Microsoft’s Mixed Reality Headset Prices Drop Dramatically; New K-12 Laptops Debut

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Microsoft’s new Mixed Reality headsets are available at prices far below their introduction targets, while the company is highlighting new low-cost laptops meant to aid in its fight against Google’s Chromebooks.

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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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Apple Exaggerates MacBook Standby Battery Life, Owners Report

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Apple’s MacBook and MacBook Pro users are unhappy about their system’s standby battery life, but Apple isn’t interested in hearing it.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/261988-apple-macbook-standby-battery-life?source=Computing

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How Iranian protesters are skirting the government's tech clampdown to continue their fight

As the protests across Iran stretch into their eighth night, the government is continuing to crackdown with restrictions on the nation’s already tightly-controlled internet and access to social media.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/05/how-iranian-protesters-are-skirting-governments-tech-clampdown-to-continue-their-fight.html

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Top last-minute holiday gifts for gamers

The holiday shopping season is almost over, but a lot of folks are still getting their gifts together, while others rely on the last minute to get all their shopping done. So if you’re still stuck for gift ideas for the gamers in your life, we have a few suggestions.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/21/top-last-minute-holiday-gifts-for-gamers.html

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Artificial intelligence reveals gender bias in the workplace, study says

Most managers like to think of themselves as operating free of any bias, rewarding their employees based on merit alone—but a new study of five companies that’s powered by artificial intelligence tells a more troubling story.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/19/artificial-intelligence-reveals-gender-bias-in-workplace-study-says.html

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Drunk droning: New Jersey aims to get tough on sloshed drone pilots

New Jersey lawmakers are going after drone owners who fly their machine while drunk. A bill to punish the behavior may become law next month, a little late for festive drinkers unwrapping their brand new quadcopter this Christmas.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/11/drunk-droning-new-jersey-aims-to-get-tough-on-sloshed-drone-pilots.html

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Advertisers flee YouTube over videos exploiting children, 'disturbing' autofill results

Major companies have suspended advertising campaigns on YouTube after their ads were displayed with videos depicting children in threatening situations—while the tech giant investigates ‘disturbing’ autofill results that users flagged over the weekend.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/27/advertisers-flee-youtube-over-videos-exploiting-children-disturbing-autofill-results.html

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E-Commerce Provides Fertile Ground for B2B Growth


Business-to-business firms view increased online activity as an effective way to boost their growth, according to a new report from CloudCraze. Eighty-nine percent of the 400-plus B2B decision makers CloudCraze surveyed in the United States and Europe expected digital commerce would help their businesses grow. “It behooves all B2B companies to take a page from the B2C playbook and make it easier for customers to buy — if they wish — without human interaction,” suggested Rebecca Wettemann, VP of research at Nucleus Research.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84964.html?rss=1

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Making munitions safe: How can we stop American bullets, bombs and missiles from killing US troops?

Our military relies on bullets and bombs to do their job – but how do we stop those munitions from being used against our own troops?

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Driving Digital Transformation by Making Citizen Developers Heroes


Corporate executives know that if they don’t transform their companies into digital enterprises they are going to be at a significant competitive disadvantage. Yet many corporate leaders have been unable to make significant progress transforming their organizations. Many executives have found that changing their corporate cultures is a lot harder than adopting cloud-based applications and services. No company has done more to advocate for this digital transformation process than Salesforce.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84948.html?rss=1

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Scientists have designed virtual human brain cells

For centuries, scientists who have dedicated their lives to studying the human brain have attempted to unlock its mysteries. The role the brain plays in human personality — as well as the myriad of disorders and conditions that come along with it — is often difficult to study because studying the organ while it’s still functioning in a human body is complicated. Now, researchers at The Allen Institute for Brain Science have introduced a new tool that could make such study a whole lot easier: functioning virtual brain cells.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/30/scientists-have-designed-virtual-human-brain-cells.html

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Lawyer takes on Google, Facebook, Twitter over terror videos

Keith Altman claims that Google, Facebook and Twitter have allowed their social media platforms to be used to recruit jihadists and that these companies have even profited from advertisements on terrorist propaganda.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/06/lawyer-takes-on-google-facebook-twitter-over-terror-videos.html

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Las Vegas shooting: Tech execs, including Tim Cook, express condolences

Tech executives took to social media to express their condolences over the mass shooting in Las Vegas that has left at least 50 people dead and more than 400 injured.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/02/las-vegas-shooting-tech-execs-including-tim-cook-express-condolences.html

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Intel’s Upcoming Coffee Lake Z370 Motherboards Aren’t Backwards Compatible

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Intel’s new Coffee Lake CPUs are on their way, but you won’t be able to use them with current Kaby Lake or Skylake CPUs.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/256562-intels-upcoming-coffee-lake-z370-motherboards-arent-backwards-compatible?source=Computing

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Microsoft is crafting a quantum computing language

Microsoft has developed a brand new programming language designed to run on quantum computers and their simulations, considering it a major step towards a future of quantum computing.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/26/microsoft-is-crafting-quantum-computing-language.html

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What Happened to the Tech Job Boom?

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The optimism of the 1990s supposed whatever disruptions to existing industries – and their workers – new technologies would bring, the growth in employment in the companies driving the new economy would make up for it. It hasn’t quite worked out that way.

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