Meet Braen: A new material that's stronger than steel, more versatile than duct tape

Even if it’s hard to say Braen is the lightest, strongest, and most adaptable material that’s ever been invented, it still seems pretty damn malleable and durable, capable of withstanding over 2,000 pounds of pull strength.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/09/meet-braen-new-material-thats-stronger-than-steel-more-versatile-than-duct-tape.html

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How to make your cell phone self-destruct 'Mission Impossible' style

This cell phone will self-destruct. And so will this battery, this computer chip and a whole spectrum of military electronics – on command – just like a real life version of that iconic moment in “Mission Impossible.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/09/how-to-make-your-cell-phone-self-destruct-mission-impossible-style.html

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Everspin unveils MRAM SSDs aimed at the storage accelerator market

Everspin is moving its MRAM into SSDs and commercial products. Is this the memory standard that will challenge NAND flash for dominance of the storage market?

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/245592-everspin-announces-new-commercial-mram-ssds-aimed-storage-accelerator-market?source=Computing

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Samsung executive confirms plans to move appliance manufacturing to the U.S.

Samsung looks to be making moves … right on over to the United States. According to a report from the Korea Herald, the South Korean tech giant is looking into relocating manufacturing facilities for home appliances to the U.S.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/09/samsung-executive-confirms-plans-to-move-appliance-manufacturing-to-u-s.html

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Too much social media use linked to feelings of isolation

Fans of social media may say that all of that posting and liking helps connect them with others , but a new study finds that spending more time on social media platforms is actually linked to a higher likelihood of feeling socially isolated.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/09/too-much-social-media-use-linked-to-feelings-isolation.html

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HPE to Buy One-Time Rising Star Nimble for $1B Cash


Hewlett Packard Enterprise has announced a deal to acquire flash storage firm Nimble Storage, once viewed as a darling of Wall Street, for $12.50 a share in cash, or $1 billion. HPE also agreed to assume or pay out Nimble Storage’s unvested equity awards, which are valued at $200 million. Upon completion of the deal, Nimble Storage will merge with a unit of HPE and become a subsidiary of the company. The Nimble Storage acquisition is meant to strengthen the breadth of HPE’s offerings as it competes in the mid-to-high end flash storage market.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84357.html?rss=1

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Cooking burgers may not be a human job for much longer if Flippy has its way

It’s never been a particularly sought-after job but flipping burgers may not be a job for humans at all. Meet Flippy, a new “robotic kitchen assistant” from Miso Robotics that will automate the burger-flipping process.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/09/cooking-burgers-may-not-be-human-job-for-much-longer-if-flippy-has-its-way.html

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Electronics store RadioShack files for bankruptcy for second time in 2 years

Troubled electronics retailer RadioShack has filed for bankruptcy for the second time in just over two years.

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Lithium-ion battery inventor touts new battery breakthrough

Not all tech geniuses are barely old enough to shave. For proof, look no further than John Goodenough, who was 57 years old when he co-invented the lithium ion battery, which is very likely the power source for, among other things, the device on which you’re reading this.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/08/lithium-ion-battery-inventor-touts-new-battery-breakthrough.html

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Nvidia, Microsoft announce new HGX-1 hyperscale GPU accelerator for AI workloads

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Nvidia has teamed up with Microsoft to create a new GPU-centric server with flexible interconnects and up to eight GPUs per system.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/245569-nvidia-microsoft-announce-new-hgx-1-hyperscale-gpu-accelerator-ai-workloads?source=Computing

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Salesforce, IBM Kick Off New Artificial Intelligence Era


Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and IBM CEO Ginni Rometty on Monday announced a global strategic partnership to deliver joint solutions leveraging artificial intelligence. Einstein, the AI that powers Salesforce applications, will be connected seamlessly with IBM’s Watson AI platform. The integration is scheduled for availability in the second half, and pricing will be announced at that time. “This brings together two powerhouses — at least in branding — in the AI space,” observed Rebecca Wettemann, VP of research at Nucleus Research.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84355.html?rss=1

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Online Trust Alliance Launches IoT Security Campaign


The Online Trust Alliance is calling on businesses, consumers and government to share responsibility for ensuring that Internet of Things devices are not weaponized, outlining actions that businesses, consumers and government can take to ensure the security and privacy of IoT devices. It calls for a campaign to have retailers and consumers reject IoT products that pose a security threat. OTA Executive Director Craig Spiezle will meet with White House staff, and FTC and FCC commissioners to kickstart efforts to harden IoT security measures.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84354.html?rss=1

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Microsoft now puts ads in Windows 10 File Explorer, because of course

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Some of these things that look very much like ads have started showing up in the file explorer.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/245553-microsoft-now-puts-ads-windows-file-explorer?source=Computing

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Apple responds to CIA iPhone exploits uncovered in new WikiLeaks data dump

WikiLeaks yesterday published an absolute treasure trove of data detailing how the CIA utilizes specialized software and hacking tools to successfully infiltrate, spy on, and in some instances remotely control a vast array of hardware, a list that includes smartphones, web servers, routers and even TVs.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/08/apple-responds-to-cia-iphone-exploits-uncovered-in-new-wikileaks-data-dump.html

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