Islamic State backers find new way to share propaganda: Instagram

As the Islamic State continues to search for new methods to recruit members and share its propaganda, it’s turned to social networks, such as Facebook and Twitter.

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Consumers Are Ready to Embrace 'Futuristic' Payment Tech


As many as 80 percent of U.S. residents support frictionless payment methods and technologies, suggests a survey of 1,000 consumers Viewpost published this week. Among its other findings:
Nearly 51 percent of survey participants were paid electronically through direct deposit;
Eighty-three percent of respondents believed paper checks would be eliminated completely within the next 20 years, and one-third expected their demise in just five years; and only 11 percent thought companies would continue to use paper-based billing.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84672.html?rss=1

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CIA Tools to Spy on Offline Computers with USB Drives Leaked

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A new cache of CIA documents posted on Wikileaks reveals the methods employed by the CIA to hack so-called “air-gapped” machines. As with many exploits, it relies on people being the weak link.

The post CIA Tools to Spy on Offline Computers with USB Drives Leaked appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/251390-leak-reveals-cia-tools-spy-offline-computers-usb-drives?source=Computing

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Researchers increase the storage capacity of DNA to 214 petabytes per gram

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This new technique packs 100 times more data into DNA than previous methods.

The post Researchers increase the storage capacity of DNA to 214 petabytes per gram appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/245304-researchers-increase-storage-capacity-dna-214-petabytes-per-gram?source=Computing

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Google unveils super-resolution ‘zoom-and-enhance’ tech

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Not content with traditional methods of increasing the detail in blurry images, Google researchers have invented a way to add detail by borrowing from other, similar images.

The post Google unveils super-resolution ‘zoom-and-enhance’ tech appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/244105-google-unveils-super-resolution-tech-enhances-works?source=Computing

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Breakup service does the dirty work

The Breakup Shop’s unconventional methods spark a conversation about the ever-increasing role technology plays in modern relationships, especially among millennials.


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Don't open that attachment from your office scanner

Malware makes its way to computers in many ways, but one of the most common methods is by tricking users into opening email attachments that seem to have come from a friend, relative or other trustworthy sender.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/02/12/dont-open-that-attachment-from-your-office-scanner.html

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Apple invents active shutter system to protect iPhones from liquid, contaminants

Article Image An Apple patent application published Thursday details methods of implementing a powered shutter system that automatically blocks access to speaker, microphone and other iPhone and iPad port openings, protecting the sensitive components within.

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Researchers tap high-tech to solve 'Michelangelo bronzes' mystery

Researchers in the U.K. are using an assortment of high-tech methods – neutron imaging, XRF analysis, 360-degree laser scanning, 3D printing, and real-time X-ray videography – to get a clearer understanding of two Renaissance-era bronze statues believed to be made by Michelangelo.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/07/06/researchers-reconstruct-possible-michelangelo-bronzes/

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New microprocessor claims 10x energy improvement

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A new semiconductor company, Ambiq Micro, is claiming that its methods of building chips can dramatically increase overall efficiency thanks to leveraging a technique called subthreshold computing. Could this dramatically improve battery life in next-generation wearables?

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/198285-new-microprocessor-claims-10x-energy-improvement-thanks-to-subthreshold-voltage-operation

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Taiwanese regulators clear Apple, other smartphone makers of violating data privacy laws

Taiwan’s National Communications Commission on Wednesday announced a conclusion to its probe regarding methods by which certain smartphones, including Apple’s iPhone, transmit personal data, ultimately finding that none of the 12 companies investigated breached local privacy laws.



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Apple exploring new ways of melting and feeding Liquidmetal for manufacturing

Apple is still working to perfect methods of manufacturing Liquidmetal parts, according to a new patent application published Thursday by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, with the company moving on to processes for melting the unique metal alloy and feeding it to casting and processing equipment.



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Future carrier to feature more prebuilt parts

The Navy and Newport News Shipbuilding are working on new shipbuilding methods and making early progress with initial construction of the second, next-generation Ford-class aircraft carrier slated to enter service in March 2023 — the John F. Kennedy, or CVN 79.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2014/08/07/future-carrier-to-feature-more-prebuilt-parts/

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Google’s Android L delivers enormous battery life increase

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Google’s next major Android version will include new methods of conserving power and boosting battery life — and they’re paying off, big time. Real-world battery life in Android could jump by 20-40% with the new version — even on current hardware.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/185720-googles-android-l-delivers-enormous-battery-life-increase

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Target hackers may take years to find, Secret Service says

Secret Service investigators say they are close to gaining a full understanding of the methods hackers used to breach Target’s computer systems last December.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2014/04/17/target-hackers-may-take-years-to-find/

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