Tim Cook Says the Mac Mini Isn’t Dead, but It Sure Leaves a Lot of Performance on the Table

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Tim Cook declined to provide a timeline on when we might see a new Mac mini. That’s somewhat problematic, because Intel’s newer mobile chips would significantly improve the platform’s performance, power consumption, video, and gaming capabilities.

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Microsoft’s Latest App Update Drives Negative Reviews in Windows Store

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You know people have to be upset when they’re going to the trouble of leaving reviews in the Microsoft Store.

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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.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/11/google-home-mini-speakers-had-fault-which-allowed-them-to-record-everything.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.

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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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Women, are you ready for danger? 7 must have things to carry everyday

Danger strikes when we least expect it. Take advantage of military-grade tech and expertise so you are always ready to defeat danger.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/06/women-are-ready-for-danger-7-must-have-things-to-carry-everyday.html

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'Invisible' Technologies: What You Can't See Can Hurt You


There are times when it seems like technology can work almost too well. Now, if working too well sounds to you like an impossibility — along the lines of being too rich or too good looking — reflect that there’s more to a technology than end-user experience. In addition to the experience of using the technology, there are other considerations that play a role: things like maintenance, operations and ongoing support. While these considerations are less directly visible to the enterprise end-user, they are nevertheless important.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84852.html?rss=1

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More than 10 million people saw the political ads Russia bought on Facebook last year

Remember when Facebook was so quick to dismiss the reports saying fake news spreading on the social network may have played a crucial role in last year’s presidential election?

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/03/more-than-10-million-people-saw-political-ads-russia-bought-on-facebook-last-year.html

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Intel, Not Nvidia, Will Power Tesla’s Infotainment Systems

Intel is muscling into Nvidia’s turf when it comes to vehicle partnerships. For now, Intel is only providing infotainment systems, but that’s not the end of Intel’s ambitions.

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Einstein Tries Sales Forecasting


When Salesforce unveiled sales forecasting with its AI tool, Einstein, my immediate reaction was that it should have tried something easier — like solving global warming. A sales forecast that bears some resemblance to reality has been a grail quest for all of us for many years, and Salesforce is not the first software company to throw its hat in the ring. It’s not that the company should have tackled an easier problem, but that the success of a sales forecast is inversely proportional to the amount of human involvement in producing it.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84835.html?rss=1

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Twitter explains why Trump's account hasn't been suspended

Twitter for the first time is explaining why President Trump’s tweets don’t get pulled when they seem to at least skirt the site’s rules.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/26/twitter-explains-why-trumps-account-hasnt-been-suspended.html

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Why We Should Care More About Who's Watching


George Orwell wrote Nineteen Eighty-Four in 1949. When the year 1984 rolled around, Rockwell’s haunting song, Somebody’s Watching Me, featuring Michael Jackson and Jermaine Jackson singing in the background, made its debut and went on to become a classic. Fast-forward to 2017. Today we are living the creepy life Orwell and Rockwell imagined, with technology increasingly intruding on our privacy. Technology has changed our lives forever, both for the better and worse. Few are complaining about the loss of privacy now.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84793.html?rss=1

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Check out this camera gear wrecked by the August solar eclipse

Most photographers took the necessary precautions to protect both themselves and their kit when shooting the recent solar eclipse. Some didn’t, and here’s what happened to the gear.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/05/check-out-this-camera-gear-wrecked-by-august-solar-eclipse.html

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Kari's Law: A 911 Fix That Will Make the US Safer


The 911 emergency number was created when telephones were connected by wires, before cellphones or VoIP in the home, and before Multi-Line Telephone Systems in the enterprise. In the early days, anyone could dial 911 for police, fire or medical emergencies. However, in 2017, dialing 911 unfortunately is no guarantee that a call for help will reach a 911 service that can identify the location of the caller immediately. When consumers dropped land lines and started using Internet phone services, a 911 problem surfaced.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84752.html?rss=1

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A Boston Dynamics robot fell off a stage and the audience loved it

People love it when a humanoid robot bites the dust, so enjoy the moment Boston Dynamics’ Atlas robot took an unexpected tumble. The fall happened at a recent conference that was supposed to demonstrate the robot’s abilities.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/08/boston-dynamics-robot-fell-off-stage-and-audience-loved-it.html

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