Do Spectre, Meltdown Mean the Death of Moore’s Law?

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Meltdown and Spectre are serious problems. Are they serious enough to kill all hope of future CPU performance improvements?

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Don't Discount the Business Power of Emotions


What accounts for the amazing success of Apple and Starbucks? They both connect with users on an emotional level. This “secret” is evident to anyone who looks closely, and you can apply it to succeed with your own company and improve your own life. Apple was a struggling computer maker until the 1990s, when Steve Jobs returned. Jobs connected with the user base in a new way. Customers loved him — he created an emotional connection with the company. That emotional connection helped Apple grow rapidly, even with several missteps along the way.

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Drone saves Australian teen swimmers in world's 1st rescue mission with unmanned aircraft

A drone came to two Australian teenage boys’ rescue on Thursday when they were caught in dangerous waves — the world’s first rescue by the aircraft that was caught on camera.

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Namogoo CEO Chemi Katz: Malware Can Ruin the Customer Journey


“The customer journey is the journey that e-commerce customers go on when they come to a site, and hopefully it ends with buying a product,” said Chemi Katz, CEO of Namogoo. “Hijacking interferes with the customer’s journey. It can be a pop-up that the company didn’t put there, or something that will lead a customer out of the website. It’s any interference that doesn’t come from the e-commerce business itself, but from a third party that does it for malicious reasons and to make money. It’s important to prevent it.”

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7 Tips for Powerful Product Photos


Product photos are a vital part of e-commerce. Because they provide the central connection between customers and products, photos can make or break an e-commerce business. “You can have a great looking website and user interface, but if you don’t have great product photos it is like driving a Mercedes with a flat,” said Sam Werkmeister, CEO of ProductPhoto.com. “You won’t get very far,” he said. “Products with high quality product photography look better and will almost always have higher conversion rates.”

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Should Spectre, Meltdown Be the Death Knell for the x86 Standard?

Spectre and Meltdown are serious CPU flaws, but do they warrant throwing out the entire closed-source CPU model?

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Firefighters slam YouTube prankster who 'cemented' a microwave oven to his head

Firefighters in the U.K. have slammed a prankster’s “irresponsible” behavior after they were called out to rescue a man who had cemented a microwave oven on his head in a YouTube stunt.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/08/firefighters-slam-youtube-prankster-who-cemented-microwave-oven-to-his-head.html

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CPQ's Other Life


Configure, Price, Quote systems have a name problem. When they debuted, their basic functions gave a name to the category that was self-explanatory, and it fit well. As with any good idea in technology, however, frequent use brought with it demand for more functionality that quickly outstripped the technology’s charter — a happy problem. Today’s CPQ does all that its title initials claim as table stakes, and its new value is in making better use of time for sales reps and literally the whole organization.

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How to keep mooches and spies off your Wi-Fi network and out of your files

People love to mooch Wi-Fi. They don’t mean any harm. They just find an unprotected signal and sign on. Why not? It’s free, and nobody will even know. Your neighbor won’t mind if you steal a little broadband to watch Netflix, right?

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/12/how-to-keep-mooches-and-spies-off-your-wi-fi-network-and-out-your-files.html

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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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Google Home Mini speakers had fault which allowed them to record everything

Smart speakers are only meant to listen when you want them to, which is why they have wake-up words and phrases.

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Facebook, Google, Twitter: How tech giants are involved in the Russia investigation

As congressional lawmakers investigate Russia’s role in the 2016 presidential election, they are looking at social media’s function in the spread of misinformation.

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'Destiny 2' review: More concepts, same design

Bungie seemed to have took what they learned from “Destiny” and applied it to “Destiny 2.” Everything runs smoothly, the leveling process is reduced and discovering new weapons and armor is exciting. At least for a little while.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/28/destiny-2-review-more-concepts-same-design.html

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Facebook wants you to find friends with similar interests in latest app update

A new Facebook things in common feature allows users to see what they have in common with other users, including mutually liked pages, events attended, places lived, and even work history.

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