Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 636 Chip with 40 Percent Speed Boost

Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC

The Snapdragon 636 will be one of the first budget SoCs from Qualcomm to have the Kryo CPU cores built-in.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/257580-qualcomm-announces-snapdragon-636-chip-40-speed-boost?source=Computing

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Drone hits passenger jet in Canada, the first time it's happened

A passenger jet in Quebec City collided with a drone, the first incident of its kind in Canada and one that prompted a message from the Canadian government reiterating drone flying rules.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/16/drone-hits-passenger-jet-in-canada-first-time-its-happened.html

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Facebook Announces Oculus Go, a $199 Standalone VR Headset

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Oculus is preparing its first all-in-one VR headset known as the Oculus Go. It’s coming to a face near you next year for a mere $199.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/257311-facebook-announces-oculus-go-199-standalone-vr-headset?source=Computing

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Intel Core i7-8700K Review: A 6-Core Chip That Punches Far Above Its Weight

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Intel unveils its new Coffee Lake line of desktop CPU cores and its first mainstream desktop response to AMD’s Ryzen architecture since that platform launched in March. We put the Core i7-8700K to the test.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/257006-intels-core-i7-8700k-reviewed-six-core-chip-punches-far-weight-class?source=Computing

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How important is Amazon's NFL deal for Amazon and the future of the league?

Amazon is set to begin hosting the first of its 10 Thursday Night Football games with tonight’s match-up between the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears. As consumers continue to be faced with a deluge of content options and cord-cutting becomes more popular, it remains to be seen whether consumers will fork out an extra $99 per year for something they can already get for free.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/28/how-important-is-amazons-nfl-deal-for-amazon-and-future-league.html

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Twitter explains why Trump's account hasn't been suspended

Twitter for the first time is explaining why President Trump’s tweets don’t get pulled when they seem to at least skirt the site’s rules.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/26/twitter-explains-why-trumps-account-hasnt-been-suspended.html

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IBM z14 Mainframe CPUs to Use 14nm FinFET SOI Design

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IBM and GlobalFoundries are teaming up to build 14nm products using FinFETs and SOI. This is the first time we’ve seen both technologies deployed side-by-side on the same silicon.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/256302-globalfoundries-will-build-14nm-finfet-soi-for-ibms-z14-mainframe?source=Computing

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New Mobile App Promises Full B2B E-Commerce Experience


Insite Software’s new InsiteCommerce Mobile App is the first fully configurable white label mobile app built for leading manufacturers and distributors, the company said. The app supports everyone involved in the B2B e-commerce experience, Insite said — from customers to channel partners, to field sales and support teams. Companies purchasing the app can tailor its functions to specific roles and responsibilities by delivering customer-specific product catalog and data, pricing and product recommendations, and order and reorder capabilities.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84817.html?rss=1

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Hunley mystery solved: Blast from own torpedo likely killed crew

The demise of the H.L. Hunley, the Confederate submarine and the first to sink an enemey warship, has been a mystery since its disappearance in 1864. Until now.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/24/hunley-mystery-solved-blast-from-own-torpedo-likely-killed-crew.html

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Zero gravity, fully cute: New Japanese drone in space

The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency has released the first set of images and videos taken by its debut zero-gravity camera drone or “Int-Ball,” the cute orb of a drone, will optimize communication between crew in space and on Earth.

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

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Obama's Charlottesville tweet is 2nd most liked ever

Former President Obama tweeted for the first time in weeks in response to the violence in Charlottesville—and it rapidly became one of the most popular tweets in history.

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Microsoft, Lenovo to Ship Sub-$300 Windows 10 S Notebooks

Microsoft has announced the first shipping laptops with Windows 10 S at a price tag under $300, but its own partners don’t seem to have gotten the message.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/253619-microsoft-lenovo-team-ship-sub-300-windows-10-s-notebooks?source=Computing

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Hyperloop One pod reaches almost 200 mph in new test

An Elon Musk concept at first, the Hyperloop train may become a reality sooner than expected — though it’s not Musk who is overseeing the various Hyperloop projects currently underway.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/03/hyperloop-one-pod-reaches-almost-200-mph-in-new-test.html

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Syfy teases Superman prequel series with 'Krypton' teaser trailer at Comic-Con

during the first day of San Diego Comic-Con, Syfy released a new Krypton teaser trailer to promote its upcoming Superman prequel series set in the years before the Man of Steel’s planet was destroyed.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/21/syfy-teases-superman-prequel-series-with-krypton-teaser-trailer-at-comic-con.html

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Watch out, Nest — a new smart thermostat called Glas is coming for you

Microsoft just debuted its very own smart thermostat (the first that it’s created), and of course, it can be controlled via voice with Microsoft’s virtual assistant Cortana. No word yet on pricing or availability.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/20/watch-out-nest-new-smart-thermostat-called-glas-is-coming-for.html

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The British Museum publishes the first 3D scan of the Rosetta Stone online

The British Museum in London has published the first 3D scan of the Rosetta Stone online at Sketchfab, where its hieroglyphics are accompanied by the websites new sound support feature.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/20/british-museum-publishes-first-3d-scan-rosetta-stone-online.html

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