Tech Q&A: Deleting data forever, fighting robocalls, finding secret cameras and more

I want to give away a few of my old devices. How do I make sure that the data is deleted and cannot be recovered?

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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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Disney will make Star Wars and Marvel movies exclusive to its new streaming service

If you want to stream future Star Wars and Marvel films to your TV, computer, or smartphone, there’s only going to be one place to get them.

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Writing an algorithm to solve this chess problem could net you a cool $1 million

Have a good mind for computational chess problem-solving? Want to earn $1 million? Then the University of St. Andrews and Clay Mathematics Institute sure have the competition for you.

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Survey: In-App Customer Support Is a Winner


Consumers want mobile apps with good in-app customer support, suggest results of a survey Helpshift released last week. Radius Global Market Research conducted the online poll of adults in the United States this spring. Among the survey’s findings: Eighty-nine percent of respondents said they would recommend an app if a customer support agent proactively contacted them while they were experiencing problems. On the flip side, 47 percent of respondents said they would delete apps that did not provide good customer support.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84753.html?rss=1

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Tech Q&A: Best smart home devices

I want a smart home that lets me remotely control temperatures, turn on the lights and use a code instead of a key to get into my house. There are so many different products. What are the best smart home gadgets?

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Swiftpage CEO John Oechsle: Better Interactions Lead to More Transactions


“There are groups within companies that don’t want to interact with a full-blown CRM application,” said John Oechsle, president and CEO of Swiftpage. “They want it running in the background, but they want to access it based on the functions they want it to perform. These small purpose-built apps are going to continue to evolve. Also, people want to interact with software using voice interpretation and voice interaction. They don’t want to sit there and type. If I’m in my car or on a train or walking, I can interact with my software via voice.”

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A Kickstarter campaign wants you to help find aliens

Astronomers at the Planet Foundation want your help observing nearby exoplanets for life, seeking support via a Kickstarter campaign launched this week. They’re building a series of telescopes on the Hawaiian island of Maui.

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AI app knows when couples are fighting, may someday predict (and prevent) conflict

Bickering isn’t abnormal but it’s often unproductive, so most people want to avoid petty fights with their partner if possible. Someday soon a smartphone app may help by predicting conflict before it occurs.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/20/ai-app-knows-when-couples-are-fighting-may-someday-predict-and-prevent-conflict.html

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Jeff Bezos reveals 'sneak peak' of Blue Origin's space tourism capsule

Want to take a trip to space?

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Walmart wants to deploy in-store drones

Tired of searching far-flung corners of a big box retail store for that item you want? Walmart may have a high-tech solution – the retail giant has filed a patent to use drones within its stores.

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