US Navy to use Xbox controllers on highly sophisticated submarines

Virginia-class submarines, equipped with some of the U.S. Navy’s most highly advanced and sophisticated technology, will soon be using Xbox 360 controllers to operate the periscope.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/20/us-navy-to-use-xbox-controllers-on-highly-sophisticated-submarines.html

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Why scientists are fired up about futuristic space lasers

WASHINGTON — Pew, pew, pew! Epic laser battles with highly concentrated beams of deadly light punching through starship hulls, slicing off limbs — or instantly vaporizing spacecraft, bodies and even planets — have been a much-loved and time-honored tradition in science fiction for many decades.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/27/why-scientists-are-fired-up-about-futuristic-space-lasers.html

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WannaCry attacks likely linked to North Korea, experts say

It is “highly likely” that the WannaCry cybersecurity attack that infected more than 300,000 computers across the world this month was the handiwork of a hacking group linked to North Korea, Symantec Corp, the Silicon Valley-based cybersecurity firm, wrote in a blog post on Monday.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/23/wannacry-attacks-likely-linked-to-north-korea-experts-say.html

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AMD’s New Epyc Server Brand to Take on Deep Learning

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AMD’s new Epyc server CPUs aim to restore lost market share in the highly lucrative data center business. Epyc CPUs are specifically designed to drive multiple GPUs from a single socket to facilitate deep learning workloads.

The post AMD’s New Epyc Server Brand to Take on Deep Learning appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/249428-amd-announces-new-epyc-server-brand-data-center-focus?source=Computing

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NSA-Derived Ransomware Is So Serious, Microsoft Is Patching Old Windows Versions

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The WannaCrypt ransomware that struck on Friday is so risky, Microsoft has taken the highly unusual step of pushing security updates for operating systems well outside its support window. Unless you feel like paying out a hefty chunk of Bitcoin ransom, we recommend updating your OS, now.

The post NSA-Derived Ransomware Is So Serious, Microsoft Is Patching Old Windows Versions appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/249310-nsa-derived-ransomware-attacks-serious-microsoft-patching-old-windows-versions-stop?source=Computing

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Twitch Aims to Get Ahead of Steam


Twitch, the Amazon-owned live-streaming video platform, on Tuesday launched its highly anticipated online game store. It includes goodie bags and other incentives, both for gamers who take the plunge and streamers who provide the content. Twitch earlier this year announced that it would be selling games and in-game content directly through the online store, competing directly with major gaming sites like Steam. Twitch is starting out with about 50 titles, including Ubisoft’s For Honor and Tom Clancy’s Ghost Room: Wildlands.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84438.html?rss=1

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Tech Leaders, Trump Team Search for Common Ground


There appears to be some optimism in the air following Wednesday’s highly anticipated sit-down between the Trump transition team and more than a dozen top Silicon Valley executives at Trump Tower. Outsourcing and domestic hiring policies were contentious issues during the often volatile presidential campaign. The Trump transition team and executives who attended the summit suggested that the two sides found common ground on a number of issues that could spur economic growth and get the industry to ramp up production and hiring within the U.S.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84178.html?rss=1

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UK may start using eagles to take down drones flying contraband into prisons

The British government says it’s examining the possibility of using highly trained eagles to intercept drones caught taking contraband into prisons. Police in the Netherlands have already started using the birds for similar work.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/11/02/uk-may-start-using-eagles-to-take-down-drones-flying-contraband-into-prisons.html

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Former Apple engineer can't get a job at the Genius Bar

Questions are being asked of Apple’s hiring practices after a highly respected former engineer at the tech giant was turned down for a job at Apple’s Genius Bar.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/09/06/former-apple-engineer-cant-get-job-at-genius-bar.html

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ARM guns for high-performance computing with its new vector instruction set

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ARM has unveiled a new, highly flexible type of vector processing instruction that it plans to debut in HPC markets and businesses.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/234216-arm-guns-for-high-performance-computing-with-its-new-vector-instruction-set

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Apple Car: It's about the experience

Article Image As part of its highly speculative look at “Apple Car,” Motor Trend invited AppleInsider to take part in a roundtable discussion to critique a collaborative concept design worked up in partnership with the ArtCenter College of Design.

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Apple supplies 7th beta of OS X 10.11.4 with support for Live Photos in Messages

Article Image With less than a week to go before Apple’s highly anticipated media presentation, Apple has provided developers and public testers with the seventh pre-release beta of OS X 10.11.4, a forthcoming update to El Capitan that will bring new features including encrypted Notes and support for Live Photos.

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After citing $53M in personal debt, Kanye West begs fans to subscribe to Tidal

Article Image The highly anticipated new album from Kanye West has launched exclusively on streaming service Tidal, and the outspoken rapper took to Twitter to ask fans to subscribe, while also disclosing his apparent financial woes.

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Adele might skip '25' release on Spotify in favor of Apple Music, other paid services

Article Image Less than two weeks before Adele’s highly anticipated album “25” is set to drop, the artist’s camp is at odds with Spotify over limiting playback to paying subscribers, meaning the streaming music firm might see another huge release slip through its hands to land on subscription services like Apple Music.

The original article can be found here: http://appleinsider.com.feedsportal.com/c/33975/f/616168/s/4b67b35d/sc/28/l/0Lappleinsider0N0Carticles0C150C110C110Cadele0Emight0Eskip0E250Erelease0Eon0Espotify0Ein0Efavor0Eof0Eapple0Emusic0Eother0Epaid0Eservices/story01.htm

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Rumor: Unlikely 'iPhone 6s Plus' retail packaging revealed in photo

A highly suspect photo out of East Asia on Thursday purportedly offers a first look at retail packaging for the next-generation “iPhone 6s Plus,” though a closer inspection of its contents reveals a number of design choices inconsistent with Apple’s usual aesthetic.

The original article can be found here: http://appleinsider.com.feedsportal.com/c/33975/f/616168/s/49551c11/sc/15/l/0Lappleinsider0N0Carticles0C150C0A80C270Crumor0Eunlikely0Eiphone0E6s0Eplus0Eretail0Epackaging0Erevealed0Ein0Ephoto/story01.htm

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