'Star Wars' has a new Jedi: An Ohio grandma with lightsaber skills

A viral video of a grandmother shows her celebrating Christmas with a round of an augmented reality “Star Wars” video game.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/28/star-wars-has-new-jedi-ohio-grandma-with-lightsaber-skills.html

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Python attacks man's running shoes, video goes viral

A python’s obsession with a pair of running shoes has mystified a Cairns man who encountered the wild reptile “attacking” his footwear in his yard.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/21/python-attacks-mans-running-shoes-video-goes-viral.html

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Full Disclosure Applies to Internal Security Too


If you’ve been keeping up with the news, you’ve probably noticed a few recent reports about companies that may have been a little less than candid about security issues. For example, we recently learned that Uber experienced a breach in 2016. As we’ve also learned from subsequent press reports, the company may have paid the attacker to remain silent about that breach instead of acknowledging it publicly and openly. Along similar lines, we all probably remember — and are still dealing with the consequences of — the Equifax breach, which exposed the credit histories of millions of individuals.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/85024.html?rss=1

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Samsung’s Stunning 49-inch Gaming Monitor First to be DisplayHDR-Certified

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The new Samsung CHG90 is an ultra-ultra-wide display with a 32:9 aspect ratio, AMD FreeSync support, and the first panel to support VESA’s new DisplayHDR 600 brightness standard.

The post Samsung’s Stunning 49-inch Gaming Monitor First to be DisplayHDR-Certified appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/260810-samsungs-new-49-inch-freesync-2-monitor-first-vesa-displayhdr-certified?source=Computing

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Mozilla Pulls Mr. Robot Add-On From Firefox Amid Blowback

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Mozilla teamed up with Mr. Robot to build an add on that stealth-installed itself, then changed how web pages looked when accessed. What could possibly go wrong?

The post Mozilla Pulls Mr. Robot Add-On From Firefox Amid Blowback appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/260772-mozilla-pulls-mr-robot-add-on-from-firefox-amid-blowback?source=Computing

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Intel’s new Stratix 10 MX FPGA Taps HBM2 For Massive Memory Bandwidth

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Intel’s new Stratix 10 MX family launched today, with the first-ever implementation of HBM2.

The post Intel’s new Stratix 10 MX FPGA Taps HBM2 For Massive Memory Bandwidth appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/260736-intels-new-stratix-10-mx-fpga-taps-hbm2-massive-memory-bandwidth?source=Computing

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AMD Will Build Epyc Servers for Baidu, China’s Largest Search Engine

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Intel has signed a deal with another major hyperscale data center. Baidu may not be a familiar name in the US, but it’s the largest search engine by far in China.

The post AMD Will Build Epyc Servers for Baidu, China’s Largest Search Engine appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/260675-amd-wins-major-contract-provide-epyc-servers-chinas-largest-search-engine-baidu?source=Computing

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How to Uninstall Windows 10

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Microsoft’s Windows 10 is a solid OS, but that doesn’t mean everyone is happy with it. This guide will walk you through the process of uninstalling Windows 10 and the issues to watch out for when you do.

The post How to Uninstall Windows 10 appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/260606-uninstall-windows-10?source=Computing

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First Look Roundup: Apple iMac Pro

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Apple’s 8-core and 10-core iMac Pros are available for order as of today, with 14-core and 18-core variants on the way. Early coverage is shaping up well, though there are some caveats.

The post First Look Roundup: Apple iMac Pro appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/260590-rounding-early-impressions-apples-new-mac-pro?source=Computing

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Robot security guard freaks out homeless people … and neighbors

The robot was put into place to try and deal with the number of needles, car break-ins and other crimes that have reportedly come from a nearby encampment of homeless people.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/13/robot-security-guard-freaks-out-homeless-people-and-neighbors.html

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Steve Wozniak, other tech pioneers, blast FCC's net neutrality repeal

Steve Wozniak and other tech pioneers are trolling the FCC’s efforts to end net neutrality with a new letter that says, “You don’t understand how the internet works.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/12/steve-wozniak-other-tech-pioneers-blast-fccs-net-neutrality-repeal.html

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Video purportedly shows diver's terrifying encounter with great white shark

A video that purportedly shows a diver’s terrifying encounter with a massive great white shark has gone viral.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/12/video-purportedly-shows-divers-terrifying-encounter-with-great-white-shark.html

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Over 460 HP Laptop Models Shipped with Keylogger

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Just weeks after getting caught with onboard spyware, HP has been found shipping a keylogger (albeit a disabled one).

The post Over 460 HP Laptop Models Shipped with Keylogger appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/260267-460-hp-laptop-models-shipped-keylogger?source=Computing

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New YouTube music service launching in March, report says

Not content with just dominating online video, YouTube wants a piece of the music subscription business and is apparently preparing to launch a YouTube-branded service in March 2018.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/08/new-youtube-music-service-launching-in-march-report-says.html

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Can you go to jail for using an emoji?

Nearly everyone is familiar with emoji, those popular icons that appear in text messages, emails and social media platforms. Emoji are often used as lighthearted adjuncts to text, or to soften the blow of a message.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/06/can-go-to-jail-for-using-emoji.html

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New ARM Always Connected Windows PCs Debut, AMD Ryzen On the Way

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MIcrosoft’s first Windows on ARM machines have debuted, with a claimed 20-22 hours of battery life, all powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835.

The post New ARM Always Connected Windows PCs Debut, AMD Ryzen On the Way appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/259991-new-arm-always-connected-windows-pcs-debut?source=Computing

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Dell Now Shipping Laptops With Intel’s Management Engine Disabled

Dell is now selling laptops with Intel’s Management Engine disabled, following Linux laptop vendors in doing so. It’s the first major OEM to disable the security solution after Intel’s Nov 22 bug disclosures.

The post Dell Now Shipping Laptops With Intel’s Management Engine Disabled appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/259879-dell-now-shipping-laptops-intels-management-engine-disabled?source=Computing

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How Facebook is stopping ISIS and Al Qaeda from posting extremist content

Facebook is using artificial intelligence to help with a number of different issues, the latest being spotting posts of people who may be suicidal in an effort to prevent them from doing harm.The company is also using machine learning and other automated techniques to help spot and delete terrorist-related content from ISIS and Al Qaeda, with the company claiming 99 percent of content it removes is detected before it is spotted by users.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/04/how-facebook-is-stopping-isis-and-al-qaeda-from-posting-extremist-content.html

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Google Unveils AI-Powered Camera Kit for Raspberry Pi

Google has announced a new AIY hardware project to help you experiment with computer vision and object recognition.

The post Google Unveils AI-Powered Camera Kit for Raspberry Pi appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/electronics/259810-google-unveils-ai-powered-camera-kit-raspberry-pi?source=Computing

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