Consumer Reports slams Microsoft's Surface line, cites 25-percent failure rate

Microsoft’s Surface family suffered a major blow Thursday, as Consumer Reports not only pulled its recommendation forallSurface-branded products, but moves them into the dreaded “not recommended” category.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/10/consumer-reports-slams-microsofts-surface-line-cites-25-percent-failure-rate.html

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Cryptocurrency Craze Sends GPU Prices Skyrocketing — Again

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Cryptocurrency mining is driving GPU prices upwards again, only this time it’s hitting both AMD and Nvidia.

The post Cryptocurrency Craze Sends GPU Prices Skyrocketing — Again appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/251379-cryptocurrency-craze-sends-gpu-prices-skyrocketing?source=Computing

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France believes it can transport people on driverless trains by 2023

Who says cars are the only form of transportation that could benefit from being driverless? Certainly not engineers in France, who have high hopes for the future of their trains — the hope is that they will be driverless.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/19/france-believes-it-can-transport-people-on-driverless-trains-by-2023.html

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3 Ways Your Sales Organization Should Prepare for AI


AI is a trend, and it’s always nice to be trendy, but as great as CPQ is, it’s still only one source of data. Without sufficient data, AI is extremely limited. It’s like allowing your toddler to learn only about colors: The kid might be a whiz with colors, all right, but without context — in other words, more data — that information won’t make any sense. This is the scary, behind-the-curtain aspect of AI: We’re still in a world where the systems depend on us humans to ensure they’re getting the data they need to deliver good results.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84532.html?rss=1

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The best VR headsets and accessories

Whether you’re looking to lay down a couple grand for a top-of-the-line VR rig or only willing to throw-in for the price of a large pizza, there’s a VR setup out there to fit your needs.

The post The best VR headsets and accessories appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/239815-virtual-reality-holiday-gift-guide?source=Computing

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Your next Android phone — Samsung Galaxy S8 or Google Pixel?

The Samsung S8 is here but it is only the first of many new phones coming in 2017. And one of the biggest Android challengers is Google’s Pixel smartphone.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/31/your-next-android-phone-samsung-galaxy-s8-or-google-pixel.html

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Watch out, Samsung: Best Galaxy S8 alternatives

Launching March 29, the upcoming Galaxy S8 has spurred a tsunami of rumors and leaks, but it’s not the only exciting phone you should be paying attention to.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/10/watch-out-samsung-best-galaxy-s8-alternatives.html

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Silicon Valley high school makes $24 million from Snap IPO

It’s an only in Silicon Valley kind of story: A well-to-do private Catholic high school makes a $15,000 investment five years ago in the company developing the Snapchat app, holds onto it for years and ends up with a windfall of $24 million.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/03/silicon-valley-high-school-makes-24-million-from-snap-ipo.html

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Scientific breakthrough lost? Unique metallic hydrogen sample disappears

Scientists reportedly say that the world’s only sample of metallic hydrogen, which was touted as potentially revolutionizing technology, has disappeared.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/02/27/scientific-breakthrough-lost-unique-metallic-hydrogen-sample-disappears.html

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Self-destructing phones are finally a reality

The idea of a self-destructing phone is usually something you only encounter in goofy spy movies, but it’s actually a potentially valuable invention that could aid in security for high profile individuals.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/02/13/self-destructing-phones-are-finally-reality.html

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Ultimate virtual reality holiday gift guide

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Whether you’re looking to lay down a couple grand for a top-of-the-line VR rig or only willing to throw-in for the price of a large pizza, there’s a VR setup out there to fit your needs.

The post Ultimate virtual reality holiday gift guide appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/239815-virtual-reality-holiday-gift-guide?source=Computing

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