KRACK Wi-Fi bug: What Apple, Google, more are doing to fix it

The new vulnerability found in Wi-Fi networks may sound scary, but vendors are starting to roll out patches to address the danger.

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Intel Announces ‘Nervana’ Neural Network Processor

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The Nervana NNP is designed from the ground up with this type of computing in mind.

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Apple censored pro-life group by dropping app, activists say

Tech behemoth Apple has suddenly dropped a pro-life prayer application from its App Store after left-wing bloggers complained about it being listed on the store’s directory.

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Helpshift VP Tushar Makhija: Not All Customers Will Help You Make Money


“As services are getting more and more mobile, service needs to get mobile as well,” said Tushar Makhija, vice president of revenue at Helpshift. “If you look at customer service over the last 10 to 15 years, first it was all about average handling time. If you grew quickly as a business, you needed to stack up a call center. The next five to six years were all about self-service, so technology started building up. Today, it is not about time-to-resolution or handling time. It is all about the time-to-cure.

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Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Launches With Mixed Reality Support

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Windows 10’s Fall Creators Update is now available, with a range of improvements and additional features.

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Evolution of the 4th Utility: Fixed Broadband


In-home broadband has become “the fourth utility” in United States households, many of which have multiple connected devices and viewing screens. More than 85 percent of U.S. homes have broadband service, according to Parks Associates, 93 percent of those have DSL, fiber or cable high-speed, fixed-line Internet services. The demand for high-speed fixed broadband is a key contributor to ongoing revenue and profitability for operators, particularly due to declines in pay-TV and landline voice subscribers.

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Microsoft Introduces Surface Book 2 With GTX 1050, 1060 Options

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Microsoft has introduced a new version of its Surface Book 2, with more powerful GPUs and new Intel processors.

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Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 636 Chip with 40 Percent Speed Boost

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The Snapdragon 636 will be one of the first budget SoCs from Qualcomm to have the Kryo CPU cores built-in.

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'Bigfoot' reportedly sighted in Northern California, pictures go viral

The legendary Bigfoot and others like it have reportedly been spotted near a Northern California lake, according to a paranormal investigator.

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Study: Music Improves Customer Experience, Even in Serious Settings


Music can enhance the customer experience even in nontraditional retail environments, suggests a study released Thursday by Mood Media and the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers. The study was conducted in France. Customers had a more favorable experience in five business locations — including gas station, optical, banking, sports apparel and pharmacy locations, the study found. “It’s undeniable that music has an amazing ability to connect on an intimate and personal level,” said Mood Media SVP Danny Turner.

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Salesforce's IoT Strategy


Salesforce is a large and well-disciplined development company. It’s pretty good at marketing too. It continues to innovate in all product areas, from core platform to applications, and the one criticism I’d make is that it’s information overload at times. Lately Salesforce has made a big deal of adding its AI product, Einstein, to every application area to provide insights and stack rank options. Given that this is Einstein’s first year, it’s not surprising that the foundational layer looks similar across all of Salesforce’s disciplines.

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Dramatic video shows daredevil jumping off 800 ft. cliff without a parachute

A viral video shows a a 33-year-old daredevil jumping 800 feet off of a cliff in Yosemite National Park – without wearing a parachute.

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Retailers Slowly Embracing In-Store Tech Tools


Most retailers don’t have the in-store technology to view customer information across various touchpoints, suggests a new study from Kibo. Fifty-eight percent of retailers who participated in the study, released last Thursday, acknowledged they did not have that capability. The study was based on questions posed to 115 retail executives during the Future Stores 2017 conference. “Retailers must have a complete picture of all consumer activities, regardless of buying channel,” said Kibo CMO Tushar Patel.

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Drone hits passenger jet in Canada, the first time it's happened

A passenger jet in Quebec City collided with a drone, the first incident of its kind in Canada and one that prompted a message from the Canadian government reiterating drone flying rules.

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