7nm Semiconductor Tech to Arrive in 3 Stages: GlobalFoundries

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GlobalFoundries has released additional details about its upcoming 7nm process, including when it expects to introduce EUV and other critical upgrades. The next few years are going to be very interesting in the foundry world.

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Best tablets of summer: Microsoft Surface Pro and iPad Pro vie for top tablet

Microsoft and Apple both released new tablets in June, offering two solid – and very different – choices for consumers.

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OTA Report: Consumer Services Sites More Trustworthy Than .Gov Sites


The Online Trust Alliance on Tuesday released its 2017 Online Trust Audit & Honor Roll. Among its findings: Consumer services sites have the best combined security and privacy practices. FDIC 100 banks and U.S. government sites are the least trustworthy. The number of websites that qualified for the Honor Roll reached a nine-year high. However, the audit identified an alarming three-year trend: Increasingly, sites either take privacy and security seriously and do well in the audit, or they lag behind significantly in one or more critical areas.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84629.html?rss=1

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Firefox 54 Finally Supports Multithreading, May Beat Chrome on RAM Usage

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After eight years of work, Mozilla has released a new version of Firefox with multi-threaded browsing support.

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Microsoft Issues Surprise Windows XP Patch to Protect From State-Sponsored Hackers

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The company has just released another patch for the aged OS, more than three years after ending support. It turns out unpatched Windows XP is a target of state-sponsored hackers.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/250864-microsoft-issues-surprise-windows-xp-patch-protect-state-sponsored-hackers?source=Computing

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Cold War nuclear weapons warped Earth's magnetosphere – revealing what the true fallout could be if World War 3 broke out

NASA have released chilling details about how Cold War nuke tests affected our planet.Several nuclear tests were carried out by the US and the Soviet Union in the 1950s and 60s.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/22/cold-war-nuclear-weapons-warped-earths-magnetosphere-revealing-what-true-fallout-could-be-if-world-war-3-broke-out.html

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Russia eyed after Facebook says it was used by 'malicious actors' during US presidential election

A report released by Facebook this week “does not contradict” the U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence’s assertion that Russia attempted to interfere with the 2016 presidential election.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/28/russia-eyed-after-facebook-says-it-was-used-by-malicious-actors-during-us-presidential-election.html

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Apple Refuses to Allow iPhone, Mac Recycling

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Apple has released its annual environmental report and challenged itself to build an iPhone from fully recyclable materials, but it also explicitly refuses to allow its iPhones or Macs to be repaired or reused.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/electronics/248113-apple-wants-build-products-100-recycled-materials-refuses-allow-iphone-mac-recycling?source=Computing

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NASA has stunning video of a giant asteroid that's set to whiz past Earth

NASA has released radar images of the asteroid known as 2014 JO25, as the space rock prepares to fly by Earth on Wednesday night.

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UK battles counterfeiters, launches ‘most secure coin in the world’

The U.K.’s Royal Mint has released what it describes as the “most secure coin in the world.” The bimetallic £1 coin, which entered into circulation Tuesday, boasts a hologram-style image, micro lettering and a “hidden security feature” designed to beat counterfeiters.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/28/uk-battles-counterfeiters-launches-most-secure-coin-in-world.html

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Apple says CIA's arsenal of iPhone and Mac exploits is outdated

Yesterday morning, Wikileaks released a treasure trove of documents detailing the arsenal of software tools the CIA uses to hack into targeted iPhones and Macs.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/24/apple-says-cias-arsenal-iphone-and-mac-exploits-is-outdated.html

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Wikileaks' 'Dark Matter' release reveals CIA efforts to infect the Mac

Wikileaks released another bundle of documents dubbed “Dark Matter.” This time, the organization turned an eye to Apple’s Mac, with a number of exploits that are both insidious and persistent.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/23/wikileaks-dark-matter-release-reveals-cia-efforts-to-infect-mac.html

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CIA cyber-spying toolkit now in hands of hackers worldwide: WikiLeaks

Amid a trove of documents released by WikiLeaks that allegedly contains “the entire hacking capacity of the CIA” is chilling evidence that everyday devices like smart TVs and cell phones have potentially become critical tools in the effort to spy on American citizens.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/07/cia-cyber-spying-toolkit-now-in-hands-hackers-worldwide-wikileaks.html

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CIA turned phones, TVs into spying devices: WikiLeaks

Amid a trove of documents released by WikiLeaks that allegedly contains “the entire hacking capacity of the CIA” is chilling evidence that everyday devices like smart TVs and cell phones have potentially become critical tools in the effort to spy on American citizens.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/07/cia-turned-phones-tvs-into-spying-devices-wikileaks.html

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AI Deconstructs Phone Sales Pitches


SaaS solutions firm Gong has released the findings of a study on sales phone conversations, including an analysis of gender speaking patterns. Women delivered slightly longer sales monologues, averaging about 9-12 seconds longer than those their male counterparts gave, but men generally spoke faster, the study found. Men tended to speak at a faster pace, averaging about 2.88 words per second compared to the average 2.79 seconds for women, the study found. Men also paused longer — averaging about 1.5 seconds compared to women’s 1.3 seconds.

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All Chromebooks released in 2017 and later will support Android apps

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Android apps will be a standard feature on all new Chromebooks.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/243223-chromebooks-release-2017-later-will-support-android-apps?source=Computing

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