5 security mistakes you're probably making

You don’t think about your car until you get a flat. You don’t appreciate your phone until the screen cracks. Cybersecurity is something you take for granted — until someone hacks your account, steals your bank info and spreads compromising pictures of you all over the internet.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/19/5-security-mistakes-youre-probably-making.html

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Microsoft Posts Checklist for a Highly Secure PC

Not all systems we think of as “secure” will be up to Microsoft’s standards, but you might be close as long as you’ve got newer hardware.

The post Microsoft Posts Checklist for a Highly Secure PC appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/258637-microsoft-posts-checklist-highly-secure-pc?source=Computing

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Not at home? Amazon wants to come in and drop off packages

Is Amazon taking convenience a bit too far? Some customers think so after the online retail mogul announced their newest product today: “Amazon Key.”

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Tech Q&A: Spy apps, email receipts, secret scanners and more

I think someone put a spy program on my phone. Are there programs that will secretly record and send my texts, pics and phone calls to another person?

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/14/tech-q-spy-apps-email-receipts-secret-scanners-and-more.html

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Scientists develop shape-shifting 'skin' that would give robots the ultimate camouflage

Humans might think that we have a pretty good handle on camouflage, but in the grand scheme of things we’re really just amateurs.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/13/scientists-develop-shape-shifting-skin-that-would-give-robots-ultimate-camouflage.html

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Smartphone gaming addict goes blind after playing for 24 hours straight

If you think an hour-long Candy Crush session or occasionally dropping $10 to refill your stash of Pokemon Go pokeballs is evidence that you have a smartphone “addiction,” you’ve got nothing on Wu Xiaojing, a 21-year-old woman who lives in northwest China’s Shaanxi province. Xiaojing (an apparently fake name she used to hide her identity) is a real smartphone addict, and by “real” I mean she ended up in the hospital after a 24-hour smartphone gaming marathon left her blind in one eye.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/10/smartphone-gaming-addict-goes-blind-after-playing-for-24-hours-straight.html

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Google critic reportedly ousted from think tank funded by company

Barry Lynn, a scholar who wrote a critical assessment about Google on a think tank’s website, reportedly said the piece cost himself and his team their jobs due to pressure from the tech giant.

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Toyota now has a robot that can help disabled people around the house

Like the rest of the automotive industry, Toyota is beginning to think past the traditional automobile and focus on mobility. And with that, the company has shown off its Human Support Robot (HSR), after testing it with a U.S. war veteran in his home.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/30/toyota-now-has-robot-that-can-help-disabled-people-around-house.html

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Can Amazon Reinvent the Shopping Experience?


There is little doubt that the Internet has altered the way U.S. consumers think about shopping. E-commerce sales grew 15.6 percent in 2016 and now account for 11.7 percent of all retail sales. Amazon accounts for a whopping 43 percent of those e-commerce sales. Amazon, in particular, has changed the way consumers think about e-commerce sales, or etail. If you live in a major city like Phoenix, which has a major distribution center, it is not uncommon to order items sold by Amazon and have them delivered the same afternoon.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84591.html?rss=1

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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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Hovering Over Links Can Install New Malware

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Even when you think you’re being careful, clever online villains might still be able to hack you. Security firm Trend Micro says a new method of delivering malware has popped up that doesn’t require you to even click on anything.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/250793-hovering-links-can-install-new-malware?source=Computing

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Zuora VP Matt Darrow: The Intelligence of the Subscription Model


“We think of ‘subscription’ broadly,” said Matt Darrow, VP and general manager of product at Zuora. “It’s when companies do business with customers with whom they have a known relationship, and those relationships are sticky. The subscription model is great for engagement because companies know that in order to be successful they need to deliver ongoing services that keep providing value over and over again, because naturally clients can turn off their service and go somewhere else if they’re not getting the outcome that they expect.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84578.html?rss=1

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Genesys Launches G-Nine CX Framework


Genesys on Monday introduced G-Nine. “Think of G-Nine as the Genesys innovation framework that guides many aspects of our business — product strategy being one of those,” said Genesys CMO Merijn te Booij. “Within the G-Nine innovation framework, we have defined our themes related to technology and consumer trends that we’ll focus on in the next two years,” he said. Included in G-Nine’s initial rollout are smart app automation, asynchronous messaging, next-generation engagement, and more.

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Nvidia claims Pascal GPUs would challenge Google’s TensorFlow TPU in updated benchmarks

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Nvidia doesn’t think Google’s TPU-versus-GPU comparison last week told the whole story on what its graphics cards can bring to the table. What changes when Pascal enters the picture?

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/247403-nvidia-claims-pascal-gpus-challenge-googles-tensorflow-tpu-updated-benchmarks?source=computing

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