China's Business-Unfriendly Cybersecurity Stance


China’s parliament earlier this month passed a law aimed at addressing the country’s concerns about hacking and terrorism, which has spiked concerns among foreign businesses and human rights advocates. One interpretation of the new law is that it only codifies China’s existing cybersecurity practices. However, 46 global business groups across a variety of industries didn’t see it that way. They outlined potential problems in a letter sent to Chinese Premier Li Keqiang this summer, when the measure was pending.

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Toddler fatally hit by car while mom stares at phone

A 2-year-old girl was killed last month in China while her mother stared at her smartphone, leading many Chinese social media users to call for a change, the New York Times reports.

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New MacBooks may finally be inbound, with faster GPUs, USB-C, and Thunderbolt 3

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Apple is reported to be prepping its MacBook Pro refresh for later this month — say hello to faster chips and OLED touch screens and goodbye to USB connectors, if the rumors are right.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/237846-new-macbooks-may-finally-be-inbound-with-faster-gpus-usb-c-and-thunderbolt-3?source=Computing

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HPE, HP Sued for Elbowing Out Older Employees


HPE and HP are facing a potential class action lawsuit brought earlier this month by four former employees. The companies engaged in widespread age discrimination during a restructuring of the legacy computer and printer manufacturer, according to their complaint. HP from 2012 to 2015 made a series of discriminatory job cuts involving tens of thousands of workers, the suit alleges. Cuts made late last year, when the company split into two separate units, reflected a well-publicized effort to become “younger,” according to the complaint.

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Obama staffers taking over Silicon Valley

On the first day of the Democratic National Convention last month, Demetrios Marantis walked into a reception wearing jeans, an open-collared shirt, a little too much stubble and a suntan.

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Facebook Messenger Counter Rolls Over to 1 Billion


Facebook has announced that the number of people using its Messenger app has surpassed 1 billion a month — a major milestone for what is arguably the most important tool in the company’s growth strategy. A growing number of people are using Messenger to communicate with friends, send money, plan events, play games and tell jokes, the company said, claiming that it’s one of only a handful of apps worldwide with so many users. The announcement follows a series of upgrades to the app, which averaged 800 million users per month in 2015.

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Apple Won't Put Its Money Where Trump's Mouth Is


Apple reportedly has declined to sponsor the Republican National Convention in Cleveland next month amid increasing concerns over the rhetoric coming from presumptive nominee Donald Trump. The company notified RNC officials that it would withdraw its support from the July convention after Trump made a number of highly charged statements targeting minority and religious groups. Apple apparently had planned to provide funding and high-tech equipment to both the Republican and Democratic conventions but has pulled its support from the RNC.

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Deeper Connections


Salesforce held its Connections 2016 user event in Atlanta earlier this month. About 7,000 people attended, but in the Georgia World Congress Center and airplane hangar, attendance seemed smallish. It might have been held down by Gov. Nathan Deal’s slow response to vetoing a religious freedom law largely seen as discriminating against the LGBT community. This isn’t a story about politics, but Salesforce has been a leader in things such as pay parity for women and its willingness to stay out of states that appear to legislate discrimination.

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Air Force maglev sled breaks record at 633 mph

In the New Mexico desert last month, a rocket-powered magnetically-levitated sled broke a world record after it blasted down a track at 633 miles per hour.

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AMD announces new dual-GPU FirePro S9300 x2 designed for HPC and scientific computing

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Earlier this month, AMD announced a new dual-GPU aimed at VR developers — now it’s bringing that same chip to the HPC space. It’s the first time AMD has launched a dual GPU for scientific computing and supercomputer deployments, but the chip’s enormous single-precision performance is somewhat offset by technological limitations.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/225817-amd-announces-new-dual-gpu-firepro-designed-for-hpc

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Off-Broadway musical 'The Crazy Ones' set to bring story of Steve Jobs to the stage

Article Image A musical opening in New York City later this month, The Crazy Ones, will revolve around Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in some of earliest years at the company, including his internal and external conflicts.

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Windows 10 adoption is slowing, despite Microsoft’s best efforts

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Microsoft made Windows 10 a “Recommended” update last month, but that change did nothing for its adoption rate. The pace of new Windows 10 installs has slipped markedly since January.

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Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom gets to hang out with the Pope

Pope Francis is evidently comfortable chewing the fat with tech leaders, last month alone hooking up with Google’s Eric Schmidt and Apple’s Tim Cook.

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