Samsung has found a way to boost Wi-Fi speeds fivefold

Samsung claims to have developed a 60 GHz Wi-Fi technology that will bridge the gap between theoretical and actual Wi-Fi speeds. The new technology would increase Wi-Fi data transfer speeds to a mark five times higher than currently possible. 

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Your next smartphone or EV will recharge to 70% in just two minutes, thanks to new lithium-ion battery tech

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Scientists at Nangyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore have developed a new lithium-ion battery that can be recharged to 70% capacity in just two minutes. This new lithium-ion battery (LIB) can also endure more than 10,000 charge/discharge cycles — or about 20 times more than current LIBs. Perhaps most excitingly, though, NTU’s new Li-ion tech has already been patented, is compatible with existing battery manufacturing processes, and has ‘attracted interest from the industry.’

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Europeans wary of smartwatch e-wallets, Americans & Chinese more open ahead of Apple Watch launch

Smartwatch-based digital wallets — like Apple’s integrated Passbook and Apple Pay systems — could face an uphill battle in Europe, survey data released on Tuesday suggests, as consumers on the Old Continent seem to eye such devices with relative suspicion, compared to more interesting among American and Chinese consumers.



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New tech helps pilots navigate dangerous volcanic ash plumes

New technology to detect volcanic ash that threatens airplanes could help prevent a repeat of the air traffic chaos that followed a 2010 volcanic eruption in Iceland

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Amazon's retail experiment will also include California 'pop-up' stores for holiday season

In addition to a new permanent fixture in Manhattan, Amazon will be dabbling in the retail market with a pair of new temporary locations in San Francisco and Sacramento this holiday season to push sales of its hardware, the company has confirmed.



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Google joins the VR war, invests in light field ‘cinematic reality’ company Magic Leap

Magic Leap: Submarine in a street
Google is getting into virtual reality. It was only a matter of time: With Google still looking for The Next Big Thing — and Facebook’s acquisition of Oculus VR, Sony’s Project Morpheus, and many other companies and startups taking a fresh look at VR over the last couple of years — it was forced to finally wade in. The target of Google’s affection is a startup called Magic Leap, a secretive company that is developing some kind of ‘cinematic reality’ headset, which uses a ‘digital light field’ to project ultra-realistic images into your eyeballs.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/191909-google-joins-the-vr-war-invests-in-light-field-cinematic-reality-company-magic-leap

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New York City will soon end its school cell phone ban

Originally promised during his mayoral campaign, Mayor Bill de Blasio reiterated that the school cellphone ban will be lifted soon. No firm date for the ban lift was given, though students and parents are happy at the news.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2014/10/14/new-york-city-will-soon-end-its-school-cell-phone-ban/

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Salesforce.com Unleashes Cloud Analytics Tidal Wave


Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff last month tweeted about the tentative agenda for this week’s Dreamforce and caused a tizzy by revealing a keynote session entitled “Analytics Cloud.” Although the company immediately denied that it was planning to unveil such a thing or that Benioff intentionally spilled the beans about the new offering, Salesforce.com did indeed launch its analytics cloud, called “Wave,” when Dreamforce kicked off on Monday. This launch represents a milestone moment for the cloud marketplace.

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Report claims Russian hackers spying on NATO, Ukraine

A group of Russian hackers has exploited a flaw in Microsoft’s Windows operating system to spy on national security targets, including NATO and the Ukrainian government, according to a report by a cybersecurity firm. 

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Hundreds of Dropbox credentials reportedly leaked online, company denies breach

A thread on Reddit late Monday linked to a cache of Dropbox usernames and corresponding passwords allegedly gleaned from a Dropbox breach, but the company maintains its servers were not infiltrated and instead placed blame on an unnamed third-party service.



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Snapchat Hackers Could Be Prosecuted for Child Porn Offenses


Private videos and pictures shared between tens of thousands of Snapchat users — possibly as many as 200,000 — were posted online by hackers over the weekend in an episode dubbed the “Snappening.” Much of the content is sexual, including many nude photos — some possibly of minors. The hackers appear to have gone for maximum embarrassment and humiliation with this particular breach: A document also published online reportedly links many of the hacked images to user names.

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Ireland expected to dissolve 'Double Irish' tax loophole benefitting Apple, others

After pressure from the European Union’s antitrust watchdog, Ireland’s government is expected to announce changes to its tax residency, phasing out the popular multinational tax loophole employed by Apple to save billions of dollars.



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Finland prime minister again blames Apple for destroying national economy

In an interview discussing Finland’s recent sovereign debt downgrade, Prime Minister Alexander Stubb said Apple’s iPhone and iPad helped kill Nokia and the paper industry, both vital cogs in the country’s economy.



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The Intel of things: How the chip giant plans to own IoT

Intel is trying to move swiftly to capitalize on its investment in the Internet of Things. Basis Science, the wearable smart watch company that the chip maker brought earlier this year for a reported $100 million, is set to launch a new device, and Intel is looking to leverage all the data devices like it generate in the era of the quantified self. 

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2014/10/13/intel-things-how-chip-giant-plans-to-own-iot/

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Google's Doctor Is In


Google is offering a limited trial of a feature that offers people conducting searches of medical terms the opportunity to engage in a video chat with a health professional via its Helpouts service. Helpouts, which launched last November, connects users with experts in a variety of fields such as Art & Music, Fitness & Nutrition, and Health. The experts typically charge a fee for their service, but Google will cover all fees for users who engage with a health professional via the new search feature during its test period.

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Purported next-gen iPad Air logic board shows 2GB of RAM, A8X chip

With new iPad Air and iPad mini models expected to be introduced on Thursday, a newly leaked logic board claimed to be from a 2014 iPad Air purports to show an A8X processor, as well as an Elipda RAM module with 2 gigabytes of memory.



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