Tech chief compares Facebook to cigarettes, urges government regulation

Facebook could be regulated much like Big Tobacco because of social media’s addictive, harmful properties, a prominent tech executive said at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/25/tech-chief-compares-facebook-to-cigarettes-urges-government-regulation.html

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20 handy things you didn't know Google Photos can do

Most people think of Google Photos like a dusty old album on the shelf. Every once in a while, you flip through those old snapshots with a friend. Remember that trip to the beach? That was so nice.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/20/20-handy-things-didnt-know-google-photos-can-do.html

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E-Commerce Trends in 2018: Voice, Subscriptions, Personalization


The mushrooming popularity of smart speakers like Amazon Echo and Google Home will fuel e-commerce in the coming year. “You’re going to have a whole new frontier of commerce space driven through voice and brand recognition,” said Michael Levine, marketing vice president at Photon. “It’s going to be a different type of playing field for these brands. “Where it used to be more visual, it’s now going to be driven by voice.” Retailers will start adapting to the new smart speaker technology and learning how to engage consumers with it.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/85040.html?rss=1

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Facebook, Google could face new tax in Britain for failing to tackle extremism

Tech giants like Google and Facebook, already under fire for not doing enough to combat extremism and fake news, could face new taxes in the United Kingdom if a government official has his way.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/31/facebook-google-could-face-new-tax-in-britain-for-failing-to-tackle-extremism.html

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Chicago Apple store's snow, ice hazards call for 'fine-tuning'

Looks like Apple has gotten caught with its California roots showing. The Silicon Valley tech giant’s flagship store in Chicago, which opened in October, was designed with a range of architectural bells and whistles — except perhaps more consideration for the harsh winter realities of the Windy City.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/30/chicago-apple-stores-snow-ice-hazards-call-for-fine-tuning.html

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How the world’s fastest workstation PC compares to other machines

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HP’s Z8 G4 computer is built for superpower users like VR designers and Pixar animators.

HP’s Z8 G4 computer is built for superpower users like VR designers and Pixar animators.

The original article can be found here: https://www.popsci.com/worlds-fastest-workstation-pc?dom=rss-default&src=syn

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Tech Q&A: Apple CarPlay, deadly chargers, taking advantage of Twitter and more

I don’t like how much of my personal information is available online. Is it possible to remove your listing from the people search sites?

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/24/tech-q-apple-carplay-deadly-chargers-taking-advantage-twitter-and-more.html

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Artificial intelligence reveals gender bias in the workplace, study says

Most managers like to think of themselves as operating free of any bias, rewarding their employees based on merit alone—but a new study of five companies that’s powered by artificial intelligence tells a more troubling story.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/19/artificial-intelligence-reveals-gender-bias-in-workplace-study-says.html

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Creeping Decentralization and CRM


One of the big stories of next year might be decentralization. Decentralization is what it sounds like: pushing centralized processes and decision-making to the periphery, where it is believed people can be more effective at dealing with whatever is on tap. Western democratic capitalism runs circles around Soviet style centralized command-and-control economics. Although the Soviet Union is long gone, command and control still thrives in China, Cuba, North Korea, and even in modern Russia.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/85004.html?rss=1

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Wooting One Keyboard Hands On: Are Analog Switches the Future of Gaming?

It looks like a fairly standard keyboard, but the switches are an entirely new design that feature optical analog input–it’s not just on or off like other switches.

The post Wooting One Keyboard Hands On: Are Analog Switches the Future of Gaming? appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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Tech Q&A: Tracking cellphones, dictating documents, covert online shopping and more

I would like to track my wife’s location. She is never, ever without her phone. Can I track her phone so I know where she is around town?

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/29/tech-q-tracking-cellphones-dictating-documents-covert-online-shopping-and-more.html

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Artificial Intelligence vs. Echo's Eavesdropping and Google's Home Invasion


There’s a lot of excitement about all the new artificial intelligence technology hitting the market — like Amazon’s Echo and Google’s Home smart speakers, among many other products. However, there’s also growing concern over how these devices may invade our privacy. These AI devices are designed for use throughout our homes — and despite the companies’ assurances to the contrary, some people worry that they could be listening to every word we utter. Granted, they have to listen when we want them to give us answers or carry out tasks.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84895.html?rss=1

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'Bigfoot' reportedly sighted in Northern California, pictures go viral

The legendary Bigfoot and others like it have reportedly been spotted near a Northern California lake, according to a paranormal investigator.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/17/bigfoot-reportedly-sighted-in-northern-california-pictures-go-viral.html

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Australian startup brings ancient Athens back to life in virtual reality

A VR startup has reconstructed ancient Athens like it appeared 2,000 years ago. Photorealistic and archeologically accurate renditions of famous structures delivered straight through your VR headset.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/04/australian-startup-brings-ancient-athens-back-to-life-in-virtual-reality.html

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'Invisible' Technologies: What You Can't See Can Hurt You


There are times when it seems like technology can work almost too well. Now, if working too well sounds to you like an impossibility — along the lines of being too rich or too good looking — reflect that there’s more to a technology than end-user experience. In addition to the experience of using the technology, there are other considerations that play a role: things like maintenance, operations and ongoing support. While these considerations are less directly visible to the enterprise end-user, they are nevertheless important.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84852.html?rss=1

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It's official: We'll never know how the FBI hacked the San Bernardino iPhone

It seems like ages ago, but it was only last year that Apple and the FBI were embroiled in a bitter legal dispute regarding an iPhone 5c which belonged to one of the San Bernardino terrorists.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/02/its-official-well-never-know-how-fbi-hacked-san-bernardino-iphone.html

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