Tech Q&A: Decoy Facebook accounts, sharing large files, holiday jobs at Amazon and more

I know that some streaming services give you space in the cloud to store your shows. I would like my own DVR. Can I buy one for my house?

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Apple's iPhone 8: Here's how much it really costs to build

Following Apple’s latest event announcing new iPhones and other products, some have bemoaned the high-cost of the products. A breakdown of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus detail just how much it costs Apple to build the devices.

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US Navy to use Xbox controllers on highly sophisticated submarines

Virginia-class submarines, equipped with some of the U.S. Navy’s most highly advanced and sophisticated technology, will soon be using Xbox 360 controllers to operate the periscope.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/20/us-navy-to-use-xbox-controllers-on-highly-sophisticated-submarines.html

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Finally Oracle


Oracle showed some very good numbers in its latest earnings announcement. As it begins its second year of aggressive cloud promotion, the company overall is showing significant year-over-year improvements, thanks to its turn to cloud infrastructure, applications and platforms. Yet when read right, the numbers announce the end of the beginning of the end as much as they announce the end of the beginning. Oracle is the last major software vendor to adopt the cloud as its primary medium, and there’s no doubt about its direction.

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Oops! Amazon mistakenly sends out baby registry emails following glitch

Amazon mistakenly sent out emails to some of its users telling them a gift from their non-existent baby registry had been purchased.

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Apple iPhone 8 leak may have revealed key details of the hotly-anticipated device

A series of weekend leaks may have sapped some of the surprise of Apple’s big product event Tuesday, including the names of the new iPhones.

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Google Is Replacing the Desktop Google Drive App With Two New Apps

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Google has announced the impending shutdown of the desktop Drive app, which some have interpreted as a massive loss of functionality. What’s actually happening is that Google is moving users to a pair of new desktop apps, which it began testing a few months ago.

The post Google Is Replacing the Desktop Google Drive App With Two New Apps appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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Mystery code appeared in pirated Mayweather vs McGregor streams, report says

A mysterious code reportedly appeared in some pirated streams of Saturday’s much-hyped fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor, sparking suspicions that someone was trying to find out who was watching the illegal streams.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/28/mystery-code-appeared-in-pirated-mayweather-vs-mcgregor-streams-report-says.html

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Google may take on Surface and MacBook laptops with the Chromebook Pixel

Google may have moved over some of its Project Bison plans to a newly rumored Chromebook Pixel laptop. If true, it would mean new competition for the likes of Apple’s MacBooks and Microsoft’s Surface range.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/23/google-may-take-on-surface-and-macbook-laptops-with-chromebook-pixel.html

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Citing safety concerns, Amazon offers refunds on some solar eclipse glasses

Amazon has offered refunds on some solar eclipse glasses purchased via its site, citing concerns about consumer safety.

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Three ways to find the real deals on Amazon

Here’s some trivia for you: Amazon, the largest and most versatile marketplace in world history, has more than 2 million sellers — almost as many people as live in Houston, the fourth largest city in America. And every one of those sellers is clambering to sell you things.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/12/three-ways-to-find-real-deals-on-amazon.html

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What is an Amazon Dash Button, and should you buy one?

Amazon’s miniature shopping gadget looks fun and easy to use, but the question still lingers for some: What is an Amazon Dash Button? Here, we break down how it works and the benefits to owning one.

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Amazon's delivery drones could live on trains and ships, latest patent shows

Amazon has patented a range of ideas related to its drone delivery service, some wackier than others. The latest describes a network of train- and ship-based facilities to maintain its drones and also act as a hub for deliveries.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/08/amazons-delivery-drones-could-live-on-trains-and-ships-latest-patent-shows.html

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Apple CEO Tim Cook: Why we removed VPN apps in China

Apple CEO Tim Cook has defended the tech giant’s controversial move to remove some virtual private network (VPN) apps from its China App Store, saying that Apple is complying with the country’s laws.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/02/apple-ceo-tim-cook-why-removed-vpn-apps-in-china.html

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