Microsoft Set to Unveil New Surface Pro With No USB-C or Thunderbolt

Microsoft's Surface has gone from a proof of concept into the spearhead of Microsoft's hardware business

Microsoft is prepping an update to its Surface Pro 4, but the company won’t be making any dramatic changes to its hardware.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/249628-microsoft-set-unveil-new-surface-pro-no-usb-c-thunderbolt-support?source=Computing

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Aircraft carrier tech makes landings for fighter pilots safer

A new carrier landing technology allows jet wings to better control lift, making landings for fighter pilots safer and more precise, according to Military.com.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/09/aircraft-carrier-tech-makes-landings-for-fighter-pilots-safer.html

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Adobe teases AI-based tools to make great portrait photos out of lousy ones

Adobe Sensei uses AI technology to enhance images

Adobe, Apple, and Google are all intent on making smartphone photography as capable as standalone-camera photography — maybe better. Adobe is teasing its vision for fixing portrait photos taken with mobile devices.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/247255-adobe-teases-ai-based-tools-make-great-portrait-photos-lousy-ones?source=Computing

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Facebook tightens privacy, bans developers from harnessing data for surveillance

Facebook, saying it is “committed to building a community where people can feel safe making their voices heard,” updated its privacy policies on Monday to state unambiguously that developers are forbidden from using its data to create surveillance tools.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/14/facebook-tightens-privacy-bans-developers-from-harnessing-data-for-surveillance.html

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Samsung executive confirms plans to move appliance manufacturing to the U.S.

Samsung looks to be making moves … right on over to the United States. According to a report from the Korea Herald, the South Korean tech giant is looking into relocating manufacturing facilities for home appliances to the U.S.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/09/samsung-executive-confirms-plans-to-move-appliance-manufacturing-to-u-s.html

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IBM is making its quantum computer API available to the public

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Come for the IBM news, stay for the brief plain-language intro to quantum computing.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/245335-ibm-making-quantum-computer-api-available-public?source=Computing

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Ambulances in Sweden will be able to 'hijack' car radios during emergencies

The new Swedish system is entering testing in Stockholm in 2017 with the goal of making the roads much safer for emergency professionals and everyday drivers alike.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/01/18/ambulances-in-sweden-will-be-able-to-hijack-car-radios-during-emergencies.html

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Netflix Offers Offline Option at Long Last


Giving in to years of customer pressure, Netflix on Wednesday announced that it was making a limited number of television shows and movies available for viewing offline without a live connection to the Internet. Customers have been asking for a way to view content on airplanes or other locations where Internet service might be unavailable or expensive, noted Eddy Wu, director of product innovation at Netflix. Among the shows already available for download are Orange is the New Black, Narcos and The Crown.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84127.html?rss=1

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Intel announces major AI push with upcoming Knights Mill Xeon Phi, custom silicon

Xeon Phi

Intel is making a huge push into AI and deep learning with its upcoming Knights Mill — but the revamped Xeon Phi isn’t the only major product coming in the next few years. Intel wants AI processing capabilities baked into its cores (at least the high-end ones) at multiple levels.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/239768-intel-announces-major-new-ai-push-upcoming-knights-mill-xeon-phi-custom-silicon?source=Computing

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Young people sharing explicit content for cash on premium Snapchat accounts

Australian artist Jesse Willesee has lifted the lid on how young people are making thousands of dollars a month selling explicit photos and videos on Snapchat.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/08/19/young-people-sharing-explicit-content-for-cash-on-premium-snapchat-accounts.html

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