iPhone X's hottest new feature might come to every new iPhone next year

Apple’s 2017 iPhone lineup is particularly interesting because it features devices with completely different authentication schemes.

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Amazon Alexa and Microsoft Cortana team up to take on Google

The voice assistant business is about to get even more interesting, as Amazon and Microsoft announced a partnership that will see Alexa and Cortana playing nice with each other.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/30/amazon-alexa-and-microsoft-cortana-team-up-to-take-on-google.html

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NASA Computers from Apollo Era Found in Pittsburgh Basement

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Most of us don’t have anything really interesting in our basements, and certainly nothing of historical significance. In the case of a former engineer from Pittsburgh, his basement was home to a pair of NASA computers from the 1960s.

The post NASA Computers from Apollo Era Found in Pittsburgh Basement appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/252445-nasa-computers-apollo-era-found-pittsburgh-basement?source=Computing

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Amazon has a patent for an underwater storage facility that looks like something out of James Bond

Amazon has been awarded some interesting patents in recent months, including a storage facility that looks like a beehive. But this latest one may top them all.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/12/amazon-has-patent-for-underwater-storage-facility-that-looks-like-something-out-james-bond.html

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PS4 sales have topped 60 million units worldwide

Following an interesting E3 2017 presentation that consisted entirely of trailers, Sony announced that it has sold through over 60.4 million PlayStation 4 consoles since launch on November 15th, 2013.

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PCs Shine Again, but for How Long?


Just when PCs looked to be dying a slow, painful death, they became interesting again. As expected, this week’s news coming from Computex in Taiwan is flush with new PCs and PC technologies, but is it enough to reinvigorate a market that has faced declining sales since 2011? The market peaked at just over 365 million units annually, and fell to 269 million units last year, according to Gartner. So, why all the excitement? The excitement is emerging from both the technology driving PCs and the applications leveraging the processing power of PCs.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84576.html?rss=1

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Here’s what it’s like to use a Windows 98 PC in 2017

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Spoiler: It works, but it’s also broken in some interesting ways.

The post Here’s what it’s like to use a Windows 98 PC in 2017 appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/245136-youtuber-tries-use-windows-98-primary-machine-2017?source=Computing

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AMD unveils Ryzen launch dates, clock speeds, performance, pricing

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Hold on to your hats, ladies and gentlemen — things are about to get real interesting in the PC market.

The post AMD unveils Ryzen launch dates, clock speeds, performance, pricing appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/244837-amd-unveils-ryzen-launch-dates-clock-speeds-performance-pricing?source=Computing

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Apple CEO promises fresh Mac hardware, as report shows Apple is ignoring its desktops, macOS

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A brand new report from Bloomberg offers an interesting counterweight to Tim Cook’s confidence. According to that investigation, Apple has made a number of strategic decisions that took emphasis away from the Mac design teams.

The post Apple CEO promises fresh Mac hardware, as report shows Apple is ignoring its desktops, macOS appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/241414-tim-cook-promises-fresh-mac-hardware-even-new-report-details-apple-ignoring-desktops-macos?source=Computing

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Victim spots mugger on Facebook's 'People You May Know'

Definitely an interesting way to accidentally stumble across a criminal, a mugging victim discovered their attacker’s name and picture along the right sidebar of Facebook’s ‘People You May Know’ feature.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/06/03/victim-spots-mugger-on-facebooks-people-may-know.html

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Fake Loyalty


There’s an interesting connection between customer relationships in subscription businesses and loyalty, according to a recent article by Zuora CEO Tien Tzuo. It had particular resonance for me, since I just wrote a book about customer loyalty myself. My research is full of old-style approaches to customer loyalty that aren’t really about loyalty so much as they are about, shall we say, customer coercion. You can coerce customers into being loyal — what I consider performing loyal behaviors — but they don’t exhibit true loyalty.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83363.html?rss=1

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End of Year Goodies


The end of the year brings out some interesting goodies from various workshops competing with Santa for big kids’ attention. Some of it is pretty good stuff. Here’s a sampling of the best end-of-year product announcements from the cloud community designed to put you in the post-holiday, already-back-at-work spirit. For starters, Xactly, the sales compensation experts in the cloud, announced Xactly Inspire the other day. It’s the kind of tool that managers will love.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/82844.html?rss=1

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Airbus patent detaches the cabin from the airplane

Plane manufacturers have come up with some interesting ideas. The latest: Turn cabins — the part of the plane where you sit — into detachable modules separate from the planes. Then mix and match ‘em, and you save all kinds of time and money, Airbus says.


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Apple TV's tvOS found to support app folders

Article Image Developer Steve Troughton-Smith continues to find interesting nuggets of info in Apple’s tvOS that hint at future Apple TV capabilities, and on Wednesday discovered a way to bring app folder support to the new operating system.

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HTML parsing quirk allows 'hidden' email content viewable only on Apple Watch

Thanks to an interesting quirk in the way Apple Watch handles email content, users willing to brave a little HTML code can include “hidden” versions of a message specifically formatted for the device.



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Chinese retiree designs a robot horse

While many retirees take up interesting hobbies when they leave the workforce, Su Daocheng, 60, might be able to claim the title of most unusual post-work activity – designing a rideable robotic horse

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/01/30/chinese-retiree-designs-robot-horse/

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LastPass unveils new Mac app, Khan Academy brings full experience to iPad

Two popular brands released interesting new apps for the Apple ecosystem on Tuesday, as web-based password manager LastPass unveiled its first native Mac app while educational non-profit Khan Academy launched an all-new iPad app.



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