Milwaukee woman says her Fitbit exploded on her arm while she was reading

Fitness wearables are meant to keep you healthy, not send you to the hospital. But alas, it would appear that a Fitbit has failed in its duties, as a woman in Milwaukee, Wisconsin alleged that her wearable exploded on her wrist.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/26/milwaukee-woman-says-her-fitbit-exploded-on-her-arm-while-was-reading.html

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Future Firefox versions may slim down, use less memory thanks to new ‘Performance’ option

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Mozilla is considering changes to Firefox that would give end users much easier methods of tweaking performance settings, including the option to optimize the browser for the specific characteristics of your own PC.

The post Future Firefox versions may slim down, use less memory thanks to new ‘Performance’ option appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/internet/247699-future-firefox-versions-may-slim-use-less-memory-thanks-new-performance-option?source=Computing

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Imagination's Picture Bleak After Apple Cuts It Loose


Imagination on Monday announced that Apple would no longer use its intellectual property, and the company’s stock sank faster than a bottomless boat on the news. Apple planned to discontinue its use of the company’s IP in new products in 15 months to two years, ending the companies’ license and royalty agreement, Imagination said. Those royalties currently account for about half the company’s revenue. Imagination’s technology and intellectual property is used in the GPUs in Apple’s phones, tablets, iPods, TV products and watches.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84431.html?rss=1

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Tech firm will give its workers $10G to leave San Francisco

Tech company Zapier says San Francisco is a fantastic city—and it would like to encourage its employees to move far away from it.

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Silicon Valley Up in Arms Over Proposed H-1B Overhaul


Silicon Valley is in an uproar over a proposed new executive order that would overhaul the existing policy on foreign worker visas. The Trump administration’s goal apparently is to prioritize the hiring of American workers first and make other changes in the way U.S. companies can recruit skilled professionals from other countries. The president reportedly wants to revise existing policies on how American companies hire foreign workers in a way that would force them to consider U.S. citizens first and foremost, a draft of the order suggests.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84268.html?rss=1

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Facebook Taps Barra to Push VR to the Next Level


Facebook has announced that Hugo Barra would be onboarding the company to head up its virtual reality business, including the Oculus team. Barra just days ago announced his departure from Xiaomi. Barra will fill the void left last month, when Brendan Iribe stepped down as CEO of Oculus to head up a new Facebook unit that will develop the PC side of its VR business. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s announcement was accompanied by an image showing the two men together virtually, since Barra was still in China closing out his tenure at Xiaomi.

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AT&T CEO: Letting Us Buy Time Warner Will 'Disrupt' TV, Be 'Good for Consumers'

When AT&T announced in October that it would spend $85 billion to acquire Time Warner, the plan was met with strong headwinds right out of the gate.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/12/07/att-ceo-letting-us-buy-time-warner-will-disrupt-tv-be-good-for-consumers.html

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Zombies vs. Chicago: How long would the city last?

In the unlikely scenario of a zombie apocalypse, it would take just 60 days for the undead to take control of Chicago, according to research by the Argonne National Laboratory.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/11/07/zombies-vs-chicago-how-long-would-city-last.html

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Samsung will cripple your Galaxy Note 7 to force you to return it

You’d think that smartphone users would care more about their safety than a phone, but some Galaxy Note 7 users out there don’t want to return their devices.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/10/26/samsung-will-cripple-your-galaxy-note-7-to-force-to-return-it.html

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Legislators, Consumer Groups Urge the FCC to Approve New Cable-Box Rules

Just two days before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) votes on new rules that would shake up the cable-box rental business, a group of legislators, consumer advocates and others urged …

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/09/27/legislators-consumer-groups-urge-fcc-to-approve-new-cable-box-rules.html

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Protecting Your Digital Privacy Is Not as Hard as You Might Think

When I was growing up in the 1980s, my parents would occasionally take my brother and me for a special treat: an evening spent browsing for software at a local computer store.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/09/20/protecting-your-digital-privacy-is-not-as-hard-as-might-think.html

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Alien invasion, zombie apocalypse – survey weighs high-tech survival prospects

We rely on the internet for everyday communication, but how vital would it be during an alien invasion or a zombie apocalypse?

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/09/13/alien-invasion-zombie-apocalypse-survey-weighs-high-tech-survival-prospects.html

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Self-driving cars may no longer require humans during testing in Michigan

Michigan would no longer require that someone be inside a self-driving car while testing it on public roads under bills up for a vote in the Legislature.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/09/07/self-driving-cars-may-no-longer-require-humans-during-testing-in-michigan.html

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Sri Lankan teen hacks president's website to demand exam reschedule

It’s no secret that exam schedules can be annoying, but would you write your country’s president to voice your concerns?

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/08/30/sri-lankan-teen-hacks-presidents-website-to-demand-exam-reschedule.html

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