Gartner Predicts PC Industry Will Grow, but Only One Part of It

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After declining for the past six years, the PC market might finally start to grow again in 2018 and 2019, but certain categories fare much better than others.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/257655-gartner-predicts-pc-industry-will-grow?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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Oculus and HTC Both Slashed VR Prices, Didn’t See Same Benefits

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HTC and Oculus both slashed prices this past summer, but the benefits don’t seem to have helped them equally. All of this is playing out at a time when VR is being scrutinized to see how much momentum it’s actually built and whether it’ll impact the future of PC gaming in a meaningful way.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/256924-oculus-htc-slashed-vr-prices-summer-didnt-see-benefits?source=Computing

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Scientists detect strange repeating radio burst on the other side of the cosmos

Fast radio bursts, or FRBs, have baffled scientists for the past decade. Until recently, we’ve only seen a FRB repeat once, and now we’ve observed another. But what does this latest discovery mean?

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/31/scientists-detect-strange-repeating-radio-burst-on-other-side-cosmos.html

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Toyota now has a robot that can help disabled people around the house

Like the rest of the automotive industry, Toyota is beginning to think past the traditional automobile and focus on mobility. And with that, the company has shown off its Human Support Robot (HSR), after testing it with a U.S. war veteran in his home.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/30/toyota-now-has-robot-that-can-help-disabled-people-around-house.html

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AI Is Still in Its Formative Years


The electronics industry over the past several years has made tremendous strides in creating artificial intelligence in a manner imagined by Allen Turing in the 1940s. The convergence of algorithmic advances in multilayer neural networks, the evolution of PC GPUs as massively parallel processing accelerators, and the availability of massive data sets fueled by the Internet and widely deployed sensors — big data — has enabled a renaissance in software neural network modeling techniques commonly referred to as “deep learning,” or “DL.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84505.html?rss=1

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The burger of the future comes from crickets, not cows

Agriculture has come a long way in the past century. We produce more food than ever before — but our current model is unsustainable, and as the world’s population rapidly approaches the 8 billion mark, modern food production methods will need a radical transformation if they’re going to keep up. But luckily, there’s a range […]

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/26/burger-future-comes-from-crickets-not-cows.html

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Bizarre transparent 'alien cylinder' spotted on live NASA feed

UFO experts claim a mysterious object captured flying past the International Space Station (ISS) on NASA’s live feed is actually an “alien cylinder”.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/21/bizarre-transparent-alien-cylinder-spotted-on-live-nasa-feed.html

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Fake VPN services are popping up after GOP Congress kills privacy rules

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Interest in VPNs has skyrocketed in the past week now that ISP privacy laws have been rescinded, but be wary of what’s being offered.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/247185-fake-vpn-services-popping-gop-congress-kills-privacy-rules?source=Computing

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This little gadget turns any headphones into wireless headphones

Apple just reported its financial results for the holiday quarter this past week, and it confirmed that it sold more iPhones during that three-month period than it has ever sold before.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/02/06/this-little-gadget-turns-any-headphones-into-wireless-headphones.html

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How to Fix (Hopefully) the MacBook Pro's Battery Life Problem

In the past few days, Apple’s new MacBook Pro has provoked heated complaints in user forums from consumers disappointed with their new laptops’ battery life.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/12/08/how-to-fix-hopefully-macbook-pro-battery-life-problem.html

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If you've ever used AdultFriendFinder, your details may have just been stolen

More than 400 million users — past and present — of AdultFriendFinder and several associated sites have apparently had their data stolen in a recent hack. The reported security breach follows another on the adult site just 18 months ago.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/11/14/if-youve-ever-used-adultfriendfinder-your-details-may-have-just-been-stolen.html

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Apple is now officially a dongle company that happens to make smartphones and computers (Updated)

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Apple may have introduced new MacBook Pros last week, but 2016 — and most of the past few years, if we’re being honest — have been all about the dongles.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/238878-apple-now-officially-dongle-company-happens-make-smartphones-computers?source=Computing

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Apple is now officially a dongle company that happens to make smartphones and computers

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Apple may have introduced new MacBook Pros last week, but 2016 — and most of the past few years, if we’re being honest — have been all about the dongles.

The post Apple is now officially a dongle company that happens to make smartphones and computers appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/238878-apple-now-officially-dongle-company-happens-make-smartphones-computers?source=Computing

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Samsung’s mobile division profits fall by 96% in wake of Note 7 disaster

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Samsung’s mobile division took a shellacking this past quarter thanks to the Note 7’s double-recall, but the Korean company believes the problem is behind it, with no long-term impacts on its mobile divisions market share or popularity.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/mobile/238502-samsungs-mobile-division-profits-fall-96-wake-note-7-disaster?source=Computing

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Become the ultimate Pokemon Go gym master with these advanced tips and tricks

If you’ve spent a significant amount of time playing Pokemon Go over the past few weeks, there’s a good chance that you’ve managed to collect a few formidable Pokemon along the way.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/07/29/become-ultimate-pokemon-go-gym-master-with-these-advanced-tips-and-tricks.html

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