Tech chief compares Facebook to cigarettes, urges government regulation

Facebook could be regulated much like Big Tobacco because of social media’s addictive, harmful properties, a prominent tech executive said at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/25/tech-chief-compares-facebook-to-cigarettes-urges-government-regulation.html

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Massive Intel CPU Bug Leaves Kernel Vulnerable, Slows Performance: Report

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There’s allegedly a major CPU bug in all Intel x86 and x86-64 CPUs, and fixing it could hammer CPU performance going forward. Patches for Linux and Windows are already in the works.

The post Massive Intel CPU Bug Leaves Kernel Vulnerable, Slows Performance: Report appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/261364-massive-intel-cpu-bug-leaves-kernel-vulnerable-reduce-performance?source=Computing

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Apple to open source its first graphical OS from the Lisa

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Apple is checking over the code and could give the green light to release it in a few months.

The post Apple to open source its first graphical OS from the Lisa appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/261276-apple-open-source-first-graphical-os-lisa?source=Computing

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Seagate’s New Multi-Actuator Could Double Hard Drive Speeds

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Seagate is working on a new line of hard drives that could double the performance of current models.

The post Seagate’s New Multi-Actuator Could Double Hard Drive Speeds appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/260946-seagates-new-multi-actuator-technology-double-hard-drive-speeds?source=Computing

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AMD’s Next-Generation Navi GPU Could Ship by Late 2018

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AMD’s next-gen Navi GPU has tipped up in online driver remarks and could be headed for a launch in Q3 2018.

The post AMD’s Next-Generation Navi GPU Could Ship by Late 2018 appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/260764-amds-navi-gpu-shows-driver-hints-consumer-cards-ship-late-2018?source=Computing

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A fracture-resistant cement could make mile-high skyscrapers possible

Nano-engineered fracture-resistant cement could one day be used to create a building 10 times as high as the world’s current tallest building, without being destroyed under its own weight.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/04/fracture-resistant-cement-could-make-mile-high-skyscrapers-possible.html

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China seeks ultimate weapon of warfare

A research arm of the U.S. intelligence community just wrapped up a competition to see who could develop the best facial recognition technology. The challenge: identify as many passengers as possible walking on an aircraft boarding ramp.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/30/china-seeks-ultimate-weapon-warfare.html

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Move Over Graphene: IBM Expects Copper Interconnects to Hold the CMOS Line

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It was initially believed graphene could revolutionize semiconductor and interconnect design, but IBM doesn’t hold out much hope that it’ll happen. Instead, the firm believes copper will remain critical to manufacturing going forward.

The post Move Over Graphene: IBM Expects Copper Interconnects to Hold the CMOS Line appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/259127-move-graphene-ibm-expects-copper-interconnects-hold-cmos-line?source=Computing

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North Korea: Will mini nukes become an option for Trump?

In the Cold War era, the deterrence approach could be described as the bigger the nuclear bomb, the better. Are new mini nukes the right solution instead for today’s threat of a nuclear war?

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/07/north-korea-will-mini-nukes-become-option-for-trump.html

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This artificial intelligence can detect if someone is having suicidal thoughts

Artificial intelligence could one day be used to help identify a person contemplating suicide.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/03/this-artificial-intelligence-can-detect-if-someone-is-having-suicidal-thoughts.html

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Organic Memristor Sets Records for Speed and Durability

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A new organic memristor design from an international team of scientists could finally make these components commercially viable.

The post Organic Memristor Sets Records for Speed and Durability appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/258134-organic-memristor-sets-records-speed-durability?source=Computing

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Taking the News Out of Facebook's News Feed Could Hurt Publishers


A new feature that Facebook recently has been testing in a handful of countries could hurt publishers everywhere if it should roll out globally. The feature removes users’ Liked pages from their main News Feed and aggregates them in a separate space called “Explore.” In the six countries where Facebook has been testing the idea, traffic to news outlets reportedly has dropped 60-80 percent. “Publishers should be terrified by this,” said John Carroll, a mass communications professor at Boston University.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84909.html?rss=1

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Will combat vehicles use urine for fuel?

A team of Army researchers did not set out to prove that human pee could fuel U.S. military vehicles and bases in the future – but their unexpected urine discovery could transform how the armed forces get energy in the field.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/19/will-combat-vehicles-use-urine-for-fuel.html

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Western Digital Reveals MAMR Technology That Could Allow 40TB Hard Drives

Spinning drives could continue to offer a better price per GB for another decade.

The post Western Digital Reveals MAMR Technology That Could Allow 40TB Hard Drives appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/257352-western-digital-reveals-mamr-technology-allow-40tb-hard-drives?source=Computing

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What Twitter's 280-character limit could mean for President Trump and US politics

Twitter’s decision to test a new feature doubling the length of tweets to 280 characters could have a big impact on President Trump and U.S. politics if it is eventually rolled out to all users.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/27/what-twitters-280-character-limit-could-mean-for-president-trump-and-us-politics.html

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