Study shows taking photos improves visual memory, reduces auditory recall

Does taking photos help memories, or hurt them? A new study suggests photographers can better recall visual data, but not auditory. The study is the first to look into which areas of memory are impacted by taking photos.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/28/study-shows-taking-photos-improves-visual-memory-reduces-auditory-recall.html

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WannaCry virus inadvertenly helps Australian drivers avoid speeding tickets

Despite taking down more than 300,000 computers around the world in over 150 countries, affecting countless organizations, the WannaCry ransomware may have helped some unwitting Australian motorists.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/23/wannacry-virus-inadvertenly-helps-australian-drivers-avoid-speeding-tickets.html

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Intel Quietly Threatens Microsoft, Qualcomm Over x86 Emulation

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Intel isn’t taking news of Qualcomm and Microsoft’s intent to emulate x86 lying down. The CPU manufacturer has made it clear that it intends to take legal action to stop unauthorized emulation practices.

The post Intel Quietly Threatens Microsoft, Qualcomm Over x86 Emulation appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/250776-intel-quietly-threatens-microsoft-qualcomm-x86-emulation?source=Computing

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Time to get a smartwatch? Here are 5 of the best for summer

Smartwatches are great for checking messages, weather, daily schedules, making payments, and taking quick phone calls. That alone covers a lot of smartphone territory, allowing you to keep your smartphone pocketed much of the time. They’re also great fitness and health trackers. Is it time to put one of these devices on your wrist?

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/02/time-to-get-smartwatch-here-are-5-best-for-summer.html

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Time to get a smartwatch? Here are 5 of the best for summer

Smartwatches are great for checking messages, weather, daily schedules, making payments, and taking quick phone calls. That alone covers a lot of smartphone territory, allowing you to keep your smartphone pocketed much of the time. They’re also great fitness and health trackers. Is it time to put one of these devices on your wrist?

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/02/time-to-get-smartwatch-here-are-5-best-for-summer.html

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Apple tumbles down laptop brand survey after tepid reaction to new MacBooks

After taking first place every year since 2010 in Laptop Mag’s survey of the best and worst laptop brands, Apple has dropped to fifth place in the 2017 edition of the survey.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/11/apple-tumbles-down-laptop-brand-survey-after-tepid-reaction-to-new-macbooks.html

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No more fake views: Nepal tests GPS-tracking devices for Mount Everest climbs

Nepal isn’t taking chances with Mount Everest’s reputation. The country is testing GPS-tracking devices to stop fake summit claims. If the test is successful, climbers will have to carry the units, which can also assist in rescues.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/22/no-more-fake-views-nepal-tests-gps-tracking-devices-for-mount-everest-climbs.html

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Trump says his Twitter power is why Kaepernick is a free agent

President Trump took a swipe at Colin Kaepernick Monday, taking credit for the controversial NFL quarterback’s free-agent status.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/21/trump-says-his-twitter-power-is-why-kaepernick-is-free-agent.html

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Israel's Arrow anti-missile system scores first hit

Israel’s sophisticated Arrow anti-missile system has scored its first hit, taking down a surface-to-air missile fired from Syria, according to media reports.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/17/israels-arrow-anti-missile-system-scores-first-hit.html

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'Dopey' and 'Bashful'? Twitterverse suggests names for newly-found exoplanets

People are taking to Twitter to suggest 7 names for the 7 newly-discovered Earth-size planets announced by NASA this week.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/02/24/dopey-and-bashful-twitterverse-suggests-names-for-newly-found-exoplanets.html

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Nonprofit taps tech innovators to help disabled people

Riding a bike. Taking a coffee break. Opening a tube of paint. They may sound like simple actions, but for people with disabilities, these activities can pose challenges that make it hard to live independently.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/01/05/nonprofit-taps-tech-innovators-to-help-disabled-people.html

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Snapping a selfie with your ballot could get your vote tossed out

That #ballotselfie could get you in trouble — Taking a photo of your ballot is only legal in 19 states (and Washington D.C.), despite ongoing lawsuits. Do you live in a state that bans ballot photography?

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/11/07/snapping-selfie-with-your-ballot-could-get-your-vote-tossed-out.html

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AMD Zen benchmarks leak, point to potent performance against Intel, huge gains over Piledriver

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The first leaked benchmarks for Zen have arrived, and while we recommend taking them with mountains of salt, they’re pretty good.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/233453-amd-zen-benchmarks-leak-point-to-potent-performance-against-intel-huge-gains-over-piledriver

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Steam Punks: Valve moves to crack down on Steam gambling sites

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Valve is finally taking some action against third-party websites that drive gambling on CS:Go skins, but its actions don’t amount to much.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/231721-valve-finally-denounces-third-party-gambling-sites-but-doesnt-plan-to-block-them-on-steam

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