How Amazon Is Transforming Retail


Amazon’s plan to buy Whole Foods Market has raised many new questions. If the company is successful in making the acquisition, and then successful in operating the business, it could transform the entire grocery industry. If we pull the camera back, we can see how success on the grocery side could foreshadow Amazon’s success in many other parts of the retail environment, furthering the expansion that began two decades ago in the book business, when Amazon challenged Borders and Barnes & Noble.

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Why did Nintendo announce the Super Nintendo Classic Edition now?

After the successful launch of the Nintendo Classic Edition last November, Nintendo curiously decided to discontinue the product. But with the announcement of the Super Nintendo Classic Edition, it looks as if Nintendo is doubling down on a strategy that worked in the past, even if it’s still finding its footing in other areas, particularly mobile.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/27/why-did-nintendo-announce-super-nintendo-classic-edition-now.html

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AMD announces low-power processor for tablet, smartphone markets

In the wake of Ryzen’s successful launch, fans have been asking when AMD would create a custom APU for the smartphone and tablet market. Well, folks, the wait is over.

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After Blowout IPO, Is Snap a Keeper?


Shares of Snapchat owner Snap Inc. soared higher on Friday, following Thursday’s successful IPO. After debuting at $17.00 on the New York Stock Exchange, Snap shares rose 44 percent to $24.48 on Thursday, well above analyst expectations, placing the company’s value at $28 billion. The stock continued to trend upward on Friday, trading at $27.16 by mid-day. The Snapchat app is used primarily to send photos and short videos to friends. It initially gained a reputation as a favored app for “sexting” among teenagers and young adults.

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Google Cracks Key Security Code, Calls for New Standard


Google on Thursday announced that its two years of collaboration with CWI resulted in the launch of a successful attack against the SHA-1 cryptographic algorithm, a widely used standard protocol used to protect sensitive data in millions of computers. The breakthrough research, led by Marc Stevens of CWI and Ellie Bursztein of Google, shows that the industry needs to send the SHA-1 standard into retirement, Google said, because the attack they were able to generate shows that the algorithm is no longer secure.

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This rocket could change travel … and war

A rocket went up over the Australian desert on May 18, but this successful test launch was no ordinary feat: The experimental rocket hit a speed of Mach 7.5—or 7.5 times the speed of sound—qualifying it for “hypersonic” status, reports Gizmodo.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/05/23/this-rocket-could-change-travel-and-war.html

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Nintendo's first iOS app, Miitomo, launching in US on Thursday

Article Image Following a successful launch in Japan, Nintendo’s first smartphone-only app — Miitomo — will come to Apple’s iOS App Store in U.S. and several other countries this Thursday, March 31.

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Eddy Cue says FBI could force Apple to secretly activate iPhone camera, microphone if precedent is set

Article Image Apple SVP of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue said the government, if successful in compelling Apple’s assistance with an FBI investigation involving a passcode-locked iPhone, could one day force the company to participate in clandestine and ethically ambiguous operations, like the remote activation of an iPhone’s camera and microphone without user knowledge.

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Raspberry Pi 3 launches with faster 64-bit processor and Wi-Fi for the same $35

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The Raspberry Pi is arguably the world’s most successful and accessible computer platform that anyone can program. Today, the Raspberry Pi foundation has launched the Raspberry Pi 3, an upgraded model that is on sale now for the same $35 price.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/223769-raspberry-pi-3-launches-with-faster-64-bit-processor-and-wi-fi-for-the-same-35

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Stop skimmers from stealing your money

One of the more successful tools of 21st century crooks is the skimmer. Thieves attach these sneaky gadgets to steal your credit or debit card’s magnetic strip information at ATMs, gas pumps and other places where you swipe your card. The thieves use this information to make a clone of your card, and then they use the clone to drain your bank account or run up huge bills and trash your credit.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/12/05/stop-skimmers-from-stealing-your-money.html

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Report says iPhone 7 may feature Apple's most dramatic design changes ever

Apple’s iPhone 6s series is wildly successful, and it’s likely the best “S” generation the company ever made. Even so, the first iPhone 7 rumors have already emerged, even though there’s almost a year to go until Apple unveils it.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/10/22/report-says-iphone-7-may-feature-apples-most-dramatic-design-changes-ever.html

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DARPA demonstrates breakthrough in self-guided bullets

DARPA’s Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordinance (EXACTO) program just had its most successful round of live-fire tests to date. The tests were conducted in February with an experienced shooter using the self-steering bullet technology to repeatedly hit “moving and evading targets” while a novice shooter used the system for the first time to hit a moving target, according to a press release.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/04/29/darpa-exacto-tests-demonstrates-breakthrough-in-self-guided-bullets/

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First look: Fantastical 2 for Mac brings advanced calendaring to OS X Yosemite

After launching a successful follow-up to popular calendar app Fantastical for iPhone and iPad, developer Flexibits returns its attention to Mac with Fantastical 2 for OS X, bringing a slew of new features like Today widgets and extensibility support.



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Former Apple exec Ron Johnson appointed to board of fashion e-tailer Nasty Gal, leads investment

Former Apple executive Ron Johnson, who cultivated the highly successful Apple Store retail initiative, is leading a $16 million investment round for online retailer Nasty Gal, marking his return to the fashion industry.



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Rumor: Apple may open iOS pre-releases to average consumers in expanded public beta program

After an apparently successful public beta program for OS X Yosemite, Apple is rumored to be considering an expansion of that initiative that would see forthcoming versions of its mobile operating system — beginning with iOS 9 — subjected to the same assessment.



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Neil Young wants a ‘reawakening’ to hi-res audio, and Pono is just the start

Since Neil Young helped launch the shockingly successful Kickstarter campaign for the PonoPlayer, the device has taken a lot of criticism for its Toblerone shape, its cost, and especially its lack of availability. However, during an interview with Rolling Stone’s Nathan Brackett at an intimate press conference last week at CES, Young made one thing abundantly clear: The PonoPlayer is by no means the end-all-be-all device for PonoMusic’s push for the proliferation of hi-res music.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/01/12/neil-young-wants-reawakening-to-hi-res-audio-and-pono-is-just-start/

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BlackBerry Tries, Tries Again to Remake Its Brand


BlackBerry is trying to rebuild itself by remaking its brand. A successful brand is one of the most important parts of any success story. However once a brand has sprouted roots, it’s very difficult to remake it. It’s easier to start from scratch. So what is the plan at BlackBerry — and will it be successful? The BlackBerry brand has grown and evolved over the last 10 to 15 years. It started life as a text pager, then added a phone. It had corporate customer base and one of the hottest brand names in the wireless industry — for a while.

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TSMC announces its first 16nm FinFET networking chip: 32-core ARM Cortex-A57

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Yesterday, TSMC announced the first successful production of a 32-core ARM chip based on 16nm FinFET technology. According to the foundry, it collaborated with HiSilicon technologies to create the network processor, which marries a 16nm 32-core ARM Cortex-A57 with 28nm logic and I/O chips — this 16nm/28nm combination is produced using a technique TSMC calls CoWoS (Chip-on-Wafer-on-Substrate).

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/190941-tsmc-announces-its-first-16nm-finfet-networking-chip-32-core-arm-cortex-a57

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Bleep: BitTorrent’s new p2p chat client avoids the cloud so you can speak freely

A diagram of how BitTorrent Bleep works, compared to conventional server-client chat
The world’s most successful data transfer protocol could underlie the next generation chat client: Bleep will provide totally secure, totally peer-to-peer chatting from BitTorrent.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/187207-bleep-bittorrents-new-p2p-chat-client-avoids-the-cloud-so-you-can-speak-freely

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