Mayweather vs McGregor: 2.9 million viewers watched fight on pirated streams, says security firm

The much-hyped fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor reached more than 2.9 million viewers via pirated streams, according to data from digital security expert Irdeto.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/30/mayweather-vs-mcgregor-2-9-million-viewers-watched-fight-on-pirated-streams-says-security-firm.html

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Amazon Alexa and Microsoft Cortana team up to take on Google

The voice assistant business is about to get even more interesting, as Amazon and Microsoft announced a partnership that will see Alexa and Cortana playing nice with each other.

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Robots May Become Go-To Customer Service Reps


The customer service robot market will be worth $88 million by 2022, according to Tractica. Annual shipments are expected to increase from 2,730 units in 2016 to nearly 4,800 in 2022. The robots will be both humanoid and non-humanoid. However, telepresence robots, chatbots, and stationary customer interactive systems that don’t have moving parts are not included in the count. Nearly half of all customer service robots will be deployed in the Asia Pacific Region; other significant markets will be North America and Europe.

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Sound weapons that deliver invisible ammo in spotlight after American diplomats injured

The alleged attack on US State Department officials in Cuba has made weapons that use sound a national conversation.

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Baidu enters the AI Assistant fray with DuerOS

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The Chinese search giant Baidu’s has constructed a new operating system for linking digital assistants and the Internet of Things. The new DuerOS will have to prove it can run with the big dogs before it deserves more than a passing glance.

The post Baidu enters the AI Assistant fray with DuerOS appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/254579-baidu-enters-ai-assistant-fray-dueros?source=Computing

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Hunley mystery solved: Blast from own torpedo likely killed crew

The demise of the H.L. Hunley, the Confederate submarine and the first to sink an enemey warship, has been a mystery since its disappearance in 1864. Until now.

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Kari's Law: A 911 Fix That Will Make the US Safer


The 911 emergency number was created when telephones were connected by wires, before cellphones or VoIP in the home, and before Multi-Line Telephone Systems in the enterprise. In the early days, anyone could dial 911 for police, fire or medical emergencies. However, in 2017, dialing 911 unfortunately is no guarantee that a call for help will reach a 911 service that can identify the location of the caller immediately. When consumers dropped land lines and started using Internet phone services, a 911 problem surfaced.

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From affordable and handsome to thin and vibrant, these are the best Samsung TVs

The best Samsung TVs of 2017 run the gamut from simple and affordable solutions for the everyman to thin and elegant screens for deep-pocketed buyers on the hunt for some of the best picture quality on earth.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/22/from-affordable-and-handsome-to-thin-and-vibrant-these-are-best-samsung-tvs.html

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iOS 11 will make it impossible for cops to force you to unlock your phone

The rollout of iOS 11 is fast approaching, and with the beta version of the new update already in the hands of many testers we were bound to discover things that Apple had kept secret.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/22/ios-11-will-make-it-impossible-for-cops-to-force-to-unlock-your-phone.html

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Technology Enables ‘Fake News.’ Can It Help Stop It, Too?

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The stories that capture most people’s attention tend to contain headlines that aim for an emotional reaction, entertain, or stoke enough curiosity to click. Can AI help weed out the fake news from the real news?

The post Technology Enables ‘Fake News.’ Can It Help Stop It, Too? appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/254286-technology-enables-fake-news-can-help-stop?source=Computing

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Digital rights group warns that Google's stance on neo-Nazis is 'dangerous'

The Electronic Frontier Foundation warns that Google, GoDaddy and Cloudflare’s decision to expel white supremacist site the Daily Stormer from their services has worrying free speech implications.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/18/digital-rights-group-warns-that-googles-stance-on-neo-nazis-is-dangerous.html

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US Air Force prepping mysterious X-37B space plane for September launch

The United States Air Force’s X-37B program is readying its next robotic mini-shuttle for launch, this time atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket .

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/18/us-air-force-prepping-mysterious-x-37b-space-plane-for-september-launch.html

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iPhone 7s and 7s Plus may be less advanced than the iPhone 8, but they may have a lower price

The Phone 7s and 7s Plus, expected to be announced alongside the iPhone 8, may be the more practical choices for most consumers.

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Fulfilling the Omnichannel Shopping Imperative


The omnichannel approach to customer contact has become a byword in customer service, but retailers need to do more to make it happen, based on a recent study. Researchers tested 57 metrics across desktop, mobile and in-store buying touchpoints to evaluate the end-to-end omnichannel experience at 30 popular and growing retailers. They focused on four major categories: fulfillment and inventory; personalization; pricing consistency; and in-store signage. Here’s the problem: E-commerce absolutely is killing brick-and-mortar stores.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84737.html?rss=1

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