Zuckerberg blasted for VR tour of hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has apologized for what many perceived as a tone-deaf move, demonstrating virtual reality (VR) features on Facebook while virtually visiting the devastated island of Puerto Rico.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/11/zuckerberg-blasted-for-vr-tour-hurricane-ravaged-puerto-rico.html

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DeepMind’s WaveNet Voice Synthesizer Is Live in Google Assistant

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No one knew exactly what DeepMind was up to when it was acquired by Google a few years back. Now DeepMind is an Alphabet company, working on big machine learning problems like how to beat humans at Go, improving AI problem solving, and making computer-generated speech more realistic.

The post DeepMind’s WaveNet Voice Synthesizer Is Live in Google Assistant appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/257110-deepminds-wavenet-voice-synthesizer-live-google-assistant?source=Computing

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'Destiny 2' review: More concepts, same design

Bungie seemed to have took what they learned from “Destiny” and applied it to “Destiny 2.” Everything runs smoothly, the leveling process is reduced and discovering new weapons and armor is exciting. At least for a little while.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/28/destiny-2-review-more-concepts-same-design.html

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Innovation Requires Market Enablement


In this age of tech industry consolidation, one has to wonder what will happen with the pace of innovation as a few large companies begin to dominate. In personal computers, the WinTel marriage continues to control the technology, while Dell, HP and Lenovo control the devices. Similarly, in smartphones, Apple and Samsung, which both design their own chips and devices, dominate the market, especially in North America. It is natural for market leaders to emerge as technologies and markets mature. However, that maturity often is accompanied by a change in the strategy of key players.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84836.html?rss=1

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What to Expect From Apple’s Neural Engine in the A11 Bionic SoC

Apple is talking up the machine learning and AI capabilities of its next-gen smartphone, but what can the A11 Bionic actually do — and why are so many companies focusing on developing these types of solutions?

The post What to Expect From Apple’s Neural Engine in the A11 Bionic SoC appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/mobile/255780-apple-neural-engine-a11-bionic-soc?source=Computing

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Facebook wants you to find friends with similar interests in latest app update

A new Facebook things in common feature allows users to see what they have in common with other users, including mutually liked pages, events attended, places lived, and even work history.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/09/facebook-wants-to-find-friends-with-similar-interests-in-latest-app-update.html

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Hurricane essentials: 12 must-have items to help you survive the storm

Are you ready for a hurricane to strike? What if you need to suddenly leave your home for a few days? Is your “go bag” prepared with the right essential items in case you need to evacuate to safety?

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/07/hurricane-essentials-12-must-have-items-to-help-survive-storm.html

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AMD Reveals Why Threadripper CPUs Have 4 Dies Under the Hood

AMD has explained why there are four die under Threadripper’s hood, and it’s not what we thought: Two of the four “die” apparently aren’t CPUs at all.

The post AMD Reveals Why Threadripper CPUs Have 4 Dies Under the Hood appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/253416-amd-explains-threadripper-cpus-four-die-hood?source=Computing

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MSI Shows How to Install AMD’s Threadripper CPU

AMD’s Threadripper socket mounting procedure is rather different from what you’ve used before. Luckily, MSI has posted a video showing the entire process, step by step.

The post MSI Shows How to Install AMD’s Threadripper CPU appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/253408-watch-msi-install-amds-new-threadripper-cpu?source=Computing

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IBM’s New Z Mainframe Can Encrypt All its Data All the Time

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It doesn’t usually matter much to consumers what kind of mainframes a business decides to use, but maybe it should.

The post IBM’s New Z Mainframe Can Encrypt All its Data All the Time appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/252523-ibms-new-z-mainframe-can-encrypt-data-time?source=Computing

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MIT researcher googled 'insider trading' before committing fraud

The authorities knew what Google searches researcher Fei Yan carried out and what articles he read prior to his insider trading.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/14/mit-researcher-googled-insider-trading-before-committing-fraud.html

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Can You Build a $500 Gaming PC to Match the Xbox One X?

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Can you build a PC — or upgrade one — to match the Xbox One X’s capabilities? It’s going to depend on what hardware you have already, but we step through the options and what’s available today.

The post Can You Build a $500 Gaming PC to Match the Xbox One X? appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/251081-build-500-gaming-pc-xbox-one-x?source=Computing

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Tech Q&A: Card skimmers, government internet credits, watching kids' phones and more

ATM and credit card skimmers freak me out! What do they look like? How do you know if you are using a bad one?

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/04/tech-q-card-skimmers-government-internet-credits-watching-kids-phones-and-more.html

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