TSMC: Supercomputing, AI Will Drive Semiconductor Business, Not Phones

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Phones have driven the semiconductor industry for the past few cycles, but TSMC thinks that’s changing, courtesy of the HPC market.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/262516-tsmc-believes-supercomputing-ai-will-drive-semiconductor-business-not-phones?source=Computing

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Apple's Health app is being used as evidence in a murder trial in Germany

Not everyone uses the Apple Health App that’s pre-installed on their iPhones. But this app is playing an important role in a murder trial in Germany. An Afghan refugee named Hussein Khavari is being accused of raping and murdering 19-year-old medical student Maria Ladenburger, disposing of her body in a river.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/16/apples-health-app-is-being-used-as-evidence-in-murder-trial-in-germany.html

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Intel Unveils ‘Breakthrough’ Quantum Computer

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Intel has announced a new milestone in quantum computing, with 49 qubits now available. That’s a huge step forward for the company compared with the 17-qubit system it showed just months ago.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/261734-intel-unveils-new-quantum-computer-declares-quantum-breakthrough?source=Computing

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Apple's $29 iPhone battery replacements available now

Apple has tweaked its statement regarding battery replacements for older iPhones, and that’s a good thing if you’re finding that your device struggles to make it through the day (or feels sluggish as a result).

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/31/apples-29-iphone-battery-replacements-available-now.html

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Google Aims to Turbocharge Online Checkout


Google on Monday rolled out an online payment service that’s designed to accelerate the online checkout process. While the new offering isn’t quite Amazon One-Click, it will eliminate many of the annoying steps that can slow down the online purchase process and often result in abandoned shopping carts. Pay with Google uses address and credit or debit card information users provide to Google to speed them through checkout. Instead of a merchant collecting that information from the customer, it’s sent behind the scenes by Google.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84905.html?rss=1

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Tim Cook Says the Mac Mini Isn’t Dead, but It Sure Leaves a Lot of Performance on the Table

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Tim Cook declined to provide a timeline on when we might see a new Mac mini. That’s somewhat problematic, because Intel’s newer mobile chips would significantly improve the platform’s performance, power consumption, video, and gaming capabilities.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/257763-tim-cook-declares-mac-mini-isnt-dead-sure-leaves-lot-performance-table?source=Computing

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How Brick-and-Mortar Retailers Can Stand Up to E-Commerce


Brick-and-mortar retailers have been finding it difficult to offer pricing that’s competitive with e-commerce sites, which have the advantage of massive scope and scale, according to a new Frost & Sullivan report. E-commerce will account for nearly 18 percent of the total retail market by 2025, it projects. However, B&M retailers have an advantage: their ability to offer customers a personalized experience. Retailers should adopt end-to-end solutions that use cutting-edge technology to make that personalized service cost-effective.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84779.html?rss=1

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Exposed: Massive spambot exposes 711 million email addresses

‘For a sense of scale, that’s almost one address for every single man, woman and child in all of Europe,’ according to security researcher Troy Hunt.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/31/exposed-massive-spambot-exposes-711-million-email-addresses.html

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5 scams that fool even the smartest people

Many people laugh at scams. We see an email from a mysterious stranger that’s full of odd phrases and terrible misspellings, and we instantly share it on social media. “The Prince of Nigeria wants to send me bars and bars of gold!” we write, adding a laughing emoji. “Should I take it?”

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/26/5-scams-that-fool-even-smartest-people.html

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Microsoft Launches Windows 10 Pro for Workstations

Microsoft has announced a high-end Windows 10 SKU that’s meant to bridge the gap between server variants of the operating system and professional workstation alternatives.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/254031-microsoft-launches-new-windows-10-variant-windows-10-pro-workstations?source=Computing

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Fake Ryzen Chips Now Popping Up on Amazon, eBay

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AMD’s new Ryzen CPU is popular, but that’s got a downside — scammers are showing up online to bilk people out of their cash by relabeling cheap Celerons as AMD processors.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/252674-fake-ryzen-chips-now-popping-amazon-ebay?source=Computing

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Artificial intelligence can now predict if someone will die in the next 5 years

Scientists from the University of Adelaide have created an AI that’s able to look at the CT scans of patients, and predict whether they’ll live through the next five years. And that’s a good thing.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/07/artificial-intelligence-can-now-predict-if-someone-will-die-in-next-5-years.html

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Ray Kurzweil predicts computers will be as smart as humans in 12 years

12 years. That’s how long Google’s Director of Engineering Ray Kurzweil thinks it will take for computers to reach human levels of intelligence.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/16/ray-kurzweil-predicts-computers-will-be-as-smart-as-humans-in-12-years.html

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Meet Braen: A new material that's stronger than steel, more versatile than duct tape

Even if it’s hard to say Braen is the lightest, strongest, and most adaptable material that’s ever been invented, it still seems pretty damn malleable and durable, capable of withstanding over 2,000 pounds of pull strength.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/09/meet-braen-new-material-thats-stronger-than-steel-more-versatile-than-duct-tape.html

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