Microsoft Windows 10 S Isn’t as Secure as the Company Claims

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Microsoft’s Windows 10 S may be more secure than other versions of the OS, but no operating system is perfectly locked down.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/251467-microsofts-windows-10-s-variant-isnt-secure-company-claims?source=Computing

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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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Netflix Climbs the Growth Wave as Cable TV Slides


Things change quickly. A few short years ago, Netflix was nothing more than a mail order video rental business. Since then, it has been growing rapidly and changing. Believe it or not, Netflix today has more U.S. subscribers than cable TV. That’s an amazing accomplishment — and a major hit to traditional cable television. Netflix and cable TV are two different technologies on opposite sides of the growth wave. Cable TV has grown over several decades, but its growth wave has crested in recent years, and it now is on the decline.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84631.html?rss=1

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Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) Review Roundup: Not Bad, Still Expensive

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Reviews of the new Surface Pro are surprisingly weak — weaker than we’ve seen for Microsoft’s flagship tablet in the past. This minor point update takes a few steps forward, but it wasn’t what reviewers were collectively looking for.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/250976-surface-pro-2017-review?source=Computing

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Microsoft Issues Surprise Windows XP Patch to Protect From State-Sponsored Hackers

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The company has just released another patch for the aged OS, more than three years after ending support. It turns out unpatched Windows XP is a target of state-sponsored hackers.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/250864-microsoft-issues-surprise-windows-xp-patch-protect-state-sponsored-hackers?source=Computing

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Firms Eager to Try New Sales Technologies, Survey Suggests


More than 80 percent of high-growth sales organizations use five or more sales technologies, suggests a recent online survey of 400 companies. Velocify and the American Association of Indoor Sales Professionals partnered on the research and released their findings on Tuesday. The average number of sales technologies in use was 10, based on the participants’ reports. “There are hundreds of sales technologies available … due to the explosion of inside and virtual sales,” said Kameron Hobbs, director of marketing and operations at AA-ISP.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84609.html?rss=1

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Best Software for Malware Removal and Protection

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Now more than ever, our security is being threatened by malware. Ransomware and botnets are big business these days, and targeted attacks have become commonplace. In response, anti-malware apps are broadening in scope. And to help you pick, we’ve assembled six of the best anti-malware solutions on the market.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/248593-best-malware-removal?source=Computing

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Amazon is killing every category it touches, including batteries

Amazon is so big that it now sells more batteries than Duracell and almost as many diapers as Pampers, according to a new report.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/31/amazon-is-killing-every-category-it-touches-including-batteries.html

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Amazon Shares Hit Milestone as E-Commerce Battle Heats Up


Amazon stock surged to more than $1,000 for the first time on Tuesday, marking a milestone for the dominant e-commerce retailer and leaving its closest competitors still trying to figure out a path to closing the gap. Amazon’s shares hovered near $997 in late mid-afternoon trading after reaching $1001.20 earlier in the day, an all-time-high for the stock. Friday’s closing price was $995.78. The key to Amazon’s dominance has been growth in its Prime membership, which has doubled to more than 80 million members in the past two years.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84568.html?rss=1

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Robots bring apple picking into the 21st century

Few things are American than apple pie, and a new technique that utilizes machines and technology has set out to make apple harvesting more efficient and less daunting on humans.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/25/robots-bring-apple-picking-into-21st-century.html

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British Hospitals, FedEx Among Thousands Hit by Ransomware


Authorities are investigating a massive ransomware attack that reportedly hit more than 45,000 computers in 74 countries worldwide, including the UK’s NHS England national health service, international delivery service FedEx, and Spanish telecom firm Telefonica. Security experts have linked the exploit to an earlier leak by the Shadow Brokers, who allegedly accessed a trove of hacking tools from the NSA. Based on early information, a number of organizations reported that they were affected by a ransomware attack linked to the Wanna Decryptor.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84529.html?rss=1

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HP Accidentally Ships Laptop Audio Driver With Keylogger Installed

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HP has been shipping a keylogger embedded in its audio drivers across more than two dozen laptops and tablets. Whoops.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/249179-hp-accidentally-ships-audio-driver-keylogger-installed?source=Computing

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The Grim Upward Trajectory of Mobile Fraud Risks


More than 8,600 retail locations will shut down this year, following the 5,077 that closed last year, based on data from Credit Suisse. Moreover, 2017 could surpass 2008 — the worst year for retail closures on record — when 6,163 stores shut down operations. However, unlike 2008, when overall consumer spending declined with the onset of a global recession — the worst economic downturn since the end of World War II — today’s shop killer is online commerce, notably sales made on mobile devices.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84495.html?rss=1

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NRA event: Inside the acres and acres of guns on display

More than 80,000 Americans are converging in Atlanta for the 146th NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits in Atlanta, Georgia that kicks off Friday.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/28/nra-event-inside-acres-and-acres-guns-on-display.html

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The burger of the future comes from crickets, not cows

Agriculture has come a long way in the past century. We produce more food than ever before — but our current model is unsustainable, and as the world’s population rapidly approaches the 8 billion mark, modern food production methods will need a radical transformation if they’re going to keep up. But luckily, there’s a range […]

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/26/burger-future-comes-from-crickets-not-cows.html

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Researchers fly camera drones over erupting volcanoes with spectacular results

British researchers working in Guatemala have been getting closer than ever to erupting volcanos thanks to advances in drone technology, and the attached cameras have been producing some stunning footage along the way.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/21/researchers-fly-camera-drones-over-erupting-volcanoes-with-spectacular-results.html

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Experts discuss the exponentially worsening space debris problem

In under 25 years, the amount of junk big enough to destroy a spacecraft has more than doubled, according to scientists who met at the seventh European Conference on Space Debris in Germany this week.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/20/experts-discuss-exponentially-worsening-space-debris-problem.html

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Take Marketing Off Autopilot and Get Creative


More than a quarter of marketers went into marketing because they wanted to be creative, researchers have found. So why do so many B2B marketing efforts seem exactly the same?
The reason, in part, is that some things work well. In nature, convergent evolution leads different kinds of organisms to similar solutions when they work. The number of strategies that will lead to success is limited. Marketers don’t simply echo the successful efforts of other marketers, though — they also parrot things that don’t really work.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84466.html?rss=1

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