US Rep Likens Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to 'Tyranny'


The United States Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has come under increasing fire from Republican lawmakers who now have the Trump administration to back their efforts. Long-time critic Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R.-Texas, who chairs the U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Committee, compared the bureau to a tyranny in a recent interview. Hensarling reportedly is preparing a new version of the Financial Choice Act — the Republican-led effort to repeal and replace the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act — that would include CFPB reforms.

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Google unveils super-resolution ‘zoom-and-enhance’ tech

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Not content with traditional methods of increasing the detail in blurry images, Google researchers have invented a way to add detail by borrowing from other, similar images.

The post Google unveils super-resolution ‘zoom-and-enhance’ tech appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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Feds Need to Bolster Cyberprotection Speed and Range


Providing cybersecurity adequate to meet increasing threats is a perpetual catch-up process. Public sector agencies are particularly sensitive targets, with high visibility not only to the citizens they serve, but also to cyberattackers. Despite the emphasis on cyberprotection spurred by the major OPM breach in 2015, government agencies have struggled to maintain adequate levels of protection. A recent survey uncovered both a lack of speed in detecting and responding to attacks, and weak defenses of the full range of possible attack channels.

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Samsung unveils next-generation 960 Pro, 960 Evo M.2 SSDs with blistering speeds, up to 2TB capacity

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Samsung has unveiled new M.2 SSD drives that break new records for overall performance while increasing storage capacities.

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Alicia Keys and Dave Chappelle are coming for your phone

While some fret about the government coming to take their guns, an increasing number of musicians and comedians are coming for your cellphones.

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Apple News to open to all publishers this week, get public reader metrics by mid-2016

Article Image Apple is opening the iOS 9 News app to all publishers this week, potentially greatly increasing the amount of content on the service, the company revealed on Tuesday.

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The myths of Moore’s law

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Moore’s law has driven computing for nearly 40 years, but an increasing number of companies are acknowledging that it’s coming to an end. Here, we look at some of the myths surrounding Gordon Moore’s prediction and the realities of our current situation.

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Dutch police train eagles to hunt drones

As authorities scramble for effective and advanced ways to counter the increasing number of rogue drones buzzing around our skies, Dutch National Police have come up with something a little more unusual: the mighty eagle.


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Ramping Up Tech Could Give Retailers a CX Edge


Despite all the talk about the customer journey, the increasing use of CRM, the omnichannel approach, and the seamless customer experience, stores still don’t have technology down pat for the holiday rush, according to the “2015 Connected Shoppers Report” Salesforce released last month. “Although major retailers have made investments, many are still dealing with legacy and disconnected systems that don’t recognize the virtual customer from the in-store one,” said analyst Rebecca Wettemann.

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Tools for digital nomads: OneAdaptr Twist Plus and Nimbus USB LED lamp reviews

As an increasing number of knowledge workers turn to lives of perpetual travel, companies have begun to respond to the shifting market with new products designed specifically for them. AppleInsider took a look at two of these: OneAdaptr’s Twist Plus and Nimbus’s USB LED lamp.

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Can I bring my selfie stick? This website tells you

With an increasing number of venues and tourist sites slapping bans on selfie sticks, it’s getting harder to know which places still accept them and which don’t.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/07/28/can-bring-my-selfie-stick-this-website-tells/

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Xiaomi says it's building a patent 'war chest' as part of US launch prep

There’s been increasing speculation about whether Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi has any real intention of entering the U.S. smartphone market.

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Review: CastStudi's Libre Bluetooth keyboard is an ultra-portable workhorse, with some trade-offs

An increasing number of consumers and businesspeople are turning to portable Bluetooth keyboards to increase the productivity potential of their iPad. AppleInsider took a look at one of the latest contenders, CaseStudi’s Libre.



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Apple's mystery vans are so popular, people are making fake ones

While Apple’s radar- and camera-equipped minivans are being spotted with increasing frequency around the U.S., a new sighting this week in Germany served up an interesting twist: a Dodge Caravan that looks like one of Apple’s vehicles, except it’s a fake.



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Intel CEO confident chipmaker can keep powering Apple's Macs by innovating

Amid increasing chatter that Apple may consider migrating the Mac to its own in-house ARM processors, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich on Friday characterized the two firms’ relationship as “strong” and reiterated Intel’s strategy of competing for business based on performance, price, and reliability.



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Samsung beats Apple in customer satisfaction for handsets

With its smartphone-related profits coming under increasing pressure, and a disappointing consumer response to its flagship Galaxy S5 handset following lukewarm reviews for the device, it’s been something of a difficult year for the South Korean tech behemoth.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2014/12/31/samsung-beats-apple-in-customer-satisfaction-for-handsets/

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Teens 'tepid' on Apple Watch as iPhone and iPad steal Android marketshare

According to a recent survey conducted by Piper Jaffray, U.S. teens show steadily increasing demand for iPhone and iPad, but are ho-hum on the prospect of Apple’s upcoming Apple Watch.



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U.S. stock volatility blamed on Apple bears in options market

Increasing volatility in the U.S. stock market is being attributed in part to Apple bears on the options market, who have helped to keep America’s largest publicly traded company at around the $100-per-share level.



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Apple Inc., ARM & Qualcomm aggressively poaching IBM's chip designers

As IBM secretly mulls plans to sell off its increasing outdated processor chip fabs in New York and Vermont, a new wave of mobile chip developers–led by Apple, ARM and Qualcomm–are hiring away many of the top chip designers of the once leading firm.



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SSD shadiness: Kingston and PNY caught bait-and-switching cheaper components after good reviews

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There’s an increasing about of evidence to suggest that certain manufacturers are swapping out SSD hardware behind-the-scenes, and that products are suffering from it. It wouldn’t be acceptable in other markets, and it’s not acceptable here.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/184253-ssd-shadiness-kingston-and-pny-caught-bait-and-switching-cheaper-components-after-good-reviews

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