Apple may be working on an Amazon Alexa rival

The rumors saying that Apple is working on a Siri-based Amazon Echo rival are back, with a noted insider saying that Apple is currently finalizing the design for the unnamed product.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/28/apple-may-be-working-on-amazon-alexa-rival.html

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iPhone 8 may be slower than the Samsung Galaxy S8

The iPhone 8 hasn’t been announced yet, but CNET is reporting that there’s already a possibility that it will have slower wireless speeds than Samsung’s Galaxy S8 .

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/27/iphone-8-may-be-slower-than-samsung-galaxy-s8.html

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Computer-generated 'brain age' estimates how much time you've got left

Researchers at Imperial College London have developed a machine learning algorithm that can look at people’s “brain age” and use this to predict their lifespan. Here’s how it works.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/27/computer-generated-brain-age-estimates-how-much-time-youve-got-left.html

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Galaxy S8 battery includes 'no dogs' warning label

It’s a rather unusual warning label to include on a battery that can’t be removed and likely will never be seen by the owner, but there is a good reason for it.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/26/galaxy-s8-battery-includes-no-dogs-warning-label.html

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Apple Slashes App Store Affiliate Commissions


Apple has stunned the wider development community with an emailed announcement that it has decided to slash commissions for App Store affiliates from 7 percent to 2.5 percent, starting May 1. The cuts apply to all apps and in-app content, Apple said. However, they do not apply to commissions for movies, music, books and TV, which will remain at 7 percent. The company will continue to pay commissions on Apple Music memberships as well. Both the extent of the cuts and the brief notice provided — they go into effect next week — are surprising.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84482.html?rss=1

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Security firm: Cyberattacks against Saudi Arabia continue

Researchers at a U.S. antivirus firm say the destructive cyberattack that hit Saudi Arabia late last year is continuing, revealing new details about an unusually disruptive campaign that some have linked to Iran.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/26/security-firm-cyberattacks-against-saudi-arabia-continue.html

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Declaration of Independence discovery stuns experts

Harvard researchers were initially skeptical when a database project indicated that an extremely rare parchment copy of the Declaration of Independence was in a small records office in Southern England.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/24/declaration-independence-discovery-stuns-experts.html

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Apple may be making AR glasses: Here's the latest clue

There’s a big new clue that Apple may be working on its own augmented reality glasses, and it’s come from the most unlikely of places: a workplace incident report.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/21/apple-may-be-making-ar-glasses-heres-latest-clue.html

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Mastercard has a new credit card with a fingerprint scanner in it

Mastercard has unveiled a new credit card that incorporates a fingerprint scanner built right into the bottom of the card.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/20/mastercard-has-new-credit-card-with-fingerprint-scanner-in-it.html

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Executive Order Triggers H-1B Jitters in Silicon Valley


President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed a long-anticipated executive order that addresses a campaign promise to begin shifting the country toward the “Buy American, Hire American” strategy that appealed to much of the industrial working class population in the Rust Belt states. The order calls on the U.S. government to shift purchasing toward domestically produced goods. It also sets in motion a change in immigration policies, which could exclude many qualified foreign professionals from Silicon Valley firms.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84467.html?rss=1

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Facebook launches review of video content after horrific Cleveland killing

Facebook says that it will launch a review of its video content after horrific footage showing the killing of an elderly man was posted on the social network Sunday.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/19/facebook-launches-review-video-content-after-horrific-cleveland-killing.html

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CPQ: Boost Selling Performance and Accuracy


They say it can take a product idea 10 years to go from concept to mass-market appeal but that might be only an optimist’s viewpoint. Some of the best ideas in CRM right now have been marinating for at least that long — and some for much longer. Two great examples are analytics and CPQ, which companies like Oracle, Salesforce and others have embraced with passion. Interestingly, each technology has traversed a path that needed other technologies to become fully mature. “Analytics” is an old term for what we now call “machine learning.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84462.html?rss=1

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Future Firefox versions may slim down, use less memory thanks to new ‘Performance’ option

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Mozilla is considering changes to Firefox that would give end users much easier methods of tweaking performance settings, including the option to optimize the browser for the specific characteristics of your own PC.

The post Future Firefox versions may slim down, use less memory thanks to new ‘Performance’ option appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/internet/247699-future-firefox-versions-may-slim-use-less-memory-thanks-new-performance-option?source=Computing

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The iPhone of cars? Apple enters self-driving car race

Apple will be vying against 29 other companies that already have California permits to test self-driving cars. The list includes major automakers, including Ford, General Motors, BMW, Volkswagen and Tesla, as well as one of its biggest rivals in technology, Google, whose testing of self-driving cars has been spun off into an affiliate called Waymo.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/14/iphone-cars-apple-enters-self-driving-car-race.html

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Are touch screens robbing toddlers of sleep?

It’s been established that screen time in its traditional form—think television and video games—is linked to sleep problems in kids, note researchers in introducing their more specific study: one that, for the first time, looks at touch-screen use among very young children.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/14/are-touch-screens-robbing-toddlers-sleep.html

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