Border Patrol testing drones to be its 'eyes in the sky'

Hoping to help agents in the field, the Border Patrol is testing a fleet of personal drones, giving agents in remote areas eyes where they are currently blind.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/19/border-patrol-testing-drones-to-be-its-eyes-in-sky.html

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Verizon testing additional OTT service, source says

Verizon is testing another over-the-top service, separate from Go90, as the company looks to build out its content offerings, a source familiar with the matter says.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/12/verizon-testing-additional-ott-service-source-says.html

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How the iPhone could save your life

An iPhone 8 Plus I’m testing has called 911 by accident a few times. It’s annoying, but it turns out this new iOS “feature” could save lives. Experts say discrete calling is a sign of things to come in making 911 calls work a little better and a little safer, especially in a tense situation.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/03/how-iphone-could-save-your-life.html

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Taking the News Out of Facebook's News Feed Could Hurt Publishers


A new feature that Facebook recently has been testing in a handful of countries could hurt publishers everywhere if it should roll out globally. The feature removes users’ Liked pages from their main News Feed and aggregates them in a separate space called “Explore.” In the six countries where Facebook has been testing the idea, traffic to news outlets reportedly has dropped 60-80 percent. “Publishers should be terrified by this,” said John Carroll, a mass communications professor at Boston University.

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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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The Pirate Bay Takes Heat for Testing Monero Mining


The Pirate Bay has come under fire for testing a Monero javascript miner as a possible means for generating new revenue to replace its current model of making money through advertising on the site. It reportedly hijacked the processing power of its own users to help generate revenue. Monero is an open source digital currency, like bitcoin, with one important difference. “Monero is one of the few valuable cryptocurrencies that can be mined with CPU power,” noted Sherrod DeGrippo, director, emerging threats, at Proofpoint.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84820.html?rss=1

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China just deployed a fleet of sophisticated submarine drones in the South China Sea

China has been testing underwater military drones for years. With the ability to dive nearly four miles at a time, its latest fleet of underwater drones are the most durable and efficient models to date.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/28/china-just-deployed-fleet-sophisticated-submarine-drones-in-south-china-sea.html

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M16 being replaced? Army testing new rifles, bigger ammo

Army researchers are testing half a dozen ammunition variants of a new prototype assault rifle that fires a larger round by 2020, according to Army Times.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/10/m16-being-replaced-army-testing-new-rifles-bigger-ammo.html

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Super SEALs: Elite Units Pursue Brain-Stimulating Technologies

Naval Special Warfare units have been testing and evaluating the use of performance-enhancing neuro-stimulation technology.

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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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McDonald's Puts Mobile Ordering to the Test


McDonald’s has begun testing new mobile ordering and payment functionality at 29 of its restaurants in Monterey and Salinas, California. It will expand the pilot to another 51 restaurants in Spokane, Washington, on March 20. The company will run multiple pilots to gather customer feedback, work out any issues that arise, and streamline integration with its IT systems before rolling out its updated mobile app to nearly all 14,000 restaurants in the United States — as well as 6,000 others around the world — by the end of the year.

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Ambulances in Sweden will be able to 'hijack' car radios during emergencies

The new Swedish system is entering testing in Stockholm in 2017 with the goal of making the roads much safer for emergency professionals and everyday drivers alike.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/01/18/ambulances-in-sweden-will-be-able-to-hijack-car-radios-during-emergencies.html

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Self-driving cars may no longer require humans during testing in Michigan

Michigan would no longer require that someone be inside a self-driving car while testing it on public roads under bills up for a vote in the Legislature.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/09/07/self-driving-cars-may-no-longer-require-humans-during-testing-in-michigan.html

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Walmart Tests 2-Day Subscription Shipping


Walmart on Thursday began testing a two-day unlimited shipping service priced at $49 a year. Subscribers will get more than a million items, including the most commonly purchased items on Walmart.com, delivered to their door in two days or fewer, Walmart spokesperson Bao Nguyen said. “Customers will continue to enjoy their two favorite features — no minimum order requirements and free returns online and in stores.” The service, called “ShippingPass,” launched last year as a three-day shipping pilot program with a $50 annual subscription fee.

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