Twitter notifies 677G users of Russian election propaganda

Over 677,000 people in the US liked, retweeted or followed Twitter accounts possibly tied with Russian efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/22/twitter-notifies-677g-users-russian-election-propaganda.html

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House lawmakers demand answers from Apple on throttling older phones

The fallout over Apple’s throttling of older iPhones is continuing as Republican lawmakers sent a letter on Friday to the tech giant demanding answers to more than a dozen questions.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/15/house-lawmakers-demand-answers-from-apple-on-throttling-older-phones.html

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PC Market Grows for the First Time Since 2011

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The new report from analyst firm IDC shows a 0.7 percent increase in PC shipments over the last quarter of 2017.

The post PC Market Grows for the First Time Since 2011 appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/262011-pc-market-grows-first-time-since-2011?source=Computing

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IBM Plans to Reassign 31,000 Workers, Will Cut 10,000 Positions in 2018

IBM is firing over 10,000 workers and reassigning 30,000 more as part of yet another round of downsizing and reassignment.

The post IBM Plans to Reassign 31,000 Workers, Will Cut 10,000 Positions in 2018 appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/261905-ibm-plans-reassign-31000-workers-will-cut-10000-positions-2018?source=Computing

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Intel Hit With Class Action Lawsuits Over ‘Meltdown’ Security Flaw

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Intel is facing multiple lawsuits over Meltdown and Spectre, but it’s not clear that consumers have been harmed in this scenario — at least, not in a legally actionable way.

The post Intel Hit With Class Action Lawsuits Over ‘Meltdown’ Security Flaw appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/261574-class-action-lawsuits-intel-ceo-meltdown-flaw?source=Computing

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Apple to open source its first graphical OS from the Lisa

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Apple is checking over the code and could give the green light to release it in a few months.

The post Apple to open source its first graphical OS from the Lisa appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/261276-apple-open-source-first-graphical-os-lisa?source=Computing

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Top last-minute holiday gifts for gamers

The holiday shopping season is almost over, but a lot of folks are still getting their gifts together, while others rely on the last minute to get all their shopping done. So if you’re still stuck for gift ideas for the gamers in your life, we have a few suggestions.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/21/top-last-minute-holiday-gifts-for-gamers.html

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Drone ban: FAA adds to the list of places where you can’t fly your bird

The FAA has banned drone flights over nuclear sites … not that you were thinking about flying your machine over such a facility, of course. Violators face criminal charges, the FAA confirmed.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/19/drone-ban-faa-adds-to-list-places-where-can-t-fly-your-bird.html

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Google drops YouTube from Amazon's Fire TV, Echo Show

Google is pulling YouTube from Amazon’s Echo Show and Fire TV devices over the online retailer’s refusal to carry certain products from the search company.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/06/google-drops-youtube-from-amazons-fire-tv-echo-show.html

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Lawyer: Swede convicted of 'online' rape will appeal

A Swede convicted of rape over the internet after coercing teenagers in Canada, Britain and the United States to perform sexual acts in front of webcams, will appeal the verdict.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/01/lawyer-swede-convicted-online-rape-will-appeal.html

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8 innovative gadget gifts for the techie in your life

What will make the techie in your life happy over the holidays? Try these brand new gadgets that all have a high-end feature that sets them apart from the pack. We tested each one to make sure they perform according to the specs and meet the demanding needs of true geeks.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/01/8-innovative-gadget-gifts-for-techie-in-your-life.html

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Black Friday Shoppers Embrace Mobile, Set New Online Records


U.S. retailers crossed a historic new threshold over Thanksgiving weekend as consumers set new records for e-commerce activity and embraced mobile shopping like never before. The record-breaking $5.03 billion spent online on Black Friday — a 17 percent increase from a year ago — was in line with expectations. Consumers spent about $43.42 billion on e-commerce holiday shopping from Nov. 1 to Nov. 26, about 18 percent above a year ago. Mobile devices were used for 54.3 percent of visits and 36.9 percent of online revenue on Black Friday.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84972.html?rss=1

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Drone drops leaflets over football stadiums, raising security concerns

A drone pilot was arrested Sunday afternoon after he sent his drone over football stadiums in Santa Clara and Oakland and dropped anti-media leaflets, raising safety fears over such future stunts involving drones.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/27/drone-drops-leaflets-over-football-stadiums-raising-security-concerns.html

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Trump Puts Federal Cloud Investments on Front Burner


One of the few policies that President Donald Trump’s administration has carried over from his predecessor is that the federal government needs to make vast information technology performance upgrades — especially to cloud-based platforms. That should comfort vendors seeking business in the federal market at all levels of cloud offerings — hardware, software or services. Only 3 percent to 4 percent of federal IT is cloud-based, noted Chris Liddell, director of the American Technology Council.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84968.html?rss=1

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Hacker targets Sacramento Regional Transit, deletes 30 million files in ransomware attack

A hacker hit Sacramento Regional Transit over the weekend, deleting about 30 million files in a ransomware attack.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/21/hacker-targets-sacramento-regional-transit-deletes-30-million-files-in-ransomware-attack.html

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Early Qualcomm Server CPU Benchmarks Could Mean Big Trouble for Intel

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

The post Early Qualcomm Server CPU Benchmarks Could Mean Big Trouble for Intel appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/259036-early-qualcomm-server-cpu-benchmarks-mean-big-trouble-intel?source=Computing

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