Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 636 Chip with 40 Percent Speed Boost

Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC

The Snapdragon 636 will be one of the first budget SoCs from Qualcomm to have the Kryo CPU cores built-in.

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'Bigfoot' reportedly sighted in Northern California, pictures go viral

The legendary Bigfoot and others like it have reportedly been spotted near a Northern California lake, according to a paranormal investigator.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/17/bigfoot-reportedly-sighted-in-northern-california-pictures-go-viral.html

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Retailers Slowly Embracing In-Store Tech Tools


Most retailers don’t have the in-store technology to view customer information across various touchpoints, suggests a new study from Kibo. Fifty-eight percent of retailers who participated in the study, released last Thursday, acknowledged they did not have that capability. The study was based on questions posed to 115 retail executives during the Future Stores 2017 conference. “Retailers must have a complete picture of all consumer activities, regardless of buying channel,” said Kibo CMO Tushar Patel.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84884.html?rss=1

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Microsoft’s Latest App Update Drives Negative Reviews in Windows Store

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You know people have to be upset when they’re going to the trouble of leaving reviews in the Microsoft Store.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/257383-microsofts-latest-app-update-drives-negative-reviews-windows-store?source=Computing

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Scientists develop shape-shifting 'skin' that would give robots the ultimate camouflage

Humans might think that we have a pretty good handle on camouflage, but in the grand scheme of things we’re really just amateurs.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/13/scientists-develop-shape-shifting-skin-that-would-give-robots-ultimate-camouflage.html

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Genetically optimized corn is more nutritious, could revolutionize agriculture

Scientists at Rutgers University and Chinas Sichuan Academy of Agricultural Sciences have come up with a way to improve the nutritional value of corn using smart gene-editing technology.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/12/genetically-optimized-corn-is-more-nutritious-could-revolutionize-agriculture.html

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AUSA 2017: Stealthy Chevy trucks for soldiers?

The US Army and General Motors have teamed up to explore a new method of power for Army vehicles that could deliver near silent operation and hard-to-detect heat signatures.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/10/ausa-2017-stealthy-chevy-trucks-for-soldiers.html

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Small Companies Often in the Dark About Cyberattacks


Nearly 60 percent of small businesses have been the victims of a cyberattack over the past year, but the vast majority didn’t realize that they had been attacked, according to Nationwide’s third annual survey of 1,069 businesses with fewer than 299 employees. Initially, only 13 percent of the participating companies said they had been victims of a cyberattack. However, after they were shown a list of cyberattack types — ranging from phishing scams to trojan horses to ransomware — that figure shot up to 58 percent.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84865.html?rss=1

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Lawyer takes on Google, Facebook, Twitter over terror videos

Keith Altman claims that Google, Facebook and Twitter have allowed their social media platforms to be used to recruit jihadists and that these companies have even profited from advertisements on terrorist propaganda.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/06/lawyer-takes-on-google-facebook-twitter-over-terror-videos.html

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New type of microscope can peer into the brain of a living, moving creature

Researchers have developed a new microscope that can observe the brain activities in a zebrafish without affecting its behavior. The results could shed more light on how our own brains function.

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'Destiny 2' review: More concepts, same design

Bungie seemed to have took what they learned from “Destiny” and applied it to “Destiny 2.” Everything runs smoothly, the leveling process is reduced and discovering new weapons and armor is exciting. At least for a little while.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/28/destiny-2-review-more-concepts-same-design.html

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What Twitter's 280-character limit could mean for President Trump and US politics

Twitter’s decision to test a new feature doubling the length of tweets to 280 characters could have a big impact on President Trump and U.S. politics if it is eventually rolled out to all users.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/27/what-twitters-280-character-limit-could-mean-for-president-trump-and-us-politics.html

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Spy satellites, drones, help experts discover lost city in Iraq founded after Alexander the Great

Archaeologists have harnessed spy satellite imagery and drones to help identify the site of an ancient lost city in Northern Iraq.

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Apple's iPhone 8: Here's how much it really costs to build

Following Apple’s latest event announcing new iPhones and other products, some have bemoaned the high-cost of the products. A breakdown of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus detail just how much it costs Apple to build the devices.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/26/apples-iphone-8-heres-how-much-it-really-costs-to-build.html

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Microsoft, Facebook Run Fastest-Ever Cable Underneath the Atlantic

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Microsoft, Facebook, and Telxius have completed the fastest undersea cable in the world years ahead of schedule. It’s fast, it’s long, and Microsoft says it’s as heavy as a bunch of whales. Also, we evidently measure things in whales now.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/256394-microsoft-facebook-160-terabits-per-second-cable-atlantic?source=Computing

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Using tech to get a good night's rest

Most of us know about circadian rhythms and the sleep cycle. We have a basic idea of REM. We know it’s best not to wake up during a deep sleep. But all of this used to be academic. It wasn’t like you could watch yourself sleep. Alarm clocks were set for a certain time, and that time had nothing to do with how deeply you were snoozing.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/23/using-tech-to-get-good-nights-rest.html

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Amazon's Alexa May Get Into Your Head


Developers at Amazon’s secret Lab 126 reportedly have been working on audio-only smart glass technology that would allow users to communicate with its virtual assistant Alexa. The smart glasses would connect wirelessly to users’ smartphones and transfer communications through a bone-conduction audio system that would negate the need for headphones. Amazon plans to release the device before the end of the year. In addition to the eyeglasses, Amazon is working on a Web-based home security camera that would connect with its Echo smart speakers.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84830.html?rss=1

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