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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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iPhone 8 production is on schedule, but you still won't be able to get one at launch

iPhone fans, now’s a good time to start typing up a letter to Santa if you’re planning to buy the iPhone 8 this year, because there’s one more report that says your best chance of getting one is by Christmas rather than at launch.

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United Nations summit seeks to save humanity with artificial intelligence

The AI for Good Global Summit brings together scientists, ethicists, industry leaders, and policymakers for three days in Geneva to discuss how this emerging technology can be used to benefit humanity.

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Best Online Backup Solutions

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Local backups are a good place to start, but if you’re not storing your files offsite as well, they’re not really safe. Theft, house fires, and natural disasters could happen at any moment, so adding in an online backup to your routine is the best way to protect your valuable information.

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New report details one of the iPhone 8's most hotly anticipated features

With good reason, the most anticipated feature the iPhone 8 will bring to the table is a radical new redesign featuring an edge to edge OLED display.

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Microsoft’s $999 Surface Laptop Is a Blatant Windows 10 Store Push

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Microsoft’s previous hardware efforts have always made good sense if you were in a niche whose needs they were designed to meet. The new Surface Laptop takes everything good about previous Surface products and flushes it.

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