Heartbreaking video of starving polar bear stirs controversy among conservationists

A video of a starving polar bear recently went viral, tugging at viewers’ heartstrings as the emaciated creature makes its way across an iceless wasteland. Some experts, however, say that the video, which has been seen by millions of people, may not be all that it seems.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/13/heartbreaking-video-starving-polar-bear-stirs-controversy-among-conservationists.html

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Tragic skyscraper plunge: Daredevil climber was planning to propose to his girlfriend the next day

Daredevil climber and social media star Wu Yongning, who recently plunged to his death when scaling a 62-story skyscraper, was reportedly planning to propose to his girlfriend the following day.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/12/tragic-skyscraper-plunge-daredevil-climber-was-planning-to-propose-to-his-girlfriend-next-day.html

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Google Gives Job Searchers Salary, Location Details

Google on Wednesday announced the addition of new functionality for its recently launched job search portal, including features that display salary range and street-level location information. Salary information — among the things users have requested most, according to Google — will improve the likelihood of matching qualified applicants with the jobs they desire. The new tools will give job-posting sites that include estimated salary information increased brand awareness and increased referral traffic.

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Bill Gates firm buys Arizona land for $80 million to create 'smart city'

A real estate investment firm owned by Bill Gates recently bought land in Arizona for $80 million to be developed into a “smart city.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/12/bill-gates-firm-buys-arizona-land-for-80-million-to-create-smart-city.html

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Eavesdropper bug exposes millions of texts, calls

A recently discovered vulnerability affecting almost 700 iOS and Android apps has exposed millions of text messages, calls, and voice recordings, researchers at enterprise mobile threat protection firm Appthority warned Thursday.

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Amazon Sneaks In Third-Party Seller Discounts

Amazon recently began reducing prices on merchandise sold by third-party sellers, ratcheting up its market share competition with discount stores, including Walmart and Dollar General. The company has started to display a new tag, “Discount Provided by Amazon.” Price cuts so far have been a little less than 10 percent on goods sold by independent retailers. Amazon has been making the cuts unilaterally and absorbing the losses itself, in order to provide customers with lower prices on an increasingly important mix of products.

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Taking the News Out of Facebook's News Feed Could Hurt Publishers

A new feature that Facebook recently has been testing in a handful of countries could hurt publishers everywhere if it should roll out globally. The feature removes users’ Liked pages from their main News Feed and aggregates them in a separate space called “Explore.” In the six countries where Facebook has been testing the idea, traffic to news outlets reportedly has dropped 60-80 percent. “Publishers should be terrified by this,” said John Carroll, a mass communications professor at Boston University.

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Cyberthieves Train Their Sights on US Mobile Phone Customers

A relatively new form of cybercrime recently has been plaguing American consumers. Thieves have been hijacking mobile phone account numbers and then transferring services to a different device. Further, hackers have begun using mobile numbers to raid digital wallets and similar accounts. This type of theft has been successful even against the most sophisticated of consumers. Accounts belonging to the chief technologist of the Federal Trade Commission, Lorrie Cranor, are among those that reportedly have been breached.

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Duped by Photoshop: People are Bad at spotting fake photos

Recently, a fake photo of a baby girl with a sparkly piercing in a dimple on her cheek went viral and incited outrage from many who assumed the photo was real.

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Amazon's Echo Show: The Future Is Here

Amazon recently launched its Echo Show, which brings a visual screen to its smart speaker device. The screen changes the Echo experience quite a bit, and I wonder whether we’re ready to start living in what seems like a futuristic Star Trek world. The Echo Show experience is sort of like having a laptop sitting on your table — one that uses artificial intelligence, allows you to speak to it, speaks back to you, and shows you relevant things on its screen. It searches the Web for the answers you’re seeking.

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How to Set Up a Mesh Network for Your Home or Small Office


One of the most exciting developments in home tech recently has been the explosion of mesh networking solutions, which allow nearly seamless distribution of Wi-Fi throughout your home or small office. Here’s how to get started.

The post How to Set Up a Mesh Network for Your Home or Small Office appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/electronics/251626-setting-mesh-network-home-small-office?source=Computing

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Seeding the Next Generation of Consultancies

There’s been a lot written recently about how artificial intelligence, machine learning and automation are going to displace millions of workers. However, these powerful new technologies already have spawned a surge in demand for a new wave of highly skilled consultants to help organizations capitalize on the added business opportunities resulting from the latest innovations. Although the potential business benefits that can be derived from AI, ML and automation are obvious, attaining these benefits requires highly specialized skills.

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Kaspersky Accuses Microsoft of Unfairly Disabling Its Antivirus


Kaspersky recently accused Microsoft of unfair practices for the way it deletes the company’s antivirus during Windows updates. The Russian company has now filed a number of regulatory complaints.

The post Kaspersky Accuses Microsoft of Unfairly Disabling Its Antivirus appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/250471-kaspersky-accuses-microsoft-unfairly-disabling-antivirus?source=Computing

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Twitter inks new streaming deal with NFL after losing live games to Amazon

Twitter recently lost its Thursday Night Football coverage to Amazon. But keen to keep fans on side, the social media company has just signed a new deal with the NFL for fresh content.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/12/twitter-inks-new-streaming-deal-with-nfl-after-losing-live-games-to-amazon.html

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Microsoft Surface head claims there’s ‘no such thing’ as a Surface Pro 5

Microsoft's Surface has gone from a proof of concept into the spearhead of Microsoft's hardware business

Microsoft’s VP of devices recently said there’s ‘no such thing’ as Surface Pro 5, but the remarks are being taken somewhat out of context.

The post Microsoft Surface head claims there’s ‘no such thing’ as a Surface Pro 5 appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/248934-microsoft-surface-head-claims-theres-no-thing-surface-pro-5?source=Computing

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C Spire's Place Among Cable TV Challengers

Cable TV has been facing mounting attacks from new technologies and new competitors. C Spire recently joined the action, announcing plans to enter the pay-TV space. It’s not yet clear what C Spire TV will be, or how it will impact the marketplace. We’ll have to wait for C Spire to spell that out in the coming weeks. What we know so far is that C Spire is a regional player in Mississippi, so the service won’t be available throughout the United States. Also, this pay-TV platform appears to have been developed by MobiTV, which is interesting.

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