Amazon sold 'tens of millions' of Alexa devices this holiday season

Amazon has shown off some stats for the holiday season, and as usual it hasn’t held back with the superlatives. Among the data we learn that one of its smart speakers was its biggest seller this holiday season.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/27/amazon-sold-tens-millions-alexa-devices-this-holiday-season.html

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A Farewell to AIM: AOL Instant Messenger Shutting Down in December

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After 20 years of operation, AOL Instant Messenger (AIM), is finally shutting down. While it hasn’t been popular in years, the service once dominated instant messaging and shaped the clients and products that would follow.

The post A Farewell to AIM: AOL Instant Messenger Shutting Down in December appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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iPhone 8 may be slower than the Samsung Galaxy S8

The iPhone 8 hasn’t been announced yet, but CNET is reporting that there’s already a possibility that it will have slower wireless speeds than Samsung’s Galaxy S8 .

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Evidence suggests Apple is working on the biggest mobile game-changer since the original iPhone

Apple hasn’t yet managed to keep up with iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus demand, suggesting that the company’s new iPhones are a hit.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/11/08/evidence-suggests-apple-is-working-on-biggest-mobile-game-changer-since-original-iphone.html

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DARPA may borrow blockchain tech from Bitcoin to secure military networks

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Bitcoin hasn’t changed the world, but the blockchain technology behind it might make the world safer.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/237461-darpa-may-borrow-blockchain-tech-from-bitcoin-to-secure-military-networks?source=Computing

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Shades of Superfish: Lenovo begs users to uninstall its own software due to massive security flaws

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Fifteen months after Superfish, Lenovo still hasn’t learned its lesson. The company’s latest hardware is still shipping with critical security flaws, and the company is still trying to protect itself by claiming it only affects its consumer product lines, not business or enterprise.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/229788-shades-of-superfish-lenovo-begs-users-to-uninstall-its-own-crapware-due-to-massive-security-flaws

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Apple's new iPhone SE lags siblings in sales as 9.7" iPad Pro performs well, analytics data says

Article Image The newest, littlest iPhone hasn’t captured the imagination of smartphone buyers just yet, new launch data indicates, while the 9.7-inch iPad Pro has seen steady adoption following last week’s debut.

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iPhone SE preorders top 3.4M in China, gold & rose gold most popular – report

Article Image Though Apple hasn’t announced any official sales figures, preorders for the iPhone SE are said to have exceeded 3.4 million so far in China alone, according to data from local retailers.

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2016 is turning out to be an amazing year for augmented reality

AR demos are always awesome, but the jury is still out on how well gesture-based interfaces, like the one in this Hololens ad, will work in all-day applications
Augmented reality hasn’t been nearly as hyped as VR, but there is plenty going on in the field that is worth paying attention to.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/224618-2016-is-turning-out-to-be-an-amazing-year-for-augmented-reality

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Intel may tap RealSense to chase Microsoft and Magic Leap in augmented reality

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Intel has bet heavily on its RealSense platform for adding a third dimension to imaging, but hasn’t achieved much success. Its next move might be to try and leapfrog its competitors in augmented reality.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/224116-intel-may-tap-realsense-to-chase-microsoft-and-magic-leap-in-augmented-reality

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Report: Cybersecurity Pact Fails to Deter Chinese Hackers


The cybersecurity pact the United States and China agreed to last month hasn’t stopped Chinese hackers from continuing their efforts to steal intellectual property from U.S. companies, CrowdStrike said Monday. “Over the last three weeks, CrowdStrike Falcon platform has detected and prevented a number of intrusions into our customers’ systems from actors we have affiliated with the Chinese government,” said Dmitri Alperovitch, CTO at CrowdStrike. Seven of the companies attacked are in the technology or pharmaceuticals sectors.

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Apple's iPhone 6s lineup quietly uses new gasket, silicone seals to greatly reduce water damage

Article Image Though Apple hasn’t advertised improved water damage protection for its new iPhone 6s series, the company has silently added a new perimeter gasket around the 3D Touch Retina display, as well as new silicone seals to cable connectors, that greatly enhance the device’s ability to keep liquids out.

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Vogue snaps 12MP images, 4K video at New York Fashion Week using Apple's new iPhone 6S Plus

Apple’s latest iPhone 6s family hasn’t yet reached the public, but Vogue landed an early access model in time to capture New York Fashion Week.

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Latest guesstimate pegs Apple Watch at 3.6M units shipped last quarter

Though Apple still hasn’t announced sales of its wrist-worn Apple Watch, that hasn’t stopped yet another research firm from throwing their hat into the ring, estimating that Apple debuted at second place in the wearable device market behind Fitbit.

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