Ex-Facebook exec backtracks 'destroying how society works' comments after backlash

It’s been a rough week for Chamath Palihapitiya, the former Facebook vice president whose harsh criticism of the social networking giant led to a rare rebuke from his onetime employer and made him a headline topic throughout the tech world.Now he’s trying to put out the fire he started.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/15/ex-facebook-exec-backtracks-destroying-how-society-works-comments-after-backlash.html

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Dell Sells PCs Without Intel’s Management Engine, but With Tradeoffs

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It’s technically possible to buy a laptop without Intel’s Management Engine enabled, but there are significant tradeoffs and these systems aren’t typically available to ordinary consumers. Read on for details.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/260219-dell-sells-pcs-without-intel-management-engine-tradeoffs?source=Computing

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Cray ARMs its Supercomputers for War, HPC Workloads

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The venerable supercomputer manufacturer announced it’s partnering with Cavium to build supercomputers featuring the ThunderX2 CPU.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/258973-cray-arms-supercomputers-war-hpc-workloads?source=Computing

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Meet the PowerWatch: World's first body heat-powered smartwatch

It’s time to throw away that charging cord; Matrix Industries, a Silicon Valley materials company whose mission is to harness wasted energy, has begun to ship its first smart watch, the PowerWatch, powered entirely by body heat.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/09/meet-powerwatch-worlds-first-body-heat-powered-smartwatch.html

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Snapchat is getting a new look because it's 'too hard to use'

One of the major complaints about Snapchat over the years has been that it’s too hard to use. As it struggles to grow its userbase, CEO Evan Spiegel has done the unthinkable: he is redesigning the app to make it easier to use.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/08/snapchat-is-getting-new-look-because-its-too-hard-to-use.html

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How the iPhone could save your life

An iPhone 8 Plus I’m testing has called 911 by accident a few times. It’s annoying, but it turns out this new iOS “feature” could save lives. Experts say discrete calling is a sign of things to come in making 911 calls work a little better and a little safer, especially in a tense situation.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/03/how-iphone-could-save-your-life.html

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Microsoft Employee Installs Chrome Mid-Demo After Edge Keeps Crashing

It’s the ultimate horror story: You’re trying to do a presentation in front of a group of people, while using *Microsoft Edge.*

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iPhone apps with access to your camera can secretly spy on you

In this day and age, it’s nearly impossible to keep track of all the ways that our devices keep track of us. Many of us have simply come to terms with this new reality, but thankfully, there are others out there who are staying vigilant and doing their part to ensure that our collective privacy isn’t violated any more than it needs to be.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/30/iphone-apps-with-access-to-your-camera-can-secretly-spy-on.html

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7 steps for crafting the perfect password

Your password can ruin your life. I know that sounds dramatic, but it’s true. If someone figures out your email password, you’re in trouble. Social media? Even worse. Once hackers access your online bank account, they can wreck your finances, and you may feel the repercussions of that break-in for years.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/28/7-steps-for-crafting-perfect-password.html

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This artificial intelligence may start tracking you soon

It’s already 1984 in China.For the last year, the people of Hangzhou, China – a city of more than nine million – have had every moment of their lives tracked.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/27/this-artificial-intelligence-may-start-tracking-soon.html

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Salesforce's IoT Strategy


Salesforce is a large and well-disciplined development company. It’s pretty good at marketing too. It continues to innovate in all product areas, from core platform to applications, and the one criticism I’d make is that it’s information overload at times. Lately Salesforce has made a big deal of adding its AI product, Einstein, to every application area to provide insights and stack rank options. Given that this is Einstein’s first year, it’s not surprising that the foundational layer looks similar across all of Salesforce’s disciplines.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84885.html?rss=1

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Facebook Announces Oculus Go, a $199 Standalone VR Headset

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Oculus is preparing its first all-in-one VR headset known as the Oculus Go. It’s coming to a face near you next year for a mere $199.

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Digital Hub Returns


Digital Hub is not a new idea. It’s been percolating for a few years, and its roots can be traced to Dublin, Ireland, where in a cluster of eight buildings, there exists what might be the original hub. In Dublin, it’s made up of 97 companies employing 725 people, and it was given a jumpstart by the government in 2003. Elsewhere, we might be more attuned to the idea of a tech incubator. Fast-forward to today and half a world away in Kuala Lumpur, where Oracle has employed the hub concept to label its SME incubator — and for good reason.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84844.html?rss=1

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Atari's new console does much more than just video games

Atari has released more details about its upcoming video game console — and it’s a long way from the pioneering 2600 model that made Atari famous in the 1970s.

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Amazon 'reviewing' website after suggesting bomb-making materials to customers

Amazon said it’s “reviewing” its website algorithm after it reportedly suggested bomb-making materials to customers after they made purchases.

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