Guam accidentally broadcasts emergency alerts amid North Korea threats

After a week of threats from North Korea targeting the U.S. territory, two radio stations in Guam accidentally broadcast an emergency alert test to residents on the Pacific island.

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Leaked Microsoft Memo Reveals High Return Rates on Surface Hardware

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Last week, Microsoft claimed Consumer Reports’ decision to yank recommendations for its laptops was based on bad data. A leaked memo has revealed this as a lie; Microsoft’s rate of return on some products has been quite high.

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Microsoft unveils tiny new Xbox wireless adapter for Windows 10

Microsoft also introduced three fresh color options this week for its Xbox Wireless Controller: Green/Grey, ‘Patrol Tech Special Edition,’ and ‘Volcano Shadow Special Edition.’

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Amazon's B2B Business Blows Past 1M Customer Mark


Amazon Business, launched in April 2015, this week announced that it had reached the 1 million customer milestone. “This is rapid growth,” said Ray Wang, principal analyst at Constellation Research. It’s attributable in part to a crossover effect from the large number of B2C customers Amazon has, he said. Amazon Business offers business-only pricing on millions of products, and access to more than 85,000 business sellers. Customers include hospitals, educational institutions, laboratories, daycare centers, government agencies, restaurants, Fortune 50 companies and sole proprietors.

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NASA launches app to inspire citizen scientists during Solar Eclipse

NASA launched its newest app this week designed to motivate the average person to be a citizen scientist during the upcoming solar eclipse.

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Facebook to Launch Paywall in Response to Publisher Pushback


Facebook last week confirmed its plan to launch a paywall for content providers, a move that could ease longstanding tensions with traditional publishers who objected to giving away their print stories for free. Campbell Brown, former CNN and NBC News journalist and current head of Facebook’s news partnerships unit, announced the plan at a New York digital media forum, outlining the company’s strategy for monetizing the news content that drives so much of the user engagement on the site.

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ASML Claims Major EUV Lithography Milestone

ASML took a significant step towards bringing EUV lithography to market this week, but the company hedged its bets in its announcement.

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Vendor Exposes Millions of Verizon Customers on Amazon Cloud


Verizon, the largest wireless phone company in the U.S., last week confirmed that data belonging to about six million of its wireless customers was exposed after the information mistakenly was allowed to remain unprotected on an Amazon cloud server. The disclosure follows reports that an engineer at Nice Systems, which provides workforce management technology to track call center performance, allowed the data of 14 million Verizon customers to reside on an Amazon Web Services S3 bucket.

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Intel X299 Overheating Problem Implicates Skylake-X Design

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Last week, we reported Intel’s X299 chipset might have an overheating problem. We now know it’s not just limited to the X299. Skylake-X has issues as well, even under absolutely perfect conditions.

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Famed Apple engineer details the iPhone's secret history

With the 10th anniversary of the iPhone’s release this week, a number of Apple engineers who played an instrumental role in the iPhone’s creation have been conducting interviews and shedding new light on how Apple managed to create such a revolutionary product in just about two years.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/30/famed-apple-engineer-details-iphones-secret-history.html

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Microsoft Details GPU Monitoring in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

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After Microsoft’s announcement of new GPU monitoring tools last week, we had some questions about the finer points of the implementation. The company has since responded.

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Facebook is now deleting 66K posts a week in anti-hate campaign

NEW YORK — Facebook is deleting about 66,000 posts a week as the social media giant cracks down on what it considers to be hate speech.

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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.

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NASA debunks Anonymous claim of imminent alien life discovery

Last week a YouTube video purportedly posted by hacker collective Anonymous said that NASA was set to announce the discovery of intelligent alien life.

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How to delete yourself from the internet

Data breaches. Identity theft. Bank fraud. It seems like every week we read a fearsome new headline about cybercrime … about reputable services falling victim to anonymous hackers … about ransomware holding random computer users’ files hostage.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/25/how-to-delete-yourself-from-internet.html

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Verizon Makes New Oath


Verizon last week completed its US$4.5 billion acquisition of Yahoo’s operating business assets, merging it with its existing AOL business to create Oath. The new subsidiary encompasses more than 50 media and technology brands — including HuffPost; Yahoo Sports, Finance and Mail; AOL.com; Makers; Tumblr; TechCrunch; Flickr; and Build Studios. Oath is organized around content: news, sports, finance, entertainment and lifestyle. Oath’s CEO is Tim Armstrong, who was CEO of AOL prior to the merge.

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Visa Seeks to Build Online B2B Ecosystem


Visa this week announced the Visa Ready Program for Business Solutions, a strategic framework to help ensure that tech companies integrating with Visa’s B2B payment services and data solutions meet the company’s standards and are market ready. The program lets Visa’s tech partners quickly integrate and approve various Visa B2B payments solutions, including enhanced data, virtual card integration, payables automation, and payment controls. It lets partners quickly introduce devices, software and solutions that can initiate or accept Visa payments.

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E3 2017 schedule: Press conference dates, times, live streams and what to expect

Although the show floor doesn’t open until next week, E3 2017 officially kicks off this weekend as all of the major game companies host press conferences to show off the new games and new hardware they have lined up for the coming year.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/09/e3-2017-schedule-press-conference-dates-times-live-streams-and-what-to-expect.html

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Apple's Risky Gambit to Redefine the Smart Speaker


Before Apple launched its long-awaited HomePod smart speaker earlier this week, the expectation was that it would unveil a sophisticated Echo killer that would redefine the landscape that Amazon has dominated, with Google playing catch-up. “Just like iPod reinvented music in our pockets, HomePod is going to reinvent music in our homes,” Apple SVP Phil Schiller told WWDC attendees. However, while the HomePod appears to be a well-designed, high end treat for loyal iTunes fans, Apple may have missed the mark in terms of creating a category leader.

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