Microsoft Word bug let hackers have access files for months

An error in Microsoft Word let hackers have access to files for month before the tech giant eventually fixed the problem — six months later.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/27/microsoft-word-bug-let-hackers-have-access-files-for-months.html

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Frozen in time: DNA may ID sailors looking for Northwest Passage in 1845

Scientists have extracted DNA from the skeletal remains of several 19th-century sailors who died during the ill-fated Franklin Expedition, whose goal was to navigate the fabled Northwest Passage.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/27/frozen-in-time-dna-may-id-sailors-looking-for-northwest-passage-in-1845.html

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Computer-generated 'brain age' estimates how much time you've got left

Researchers at Imperial College London have developed a machine learning algorithm that can look at people’s “brain age” and use this to predict their lifespan. Here’s how it works.

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Seagate Launches Drone-Friendly DJI Fly Drive

FlyDrive

Seagate and DJI have partnered to create a drone-friendly hard drive. The well-named Fly Drive bakes in a microSD slot so you don’t need to worry about carrying a reader into the field.

The post Seagate Launches Drone-Friendly DJI Fly Drive appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/248330-seagate-launches-new-drone-friendly-dji-fly-drive?source=Computing

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Drone swarms deployed in aerial dogfight test

Experts at the Georgia Tech Research Institute and the Naval Postgraduate School have deployed drone swarms in a first-of-its-kind aerial dogfight test.

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'Lost city' discovery: Kansas site sheds new light on Native American history

Archaeologists have found incredible evidence of a huge Wichita Indian town in Kansas that was once home to 20,000 people.

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Researchers fly camera drones over erupting volcanoes with spectacular results

British researchers working in Guatemala have been getting closer than ever to erupting volcanos thanks to advances in drone technology, and the attached cameras have been producing some stunning footage along the way.

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Federal Agencies Turn to Software-Defined Data Storage


Federal agencies seeking to deal with huge amounts of information have begun embracing the software-defined data center, a technology tool that has come into vogue for managing and storing data. The SDDC is an offshoot of IT virtualization that uses a software-defined architecture. Agencies have been striving to save money and improve the management and storage of data in response to government mandates. With pressure from directives adding to the consistent requirements of tight budgets, federal agencies increasingly have turned to SDDCs.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84461.html?rss=1

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The iPhone of cars? Apple enters self-driving car race

Apple will be vying against 29 other companies that already have California permits to test self-driving cars. The list includes major automakers, including Ford, General Motors, BMW, Volkswagen and Tesla, as well as one of its biggest rivals in technology, Google, whose testing of self-driving cars has been spun off into an affiliate called Waymo.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/14/iphone-cars-apple-enters-self-driving-car-race.html

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Amazon is licensing Echo microphone tech to third party device makers

Amazon’s Echo speakers have become a hit for the company and now it is licensing out the microphone technology to third-parties.

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CloudCraze EVP Andrew Witherspoon: For Successful B2B, Set Aside Expectations


“If there’s anything true about B2B service, you have to do it in the context of the customers themselves in order to be successful. That’s our philosophy,” said CloudCraze EVP Andrew Witherspoon. “What is the purpose of CRM and marketing? It’s to reach out, find and engage prospects, and to move them through a buying cycle. All those capabilities are on a CRM platform. Most other architectures can do all that on one platform, but then they’re sending you off to another platform to take an order.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84452.html?rss=1

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NASA astronaut and 2 Russian cosmonauts return to Earth

Three astronauts from the International Space Station have successfully landed in the steppes of Kazakhstan — two from Russia and one from the United States.

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US regulators accuse Google of underpaying female workers

Government investigators looking into how Google pays its employees have accused the tech giant of shortchanging women doing similar work to men.

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Scientists discover atmosphere around distant Earth-like planet

Astronomers have detected an atmosphere around the super Earth-like planet GJ 1132b, a discovery which could help pave the way to finding life outside our solar system.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/07/scientists-discover-atmosphere-around-distant-earth-like-planet.html

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Fake VPN services are popping up after GOP Congress kills privacy rules

Security surveillance unlock privacy

Interest in VPNs has skyrocketed in the past week now that ISP privacy laws have been rescinded, but be wary of what’s being offered.

The post Fake VPN services are popping up after GOP Congress kills privacy rules appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/247185-fake-vpn-services-popping-gop-congress-kills-privacy-rules?source=Computing

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Gladiator games: Experts harness tech to reveal Roman city's secrets

Archaeologists in Austria have deployed magnetometers and ground-penetrating radar to discover the concession stands and shops that supported an ancient city’s gladiator games.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/05/gladiator-games-experts-harness-tech-to-reveal-roman-citys-secrets.html

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