Classroom robot helps South Carolina children with autism

South Carolina teachers at select schools are using the Robots4Autism curriculum and a small robot named Milo to teach students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/03/classroom-robot-helps-south-carolina-children-with-autism.html

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Small Companies Often in the Dark About Cyberattacks


Nearly 60 percent of small businesses have been the victims of a cyberattack over the past year, but the vast majority didn’t realize that they had been attacked, according to Nationwide’s third annual survey of 1,069 businesses with fewer than 299 employees. Initially, only 13 percent of the participating companies said they had been victims of a cyberattack. However, after they were shown a list of cyberattack types — ranging from phishing scams to trojan horses to ransomware — that figure shot up to 58 percent.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84865.html?rss=1

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Apple says fix coming for 'crackling' iPhone 8 issue

A small number of iPhone 8 units are experiencing a “crackling” noise in the device’s earpiece, according to news reports. Apple says a fix is coming, though.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/27/apple-says-fix-coming-for-crackling-iphone-8-issue.html

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Twitter tests expanding character limit to 280, up from 140

Twitter announced that it would be testing a new feature “with a small group” that would let them send tweets of up to 280 characters, double the current amount.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/26/twitter-tests-expanding-character-limit-to-280-up-from-140.html

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NFL, Tencent aiming for China's smartphone screens

Pro football might rule big-screen television sets in the U.S., but it is the small screens of smartphones where the National Football League hopes to make its play in China.

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Petya cyberattack: Ukraine software firm may face charges, official says

The small Ukrainian tax software company that is accused of being the patient zero of a damaging global cyberepidemic is under investigation and will face charges, the head of Ukraine’s CyberPolice suggested Monday.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/03/petya-cyberattack-ukraine-software-firm-may-face-charges-official-says.html

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Hands On With the Synology DS1517+ NAS: Affordable 10Gbps

Synology DS1517+

Storage for small offices has been a tradeoff between network-accessible and high performance. Now that there are relatively inexpensive 10 Gigabit options available, its possible to have both.

The post Hands On With the Synology DS1517+ NAS: Affordable 10Gbps appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/249245-hands-synology-ds1517-affordable-10gbps-soho?source=Computing

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Why the force is still strong with 'Star Wars' fans

A long, long time ago — 40 years ago this month , actually — an initially small group of theatergoers was transported to a galaxy far, far away, and saw the birth of the “Star Wars” universe.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/04/why-force-is-still-strong-with-star-wars-fans.html

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Town suddenly dwarfed by massive iceberg

A small town on the coast of Newfoundland is—in the words of one local—suddenly “swarming with people” after a huge iceberg recently set up shop there, the CBC reports.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/20/town-suddenly-dwarfed-by-massive-iceberg.html

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NASA's origami-inspired robot can crouch, crawl, and climb serious inclines

Engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California are developing a small scout robot called the Pop-Up Flat Folding Explorer Robot (PUFFER) to accompany the next generation of Martian rovers.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/23/nasas-origami-inspired-robot-can-crouch-crawl-and-climb-serious-inclines.html

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Oracle's Important Little Acquisition


Oracle has announced the acquisition of Apiary, a small company that tucks into its product line and will not make much of a splash in the financial pages or in tech circles. Nonetheless, it’s important strategic news. The value of the deal wasn’t publicized — but the dollars likely would get lost in Oracle’s rounding of profit and revenue figures. The reason the buy is so important lies in what Apiary does. It offers a framework and tools for developing APIs that can be used in the development of cloud-based applications and services.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84251.html?rss=1

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Phew! Taking selfies doesn't make you a narcissist

Sure, it’s easy to label selfie-takers as self-obsessed, but a new small study finds that those who snap photos of themselves aren’t necessarily narcissists.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/01/18/phew-taking-selfies-doesnt-make-narcissist.html

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Federal Agencies Seek Cyberdefenders


The U.S. government is in the process of hiring a small army of IT specialists to bolster its efforts to protect data held at federal agencies from cybersecurity threats. The feds hired 3,000 new cybersecurity and IT professionals in the first six months of the current fiscal year. In addition, the government is “committed to a plan by which agencies would hire 3,500 more individuals to fill critical cybersecurity and IT positions by January 2017,” said Shaun Donovan, director of the OMB.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83759.html?rss=1

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