Apple's first vice president of diversity stepping down after six months in the job, report says

Apple’s first-ever vice president of diversity is leaving the company at the end of the year, TechCrunch reports.

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The Long Black Friday Shopping Day Has Dawned


Black Friday falls on Nov. 23 this year, but retailers already have begun to promote the huge discounts they plan to offer in its name. Some deals already are available to shoppers. Although Cyber Monday has grown in significance, Black Friday “is still significant as the kickoff to the holiday season,” said Ray Wang, principal analyst at Constellation Research. Black Friday sales are no longer limited to brick-and-mortar stores. For example, Amazon kicked off more than 50 days of “Black Friday Deals” last week.

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Your iPhone has been secretly looking at your boobs

It turns out Apple has been categorizing your pictures for around a year now — and yep, this means all of those sexy photos you’ve either taken or received on your iPhone.

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Here are the Russia Facebook ads that tried to dupe you

In the flurry of election-related posts to hit your News Feed last year, did you happen to scroll past ones that mentioned the “Islamization of Texas” or calls for Texas to secede?

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/01/here-are-russia-facebook-ads-that-tried-to-dupe.html

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Microsoft Will End Final Free Windows 10 Upgrade Program On December 31

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The official free upgrade offer has been over for more than a year, but now Microsoft is ending the final workaround that let you get Windows 10 by telling a little white lie.

The post Microsoft Will End Final Free Windows 10 Upgrade Program On December 31 appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/258161-microsoft-will-end-final-free-windows-10-upgrade-program-december-31?source=Computing

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This artificial intelligence may start tracking you soon

It’s already 1984 in China.For the last year, the people of Hangzhou, China – a city of more than nine million – have had every moment of their lives tracked.

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EU orders Amazon to pay 250 million Euros after getting illegal tax benefits

After ruling last year that Apple owed a whopping 13 billion to Ireland in back taxes, the European Union on Wednesday morning determined that Amazon received illegal tax benefits as well, this time in Luxembourg.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/04/eu-orders-amazon-to-pay-250-million-euros-after-getting-illegal-tax-benefits.html

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It's official: We'll never know how the FBI hacked the San Bernardino iPhone

It seems like ages ago, but it was only last year that Apple and the FBI were embroiled in a bitter legal dispute regarding an iPhone 5c which belonged to one of the San Bernardino terrorists.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/02/its-official-well-never-know-how-fbi-hacked-san-bernardino-iphone.html

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The Vision Thing


Salesforce earlier this year introduced its Einstein Vision capability, an idea with a lot of promise but not a great deal of precedent. Who had applications that could see, and how would this be used? For decades, we’ve been content with scanning documents and analyzing them with optical character recognition tools, or we’ve used bar codes and QR codes — but it all came down to recognizing simple symbols. Suddenly there was something much closer to human reading that needed explaining — visual search.

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Why We Should Care More About Who's Watching


George Orwell wrote Nineteen Eighty-Four in 1949. When the year 1984 rolled around, Rockwell’s haunting song, Somebody’s Watching Me, featuring Michael Jackson and Jermaine Jackson singing in the background, made its debut and went on to become a classic. Fast-forward to 2017. Today we are living the creepy life Orwell and Rockwell imagined, with technology increasingly intruding on our privacy. Technology has changed our lives forever, both for the better and worse. Few are complaining about the loss of privacy now.

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Enterprise SaaS Market Skyrockets: Report


The enterprise SaaS market grew 31 percent year over year, totaling almost $15 billion in revenue in Q2 2017, according to Synergy Research. Collaboration was the highest growth segment. Microsoft is the clear leader in overall enterprise SaaS revenues, having overtaken Salesforce a year ago. Microsoft’s acquisition last year of LinkedIn gave its SaaS operations a significant boost. “Across its whole business, Microsoft has a good cloud-oriented vision in place and is executing strongly,” said John Dinsdale, chief analyst at Synergy Research.

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This Steampunk Chassis is the Most Amazing PC Rig We’ve Ever Seen

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A new steampunk case mod more than a year in the making is easily the most impressive build we’ve ever seen. The hardware inside isn’t pulling any punches, either.

The post This Steampunk Chassis is the Most Amazing PC Rig We’ve Ever Seen appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/254848-steampunk-chassis-amazing-case-water-cooled-rig-weve-ever-seen?source=Computing

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Uber says it is cooperating with DOJ in bribery probe

Uber’s controversial year continues as a preliminary investigation by the Justice Department has been launched against the ride-sharing app for possible violations of bribery laws.

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How Qualcomm will improve your smartphone's camera

Big changes are coming to your phone’s smartphone camera next year, with Qualcomm previewing an update to its image signal processor (ISP) that will better support features like face recognition and mixed reality.

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Businesses Leverage Instagram Stories to New Heights


Instagram’s Stories feature, which launched one year ago, has achieved widespread engagement among businesses that want to raise their brand awareness and expand their e-commerce penetration, the company said. The tool, launched in August 2016, allows users to create digital slide shows out of photos and videos in order to convey a story. Businesses ranging from Taco Bell to J.Crew and Starbucks have used Stories to give a behind-the-scenes peek at new products, launch limited sales, or get instant customer feedback about new initiatives.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84722.html?rss=1

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Nvidia Wants to Use AI to Enhance Games, Improve Ray Tracing

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Nvidia’s show at SIGGRAPH this year centers around AI and how AI processing can benefit gamers and gaming as well as professional users.

The post Nvidia Wants to Use AI to Enhance Games, Improve Ray Tracing appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/253420-nvidia-wants-use-ai-enhance-games-improve-ray-tracing?source=Computing

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Google wants to be more like Facebook as it rolls out its own news feed

Call it Facebook envy.After announcing the feed in its Google app in December last year, Google announced it is updating the feed, allowing them to follow certain topics, including world events, top news, sports highlights and more, using advanced machine learning.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/19/google-wants-to-be-more-like-facebook-as-it-rolls-out-its-own-news-feed.html

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