Missing plane: U.S. firm uses its tech in new search for Malaysia Airlines jet

A U.S. firm is about to use its powerful technology to begin a new search for the Malaysia Airlines plane that went missing in 2014. Locating it will score it a payday of as much as $70 million.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/11/missing-plane-u-s-firm-uses-its-tech-in-new-search-for-malaysia-airlines-jet.html

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Microsoft’s Surface Book 2 Drains the Battery While Gaming, Even When Plugged In

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Microsoft’s new Surface Book 2 packs a much more powerful graphics card than the previous system, but don’t count on using that performance whenever you want it.

The post Microsoft’s Surface Book 2 Drains the Battery While Gaming, Even When Plugged In appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/259359-microsofts-surface-book-drains-battery-gaming-even-plugged?source=Computing

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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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Gene editing about to get a lot more powerful

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists are altering a powerful gene-editing technology in hopes of one day fighting diseases without making permanent changes to people’s DNA.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/30/gene-editing-about-to-get-lot-more-powerful.html

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Kaspersky: We uploaded US documents but quickly deleted them

Kaspersky’s anti-virus software had automatically scraped powerful digital surveillance tools off a computer in the United States and the analysts were worried: The data’s headers clearly identified the files as classified.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/26/kaspersky-uploaded-us-documents-but-quickly-deleted-them.html

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5 weird and wonderful products powered by AI

AI is hot right now. Amazon Alexa is a powerful AI assistant, and our cars are becoming more and more adaptable to traffic (and other cars). Yet, some of the most interesting innovations in AI might not capture as much attention. An all-terrain patrol bot? How about a trash bin that can sort pop cans for you? And, an autonomous patio shade that learns how to adjust itself.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/19/5-weird-and-wonderful-products-powered-by-ai.html

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Microsoft Introduces Surface Book 2 With GTX 1050, 1060 Options

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Microsoft has introduced a new version of its Surface Book 2, with more powerful GPUs and new Intel processors.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/257586-microsoft-introduces-new-surface-book-2-gtx-1050-1060-options?source=Computing

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Consumers' Embrace of Mobile Apps Is Limited to a Choice Few


Mobile app use has become a powerful habit among U.S. consumers, based on new research findings from comScore. An increasing number of users have been spending their time consuming video, music and social media on smartphones and other mobile devices, but many are set in their ways and reluctant to try new apps. The report shows that a large percentage of mobile app users’ time is spent on social media apps like Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter or Instagram; watching videos on YouTube; or listening to music on apps like Spotify or Pandora.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84766.html?rss=1

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Facebook engineers panic, pull plug on AI after bots develop their own language

As the world’s most powerful computer systems begin to embrace artificial intelligence in earnest, using smart algorithms to increase efficiency and and speed, the potential damage that a “rogue” AI could cause continues to grow.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/31/facebook-engineers-panic-pull-plug-on-ai-after-bots-develop-their-own-language.html

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World's brightest laser could pave way for lower-radiation x-Rays

The world’s brightest laser — which is so powerful that it can produce light pulses that are 1 billion times brighter than the surface of the sun — can “transform” visible light into X-rays, making the shape and color of objects appear different, new research shows.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/18/worlds-brightest-laser-could-pave-way-for-lower-radiation-x-rays.html

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Baby star’s ‘crying’ solves a stellar mystery

Astronomers using the powerful Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile have precisely measured the rotating fountains of gas flowing out from a massive newborn star , revealing the complex interplay between the star’s magnetism and centrifugal forces.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/20/baby-star-s-crying-solves-stellar-mystery.html

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Scientists create 'molecular black hole' in laboratory using world's most powerful x-ray beam

The world’s most powerful X-ray laser beam has been used to create a tiny microscopic “black hole.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/05/scientists-create-molecular-black-hole-in-laboratory-using-worlds-most-powerful-x-ray-beam.html

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Google Swipes at Nvidia With Learning-Capable Cloud TPU

Google introduced a powerful AI processor called the Cloud TPU, with 180 teraflops of performance.

The post Google Swipes at Nvidia With Learning-Capable Cloud TPU appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/249499-google-takes-swipe-nvidia-powerful-new-learning-capable-cloud-tpu?source=Computing

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