Area 51: Leaked video purports alien craft being tested at secret military base

A video from noted conspiracy theorists SecureTeam 10 describes what it calls “leaked” footage of an alien craft at Area 51 in Nevada.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/24/area-51-leaked-video-purports-alien-craft-being-tested-at-secret-military-base.html

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T-Mobile engineers in Dallas to fix 911 glitch after baby's death

T-Mobile has sent its top engineers to Dallas to fix with the city calls a life-threatening problem with its mobile phones.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/16/t-mobile-engineers-in-dallas-to-fix-911-glitch-after-babys-death.html

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Ode to Sprint: Somebody Calls You, You Answer Quite Slowly


As I write this, I’m listening to twangy guitar music that calls up vague images of big spiny cactus, dust, and a riderless swaybacked horse. Lots of dust. I’ve been listening to the same few bars for 43 minutes and counting. Every few seconds, the music is interrupted by this: “We apologize for the wait. We are currently experiencing higher than normal volumes and long hold times. If you do not wish to wait, please hang up and call back at a later time, or you may stay on the line, and the next available representative will assist you.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84283.html?rss=1

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Intel announces Project Alloy, a standalone ‘merged reality’ VR headset

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Intel is prepping its own headset for what it calls ‘merged reality’ between augmented and virtual reality. Project Alloy can blend the two in its own wireless headset.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/233847-intel-announces-project-alloy-a-standalone-merged-reality-vr-headset

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Dell customers targeted by phone scams that might be an inside job

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Dell customers have been reporting suspicious phone calls from scammers who know a little too much personal information. Could it be an inside job?

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/220444-dell-customers-targeted-by-phone-scams-that-might-be-an-inside-job

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AT&T's announces NumberSync, a phone number-based version of Apple's Continuity

Article Image While Apple’s Continuity feature allows users to place calls and texts within its own ecosystem of products, AT&T plans to bring those same capabilities to a range of LTE-capable devices sharing the same phone number, regardless of platform, thanks to a new service called NumberSync.

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'Butt dials' straining 911 emergency systems

The emergency dispatchers who handle calls to 911 must grapple with urgent situations, frantic callers and garbled messages.


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Social media prank prompts accidental 911 calls through Apple's Siri

A social media prank is likely responsible for a rash of Siri-based 911 calls made over the weekend in the Canadian city of Regina, Saskatchewan, local police said on Tuesday.



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Containing the Zombie Malware Outbreak


Malware has been turning computers into what security pros calls “zombies” since the turn of the century. Ever since, the security industry has struggled to keep pace with new malware variants to keep the threats in check. An approach called “containerization” adds a promising new way to control the zombie outbreak for good. Just as zombies in pop culture suck the brain power from their victims, certain malware can turn your PC into its own oblivious slave. It creates a zombie-like machine running in the background without you even knowing.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/82090.html?rss=1

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The Growing Robocall Menace


Automated telephone calls, also known as “robocalls,” used to drive me crazy. Then they stopped, and life was quiet, peaceful and beautiful once again, but just for a few short years. Those disturbing calls have started once again, and now they are worse than ever. Why? And how can we stop them? Robocalls typically are for telemarketing purposes. The calls are placed by automated systems. They may consist of recorded messages, or a real person may get on the line to make a telemarketing pitch once a prospect has picked up.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/81969.html?rss=1

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So, what about making phone calls on the Apple Watch?

One of the most-touted features of the Apple Watch is phone calls. But how does it work exactly? The feature has often been couched as the realization of the two-way wrist radio worn by Dick Tracy, a comic strip character who made his debut way back in 1931. Apple CEO Tim Cook made reference to the fictional detective’s radio, designed like a wristwatch, in his March 9 keynote introducing the Apple Watch to the world.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/04/23/so-what-about-making-phone-calls-on-apple-watch/

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Reports: Federal IT Managers Should Look Forward, Not Back


The dynamic world of information technology calls for a future-oriented approach to IT management. However, government agencies too often may be looking backward rather than forward with respect to how they operate IT systems, especially when it comes to investing huge sums of taxpayer money into those resources. Two recent assessments of government IT make the point. While each report focuses on a different aspect of IT management, the reports reinforce each other in stressing the need for government IT staffs to break with past practices.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/81966.html?rss=1

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First look: Apple's streamlined Music app in iOS 8.4 beta

Earlier on Monday, Apple released iOS 8.4 beta with what it calls a “sneak peek” at a redesigned Music app featuring all new content browsing tools, user interface navigation and persistent MiniPlayer.



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Autopilot technology might have saved Germanwings Flight 9525

There are new calls from aviation experts to develop and deploy enhanced crash avoidance software that could take control of an aircraft away from a pilot, if needed, and steer the plane to a safe altitude.

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CES 2015: The week in photos, without leaving your desk

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In what the Consumer Electronics Association calls the biggest CES ever, there was way more to see than anyone could in a week. Here are some of our favorite photo highlights.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/197182-ces-2015-the-week-in-photos-without-leaving-your-desk

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LG announces the world’s first 21:9 gaming monitor with AMD FreeSync support

LG's ultra-wide FreeSync-enabled gaming monitor, model 34UM67
Next week, at CES 2015, LG will introduce what it calls the world’s first ultra-wide (21:9) gaming monitor with AMD’s FreeSync technology — AMD’s alternative to Nvidia’s proprietary and expensive G-Sync. I say ‘world’s first,’ but considering LG hasn’t yet released the monitor, nor given us an expected release date or price, that seems a little bit rich.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/196598-lg-announces-the-worlds-first-219-gaming-monitor-with-amd-freesync-support

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