Microsoft Employee Installs Chrome Mid-Demo After Edge Keeps Crashing

It’s the ultimate horror story: You’re trying to do a presentation in front of a group of people, while using *Microsoft Edge.*

The post Microsoft Employee Installs Chrome Mid-Demo After Edge Keeps Crashing appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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Twitter tests expanding character limit to 280, up from 140

Twitter announced that it would be testing a new feature “with a small group” that would let them send tweets of up to 280 characters, double the current amount.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/26/twitter-tests-expanding-character-limit-to-280-up-from-140.html

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Tech Leaders Urge UN to Ban AI-Based Lethal Weapons


A group of the world’s top technology leaders have published an open letter urging the UN to ban the use of artificial intelligence in weapons systems, amid growing concerns that autonomous killer robots could wind up taking control. The group of 116 companies, most of which specialize in robotics or AI, argued that its growing use could revolutionize modern warfare in irreversible ways and pose a danger to nation states. “Lethal autonomous weapons threaten to become the third revolution in warfare,” the letter states.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84756.html?rss=1

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Facebook shut down conservative-leaning employee chat room, report says

Facebook reportedly shut down an online group created as an outlet for employees to speak anonymously last year after discussion about the 2016 election turned heated and alarmed company management, according to Business Insider.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/16/facebook-shut-down-conservative-leaning-employee-chat-room-report-says.html

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President Donald Trump sued for blocking Twitter users

President Donald Trump has been sued by a free-speech group, which claims his practice of blocking Twitter users violates the First Amendment.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/12/president-donald-trump-sued-for-blocking-twitter-users.html

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Huge seal battles octopus in incredible fight to the death

A kayaking guide and a group of tourists witnessed an incredible life-and-death fight between a massive fur seal and a massive octopus in New Zealand this week.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/22/huge-seal-battles-octopus-in-incredible-fight-to-death.html

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3D-printed 'eyes' could help blind children's faces grow naturally

Scientists and engineers are 3D printing all types of objects these days, including eyes: A group of eye specialists and eye-care providers from the Netherlands has used 3D-printing technology to create artificial eye structures, called conformers, in a small study of five children.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/17/3d-printed-eyes-could-help-blind-childrens-faces-grow-naturally.html

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Japan has plans to drill through the earth's crust and reach the mantle

Scientists at the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) are planning to be the first group in history to successfully drill down into Earth’s mantle. Here is what they are proposing.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/11/japan-has-plans-to-drill-through-earths-crust-and-reach-mantle.html

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Apple denied the massive iCloud hack (but you should still change your password)

A hacker group claiming to have access to hundreds of millions of iCloud accounts threatened to remotely wipe iPhones associated to these accounts unless Apple pays a ransom amounting to up to $100,000 in cryptocurrency or iTunes gift cards.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/23/apple-denied-massive-icloud-hack-but-should-still-change-your-password.html

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Police in Sweden probe rape reportedly aired on Facebook

Three men have been arrested in Sweden on suspicion of participating in a group rape that was streamed live on a closed Facebook group, Swedish authorities said Tuesday.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/01/24/police-in-sweden-probe-rape-reportedly-aired-on-facebook.html

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Airbus intends to test flying car before the end of the year, CEO says

Airbus Group, the world’s second largest aircraft manufacturer is serious about flying cars and will test a prototype in 2017, says its CEO. The urban air mobility division is studying concepts for flying carshare services.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/01/17/airbus-intends-to-test-flying-car-before-end-year-ceo-says.html

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Apple responds to claims that multiple older iPhones have gone up in flames

A Chinese consumer group that’s “loosely” affiliated with the government said it has received eight reports from iPhone 6 users who own devices that have caught fire spontaneously.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/12/07/apple-responds-to-claims-that-multiple-older-iphones-have-gone-up-in-flames.html

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Single mom faces jail for selling food on Facebook

When California single mother of six Mariza Ruelas joined the Facebook group 209 Food Spot a few years ago, she and other members would exchange recipes, meet for potlucks, and sometimes swap or sell their dishes among members.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/11/07/single-mom-faces-jail-for-selling-food-on-facebook.html

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