US Air Force prepping mysterious X-37B space plane for September launch

The United States Air Force’s X-37B program is readying its next robotic mini-shuttle for launch, this time atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket .

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/18/us-air-force-prepping-mysterious-x-37b-space-plane-for-september-launch.html

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Microsoft’s ‘Surface Plus’ Offers PC Upgrades Every 18 Months

Surface Book

Today, Microsoft is announcing the new “Surface Plus” program, which lets you buy a new Microsoft Surface PC on a payment plan with the option to upgrade after 18 months.

The post Microsoft’s ‘Surface Plus’ Offers PC Upgrades Every 18 Months appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/253446-microsofts-surface-plus-offers-pc-upgrades-every-18-months?source=Computing

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Research suggests glasses-free 3D videos could be coming soon to home TVs

Hardware for glasses-free TV already exists, but a new AI program will create more compatible content through software conversion. New research converts existing 3D content to a format compatible with glasses-free 3D TVs.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/12/research-suggests-glasses-free-3d-videos-could-be-coming-soon-to-home-tvs.html

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Paying professors: Inside Google's academic influence campaign

Google operates a little-known program to harness the brain power of university researchers to help sway opinion and public policy, cultivating financial relationships with professors at campuses from Harvard University to the University of California, Berkeley.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/12/paying-professors-inside-googles-academic-influence-campaign.html

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Visa Seeks to Build Online B2B Ecosystem


Visa this week announced the Visa Ready Program for Business Solutions, a strategic framework to help ensure that tech companies integrating with Visa’s B2B payment services and data solutions meet the company’s standards and are market ready. The program lets Visa’s tech partners quickly integrate and approve various Visa B2B payments solutions, including enhanced data, virtual card integration, payables automation, and payment controls. It lets partners quickly introduce devices, software and solutions that can initiate or accept Visa payments.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84617.html?rss=1

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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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Ecosystem Two-Dot-Oh


Salesforce this week announced significant enhancements to its AppExchange Partner Program, including a $100 million Salesforce Platform Fund to encourage developers of AI-driven solutions, as well as changes to its partner business model. Salesforce arguably was the first kid on the block with a partner program of this kind in which buyers could access a large community of apps based on a single standard from a single store. It’s worth remembering, for instance, that the “AppStore” was originally a Salesforce property.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84508.html?rss=1

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Salesforce Rejiggers Enterprise Apps Partner Plan


Salesforce on Tuesday launched the AppExchange Partner Program, or APP, for developers, independent software vendors and startups, as a replacement for its current ISV Partner Program. The APP will cost much less. Its baseline percent-net-revenue model for all new APP partners has been slashed from 25 percent to 15 percent. Current partners will be eligible for the new PNR terms on contract renewal. Partner tiers will be eliminated. The APP provides enablement and support based on the partner’s AppExchange Trailblazer Score, a new point-based system.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84506.html?rss=1

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Upcoming Nvidia Driver Will Enable Netflix 4K Streaming, Sort Of

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Nvidia has added support for 4K streaming to a new driver available via the Windows Insider program, but 4K streaming is still limited to a relative handful of GPUs.

The post Upcoming Nvidia Driver Will Enable Netflix 4K Streaming, Sort Of appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/248637-upcoming-nvidia-driver-will-allow-netflix-4k-streaming-gpus?source=Computing

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Uber reportedly used secret program to track Lyft drivers

A new report says Uber used a secret program dubbed “Hell’ to track Lyft drivers to see if they were driving for both ride-hailing services and otherwise stifle competition.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/14/uber-reportedly-used-secret-program-to-track-lyft-drivers.html

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US military's 'Gremlin' program lets pilots launch and snag drones in midair

The U.S. military is developing a fairy-tale-inspired “Gremlin” program that aims to launch and retrieve drones in midair.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/28/us-militarys-gremlin-program-lets-pilots-launch-and-snag-drones-in-midair.html

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WikiLeaks: CIA hacked Apple devices in ways users cannot fix

New documents from WikiLeaks point to an apparent CIA program to hack Apple’s iPhones and Mac computers using techniques that users couldn’t disable by resetting their devices.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/24/wikileaks-cia-hacked-apple-devices-in-ways-users-cannot-fix.html

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Apple releases fix to MacBook Pros in response to Consumer Reports' battery test results

Apple has just issued a software fix through its Beta Software Program to address an issue that arose when the company’s new MacBook Pro laptops were being tested in Consumer Reports’ labs.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/01/10/apple-releases-fix-to-macbook-pros-in-response-to-consumer-reports-battery-test.html

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Some foreigners traveling to the US are now being asked for social media info

International travelers looking to visit the United States via the visa-waiver program are now being asked to include information on their online presence, including Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube account names.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/12/28/some-foreigners-traveling-to-us-are-now-being-asked-for-social-media-info.html

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Apple says it'll fix problematic iPhone 6s units after pressure from consumer advocates

Apple announced a few days ago a replacement program for the iPhone 6 Plus’s Touch Disease issue, a fix that’ll cost you $149.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/11/21/apple-says-itll-fix-problematic-iphone-6s-units-after-pressure-from-consumer-advocates.html

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Facebook is reportedly planning to bring its free Internet program to the US

Facebook is reportedly preparing to introduce its free Internet program in the U.S., having faced opposition abroad. Free Basics by Facebook was banned in India earlier this year, will it suffer a similar fate at home?

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/10/07/facebook-is-reportedly-planning-to-bring-its-free-internet-program-to-us.html

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