Amazon patents bizarre accordion-like chute to deliver packages from its drones

Looking to ever expand ways to deliver goods to its customers, Amazon has patented a way to allow its drones to deliver packages without ever having to land.

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Verizon is testing a drone that would let you keep cell service during a natural disaster

Verizon is continuing to expand how it utilizes new forms of technology to keep its network up and running during a severe weather event or another disaster.

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Facebook announces it will give $20M to Bay Area cities for affordable housing, job training

Facebook Inc. is extending a sizable olive branch to neighbors rankled by its plans to expand its campus and bring 6,500 new employees to the area, a move some locals fear will exacerbate a growing housing shortage.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/12/03/facebook-announces-it-will-give-20m-to-bay-area-cities-for-affordable-housing-job-training.html

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Microsoft Buys Solair for Azure IoT


Microsoft last week announced the acquisition of Solair, a move to expand its global Internet of Things business. Solair’s IoT customization and deployment solutions, which are built on Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform, have helped a wide range of businesses improve efficiencies and profitability, according to Microsoft. “The integration of Solair’s technology into the Microsoft Azure IoT Suite will continue to enhance our complete IoT offering for the enterprise,” said Sam George, partner director for Azure IoT.

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Apple outlines News app ads, includes 'native ads' that display directly in content feeds

Article Image Apple is preparing to expand its content-aggregating News app to support advanced advertising assets, with some specifications allowing for so-called “native ads” that appear in users’ feeds inline with regular articles.

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FCC Proposes Subsidy to Close Broadband Gap


FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler on Tuesday announced a $2.25 billion plan to expand the federal Lifeline subsidy program to help low-income consumers afford broadband Internet service. Lifeline, which currently allows low-income consumers to buy mobile phone service at a discount, would let them buy standalone broadband starting Dec. 1 for $9.25 per month or apply the discount to bundled services. The minimum standard would be 500 MB at 3G speed, increasing to 2 GB by the end of 2018.

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Microsoft reportedly buys SwiftKey for $250M as part of AI buildout

Article Image Microsoft is looking to expand on its artificial intelligence assets with the reported purchase of UK-based developer SwiftKey, makers of the popular cross-platform predictive keyboard powered by neural networking.

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How Lenovo is succeeding despite a shrinking market for PCs

Lenovo's Suite at CES is always chock full of innovative new products
Despite a shrinking PC market, Lenovo has found ways to grow and expand by focusing on its core customers in the enterprise with a broad range of products

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Defense Department's love affair with the Super Hercules continues

The Defense Department is set to expand its fleet of Super Hercules aircraft, a high-tech workhorse that mixes versatility with toughness.

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More Things, More Cyberattacks


Not a day passes without mention of the Internet of Things in the media, as it appears to expand exponentially. Roughly 6.4 billion things will be connected to the Internet in 2016, at a rate of 5.5 million new things per day, according to Gartner. More than 20 billion devices will be in use by 2020. As a result, everyone must be more cognizant of cyber-risks, including risks to businesses; utilities; heating, HVAC systems; autos; and homes. The IoT is at risk of being ensnared in a tangled web of legal and security issues.

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iPhone Upgrade Program could eventually open up beyond Apple Stores, Tim Cook says

Article Image Apple would eventually like to expand its new iPhone Upgrade Program so that shoppers can sign up for it without having to come into an Apple Store, Chief Executive Tim Cook said this week.

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Apple Pay coming to Starbucks, KFC, Chili's in 2016

Article Image Apple Pay is about to expand its footprint in a big way as Starbucks, KFC and Chili’s locations across the U.S. are preparing to support Apple’s touchless payments service in 2016, with pilot programs rolling out this year.

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Watch while you can: Every movie and show leaving Netflix in October

Wouldn’t it be nice if Netflix could just expand its library rather than trade out old content for new content? Sadly, that’s just not how it works, so you might as well binge on everything you can before these shows and movies disappear in the coming weeks.

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Belgium to get Apple Watch on Sept. 19, T-Mobile USA & Sprint on Sept. 25

The reach of the Apple Watch is due to expand both domestically and internationally in the coming weeks, reportedly arriving in Belgium on Sept. 19, and possibly U.S. carriers Sprint and T-Mobile later in the month.

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Apple job opening points to deeper Apple Music integration with Siri

An Apple job opening posted on Friday suggests that the company is looking to expand links between Siri and Apple Music, presumably in the form of new voice commands.

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Apple Watch sales expand to more third-party retailers with France's Fnac

On Thursday Apple continued to expand the number of third-party vendors for the Apple Watch, adding France’s Fnac to the list of retailers, though initially only in a limited fashion.

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Google's Waze mapping service launches carpooling trial in Israel

As Apple looks to expand its Maps effort with public transit information, Google its taking its Waze service in a different direction, debuting a new ride sharing feature that is being tested in Israel.

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Apple expects half of top US merchants will accept Apple Pay by end of 2015

Apple’s work to expand the footprint of its iPhone-based mobile payment service continues more than half a year after its debut, and while the company expects to bring a number of large merchants on board before the end of 2015, though it appears to be an uphill battle.



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