Microsoft Windows 10 S Isn’t as Secure as the Company Claims

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Microsoft’s Windows 10 S may be more secure than other versions of the OS, but no operating system is perfectly locked down.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/251467-microsofts-windows-10-s-variant-isnt-secure-company-claims?source=Computing

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WannaCry virus inadvertenly helps Australian drivers avoid speeding tickets

Despite taking down more than 300,000 computers around the world in over 150 countries, affecting countless organizations, the WannaCry ransomware may have helped some unwitting Australian motorists.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/23/wannacry-virus-inadvertenly-helps-australian-drivers-avoid-speeding-tickets.html

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Netflix Climbs the Growth Wave as Cable TV Slides


Things change quickly. A few short years ago, Netflix was nothing more than a mail order video rental business. Since then, it has been growing rapidly and changing. Believe it or not, Netflix today has more U.S. subscribers than cable TV. That’s an amazing accomplishment — and a major hit to traditional cable television. Netflix and cable TV are two different technologies on opposite sides of the growth wave. Cable TV has grown over several decades, but its growth wave has crested in recent years, and it now is on the decline.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84631.html?rss=1

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AMD Looks to Crush Intel’s Xeon With New Epyc Server Chips

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AMD has officially launched its new server platform, and shed more light on the design of its Infinity Fabric in the process.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/251255-amd-takes-fight-intel-new-epyc-server-chips?source=Computing

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Microsoft, others spearheading a 'smart cities' initiative for everyone

Microsoft has teamed up with two organizations to make smart cities more accessible for everyone, including the disabled and elderly.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/14/microsoft-others-spearheading-smart-cities-initiative-for-everyone.html

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Microsoft Issues Surprise Windows XP Patch to Protect From State-Sponsored Hackers

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The company has just released another patch for the aged OS, more than three years after ending support. It turns out unpatched Windows XP is a target of state-sponsored hackers.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/250864-microsoft-issues-surprise-windows-xp-patch-protect-state-sponsored-hackers?source=Computing

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Firms Eager to Try New Sales Technologies, Survey Suggests


More than 80 percent of high-growth sales organizations use five or more sales technologies, suggests a recent online survey of 400 companies. Velocify and the American Association of Indoor Sales Professionals partnered on the research and released their findings on Tuesday. The average number of sales technologies in use was 10, based on the participants’ reports. “There are hundreds of sales technologies available … due to the explosion of inside and virtual sales,” said Kameron Hobbs, director of marketing and operations at AA-ISP.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84609.html?rss=1

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This Is My Rig: David Cardinal’s PC Build for Photoshop

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Building your own PC doesn’t really save you money any more, but rebuilding an old one can be satisfying and provide a nice bump in performance — in this case when I overhauled my primary Photoshop computer.

The post This Is My Rig: David Cardinal’s PC Build for Photoshop appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/249823-this-is-my-rig-cardinal-desktop-pc-build?source=Computing

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Zapping your brain with electricity can aid creativity — but there's a catch

Need to make someone more creative? How about zapping their brain with an electric current? That’s the conclusion of an experiment carried out by researchers in the U.K. But it’s not quite as good as it sounds.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/09/zapping-your-brain-with-electricity-can-aid-creativity-but-theres-catch.html

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Best Software for Malware Removal and Protection

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Now more than ever, our security is being threatened by malware. Ransomware and botnets are big business these days, and targeted attacks have become commonplace. In response, anti-malware apps are broadening in scope. And to help you pick, we’ve assembled six of the best anti-malware solutions on the market.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/248593-best-malware-removal?source=Computing

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Amazon is killing every category it touches, including batteries

Amazon is so big that it now sells more batteries than Duracell and almost as many diapers as Pampers, according to a new report.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/31/amazon-is-killing-every-category-it-touches-including-batteries.html

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Amazon Shares Hit Milestone as E-Commerce Battle Heats Up


Amazon stock surged to more than $1,000 for the first time on Tuesday, marking a milestone for the dominant e-commerce retailer and leaving its closest competitors still trying to figure out a path to closing the gap. Amazon’s shares hovered near $997 in late mid-afternoon trading after reaching $1001.20 earlier in the day, an all-time-high for the stock. Friday’s closing price was $995.78. The key to Amazon’s dominance has been growth in its Prime membership, which has doubled to more than 80 million members in the past two years.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84568.html?rss=1

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Instagram no longer requires square photos in private messages

Private chats on Instagram are getting even more streamlined — photos can now be sent without editing, no crop required. The change also comes with in-chat link previews as Instagram continues to refine Direct.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/26/instagram-no-longer-requires-square-photos-in-private-messages.html

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WannaCry attacks likely linked to North Korea, experts say

It is “highly likely” that the WannaCry cybersecurity attack that infected more than 300,000 computers across the world this month was the handiwork of a hacking group linked to North Korea, Symantec Corp, the Silicon Valley-based cybersecurity firm, wrote in a blog post on Monday.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/23/wannacry-attacks-likely-linked-to-north-korea-experts-say.html

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'Prey' review: Don't trust anything you see

Prey is a game that does everything it had to do and more to compete in this gaming market. The beginning might be hard for some at first, since Prey never really hands the player a weapon, everything must be found. Once you find yourself a few hours in, it may be too late to turn off the system.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/16/prey-review-dont-trust-anything-see.html

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British Hospitals, FedEx Among Thousands Hit by Ransomware


Authorities are investigating a massive ransomware attack that reportedly hit more than 45,000 computers in 74 countries worldwide, including the UK’s NHS England national health service, international delivery service FedEx, and Spanish telecom firm Telefonica. Security experts have linked the exploit to an earlier leak by the Shadow Brokers, who allegedly accessed a trove of hacking tools from the NSA. Based on early information, a number of organizations reported that they were affected by a ransomware attack linked to the Wanna Decryptor.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84529.html?rss=1

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HP Accidentally Ships Laptop Audio Driver With Keylogger Installed

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HP has been shipping a keylogger embedded in its audio drivers across more than two dozen laptops and tablets. Whoops.

The post HP Accidentally Ships Laptop Audio Driver With Keylogger Installed appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/249179-hp-accidentally-ships-audio-driver-keylogger-installed?source=Computing

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