The Eyes Have it: Microsoft Is Building Eye Control Into Windows 10

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Microsoft is adding eye tracking to Windows 10 to improve accessibility options for Parkinsons’ patients, the partially or fully paralyzed, and sufferers of ALS, among others.

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Robots are a match for Japan's best volleyball players

Japan has turned to a team of robotic players to help its best volleyball players improve elements of their game. The automatic blockers mimic the actions of real players, helping the human players to hone their skills.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/14/robots-are-match-for-japans-best-volleyball-players.html

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Disney theme parks could harness foot recognition technology

Disney has received a patent for foot recognition technology that could be used to improve the guest experience at the entertainment giant’s theme parks.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/08/01/disney-theme-parks-could-harness-foot-recognition-technology.html

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FCC's Internet Privacy Proposal Sparks Congressional Action


With breaches of consumer data occurring all too frequently, who could be against proposals to improve privacy on the Internet? Well, a broad swath of the e-commerce sector, ranging from CTIA-The Wireless Association to USTelecom and the National Retail Federation, is strongly opposed to a recent proposal from the Federal Communications Commission to regulate privacy. These groups aren’t against privacy protection, per se — they just don’t like the FCC approach.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83661.html?rss=1

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Apple Music for Android update introduces home screen widget

Article Image In continued efforts to improve its flagship Android app, Apple pushed out an update to Apple Music on Thursday that, among other improvements, builds in a home screen widget for playback control.

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Toyota developing wearable device to help blind and visually impaired people

Toyota is developing innovative technology to improve mobility and independence for blind and visually impaired people.

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Microsoft Bolsters Cloud Security


Microsoft has announced measures to improve security management and transparency for Azure cloud services and Office 365. The features, which come from technology Microsoft acquired when it purchased Adallom, will bolster security in cloud apps such as Office 365, Box, Salesforce, ServiceNow and Ariba. A security app for Office 365 called “Microsoft Cloud App Security” will provide security management and reporting features that will give customers better visibility, control and security for data hosted in cloud apps, the company said.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83171.html?rss=1

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Twitter Puts Some Eggs in Customer Service Basket


Twitter last week announced two tools designed to help businesses improve their customer service capabilities. One product would allow users to move from sending companies tweets to using Direct Messages, according to product manager Ian Cairns. Companies will be able to embed on their sites a Direct Messages link. The link would display a call-to-action button that would let customers directly send information they may not want to share publicly. Hyatt and Kaiser Permanente have begun to implement the technology.

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NIST Risk-Assessment Framework Shapes Federal Cybersecurity Strategy


The U.S. government is under pressure to improve cybersecurity and is meeting that challenge with a commitment to substantially enhance spending for protecting IT systems. The Obama administration projected that the federal budget for cybersecurity spending in fiscal 2016 would be about $14 billion — an increase of $1.4 billion from 2015. That funding level represents strong support not only to safeguard agency operations, but also to protect millions of citizens whose personal data resides on federal IT systems.

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Latest Windows 10 update erases Word customizations, can break Edge, Outlook, File Explorer

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Microsoft’s latest cumulative update for Windows 10 was supposed to improve wireless connectivity, but it introduced some substantial bugs as well.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/219908-latest-windows-10-update-erases-word-customizations-can-break-edge-outlook-file-explorer

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VTech Hires Mandiant to Shore Up Security for Kids


VTech on Thursday revealed it has hired FireEye’s Mandiant to help improve security after reaction from parents around the world over news that its servers were hacked. It also is cooperating with law enforcement agencies worldwide to investigate the incident and has temporarily shut down several websites, its Learning Lodge app store, and its Kids Connect service. Mandiant will lead the forensic investigation into the breach.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/82833.html?rss=1

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Apple supplier Pegatron accused of excessive overtime, low wages & unsafe conditions at Shanghai factory

Article Image Despite pledges by Apple to improve labor conditions at its suppliers, a Pegatron factory in Shanghai is still paying low wages, allowing excessive amounts of overtime, and housing workers in poor conditions, according to China Labor Watch.

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Apple Music team working on fixes, improvements through end of 2015, says iTunes VP

Apple still has “a bit of homework to be done” throughout the rest of 2015 to improve Apple Music, including fixing problems with the service’s interface and handling of local iTunes libraries, an iTunes International VP said on Thursday.

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Leak reveals Parallels Desktop 11 will support Windows 10's Cortana across OS X

The next version of Parallels’ Desktop for Mac virtualization software will improve its Windows 10 support, enabling Cortana voice commands at any time — as long as Windows is still running in the background, according to a leaked product page.

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