Backblaze HDD Report: No Reliability Difference Between Consumer, Enterprise Drives

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Backblaze’s latest HDD reliability data contains an interesting observation. So far, there’s no difference in reliability between the 8TB consumer and enterprise drives the company is deploying.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/258548-backblaze-hdd-report-finds-no-reliability-difference-consumer-enterprise-drives?source=Computing

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Artificial Intelligence vs. Echo's Eavesdropping and Google's Home Invasion


There’s a lot of excitement about all the new artificial intelligence technology hitting the market — like Amazon’s Echo and Google’s Home smart speakers, among many other products. However, there’s also growing concern over how these devices may invade our privacy. These AI devices are designed for use throughout our homes — and despite the companies’ assurances to the contrary, some people worry that they could be listening to every word we utter. Granted, they have to listen when we want them to give us answers or carry out tasks.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84895.html?rss=1

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Google developed its own mobile chip to help smartphones take better photos

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There’s a lot going on under the hood of your smartphone camera every time you push the button

The Google Pixel 2 does a lot of processing work on each photo as part of its HDR+ platform.

The original article can be found here: https://www.popsci.com/google-pixel-visual-core-smartphone-chip?dom=rss-default&src=syn

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Huge specs leak tells us everything about Google's Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

Google is less than a week away from telling us all about its new toys, but there’s still plenty of info left to leak ahead of Google’s October 4th press conference.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/28/huge-specs-leak-tells-us-everything-about-googles-pixel-2-and-pixel-2-xl.html

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Critical Zero-Day Flaw in macOS Reveals Passwords in Plaintext

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There’s a critical zero-day bug in macOS High Sierra, Sierra, and El Capitan. It allows attackers to export data from Apple’s Keychain in plaintext, with the user none the wiser.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/256453-apples-macos-critical-0-day-flaw-allows-plaintext-password-extraction?source=Computing

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iPhone cases found to cause chemical burns spark massive recall

There’s a price to pay for being fashionable, and dozens of iPhone owners learned that the hard way after their protective cases gave them chemical burns.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/02/iphone-cases-found-to-cause-chemical-burns-spark-massive-recall.html

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Unofficial World of Warcraft ‘Felmyst’ Server Revisits The Burning Crusade

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There’s a new private server launching for World of Warcraft, but this one isn’t focused on the classic game. Instead, it will attempt to emulate the first expansion released for WoW, The Burning Crusade.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/252692-new-world-warcraft-unofficial-felmyst-server-takes-players-back-burning-crusade?source=Computing

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Raspberry Pi Competitor Rock64 Debuts With Lower Price, 4K HDR

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There’s a new competitor for the Raspberry Pi in the tiny-computer-that-can-actually-do-things category. While the SoCs are similar, the Rock64 does include support for updated peripherals.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/252053-pine64-debuts-new-raspberry-pi-competitor-4gb-ram-claims-4k-hdr10-support?source=Computing

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AMD, Nvidia GPUs for Cryptocurrency Mining Unveiled

GPU mining might be all the rage again, but there’s an important difference this time around — now, the GPU manufacturers are looking to cash in on the craze.

The post AMD, Nvidia GPUs for Cryptocurrency Mining Unveiled appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/251725-gpu-manufacturers-building-new-cryptocurrency-specific-mining-cards?source=Computing

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Netflix's new Interactive Storytelling feature puts you in the director's chair

There’s no shortage of movies and shows for you to binge on Netflix, but sometimes, even in the midst of all these choices, boredom pervades. No longer, thanks to Netflix’s Interactive Storytelling.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/21/netflixs-new-interactive-storytelling-feature-puts-in-directors-chair.html

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Skylake-X Packs a Punch, but It’s Not Intel’s Best Gaming CPU

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While the overall performance level of the new CPUs looks fairly solid, there’s one important thing to keep in mind for gaming.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/251226-intels-skylake-x-platform-packs-punch-not-intels-best-gaming-cpu?source=Computing

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Here's why astronauts baking bread in space is a big deal

When you think of the perks of becoming an astronaut, there’s plenty to list: you get to see the Earth from a perspective that only few have shared, you’re privy to new science discoveries before the public hears about them, and you get to be one of the few people who grew up to become something they wanted to be as a kid.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/13/heres-why-astronauts-baking-bread-in-space-is-big-deal.html

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Apple's next iPhone is getting a design surprise no one has talked about yet

If there’s anything consistent about Apple’s iPhone rumors, it’s that the iPhone 8 will come with a glass chassis.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/09/apples-next-iphone-is-getting-design-surprise-no-one-has-talked-about-yet.html

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Seeding the Next Generation of Consultancies


There’s been a lot written recently about how artificial intelligence, machine learning and automation are going to displace millions of workers. However, these powerful new technologies already have spawned a surge in demand for a new wave of highly skilled consultants to help organizations capitalize on the added business opportunities resulting from the latest innovations. Although the potential business benefits that can be derived from AI, ML and automation are obvious, attaining these benefits requires highly specialized skills.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84586.html?rss=1

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AMD Cuts Ryzen 7 Prices, Readies Threadripper CPU Lineup

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There’s a new high-end, 16-core variant, dubbed Threadripper, and now we’ve got some early rumors on what clock speeds might be. AMD has also trimmed the price on existing Ryzen 7 CPUs.

The post AMD Cuts Ryzen 7 Prices, Readies Threadripper CPU Lineup appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/250258-amd-cuts-ryzen-7-prices-readies-threadripper-cpus?source=Computing

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Microsoft Surface head claims there’s ‘no such thing’ as a Surface Pro 5

Microsoft's Surface has gone from a proof of concept into the spearhead of Microsoft's hardware business

Microsoft’s VP of devices recently said there’s ‘no such thing’ as Surface Pro 5, but the remarks are being taken somewhat out of context.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/248934-microsoft-surface-head-claims-theres-no-thing-surface-pro-5?source=Computing

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