Convicted Russian hacker cashes in on fame with new book, Putin souvenirs

A convicted Belarussian cybercriminal who was part of the biggest data theft in U.S. history said it’s much easier to hack into government computers than it is to break into big banks and credit card company servers.

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Amazon patents bizarre accordion-like chute to deliver packages from its drones

Looking to ever expand ways to deliver goods to its customers, Amazon has patented a way to allow its drones to deliver packages without ever having to land.

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Facebook shut down conservative-leaning employee chat room, report says

Facebook reportedly shut down an online group created as an outlet for employees to speak anonymously last year after discussion about the 2016 election turned heated and alarmed company management, according to Business Insider.

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The War Room: Experiential Security Planning


Ask any security practitioner about ransomware nowadays, and chances are good you’ll get an earful. Recent outbreaks like Petya and WannaCry have left organizations around the world reeling, and statistics show that ransomware is on the rise generally. For example, 62 percent of participants surveyed for ISACA’s recent “Global State of Cybersecurity” survey experienced a ransomware attack in 2016, and 53 percent had a formal process to deal with it. While ransomware is already a big deal, it is set to become an even bigger deal down the road.

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UC San Diego scientists are building tiny nanobots to swim through your stomach

Nanoengineers at UC San Diego have developed tiny micromotor nanobots — around half the width of a human hair in size — capable of swimming through the body to distribute medication.

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Fulfilling the Omnichannel Shopping Imperative


The omnichannel approach to customer contact has become a byword in customer service, but retailers need to do more to make it happen, based on a recent study. Researchers tested 57 metrics across desktop, mobile and in-store buying touchpoints to evaluate the end-to-end omnichannel experience at 30 popular and growing retailers. They focused on four major categories: fulfillment and inventory; personalization; pricing consistency; and in-store signage. Here’s the problem: E-commerce absolutely is killing brick-and-mortar stores.

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Now you can collect some of your Amazon orders in just two minutes

Amazon has launched “Instant Pickup,” a service that lets customers collect items within two minutes of ordering them. The inital pick-up locations are at university campuses in California, Ohio, and Maryland.

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Is that Chanel counterfeit? Artificial intelligence scanner distinguishes real from fake goods

A new machine-learning system developed by researchers from New York University is able to distinguish genuine and counterfeit products by analyzing microscopic characteristics that are invisible to the human eye.

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Robocall scams get craftier as tech industry tries new ways to block practice

Federal agencies are stepping up their efforts to combat robocalls nationwide.

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Meet the combat crop duster, armed and armored to join the fight

Crop dusters regularly fly the skies above America’s heartland, but this combat crop duster is unlike anything Americans have ever seen.

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Apple readies $1B war chest for Hollywood programming

Apple Inc. has set a budget of roughly $1 billion to procure and produce original content over the next year, according to people familiar with the matter—a sign of how serious the iPhone maker is about making a splash in Hollywood.

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Details Leak on Intel’s Upcoming Ice Lake CPU, 10nm Schedule

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Details on Intel’s next-next-generation chip have leaked. Say hello to Ice Lake.

The post Details Leak on Intel’s Upcoming Ice Lake CPU, 10nm Schedule appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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Trump attacks Amazon on Twitter again, says it's 'doing great damage' to retailers

For the second time in a little over a month, President Donald Trump has taken to Twitter to attack Amazon over taxes.

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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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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.

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