Haggling Really Works When You Buy a New TV, Laptop, or Other Device

If you’re planning to buy an ultrathin laptop or a 4K TV in the next few months, you may want to brush up on your negotiation skills.

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Windows 10 free upgrades are still unofficially available


Officially, Microsoft stopped giving away Windows 10 six months ago. Unofficially, it’s still readily available.

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Signs and Symptoms

It’s been a rough couple of months, and we should talk about something fun and not political, but CRM-centric. I know! Let’s ask how the election influenced CRM. Seriously, there’s a nugget in there that ought to get us all thinking about business and keep our minds off that other stuff. Come on, it’ll be fun. I am not the only one who saw this, but isn’t it amazing how the pollsters got the election prediction exactly wrong? How could that be? They used modern analytics, big data, and more buzzwords than a software salesperson.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84091.html?rss=1

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Intel details Goldmont CPU architecture at the heart of Apollo Lake

An Avoton (Silvermont) wafer

After months of silence on its CPU improvements, Intel’s programming and reference guides have told us what the company didn’t disclose.

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Spotify may be killing your SSD


Spotify has had a bug for months that causes enormous amounts of data to be written to local drives. On hard drives, that’s a nuisance. On SSDs, it could prematurely kill the drive.

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Microsoft Dynamics Edges Out Salesforce, Oracle for HP Win

Just two months after announcing the integration of its CRM and ERP platform under the Microsoft Dynamics 365 umbrella, Microsoft this week announced a six-year agreement to deploy the service to HP Inc.’s ranks. Under the agreement, HP will deploy the Microsoft Dynamics platform — including Azure, Office 365 and other solutions — to tens of thousands of its employees. The move will integrate HP’s sales, marketing and service operations on a common cloud platform.

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Einstein to Make Dreamforce Appearance

Salesforce plans to unveil Einstein, an artificial intelligence product, at next month’s Dreamforce 16. Einstein integration will give Salesforce’s sales, service, marketing, collaboration and e-commerce products predictive suggestion and insights capabilities. It will serve as a new nerve system across the entire business. AI is key to Salesforce’s future, CEO Marc Benioff has emphasized on more than one occasion. Salesforce in recent years has acquired several AI companies, as well as advanced analytics and machine learning firms.

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Threat of fire provokes hoverboard recall

After months of warnings from the Consumer Product Safety Commission about the dangers of hoverboards, 10 companies today announced recalls of more than a half million of the devices.

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Apple scraps GOP convention support over Trump, report says

Apple is reportedly withholding support for next month’s Republican presidential convention over comments made by Donald Trump about women, immigrants and minorities.

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Man known as Facebook 'spam king' sent to jail

A man who earned the notorious title of the “spam king” of Facebook has been sentenced to 30 months in jail. Wallace Sanford confessed to sending 27 million junk messages to hundreds of thousands of Facebook users over the course of several months.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/06/16/man-known-as-facebook-spam-king-sent-to-jail.html

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Shades of Superfish: Lenovo begs users to uninstall its own software due to massive security flaws

Fifteen months after Superfish, Lenovo still hasn’t learned its lesson. The company’s latest hardware is still shipping with critical security flaws, and the company is still trying to protect itself by claiming it only affects its consumer product lines, not business or enterprise.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/229788-shades-of-superfish-lenovo-begs-users-to-uninstall-its-own-crapware-due-to-massive-security-flaws

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Samsung suggests you don’t update to Windows 10 until it gets around to making drivers

In case the quality of the display on the Samsung KS9500 isn't compelling enough for you to drop a few grand, it includes a SmartThngs hub.
Eighteen months is apparently not long enough for Samsung to develop Windows 10 drivers.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/229433-samsung-suggests-you-dont-update-to-windows-10-until-it-gets-around-to-making-drivers

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Confusion Reigns Over Wright's 'I Am Satoshi' Claim

Five months after being outed — and subsequently investigated by police and tax authorities — Craig Steven Wright on Monday stepped forward to claim that he really is the cofounder of bitcoin who operated in secret for years under the name “Satoshi Nakamoto.” Wright penned a lengthy blog post and giving a series of extensive interviews, apparently in the hope of convincing the world that he is the legitimate founder of bitcoin, a controversial cryptocurrency that has caused head-scratching from Silicon Valley to Wall Street.

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Nest to permanently brick Revolv smart home devices

Nest is shutting down a competitor it bought 17 months ago — and deactivating the $299 smart home systems that those users purchased at the same time, with no plan to provide a replacement and in violation of the original company’s lifetime guarantee.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/226020-nest-to-permanently-brick-revolv-smart-home-devices

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Barclays adds Apple Pay support 9 months after UK launch

Article Image After months of waiting in the wings, Barclays customers in the UK can now provision bank-issued cards for use with Apple Pay on compatible devices, as the bank finally flipped the switch on Apple’s mobile payments service.

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Get your B-side on! Beatles Anthology lands on Spotify, Apple Music

Just a few months after Beatles fans received one spectacular Christmas present in the form of the release of the band’s entire official catalog on streaming services Christmas Eve, they’re getting another awesome addition.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/04/04/get-your-b-side-on-beatles-anthology-lands-on-spotify-apple-music.html

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