Early Qualcomm Server CPU Benchmarks Could Mean Big Trouble for Intel

Qualcomm Centriq

Qualcomm’s new Centriq servers are proving to be powerful solutions. Intel ought to be looking over its shoulder, at least a little.

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Snapchat is getting a new look because it's 'too hard to use'

One of the major complaints about Snapchat over the years has been that it’s too hard to use. As it struggles to grow its userbase, CEO Evan Spiegel has done the unthinkable: he is redesigning the app to make it easier to use.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/08/snapchat-is-getting-new-look-because-its-too-hard-to-use.html

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Sneaky fake WhatsApp app attracts more than 1 million downloads

Over a million Android users may have been duped into downloading a fake WhatsApp product on Google Play, thanks to a character space.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/06/sneaky-fake-whatsapp-app-attracts-more-than-1-million-downloads.html

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Microsoft Will End Final Free Windows 10 Upgrade Program On December 31

Windows-10

The official free upgrade offer has been over for more than a year, but now Microsoft is ending the final workaround that let you get Windows 10 by telling a little white lie.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/258161-microsoft-will-end-final-free-windows-10-upgrade-program-december-31?source=Computing

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Is USB-C Chasing an Unachievable Goal?

USB-C-Feature

USB-C sells a dream of uniting every cable standard and protocol over a single cable, but so far the fairy tale hasn’t stood up to cold reality.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/257684-usb-c-chasing-unachievable-goal?source=Computing

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Small Companies Often in the Dark About Cyberattacks


Nearly 60 percent of small businesses have been the victims of a cyberattack over the past year, but the vast majority didn’t realize that they had been attacked, according to Nationwide’s third annual survey of 1,069 businesses with fewer than 299 employees. Initially, only 13 percent of the participating companies said they had been victims of a cyberattack. However, after they were shown a list of cyberattack types — ranging from phishing scams to trojan horses to ransomware — that figure shot up to 58 percent.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84865.html?rss=1

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Las Vegas shooting: Tech execs, including Tim Cook, express condolences

Tech executives took to social media to express their condolences over the mass shooting in Las Vegas that has left at least 50 people dead and more than 400 injured.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/02/las-vegas-shooting-tech-execs-including-tim-cook-express-condolences.html

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Facebook will release Russia-linked ads to Congress, Mark Zuckerberg says

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the social network would hand over the political ads that were purchased by Russian operatives to Congress.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/21/facebook-will-release-russia-linked-ads-to-congress-mark-zuckerberg-says.html

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Elon Musk facing growing chorus of critics on 'evil' artificial intelligence

Despite Elon Musk’s continued warnings, evil machines won’t take over the world, two experts said this week.

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Lenovo Faces No Significant Penalty for Security-Destroying Superfish Debacle

Lenovo

Lenovo has settled the case brought by the FTC and 32 states over its Superfish software and the security it broke with its own lax practices. The company faces no significant penalty for its actions.

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Enterprise SaaS Market Skyrockets: Report


The enterprise SaaS market grew 31 percent year over year, totaling almost $15 billion in revenue in Q2 2017, according to Synergy Research. Collaboration was the highest growth segment. Microsoft is the clear leader in overall enterprise SaaS revenues, having overtaken Salesforce a year ago. Microsoft’s acquisition last year of LinkedIn gave its SaaS operations a significant boost. “Across its whole business, Microsoft has a good cloud-oriented vision in place and is executing strongly,” said John Dinsdale, chief analyst at Synergy Research.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84785.html?rss=1

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Elon Musk thinks artificial intelligence could cause World War III

Renowned for his concerns over artificial intelligence and its potential negative impact on humanity, tech titan Elon Musk has made his most concerning comments yet surrounding AI.It could be the cause of World War 3.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/05/elon-musk-thinks-artificial-intelligence-could-cause-world-war-iii.html

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Google may take on Surface and MacBook laptops with the Chromebook Pixel

Google may have moved over some of its Project Bison plans to a newly rumored Chromebook Pixel laptop. If true, it would mean new competition for the likes of Apple’s MacBooks and Microsoft’s Surface range.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/23/google-may-take-on-surface-and-macbook-laptops-with-chromebook-pixel.html

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Apple readies $1B war chest for Hollywood programming

Apple Inc. has set a budget of roughly $1 billion to procure and produce original content over the next year, according to people familiar with the matter—a sign of how serious the iPhone maker is about making a splash in Hollywood.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/16/apple-readies-1b-war-chest-for-hollywood-programming.html

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Trump attacks Amazon on Twitter again, says it's 'doing great damage' to retailers

For the second time in a little over a month, President Donald Trump has taken to Twitter to attack Amazon over taxes.

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Billionaire space prospectors are racing to mine the moon, and that's a good thing

Over the next 10 years, space-age prospectors will fly to the moon in hopes of striking it rich. And this interplanetary cash-grab might just be the key to human survival, centuries down the line.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/24/billionaire-space-prospectors-are-racing-to-mine-moon-and-thats-good-thing.html

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Microsoft Kills Windows 10 Feature Updates For Older CPUs

Intel Atom Z2580, Clover Trail+

Over two years ago, Microsoft promised to provide Windows 10 updates to all hardware over the supported lifetime of the device. That vague phrase has begun to have consequences.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/252777-microsoft-kills-windows-10-feature-update-support-pcs-tablets?source=Computing

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