Artificial intelligence can read! Tech firms race to smarten up thinking machines

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Seven years ago, a computer beat two human quizmasters on a “Jeopardy” challenge. Ever since, the tech industry has been training its machines even harder to make them better at amassing knowledge and answering questions.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/23/artificial-intelligence-can-read-tech-firms-race-to-smarten-up-thinking-machines.html

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Peloton Tread is an internet-connected treadmill with a massive touchscreen

Fitness enthusiasts, listen up! The Peloton Bike has been a big hit for several years, and now the company behind it makes a treadmill, too. We spoke with CEO John Foley at CES about the Tread.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/11/peloton-tread-is-internet-connected-treadmill-with-massive-touchscreen.html

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Verizon's Reawakening


Verizon is finally snapping out of the doldrums it has been stuck in for the last several years. It seems to be on a comeback trail, thanks to its new advertising campaign. Having followed the company for decades, I’ve noticed how all of a sudden, it is blowing its own horn again. This is what it should have been doing all along. Verizon and Verizon Wireless in recent years have made many high-profile missteps, goofs and errors, but it looks as though the company is finally taking a different route. It’s about time!

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/85044.html?rss=1

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Snapchat's New Year's Eve party reportedly cost $4 million

Here’s one way to get rid of a warehouse full of unpurchased Snapchat Spectacles: throw an insane New Year’s Eve party and give everyone in your company a pair.

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B2B Digital Ad Spending to Jump Next Year


B2B ad spending will increase 13 percent in 2018 to hit $4.6 billion from this year’s estimated $4.07 billion, eMarketer has predicted. However, its proportion of all U.S. digital ad spending will remain unchanged at 4.9 percent, which implies growth in other digital ad spend areas as well. Desktops and laptops will continue to attract the bulk of B2B digital ad spend, according to eMarketer. They are expected to account for $2.54 billion this year. Mobile B2B digital ad spend, which is forecast to hit $1.53 billion this year, also will continue to grow.

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3 ways to start your year with a digital clean slate

Here’s a New Year’s resolution for 2018: de-clutter your digital history. Your computer stores a huge amount of browsing data, and in places you might never think to look. This meticulous chronology makes you vulnerable to snoops and advertising trackers. The solution: eliminate it.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/17/3-ways-to-start-your-year-with-digital-clean-slate.html

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What the 'net neutrality' rollback means to you

Now that the federal government has rolled back the internet protections it put in place two years ago, the big question is: What does the repeal of “net neutrality’ rules mean to you?

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iPhone X, Bitcoin, WannaCry and more: Biggest tech stories of 2017

As in previous years, 2017 was a huge year across the technology landscape. New products were announced, backlash against the tech sector became more pronounced than it has been in years and concerns about how technology is being used for nefarious reasons popped up seemingly daily.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/30/iphone-x-bitcoin-wannacry-and-more-biggest-tech-stories-2017.html

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Which Is Best for You: iPhone 8, iPhone X or Galaxy S8?


Apple’s iPhone and Google’s Android operating system hit the marketplace one decade ago. Ten years later, there’s still plenty of debate over which is better. I’ve lately been asked which of three new flagship phones is better: Apple’s iPhone 8, its iPhone X, or Samsung’s new Galaxy S8, which runs Google Android? Smartphones have gone through some remarkable changes over the years. How do you determine which is best for you today? First, these are all excellent smartphones that have redefined leadership in the sector.

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Radeon Exec Raja Koduri Has Left AMD

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Raja Koduri led AMD’s GPU design efforts for several years, but he’s bowing out now that Vega is in-market. Lisa Su will lead the business unit temporarily.

The post Radeon Exec Raja Koduri Has Left AMD appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/258644-raja-koduri-leader-amds-radeon-technologies-group-left-company?source=Computing

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Snapchat is getting a new look because it's 'too hard to use'

One of the major complaints about Snapchat over the years has been that it’s too hard to use. As it struggles to grow its userbase, CEO Evan Spiegel has done the unthinkable: he is redesigning the app to make it easier to use.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/08/snapchat-is-getting-new-look-because-its-too-hard-to-use.html

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Back in Black: AMD Returns to Profitability on Excellent Ryzen Results

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AMD turned in its best quarterly results in years last night, landing solidly back in black — no matter how you dice up the numbers.

The post Back in Black: AMD Returns to Profitability on Excellent Ryzen Results appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/257860-back-black-amd-returns-profitability-excellent-ryzen-results?source=Computing

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Kids under 8 watch less TV, spend more time on mobile devices, study finds

The amount of time children under eight years old spend on mobile devices has more than tripled over the past four years, a new study has found.

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Gartner Predicts PC Industry Will Grow, but Only One Part of It

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After declining for the past six years, the PC market might finally start to grow again in 2018 and 2019, but certain categories fare much better than others.

The post Gartner Predicts PC Industry Will Grow, but Only One Part of It appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/257655-gartner-predicts-pc-industry-will-grow?source=Computing

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A Farewell to AIM: AOL Instant Messenger Shutting Down in December

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After 20 years of operation, AOL Instant Messenger (AIM), is finally shutting down. While it hasn’t been popular in years, the service once dominated instant messaging and shaped the clients and products that would follow.

The post A Farewell to AIM: AOL Instant Messenger Shutting Down in December appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/internet/257119-farewell-aim-aol-instant-messenger-shutting-december?source=Computing

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