Amazon Denies Rumored Plans for Ad-Supported Prime Video Service


Amazon has denied a report that it has been working on a free, ad-supported video platform to complement its subscription-based Amazon Prime Video service. Amazon has been in talks with various television networks, movie studios and other media entities about providing content to the site, according to the Monday report. Such a service would place Amazon in direct competition with Apple and other streaming video services for original content, which has become an important way for a new service to gain market share.

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HPE Gave Russia Deep Dive Into Security Software Used by Pentagon


Hewlett Packard Enterprise reportedly has allowed experts working with Russia to review the source code of cybersecurity software that is used by the U.S. Defense Department. The Pentagon uses HPE’s ArcSight software to protect sensitive computer networks. The review of its code was conducted by Russian firm Echelon on behalf of a Russian defense agency that deals with cybersecurity issues. “All testing was done in HPE controlled sites and entirely under the supervision of HPE’s cybersecurity specialists,” HPE said.

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Russian government hackers stole the NSA cyber defense plan, report claims

Hackers working for the Russian government stole NSA plans and documents on cyber defense off a contractor’s personal computer, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal.

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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.

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Amazon's Alexa May Get Into Your Head


Developers at Amazon’s secret Lab 126 reportedly have been working on audio-only smart glass technology that would allow users to communicate with its virtual assistant Alexa. The smart glasses would connect wirelessly to users’ smartphones and transfer communications through a bone-conduction audio system that would negate the need for headphones. Amazon plans to release the device before the end of the year. In addition to the eyeglasses, Amazon is working on a Web-based home security camera that would connect with its Echo smart speakers.

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Intel, Waymo Are Working on Self-Driving Cars

Intel and Waymo have been working on self-driving car technology in secret for nearly a decade. Now that the technology is moving towards being available in consumer products, the two companies are going public with their own work.

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Apple wants to sell 4K movies for $20 on iTunes, but Hollywood is pushing back

With its next major media event reportedly set for September 12th, Apple is working hard to make sure everything comes together in time.

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Awair smart monitoring device helps improve indoor air quality

If it weren’t for his daughter, Ronald Ro, a San Francisco-based engineer, might still be working for Boeing or Samsung.

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Smart speaker revolution: Why we'll hear much more from Amazon's Echo

According to tech website Engadget, Amazon is said to be working on next-generation Echo hardware, released this fall, which would put it more in line with Apple’s HomePod smart speaker.

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Samsung making smart speaker despite Bixby troubles

Samsung is reportedly working on a Bixby-powered speaker that will compete with the likes of the already available Amazon Echo and Google Home as well as the forthcoming Apple HomePod .

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These dolls with artificial intelligence can read your child's emotions

Talking dolls are so yesterday.Researchers are working on a new doll that can recognize eight emotions – like surprise and happiness – thanks to a chip and battery that give it artificial intelligence qualities, according to New Scientist.

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Deep Root Analytics Downplays Giant Voter Data 'Oops'


A data contractor working on behalf of the Republican National Committee earlier this month allowed the personal data of 198 million voters to be exposed online, marking the largest ever leak of voter data in history, according to the cybersecurity firm that discovered the incident.
Deep Root Analytics left 1.1 terabytes of sensitive information — including names, home addresses, dates of birth, phone numbers and voter registration information — on a publicly accessible Amazon Web Server, according to UpGuard.

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Apple’s Metal 2 API Adds External GPU, VR Support to macOS

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Apple is finally working to offer better GPU performance to its customers, and hopping on the VR bandwagon as well.

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3D-printed ovaries enable infertile mice to give birth

A researcher team working to perfect 3D–printed ovaries for infertile women have successfully tested their creation in mice. The mice, whose real ovaries were surgically replaced with the 3D–printed variety, successfully conceived and gave birth to healthy pups. The lab–created ovaries even triggered lactation.

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Nvidia Goes All in for AI With New Volta Architecture

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Nvidia has been working to make its GPUs increasingly friendly to AI applications, but its new Volta architecture takes that to a much higher level with a newly designed Tensor Core.

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Apple may be working on an Amazon Alexa rival

The rumors saying that Apple is working on a Siri-based Amazon Echo rival are back, with a noted insider saying that Apple is currently finalizing the design for the unnamed product.

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Google Mulls Ways to Banish Bad Ads


Google reportedly has been working on a plan to install an ad blocker onto its Chrome browser for both desktop and mobile versions. It also has been considering a collaboration with Microsoft, Facebook and other firms to develop a set of standards that would determine which types of advertising to block from websites. That effort presumably would aim at enhancing the consumer experience in a way that would not jeopardize ads from legitimate firms. Internet companies have struggled to find ways to eradicate abusive advertising in recent years.

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