Tech Q&A: What Alexa hears, offline Netflix, fun Facebook features, converting to HEIF and more

I have an Amazon Echo and I am really concerned that Amazon is listening all the time. Does the Echo have any privacy settings?

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SpaceX is getting really good at launching and landing recycled rockets

SpaceX is getting really good at launching and landing used rockets, achieving the feat for the third time this year on Wednesday. CEO Elon Musk said he wants to cut the turnaround time for reflights from months to just 24 hours.

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NASA Computers from Apollo Era Found in Pittsburgh Basement

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Most of us don’t have anything really interesting in our basements, and certainly nothing of historical significance. In the case of a former engineer from Pittsburgh, his basement was home to a pair of NASA computers from the 1960s.

The post NASA Computers from Apollo Era Found in Pittsburgh Basement appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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This Is My Rig: David Cardinal’s PC Build for Photoshop

David Cardinal with 2017 Rig build

Building your own PC doesn’t really save you money any more, but rebuilding an old one can be satisfying and provide a nice bump in performance — in this case when I overhauled my primary Photoshop computer.

The post This Is My Rig: David Cardinal’s PC Build for Photoshop appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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Microsoft shutters Docs.com, pushes users to SlideShare and OneDrive

Docs.com was intended to serve as a place to show off your Office documents, but it never really caught on. Microsoft posted a bulletin today indicating that the service will officially shut down on December 15, 2017.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/12/microsoft-shutters-docs-com-pushes-users-to-slideshare-and-onedrive.html

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FedEx is paying people to use Adobe Flash for Office Print service

FedEx really wants you to use Adobe Flash if you’re designing and printing signs, banners, posters, and more from the comfort of your web browser, so much so that it’s actually paying people to install it.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/27/fedex-is-paying-people-to-use-adobe-flash-for-office-print-service.html

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AT&T just tested a flying cell tower, and it could change everything

Regardless of where you live, you probably have a really good idea of what sections of your city, neighborhood, or rolling rural hills offer good cellular reception.

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Turing Learning breakthrough: Computers can now learn from pure observation

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Soon, the machines really might be watching your every move — and, for the first time, independently making sense of what they see.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/234669-turing-learning-breakthrough-computers-can-now-learn-from-pure-observation

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