iPhone X, Bitcoin, WannaCry and more: Biggest tech stories of 2017

As in previous years, 2017 was a huge year across the technology landscape. New products were announced, backlash against the tech sector became more pronounced than it has been in years and concerns about how technology is being used for nefarious reasons popped up seemingly daily.

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Missing plane: US firm in talks to use its tech to help find MH370

Malaysia Airlines’ Flight MH370 went missing in 2014. Despite a huge search effort, the passenger plane has never been found, but now a U.S. firm is hoping to use its underwater technology in a renewed bid to locate the aircraft.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/23/missing-plane-us-firm-in-talks-to-use-its-tech-to-help-find-mh370.html

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Dubai's 'space simulation city' aims to pave the way for life on Mars

Dubai in the UAE is planning to build a huge “space simulation city” in the desert so scientists can develop life-supporting systems on Mars. Last year the UAE said it wanted to build a city on the red planet within 100 years.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/02/dubais-space-simulation-city-aims-to-pave-way-for-life-on-mars.html

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IT Convergence Trend Alters Approach to Federal Market


Federal agencies have begun using an emerging IT tool to manage the huge amount of data the U.S. government generates and stores. Federal IT managers recently have embraced the concept of convergence, which has been gaining traction in the private sector. Agencies also have indicated that the approach may be useful for other federal IT applications. Spurred by several rounds of IT reform directives from the U.S. Congress and the White House Office of Management and Budget, agencies have begun seeking innovative methods to improve data storage.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84807.html?rss=1

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Samsung Poised to Overtake Intel as World’s Largest Semiconductor Manufacturer

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Samsung is expected to surpass Intel in terms of quarterly revenue, thanks in part to huge upticks in demand for memory, but much more has led us to this moment.

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Self-Driving Cars, AI Are Driving New Chip Designs

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At Computex this year, PCs shared top billing with a huge range of IoT products. Smartphones, which have dominated the show in other years, were much less emphasized.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/251006-self-driving-cars-artificial-intelligence-driving-new-chip-designs-smartphone-market-matures?source=Computing

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Nasa Solar Probe Plus mission will help predict solar storms

NASA will send a probe to “touch the sun” to help prepare for a “huge solar event” that could wreak havoc on Earth.The space agency today announced the “extraordinary and historic mission exploring arguably the last and most important region of the solar system.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/31/nasa-solar-probe-plus-mission-will-help-predict-solar-storms.html

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AMD Suffers its Worst Stock Drop in Over a Decade, Despite Revenue Gains

AMD just posted huge quarterly gains, particularly relative to its performance a year ago — so why did investors hammer its stock with the worst drop in over a decade? We explore the particulars.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/248723-amd-suffers-worst-stock-drop-decade-investors-punish-company?source=Computing

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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.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/21/lost-city-discovery-kansas-site-sheds-new-light-on-native-american-history.html

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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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Microsoft’s new Project Scorpio Xbox could blow the PS4 Pro out of the water, challenge high-end PCs

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Microsoft’s Project Scorpio isn’t just a huge leap ahead for the Xbox One. Microsoft is showing game demos that could put its newest console on par with some high-end PCs, for a fraction of the price.

The post Microsoft’s new Project Scorpio Xbox could blow the PS4 Pro out of the water, challenge high-end PCs appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/247266-microsofts-new-project-scorpio-xbox-blow-ps4-water-challenge-high-end-pcs?source=Computing

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Boy donates gaming console to Wisconsin police department after string of shootings

A seven-year-old boy in Wausau has a pretty huge heart. He gave up his most prized possession in an effort to help officers cope with the loss of one of their own.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/28/boy-donates-gaming-console-to-wisconsin-police-department-after-string-shootings.html

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Military personnel data leaked in Dun & Bradstreet database

The huge leak of a Dun & Bradstreet database containing the details of almost 33.7 million people includes over 100,000 military personnel according to the security researcher who reported the leak.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/16/military-personnel-data-leaked-in-dun-bradstreet-database.html

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Stolen Apple IDs can hold your iPhone hostage

There is a huge, thriving underground economy involved in the theft, sale, manufacture and abuse of Apple IDs, Palo Alto Networks researcher Claud Xiao told the BSides SF hacker conference in San Francisco.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/02/14/stolen-apple-ids-can-hold-your-iphone-hostage.html

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Evernote Toes the Privacy Line


Caught off guard by a huge backlash, Evernote recently abandoned its plan to let staffers read customer notes under certain circumstances. The plan, which was scheduled to go into effect in January, would have allowed staffers to review private customer notes as a means of assessing the accuracy of its new machine learning technology. The company made a mistake in judgment and failed to provide the type of transparent decision making that would make customers feel like they could trust the process, Evernote CEO Chris O’Neil acknowledged.

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Intel announces major AI push with upcoming Knights Mill Xeon Phi, custom silicon

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Intel is making a huge push into AI and deep learning with its upcoming Knights Mill — but the revamped Xeon Phi isn’t the only major product coming in the next few years. Intel wants AI processing capabilities baked into its cores (at least the high-end ones) at multiple levels.

The post Intel announces major AI push with upcoming Knights Mill Xeon Phi, custom silicon appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/239768-intel-announces-major-new-ai-push-upcoming-knights-mill-xeon-phi-custom-silicon?source=Computing

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