Russia eyed after Facebook says it was used by 'malicious actors' during US presidential election

A report released by Facebook this week “does not contradict” the U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence’s assertion that Russia attempted to interfere with the 2016 presidential election.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/28/russia-eyed-after-facebook-says-it-was-used-by-malicious-actors-during-us-presidential-election.html

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Nintendo may launch Super Nintendo mini for Christmas, reports say

After the success of its Nintendo Classic Edition, Nintendo may unveil a follow up to it, this time focused around Super Nintendo.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/19/nintendo-may-launch-super-nintendo-mini-for-christmas-reports-say.html

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This new application of layered neural nets is about to make Photoshop amazing

Deep Photo Style Transfer

This new tool uses “semantic segmentation” to bring a whole new level of power to image editing.

The post This new application of layered neural nets is about to make Photoshop amazing appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/247152-new-application-layered-neural-nets-make-photoshop-freaky-good?source=Computing

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Intel claims three-year advantage on 10nm, wants to change how we define process nodes

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Intel held a technology day this week to discuss the future of its 10nm designs and to call for a new way of defining process nodes. 10nm is shaping up to be a significant advance, but it may be a few years before every market segment shares in the improvements.

The post Intel claims three-year advantage on 10nm, wants to change how we define process nodes appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/246902-intel-claims-three-year-advantage-10nm-process-wants-change-define-process-nodes?source=computing

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Intel claims three-year advantage on 10nm, wants to redefine process nodes

Silicon wafer

Intel held a technology day this week to discuss the future of its 10nm designs and to call for a new way of defining process nodes. 10nm is shaping up to be a significant advance, but it may be a few years before every market segment shares in the improvements.

The post Intel claims three-year advantage on 10nm, wants to redefine process nodes appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/246902-intel-claims-three-year-advantage-10nm-process-wants-change-define-process-nodes?source=Computing

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Get tactical: 8 March Madness must-haves

Gear up to party like a tactical professional this year to watch the Final Four NCAA college basketball teams. Arm up for the action with a party-friendly Tank, Forward Operating Base beers and more.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/30/get-tactical-8-march-madness-must-haves.html

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Advertisers Flee YouTube Over Offensive Ad Placements


Several top U.S. advertisers — including AT&T, Verizon and Johnson & Johnson — this week pulled out of their agreements with YouTube due to their ads appearing with videos advocating extremism, or with other offensive content. Such placements represent violations of their agreements with Google, according to the companies. “Once we were notified that our ads were appearing on non-sanctioned websites, we took immediate action to suspend this type of ad placement and launched an investigation,” Verizon said in a statement.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84403.html?rss=1

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Wikileaks' 'Dark Matter' release reveals CIA efforts to infect the Mac

Wikileaks released another bundle of documents dubbed “Dark Matter.” This time, the organization turned an eye to Apple’s Mac, with a number of exploits that are both insidious and persistent.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/23/wikileaks-dark-matter-release-reveals-cia-efforts-to-infect-mac.html

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Oxford scientists are building robots that 'wear' artificial skin before it's transplanted

Earlier this month, a team of Oxford professors proposed a provocative idea: grow human tissue on humanoid robots.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/14/oxford-scientists-are-building-robots-that-wear-artificial-skin-before-its-transplanted.html

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How to make your cell phone self-destruct 'Mission Impossible' style

This cell phone will self-destruct. And so will this battery, this computer chip and a whole spectrum of military electronics – on command – just like a real life version of that iconic moment in “Mission Impossible.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/09/how-to-make-your-cell-phone-self-destruct-mission-impossible-style.html

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Everspin unveils MRAM SSDs aimed at the storage accelerator market

Everspin is moving its MRAM into SSDs and commercial products. Is this the memory standard that will challenge NAND flash for dominance of the storage market?

The post Everspin unveils MRAM SSDs aimed at the storage accelerator market appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/245592-everspin-announces-new-commercial-mram-ssds-aimed-storage-accelerator-market?source=Computing

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NASA images reveal impact winter storms have had on drought-ravaged California

Satellite photographs from the NASA Earth Observatory show the drastic change this winter’s almost-ceaseless rain and snow have had on the California landscape from 2014 – when the state was suffering through a devastating drought.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/08/nasa-images-reveal-impact-winter-storms-have-had-on-drought-ravaged-california.html

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Qualcomm announces 48-core Falkor CPUs to run Microsoft Windows Server

Qualcomm Centriq

Qualcomm has partnered with Microsoft to create a new version of Windows Server on ARM. This could represent a potent threat to Intel’s data center business, even as Chipzilla gears up to take on AMD’s Naples.

The post Qualcomm announces 48-core Falkor CPUs to run Microsoft Windows Server appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/245496-qualcomm-announces-partnership-microsoft-48-core-falkor-cpus-run-windows-server?source=Computing

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Researchers increase the storage capacity of DNA to 214 petabytes per gram

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This new technique packs 100 times more data into DNA than previous methods.

The post Researchers increase the storage capacity of DNA to 214 petabytes per gram appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/245304-researchers-increase-storage-capacity-dna-214-petabytes-per-gram?source=Computing

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New tech support scam borrows ransomware tricks

key

Rather than cold-calling victims, the perpetrators of this new support scam disable the PC and have the victim call for help.

The post New tech support scam borrows ransomware tricks appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/244986-new-tech-support-scam-borrows-ransomware-tricks?source=Computing

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