What the Hell Happened to the Steam Hardware Survey?

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The Steam Hardware Survey used to be a pretty good (if always imperfect) guide to what gamers were buying and using. Now it’s reporting radically different information with no explanation whatsoever.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/258913-what-the-hell-happened-to-the-steam-hardware-survey?source=computing

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Police in Israel arrest Palestinian over mistranslated 'good morning' Facebook post

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Salesforce's IoT Strategy


Salesforce is a large and well-disciplined development company. It’s pretty good at marketing too. It continues to innovate in all product areas, from core platform to applications, and the one criticism I’d make is that it’s information overload at times. Lately Salesforce has made a big deal of adding its AI product, Einstein, to every application area to provide insights and stack rank options. Given that this is Einstein’s first year, it’s not surprising that the foundational layer looks similar across all of Salesforce’s disciplines.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84885.html?rss=1

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Scientists develop shape-shifting 'skin' that would give robots the ultimate camouflage

Humans might think that we have a pretty good handle on camouflage, but in the grand scheme of things we’re really just amateurs.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/13/scientists-develop-shape-shifting-skin-that-would-give-robots-ultimate-camouflage.html

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SpaceX is getting really good at launching and landing recycled rockets

SpaceX is getting really good at launching and landing used rockets, achieving the feat for the third time this year on Wednesday. CEO Elon Musk said he wants to cut the turnaround time for reflights from months to just 24 hours.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/12/spacex-is-getting-really-good-at-launching-and-landing-recycled-rockets.html

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NVMe RAID Support Now Available on AMD Threadripper

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AMD has made good on its promise to add NVMe RAID support to X399 chipsets and Threadripper CPUs.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/256861-nvme-raid-support-now-available-amd-threadripper?source=Computing

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Finally Oracle


Oracle showed some very good numbers in its latest earnings announcement. As it begins its second year of aggressive cloud promotion, the company overall is showing significant year-over-year improvements, thanks to its turn to cloud infrastructure, applications and platforms. Yet when read right, the numbers announce the end of the beginning of the end as much as they announce the end of the beginning. Oracle is the last major software vendor to adopt the cloud as its primary medium, and there’s no doubt about its direction.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84825.html?rss=1

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Apple's iPhone 8 release is coming later than expected

The good news is that we only have to wait a few more days before Apple introduces the iPhone 8, a device that will arguably introduce more new features than any other iPhone release in history.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/08/apples-iphone-8-release-is-coming-later-than-expected.html

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Writing an algorithm to solve this chess problem could net you a cool $1 million

Have a good mind for computational chess problem-solving? Want to earn $1 million? Then the University of St. Andrews and Clay Mathematics Institute sure have the competition for you.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/01/writing-algorithm-to-solve-this-chess-problem-could-net-cool-1-million.html

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Survey: In-App Customer Support Is a Winner


Consumers want mobile apps with good in-app customer support, suggest results of a survey Helpshift released last week. Radius Global Market Research conducted the online poll of adults in the United States this spring. Among the survey’s findings: Eighty-nine percent of respondents said they would recommend an app if a customer support agent proactively contacted them while they were experiencing problems. On the flip side, 47 percent of respondents said they would delete apps that did not provide good customer support.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84753.html?rss=1

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Consumers Gain More Power to Seek Data Breach Damages


There are no good outcomes of an electronic data system breach. At best, companies dealing with e-commerce technologies face the formidable task and the resulting cost of repairs. In addition having to fix information technology systems, companies suffering breaches may be increasingly vulnerable to legal action taken by customers whose personal data was affected. A federal appeals court decision handed down earlier this month underscores the potential legal leverage available to consumers whose electronic records are hacked.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84747.html?rss=1

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The War Room: Experiential Security Planning


Ask any security practitioner about ransomware nowadays, and chances are good you’ll get an earful. Recent outbreaks like Petya and WannaCry have left organizations around the world reeling, and statistics show that ransomware is on the rise generally. For example, 62 percent of participants surveyed for ISACA’s recent “Global State of Cybersecurity” survey experienced a ransomware attack in 2016, and 53 percent had a formal process to deal with it. While ransomware is already a big deal, it is set to become an even bigger deal down the road.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84738.html?rss=1

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Google's Pixel 2 XL will have a new feature you won't find on the iPhone 8

Google’s new Pixel phones will be released in a few months, but we already have a pretty good idea of what to expect from the next-generation of high-end Google phones.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/17/googles-pixel-2-xl-will-have-new-feature-wont-find-on-iphone-8.html

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Three great smartphone buys for the summer

Summer is a lull in new smartphone announcements but that doesn’t mean good phones vanish if you’re in the market for a new device.Here are three worth a serious look.

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Elon Musk is trying to help Australia with its big energy crisis

Elon Musk and Tesla have made good on their promise to help Australia with its energy crisis, installing the world’s largest lithium ion battery.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/07/elon-musk-is-trying-to-help-australia-with-its-big-energy-crisis.html

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Overclocker Claims Intel X299 VRM Temps are a ‘Disaster’ With Skylake-X

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According to one prominent member of the overclocking community, the VRM cooling on X299 motherboards isn’t good enough to keep the boards stable — and no overclocker should buy a board with just one 8-pin CPU power connector.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/251882-overclocker-claims-x299-vrm-temperatures-disaster-limit-skylake-x-potential?source=Computing

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Savvy Marketers Don't Ditch the Non-Digital


A good motto for modern marketing would be, “When in doubt, check the data.” Perhaps an even better one would be, “When not in doubt, check the data to see if you should be.” There’s never been a time when we’ve had such an ability to compile, collate, analyze and understand marketing data. As businesses increase their abilities to collect data, to compare and correlate it from disparate sources, and to use analytical tools that are both more powerful and easier to use, marketers find themselves in a new and potentially disorienting position.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84624.html?rss=1

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