Intel demos 3D XPoint, showcases Optane’s 2GB/s performance

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Intel’s Optane is making waves as a high-end, next-gen storage solution — but its raw performance over NAND isn’t quite as high as the company is claiming it is. Optane’s reliability and long-term scaling could be where it shows its strengths as opposed to shorter-term performance comparisons.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/226721-intel-demos-3d-xpoint-showcases-optanes-2gbs-performance-2

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It’s not just Apple: Sources claim government goes after source code on a regular basis

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The FBI made waves last week when it told Apple it could compel the company to reveal the source code to iOS but have thus far refrained from doing so. New evidence suggests it’s far from the first time the DOJ has either made or followed through on that threat.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/225046-its-not-just-apple-sources-claim-government-goes-after-source-code-on-a-regular-basis

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'Abortion Drone' delivers pregnancy termination pills to women in Poland

Dutch activist group Women on Waves has used a drone to deliver pregnancy termination drugs to two women in Poland. The “Abortion Drone” was piloted from Frankfurt, Germany, over the Oder river, and delivered the abortion drugs misoprostol and mifepristone in Słubice, Poland, reports CNET.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/07/01/dutch-abortion-drone-delivers-pregnancy-termination-pills-to-women-in-poland/

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Steam users flood to take advantage of new refund policy, leave game developers in the lurch

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Steam’s new refund policy is causing waves of consternation with developers, many of whom are facing huge returns with no idea why their games are being rejected.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/207845-game-over-users-flood-to-take-advantage-of-steams-refund-policy-leave-developers-in-the-lurch

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Apple's mysterious vans are almost certainly for 3D mapping, not autonomous driving

Apple inadvertently made waves earlier this week with the revelation that the company was behind a fleet of camera-equipped minivans found roaming streets throughout the country. Initial rumors suggested that they may be a step towards a self-driving “iCar,” but digging done by AppleInsider suggests that the vehicles are not actually early indications of an autonomous Apple automobile.



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AT&T Catches a Wave


Industry consolidation seems to come in waves, and the next wave seems to be starting. Together, AT&T and DirecTV will be a strong new competitor in the pay-television space. That’s great. Unless traditional cable-TV companies get their act together, this merger could be another nail in their coffin. This is a busy time in the industry. If we pull the camera back and take a longer-term look, however, we see a much clearer picture. In the 1990s, cable TV, telephone and wireless companies were smaller, and they competed in different sectors.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/80492.html?rss=1

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