Microsoft: ARM-Based Windows Laptops Will Have Amazing Battery Life

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Microsoft is crowing that its upcoming ARM laptops will offer multi-day battery life. And while they well may do that, there’s reason to withhold judgment until we know how they compare with existing x86 products.

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Accenture, SAP Plot One CX Platform for All


Accenture Interactive and SAP Hybris have partnered to create a new platform that will let users build and curate end-to-end contextual, personalized customer experiences — from marketing, e-commerce and offline shopping to customer service and loyalty management. The joint platform will target B2C and B2B firms in retail, telecommunications and resources. “Personalized experiences for customers across all aspects of their interaction with a company are a big challenge for many companies,” said Nucleus Research analyst Rebecca Wettemann.

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Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 636 Chip with 40 Percent Speed Boost

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The Snapdragon 636 will be one of the first budget SoCs from Qualcomm to have the Kryo CPU cores built-in.

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Tech Q&A: Spy apps, email receipts, secret scanners and more

I think someone put a spy program on my phone. Are there programs that will secretly record and send my texts, pics and phone calls to another person?

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AUSA 2017: This military ATV can 'think' and drive itself

Robots will soon be serving alongside soldiers in the U.S. Army, but not the sort of humanoid robots seen in “Terminator” – these robots could be more like “thinking” ATVs.

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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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AMD Confirms RX Vega Won’t Support 3-Way, 4-Way, Crossfire Configurations

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AMD has taken a page from Nvidia’s book and declared it will no longer support three-and-four-way Crossfire configurations. Given how few people use that many GPUs, it’s probably for the best.

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Intel’s Coffee Lake Refresh Offers Up to 6 Cores, Goes On Sale Oct. 5

Intel’s new 8th generation CPUs will arrive next week, with higher core counts–and higher prices.

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'I will rape you' post put on Facebook to advertise Instagram

Instagram used a user-generated image which included the text “I will rape you before I kill you, you filthy whore!” to advertise on parent company, Facebook, the latest sign that Facebook’s algorithm needs tweaking.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/22/will-rape-post-put-on-facebook-to-advertise-instagram.html

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AMD Will Use ‘New’ GlobalFoundries 12nm Node for Future CPUs, GPUs

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GlobalFoundries has announced a new 12nm node, and AMD is planning to use it starting in 2018.

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iPhone X: How does it stack up against the Galaxy S8?

Announced on Tuesday, the iPhone X will compete with Samsung’s newest flagship phone, the Galaxy S8. Here’s how the two phones break down on key features and price.

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Samsung Announces New 11nm Process, Targets EUV Ramp in 2018

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Samsung is introducing a new process node and still pushing ahead with EUV rollouts. Will the long-delayed manufacturing technology finally enter production in the next few years?

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Oracle's Numbers


Oracle will announce its Q1 revenue and profit numbers after market close on Wednesday. There’s more than a little excitement about what might be revealed, specifically if the company can continue its rise, thanks to its cloud products. The anticipated answer is yes, for a number of reasons, but there’s also potential for a surprise. First the surprise. The company so far has been posting great numbers for its cloud products, including SaaS, PaaS and IaaS, but it has been careful to note that the improvement was coming from net new business.

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Will robots soon replace teachers in the classroom?

Inspirational teachers of the future will be intelligent machines rather than humans, according to a British university vice chancellor.

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The final countdown has begun for NASA's Cassini

In less than 10 days, NASA’s heroic Cassini orbiter will make its suicidal dive into the surface of Saturn, bringing an end to a truly historic mission that has surpassed all expectations.

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