US: Laptops in checked bags pose fire, explosion risk

The U.S. government is urging the world airline community to ban large, personal electronic devices like laptops from checked luggage because of the potential for a catastrophic fire.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/20/us-laptops-in-checked-bags-pose-fire-explosion-risk.html

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Kids under 8 watch less TV, spend more time on mobile devices, study finds

The amount of time children under eight years old spend on mobile devices has more than tripled over the past four years, a new study has found.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/20/kids-under-8-watch-less-tv-spend-more-time-on-mobile-devices-study-finds.html

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Google unveils new Pixel phones, smart speaker as tech competition heats up

Google unveiled a bevy of new devices, including two new Pixel smartphones and new smart speakers, as the battle between Apple, Amazon and Google for consumer dollars continues to rage.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/04/google-unveils-new-pixel-phones-smart-speaker-as-tech-competition-heats-up.html

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Apple says fix coming for 'crackling' iPhone 8 issue

A small number of iPhone 8 units are experiencing a “crackling” noise in the device’s earpiece, according to news reports. Apple says a fix is coming, though.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/27/apple-says-fix-coming-for-crackling-iphone-8-issue.html

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Hackers use security utility to lock Macs in blackmail scheme

The “Find My X” service for Apple’s various devices is being co-opted by hackers to lock various systems and handsets in order to demand a Bitcoin ransom payment for their unlocking.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/21/hackers-use-security-utility-to-lock-macs-in-blackmail-scheme.html

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iPhone X's hottest new feature might come to every new iPhone next year

Apple’s 2017 iPhone lineup is particularly interesting because it features devices with completely different authentication schemes.

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Amazon working on 'Anytime' messaging app, reports say

Amazon Anytime may work across iPhone and Android devices, desktops, and even smartwatches like the Apple Watch, and support many popular messaging features.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/18/amazon-working-on-anytime-messaging-app-reports-say.html

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Microsoft: Windows 10 ARM Devices Will Run x86 Code at Near-Native Speed

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Microsoft is bringing ARM support to Windows 10–only this time, ARM devices will run x86 code at near-native speed, thanks to a clever emulation layer.

The post Microsoft: Windows 10 ARM Devices Will Run x86 Code at Near-Native Speed appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/249292-microsoft-declares-windows-10-arm-devices-will-run-x86-code-near-native-speed?source=Computing

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Consumer WiFi Use: No Letup in Sight


Consumers use lots of data on their mobile devices. While half of consumers use less than 7 GB per month, data consumption is heavily skewed toward the upper end, recent Parks Associates research indicates. Among U.S. broadband households, mean data consumption is roughly 20 GB per month, with 14 GB used on WiFi and 6 GB through 3G/4G/LTE networks. Consumers’ monthly WiFi data consumption increased by 40 percent from 2015 to 2016. While data use overall has been increasing, WiFi use has been increasing faster than mobile data.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84520.html?rss=1

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Microsoft Surface head claims there’s ‘no such thing’ as a Surface Pro 5

Microsoft's Surface has gone from a proof of concept into the spearhead of Microsoft's hardware business

Microsoft’s VP of devices recently said there’s ‘no such thing’ as Surface Pro 5, but the remarks are being taken somewhat out of context.

The post Microsoft Surface head claims there’s ‘no such thing’ as a Surface Pro 5 appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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Google may combine Home and Wi-Fi hub into a single product

Google is said to be considering combining its Google Home and Google Wi-Fi smart-home devices into a single product, expanding functionality and cutting costs for smart homes of the future.

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FTC's Lawsuit Should Make You Feel Very Insecure About the IoT


Even though D-Link expressly promised that many of its wireless devices had the highest level of security available, the Federal Trade Commission last month filed a lawsuit that alleges otherwise. The FTC filing includes copies of online marketing materials and technical specifications for D-Link’s products, and flatly declares that “thousands of Defendants’ routers and cameras have been vulnerable to attacks that subject consumers’ sensitive personal information and local networks to a significant risk of unauthorized access.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84302.html?rss=1

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LG's levitating Bluetooth speaker is more than just a gimmick

More often than not, our favorite devices unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show are more about flash than they are about function.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/12/28/lgs-levitating-bluetooth-speaker-is-more-than-just-gimmick.html

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Microsoft announces Windows-on-ARM partnership with Qualcomm, but done right this time

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Microsoft wants to merge x86 and ARM support on to future devices running Qualcomm processors. The company has a fair shot of pulling it off this time around, thanks to 32-bit Win32 emulation and support for x86 applications.

The post Microsoft announces Windows-on-ARM partnership with Qualcomm, but done right this time appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/240792-microsoft-announces-new-windows-arm-partnership-qualcomm-done-right-time?source=Computing

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