Tech Q&A: Text read notifications, eBay alternatives, free office suites and more

Is there a way to know if someone has actually read my text messages? I send them, and people don’t always reply. So maybe they are just not getting my texts.

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Parents who lost custody of kids over YouTube 'prank' videos sentenced

A Maryland couple whose YouTube prank videos garnered them accusations of child abuse were sentenced to five years probation on child neglect charges Monday, BuzzFeed reports.

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Microsoft CEO condemns Charlottesville attacks as 'horrific' in email to employees

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella condemned the attacks in Charlottesville, Va., calling them “horrific” in an email to employees.

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Panasonic is using artificial intelligence to keep drowsy drivers awake

Panasonic’s system can predict and react to how drowsy a driver is and keep them comfortably awake without them even realizing the environment around them is changing.

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Gigabyte Announces Tiny PC More Powerful and Upgradeable Than Raspberry Pi

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The Raspberry Pi has proven itself to be a versatile little computer, and you can get them for pocket change. It’s a bit light on power, though. Now, Gigabyte is preparing to launch a similar device called the GA-SBCAP3350.

The post Gigabyte Announces Tiny PC More Powerful and Upgradeable Than Raspberry Pi appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/252912-gigabyte-announces-tiny-pc-powerful-upgradeable-raspberry-pi?source=Computing

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Study shows taking photos improves visual memory, reduces auditory recall

Does taking photos help memories, or hurt them? A new study suggests photographers can better recall visual data, but not auditory. The study is the first to look into which areas of memory are impacted by taking photos.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/28/study-shows-taking-photos-improves-visual-memory-reduces-auditory-recall.html

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7 amazing things your smartphone's camera can do

Camera phones are changing the landscape of photography.Professionals are carrying them instead of hefty DSLRs, and indiefilmmakers are using them to shoot everything from music videosto feature-length dramas. With advanced features and tons of free editing software, they are becoming more sophisticated every year. Your smartphone may contain the lens of the future.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/24/7-amazing-things-your-smartphones-camera-can-do.html

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Hackers could start a nuclear war by taking control of Trident submarines and launching 'catastrophic' attacks, experts warn

Hackers could take control of Britain’s atomic weapons and use them to start a “catastrophic” global nuclear war, tech experts have warned.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/01/hackers-could-start-nuclear-war-by-taking-control-trident-submarines-and-launching-catastrophic-attacks-experts-warn.html

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3 ways to check out your neighbors

You can live next to people for years and never get to know them. Who are they? What are they doing just beyond that picket fence? They may look normal enough, but are your children safe around them? Do they have a malevolent past?

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/25/3-ways-to-check-out-your-neighbors.html

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Too much social media use linked to feelings of isolation

Fans of social media may say that all of that posting and liking helps connect them with others , but a new study finds that spending more time on social media platforms is actually linked to a higher likelihood of feeling socially isolated.

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Rattle cattle with a drone in this US state and you could end up in the slammer

Remotely controlled copters can be great fun, but a few people can’t help but use them for nefarious purposes. Intimidating cattle is apparently now a thing, and one U.S. state wants to throw perpetrators in jail.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/01/rattle-cattle-with-drone-in-this-us-state-and-could-end-up-in-slammer.html

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Report: Intel’s 8th gen chips will still use 14nm, will arrive earlier than expected

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Intel may be pulling its 8th-gen Core processors in and launching them in the back half of 2017 — but early evidence suggests this could be a split-node generation, with 14nm and 10nm products sharing the same brand name.

The post Report: Intel’s 8th gen chips will still use 14nm, will arrive earlier than expected appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/244362-report-intels-8th-gen-chips-will-still-use-14nm-will-arrive-earlier-expected?source=Computing

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Two employees are suing Microsoft, alleging their jobs gave them PTSD

Two Microsoft employees claim the company made them look at photos and videos “designed to entertain some of the most twisted and sick minded people in the world.”

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This giant manned robot might patrol the North Korean border

Robots can be terrifying all on their own, but stick a human being inside and give them control of the mechanical muscles that provide superhuman strength and you’ve got a recipe for a horror movie.

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How to set up DIY video monitoring for home or office — subscription free

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Plug-and-play video monitoring cameras are all the rage, but most of them lock you into a proprietary and expensive backend. With a little extra effort, you can create your own monitoring system, with the devices you choose.

The post How to set up DIY video monitoring for home or office — subscription free appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/240302-diy-setting-video-monitoring-home-office-subscription-free?source=Computing

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This multi-port accessory adds back everything Apple removed from the latest MacBook Pro

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There’s nothing intrinsically wrong with dongles, but using 2-4 of them on a machine supposedly engineered for svelte lines and simple user experiences doesn’t sit well with many users.

The post This multi-port accessory adds back everything Apple removed from the latest MacBook Pro appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/240607-new-multi-port-accessory-adds-back-functionality-apple-removed-latest-macbook-pro?source=Computing

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