How Facebook is stopping ISIS and Al Qaeda from posting extremist content

Facebook is using artificial intelligence to help with a number of different issues, the latest being spotting posts of people who may be suicidal in an effort to prevent them from doing harm.The company is also using machine learning and other automated techniques to help spot and delete terrorist-related content from ISIS and Al Qaeda, with the company claiming 99 percent of content it removes is detected before it is spotted by users.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/04/how-facebook-is-stopping-isis-and-al-qaeda-from-posting-extremist-content.html

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Happy Birthday to RAID, the Storage Solution that Transformed Computing

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Before Optane and SSDs, we had a different way to boost conventional hard drive performance. Happy 30th birthday to the Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks.

The post Happy Birthday to RAID, the Storage Solution that Transformed Computing appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/258616-happy-birthday-raid-storage-solution-transformed-computing?source=Computing

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MSI Shows How to Install AMD’s Threadripper CPU

AMD’s Threadripper socket mounting procedure is rather different from what you’ve used before. Luckily, MSI has posted a video showing the entire process, step by step.

The post MSI Shows How to Install AMD’s Threadripper CPU appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/253408-watch-msi-install-amds-new-threadripper-cpu?source=Computing

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Best tablets of summer: Microsoft Surface Pro and iPad Pro vie for top tablet

Microsoft and Apple both released new tablets in June, offering two solid – and very different – choices for consumers.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/26/best-tablets-summer-microsoft-surface-pro-and-ipad-pro-vie-for-top-tablet.html

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One retailer has the Nintendo Switch in stock right now

Ladies and gentlemen, something unheard of is happening right now — you have not one, not two, but three different options to purchase a Nintendo Switch right now.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/19/one-retailer-has-nintendo-switch-in-stock-right-now.html

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AMD Ryzen CPUs are readily available, but Ryzen motherboards? Not so much

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AM4 motherboards are in short supply, and AMD has a very different explanation for that compared with its motherboard partners. Overall platform availability should improve in the weeks ahead.

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Tech Industry Gets Political


In the last decade or so, the tech industry has become increasingly political, which is different from being politicized. If I had to guess, I’d say that for the most part everyone is on the same page. However, many of the largest technology concerns have come to the realization that to protect their outlook, they need representation in Washington in the form of lobbyists. In addition, many successful entrepreneurs have been contributing to parties. That intensified political awareness became obvious over the weekend.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84270.html?rss=1

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Feds Seek Vendor Help for Payroll Processing Upgrade


Technology vendors that support the different missions of U.S. government agencies may have a major opportunity to provide innovative IT assistance for a task that is common to all: payroll preparation for 2.3 million federal workers. The General Services Administration and the Office of Personnel Management have been sifting through responses from IT vendors on a request for information on significantly upgrading federal payroll processing. The initiative includes the potential for converting existing payroll systems to cloud-based platforms.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83887.html?rss=1

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First look: Hands on with Ubuntu on Windows 10

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For anyone needing to use a Linux-based OS and Windows on a regular basis — especially with different tools on each — Microsoft’s collaboration with Canonical to run Ubuntu on Windows 10 will be a very welcome new offering

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/226280-first-look-hands-on-with-ubuntu-on-windows-10

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Storytelling may be the secret to creating ethical artificial intelligence

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Researchers are teaching “value alignment” to artificial intelligence by exposing it to stories from different cultures.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/223054-storytelling-may-be-the-secret-to-creating-ethical-artificial-intelligence

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The best Smart Connector keyboard for iPad Pro: Apple Smart Keyboard vs. Logitech Create

Article Image The first two Smart Connector accessories for iPad Pro offer very different keyboard style experiences, each addressing two different types of tablet users. But which keyboard is best, Apple’s Smart Keyboard or Logitech’s Create? AppleInsider breaks down which accessory is best for you.

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Apple's rumored 4" iPhone to launch with hot pink color option, report says

Article Image Apple is working on three different color options for the launch of its much-rumored 4-inch iPhone, including a version closer in hue to a hot pink iPod than current rose gold device, a report said Friday.

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WhatsApp Brouhaha Breaks Out in Brazil


A Brazilian judge on Thursday lifted the ban a different judge had imposed on WhatsApp hours earlier, according to reports. It did not seem reasonable to affect millions of users to penalize Facebook, WhatsApp’s owner, for failing to cooperate with judicial rulings, the judge reportedly said, suggesting that the imposition of a larger fine would have been more appropriate. The ruling reversed the decision of a judge in Sao Paulo, Brazil, who on Wednesday had ordered the 48-hour suspension of WhatsApp services starting at midnight.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/82890.html?rss=1

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Apple Watch launches in India with 40 available configurations, Hermes edition left out

Article Image Apple Watch hit store shelves in India on Friday with 40 different size, model and strap combinations available to consumers starting at 30,900 rupees (about $470), a huge premium over identical versions sold elsewhere.

The original article can be found here: http://appleinsider.com.feedsportal.com/c/33975/f/616168/s/4b483018/sc/28/l/0Lappleinsider0N0Carticles0C150C110C0A60Capple0Ewatch0Elaunches0Ein0Eindia0Ewith0E40A0Eavailable0Econfigurations0Ehermes0Eedition0Eleft0Eout/story01.htm

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