Microsoft’s Mixed Reality Headset Prices Drop Dramatically; New K-12 Laptops Debut

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Microsoft’s new Mixed Reality headsets are available at prices far below their introduction targets, while the company is highlighting new low-cost laptops meant to aid in its fight against Google’s Chromebooks.

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Did you accidentally friend a North Korean hacker on Facebook?

North Korean hackers have been preying on potential targets using Facebook, but the company has thwarted at least some of their activities.

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PC microphones helped steal hundreds of gigabytes of data from Ukraine firms

A large-scale cyberattack, dubbed “Operation BugDrop,” was perpetrated against targets in the Ukraine. At least 70 organizations were attacked, with huge amounts of sensitive information data stolen using PC microphones.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/02/21/pc-microphones-helped-steal-hundreds-gigabytes-data-from-ukraine-firms.html

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Pipedrive Attracts Funds for Global Expansion


Pipedrive, a CRM manager that targets the end-user salesperson, has raised $17 million in a round of Series B funding from an investor group led by Atomico. Two of the company’s original investors, Bessemer Venture Partners and Rembrandt Ventures, participated in the new round as well. Pipedrive intends to use the funding to accelerate product development, hire additional staff, increase investment in infrastructure, and grow its ecosystem of partners. It will tap Atomico’s expertise in helping companies grow on a global scale.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84241.html?rss=1

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Futuristic military railgun 'bullets' could travel at Mach 6

New “bullets” for military railguns, which could strike enemy targets traveling at a whopping six times the speed of sound, are being tested.

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Apple exploring new multi-camera optical zoom system for future iPhones

Article Image Mobile photographers might soon have the option of zooming in on their targets without the image degradation that comes with traditional digital zoom, if a new multi-camera optical zoom system spotted in a recent Apple patent application makes it into production.

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Target's Website Misses the Mark on Cyber Monday


Target’s website traffic hit a wall when a record number of shoppers showed up in search of Cyber Monday bargains. Having offered a 15 percent discount for any purchase made through the site, Target began to experience problems shortly after 10 a.m. It then placed customers in a virtual queue that effectively held their place in line so they would not lose their purchase orders after refreshing their page. The company posted an apology to customers on its Twitter page, noting that traffic was twice as heavy as its busiest single prior day.

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Hackers Launch Sneak Attacks on Microsoft's Live ID


Hackers have been infiltrating Microsoft services by sending emails to targets saying their Live IDs have been used to distribute unsolicited email, and their accounts will be blocked unless they click on an embedded link and fulfill new security requirements, Kaspersky researcher Andrey Kostin reported last week. Ultimately, following those directions lets the hackers vacuum up personal information stored in victims’ user profiles on services such as Xbox Live, Hotmail, Outlook, MSN, Messenger and OneDrive.

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Consumer advocates complain to FTC over YouTube Kids app

The new YouTube Kids mobile app targets young children with unfair and deceptive advertising and should be investigated, a group of consumer advocates told the Federal Trade Commission in a letter Tuesday.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/04/07/consumer-advocates-complain-to-ftc-over-youtube-kids-app/

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UK enacts new tax to cope with companies like Apple, Google diverting profits overseas

A new tax in the U.K. directly targets companies such as Apple, Amazon, and Google, which have been accused of shifting profits overseas to avoid paying taxes in countries where they nevertheless do business.



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Tesla swings by DEF CON in search of car hackers to secure the Model S

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Tesla’s connected cars are tempting targets for hackers, but the company is looking to hire its own army of bug hunters to fix problems before they present themselves.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/188120-tesla-swings-by-def-con-in-search-of-car-hackers

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The Goldilocks Method: Shopping for a weapon that's just right

Where can you find just the right guided missile for hot and cold targets, disposable rocket launchers – or even the ultimate Silver Bullet?

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Target Customers Broadcast Epic Checkout Fail


Target’s customers jumped en masse onto social media Sunday night after technical malfunctions at its stores around the country resulted in long checkout lines and, in some cases, inability to make purchases with store-branded credit cards. The episode struck a nerve with customers, not only because of the inconvenience, but because it was a reminder of another Target point-of-sale glitch: last year’s infamous security breach that may have affected as many as 110 million customers.

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Twitter Makes Bold Moves in Mobile Ad Game


Twitter has announced new ways for advertisers to connect with targets both on and off the site. The new ad offering is the first integration between Twitter and MoPub, the mobile advertising exchange that Twitter acquired last year. With the partnership, advertisers will be able to launch ad campaigns that run across the entire Twitter Publisher Network. That encompasses 241 million monthly active users on Twitter, as well as roughly 1 billion people who use the apps in MoPub’s ad exchange.

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