Drone hits passenger jet in Canada, the first time it's happened

A passenger jet in Quebec City collided with a drone, the first incident of its kind in Canada and one that prompted a message from the Canadian government reiterating drone flying rules.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/16/drone-hits-passenger-jet-in-canada-first-time-its-happened.html

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Artificial intelligence is writing the next 'Game of Thrones' book

Winter is kind of here.“Game of Thrones” fans have grown so impatient for George R.R. Martin to finish the next “A Song of Ice And Fire” book – the series that the HBO show is based on – that an artificial intelligence system just wrote the beginning of the sixth book.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/30/artificial-intelligence-is-writing-next-game-thrones-book.html

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IBM’s New Z Mainframe Can Encrypt All its Data All the Time

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It doesn’t usually matter much to consumers what kind of mainframes a business decides to use, but maybe it should.

The post IBM’s New Z Mainframe Can Encrypt All its Data All the Time appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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Silicon Valley high school makes $24 million from Snap IPO

It’s an only in Silicon Valley kind of story: A well-to-do private Catholic high school makes a $15,000 investment five years ago in the company developing the Snapchat app, holds onto it for years and ends up with a windfall of $24 million.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/03/silicon-valley-high-school-makes-24-million-from-snap-ipo.html

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Fifth-grader hits police Facebook site for emergency homework help

A question about math homework isn’t the usual kind of emergency that cops have to deal with, but when a Facebook message came through to a local police department in Ohio recently, an officer was happy to help.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/02/23/fifth-grader-hits-police-facebook-site-for-emergency-homework-help.html

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Early Windows 10 Game Mode testing shows performance regressions, minimal improvement

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Microsoft’s Game Mode gets put to the test — what kind of improvements, if any, can users expect?

The post Early Windows 10 Game Mode testing shows performance regressions, minimal improvement appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/243927-early-windows-10-game-mode-testing-shows-performance-regressions-minimal-improvement?source=Computing

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3D TV is officially dead, but a band of fanatics won't let go

Manufacturers seem to be finally phasing out 3D after years of letting it struggle for any kind of relevance. Fans of the technology are protesting the decision, but it might be time to let it go.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/01/27/3d-tv-is-officially-dead-but-band-fanatics-wont-let-go.html

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Microsoft Sees Fertile Ground in Cannabis Compliance


Microsoft has entered a partnership with Kind Financial to create an entity that will obtain government contracts to track seed-to-sale compliance in the legalized marijuana business. The new entity, Kind Government Solutions, will provide state, county and local municipalities with tracking information on marijuana sales to keep them in compliance with government regulations, said Kind Financial CEO David Dinenberg. Microsoft selected Kind to be a part of its newly created Microsoft Health and Human Services Pod for Managed Service Providers.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83627.html?rss=1

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Fassbender, Winslet earn Oscar nods for roles in Steve Jobs film

Article Image Awards season continues to be kind to the stars of Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs biopic, as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences bestowed one nomination apiece on Michael Fassbender and Kate Winslet for their roles in the film.

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Deals: At $799, iMacs hit lowest prices of year; 2015 models from $949, iMac 5Ks from $1,549

Article Image If you’ve been eyeing an iMac of any kind, this final week of the 2015 shopping season has delivered unprecdented opportunities, such as 21″ iMacs (Mid 2014) for $799, 21″ iMac HDs (Late 2015) from $949, iMac 4Ks (Late 2015) from $1,369, and iMac 5Ks (Late 2015) from $1,549.

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Google, Facebook, SpaceX, OneWeb plan to beam Internet everywhere

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Facebook iPhone app gets 'Music Stories' tied to Apple Music, iTunes & Spotify

Article Image Facebook on Thursday inaugurated “Music Stories,” a new kind of post format allowing people to listen to previews of songs or albums from various music services without having to switch apps.

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Screw cloud-connected operating systems — I want final say over who my PC talks to

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If we’re going to hold on to any kind of user-centric privacy control, we need to stop pretending that location services are diametrically opposed to it. Reality is not so clear-cut.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/212509-screw-cloud-based-operating-systems-i-want-final-say-over-who-my-pc-talks-to

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Hacking Team's Dingy Laundry Hung Out Online


Fireworks of a different kind rocked the security world this Fourth of July weekend, when news surfaced that hackers breached Hacking Team, an Italy-based firm that develops malware for sale to governments and law enforcement. The attackers exposed 400 GB of data stolen from its servers, including sales records, according to reports.
“It appears [Hacking Team] were compromised through social engineering, and data was exfiltrated via a system administrator’s laptop,” said Jonathan Cran, VP of Operations at Bugcrowd.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/82240.html?rss=1

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Video shows drone herding sheep on Irish farm

Irish farmer Declan Brennan has found the most unlikely kind of sheepdog – a drone. Brennan operated a Yuneec Q500 drone to herd his flock of sheep at Herondale, his Carlow, Ireland farm. In a YouTube video posted by Brennan’s brother Paul – who runs Skyfly Photography, which provides drone-shot aerial videos – viewers can get a bird’s-eye view of the flock being ushered around the lush farmland by the drone.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/03/31/video-shows-drone-herding-sheep-on-irish-farm/

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B&H Photo's Manhattan superstore opens prestigious Apple-authorized mini-store

This week, B&H Photo Video’s Midtown Manhattan superstore became the first of its kind to have an Apple-sanctioned store-within-a-store, showcasing the electronics maker’s full lineup of Macs, iPads, Beats and accessories in Apple’s familiar retail style.



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World's first 'drone circus' set for 2015 debut

Forget flying trapeze artists and elephants, there’s a different kind of circus coming to town – with drones. “Air,” billed as the world’s first “drone circus,” will be an air show solely featuring drones to be held at the Amsterdam Arena at a yet-to-be-announced date, CNET reports.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/02/16/world-first-drone-circus-sets-2015-debut/

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Google Translate plans to take on Skype with real-time translation feature

While Google Translate may not be the kind of app you find yourself launching every day, the fact that it has 500 million monthly active users means plenty of people find it a useful tool for understanding other languages.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/01/12/google-translate-plans-to-take-on-skype-with-real-time-translation-feature/

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