NASA is testing folding wings to make flying more efficient

In space, NASA is grappling with potential ISS funding issues, but on Earth, the agency is working hard to improve the efficiency of flight via wings that can fold while an aircraft is flying.

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Bitcoin miners have extracted 80 percent of all the bitcoins there will ever be

With 21 million being the maximum potential number of the cryptocurrency that will ever exist, we’re edging ever closer toward that number. The latest milestone reached was the 80 percent mark, with 16.8 million coins mined.

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China Investigating Higher NAND Prices, Potential Price Fixing

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China’s antitrust and regulatory watchdog has announced its tracking NAND flash prices, due to potential collusion between manufacturers and possible price fixing.

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Did you accidentally friend a North Korean hacker on Facebook?

North Korean hackers have been preying on potential targets using Facebook, but the company has thwarted at least some of their activities.

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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.

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FBI warns parents about the risks of using Internet-connected toys

Placing emphasis on protecting children, the FBI wants to make sure parents are researching the potential security risks of connecting smart toys to your home’s wireless network or mobile devices.

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Federal IT Acquisition Worth $50B Cleared for Takeoff


A major federal acquisition opportunity with a potential contract value of $50 billion for information technology vendors is back on track. The General Services Administration recently resumed processing vendor applications after a legal challenge to the contract was resolved in its favor. As a result, the GSA this fall will reveal the names of approximately 60 vendors who will be eligible to participate in the Alliant 2 IT contract vehicle. The program is notable not only for the money involved, but also for a major contracting change.

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HPE, HP Sued for Elbowing Out Older Employees


HPE and HP are facing a potential class action lawsuit brought earlier this month by four former employees. The companies engaged in widespread age discrimination during a restructuring of the legacy computer and printer manufacturer, according to their complaint. HP from 2012 to 2015 made a series of discriminatory job cuts involving tens of thousands of workers, the suit alleges. Cuts made late last year, when the company split into two separate units, reflected a well-publicized effort to become “younger,” according to the complaint.

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Feds Make Big Strides in Big Data Management


U.S. government agencies gradually have been getting a handle on utilizing the potential of big data and data analytics. At the same time, the Obama administration has recognized that significantly more investment will be required for federal big data research in order to guide agencies toward maximizing the value of processing huge chunks of data and improving their data analysis capabilities. During the past 12 to 24 months, federal agencies “have significantly changed the status quo,” noted IDC Research Director Adelaide O’Brien.

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Yahoo to Have Giant Patent Garage Sale


Yahoo reportedly has notified potential buyers that it plans to auction off about 3,000 patents and will be accepting bids until mid-June. The intellectual property for sale includes patents for its original search technology. The patents “cover strategic areas such as search, e-commerce and online advertising,” said Andreas Scherer, managing partner at Salto Partners. It’s “very much like selling the crown jewels. It’s safe to assume that the days of Yahoo as a standalone business are numbered.”

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Feds Embrace Salesforce Platform Offerings


The U.S. government has authorized an information technology contract with a potential value of $503 million that is designed to meet newly adopted goals for greatly improving IT acquisition. The General Services Administration, which issued the contract for software and cloud-related services, described the acquisition approach as a first-of-its-kind initiative. A distinct feature of the contract vehicle is that it focuses exclusively on the specific IT resources of a single provider — Salesforce.

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Apple assembler Foxconn bids $5.3 billion to take over iPhone display maker Sharp

Article Image In a potential merging of two key Apple suppliers, Foxconn has officially bid $5.3 billion to take over Sharp — a move that would resolve the display maker’s considerable growing debts.

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iOS 9.3 & watchOS 2.2 betas add ability to pair multiple Apple Watches with an iPhone

Article Image In a potential sign that new Apple Watch hardware could be around the corner, Apple’s newly released iOS 9.3 beta gives developers the ability to pair multiple Apple Watches with an iPhone.

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Apple among possible partners for streaming Thursday NFL games

Article Image The National Football League is considering Apple among several potential partners for streaming Thursday matches, a report said on Wednesday.

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Twitter plans to make money off 500 million logged-out visitors

There have been questions and concerns surrounding Twitter’s potential to grow and earn revenue as far back as its launch in 2006.

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Apple removes certain content blockers from iOS App Store over security concerns

Article Image In a bid to protect users against potential man-in-the-middle attacks, Apple on Thursday confirmed the removal of multiple iOS content blockers, also referred to as ad blockers, that relied on the installation of root certificates to operate.

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Many Product Searchers Skip Google, Go Directly to Amazon


Amazon has become the first stop for nearly half of online shoppers researching potential purchases, according to a report BloomReach released Tuesday. Nearly half — 44 percent — of some 2,000 survey participants said they go directly to Amazon to search for products. That’s a substantial increase from a similar survey Forrester Research conducted in 2012, when only 30 percent of consumers said Amazon was their first stop for a product search, BloomReach noted.

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Reported iOS 9 compass/gyroscope bug affects iPhone 6s augmented reality apps

Article Image A potential bug discovered in Apple’s latest iOS 9 release appears to be impacting certain apps running on iPhone 6s that tap into compass and gyroscope data, in some cases affecting key assets that render some features unusable.

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