Dumb and dumber: Apple fires iPhone X engineer after daughter's viral video

After his daughter’s YouTube video showing off the iPhone X went viral, Apple reportedly fired one of its iPhone engineers.

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Fake Ryzen Chips Now Popping Up on Amazon, eBay


AMD’s new Ryzen CPU is popular, but that’s got a downside — scammers are showing up online to bilk people out of their cash by relabeling cheap Celerons as AMD processors.

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Trailhead Matrix

Salesforce had a strong showing at its TrailheaDX developer conference, roughly quadrupling last year’s attendance and flooding its developers with new technology. Over the last few years, the company has built out a multidimensional matrix of product offerings that include customer relationship management components like sales force automation and customer service, but it has been careful to introduce back-end technology products that support administrators and developers as well. It makes all the sense in the world.

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Facebook's new faces of death

Footage posted to Facebook showing the horrific random killing of an elderly man is yet another example of how the social network has become a sort of modern-day Roman coliseum for gruesome acts.

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End of a dynasty: Rare postcards of the last czar and his family up for sale

Fascinating postcards showing the Russian royal family visiting their British counterparts in 1909 will be auctioned in the U.K. on Saturday.

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Microsoft claims Windows 10 now active on 400 million devices

Microsoft released updated statistics on Windows 10, showing that 400 million people are now using the OS worldwide. It’s the fastest transition to a new version of Windows in at least a decade.

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Music Industry Rebounds on Streaming Subscription Surge

The music industry is showing its best surge in revenue in nearly two decades, led by a major shift toward streaming subscription services by Apple, Spotify and others firms, according to a new mid-year report the RIAA released this week. The report shows an 8.1 percent gain in retail revenue to $3.4 billion during the first half of 2016, the strongest growth since the late 1990s, according to report author Joshua Friedlander, SVP of strategic data analysis at RIAA. Huge gains in streaming revenue and market share fueled the increase.

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Satellite data can help predict which of the world's tropical forests are in trouble

Researchers at Wageningen University are using satellite data to produce heat maps showing which of the world’s tropical forests might be in trouble. The results could help people intervene before it’s too late.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/09/07/satellite-data-can-help-predict-which-worlds-tropical-forests-are-in-trouble.html

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AMD unveils new details for its next-generation 2017 Zen CPU core

Now the company has actually demonstrated an 8-core, 16-thread Summit Ridge system — and is showing it outperforming an Intel Broadwell-E processor, at least in certain applications, at the same clock speed.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/233977-amd-unveils-new-details-for-its-next-generation-2017-zen-cpu-core

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Computer coughs up passwords, encryption keys through its cooling fans

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An inventive new attack can extract passwords from computer fan activity, perfectly showing why the security war will always continue, and can never be won for good.

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Intel Reports Progress in Achieving Diversity

Intel this week released a new report showing some major improvements and continued challenges in its effort to achieve workforce diversity, and challenged rival companies to show their cards. The report comes a year after Intel CEO Brian Krzanich pledged to make improvements amid a sea of criticism about the industry’s domination by young white males. He announced a plan to spend $300 million to achieve certain goals in making Intel’s workforce more diverse, including reaching “full representation” in hiring by the year 2020.

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Apple Stats Reflect Slow Slog Toward Diversification

Apple this week released a diversity report showing that initiatives to broaden the makeup of its U.S. workforce haven’t been as successful as CEO Tim Cook suggested last year. The EEO-1 report filed with the federal government covers Apple’s 2015 hires in the United States. Its numbers vary widely from the diversity numbers the company revealed in August. “In the past year we hired over 11,000 women globally, which is 65 percent more than in the previous year,” Cook said last year.

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Latest Apple TV commercial puts focus on apps

Article Image Apple posted a fun new Apple TV commercial to the Web on Thursday showing off the tvOS App Store’s deep selection of apps, games, over-the-top content streamers, interactive shopping services and more.

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China reports record sales, 33 percent growth in non-Android smartphones, casting further doubt upon Peak iPhone hysteria

Article Image China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has released data showing a significant drop in Android’s share of smartphone sales in the December quarter, leaving a 33 percent gain for non-Android smartphones, a segment dominated by Apple’s iPhone.

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Report: Mobile Payments Won't Be a Thing This Holiday Season

Bankrate.com on Monday released results of a survey showing that even though consumers may have more mobile payment options this holiday season, more than two-thirds of shoppers won’t be using them. That’s because seven out of 10 Americans surveyed said they’ll be using cash or a debit card for most of their holiday buys, according to Bankrate. Another 22 percent of the 1,000 adults surveyed said they would do their shopping with credit cards, and 3 percent said they’d be shopping with checks.

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Apple Pencil, Smart Keyboard ship times at 4 to 5 weeks as 128GB iPad Pro models sell out

Article Image Apple is already showing stockouts of certain iPad Pro models less than two days after kicking off preorders, while shipping estimates for Apple Pencil and the Smart Keyboard, both deemed essential to the iPad Pro experience, have fallen to 4 to 5 weeks.

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