Eon0Evelcro0Elike0Eliquidmetal0Efastener0Ecould0Ebe0Eused0Eto0Eprevent0Edevice0Etampering/story01.htm

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New tech promises government-proof prediction markets

A group of developers have come up with a new concept called “Augur”, which they hope will make it nearly impossible for government to regulate “prediction markets.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/08/20/new-tech-promises-government-proof-prediction-markets/

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Sleek Ad Tailoring for Online Apparel Shoppers


Consumers have gotten on board with the concept of buying apparel online. Especially in this era of free returns and nifty sizing tools, buying clothing and shoes off the Web has become mainstream. However, some advertisers have been slow to respond. While most of us have at some point been served ads displaying the pair of boots or running tights we browsed the day before, that’s about as far as most advertisers take their dynamic campaigns — and it’s costing them.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/81959.html?rss=1

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Google, Mattel team up to offer View-Master VR in kid-friendly package

Google View-Master
Mattel’s View-Master is a signature toy that’s been around for decades, and the company has updated the concept with a new VR model that integrates with Google Cardboard.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/199308-google-mattel-team-up-to-offer-view-master-vr-in-kid-friendly-package

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CyberPower’s Fang Trinity redefines the concept PC with off-the-shelf components

Cyberpower Fang
High concept PCs are a common sight at CES, but CyberPower’s Fang Trinity is one heck of an interesting build. The company says it plans to launch the chassis inside three months, using standard, off-the-shelf components.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/196753-cyberpowers-fang-trinity-redefines-the-concept-pc-with-off-the-shelf-components

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Microsoft’s RoomAlive makes your whole room a video game

RoomAlive camera setup
Early in 2013, Microsoft showed off IllumiRoom, its concept peripheral that took what was displayed on your television and extended it to the surrounding room. We haven’t heard much from IlllumiRoom in a while, but now Microsoft is back with the newest version of technology, RoomAlive.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/191518-microsofts-roomalive-makes-your-whole-room-a-video-game

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Microsoft’s RoomAlive makes your whole room a video game

RoomAlive camera setup
Early in 2013, Microsoft showed off IllumiRoom, its concept peripheral that took what was displayed on your television and extended it to the surrounding room. We haven’t heard much from IlllumiRoom in a while, but now Microsoft is back with the newest version of technology, RoomAlive.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/191518-microsofts-roomalive-makes-your-whole-room-a-video-game

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