Delta pilot turns fingerprints into boarding passes

The airline has announced that some customers can now use their fingerprint instead of a boarding pass to get on its planes at Reagan Washington National Airport.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/24/delta-pilot-turns-fingerprints-into-boarding-passes.html

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7 amazing things your smartphone's camera can do

Camera phones are changing the landscape of photography.Professionals are carrying them instead of hefty DSLRs, and indiefilmmakers are using them to shoot everything from music videosto feature-length dramas. With advanced features and tons of free editing software, they are becoming more sophisticated every year. Your smartphone may contain the lens of the future.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/24/7-amazing-things-your-smartphones-camera-can-do.html

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Watch this daredevil skydiver use a massive drone instead of a plane for his jump

Planes do the job perfectly well, but check out how this skydiver uses a massive drone instead for a parachute jump. The machine could one day be used to rescue people from danger zones or help in other emergency situations.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/17/watch-this-daredevil-skydiver-use-massive-drone-instead-plane-for-his-jump.html

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Apple may integrate new custom ARM cores into future Macs, but x86 swap still unlikely

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Apple may be working on a new low-power chip to offload standby mode to an ARM core instead of an Intel one. Is this a sign that the company is prepping a wholesale shift away from x86? We discuss the likelihood and the difficulty of such a move.

The post Apple may integrate new custom ARM cores into future Macs, but x86 swap still unlikely appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/243827-apple-may-integrate-new-custom-arm-cores-future-macs-x86-swap-still-unlikely?source=Computing

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Upcoming Nvidia GTX 1080 pictured, may not use HBM2

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Nvidia’s new Pascal-based GeForce cards may use GDDR5 instead of HBM2 — but we don’t expect that to prevent them from offering dramatically improved performance-per-watt.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/227122-upcoming-nvidia-gtx-1080-pictured-may-not-use-hbm2

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Google Chrome browser to gain support for native OS X push notifications

Article Image Google is working on supporting OS X’s native push notifications in Chrome, instead of the browser having to use its own notification system, according to a developer on the project.

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Look out: Microsoft shifts Windows 10 to ‘Recommended’ update, automatic download

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Microsoft’s Windows 10 push starts today. The OS has been reclassified as a “Recommended” update, instead of an optional one. Consumer systems should start automatically downloading the update and running the installer today.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/222326-look-out-microsoft-shifts-windows-10-to-recommended-update-automatic-download

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Deep Swift integration coming to iCloud and OS X, says Apple's Craig Federighi

Article Image Apple is beginning to bake Swift into some of its core software, instead of simply supporting it in third-party apps, senior VP of Software Engineering Craig Federighi said in a podcast interview.

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Apple expands iTunes carrier billing options to Russia's Beeline

Article Image Russian iPhone owners can now bill iTunes purchases to their carrier, instead of having to pay via a credit or debit card, a report said on Thursday.

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Google is considering building its own smartphone from scratch

Google launched Android many years ago without actually making a smartphone. Instead, the company partnered up with various smartphone manufacturers to create Nexus-branded devices to show customers, developers and partners a fully functional high-end (or thereabout) smartphone running the latest version of Android. Though rumors said Google might ditch the Nexus smartphone program, the company kept making them – and Google is probably forced to create Nexus handsets so its brand new Android releases have a place to shine.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/11/11/google-is-considering-building-its-own-smartphone-from-scratch.html

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Sprint Bets Its Spectrum Will Suffice


Sprint on Saturday announced that it will sit out the next FCC spectrum auction. Instead of bidding for the low-band spectrum that will be on offer, Sprint — which is running neck-and-neck with T-Mobile, the self-styled “Un-Carrier” — will focus on improving its network. It could be the last low-band auction the industry sees for decades, T-Mobile CEO John Legere said this summer. Up for grabs at the next auction are 600-MHz bands — wireless spectrum coveted for its deep wavelengths’ penetration abilities.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/82541.html?rss=1

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When Data Breaks the News


Google is putting a new spin on the news. Instead of relying on journalists to gather facts and report events the old-fashioned way, the company’s News Lab, launched earlier this year, aims to deliver news stories through data. Case in point: Who needs polls to reveal that Donald Trump is the most popular candidate in the Republican primary free-for-all? By tracking search requests for each candidate, Google Trends, part of the News Lab, came up with an interactive county-by-county map showing the volume of searches for each candidate.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/82489.html?rss=1

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Woman posts picture of parked car to Facebook, is jailed

They could have just washed her mouth out with soap, but instead Abu Dhabi officials threw Austrailian Jodi Magi in jail for posting a picture of a parked car online, Australia’s ABC News reports.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/07/14/woman-posts-picture-parked-car-to-facebook-is-jailed/

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Help dad start a new hobby this Father’s Day

Giving dad a USB charger for his phone is not exactly an expression of love. Instead of just picking up something from Wal-Mart next week, consider a few eclectic gifts that will help him develop a new hobby. Some of these are a bit “out there” and expensive. Some are more affordable. All of them encourage your dad to take up a new hobby and explore a fun new trend.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/06/12/help-dad-start-new-hobby-this-fathers-day/

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Digital Disruption and a Great Gap


You can tell when the economy is doing well, because instead of worrying about how you’re going to make the next mortgage payment, you worry about the next disruption in business. The big worry on the horizon now is the digital disruption, a nice piece of alliteration designed to make you question your worth. The DD is the confluence of a lot of wonderful new technology that enables us to run our business lives better, faster and cheaper. In no particular order it includes social, mobile, and especially analytic tools for big data.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/81963.html?rss=1

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Reddit's mysterious button enthralls Internet

Depending on your willpower and how much time you have to sit and stare at a countdown clock instead of working/sleeping/interacting with humans, you might want to head over to Reddit to check out “the button.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/04/17/reddit-mysterious-button-enthralls-internet/

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