Python Tops 2017’s Most Popular Programming Languages

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IEEE Spectrum’s top programming languages for 2017 are out, and this time, Python tops the overall list.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/252987-python-tops-list-2017s-popular-programming-languages?source=Computing

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Elon Musk says artificial intelligence is humanity's 'biggest risk'

Elon Musk has sounded warning bells on artificial intelligence for quite some time, as he believes it could be a threat to society. Now, he’s told the government it could be our biggest risk.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/17/elon-musk-says-artificial-intelligence-is-humanitys-biggest-risk.html

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Ancient Roman concrete outperforms our own, and science only just worked out why

The Roman Empire may be long gone, but its architecture has stood the test of time — most notably, its insanely durable concrete, which has been hailed as the world’s strongest.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/06/ancient-roman-concrete-outperforms-our-own-and-science-only-just-worked-out-why.html

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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.

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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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Where FinancialForce Fits


FinancialForce held its first big time user conference in Las Vegas last week, headlined by new CEO Tod Nielsen. The company seems to be telling us that it is adjusting course in an effort to create a new category aligned with enterprise resource planning, but very much for this century. The key concept is services, which must be explained. We’ve grown accustomed to accessing Things as a Service. This model has helped to broaden the markets for relatively expensive goods, enabling more people to access them.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84639.html?rss=1

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Building Gaming Keyboard 2.0: Bigger, Better, Oranger

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The last time I built a gaming board, I tried to keep it a little on the conservative side. This time, I wanted to go all-out and build something visually striking without ending up with a neon stealth fighter.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/electronics/251445-building-gaming-keyboard-2-0-bigger-better-oranger?source=Computing

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Cryptocurrency Craze Sends GPU Prices Skyrocketing — Again

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Cryptocurrency mining is driving GPU prices upwards again, only this time it’s hitting both AMD and Nvidia.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/251379-cryptocurrency-craze-sends-gpu-prices-skyrocketing?source=Computing

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A US carrier just announced that it won't sell anything but Apple's iPhone from now on

The iPhone is obviously one of the most popular gadgets of all time, and as the single most dominant force in smartphones today, putting all your chips in the iPhone basket isn’t a terrible strategy.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/21/us-carrier-just-announced-that-it-wont-sell-anything-but-apples-iphone-from-now-on.html

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iPhone 8 production is on schedule, but you still won't be able to get one at launch

iPhone fans, now’s a good time to start typing up a letter to Santa if you’re planning to buy the iPhone 8 this year, because there’s one more report that says your best chance of getting one is by Christmas rather than at launch.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/13/iphone-8-production-is-on-schedule-but-still-wont-be-able-to-get-one-at-launch.html

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Managing Commissions to Boost Sales Productivity


Ask salespeople and they’ll tell you: They don’t have enough time in the day to sell. That’s not because the laws of physics cause salespeople to move through time faster than the rest of us — it’s because salespeople are pulled in many directions over the course of a day, cutting into their selling time. Actual selling takes up just 36 percent of the average salesperson’s time, a recent Salesforce study indicated. Another recent study found only about one-third of the average salesperson’s time was spent with customers.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84583.html?rss=1

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Amazon Shares Hit Milestone as E-Commerce Battle Heats Up


Amazon stock surged to more than $1,000 for the first time on Tuesday, marking a milestone for the dominant e-commerce retailer and leaving its closest competitors still trying to figure out a path to closing the gap. Amazon’s shares hovered near $997 in late mid-afternoon trading after reaching $1001.20 earlier in the day, an all-time-high for the stock. Friday’s closing price was $995.78. The key to Amazon’s dominance has been growth in its Prime membership, which has doubled to more than 80 million members in the past two years.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84568.html?rss=1

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Sea-dwelling mega-reptile the size of a Bus ruled the ancient oceans 130 million years ago, scientists discover

A sea-dwelling reptile the size of a bus has been identified for the first time from a giant fossil found in Russia.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/26/sea-dwelling-mega-reptile-size-bus-ruled-ancient-oceans-130-million-years-ago-scientists-discover.html

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Twitter updates privacy policy, ends 'do not track' support

You may see a notice informing you about the recent privacy policy changes the next time you visit the microblogging service, if you haven’t seen it already.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/18/twitter-updates-privacy-policy-ends-do-not-track-support.html

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Microsoft: Windows 10 ARM Devices Will Run x86 Code at Near-Native Speed

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Microsoft is bringing ARM support to Windows 10–only this time, ARM devices will run x86 code at near-native speed, thanks to a clever emulation layer.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/249292-microsoft-declares-windows-10-arm-devices-will-run-x86-code-near-native-speed?source=Computing

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Surviving the Security 'Skills Desert'


If you’ve ever spent time in a desert, it may seem inconceivable to you that creatures actually can live there. The fact that animals not only survive, but also thrive in those conditions seems counterintuitive. In fact, a number of animals do so — in many cases, they are aided by an array of specialized adaptations that allow them to leverage the environment to their advantage. For example, the thorny dragon lizard literally absorbs water through its skin, and the fennec fox has oversized ears that it uses as natural “radiators.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84513.html?rss=1

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Why the force is still strong with 'Star Wars' fans

A long, long time ago — 40 years ago this month , actually — an initially small group of theatergoers was transported to a galaxy far, far away, and saw the birth of the “Star Wars” universe.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/04/why-force-is-still-strong-with-star-wars-fans.html

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