Snapchat is getting a new look because it's 'too hard to use'

One of the major complaints about Snapchat over the years has been that it’s too hard to use. As it struggles to grow its userbase, CEO Evan Spiegel has done the unthinkable: he is redesigning the app to make it easier to use.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/08/snapchat-is-getting-new-look-because-its-too-hard-to-use.html

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Korean Banks Sue Newegg, Allege Massive Fraud, ‘Classic Ponzi Scheme’

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A major lawsuit claims Newegg, ASI Corp, engaged in fraudulent transactions and built a major Ponzi scheme, defrauding four South Korean banks in the process.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/257832-korean-banks-sue-newegg-allege-massive-fraud-classic-ponzi-scheme?source=Computing

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FTC Tightens Screws on Social Media Influencers


Social media influencer advertising has become a major factor in e-commerce. Marketers of both big and small brands long have committed large chunks of their advertising budgets to endorsements by well-known personalities. Social media influencer campaigns are based on that tried-and-true formula, but the implication is that the endorsements are voluntary. The FTC has taken notice of social media influencer programs and has expressed concern over whether endorsements are voluntary or are paid for in some way.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84876.html?rss=1

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CCleaner Infection More Severe Than Thought, Targeted Microsoft, Google, Samsung

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The CCleaner attack is worse than originally thought, and multiple major companies may have been infected.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/internet/256238-ccleaner-infection-severe-thought-targeted-microsoft-google-samsung?source=Computing

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Biggest Obstacle to Business Success: Multicloud Management


The rise of Microsoft Azure as a major competitor to Amazon Web Services has become a mixed blessing for IT managers. While many were pleased to see Microsoft finally become a cloud-first company and build Azure into a viable alternative to AWS, they now are faced with a new set of challenges in trying to make the most of multiple cloud providers. Every indication is that the adoption of cloud services will continue to accelerate as more and more organizations discover the economic value of moving to on-demand solutions.

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Apple wants to sell 4K movies for $20 on iTunes, but Hollywood is pushing back

With its next major media event reportedly set for September 12th, Apple is working hard to make sure everything comes together in time.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/29/apple-wants-to-sell-4k-movies-for-20-on-itunes-but-hollywood-is-pushing-back.html

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Consumer Reports slams Microsoft's Surface line, cites 25-percent failure rate

Microsoft’s Surface family suffered a major blow Thursday, as Consumer Reports not only pulled its recommendation forallSurface-branded products, but moves them into the dreaded “not recommended” category.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/10/consumer-reports-slams-microsofts-surface-line-cites-25-percent-failure-rate.html

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Intel Announces 18-Core i9 CPU Specs Ahead of AMD Theadripper Launch

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Intel is adding core counts to its Core i9 lineup in a major way, with 12-core chips shipping in a few weeks and 18-core variants arriving by the end of next month.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/253757-intel-announces-specs-18-core-cpus-ahead-amds-theadripper-launch?source=Computing

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DNA breakthrough: Scientists repair genes in human embryos to prevent inherited diseases

In a major scientific breakthrough, researchers have harnessed a gene-editing tool to correct a disease-causing gene mutation in human embryos, preventing the mutation from passing to future generations.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/03/dna-breakthrough-scientists-repair-genes-in-human-embryos-to-prevent-inherited-diseases.html

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AMD Launches Massive Radeon Driver Update 17.7.2

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AMD launched a major driver update with a suite of improvements for gamers and professional developers alike.

The post AMD Launches Massive Radeon Driver Update 17.7.2 appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/253185-amd-launches-major-radeon-software-17-7-2?source=Computing

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Western Digital Unveils 96-layer NAND, 4-bit QLC breakthrough

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Western Digital has announced a pair of major breakthroughs in NAND flash technology. The company is claiming it will commercialize 96-layer 3D NAND next year, and that it has found a way to build NAND that can store up to four bits of data per cell.

The post Western Digital Unveils 96-layer NAND, 4-bit QLC breakthrough appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/251774-western-digital-announces-new-96-layer-nand-4-bit-qlc-breakthrough?source=Computing

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Petya Ransomware Sinks Global Businesses Into Chaos


A new ransomware exploit dubbed “Petya” struck major companies and infrastructure sites this week, following last month’s WannaCry ransomware attack, which wreaked havoc on more than 300,000 computers across the globe. Petya is believed to be linked to the same set of hacking tools as WannaCry. Petya already has taken thousands of computers hostage, impacting companies and installations ranging from Ukraine to the U.S. to India. It has impacted a Ukrainian international airport, and multinational shipping, legal and advertising firms.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84643.html?rss=1

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82nd Airborne turns 100: Here are 4 major innovations over the past 100 years

This is the centennial year of the US Army 82nd Airborne Division. At Major General Michael Kurilla’s remarks at the 100th Anniversary Memorial Service on May 24, he touched on the group’s history, noting: “A group of Americans from all over the country [formed] to fight as a cohesive unit. This had never been done before. They represented the values of All Americans.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/08/82nd-airborne-turns-100-here-are-4-major-innovations-over-past-100-years.html

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Softbank Vision Fund Attracts $93B From Gulf States, Apple, Others


The Softbank Vision Fund has closed its first major funding round raising more than $93 billion in capital from the Gulf states, as well as tech stalwarts Apple, Qualcomm and others. Softbank, which last fall launched the fund with backing from the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia, said it has received new commitments from the Mubadala Investment Fund from the United Arab Emirates. The Softbank Vision Fund, which has targeted a $100 billion close within six months, also received commitment pledges from Foxconn and Sharp.

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L2 vs. L3 cache: What’s the Difference?

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What is L2 cache? What is L3 cache? What is the major difference between the two? All your cache questions have been answered.

The post L2 vs. L3 cache: What’s the Difference? appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/55662-top-tip-difference-between-l2-and-l3-cache?source=Computing

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Foundry Futures: TSMC, Samsung, GlobalFoundries, and Intel Gear Up For 7nm and Beyond

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Samsung, TSMC, GlobalFoundries, and Intel all have major technology ramps scheduled for the next four years. Here’s what is coming down the pipe.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/249075-foundry-futures-tsmc-samsung-globalfoundries-intel-gear-7nm-beyond?source=Computing

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Microsoft Aims to School Google With Education Onslaught


Microsoft on Tuesday launched a major effort to bulldoze its way into the educational computing space carved out by Google, with the introduction of a streamlined operating system called “Windows 10 S,” a range of new collaborative programs for K-12 schools, and two new Surface laptops aimed at the college student market. The Surface laptop runs on the Windows 10 S operating system, featuring an Intel Core 7th generation processor, 14.5 hours of battery life, a 13.5 inch PixelSense display, optically bonded Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and a keyboard covered in Alcantara material.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84500.html?rss=1

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