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.

The post Facebook Announces Oculus Go, a $199 Standalone VR Headset appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/257311-facebook-announces-oculus-go-199-standalone-vr-headset?source=Computing

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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.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/27/ataris-new-console-does-much-more-than-just-video-games.html

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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.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/20/amazon-reviewing-website-after-suggesting-bomb-making-materials-to-customers.html

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Cycling goes high-tech with specialized 'iPadded' seats

Technology is rapidly changing sports design as well as customization, and it’s not just for the pros. Specialized Bicycle Components makes high performance bikes but it’s now using software from its Retül unit and an iPad to bring high tech offerings to the masses.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/06/cycling-goes-high-tech-with-specialized-ipadded-seats.html

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5 Ways to Give E-Commerce Shopping That Personal Touch


Shopping online can feel a bit impersonal. It’s all about looking at screens and filling virtual carts, and not so much about having a rich experience. Many consumers long for just that kind of experience — one that’s similar to walking into a store, looking at products, talking with an associate, and perhaps ultimately making a purchase. This is where e-commerce personalization technologies come in, with the goal of delivering an online shopping experience that’s at least as interactive as a bricks-and-mortar one.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84784.html?rss=1

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Samsung gets sweaty with Gear Fit2 Pro and Sport watches, IconX wireless earbuds

Samsung’s Gear Sport is a cross between a smartwatch and fitness tracker, but it’s not the only wearable the company is introducing. It’s releasing alongside the new Gear Fit2 Pro and Gear IconX wireless earbuds.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/30/samsung-gets-sweaty-with-gear-fit2-pro-and-sport-watches-iconx-wireless-earbuds.html

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Intel Can Now Mesh Different Process Nodes on the Same Chip

Intel has released details on a new interconnect approach that it’s using for future FPGAs, and could make available in CPUs as well, if demand is significant.

The post Intel Can Now Mesh Different Process Nodes on the Same Chip appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/254728-intel-discusses-new-emib-packaging-technology-can-mesh-different-process-nodes-package?source=Computing

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It’s been five years since NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover landed on the red planet on August 6, 2012. The rover survived the much-publicized “seven minutes of terror” and safely landed near Mount Sharp. The rover accomplished its main goal in less than a year, collecting a rock sample that shows ancient Mars could supported living microbes.

The original article can be found here: http://rss.cnn.com/~r/rss/cnn_tech/~3/M8k35V4VHvc/index.html

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Not sexting? You're weird, study says

It’s the joy of sext!Sexting is now a normal part of human relationships, according to a massive new study of sex and tech — 74 percent of Americans say they exchange saucy electronic messages with their lovers.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/14/not-sexting-youre-weird-study-says.html

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Intel Kills the Atom SoC Powering Microsoft’s HoloLens

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Intel has announced it’s killing the semi-custom chip that powers Microsoft’s HoloLens. It’s a good bet that they’ve done so with MS’ agreement, but what does that mean for the future of Microsoft’s augmented reality platform?

The post Intel Kills the Atom SoC Powering Microsoft’s HoloLens appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/254028-intel-kills-atom-soc-powering-microsofts-hololens?source=Computing

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Build a portable computer on a USB stick

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It’s a PC that you can carry anywhere.

Using modern-day Linux distributions, you can set up a portable computer that will fit on a standard USB flash drive. You simply plug it into any other machine.

The original article can be found here: http://www.popsci.com/portable-computer-usb-stick?dom=rss-default&src=syn

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AMD Reveals Why Threadripper CPUs Have 4 Dies Under the Hood

AMD has explained why there are four die under Threadripper’s hood, and it’s not what we thought: Two of the four “die” apparently aren’t CPUs at all.

The post AMD Reveals Why Threadripper CPUs Have 4 Dies Under the Hood appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/253416-amd-explains-threadripper-cpus-four-die-hood?source=Computing

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