E-Cigarettes Can Be Used to Hack Computers, Could Encourage Them to Start Smoking

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E-cigarettes aren’t just an alternative to smoking — they’re also a way to run malware on a PC or potentially destroy it altogether.

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Microsoft Issues Surprise Windows XP Patch to Protect From State-Sponsored Hackers

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The company has just released another patch for the aged OS, more than three years after ending support. It turns out unpatched Windows XP is a target of state-sponsored hackers.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/250864-microsoft-issues-surprise-windows-xp-patch-protect-state-sponsored-hackers?source=Computing

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99-million-year-old bird found preserved in amber stuns scientists

Archeologists have just discovered a nearly complete bird, encased in fossilized tree sap, that has remained intact for almost 100 million years.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/12/99-million-year-old-bird-found-preserved-in-amber-stuns-scientists.html

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Researchers debut shape-shifting, edible origami

If you are an experimental foodie, this might be just the thing you’re looking for. Researchers with the MIT Tangible Media Group have announced the successful creation of edible, shape-shifting origami “pasta,” a food that literally changes shape when properly “manipulated.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/08/researchers-debut-shape-shifting-edible-origami.html

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Scientists just did something even Einstein didn't think was possible

Researchers just confirmed a theory originally proposed by Albert Einstein nearly a century ago, and it’s something that even the famed physicist thought was impossible.

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Elon Musk says artificial intelligence will beat humans at 'everything' by 2030

The performance of humans’ puny brains will be outmatched by computers within just 13 years, billionaire Elon Musk has claimed.

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HP Omen Accelerator Adds External GPU, SSD, and More for Laptop Gaming

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HP’s new Omen Accelerator doesn’t just pack an external GPU — it offers an SSD, multiple USB ports, and gigabit Ethernet as well.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/250495-hp-omen-accelerator-external-gpu-ssd-gigabit-ethernet-laptop-gaming?source=Computing

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Alphabet Jumps on the $1K-a-Share Train


Alphabet shares reached a new record high on Monday, surpassing the $1,000 benchmark just a week after Amazon accomplished the feat. Investors placed bets that Google’s core search and emerging artificial intelligence technology will help maintain the company’s dominance over its Silicon Valley rivals. The stock price surged after Pacific Crest securities analyst Andy Hargreaves advised investors in a research note to get out of Apple and invest in Alphabet, which he sees as having a great risk/reward profile and more potential upside.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84584.html?rss=1

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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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Scientists may have found evidence of a parallel universe

The idea that we might be living in just one of an infinite number of universes has been fodder for scientific debate and sci-fi movie plots for a long time, but coming up with evidence to support the theory has been hard to come by.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/01/scientists-may-have-found-evidence-parallel-universe.html

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Robocop the crime-busting android starts work in Dubai

Robocop has just started work in Dubai. The crime-busting robot rolls to incidents on wheels, speaks multiple languages, and can accept crime reports via its torso-based tablet.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/23/robocop-crime-busting-android-starts-work-in-dubai.html

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Where does the military buy its cool gear?

Iron Man-like exoskeletons. Helicopters. ATVs. Drones and body armor. These are just a few of the cutting-edge innovations showcased this week for the most elite military forces in the world.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/16/where-does-military-buy-its-cool-gear.html

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Lowe's is building an exoskeleton that gives warehouse workers superhuman strength

The hame improvement store, Lowe’s. just unveiled its exoskeleton design. The company hopes the device will boost productivity and aid in overall ergonomics.

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AMD Suffers its Worst Stock Drop in Over a Decade, Despite Revenue Gains

AMD just posted huge quarterly gains, particularly relative to its performance a year ago — so why did investors hammer its stock with the worst drop in over a decade? We explore the particulars.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/248723-amd-suffers-worst-stock-drop-decade-investors-punish-company?source=Computing

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