5 hacks the pros use time and time again

In the nearly 40 years that the personal computer has been around, we’ve adapted to all kinds of platforms and devices. The everyday consumer has harnessed the internet, learned Microsoft Office and mastered the iPhone. Every year, electronics companies throw us a curveball, like an arsenal of smart TVs or the ability to send money through Facebook Messenger.

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5 hacks the pros use time and time again

In the nearly 40 years that the personal computer has been around, we’ve adapted to all kinds of platforms and devices. The everyday consumer has harnessed the internet, learned Microsoft Office and mastered the iPhone. Every year, electronics companies throw us a curveball, like an arsenal of smart TVs or the ability to send money through Facebook Messenger.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/15/5-hacks-pros-use-time-and-time-again.html

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3 WannaCry Talking Points to Win Security Buy-In


By this point, most tech practitioners — and nearly all security practitioners — know about WannaCry. In fact, you might be sick of people analyzing it, rehashing it, sharing “lessons learned” about it, and otherwise laying out suggestions — in some cases, contradictory — about what you might do differently in the future. The level of unsolicited advice can border on the annoying. That said, there is one avenue that seems to be underexplored: namely, the opportunity for frank and productive discussions with executives about security goals.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84627.html?rss=1

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Data on nearly 200 million US voters exposed in huge GOP contractor leak

The personal details of nearly 200 million voters have been accidentally exposed in the largest U.S. leak of voter data, according to a security expert.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/20/data-on-nearly-200-million-us-voters-exposed-in-huge-gop-contractor-leak.html

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99-million-year-old bird found preserved in amber stuns scientists

Archeologists have just discovered a nearly complete bird, encased in fossilized tree sap, that has remained intact for almost 100 million years.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/12/99-million-year-old-bird-found-preserved-in-amber-stuns-scientists.html

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Scientists just did something even Einstein didn't think was possible

Researchers just confirmed a theory originally proposed by Albert Einstein nearly a century ago, and it’s something that even the famed physicist thought was impossible.

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Itanium’s Last Hurrah: Intel Releases the Itanium 9700 Series as the CPU Finally, Officially Dies

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Today, Intel launched its last Itanium processors. Nearly twenty years after his announcement, the company’s EPIC adventure is finally dead.

The post Itanium’s Last Hurrah: Intel Releases the Itanium 9700 Series as the CPU Finally, Officially Dies appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/249190-itaniums-last-hurrah-intel-releases-itanium-9700-series-cpu-finally-officially-dies?source=Computing

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Facebook is building a helicopter to help deliver internet access in emergencies

After building a solar-powered plane to help deliver internet access nearly two years ago, Facebook is once again building another aircraft to deploy the internet — this time, in the form of a helicopter.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/19/facebook-is-building-helicopter-to-help-deliver-internet-access-in-emergencies.html

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It’s the end of an era as Intel cancels its Intel Developer Forum, effective immediately

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After nearly 20 years, Intel is cancelling its Intel Developer Forum conferences. The company has not announced what event or events will take their place.

The post It’s the end of an era as Intel cancels its Intel Developer Forum, effective immediately appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/247820-end-era-intel-cancels-intel-developer-forum-effective-immediately?source=Computing

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Next Downturn Could Have Silver Lining for IoT


Although nearly every research study and industry survey suggests the Internet of Things market is growing rapidly, plenty of companies are holding back from pursuing IoT opportunities. Ironically, the possibility of a long-overdue financial downturn in the next few years could force executives to put aside their apprehensions and finally launch new IoT initiatives. The vast majority of current IoT deployments are limited in scope and are mostly in trial or development phases, according to a recent Strategy Analytics report.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84443.html?rss=1

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Alabama man 'lucky to be alive' after freak iPhone charging accident

A Huntsville man who was charging his iPhone in his bed while he slept was nearly electrocuted in a freak accident.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/04/alabama-man-lucky-to-be-alive-after-freak-phone-charging-accident.html

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What Do the Academy Awards, AWS and AI Have in Common?


As the tug of war between humans and machines escalates, we’ve become witnesses on nearly a daily basis to events that suggest there won’t be an ultimate winner or loser in this existential battle for survival and supremacy. Just take two little human mistakes that recently received worldwide attention because of the power of today’s technology to magnify their impacts on a global scale. The first was the mistake made by a senior partner at PwC, who was assigned to hand an envelope to an actor tasked to announce the best picture of the year.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84363.html?rss=1

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Facebook is using AI to identify suicidal thoughts — but it's not enough, experts say

For many of its nearly 2 billion users, Facebook is the primary channel of communication, a place where they can share their thoughts, post pictures and discuss every imaginable topic of interest.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/09/facebook-is-using-ai-to-identify-suicidal-thoughts-but-its-not-enough-experts-say.html

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A major Internet outage in Germany on Sunday was probably a botched hack attack

Nearly a million internet users in Germany were knocked offline for much of Sunday and Monday following what’s believed to have been a failed effort to hijack customer routers for the Mirai botnet.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/11/29/major-internet-outage-in-germany-on-sunday-was-probably-botched-hack-attack.html

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Study: 80 percent of students can't differentiate between real and fake news

An 18-month study in 12 states of nearly 8,000 students in junior high school through college found most couldn’t judge news credibility accurately. Many were swayed by good design and writing, or could not discern conflicts of interest.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/11/25/study-80-percent-students-cant-differentiate-between-real-and-fake-news.html

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