Experts discuss the exponentially worsening space debris problem

In under 25 years, the amount of junk big enough to destroy a spacecraft has more than doubled, according to scientists who met at the seventh European Conference on Space Debris in Germany this week.

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Facebook is building a helicopter to help deliver internet access in emergencies

After building a solar-powered plane to help deliver internet access nearly two years ago, Facebook is once again building another aircraft to deploy the internet — this time, in the form of a helicopter.

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CPQ: Boost Selling Performance and Accuracy


They say it can take a product idea 10 years to go from concept to mass-market appeal but that might be only an optimist’s viewpoint. Some of the best ideas in CRM right now have been marinating for at least that long — and some for much longer. Two great examples are analytics and CPQ, which companies like Oracle, Salesforce and others have embraced with passion. Interestingly, each technology has traversed a path that needed other technologies to become fully mature. “Analytics” is an old term for what we now call “machine learning.”

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It’s the end of an era as Intel cancels its Intel Developer Forum, effective immediately

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After nearly 20 years, Intel is cancelling its Intel Developer Forum conferences. The company has not announced what event or events will take their place.

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Artificial intelligence can be as sexist as humans

Artificial intelligence has come a long way in recent years, and algorithms with machine-learning applications are proving skillful at things like playing poker, lip-reading, and, unfortunately, being biased.

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Internet's Biggest Companies Ask FCC to Please Leave Net Neutrality Alone

Here we are again: Years after the last big net neutrality fight, key players are once more setting down their stakes, drawing their lines in the sand, and every other metaphor for preparing to w…

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/12/internet-biggest-companies-ask-fcc-to-please-leave-net-neutrality-alone.html

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Microsoft finally reveals exactly what telemetry Windows 10 collects about your PC

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After over two years of questions, Microsoft is finally opening up on the data it collects and what it does with it.

The post Microsoft finally reveals exactly what telemetry Windows 10 collects about your PC appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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North Korea likely behind $81M hack at the Federal Reserve, report says

North Korea may have been behind last year’s $81 million theft of the Bangladesh central bank’s account at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, according to new evidence.

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Apple Pay promised to make plastic obsolete. Then came wary shoppers, confused clerks

More than two years after its launch, Apple Pay isn’t as ubiquitous as Apple and analysts had expected. Adoption has faltered amid consumers’ security concerns, large retailers’ slow acceptance, and Apple’s relatively paltry marketing.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/05/apple-pay-promised-to-make-plastic-obsolete-then-came-wary-shoppers-confused-clerks.html

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Android surpasses Windows as the most-used operating system worldwide

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After less than nine years, Google’s open source operating system is bigger than Windows.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/mobile/247026-android-surpasses-windows-used-operating-system-worldwide?source=Computing

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3 ways to check out your neighbors

You can live next to people for years and never get to know them. Who are they? What are they doing just beyond that picket fence? They may look normal enough, but are your children safe around them? Do they have a malevolent past?

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/25/3-ways-to-check-out-your-neighbors.html

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Ray Kurzweil predicts computers will be as smart as humans in 12 years

12 years. That’s how long Google’s Director of Engineering Ray Kurzweil thinks it will take for computers to reach human levels of intelligence.

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Scientists stumped by crocodile eggs found in dinosaur nests

Crocodiles and their ancestors have been roaming the Earth for 200 million years, rubbing shoulders (do crocodiles even have shoulders?)

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Levi's and Google have finally unveiled their connected Commuter jacket

Two years after first teasing us with its line of connected clothing, Google and Levi’s have put us out of our misery. The first piece to come out of Project Jacquard is the Commuter Trucker jacket.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/13/levis-and-google-have-finally-unveiled-their-connected-commuter-jacket.html

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California high school makes $24 million from Snapchat IPO

A California high school’s $15,000 investment in Snap five years ago is now worth $24 million following the company’s IPO this week, with many millions more to come.

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Google Cracks Key Security Code, Calls for New Standard


Google on Thursday announced that its two years of collaboration with CWI resulted in the launch of a successful attack against the SHA-1 cryptographic algorithm, a widely used standard protocol used to protect sensitive data in millions of computers. The breakthrough research, led by Marc Stevens of CWI and Ellie Bursztein of Google, shows that the industry needs to send the SHA-1 standard into retirement, Google said, because the attack they were able to generate shows that the algorithm is no longer secure.

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Amazon to Build $1.5B Prime Air Cargo Hub in Kentucky


Amazon, which has moved forward aggressively in recent years to take control of its retail distribution chain, this week announced plans for a $1.5 billion Prime Air cargo hub in Kentucky. Amazon already employs more than 10,000 people at 11 fulfillment centers in the state. The company received about $40 million in government incentives to base its new air cargo hub at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport in Hebron, which will add an additional 2,000 jobs to the local economy.

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