CES 2018: This bizarre sexbot can actually swap faces

Though still nascent in terms of sheer numbers, sex robots have increased in popularity in recent years, with Abyss Creations’ ‘Harmony’ RealDoll arguably the most famous one. Creator Matt McMullen has taken Harmony one step further, giving the robot another face, dubbed Solana.

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Post-Equifax Breach, It’s Time for a Digital Universal ID


In the digital age, why are we still using social security numbers for identification?

The post Post-Equifax Breach, It’s Time for a Digital Universal ID appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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Finally Oracle

Oracle showed some very good numbers in its latest earnings announcement. As it begins its second year of aggressive cloud promotion, the company overall is showing significant year-over-year improvements, thanks to its turn to cloud infrastructure, applications and platforms. Yet when read right, the numbers announce the end of the beginning of the end as much as they announce the end of the beginning. Oracle is the last major software vendor to adopt the cloud as its primary medium, and there’s no doubt about its direction.

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Oracle's Numbers

Oracle will announce its Q1 revenue and profit numbers after market close on Wednesday. There’s more than a little excitement about what might be revealed, specifically if the company can continue its rise, thanks to its cloud products. The anticipated answer is yes, for a number of reasons, but there’s also potential for a surprise. First the surprise. The company so far has been posting great numbers for its cloud products, including SaaS, PaaS and IaaS, but it has been careful to note that the improvement was coming from net new business.

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The iPhone 8 might be more expensive than you expect

Apple will soon announce its numbers for the December quarter, and all eyes will be on its new flagship, the iPhone 7. Analysts expect Apple to announce 78 million iPhone sales for the first quarter of the fiscal year 2017, a 4 percent increase from last year.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/01/30/iphone-8-might-be-more-expensive-than-expect.html

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The Sales Process Starts With Retention

Despite the numbers that show how lucrative retention is in an increasingly subscription-driven economy, the emphasis has been on new customer acquisition. That is still true, according to a recent study. Forty-two percent of the firms surveyed said they were increasing their budgets for customer acquisition, while only 33 percent said the budget for retention would increase. New customers always earn sales kudos, but customers kept tend to be taken for granted.

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Bill Gates monitored Microsoft employees' work hours by memorizing their license plates

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates used to memorize employees’ license plate numbers so that he could keep track of when they were arriving at work and leaving.

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Revolutionary new helmet deforms to absorb impacts, could put an end to concussions

Despite the fact football continues to enjoy immense worldwide popularity (estimates put fan numbers at or above 400 million), the sport remains under constant scrutiny for its approach — or lack thereof — to concussions.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/01/14/revolutionary-new-helmet-deforms-to-absorb-impacts-could-put-end-to-concussions.html

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KGI: iPhone sales forecast at 54M in Q3, Apple Watch demand 'tepid' at 4M shipped units

Before Apple reveals official numbers for its third fiscal quarter of 2015, a report from well-connected KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo estimates the company’s iPhone and Mac lineups put in strong performances, tempered somewhat by sluggish iPad and Apple Watch sales. Upcoming hardware like yellow and rose gold Apple Watch Sport models and buffed iMacs could spur sales, however.

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Apple Watch sales estimated at 2.79M, 17% of buyers spring for extra bands

Although Apple has yet to release official Apple Watch sales numbers beyond being “thrilled” about its launch, research firm Slice Intelligence says the company is raking in big profits from Apple-made band accessories, as can be expected.

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Darknet danger: Organs, murder, credit card info all for sale on Internet's underbelly

A new identity, a life-saving kidney, credit card numbers or even the murder of a troublesome business partner are all a few clicks away on the so-called “darkweb,” the seedy underbelly of the Internet that search engines don’t plumb and most people never surf.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/04/23/darknet-danger-organs-murder-credit-card-info-all-for-sale-on-internet/

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Launch day Apple Watch orders estimated at 1M in US, skews toward Sport model

Initial Apple Watch numbers are trickling in and among the first to report was research firm Slice Intelligence, which estimates nearly one million customers in the U.S. preordered the device on Friday.

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Report: Dumb Password Use on the Decline

Millions of Net surfers use obvious passwords to log on to websites, but their numbers appear to be declining. SplashData on Tuesday published its annual list of the top 25 most common — thus worst — passwords leaked online. No. 1 was “123456,” followed by “password” and “12345.” Both “123456” and “password” claimed the top spots in 2013, too, but “12345” was in the No. 17 spot last year. In addition to consecutive numbers, lazy password creators used obvious letter combinations. “Qwerty” was No. 5 on the list. Superheroes also ranked.

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iWork for iCloud gains collaboration with up to 100 people, support for docs up to 1GB

Apple on Tuesday improved the browser-based versions of its Pages, Numbers and Keynote applications, also known as iWork for iCloud, with support for larger files and more collaborating users.

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