Leaked Microsoft Memo Reveals High Return Rates on Surface Hardware

481105-surface-book

Last week, Microsoft claimed Consumer Reports’ decision to yank recommendations for its laptops was based on bad data. A leaked memo has revealed this as a lie; Microsoft’s rate of return on some products has been quite high.

The post Leaked Microsoft Memo Reveals High Return Rates on Surface Hardware appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/254107-leaked-microsoft-memo-reveals-high-return-rates-surface-hardware?source=Computing

Powered by WPeMatico

What Will Rise From Uber's Ashes?


There has been quite a bit of churn in the waters around Uber during the last few years. Now that founder Travis Kalanick is no longer CEO, what does the future look like for the company, workers, drivers, investors and customers? Will Uber continue to grow and lead, or has it seen its best days? Most people connected to the company probably would say the same thing: They want calm but rapid growth. There is now a good possibility for growth if they get the right CEO and right strategy. However, Uber has been like two different companies in recent years.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84734.html?rss=1

Powered by WPeMatico

Is this the end of typing? The internet's next billion users want video and voice

The internet’s global expansion is entering a new phase, and it looks decidedly unlike the last one.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/07/is-this-end-typing-internets-next-billion-users-want-video-and-voice.html

Powered by WPeMatico

Facebook to Launch Paywall in Response to Publisher Pushback


Facebook last week confirmed its plan to launch a paywall for content providers, a move that could ease longstanding tensions with traditional publishers who objected to giving away their print stories for free. Campbell Brown, former CNN and NBC News journalist and current head of Facebook’s news partnerships unit, announced the plan at a New York digital media forum, outlining the company’s strategy for monetizing the news content that drives so much of the user engagement on the site.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84699.html?rss=1

Powered by WPeMatico

Google wants to be more like Facebook as it rolls out its own news feed

Call it Facebook envy.After announcing the feed in its Google app in December last year, Google announced it is updating the feed, allowing them to follow certain topics, including world events, top news, sports highlights and more, using advanced machine learning.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/19/google-wants-to-be-more-like-facebook-as-it-rolls-out-its-own-news-feed.html

Powered by WPeMatico

Vendor Exposes Millions of Verizon Customers on Amazon Cloud


Verizon, the largest wireless phone company in the U.S., last week confirmed that data belonging to about six million of its wireless customers was exposed after the information mistakenly was allowed to remain unprotected on an Amazon cloud server. The disclosure follows reports that an engineer at Nice Systems, which provides workforce management technology to track call center performance, allowed the data of 14 million Verizon customers to reside on an Amazon Web Services S3 bucket.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84676.html?rss=1

Powered by WPeMatico

Intel X299 Overheating Problem Implicates Skylake-X Design

Ivy Bridge die... on fire!

Last week, we reported Intel’s X299 chipset might have an overheating problem. We now know it’s not just limited to the X299. Skylake-X has issues as well, even under absolutely perfect conditions.

The post Intel X299 Overheating Problem Implicates Skylake-X Design appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/252354-investigations-sheds-fresh-light-intels-x299-overheating-problem-implicates-skylake-xs-design-well?source=Computing

Powered by WPeMatico

Trailhead Matrix


Salesforce had a strong showing at its TrailheaDX developer conference, roughly quadrupling last year’s attendance and flooding its developers with new technology. Over the last few years, the company has built out a multidimensional matrix of product offerings that include customer relationship management components like sales force automation and customer service, but it has been careful to introduce back-end technology products that support administrators and developers as well. It makes all the sense in the world.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84660.html?rss=1

Powered by WPeMatico

Apple expands bet on cutting edge privacy technology

Last year, Apple Inc. kicked off a massive experiment with new privacy technology aimed at solving an increasingly thorny problem: how to build products that understand users without snooping on their activities.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/07/apple-expands-bet-on-cutting-edge-privacy-technology.html

Powered by WPeMatico

Facebooks internet-beaming drone managed not to crash on its second outing

Facebook’s internet-beaming drone suffered a crash landing at the end of its debut outing last year. However, the team has clearly improved its design, on Thursday reporting a successful test flight and landing.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/30/facebooks-internet-beaming-drone-managed-not-to-crash-on-its-second-outing.html

Powered by WPeMatico

Microsoft Details GPU Monitoring in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Windows-10

After Microsoft’s announcement of new GPU monitoring tools last week, we had some questions about the finer points of the implementation. The company has since responded.

The post Microsoft Details GPU Monitoring in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/251763-microsoft-shares-new-details-gpu-monitoring-capabilities-windows-10-fall-creators-update?source=Computing

Powered by WPeMatico

Why did Nintendo announce the Super Nintendo Classic Edition now?

After the successful launch of the Nintendo Classic Edition last November, Nintendo curiously decided to discontinue the product. But with the announcement of the Super Nintendo Classic Edition, it looks as if Nintendo is doubling down on a strategy that worked in the past, even if it’s still finding its footing in other areas, particularly mobile.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/27/why-did-nintendo-announce-super-nintendo-classic-edition-now.html

Powered by WPeMatico

Where FinancialForce Fits


FinancialForce held its first big time user conference in Las Vegas last week, headlined by new CEO Tod Nielsen. The company seems to be telling us that it is adjusting course in an effort to create a new category aligned with enterprise resource planning, but very much for this century. The key concept is services, which must be explained. We’ve grown accustomed to accessing Things as a Service. This model has helped to broaden the markets for relatively expensive goods, enabling more people to access them.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84639.html?rss=1

Powered by WPeMatico

NASA debunks Anonymous claim of imminent alien life discovery

Last week a YouTube video purportedly posted by hacker collective Anonymous said that NASA was set to announce the discovery of intelligent alien life.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/26/nasa-debunks-anonymous-claim-imminent-alien-life-discovery.html

Powered by WPeMatico

Building Gaming Keyboard 2.0: Bigger, Better, Oranger

orangefinal

The last time I built a gaming board, I tried to keep it a little on the conservative side. This time, I wanted to go all-out and build something visually striking without ending up with a neon stealth fighter.

The post Building Gaming Keyboard 2.0: Bigger, Better, Oranger appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/electronics/251445-building-gaming-keyboard-2-0-bigger-better-oranger?source=Computing

Powered by WPeMatico

Verizon Makes New Oath


Verizon last week completed its US$4.5 billion acquisition of Yahoo’s operating business assets, merging it with its existing AOL business to create Oath. The new subsidiary encompasses more than 50 media and technology brands — including HuffPost; Yahoo Sports, Finance and Mail; AOL.com; Makers; Tumblr; TechCrunch; Flickr; and Build Studios. Oath is organized around content: news, sports, finance, entertainment and lifestyle. Oath’s CEO is Tim Armstrong, who was CEO of AOL prior to the merge.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84620.html?rss=1

Powered by WPeMatico

New strain of malware can take power stations offline

Crash Override disabled part of the electrical grid in Ukraine last year, and many more power stations could be susceptible, according to security experts.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/13/new-strain-malware-can-take-power-stations-offline.html

Powered by WPeMatico

Facebook's Original Programming Plans Take Shape


Facebook last week signed agreements with several content firms — among them Vox, Buzzfeed, ATTN and Group Nine Media, according to reports. The deals are widely viewed as part of the company’s strategy to attract millennials to its live-streaming Web content. Facebook will offer multi-tiered programming, according to a report that cited sources familiar with the plans. The service is expected to include Facebook’s own scripted original shows, which will run up to 30 minutes, as well other companies’ shorter videos, running up to 10 minutes.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84571.html?rss=1

Powered by WPeMatico