Consumer Reports Yanks All Microsoft Surface Recommendations

The move comes after CR’s hardware reliability survey, which showed significantly higher rates of failure among Surface machines compared with those from other manufacturers.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/254010-consumer-reports-yanks-surface-recommendations-declares-entire-product-family-not-recommended?source=Computing

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Apple CEO Tim Cook: Why we removed VPN apps in China

Apple CEO Tim Cook has defended the tech giant’s controversial move to remove some virtual private network (VPN) apps from its China App Store, saying that Apple is complying with the country’s laws.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/02/apple-ceo-tim-cook-why-removed-vpn-apps-in-china.html

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Apple kowtows to China, pulls some VPN apps from Chinese App Store

The tech giant’s move has sparked criticism from service providers, who say that Virtual Private Networks are crucial for users bypassing the so-called “Great Firewall of China.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/31/apple-kowtows-to-china-pulls-some-vpn-apps-from-chinese-app-store.html

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Facebook to Launch Paywall in Response to Publisher Pushback


Facebook last week confirmed its plan to launch a paywall for content providers, a move that could ease longstanding tensions with traditional publishers who objected to giving away their print stories for free. Campbell Brown, former CNN and NBC News journalist and current head of Facebook’s news partnerships unit, announced the plan at a New York digital media forum, outlining the company’s strategy for monetizing the news content that drives so much of the user engagement on the site.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84699.html?rss=1

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Forget health care — this startup offers cryonic freezing as an employee benefit

Move over foosball tables and free lunches! Silicon Valley-based AI-driven hedge fund Numerai is offering cryonic freezing as an employee benefit in order to attract new recruits.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/11/forget-health-care-this-startup-offers-cryonic-freezing-as-employee-benefit.html

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Twitter safety updates hide abusive tweets in search and replies

Twitter is rolling out stronger measures to suppress abuse on its site. The move sees the platform take a more proactive approach by hiding offensive tweets from various sections of its site using machine learning systems.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/02/08/twitter-safety-updates-hide-abusive-tweets-in-search-and-replies.html

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Lawsuit: Facebook's plan allowing Zuckerberg to maintain control was flawed

Facebook Inc.’s move to change its capital structure was tainted by secret text messages and meddling from financial advisers that pointed to a process rife with conflicts of interest, according to investor lawsuits filed in Delaware.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/12/10/lawsuit-facebooks-plan-allowing-zuckerberg-to-maintain-control-was-flawed.html

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Uber Sees Gold in Autonomous Vehicle Field


Uber has announced the acquisition of startup Geometric Intelligence, a move designed to increase its presence in the autonomous vehicle technology field. Geometric CEO Gary Marcus will become the chief of Uber’s new artificial intelligence business. He will lead the newly formed Uber AI Labs, which will be dedicated to conducting research into artificial intelligence and machine learning, according to Jeff Holden, the company’s chief product officer. The new AI lab initially will be staffed with the 15 employees from Geometric Intelligence.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84147.html?rss=1

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Amazon just announced Amazon Go, a grocery store with no checkout

Amazon is the web’s largest retailer, but the company has long been planning a move into the brick-and-mortar retail scene as well.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/12/05/amazon-just-announced-amazon-go-grocery-store-with-no-checkout.html

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Snapchat unveils $129 sunglasses that can record video in 10-second snippets

In an unexpected if not utterly bizarre move, Snapchat over the weekend introduced a new piece of Snapchat-oriented hardware: Snapchat glasses.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/09/26/snapchat-unveils-129-sunglasses-that-can-record-video-in-10-second-snippets.html

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Everything you need to know about Samsung's unprecedented Galaxy Note 7 recall

In an unprecedented move, Samsung on Friday morning announced that it will recall every Galaxy Note 7 it has produced to date.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/09/02/everything-need-to-know-about-samsungs-unprecedented-galaxy-note-7-recall.html

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Turing Learning breakthrough: Computers can now learn from pure observation

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Soon, the machines really might be watching your every move — and, for the first time, independently making sense of what they see.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/234669-turing-learning-breakthrough-computers-can-now-learn-from-pure-observation

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Facebook Aims to Scrub Clickbait From News Feed


Facebook last week announced a new move to fight clickbait in the News Feed: downranking links from Web domains and Facebook Pages that consistently post clickbait headlines. Those that stop posting clickbait no longer will be downranked. Users who post links that lead to a clickbait domain on their personal Facebook page also could have their posts downgraded, according to Facebook. The latest adjustment is an extension of Facebook’s earlier efforts to reduce the distribution of clickbait posts.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83785.html?rss=1

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