Now you can collect some of your Amazon orders in just two minutes

Amazon has launched “Instant Pickup,” a service that lets customers collect items within two minutes of ordering them. The inital pick-up locations are at university campuses in California, Ohio, and Maryland.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/16/now-can-collect-some-your-amazon-orders-in-just-two-minutes.html

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AMD’s Vega Arrives to Mixed Reviews, Modest Results

AMD’s RX Vega has hit the market, but it isn’t the knockout blow that AMD fans were hoping for.

The post AMD’s Vega Arrives to Mixed Reviews, Modest Results appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/254132-amds-vega-arrives-mixed-reviews-modest-results?source=Computing

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Intel Kills the Atom SoC Powering Microsoft’s HoloLens

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Intel has announced it’s killing the semi-custom chip that powers Microsoft’s HoloLens. It’s a good bet that they’ve done so with MS’ agreement, but what does that mean for the future of Microsoft’s augmented reality platform?

The post Intel Kills the Atom SoC Powering Microsoft’s HoloLens appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/254028-intel-kills-atom-soc-powering-microsofts-hololens?source=Computing

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Gene editing breakthrough could pave way for pig-to-human organ transplants

Scientists have harnessed gene-editing technology to eliminate viruses in pigs that could be harmful to people, potentially laying the foundations for pig-to-human organ transplants.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/10/gene-editing-breakthrough-could-pave-way-for-pig-to-human-organ-transplants.html

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The new copycats: How Facebook squashes competition from startups

Tech startups live by the rule that speed is paramount. Houseparty, creator of a hot video app, has an extra reason for urgency.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/10/new-copycats-how-facebook-squashes-competition-from-startups.html

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Most Businesses Want Agility but Few Have It


Many organizations recognize that agility enables better responses to changing business conditions, but few have taken the necessary steps to reach that goal. Although two-thirds of the respondents to a recent CA Technologies survey saw value in business agility, only about 12 percent said their organizations were on their way to achieving it. “Success today requires that companies quickly sense and adapt to changes, pivot to address market changes and customer needs, and do so at scale,” said Surya Panditi, general manager of agile management.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84731.html?rss=1

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Kentucky man, transgender wife sue Amazon for workplace bias

A Kentucky man and his transgender wife sued Amazon on Wednesday, alleging that they endured sustained discrimination and harassment during a year as co-workers at the mammoth online retailer’s warehouse in northern Kentucky.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/09/kentucky-man-transgender-wife-sue-amazon-for-workplace-bias.html

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Kentucky man, transgender wife sue Amazon for workplace bias

A Kentucky man and his transgender wife are suing Amazon, alleging that they endured sustained discrimination and harassment during a year as co-workers at an Amazon warehouse in northern Kentucky.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/09/kentucky-man-transgender-wife-sue-amazon-for-workplace-bias.html

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iPhone 8 not delayed after all, coming in these colors

A well-connected analyst says that this year’s iPhone models won’t be delayed, despite earlier reports that said the iPhone 8 may not hit shelves until October or even November.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/09/iphone-8-not-delayed-after-all-coming-in-these-colors.html

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Google fires employee behind anti-diversity memo, reports say

Google CEO Sundar Pichai has responded to a controversial memo penned by an employee that suggested women had biological issues that prohibited them from being equally as successful as their male counterparts in the tech industry, noting that the author had violated the company’s Code of Conduct.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/07/google-fires-employee-behind-anti-diversity-memo-reports-say.html

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New tech protects homes from invisible radon threat

A Norway–based company, Airthings, has created a state–of–the–art radon detector that uses digital sensors and smart home technology to measure radon levels over a long period of time.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/07/new-tech-protects-homes-from-invisible-radon-threat.html

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Asrock Confirms Intel’s Coffee Lake CPUs Will Require New Motherboard

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Given that Intel’s upcoming Coffee Lake CPUs are based on the third generation of its 14nm technology, there was some question as to whether they’d be supported by Intel’s 100 and 200-series chipsets. The answer, according to Asrock, is no.

The post Asrock Confirms Intel’s Coffee Lake CPUs Will Require New Motherboard appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/253580-asrock-confirms-intels-coffee-lake-cpus-will-require-new-motherboard-socket?source=Computing

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Spanning Front and Back Offices


CPQ — that is, configure, price, quote — is one of the most transitional apps, because it spans front and back offices, and because its very existence has changed these functions. Another app in this category is sales compensation management. Both of their stories are about front-office processes needing back-office data. Once the data is made available, the process evolves to be far more useful to the business. In each case, the original, fundamental application need was record keeping in the back office.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84720.html?rss=1

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iPhone cases found to cause chemical burns spark massive recall

There’s a price to pay for being fashionable, and dozens of iPhone owners learned that the hard way after their protective cases gave them chemical burns.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/02/iphone-cases-found-to-cause-chemical-burns-spark-massive-recall.html

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EPIC Claims Google Violates Consumer Privacy in FTC Complaint


A new technology that Google uses to track billions of credit card transactions is unsafe, overly intrusive, and possibly in violation of federal law, according to a complaint EPIC filed Monday with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. EPIC urged the FTC to investigate Google over its Store Sales Management program, criticizing it as unfair and deceptive to consumers, and lacking an easy way to opt out. Google uses its SSM program to track whether consumers have converted online advertisements into in-store purchases.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84716.html?rss=1

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Build a portable computer on a USB stick

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It’s a PC that you can carry anywhere.

Using modern-day Linux distributions, you can set up a portable computer that will fit on a standard USB flash drive. You simply plug it into any other machine.

The original article can be found here: http://www.popsci.com/portable-computer-usb-stick?dom=rss-default&src=syn

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