Amazon Deploys Army of Echoes Against Oncoming Threats


Amazon has unveiled five new Echo products that raise the bar in the automated home market. Among other things, Amazon has improved the sound quality in its second-gen Echo speaker to compete with several new competitors in the high-end audio segment. The new Echo has a new speaker architecture, a dedicated tweeter, Dolby sound processing, and a 2.5 inch down-firing woofer. The new smart speaker uses Amazon’s second generation far-field technology, which offers improved wake word-processing, better beam-forming and enhanced noise cancellation.

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It’s been five years since NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover landed on the red planet on August 6, 2012. The rover survived the much-publicized “seven minutes of terror” and safely landed near Mount Sharp. The rover accomplished its main goal in less than a year, collecting a rock sample that shows ancient Mars could supported living microbes.

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iPhone 8's five best (and most likely) features

Here are five of the hottest expected features for what’s generally referred to as the “iPhone 8” or “10th Anniversary iPhone” or, more recently, the “iPhone Pro.”

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Samsung Wants to Triple Its Foundry Market Share in Just 5 Years

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Samsung has an ambitious plan to triple its server market share in just five years, but can the company pull it off?

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Sega will let you play Sonic the Hedgehog and other games for free

Sega launches five games on mobile: Sonic the Hedgehog, Altered Beast, Phantasy Star II, Kid Chameleon, and Comix Zone. Best of all: they’re all free.

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Firms Eager to Try New Sales Technologies, Survey Suggests


More than 80 percent of high-growth sales organizations use five or more sales technologies, suggests a recent online survey of 400 companies. Velocify and the American Association of Indoor Sales Professionals partnered on the research and released their findings on Tuesday. The average number of sales technologies in use was 10, based on the participants’ reports. “There are hundreds of sales technologies available … due to the explosion of inside and virtual sales,” said Kameron Hobbs, director of marketing and operations at AA-ISP.

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AMD’s Ryzen 5 1500X and 1600X reviewed: Taking the fight against Intel to the midrange market

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Five weeks ago, AMD blew a hole in Intel’s high-end desktop pricing with the launch of Ryzen 7. Today, Ryzen 5 is hoping to do the same thing to Intel’s Core i5 / i7 market.

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California high school makes $24 million from Snapchat IPO

A California high school’s $15,000 investment in Snap five years ago is now worth $24 million following the company’s IPO this week, with many millions more to come.

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MacBook Pro saves man's life in Ft. Lauderdale shooting

Five people were killed and eight were injured in Friday’s shooting at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. One man says that a MacBook Pro in his backpack saved his life.

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New leaked benchmarks show AMD’s Ryzen going toe-to-toe with Intel’s Core i7

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AMD’s Ryzen / Zen core is looking good in leaked benchmarks. For the first time in five years, an AMD-built CPU looks to be capable of competing against its Intel counterpart, even if Chipzilla maintains an overall advantage.

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Tim Cook Devotes a Lot of Words to Saying Very Little


Tim Cook talked about his five years at the helm of Apple in a wide-ranging interview published Saturday. Apple fans looking for juicy morsels about new products won’t find them in the Q & A, however. Among other things, Cook discounted the bleak claims of those analysts who maintain the smartphone market is in decline — and Apple’s fortunes with it. The smartphone product category’s best days are still ahead, he suggested. Cook’s view isn’t just wishful thinking, according to Tim Bajarin, president of Creative Strategies.

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Changes in Federal IT Spending Require Nimble Contracting


Federal agencies will continue to spend heavily on IT over the next five years, but the pace and direction of spending will be complicated by shifting priorities, congressional constraints and a presidential election. The bottom line is that the overall rate of IT spending will be above $98 billion each year for next six federal fiscal years, according to a forecast Deltek released last month during the company’s Federal MarketView Forecast conference. The funding level applies to what Deltek calls the “addressable” IT contract market.

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Be prepared for anything with these 5 survival tools

Here are five things that will integrate into regular business attire seamlessly – and will give you military-grade survival tools so that you can be equipped if a crisis hits.

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