N-word used on Walmart website to describe product color

Walmart was apologizing on Monday after an appalling description of a product by a third-party vendor made its way onto the retail giant’s website.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/17/n-word-used-on-walmart-website-to-describe-product-color.html

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Elon Musk is trying to help Australia with its big energy crisis

Elon Musk and Tesla have made good on their promise to help Australia with its energy crisis, installing the world’s largest lithium ion battery.

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Chrome Beats Edge in New Battery Life Tests

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Microsoft has made a number of impressive claims about Microsoft Edge’s battery life — but those claims aren’t holding up under independent analysis.

The post Chrome Beats Edge in New Battery Life Tests appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/internet/251600-independent-analysis-throws-doubt-microsofts-edge-battery-life-claims?source=Computing

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Welcome back! SpaceX's Dragon capsule makes history with second visit to ISS

SpaceX’s uncrewed Dragon capsule made history on Monday as it became the company’s first spacecraft to reconnect with the International Space Station (ISS). The Dragon’s second supply mission comes three years after its first.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/06/welcome-back-spacex-dragon-capsule-makes-history-with-second-visit-to-iss.html

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AI Is Still in Its Formative Years


The electronics industry over the past several years has made tremendous strides in creating artificial intelligence in a manner imagined by Allen Turing in the 1940s. The convergence of algorithmic advances in multilayer neural networks, the evolution of PC GPUs as massively parallel processing accelerators, and the availability of massive data sets fueled by the Internet and widely deployed sensors — big data — has enabled a renaissance in software neural network modeling techniques commonly referred to as “deep learning,” or “DL.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84505.html?rss=1

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Microsoft’s $999 Surface Laptop Is a Blatant Windows 10 Store Push

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Microsoft’s previous hardware efforts have always made good sense if you were in a niche whose needs they were designed to meet. The new Surface Laptop takes everything good about previous Surface products and flushes it.

The post Microsoft’s $999 Surface Laptop Is a Blatant Windows 10 Store Push appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/248685-microsofts-999-surface-laptop-locked-overpriced-garbage-system?source=Computing

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YouTube revamps Restricted Mode feature that sparked outrage over LGBT content

YouTube has made changes to its Restricted Mode, which is designed to hide objectionable content, after the feature sparked intense criticism of the video sharing service.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/21/youtube-revamps-restricted-mode-feature-that-sparked-outrage-over-lgbt-content.html

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New CPUs from AMD, Intel now locked out of Windows Update on Windows 7, 8.1

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Microsoft has made good on its plans to stop all support for Ryzen and Kaby Lake owners running any OS but Windows 10. Going forward, using one of these chips in Windows 7 or 8.1 will prevent you from downloading any security or software updates in Windows Update.

The post New CPUs from AMD, Intel now locked out of Windows Update on Windows 7, 8.1 appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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US Army unveils new jungle boot, steps up efforts to combat trench foot

These boots are made for walking…in the jungle.

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Nintendo Fans Get Their Hands on the Switch


Nintendo’s Switch made its debut at retail stores on Friday in one of the gaming industry’s most anticipated product launches. The console, which retails for $299.99, is Nintendo’s attempt to revolutionize the industry by offering a device that can provide interactive gaming quality and control whether on the big screen at home, or in a multitude of settings requiring portability — ranging from an airplane to a public park or vacation spot. “The launch of any new Nintendo system is a special day,” noted Nintendo President Reggie Fils-Aime.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84352.html?rss=1

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Social Marketing Grows Up


Before there was experimental data to support various contentions, it made perfect sense to believe that the likes and endorsements posted to friends on social media would drive more business. After all, didn’t we all subscribe to the idea that a disgruntled customer would tell many more people about a brand’s shortcomings than a happy customer would sing its praises? Didn’t we all accept that a social megaphone could be a brand disaster if not handled properly?
Yes, and yes, we did all that. It’s not wrong, at least not totally.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84327.html?rss=1

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Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg donates $1 million to Planned Parenthood, report says

Facebook’s chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg, has reportedly made a sizable donation to the organization.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/02/01/facebooks-sheryl-sandberg-donates-1-million-to-planned-parenthood-report-says.html

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