Dell and Apple are the big winners in second-quarter notebook sales

Apple recorded a marked increase in its notebook sales between Q1 and Q2, and is poised to do the same again in Q3 thanks to strong response to its various MacBook refreshes and upgrades.

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Sweden is testing defibrillator-equipped first responder drones

Researchers in Sweden are using a drone equipped with a defibrillator to increase survival rates after a cardiac arrest in rural areas.

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Uber Sees Gold in Autonomous Vehicle Field


Uber has announced the acquisition of startup Geometric Intelligence, a move designed to increase its presence in the autonomous vehicle technology field. Geometric CEO Gary Marcus will become the chief of Uber’s new artificial intelligence business. He will lead the newly formed Uber AI Labs, which will be dedicated to conducting research into artificial intelligence and machine learning, according to Jeff Holden, the company’s chief product officer. The new AI lab initially will be staffed with the 15 employees from Geometric Intelligence.

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AI's Moment


There recently has been an increase in the talk about bots, AI and intelligent assistants. A lot of this talk has been percolating around the industry for decades. Silicon Collar, a book by Vinnie Mirchandani, a friend and truly gifted analyst, accepts that automation might be eliminating jobs, but it optimistically holds out for the silver lining. Businesses and individuals have been taking advantage of an opportunity to build new human-mediated processes — and jobs — that leverage intelligent systems, according to Mirchandani.

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Governments are requesting more Twitter user data than ever before

Twitter’s latest biannual transparency report shows an increase in user data requests from governments, with the U.S. demanding the most info.

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Loyalty Failures


Software vendors and their business customers have tried many things to increase customer loyalty, but they have been disappointed more often than not. Rewards, delight, and daily deals were good ideas to help spur customer loyalty. Unfortunately, they weren’t enough to move the loyalty needle in today’s highly competitive markets.
Some businesses have rechristened their rewards programs as “loyalty” programs. Changing the name isn’t going to change the basic customer-facing process, though, and rewards programs often reward the wrong thing.

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Microsoft’s Windows 10 Anniversary Update doubles up on Start Menu advertising

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Microsoft is going to increase the number of recommended apps it shows by default in Windows 10 — but will this spark increased Windows Store usage?

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Microsoft’s Windows 10 Anniversary Update doubles up on Start Menu advertising

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Microsoft is going to increase the number of recommended apps it shows by default in Windows 10 — but will this spark increased Windows Store usage?

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iPhone SE event spurs traffic spikes to Apple's websites in China, India

Article Image Although the announcement of the iPhone SE — and 9.7-inch iPad Pro — triggered a relatively modest increase in global traffic to Apple’s website on March 21, the same day saw significant surges in China and India, according to research figures published on Wednesday.

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Privacy Advocates Blast Plan to Expand NSA Data Sharing


The Obama administration plans to increase the amount of private communications the National Security Agency can share with other government agencies without first adding privacy protections, according to a report published last week. The plan would ease restrictions on the amount of intercepted email and telephone intelligence the NSA gathers, including bulk collection of satellite communications, phone data between foreigners, and messages from overseas that U.S. allies provide.

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LG aims at ramping up curved OLED production amid rumors of iPhone plans

Article Image LG Display is reportedly planning to increase its manufacturing capacity for curved OLED displays, in a move that may back rumors the company will help Apple produce its first OLED-equipped iPhone.

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Rumor: Supply chain expects Apple to grow Mac production in second half of 2015

Apple’s Mac orders with suppliers have remained constant, and are expected to increase overall during the second half of the year, heading into the lucrative holiday shopping season, according to a new rumor out of Apple’s supply chain.

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Intel may be planning layoffs based on poor outlook for PC industry in 2015

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The company had initially planned for a 5% sales increase in 2015, but has since cut its forecast and now expects overall revenue to be flat in 2015 compared to the previous year.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/208278-intel-may-be-planning-layoffs-based-on-poor-outlook-for-pc-industry-in-2015

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Review: CastStudi's Libre Bluetooth keyboard is an ultra-portable workhorse, with some trade-offs

An increasing number of consumers and businesspeople are turning to portable Bluetooth keyboards to increase the productivity potential of their iPad. AppleInsider took a look at one of the latest contenders, CaseStudi’s Libre.



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Air Force training next generation to fight cyberwarfare

An increase in hacking attacks has pushed military officials – and especially those training the officers of tomorrow – to adjust their strategies to fight an enemy that’s often hard to find.

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WWDC 2015 scholarships increased to 350 as Apple works to boost gender, racial diversity

Apple this year is offering 350 scholarships to WWDC 2015, a substantial increase over last year that will pull in students 13 and older, as well as members and alumni from a number of groups including women, blacks, and Latinos.



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Apple tool could transform how doctors gather your data

Apple’s new iPhone platform could enable doctors to dramatically increase the amount of health data they can gather on patients, the company says.

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Proposed 2016 Federal Budget Plumps IT Spending by $2B


The U.S. government will increase IT spending for the third year in a row, if the Obama administration’s proposed 2016 fiscal year budget passes. The 2016 budget request includes civilian agency IT spending at $49.1 billion and defense IT expenditures at $37.3 billion. The 2016 total of $86.4 billion is about $2 billion more than for 2015, and it is more than double the amount spent in 2001. A significant aspect of the 2016 proposal is that IT spending will continue the upward trend of the past three years after hitting a small trough in 2011.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/81805.html?rss=1

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BMO raises Apple target to $135, predicts 19M Apple Watch & 207M iPhone sales in 2015

Investment firm BMO Capital Markets was the latest to increase its Apple price target this week in the face of the stock’s huge gains, which are forecast to continue with the success of the iPhone 6 and upcoming launch of the Apple Watch.



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