Chicago Apple store's snow, ice hazards call for 'fine-tuning'

Looks like Apple has gotten caught with its California roots showing. The Silicon Valley tech giant’s flagship store in Chicago, which opened in October, was designed with a range of architectural bells and whistles — except perhaps more consideration for the harsh winter realities of the Windy City.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/30/chicago-apple-stores-snow-ice-hazards-call-for-fine-tuning.html

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Man suffers fatal heart attack after catching one of the rarest creatures in 'Pokemon Go,' report says

“Pokemon Go” has gotten countless players up off of the couch and on their feet in search of the endlessly charming creatures, and it’s been hailed as a great fitness tool for that very reason.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/06/man-suffers-fatal-heart-attack-after-catching-one-rarest-creatures-in-pokemon-go-report-says.html

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S3: finally a worthy successor to the Note 10.1

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 product shot

It’s been a long wait, but Samsung has finally gotten serious about a new flagship large-format Android tablet with stylus to replace the aging Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition.

The post Samsung Galaxy Tab S3: finally a worthy successor to the Note 10.1 appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/245057-samsung-tab-s3-finally-worth-successor-note-10-1?source=computing

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A Sales Tax Holiday Can Help You Save on Back-to-School Shopping

If you haven’t gotten around to going back-to-school shopping yet, you may want to get started this weekend, especially if you live in Georgia, Missouri, or Tennessee.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/07/27/sales-tax-holiday-can-help-save-on-back-to-school-shopping.html

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Improved fingerprinting tech could catch elephant poachers

Law enforcement agencies have gotten pretty good at intercepting illegal shipments of ivory, using the confiscated tusks from poached African elephants to demonstrate they are cracking down on this illicit trade. But they have been less successful at finding the culprits behind the shipments – partly because it has been impossible to retrieve fingerprints from the ivory.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/11/06/improved-fingerprinting-technique-could-catch-elephant-poachers.html

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Federal Investment in Big Data Applications Heads for Liftoff


U.S. government agencies appear to have gotten the memo: Big data is good for you. Federal agencies’ acquisition, storage, processing and management of large chunks of information will drive the government to use big data technologies, according to a survey of federal information technology managers. Use of big data analytics to productively maximize the value of all this information will become a major goal of government agencies. To accomplish those goals, federal IT managers increasingly are seeking the support of the private sector.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/82647.html?rss=1

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Samsung Gear S2 vs. Apple Watch 

Samsung appears to have gotten its latest Watch right, based on a canvassing of a number of hands-on, first-take reviews. Should Apple be worried this time?  Probably.   

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/09/04/samsung-gear-s2-makes-stronger-case-against-apple-watch/

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Review: DJI Phantom 3 Professional iOS-connected drone with 4K ultra-HD camera

The best has gotten even better with DJI’s new Phantom 3 Professional, a drone that captures stunning, super-smooth 4K video from the skies. But it’s the new controller with Lightning cable support, as well as a revamped iOS app, that truly bring this accessory to new heights.

The original article can be found here: http://appleinsider.com.feedsportal.com/c/33975/f/616168/s/48d20d83/sc/15/l/0Lappleinsider0N0Carticles0C150C0A80C0A80Creview0Edji0Ephantom0E30Eprofessional0Eios0Econnected0Edrone0Ewith0E4k0Eultra0Ehd0Ecamera/story01.htm

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Review: DJI Phantom 3 Professional iOS-connected drone with 4K ultra-HD camera

The best has gotten even better with DJI’s new Phantom 3 Professional, a drone that captures stunning, super-smooth 4K video from the skies. But it’s the new controller with Lightning cable support, as well as a revamped iOS app, that truly bring this accessory to new heights.

The original article can be found here: http://appleinsider.com.feedsportal.com/c/33975/f/616168/s/48d20d83/sc/15/l/0Lappleinsider0N0Carticles0C150C0A80C0A80Creview0Edji0Ephantom0E30Eprofessional0Eios0Econnected0Edrone0Ewith0E4k0Eultra0Ehd0Ecamera/story01.htm

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Sleek Ad Tailoring for Online Apparel Shoppers


Consumers have gotten on board with the concept of buying apparel online. Especially in this era of free returns and nifty sizing tools, buying clothing and shoes off the Web has become mainstream. However, some advertisers have been slow to respond. While most of us have at some point been served ads displaying the pair of boots or running tights we browsed the day before, that’s about as far as most advertisers take their dynamic campaigns — and it’s costing them.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/81959.html?rss=1

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Two-thirds of Apple Pay users running into problems at checkout, survey claims

Although Apple CEO Tim Cook claimed that Apple Pay had “gotten off to the most amazing start” at a March 9 press event, about two-thirds of its users are encountering problems at retail, according to a survey published this week by Phoenix Marketing International.



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Alleged 'iPhone 6' benchmark suggests 'A8' CPU has 1GB of RAM, is clocked at 1.4GHz

A Chinese user who claims to have gotten their hands on a functioning “iPhone 6″ has posted pictures taken with the device’s camera, along with benchmarks suggesting that Apple’s next-generation “A8″ processor will boast a gigabyte of RAM and will run at a speed of 1.4 gigahertz.



The original article can be found here: http://appleinsider.com.feedsportal.com/c/33975/f/616168/s/3e49b352/sc/5/l/0Lappleinsider0N0Carticles0C140C0A90C0A90Calleged0Eiphone0E60Ebenchmark0Esuggests0Ea80Ecpu0Ehas0E1gb0Eof0Eram0Eis0Eclocked0Eat0E14ghz/story01.htm

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Dell's Latitude 12 E7240 – in and Beyond the Office


A confluence of recent events has gotten me thinking about laptops. First, IDC and Gartner released PC market surveys that suggest a significant slowing in the declines plaguing PC sales for the past few years. Then last week, due to “stronger than expected demand for business PCs,” Intel said it was raising Q2 and full-year revenue and gross margin expectations. It’s too early to tell if these developments signal longer-term PC sales stability or even an upward trend, but it’s still good news for under-the-gun PC makers.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/80686.html?rss=1

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Nvidia’s $3000 Titan-Z takes on the $1500 Radeon R9 295X2 — and gets crushed

Titan Z feature
Nvidia’s Titan Z has gotten a review, and the results aren’t pretty — not only is it beaten decisively by AMD’s R9 295X2, it’s outclassed by the GTX 780 Ti in modern gaming.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/184216-nvidias-3000-titan-z-takes-on-the-1500-radeon-r9-295×2-and-gets-crushed

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Facebook unveils anonymous log-ins for apps

Facebook and privacy have never gotten along well. But at the Facebook Developers’ Conference today, co-founder Mark Zuckerberg announced three new features for letting Facebook users protect their privacy while using apps.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2014/04/30/facebook-unveils-anonymous-log-ins-for-apps/

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Microsoft Research imbues keyboard with Kinect-like gesture controls

Kinect keyboard
Ever since Nintendo’s Wii, gesture and motion control have, more or less, gotten a bad rap. Microsoft’s Kinect didn’t help the matter, as users soon realized that it requires much less effort to press a button on a controller than it does to wildly wave your arm in the air. Microsoft Research has seemingly learned from its past, and has developed a device that aims to make gesture control require much less effort.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/181518-microsoft-research-imbues-keyboard-with-kinect-like-gesture-controls

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