Dell Sells PCs Without Intel’s Management Engine, but With Tradeoffs

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It’s technically possible to buy a laptop without Intel’s Management Engine enabled, but there are significant tradeoffs and these systems aren’t typically available to ordinary consumers. Read on for details.

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Dell Now Shipping Laptops With Intel’s Management Engine Disabled

Dell is now selling laptops with Intel’s Management Engine disabled, following Linux laptop vendors in doing so. It’s the first major OEM to disable the security solution after Intel’s Nov 22 bug disclosures.

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Intel Patches Major Flaws in the Intel Management Engine

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Intel has released a new set of updates for the Intel Management Engine. There are multiple significant security vulnerabilities in the engine that this should address, once OEMs make fixes available.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/259426-intel-patches-major-flaws-intel-management-engine?source=Computing

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New Movidius Myriad X VPU Packs a Custom Neural Compute Engine

Movidius’ new Myriad X packs a specialized deep neural network engine, more of the company’s vision processing SHAVE CPU cores, and expanded interconnect support, all while sticking to the Myriad 2’s power consumption.

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Will your next operating system be a game engine?

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Why we have virtual reality to thank for coming ascendancy of the game engine as the primary platform for personal computing.

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Bing translation error connects ISIS with Saudi Arabia

Microsoft’s search engine Bing has sparked controversy after translating the word “Daesh”– an acronym that refers to the fundamentalist group Islamic State— as “Saudi Arabia.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/08/31/bing-translation-error-connects-isis-with-saudi-arabia.html

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Man builds 100mpg engine using 200-year-old technology

Josh “Mac” MacDowell of San Antonia Texas had a brilliant idea. He took a 200-year old Stirling engine and added some 21st-century technology to it. The result is a Hybrid electric car so efficient that you never have to stop to recharge.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/06/15/man-builds-100mpg-engine-using-200-year-old-technology.html

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Facebook AI Digs Deep Into User Content


Facebook on Wednesday introduced DeepText, an artificial intelligence-fueled text analytics engine. “Text is a prevalent form of communication on Facebook,” wrote Facebook software engineers Ahmad Abdulkader, Aparna Lakshmiratan and Joy Zhang in a post describing its capabilities. “Understanding the various ways text is used on Facebook can help us improve people’s experiences with our products,” they continued, “whether we’re surfacing more of the content that people want to see or filtering out undesirable content like spam.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83573.html?rss=1

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The Next President's Alternative Energy Agenda


Alternative energy has become a real growth engine during the last several years. It seems to bounce up and down, depending on the leadership in the White House. President Obama is a supporter, so growth has been relatively strong in recent years. The big question is, what will happen under a new president? That is a question every investor and industry worker is asking. We all want to work and invest in a growth sector. Many people have hitched their wagon to the growth engine in the energy space, and that has been a good call.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83071.html?rss=1

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This Star Trek: The Next Generation Enterprise-D VR tour is a killer Unreal Engine 4 demo

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A new Unreal Engine 4 project aims to create a comprehensive tour of the ST:TNG Enterprise-D — without loading screens or immersion-breaking issues.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/214808-this-star-trek-the-next-generation-enterprise-d-vr-tour-is-a-killer-unreal-engine-4-demo

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DuckDuckGo founder on privacy and why he doesn’t track users like Google

When Gabriel Weinberg, founder of the privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo, first started working on the concept for it almost a decade ago now, he didn’t set out at first to build a company around it – or even a serious product that millions of people would eventually use.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/07/15/duckduckgo-founder-on-privacy-and-why-doesnt-track-users-like-google/

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Yelp Study Blasts Google for Screwing With Search


Google has been tampering with the responses its search engine gives to queries and, as a result, has been hurting social welfare, alleges a survey conducted by Michael Luca, a Harvard Business School economist, and Tim Wu, a professor at Columbia Law School and former Federal Trade Commission advisor. Yelp sponsored the research.
The team last week sent a paper reporting the results to the European Commission. It was presented at the Antitrust Enforcement Symposium in Oxford, England, over the weekend.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/82229.html?rss=1

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Tipping point: Google getting more search requests on mobile devices than personal computers

Google’s influential search engine has hit a tipping point in technology’s shift to smartphones.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/05/05/tipping-point-google-getting-more-search-requests-on-mobile-devices-than/

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Expanding the frontiers of computational thinking with Wolfram Language

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Building on the success of WolframAlpha, Stephen Wolfram now aims to bridge the power of its computation engine to the vast stores of data that exist on the Internet.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/202908-expanding-the-frontiers-of-computational-thinking-with-wolfram-language

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Meet the world's first 1,000 mph car

What has a jet engine, a rocket booster and travels on a set of aluminum wheels? It’s the Bloodhound SuperSonic Car (SSC) and it has plans to hit the world land speed record at 1,000 mph.

The original article can be found here: http://rss.cnn.com/~r/rss/cnn_tech/~3/YR3LihJaBp4/index.html

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Download and run the Unreal Engine 4 Elemental benchmark demo on your PC

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You know that amazing Unreal Engine 4 “Elemental” demo that’s been wowing us ever since GDC 2012? You can now download it and run it on your own PC. There are very few games that currently use UE4 (they’re all in the pipeline for release later in 2014 and 2015), so it’s a good opportunity to see how your gaming PC’s hardware deals with a next-gen engine. And yes, there is a built-in FPS counter — and I expect you all to share your rig’s FPS in the comments!

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/181608-download-and-run-the-unreal-engine-4-elemental-benchmark-demo-on-your-pc

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Pinterest's Guided Search Finds Needles in Haystacks


Pinterest last week announced Guided Search, a new search engine for navigating its particular type of content — user-provided pins, which now number around 30 billion, and an array of around 750 million boards. Guided Search is designed to help users discover pins they were not necessarily looking for, but that might interest them. For now, the feature is available only on mobile, for both iOS and Android platforms, but it eventually will roll out on the Web, Pinterest said, and then in other languages besides English.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/80370.html?rss=1

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