Google exec discusses new Pixel devices, privacy, artificial intelligence and more

Google has stepped up the competition between itself and Apple and Amazon for consumers’ hard-earned dollars, launching several new products, including the Pixel XL 2. While the products generally have similar features, the search giant is trying to use artificial intelligence as its hook.

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Gigabyte Announces Tiny PC More Powerful and Upgradeable Than Raspberry Pi

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The Raspberry Pi has proven itself to be a versatile little computer, and you can get them for pocket change. It’s a bit light on power, though. Now, Gigabyte is preparing to launch a similar device called the GA-SBCAP3350.

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Self-fueling boat sets off from Paris on 6-year world trip

A boat that fuels itself is setting off around the world from Paris on a six-year journey that its designers hope will serves as a model for emissions-free energy networks of the future.

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Apple Refuses to Allow iPhone, Mac Recycling

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Apple has released its annual environmental report and challenged itself to build an iPhone from fully recyclable materials, but it also explicitly refuses to allow its iPhones or Macs to be repaired or reused.

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A selfie turned into 'fake news' on Facebook, says lawsuit

The concept of “fake news” has infused itself into the regular news cycle, and now a well-known Syrian refugee says he’s embroiled in it—and he’s suing Facebook as a result, the Guardian reports.

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Samsung Floats Possibility of Split


Samsung has announced road map for a corporate restructuring that might include splitting itself into two. The company has retained external advisors to review the optimal corporate structure for its activities. The review is expected to take six months. Depending on the findings, Samsung may create a holding company structure and might list its shares on additional international exchanges. The company also announced that it will allocate more money to shareholder returns and bring in independent board members with international experience.

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Nvidia builds its own supercomputer, claims top efficiency spot in the TOP500

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Nvidia’s built itself a super-computer. Not only is it the 29th most-powerful system on Earth, it’s the most power-efficient. The company plans to use its new supercomputer for AI research, ongoing GPU compute research, and to build and design future GPUs. Yes, GPUs are now helping to build future GPUs.

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Man in Tesla autopilot crash may have been watching a movie

A man believed to be the first person in America to be killed while his car was driving itself may have been watching a Harry Potter movie at the time, Reuters reports.

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The Microsoft-LinkedIn CRM Connection


With its $26 billion purchase of LinkedIn, Microsoft may be setting itself up to tackle Salesforce head-on for CRM dominance. The purchase also might help Microsoft compete more aggressively with other major CRM providers, such as SAP and Oracle. The LinkedIn purchase “is key to our bold ambition to reinvent productivity and business processes,” CEO Satya Nadella told Microsoft employees. How people find jobs, build skills, sell, market and get work done — and ultimately, achieve success, “requires a connected professional world,” he said.

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Apple's Q3 Report Expected to Be Light on Good News


Apple shares closed at $105.08 Monday — down 60 cents — as the market steeled itself for what’s expected to be a gloomy quarterly earnings call on Tuesday. Apple will underperform the smartphone industry and become the only global top-five brand to see shipments decline in 2016, predicted Ming-Chi Kuo, a KGI Securities analyst who previously has made several accurate calls on the company. Global iPhone shipments will fall short of the estimates of 210 million to 230 million units this year, Kuo wrote in a note to investors, totaling 205 million in the best case.

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Apple begins collecting ResearchKit data to further platform integration

Article Image In a change to its data collection practices, Apple is now listing itself as a “secondary” researcher on two active ResearchKit studies, allowing the company to skim anonymized data in efforts to improve its health technology platform.

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New paper alleges servers, some DDR4 DRAM still vulnerable to critical Rowhammer attack

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The Rowhammer exploit doesn’t target software, but DRAM itself — and new research confirms that this problem is still present on both high-end servers with mitigating technologies and at least some Micron DDR4.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/224860-new-paper-alleges-servers-some-ddr4-dram-still-vulnerable-to-critical-rowhammer-attack

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LeapFrog toy tablets out-jumped by Apple's iPad

Article Image Northern California’s educational toy tablet maker LeapFrog is selling itself to its Hong Kong-based competitor VTech for just $72 million, after years of declining sales. Apple leapfrogged the company with its more general purpose, albeit more expensive, iPad–which LeapFrog now develops apps for.

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Three new malware strains infect 20k apps, impossible to wipe, only affect Android

Article Image A new adware scourge injecting itself into popular apps such as Facebook and Twitter is also “virtually impossible to uninstall,” requiring infected users to replace their phones. Because it only affects users of Google’s open-store Android app model, the device replacement requirement may accelerate the trend of users switching to iOS.

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Activision Welcomes King Into Its Court


The deal isn’t done, but Activision Blizzard already was calling itself a “crowned leader” earlier this week, as it anticipated acquiring Candy Crush publisher King Digital Interactive. Both companies’ boards of directors are on board with the acquisition, and the two sides have signed a “definitive agreement” that entails Activision Blizzard picking up King’s outstanding shares. Those outstanding shares, going for $18 per, total $5.9 billion, and that’s what Activision will pay to bring King into its court.

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Alleged hiring freeze at Pegatron prompts more doom-and-gloom speculation about Apple

Article Image Despite commentary from Apple itself indicating that the company is on track for a record setting holiday quarter, a hiring freeze at supplier Pegatron has fueled more speculation that interest in the company’s products could be softening.

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iOS 9.1 enables Apple's News app, new content sources for users in UK, Australia

Article Image The iOS 9.1 update activates the News app for users in the U.K. and Australia, users and Apple itself confirmed on Thursday.

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Russia reportedly looking to remove itself from Internet

Russia has reportedly run tests to see if it can remove itself from the World Wide Web to stem the flow of information from foreign countries, according to a top industry official.

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