Facebook, Google could face new tax in Britain for failing to tackle extremism

Tech giants like Google and Facebook, already under fire for not doing enough to combat extremism and fake news, could face new taxes in the United Kingdom if a government official has his way.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/31/facebook-google-could-face-new-tax-in-britain-for-failing-to-tackle-extremism.html

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How to stay private on public Wi-Fi

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times: Avoid doing anything you would not want anyone in the world to know on public Wi-Fi. You may think you’re safe in that busy café or big-name hotel, but public Wi-Fi is a major liability.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/20/how-to-stay-private-on-public-wi-fi.html

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Amazon's Alexa can clean your house for you

“Hey Alexa — clean my house for me.” Alexa, Amazon’s all-knowing and doing voice assistant can now help you vacuum, thanks to a partnership between the Seattle-based retail giant and iRobot, a maker of consumer robots.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/15/amazons-alexa-can-clean-your-house-for.html

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Apple may soon be sending drones to map your neighborhood

We’ve known for some time that Apple has an army of sensor-packed vehicles doing its best to keep its Maps app up to date, but a new report claims that the company’s ambitions are taking it skyward.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/12/01/apple-may-soon-be-sending-drones-to-map-your-neighborhood.html

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5 common computer problems solved

It happens to everyone at some point. You’re doing something on your computer, whether it’s an important project, some aimless browsing, or trying to beat your high score on Solitaire, and without warning something goes wrong. Your computer shuts down, or the screen flickers or freezes.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/05/20/5-common-computer-problems-solved.html

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SoFIA later: Intel kills upcoming smartphone and tablet hardware

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After years of attempting to push into the market and billions of dollars invested in doing so, Intel is pulling out of tablets and smartphones. The company will align its efforts elsewhere and focus on different products.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/227523-intel-kills-upcoming-smartphone-and-tablet-hardware

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Daimler CEO says Apple, other Silicon Valley firms 'can do more' than anticipated in cars

Article Image Silicon Valley tech companies are doing better than anticipated in the automotive realm, said Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche after he and other company executives concluded talks with dozens of firms in the region.

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Nintendo files touchscreen gamepad patent

When it comes to generating buzz, video game giant Nintendo has been doing so by keeping mum about what’s under development, but its recent patent filing has some speculating that touchscreen technology is coming to a gamepad near them

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/12/15/nintendo-files-touchscreen-gamepad-patent.html

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GOP lawmaker calls on FCC to ban social media, other sites

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In the wake of the Paris attacks, Representative Jim Barton (R-TX) has proposed “doing something” about terrorists’ use of social media — but the cure, in this case, is far worse than the disease.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/218177-gop-lawmaker-calls-on-fcc-to-ban-social-media-other-sites

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Ashes of the Singularity demonstrates Nvidia, AMD GPUs working side-by-side

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Ever wanted to run an AMD GPU and Nvidia GPU side-by-side? Thanks to DX12, you can — and the performance boost from doing so can be significant.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/216880-ashes-of-the-singularity-demonstrates-nvidia-amd-gpus-working-side-by-side

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iPhone 6s supplies tracking far better than 2014 iPhone 6 launch, store stock indicates

Article Image Apple is currently doing far better at keeping supplies of the iPhone 6s available than it did with the iPhone 6 or iPhone 5s, according to research conducted by investment firm Piper Jaffray.

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hitchBOT team overwhelmed by offers of support, bot could be rebuilt

hitchBOT had been doing so well, making its way across Europe, Canada, and the U.S., bringing a cheery smile to folks as it passed through numerous cities and towns.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/08/04/hitchbot-team-overwhelmed-by-offers-support-bot-could-be-rebuilt/

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Digital Disruption and a Great Gap


You can tell when the economy is doing well, because instead of worrying about how you’re going to make the next mortgage payment, you worry about the next disruption in business. The big worry on the horizon now is the digital disruption, a nice piece of alliteration designed to make you question your worth. The DD is the confluence of a lot of wonderful new technology that enables us to run our business lives better, faster and cheaper. In no particular order it includes social, mobile, and especially analytic tools for big data.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/81963.html?rss=1

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LearnFit 'standing desk' inspires healthy habits for students

Fifth-grader Emma Kalcounos said she remains focused doing work at her desk while some of her classmates fidget and look restlessly out the window as summer vacation looms. What’s her secret for staying on top of things? For Kalcounos, the answer is simple – she never sits down. Kalcounos is one of the students at Belle Terre Elementary School in Palm Coast, Fla. who has been using the LearnFit, a classroom-friendly, adjustable “standing desk” developed by Ergotron.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/04/17/learnfit-standing-desk-inspires-healthy-habits-for-students/

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