New strain of malware can take power stations offline

Crash Override disabled part of the electrical grid in Ukraine last year, and many more power stations could be susceptible, according to security experts.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/13/new-strain-malware-can-take-power-stations-offline.html

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Evidence of World War I battle found in Israel

Students of the Melach Ha-Aretz preparatory program who were part of an archaeological dig found rifle cartridges and shell fragments from World War I in an Israeli city.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/10/evidence-world-war-battle-found-in-israel.html

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4 Email Marketing Mistakes to Avoid


I recently received an email from my health club that said, in part: “Dear Chris, We’ve noticed you haven’t been in as regularly in recent weeks. I understand there may be many reasons for not being able to make it in, but I just wanted to send a quick note to check if you’re happy with the service we’ve been providing. Let me know if I can be of any assistance and I hope to see you very soon!” While I appreciate that the health club is at least trying to stay in contact, this email managed to do several things wrong all at once.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84333.html?rss=1

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Controversial video game gun study gets retracted

A controversial study about videogames and guns titled in part “Boom, Headshot!” has been pulled because of issues with the original data, the website Retraction Watch reported recently.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/01/25/controversial-video-game-gun-study-gets-retracted.html

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Amazon is going to train thousands of veterans for jobs in the tech industry

As part of an employment-focused initiative involving more than 200 companies and colleges, Amazon says it’s going to train thousands of veterans and military spouses over the next five years for jobs in the tech industry.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/01/20/amazon-is-going-to-train-thousands-veterans-for-jobs-in-tech-industry.html

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Now we know what Microsoft’s upcoming ‘Game Mode’ for Windows 10 will do

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We now know what Microsoft’s Game Mode does, at least in part. Performance impact estimates are extremely modest.

The post Now we know what Microsoft’s upcoming ‘Game Mode’ for Windows 10 will do appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/242845-now-know-microsofts-upcoming-game-mode-windows-10-will?source=Computing

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Dark patterns and the dark web: FBI joins Rule 41 in setting troubling precedent

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New disclosures reveal that as part of a child porn takedown, the FBI levied surveillance onto some 8,000 IPs in 120 countries, under the auspices of a single warrant. The new era of grey-hat digital surveillance is taking shape. Who will come out on top?

The post Dark patterns and the dark web: FBI joins Rule 41 in setting troubling precedent appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/240451-dark-patterns-and-the-dark-web-fbi-rule-41-troubling-precedent?source=Computing

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AvePoint CEO TJ Jiang: Innovation Through Collaboration


The latest CRM trends “are part of the whole movement toward digitization of the workforce,” said AvePoint CEO TJ Jiang. “We see much more integration and automation in the CRM space. We’ve been working, for instance, to digitize a social welfare organization, where caseworkers will go in the field to service underprivileged children. … Historically, it’s all been paper-based. Now, before they walk into the conversation, they already have the case history, and as they interview, that data is sent in real time.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84058.html?rss=1

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First Intel Optane hardware could be coming to consumer desktops

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Intel could bring its 3D XPoint / Optane technology to the desktop as part of the Kaby Lake refresh, but it’s not clear how the tech would benefit enthusiasts.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/237817-first-intel-optane-hardware-could-be-coming-to-consumer-desktops?source=Computing

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These robots replicate enemy forces

Millions of rounds can be unleashed at these robots and they’ll keep going on going. In part because they have state of the art armor, but also because these robots can think and behave like the enemy … and avoid getting shot.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/05/24/these-robots-replicate-enemy-forces.html

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