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.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/20/kids-under-8-watch-less-tv-spend-more-time-on-mobile-devices-study-finds.html

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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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DeepMind’s WaveNet Voice Synthesizer Is Live in Google Assistant

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No one knew exactly what DeepMind was up to when it was acquired by Google a few years back. Now DeepMind is an Alphabet company, working on big machine learning problems like how to beat humans at Go, improving AI problem solving, and making computer-generated speech more realistic.

The post DeepMind’s WaveNet Voice Synthesizer Is Live in Google Assistant appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/257110-deepminds-wavenet-voice-synthesizer-live-google-assistant?source=Computing

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Australian startup brings ancient Athens back to life in virtual reality

A VR startup has reconstructed ancient Athens like it appeared 2,000 years ago. Photorealistic and archeologically accurate renditions of famous structures delivered straight through your VR headset.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/04/australian-startup-brings-ancient-athens-back-to-life-in-virtual-reality.html

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Digital Hub Returns


Digital Hub is not a new idea. It’s been percolating for a few years, and its roots can be traced to Dublin, Ireland, where in a cluster of eight buildings, there exists what might be the original hub. In Dublin, it’s made up of 97 companies employing 725 people, and it was given a jumpstart by the government in 2003. Elsewhere, we might be more attuned to the idea of a tech incubator. Fast-forward to today and half a world away in Kuala Lumpur, where Oracle has employed the hub concept to label its SME incubator — and for good reason.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84844.html?rss=1

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Microsoft, Facebook Run Fastest-Ever Cable Underneath the Atlantic

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Microsoft, Facebook, and Telxius have completed the fastest undersea cable in the world years ahead of schedule. It’s fast, it’s long, and Microsoft says it’s as heavy as a bunch of whales. Also, we evidently measure things in whales now.

The post Microsoft, Facebook Run Fastest-Ever Cable Underneath the Atlantic appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/256394-microsoft-facebook-160-terabits-per-second-cable-atlantic?source=Computing

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Tesla Working With AMD on Self-Driving Car Processor

AMD has talked for years about getting into the AI and deep learning game. It looks like the company has made good on those plans, with a new custom chip built specifically for Tesla.

The post Tesla Working With AMD on Self-Driving Car Processor appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/256171-tesla-working-amd-self-driving-car?source=Computing

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Amazon's lack of income tax paid has become an 'uncomfortable question'

Amazon has shown no sign of slowing down in recent years, expanding into areas such as cloud computing, logistics and most recently, firmly entrenching itself in the $800 billion grocery market with its acquisition of Whole Foods.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/19/amazons-lack-income-tax-paid-has-become-uncomfortable-question.html

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Dark Web decodes nun's letter from the 'devil'

For 341 years, scholars and occultists have been trying to decipher a letter purported to be from the Prince of Darkness, and this week, with the help of the Dark Web, they finally cracked the code.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/11/dark-web-decodes-nuns-letter-from-devil.html

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Another alleged Apple television sighting kicks off the rumor mill again

For years, analysts have predicted the coming of an Apple television. Although their prophecies have never come to pass, newly leaked photos indicate that an Apple TV may be in the works.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/17/another-alleged-apple-television-sighting-kicks-off-rumor-mill-again.html

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It’s been five years since NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover landed on the red planet on August 6, 2012. The rover survived the much-publicized “seven minutes of terror” and safely landed near Mount Sharp. The rover accomplished its main goal in less than a year, collecting a rock sample that shows ancient Mars could supported living microbes.

The original article can be found here: http://rss.cnn.com/~r/rss/cnn_tech/~3/M8k35V4VHvc/index.html

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$2.9 Million Pizza-Making Robot Still Can’t Make Pizza

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Rodyman, the pizza-making robot, is having trouble with his pizza, despite four years of work. Will the robot be ready to make dough in time for the Naples Pizza Festival in May 2018?

The post $2.9 Million Pizza-Making Robot Still Can’t Make Pizza appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/254153-2-9-million-dollar-pizza-making-robot-still-cant-make-pizza?source=Computing

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Watch Stephen Colbert grill Anthony Scaramucci following Trump's Charlottesville remarks

Anthony Scaramucci will probably be remembered for years to come for his extremely short stint at Trump’s White House.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/15/watch-stephen-colbert-grill-anthony-scaramucci-following-trump-charlottesville.html

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What Will Rise From Uber's Ashes?


There has been quite a bit of churn in the waters around Uber during the last few years. Now that founder Travis Kalanick is no longer CEO, what does the future look like for the company, workers, drivers, investors and customers? Will Uber continue to grow and lead, or has it seen its best days? Most people connected to the company probably would say the same thing: They want calm but rapid growth. There is now a good possibility for growth if they get the right CEO and right strategy. However, Uber has been like two different companies in recent years.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84734.html?rss=1

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iPhone 8 not delayed after all, coming in these colors

A well-connected analyst says that this year’s iPhone models won’t be delayed, despite earlier reports that said the iPhone 8 may not hit shelves until October or even November.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/09/iphone-8-not-delayed-after-all-coming-in-these-colors.html

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