Silicon Valley's 'car people' push homeless crisis to the brink

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — In the same affluent, suburban city where Google built its headquarters, Tes Saldana lives in a crowded but tidy camper that she parks on the street.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/08/silicon-valleys-car-people-push-homeless-crisis-to-brink.html

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Twitter uncovers $274K in ad spending by Russian operatives tied to 2016 election

Twitter announced it has uncovered several accounts linked to the same Russian activity on Facebook, as well as $274,000 being spent on ads by a company with ties to the Russian government during the 2016 U.S. Presidential election.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/28/twitter-uncovers-274k-in-ad-spending-by-russian-operatives-tied-to-2016-election.html

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Behind-the-Scenes Cryptocurrency Mining Discovered on Showtime Sites


Showtime Networks apparently has mined the websites of online viewers using the same Coinhive technology that The Pirate Bay recently used in a test run on its site. A subsidiary of CBS, Showtime is a premium television network that offers professional boxing, feature films, original scripted television shows like Ray Donovan and other programming. Showtime is one of several major cable networks to offer direct streaming subscriptions to viewers who prefer to watch online instead of using a cable or satellite service.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84838.html?rss=1

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Dell and Apple are the big winners in second-quarter notebook sales

Apple recorded a marked increase in its notebook sales between Q1 and Q2, and is poised to do the same again in Q3 thanks to strong response to its various MacBook refreshes and upgrades.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/15/dell-and-apple-are-big-winners-in-second-quarter-notebook-sales.html

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Windows 10 Fall Creators Update: GPU Performance Tracking, Xbox Live Boost

Windows 10 desktop

If you’ve ever wanted to track GPU usage the same way we can check CPU usage through the Windows 10 Task Manager, it’s finally happening.

The post Windows 10 Fall Creators Update: GPU Performance Tracking, Xbox Live Boost appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/251394-next-windows-10-update-will-add-gpu-performance-tracking-xbox-live-network-support?source=Computing

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UFO sighting? Video purportedly showing massive light over Paris raises questions

A new video has appeared of a cigar-shaped ship hovering over Paris, potentially the same ship which was spotted over China and Australia several years ago.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/05/ufo-sighting-video-purportedly-showing-massive-light-over-paris-raises-questions.html

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UFO spotted over Paris beaming down flashing light

A new video has appeared of a cigar-shaped ship hovering over Paris, potentially the same ship which was spotted over China and Australia several years ago.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/05/ufo-spotted-over-paris-beaming-down-flashing-light.html

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DIY: Extending WiFi throughout your house

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As more of our networking moves from wired to WiFi, at the same time as bandwidth demands continue to increase, it may be time to look at providing more effective wireless coverage throughout your home or office.

The post DIY: Extending WiFi throughout your house appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/internet/240202-diy-extending-wifi-throughout-house?source=Computing

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World record: Bolt of lightning was 200 miles long, experts say

Lightning doesn’t strike the same place twice– or so the expression goes– but sometimes it does something amazing enough to break a record.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/09/19/world-record-bolt-lightning-was-200-miles-long-experts-say.html

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The science behind the Samsung Galaxy Note 7's battery fires

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is suffering the same fate as countless hoverboards — there are reports that some phones have been bursting into flames, prompting Samsung is issue a recall and the U.S

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/09/13/science-behind-samsung-galaxy-note-7s-battery-fires.html

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Lytro’s new Cinema camera will allow 3D movies to be shot using light fields

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Lytro aims to bring the same powerful light field technology to traditional movie makers that it is already planning to provide VR content creators

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/226386-lytros-new-cinema-camera-will-allow-3d-movies-to-be-shot-using-light-fields

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