Tech Q&A: Investing in Bitcoin, Alexa saves lives, cord-sorting hacks, and more

I want to make money with Bitcoins, but I don’t know where to start. Help me so I can take advantage of this once in a lifetime ride!

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NASA is testing folding wings to make flying more efficient

In space, NASA is grappling with potential ISS funding issues, but on Earth, the agency is working hard to improve the efficiency of flight via wings that can fold while an aircraft is flying.

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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.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/85082.html?rss=1

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Feds to Ramp Up Online Purchasing Presence


Online retail has been booming, with consumers flocking to the Internet to shop for almost anything. Online retail revenues in the U.S. would reach a projected $445 billion in 2017 and jump to $600 billion by 2020, according to a report FTI Consulting released last fall. The U.S. government has begun developing a program that would allow agencies to utilize e-commerce portals for purchases of COTS products. The program could impact e-commerce in two significant ways. First, it could provide a major boost to Internet marketing in general.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/85079.html?rss=1

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Nvidia May Be Prepping a New GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q to Counter Intel, AMD

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Nvidia is reportedly readying a new version of the GTX 1050 Ti with a Max-Q spin on the silicon. Is it a move against AMD’s just-announced Vega Mobile or a shot across the bow of Intel’s Vega-equipped CPUs?

The post Nvidia May Be Prepping a New GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q to Counter Intel, AMD appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/262120-nvidia-may-prepping-new-gtx-1050-ti-max-q-counter-intel-amd-team?source=Computing

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Bitcoin miners have extracted 80 percent of all the bitcoins there will ever be

With 21 million being the maximum potential number of the cryptocurrency that will ever exist, we’re edging ever closer toward that number. The latest milestone reached was the 80 percent mark, with 16.8 million coins mined.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/15/bitcoin-miners-have-extracted-80-percent-all-bitcoins-there-will-ever-be.html

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Microsoft Pulls Spectre, Meltdown Patches for Older AMD Systems

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Microsoft has halted the distribution of patches for Spectre, Meltdown on some AMD systems due to problems with BSODs and bricked systems.

The post Microsoft Pulls Spectre, Meltdown Patches for Older AMD Systems appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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Intel Unveils ‘Breakthrough’ Quantum Computer

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Intel has announced a new milestone in quantum computing, with 49 qubits now available. That’s a huge step forward for the company compared with the 17-qubit system it showed just months ago.

The post Intel Unveils ‘Breakthrough’ Quantum Computer appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/261734-intel-unveils-new-quantum-computer-declares-quantum-breakthrough?source=Computing

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Samsung wants to transform your white board experience with the Samsung Flip

At CES 2018, Samsung Electronics offered up a vision for the “Workplace of the Future,” beginning with the new Samsung Flip digital flip chart display. The new Samsung Flip WM55H promises more collaborative digital learning.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/09/samsung-wants-to-transform-your-white-board-experience-with-samsung-flip.html

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Streaming knockout: Boxing fan pays massive bill after friend streamed fight on Facebook Live

A British boxing fan has been hit with a £5,000 bill after a friend of his streamed the April 2017 Anthony Joshua/Wladimir Klitschko fight on Facebook Live.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/09/streaming-knockout-boxing-fan-pays-massive-bill-after-friend-streamed-fight-on-facebook-live.html

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Could this $10,000 scooter from Ujet be the mobility solution of the future?

Combining connectivity with high-performance materials found most often in the aerospace sector, this energy-efficient Ujet scooter is not only good for you, but good for the planet, too.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/09/could-this-10000-scooter-from-ujet-be-mobility-solution-future.html

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Verdera, an Alexa-enabled mirror from Kohler, makes your whole bathroom smart

Kohler put Amazon’s Alexa in a mirror with the Verdera smart mirror. It can harness Alexa skills, like tell you the weather and traffic, as you brush your teeth.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/08/verdera-alexa-enabled-mirror-from-kohler-makes-your-whole-bathroom-smart.html

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Asus XG Station Pro Offers Thunderbolt 3, eGPU Support to PCs and Macs

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Asus is throwing its hat into the external graphics enclosure ring with the new XG Station Pro.

The post Asus XG Station Pro Offers Thunderbolt 3, eGPU Support to PCs and Macs appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/261481-asus-new-xg-station-pro-offers-thunderbolt-3-egpu-support-pcs-macs?source=Computing

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Chicago Apple store's snow, ice hazards call for 'fine-tuning'

Looks like Apple has gotten caught with its California roots showing. The Silicon Valley tech giant’s flagship store in Chicago, which opened in October, was designed with a range of architectural bells and whistles — except perhaps more consideration for the harsh winter realities of the Windy City.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/30/chicago-apple-stores-snow-ice-hazards-call-for-fine-tuning.html

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