8 top tech products for serious winter camping

What does it take to survive on an island in winter? For anyone who has actually tried such a hair-brained scheme, you know it’s all about the gear. The wind is ferocious at times off a frozen lake, there is no one around to help, and you never know how the weather will change.

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Microsoft Announces New Data Privacy Tools for Windows 10

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Soon you’ll be able to see the diagnostic data Microsoft collects from Windows and what it’s doing with it.

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Don't Discount the Business Power of Emotions


What accounts for the amazing success of Apple and Starbucks? They both connect with users on an emotional level. This “secret” is evident to anyone who looks closely, and you can apply it to succeed with your own company and improve your own life. Apple was a struggling computer maker until the 1990s, when Steve Jobs returned. Jobs connected with the user base in a new way. Customers loved him — he created an emotional connection with the company. That emotional connection helped Apple grow rapidly, even with several missteps along the way.

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Nintendo could sell 50M Switch by 2019

The Switch was exactly what Nintendo needed after the Wii U disaster, but I doubt anyone at Nintendo predicted just how popular its hybrid console was at launch and would continue to be 10 months on.

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Hackers halt plant operations in 'watershed' cyberattack

Hackers managed to invade the safety system of an infrastructure facility in what analysts are calling a “watershed” cyberattack that stopped plant operations, according to investigators.

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Creeping Decentralization and CRM


One of the big stories of next year might be decentralization. Decentralization is what it sounds like: pushing centralized processes and decision-making to the periphery, where it is believed people can be more effective at dealing with whatever is on tap. Western democratic capitalism runs circles around Soviet style centralized command-and-control economics. Although the Soviet Union is long gone, command and control still thrives in China, Cuba, North Korea, and even in modern Russia.

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8 innovative gadget gifts for the techie in your life

What will make the techie in your life happy over the holidays? Try these brand new gadgets that all have a high-end feature that sets them apart from the pack. We tested each one to make sure they perform according to the specs and meet the demanding needs of true geeks.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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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