Twitter targets white nationalists and far-right activists in de-verification purge

Twitter removed the “verification” check marks from a number of white nationalists and far-right activists at a purge on Wednesday, a week after the platform came under fire for verifying an open white nationalist who organized fatal white nationalist rally in Charlottesville in August.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/16/twitter-targets-white-nationalists-and-far-right-activists-in-de-verification-purge.html

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Apple says fix coming for 'crackling' iPhone 8 issue

A small number of iPhone 8 units are experiencing a “crackling” noise in the device’s earpiece, according to news reports. Apple says a fix is coming, though.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/27/apple-says-fix-coming-for-crackling-iphone-8-issue.html

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Kari's Law: A 911 Fix That Will Make the US Safer


The 911 emergency number was created when telephones were connected by wires, before cellphones or VoIP in the home, and before Multi-Line Telephone Systems in the enterprise. In the early days, anyone could dial 911 for police, fire or medical emergencies. However, in 2017, dialing 911 unfortunately is no guarantee that a call for help will reach a 911 service that can identify the location of the caller immediately. When consumers dropped land lines and started using Internet phone services, a 911 problem surfaced.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84752.html?rss=1

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What's Up With Google Docs


Google on Wednesday introduced a number of collaborative features to its office productivity tools. The latest versions of Google Docs, Sheets and Slides will include new editing functionality that will enable office teams to work together in real time on the most up-to-date versions of their files. The new features will ensure that every collaborator is working on the same document, explained Birkan Icacan, product manager for Google Docs. Changes to the documents can be made not only via a desktop, as was possible with previous versions of the software, but also via Android and iOS mobile devices.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84742.html?rss=1

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Microsoft Boosts Phone Linking in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

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The Fall Creators Update already packs a number of new features and abilities, but MS apparently isn’t done adding new options quite yet.

The post Microsoft Boosts Phone Linking in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/253270-microsoft-adds-smartphone-linking-new-features-windows-10s-fall-creators-update?source=Computing

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AMD Announces Threadripper Speeds and Pricing, Lists Ryzen 3 Specs

AMD shared a number of new CPU details today, including its plans for Ryzen 3, a new 12-core Threadripper option, CPU pricing, and a rough launch window.

The post AMD Announces Threadripper Speeds and Pricing, Lists Ryzen 3 Specs appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/252362-amd-announces-threadripper-launch-window-speeds-prices-details-upcoming-ryzen-3?source=Computing

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Famed Apple engineer details the iPhone's secret history

With the 10th anniversary of the iPhone’s release this week, a number of Apple engineers who played an instrumental role in the iPhone’s creation have been conducting interviews and shedding new light on how Apple managed to create such a revolutionary product in just about two years.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/30/famed-apple-engineer-details-iphones-secret-history.html

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Chrome Beats Edge in New Battery Life Tests

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Microsoft has made a number of impressive claims about Microsoft Edge’s battery life — but those claims aren’t holding up under independent analysis.

The post Chrome Beats Edge in New Battery Life Tests appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/internet/251600-independent-analysis-throws-doubt-microsofts-edge-battery-life-claims?source=Computing

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Scientists may have found evidence of a parallel universe

The idea that we might be living in just one of an infinite number of universes has been fodder for scientific debate and sci-fi movie plots for a long time, but coming up with evidence to support the theory has been hard to come by.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/01/scientists-may-have-found-evidence-parallel-universe.html

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Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort can be easily hacked, investigators say

The Wi-Fi networks at Mar-a-Lago and a number of other Trump properties can be hacked in a matter of minutes, according to a team of investigators.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/18/trumps-mar-lago-resort-can-be-easily-hacked-investigators-say.html

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WannaCry ransomware hits 'limited number' of U.S. companies, DHS official says

Department of Homeland Security officials told Fox News on Monday that a “limited number” of U.S. companies were hit by the “WannaCry” malicious software over the weekend.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/15/wannacry-ransomware-hits-limited-number-u-s-companies-dhs-official-says.html

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Samsung Poised to Overtake Intel as World’s Largest Chip Maker

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Samsung makes and sells a phenomenal number of phones, computers, and other electronics. However, many devices that don’t bear the Samsung brand still have parts manufactured by Samsung in them.

The post Samsung Poised to Overtake Intel as World’s Largest Chip Maker appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/mobile/248709-samsung-poised-overtake-intel-worlds-largest-chip-maker?source=computing

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WhatsApp Field-Trials Business Chat


WhatsApp reportedly has been conducting tests of a business chat system with a number of companies that are part of the Y Combinator startup incubator. The application programming interface, or API, gives companies a direct line of communication with WhatsApp users. WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum last year said the company would seek to monetize the free chat service by providing businesses with direct access to consumers. He ruled out ads. The approach WhatsApp is taking could have stumbling blocks built in.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84370.html?rss=1

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A technical glitch left some Facebook users locked out of their accounts

Concerned certainly describes the mindset of a number of Facebook users who, out of the blue and for no apparent reason, found themselves logged out of their accounts on February 24.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/02/27/technical-glitch-left-some-facebook-users-locked-out-their-accounts.html

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ZTE Blade V8 Pro First Look: Premium Features at a Low Price

The ZTE Blade V8 Pro is one of a growing number of Android smartphones that provide all of the qualities you’d find in top-shelf phones at very affordable prices.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/02/10/zte-blade-v8-pro-first-look-premium-features-at-low-price.html

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Calling Facebook Customer Service? Beware of Fraudsters


Googling for a Facebook customer support phone number may connect users with fraudsters. A fraudulent number reportedly appeared not only as top result in a Google search, but also as a featured snippet — that is, highlighted in a box at the top of the search results. An investigator who called the number, posing as a Facebook customer who had been locked out of his account, was instructed to purchase an iTunes card and then call back with the card number and security code. He then would receive a password to unlock his account.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84276.html?rss=1

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Microsoft’s Creators Update will include a new Windows Defender Security Center

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Windows 10’s Creators Update will pack a number of improvements, including a new Windows Defender Security Center and a centralized location for managing devices and applications.

The post Microsoft’s Creators Update will include a new Windows Defender Security Center appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/243336-microsofts-creators-update-windows-10-will-include-new-security-center?source=Computing

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iPhone 6s Battery Problem: What You Need to Know

Since early November, a growing number of iPhone 6s owners around the world have been complaining about their phones shutting down unexpectedly, even when there was significant charge left accord…

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/11/30/iphone-6s-battery-problem-what-need-to-know.html

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