A fracture-resistant cement could make mile-high skyscrapers possible

Nano-engineered fracture-resistant cement could one day be used to create a building 10 times as high as the world’s current tallest building, without being destroyed under its own weight.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/04/fracture-resistant-cement-could-make-mile-high-skyscrapers-possible.html

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How the iPhone could save your life

An iPhone 8 Plus I’m testing has called 911 by accident a few times. It’s annoying, but it turns out this new iOS “feature” could save lives. Experts say discrete calling is a sign of things to come in making 911 calls work a little better and a little safer, especially in a tense situation.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/03/how-iphone-could-save-your-life.html

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'Invisible' Technologies: What You Can't See Can Hurt You

There are times when it seems like technology can work almost too well. Now, if working too well sounds to you like an impossibility — along the lines of being too rich or too good looking — reflect that there’s more to a technology than end-user experience. In addition to the experience of using the technology, there are other considerations that play a role: things like maintenance, operations and ongoing support. While these considerations are less directly visible to the enterprise end-user, they are nevertheless important.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84852.html?rss=1

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Artificial intelligence could help us see farther into space than ever before

New AI algorithm is 10 million times faster at analyzing images of so-called “gravitational lenses” in space. That means that analysis which previously took months can now be carried out in a fraction a second.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/05/artificial-intelligence-could-help-us-see-farther-into-space-than-ever-before.html

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How to stay private on public Wi-Fi

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times: Avoid doing anything you would not want anyone in the world to know on public Wi-Fi. You may think you’re safe in that busy café or big-name hotel, but public Wi-Fi is a major liability.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/20/how-to-stay-private-on-public-wi-fi.html

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New King Stallion helicopter boosts Marines’ aerial power

King Stallion, the U.S. Marine Corps’ ultra-powerful new helo, can carry an astonishing three times more weight than its predecessor.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/13/new-king-stallion-helicopter-boosts-marines-aerial-power.html

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Researchers increase the storage capacity of DNA to 214 petabytes per gram


This new technique packs 100 times more data into DNA than previous methods.

The post Researchers increase the storage capacity of DNA to 214 petabytes per gram appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/245304-researchers-increase-storage-capacity-dna-214-petabytes-per-gram?source=Computing

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Output vs. Outcomes

How many times have we been lulled into complacency over getting a project or a product done but not necessarily well received, because it was someone else’s gig? This is a great reminder that the job isn’t done simply because we produce something and shove it out the door. It’s also a cue to pay close attention to what our CRM systems tell us. If you look at this idea a certain way, it’s telling us that our concept of a product has changed — it actually changed a long time ago, but old rationales persist.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84303.html?rss=1

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Facebook exaggerated video viewing times for two years

Facebook has revealed it overestimated the average viewing times for videos on its site for two years. In its response to an ad buying agency, the social network revealed the numbers could have been inflated by a whopping 60-80 percent.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/09/23/facebook-exaggerated-video-viewing-times-for-two-years.html

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Watch lightning hit the Empire State Building in spectacular video

A journalist has captured an event that reportedly happens an average of 23 times annually: lighting zapping the Empire State Building.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/07/27/watch-lightning-hit-empire-state-building-in-spectacular-video.html

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Google Fattens Up Entertainment Programming Search Results

Google will begin listing live air times for TV shows in its search results, Danial Alegre, president of global partnerships announced Wednesday in his keynote address at the National Association of Broadcasters trade show in Las Vegas. This new feature will allow users to search for movies and TV shows. Results will show availability on broadcast and cable TV channels, as well as through the streaming and online rentals that Google already lists. This may be just the first step in a larger entertainment play for Google.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83402.html?rss=1

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Apple & Google have faced 63 All Writs Act-related orders to access devices, ACLU says

Article Image The U.S. federal government has invoked the All Writs Act at least 63 times to compel Apple and Google to help unlock devices involved in investigations, the American Civil Liberties Union said on Wednesday.

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