Drone racing 'the next type of NASCAR,' pilot says

At an off-strip Las Vegas casino this past weekend, 32 individuals from around the world, the youngest at 12-years-old, competed in a burgeoning new sport: drone racing.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/22/drone-racing-next-type-nascar-pilot-says.html

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Black Friday Shoppers Embrace Mobile, Set New Online Records

U.S. retailers crossed a historic new threshold over Thanksgiving weekend as consumers set new records for e-commerce activity and embraced mobile shopping like never before. The record-breaking $5.03 billion spent online on Black Friday — a 17 percent increase from a year ago — was in line with expectations. Consumers spent about $43.42 billion on e-commerce holiday shopping from Nov. 1 to Nov. 26, about 18 percent above a year ago. Mobile devices were used for 54.3 percent of visits and 36.9 percent of online revenue on Black Friday.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84972.html?rss=1

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Hacker targets Sacramento Regional Transit, deletes 30 million files in ransomware attack

A hacker hit Sacramento Regional Transit over the weekend, deleting about 30 million files in a ransomware attack.

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Retailers, Etailers Brace for Invasion of the Black Friday Shoppers

A total of 164 million Americans, or 69 percent of the U.S. population, plan to shop Thanksgiving weekend, according to a new survey by the National Retail Federation. Upwards of 115 million people, or about 70 percent, plan to shop on Black Friday, the report shows, while 78 million plan to shop on Cyber Monday, 71 million on Small Business Saturday, and 32 million on Thanksgiving Day. About 66 percent of consumers said they plan to shop during the weekend to take advantage of special deals and promotions.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84955.html?rss=1

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Apple iPhone 8 leak may have revealed key details of the hotly-anticipated device

A series of weekend leaks may have sapped some of the surprise of Apple’s big product event Tuesday, including the names of the new iPhones.

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Fisherman reels in hammerhead shark off Florida beach, drone video shows

A fisherman got one magnificent catch during the Fourth of July weekend when he reeled in a massive hammerhead shark off the Panama City Beach that was all captured in a drone video.

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Microsoft Confirms Windows Code Leak, but Size, Details Disputed

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Microsoft suffered a significant hack and data leak over the weekend, but the size and scale of the problem may have been smaller than initially reported.

The post Microsoft Confirms Windows Code Leak, but Size, Details Disputed appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/251640-microsoft-confirms-windows-code-leak-size-details-disputed?source=Computing

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Microsoft Bashes NSA Following Massive Ransomware Attacks

Microsoft this weekend unleashed its wrath on the National Security Agency, alleging it was responsible for the ransomware attack that began last week and has spread to thousands of corporate, government and individual computer systems around the world. Microsoft Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith launched a blistering attack on the NSA and governments worldwide, equating the ransomware attack with the U.S. military allowing the theft of a Tomahawk missile cache. “This is an emerging pattern in 2017,” Smith wrote Sunday in an online post.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84531.html?rss=1

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Black Friday's $9B Weekend Haul Shatters Records

Shoppers came out in droves over the Black Friday weekend, spending a record $9.36 billion from Nov. 24-27, a 16.4 percent increase from a year ago, according to data from Adobe Digital Insights. Black Friday sales hit a new record of $3.34 billion, a 21 percent jump from a year ago. This was the first-ever Black Friday with sales exceeding $3 billion. Thanksgiving Day sales came in at $1.93 billion, an 11.5 percent jump from a year ago. Cyber Monday is expected to reach $3.36 billion, a 9.4 percent jump from a year go, according to Adobe.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84110.html?rss=1

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Snapchat unveils $129 sunglasses that can record video in 10-second snippets

In an unexpected if not utterly bizarre move, Snapchat over the weekend introduced a new piece of Snapchat-oriented hardware: Snapchat glasses.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/09/26/snapchat-unveils-129-sunglasses-that-can-record-video-in-10-second-snippets.html

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Florida man's vehicle catches fire after charging Galaxy Note 7 explodes

A Florida family learned the hard way over the Labor Day weekend why the new Samsung Galaxy Note 7s were recalled.

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Nvidia’s GTX 1080, 1070: Faster than Titan X, at a much lower price

Nvidia’s GTX 1080 and 1070 debuted this weekend, and both cards are shaping up as potent competitors in 16nm FinFET. Mainstream availability is just weeks away.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/228006-nvidias-gtx-1080-1070-faster-than-titan-x-at-a-much-lower-price

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4-Inch iPhone: Slow and Steady May Win the Race

Apple appears to have experienced a lost weekend with the 4-inch iPhone SE failing to rack up significant sales. When the period ended, the SE claimed only 0.1 percent of the iPhone market, Localytics reported Monday. “The new phone was unable to take away the iPhone 5’s share, the model it most closely resembled, suggesting that small-screen lovers have not yet been convinced to upgrade from their 5 models to the new iPhone SE,” observed Localytics Marketing Research Analyst Caitlin O’Connell.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83320.html?rss=1

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'Next-generation' Apple Store in Memphis features custom 37-foot display

Article Image Apple this past weekend opened the doors to one of the first “next-generation” Apple Stores to land stateside, and AppleInsider has exclusive photos of the logo-less facade, custom wooden wall installations and massive 37-foot TV display that ties everything together.

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