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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UC Berkeley professor’s ‘slaughterbots’ video on killer drones goes viral

A UC Berkeley computer science professor helped to create a video that imagined a world where nuclear weapons were replaced by swarms of autonomous tiny drones that could kill half a city and are virtually unstoppable.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/21/uc-berkeley-professor-s-slaughterbots-video-on-killer-drones-goes-viral.html

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Accenture, SAP Plot One CX Platform for All


Accenture Interactive and SAP Hybris have partnered to create a new platform that will let users build and curate end-to-end contextual, personalized customer experiences — from marketing, e-commerce and offline shopping to customer service and loyalty management. The joint platform will target B2C and B2B firms in retail, telecommunications and resources. “Personalized experiences for customers across all aspects of their interaction with a company are a big challenge for many companies,” said Nucleus Research analyst Rebecca Wettemann.

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Research suggests glasses-free 3D videos could be coming soon to home TVs

Hardware for glasses-free TV already exists, but a new AI program will create more compatible content through software conversion. New research converts existing 3D content to a format compatible with glasses-free 3D TVs.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/12/research-suggests-glasses-free-3d-videos-could-be-coming-soon-to-home-tvs.html

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Scientists create 'molecular black hole' in laboratory using world's most powerful x-ray beam

The world’s most powerful X-ray laser beam has been used to create a tiny microscopic “black hole.”

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Thanks to augmented reality, this BMW art car is more than meets the eye

The latest BMW art car was designed by Chinese artist Cao Fei. She relied on augmented reality to create a new spin on BMW’s art-car series, which began in the 1975 with a car painted by Alexander Calder.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/02/thanks-to-augmented-reality-this-bmw-art-car-is-more-than-meets-eye.html

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MIT announces successful 'print run' of first ever full-scale building

Researchers at MIT have developed a system with the capability to create a large-scale building using 3D-printing technology.

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Seagate Launches Drone-Friendly DJI Fly Drive

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Seagate and DJI have partnered to create a drone-friendly hard drive. The well-named Fly Drive bakes in a microSD slot so you don’t need to worry about carrying a reader into the field.

The post Seagate Launches Drone-Friendly DJI Fly Drive appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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Nvidia, Microsoft announce new HGX-1 hyperscale GPU accelerator for AI workloads

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Nvidia has teamed up with Microsoft to create a new GPU-centric server with flexible interconnects and up to eight GPUs per system.

The post Nvidia, Microsoft announce new HGX-1 hyperscale GPU accelerator for AI workloads appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/245569-nvidia-microsoft-announce-new-hgx-1-hyperscale-gpu-accelerator-ai-workloads?source=Computing

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Qualcomm announces 48-core Falkor CPUs to run Microsoft Windows Server

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Qualcomm has partnered with Microsoft to create a new version of Windows Server on ARM. This could represent a potent threat to Intel’s data center business, even as Chipzilla gears up to take on AMD’s Naples.

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Microsoft Seeks Global Cybersecurity Accord


Microsoft has called on governments around the world to create a “digital Geneva Convention” as a way to normalize international cybersecurity rules and protect civilian use of the Internet.
President Brad Smith, who is also Microsoft’s chief legal officer, addressed the issue at the annual RSA conference held earlier this week in San Francisco, saying that governments — with the assistance of technology companies in the role of NGOs — need to establish international rules to protect civilians from cyberthreats during peacetime.

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Amazon Growth Spurt to Create 100K New Jobs


Amazon on Thursday announced it will create more than 100,000 new jobs across the United States over the next 18 months, ranging from entry-level opportunities to positions for engineers and software developers. All will be full-time jobs with full benefits. Many of the jobs will be in new fulfillment centers currently under construction in Texas, California, Florida, New Jersey and other states. The announcement “shows Amazon’s bullish on the U.S. economy,” said Andreas Scherer, managing partner at Salto Partners.

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Snowden's new project: Keep your phone from turning on you

Smartphones can create a quandary for journalists, humanitarians, and activists in dangerous places where they are closely monitored: The devices are vital in terms of facilitating their work—and also exceptional tracking devices.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/07/22/snowden-new-project-keep-your-phone-from-turning-on.html

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Microsoft Sees Fertile Ground in Cannabis Compliance


Microsoft has entered a partnership with Kind Financial to create an entity that will obtain government contracts to track seed-to-sale compliance in the legalized marijuana business. The new entity, Kind Government Solutions, will provide state, county and local municipalities with tracking information on marijuana sales to keep them in compliance with government regulations, said Kind Financial CEO David Dinenberg. Microsoft selected Kind to be a part of its newly created Microsoft Health and Human Services Pod for Managed Service Providers.

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Apple Partners With SAP for Mobile App Dev


Apple and SAP last week announced an agreement to create applications for the iPhone and iPad using SAP’s HANA data management platform as well as an iOS software development kit and training academy for outside developers and customers. The move marks Apple’s latest attempt to break through to the enterprise market and comes at a challenging time for the iPhone and sluggish sales for the tablet category across the industry. The deal will transform how the iPhone and iPad are used in the enterprise world, Apple CEO Tim Cook said.

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